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Forging Zero: The Legend of ZERO | [Sara King]

Forging Zero: The Legend of ZERO

The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie...but first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.
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Publisher's Summary

The Legend of Zero begins the epic journey of 14-year-old Joe Dobbs in a post-apocalyptic universe following a massive alien invasion of Earth. The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence.

Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine-chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie. But first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

©2012 Sara Jean King (P)2013 Sara Jean King

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    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 01-01-14
    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Imaginative and Emotional"

    Some stories are plot-based, others are character-based. This story is the latter, and it is the characters that make this story shine. Ms. King does an excellent job of creating a universe so alien from Earth that it is truly alien. Humans are the new species on the block, weak, and defenseless. The horrors the protagonists endure, the losses, and the transformations are all part of a compelling listen. This is different and worth listening to.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael New Orleans, LA 02-07-14
    Michael New Orleans, LA 02-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hey, Where's My Tour De Force?"

    Certain sub genres in Science fiction attract so many of us, myself included. Dystopia, Zombie, Space Opera.

    However, "Underdog Versus The Overlords" is one that so many readers, listeners and moviegoers truly enjoy. You know it - Fledgling space teen struggles against an overpowering evil space force, and eventually wins. Think Star Wars, Ender's Game, Starship Troopers, and so many others that are worthy the genre, each a "tour de force."

    Then, there's those in that genre that fall a bit flat. Sort of a "meh." Yes, they have the overall formula in the mix. Of course, the underdog is firmly in place. The overlords are waiting in the wings, costumed and ready, waiting for their cue. Then, the curtain rises, and it trips, stumbles and eventually falls. And it's not pretty. Perhaps it's poor storyline execution. Might be weak character development. Could be tepid writing. Maybe all of the above.

    Now, don' get me wrong - For light reading or listening, it will get a modest following, but for those looking for a "tour de force," in the genre, it falls flat, and any followups in the series are passed over, because the work is, in a word, forgettable.

    This is one of those. It has the right elements in place, but it falls short. It's forgettable.

    I am TOTALLY confident that I will get negative feedback from some, but if this is an honest review there it is. I must be true to those who expect an honest review. And of course, to myself. For me, the series ends here.

    And I was so looking forward to my Tour De Force.

    16 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 08-04-15
    Andrew Pollack Cumberland, Maine USA 08-04-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Production issues and some immaturity but fun"

    GACK! Stop with the sound effects, Please! (more on that later)

    This is the second Sara King book I've read, and like the first one, I found it very creative, very descriptive, and the prose well constructed. So why isn't it a great book? There's something very amateur about it. There is very little respect for many of the characters. Oh sure the protagonist gets treated with soft gloves, and one or two of the author's favorites are consistent and enjoyable, but the rest are furniture and their personalities change as needed. Like the other King book, this one doesn't shy away from some issues of sex in it's characters -- but also like the other book, much of what is described is painfully juvenile. I would expect scenes like that written by a 14-year-old, not an adult woman.

    As to some serious production issues -- although Liam Owen does a solid job and has great range for characters, some of the attempts to add effects to the production were really annoying. They had some kind of bell/tinkle effect between sections, I suppose to signify the change from one section to another as some authors might do with a line of asterisks or something. Not a horrible idea, but it was done much louder than it should have been, out of nowhere and louder than any of the text being read. It was jarring and annoying. The use of sound chamber effects (like an echo chamber) to cover certain things said were more distraction than helpful and were often out of sync. Another production issue is that when the various chapters were patched together, not enough empty space was placed before the new chapter number was read. So the last sentence in one chapter would end, and with almost no pause at all -- not even as much as for a sentence end, suddenly you'd hear, "Chapter 23..." like there wasn't even a period after the last sentence. It was just poorly managed and should be re-done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 08-04-15
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    "Not my favorite"

    Story was somewhat original and interesting, but I found myself drifting away frequently while listening to it. The reader does an ok job for some characters, but all of the military leaders that seemed like they were leading a yoga class instead of a group of recruits. Also, please add some pauses between chapters. It sounded like half the book was a run-on sentence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    marcus TUCSON, AZ, United States 07-12-15
    marcus TUCSON, AZ, United States 07-12-15 Member Since 2011

    Knowledge is power

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    "If you liked Ender than your going to love Zero"

    It's was a truly awesome book with a very unique universe setup by the author.

    The cultures and the alien swearing are great.
    Very funny at times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 07-06-15
    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is a classic Sci Fi book"

    There's always one, isn't there? In any Science Fiction book, there's one guy, or gal, who isn't the "run of the mill" type. He's ... well... OK. take this the right way... Special.

    OK. Stop laughing. Because I'm serious. That's what this is about. From the time the aliens draft our hero, they have to name him "Zero" because they brought him along when they shouldn't have. And he, then, proceeds to show them why they shouldn't have, in spades.

    I really enjoyed this book. If you're a Science Fiction fan, I believe you will too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 06-19-15
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 06-19-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book allot of fun."

    I can't tell is this is a young adult book or not. There are a few well placed cuss words and a couple of sexual scenes. That doesn't bother me. It was a surprise, this was a fun and imaginative story. I'm normally not a fan of the narrator and almost didn't get the book because of him but he did an amazing job. It kept me up número use nights till I finished it. Her made up words, aliens, and made up bad words are second to none, the story has a couple good twists to it. I didn't find any chapter boring. Well done hope you enjoy as much as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-05-15

    my business

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    "Keeps you in a fim grip!"
    Where does Forging Zero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was great! It started out with excitement right from the first page and never let go. The author did not pull any punches and kept the reader invested in the characters and the trials they suffered. I could not stop listening! The only complaint I have is that the other two books in the series are not on audible. I will get the kindle version though so I can have the whole story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Libby is my favorite! She was one tough cookie right from the start and she had plenty of smarts!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Joe stops the bullying in the cafeteria!! Loved it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    there were a bunch of those.


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    Wendy 05-30-15
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    "Amazing voice actor."

    Terrific story . I followed the list of books read by Liam Owen since I enjoy his character creation. I understand the book has a sequel,( not yet on audible) but this story is complete in itself.

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    Robert A Dean Jr 05-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "That Chime…"

    Great story with a great voice performance. With that being said there is a chime used in this production that is loud, brash, and terrifying when not expected. The first time it sounded I almost crashed my car. It had the same effect on my wife...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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