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Dry Land Audiobook

Dry Land

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Publisher's Summary

When mankind toys with nature, nature fights back.

Astronaut Ted "Shakespeare" Hardiston is setting off on the adventure of a lifetime that will take him the rest of his life. He reluctantly leaves behind his wife, an android/human hybrid, to command the first base on the surface of the moon.

Ted and the crew of space shuttle Liberty complete their mission, gifting the Moon with gravity and an atmosphere. In doing so, they cause mass destruction on the Earth below.

By Ted's side during this ordeal is Codie-5, another hybrid and a genetic duplicate of Ted's wife. Ted, Codie, and the crew must work fast and make sacrifices to save the world.

©2015 Jennifer Anne Seidler (P)2015 Jennifer Anne Seidler

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    Cyndi Marie Michigan 07-05-15
    Cyndi Marie Michigan 07-05-15

    Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.

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    "Very Enjoyable"

    I have never read a book like this before. I enjoyed the characters both human and not. The story was good if not a little short. I very much enjoyed the "Didn't see that coming" plot. I always enjoyed an original story line! The narration was great too.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    mani 08-13-15
    mani 08-13-15
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    I totally enjoyed this book. You are quickly swept up in the fast paced adventure and immediately want to learn more about the fascinating and unique characters. I enjoyed the al "love story" as I was intrigued by the relationship of Ted and Colby.. If you are looking for sci fi, adventure AND romance this has it all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan United States 07-21-15
    Jan United States 07-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A person is a person, even when not quite"

    Welcome to the late 22nd century where nations as we know them are truly changed, and AI has been incredibly advanced. There is work to be done to make the moon habitable, and Ted is one of the select who is capable. First, he must divorce his wife to save her from problems if he is lost to space. Not an auspicious start. But things get better, more complicated, worse, and then just plain bizarre. Do not expect spoilers. This book, while way too short, is too good for you to miss the author's brilliance. Expect fun, puns, Shakespeare, truly awful characterizations (in a groan and bear it way), sex, and selected shorts at the end.
    Ian is simply marvelous with his ability to mimic accents, emotions, and dry wit. Hope to hear him paired with this author for lots more fun!

    I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-14-15
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 07-14-15 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "Great Syfy Listen!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would to anyone who is a fan of this genre...this has it all for the true syfy fan!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dry Land?

    When he thought Colby was dead...Ted was so distraught!


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

    I have not, but I would...he is very good!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    This would be an interesting movie....


    Any additional comments?

    ** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

    I am a huge Syfy fan..so this was right up my alley...Ted and a small crew of astronauts are sent to the moon to complete a mission to make it habitable...well things go wrong and they get stuck there....the twist is these are droid/human hybrids...such a unique and interesting story, and a great addition to the syfy genre....there is romance, and loss in this story...and it was a great quick listen...and I loved the little bonus story at the end!!!

    Thank You Audiobookblast(dot)com

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I am a reader-reviewer, and love to help out all authors, especially up and coming authors.

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    "A definite 4 STAR book!!"

    *I received this in exchange for an honest review.

    This type of book was sort of new for me…the Artificial Intelligence/Robotic type of character, but I found that I enjoyed it. Having some of the characters having that type of characteristics, thrown in with regular humans, and trying to find a way of expansion for Earth on the Moon. Now we all know that the Moon is so extremely important to the balance of the oceans, but obviously not all of the characters take this into consideration in this book.
    It was an enjoyable book with a new look on things. The narrator did well and had great accents. I would definitely recommend this book to others and give it a solid 4 STARS.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 12-23-15
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 12-23-15 Member Since 2011

    All of my reviews are on my blog audiobookreviewer dot com

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    "why is this project so important"

    In the not-too-distant future, the United States is in decline. NASA is barely functioning and in need of international help to get grand ideas like colonizing the moon accomplished. A small group of humans give up their lives on earth to start the process of readying the moon with gravity and atmosphere. They are accompanied by one android on their journey and others waiting for them on the moon. Androids are virtually indistinguishable from humans and many humans have chosen them as mates.

    This novella is generally entertaining, though somewhat confusing when it comes to certain important ideas; one being why do they have to give up their lives on Earth. We never understand why, the moon being pretty close after all. The science is really, really messy too. They turn on atmosphere generators and wham, there is breathable air on the moon AND Earth-equivalent gravity. Uh really, no one saw this as a problem (forget the improbability)? The moon might get pulled into the Earth, for example.

    Anyway that annoying science stuff aside, there are plenty of steamy sex scenes between Ted and his android wife where he puts his “sex” inside her “warmth.” Sounds kind of like stirring soup. The interaction between the captain and Ted is always contentious, but we aren’t given any reason why.

    The story is read by Ian Sorensen, who does an adequate job. His accents are good and his characterizations seem appropriate.

    The book is entertaining enough, but the lack of explanation of so many important data leaves the listener doubting everything. Why the moon, why is this project so important, why risk the safety of the Earth, why can’t they come home, why can’t others go to them, why is the science so sketchy, and more. It feels more like an outline of a story. Just one listener’s opinion.

    The audio includes a short story after the novella.

    Note: probably not appropriate for young teens due to the graphic sex scenes.

    Audiobook provided for review by the author.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    16 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Sci-fi Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Dry Land the most enjoyable?

    I was surprised at two things: that this was essentially a romance (not what I was expecting) and that the science was so well done. I LOVED the science


    What did you like best about this story?

    I am a huge Syfy fan..so this was right up my alley


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he thought Colby was dead...Ted was so distraught


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DecemberRain Utah 10-16-15
    DecemberRain Utah 10-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A thoroughly enjoyable read"

    I was given a free audible edition of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    First of all, I have to say that Ian Sorensen did an amazing job as narrator on this book.

    When I looked him up I was shocked to find only one other book on audible narrated by him. I hope he has projects in the works because I am considering reading that other book for no other reason than because he is the narrator and a narrator makes or breaks the book.

    Now on to the book! What a brilliant imagination Jennifer Seidler has!
    It's really cool to see a woman writing sci-fi and romance into the same story without making it so love focused that it gets icky. That balance can be a tough one but in my opinion she mastered it.
    So if you want to read about people and AI alike walking on the moon, a beautiful love story on the sidelines, plenty of action and an incredibly likeable main character... you have come to the right book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RobertT364 08-03-15
    RobertT364 08-03-15
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    "A fast paced wild ride"

    I enjoyed this short story. I would have loved some more back story on what happened in history to bring everything to present day, but i get that its part of the story as is. I will look into other books by this author.

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    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 06-21-15
    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 06-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Science fiction romance in excellent form!"

    A group of astronauts have been tapped to head to the moon and make it habitable for humans. The tech is all there, just has to be set up and unleashed. Ted ‘Shakespeare’ Hardistan must leave his android/human hybrid wife, Colby, behind as this mission is suppose to take the rest of his life. However, their efforts have unforeseen consequences and now all of the crew must take great risk to make right what they can.

    Wow! I really enjoyed this book. First, we have Ted himself. He’s an interesting character with a propensity for quoting Shakespeare, sometimes at odd times. He’s your typical good guy at first glance. But once the pressure is on, he becomes decisive and even forceful in carrying through on what he believes to be right. Then there is his copilot, ‘Hawkeye’. He’s got a Texas drawl and comes off as a bit of a bully. His story arc is interesting because he started off doing what he thought was right… but later must strive heartily to correct his mistake. Codie, who happens to be a genetic duplicate of Ted’s wife (Colby) is also aboard. Later in the story she plays an important plot point. Ted has a secret, one even he doesn’t know. I didn’t see that coming! But it made good sense and really tied the story together for the second half.

    The mission to turn the Moon into a habitable mini-world for humans is, of course, fascinating. The tech to get this started is glazed over, but the plot holds firm. The crew manages to get everything started without a problem. However, once the moon develops and holds an atmosphere, things go deeply awry on Earth. Again, the physics behind why this is so are just glazed over, as our heroes are much more focused on correcting the issue, if they can. So it’s all very exciting and clips along at a good pace. This is a novella after all, not a lengthy science dissertation wrapped up in fiction form.

    Lastly, there is lovely sexy times. Yes indeed, this was a nice touch. I really enjoy my romance wrapped up in a scfi action flick! Ted and his wife Colby are a beautiful couple and the sex is described in a passionate way. Additionally, this audiobook has 2 short stories about Ted and Colby. One is an origin story and the other takes place after Dry Land and is quite humorous. I appreciate the author adding these in as I wasn’t quite ready to let Ted and Colby go.

    I received this audiobook from the author (via Everything Audiobooks E.A.R.S Facebook page) at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

    The Narration: Ian Sorenson could read out the tax laws and I would happily listen to his voice. Because of him, I pictured Ted as a young Cary Elwes. Sorenson also had a nice, gentle Texas drawl for Hawkeye. His voice for Colby/Codie was feminine and full of assuredness, just like I imagine an android/human blend would sound. He had no hesitation with the sex scenes and, in fact, imbued them with loving and sometimes lustful emotions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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