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Escape Velocity | [Anah Crow, Dianne Fox]

Escape Velocity

Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself.
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Publisher's Summary

Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself.

Sender's desire for other men is forbidden by his faith and his family. He tries to resist his attraction to Elios, who is unlike anyone he's ever known. When he fails, the incredible sex quickly leads to something deeper, forcing Sender to question his long-held beliefs.

Then, duty calls Sender home to the repressed colony of Themis. Will he be forced to give up a future with Elios to honor the ghosts of his past?

First published as Runaway Star, newly revised by the authors.

©2012 Anah Crow (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 03-24-13
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    "Good Performance, Average Story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I felt there wasn't enough conflict to make the story more interesting. The characters were at odds, yes, with one another occasionally, but not enough to make me worry about them. Not really. Also, the sex was almost 'cut-and-paste' in it's similarity.I also would have kept this as a novella, since that's what it originally was apparently, the story didn't stretch well.


    What other book might you compare Escape Velocity to and why?

    I can honestly say I haven't read anything like it to date.


    Which character – as performed by Charles Carr – was your favorite?

    Definately Sender, most similar to Charles Carr.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Definately more conflict and better sex scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Carr has to be commended for his attempt at a 4 year old girl. It was fairly decent, considering how low his natural reading voice was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 03-13-13
    Marilyn GLASTONBURY, CT, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Sqarely in the "decent" category"

    "Decent" as is a satisfying read but nothing to write home about.

    The narrator did a great job of reading as if acting when it came to dialogue - when someone was speaking from pain, joy, etc., you heard it in the narrator's voice. On the other hand, the narrator used an overly effeminate voice inflected with the tones of expression one might hear among men in a hair salon, but the characters were in the military and might or might not have wanted or needed to be inclined that way. Not for all the voices, really just one and spattered throughout others. It doesn't ruin the reading by any means, but was a distraction for me.

    The story is quite predictable, but the details within what you know is going to happen are satisfyingly individual to this story and these characters. You KNOW how it's going to turn out, but it's still an interesting journey. I thought the author's ability to observe people in real life and translate those personalities to writing was above average. A main part of the story included preachiness about views on whether it's ok for men to like men and about how church doctrine (highly similar to Christianity) ruins people and families by telling them what's right and wrong vs. letting them be themselves. It doesn't bother me, but it might be too much for some readers (but then, why would they be reading this book at all?).

    The physical scenes between the main characters (there were none between other characters) fit in well with the story, they were not merely put in gratuitously. They all involved caring and relationship between consenting adults. They were fairly brief and not nermerous, but you definitely wouldn't want anyone but a consenting, interested partner of your own to hear them by mistake.

    I probably should give the book 4 stars instead of just 3, but athough I enjoyed it quite a bit Its just one of many I enjoy quite a bit, so nothing really stands out. On the other hand, it is definitely decent writing and performance all the way around. I guess I'm picky!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Orofino, ID, United States 01-02-13
    Tracy Orofino, ID, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Sic fi meets M/M"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Most likely not . Not a lot of depth to the characters.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable


    What three words best describe Charles Carr’s performance?

    Very good considering.


    Did Escape Velocity inspire you to do anything?

    No


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    J.T. Yuma, AZ, United States 05-26-12
    J.T. Yuma, AZ, United States 05-26-12
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    "Worth the Time to Listen"
    If you could sum up Escape Velocity in three words, what would they be?

    Futuristic; Compelling; Thought-provoking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Escape Velocity?

    When the main male characters finally realized they needed each other to make their lives completed.


    Have you listened to any of Charles Carr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joie California 08-22-13
    Joie California 08-22-13 Member Since 2007

    Jo

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    "Misled"

    Stories about men romance doesn't interest me. I have no problem with anyone who can find love but I can't relate with the characters

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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