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Aurora: CV-01: Frontiers Saga, Book 1 | [Ryk Brown]

Aurora: CV-01: Frontiers Saga, Book 1

world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....
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A world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman.

What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....

©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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    Joki Helsinki 12-25-13
    Joki Helsinki 12-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Decent Modern Military Sci Fi"

    Aurora CV-01 is a decent modern sci fi with enough characterization and action to keep one eagerly listening. Although the main character might be a bit much of a cliché (the unique snowflake, glib male version), I still enjoyed the story.

    Ethan is the son of a senator and wants as far away from his famous father as possible. He enlists in the fleet - yet despite lackluster scores, manages to be assigned to the fleet's flagship. But he must compete with a very by the book colleague who wants the top position. And a side cast of characters will also have to deal with their own challenges being raw recruits suddenly thrust into an unforgiving situation with an alien threat.

    This felt very captain Kirk and the Kobayashi Maru - the man whose instincts and daring are far more important than by-the-book learning and so can compensate for any situation. Of course, this is a very male-driven book - all the women are 'hotties' and antagonize or sleep with the male characters providing titlation. It was very nun or whore - and as a female myself, it would have been nice to see the women as people and not objects to bag or be annoyed by.

    In the end, I did enjoy this first book in the series and felt the Audible narrator did a decent job.


    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    medicman Plainville, CT, United States 01-22-14
    medicman Plainville, CT, United States 01-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "aint no jack cambell"
    Would you try another book from Ryk Brown and/or Jeffrey Kafer?

    Yes, I am especially disappointed in these book companies or worse authors find it necessary to split one book into two and charge you as if it were four.
    Narrator is good.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Move it along a little quicker.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Decent.


    Could you see Aurora: CV-01 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a decent storyline and what. However wher is the prequel beginning of the story.
    What caused the world collapse, when did the plague hit. Wheren and where did theJund come from?
    How did the data disks get stored and found. Any book shorter than 6 hours is a $7 book.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    w. kelsch lakeside, ca United States 10-21-13
    w. kelsch lakeside, ca United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A decent first book, though a bit adolesent."
    What did you like best about Aurora: CV-01? What did you like least?

    The general storyline is good and pretty original. I disliked the lack of reality in the space battles. (like starwars)


    If you’ve listened to books by Ryk Brown before, how does this one compare?

    No first time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There is a scene where the ship pops up in the middle of a battle.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was a good, though I think the author lacked the concept of physics. The story writes like a star wars or star trek movie. The space battles and flight are very one dimensional, and they don't take in account speed and time dialation. A ship flying at .8 the speed of light isn't going to see anyting out the viewport, or fire and track laser fire. If he would have made it a bit more realistic, like some of the better science fiction authors, it could have been exelent. I tended to roll my eyes in some of the space scenes and wish the author would have done his homework.

    PS, the later stories in the series are better, though he still is way off reality when it comes to space and time.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-15-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-15-14 Member Since 2010

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "I'm gettin book 2, now"

    Through the first two chapters, I was not sure if I was going to like this or not. Although when the young lady says to the young ensign," I think my ass looks great in this dress, what do you think?" I perked up.
    I am a big fan of sarcastic humor and chapter 3 is chocked full of it. There are several more laugh out loud parts in the rest of the book and the action is non-stop once it gets started. Some are calling this Military Sci-Fi, yet the die hard fans of this genre don't seem too happy. I have tried several Military Sci-Fi and I just can't get into them. They are usually filled with long chapters on guns and ammunition etc. I liked the Lost Fleet: Dauntless, but I did not love it. This I love. If this is Military Sci-Fi, then I have found an author that can make it breath for me. I also like that most of the book takes place in space. It surprising how little Science Fiction actually takes place in space.

    This did bring back thoughts of Voyager and of Captain James T. Kirk and of Spock. The Russian Engineer is also a great character (can't believe he is not a Scott.) The story is more complicated then some give it credit. How to figure out who to trust is intriguing. It is short, but I rather pay for a small amount of quality, then for a whole lot of details on how to put together a future gun.

    Narrator is good and adds to the experience.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John C. South Dakota 06-16-14
    John C. South Dakota 06-16-14 Member Since 2003

    Born with earbuds.

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    "90% SciFi, 10% Cheese"
    What did you love best about Aurora: CV-01?

    I have read all 10 books in the series and liked them all. The first two books are a little too cutesy in places--apparently the author thinks this is adding to the book when it's actually taking away. While it's great that the main character is a "natural" rather than the book learning type, he takes a little too much continual dufus pride in this. Also, fiction seems to be littered with characters that do what needs to be done and then fret about it like a little school child. While I dig characters with emotional depth, the books occasionally go overboard.

    Also there's a Messiah gimmick which is pretty cheesy at times and may scare the reader that the books are going to go "Left Behind" which they thankfully don't. If the books didn't keep me interested with battles, espionage, and intergalactic diplomacy, I might have been more annoyed. At some points the military aspects are pretty inauthentic, but at times they are very well done. All-in-all these are better than average, although not exceptional SciFi. I actually found them better than the Lost Fleet books I read because I found the main character in those to be somewhat of a caricature, but I respect those that disagree.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Moulton, AL, United States 02-16-14
    Charles Moulton, AL, United States 02-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good military sci-fi, but over priced"
    Where does Aurora: CV-01 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


    What other book might you compare Aurora: CV-01 to and why?


    Which scene was your favorite?


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to read the rest of this series, but not at these prices. Audible should run a sale on this series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andreas Norway 09-27-14
    Andreas Norway 09-27-14 Member Since 2008
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    "A nice mix of existing concepts"

    The best way I can describe this book is as a mix of Star Trek Voyager, the Odyssey One book series, and the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode "Valiant". It's a nice mix, and one that manages to be largely original while still feeling quite familiar to a science fiction fan.

    The start was a bit slow to me, but once the story gets going, it doesn't stop for a second for the remainder of the book. I found the pace to be just the right mix of progress and detail, and in many ways this reminded me of a pilot for a TV show. That is perhaps not surprising, considering that the books are referred to as "episodes" on the website, a detail the Audible version manages to miss. The production schedule for the book is also very fast pace, with the 12th book being right around the corner now, despite the series and the author himself starting off at the end of 2011. I'm looking forward to seeing how this production schedule works for a scifi series, and it's definitely something I like seeing after being used to forgetting one book by the time the next is out.

    All in all, a good start to a series that I'm looking forward to digging into further!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lasse Rosenkilde Olsen 09-12-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent story with a star trek feel to it."
    Any additional comments?

    Aurora is a classic space exploration book about a untested and untested crew on a space ship, throw into an improbably scenario and an impossible situation.

    First of all the narration of the book is excellent, clear engaging voice that manage to differentiate the characters from each other and there were to me no glaring hiccups in pronunciation. All in all a better then average reading of the book.

    The story has an engaging setting with many potentially interesting connection between the main character and the rest of the characters introduced early creating a somewhat interesting background for the story. Despite this excellent start this is soon dropped and the other characters are either presented as potential love interests or are fairly quickly relegated to semi obscurity in favor of a wealth of female characters that, while potentially strong and individual characters, are more defined by their social relationship with the main character then by their own merits. This character presentation is a bit of a shame as there are several character that have the potential to be interesting but fails to become so as soon as they have been fully introduced to the reader.

    While the story starts out engaging it soon falls into a pattern that seems more like the first episode of a star trek show then anything else, while certainly not full and there is plenty of events happening around the characters, the author fails to be original in the story and there were very few surprises for me at any point in the book. That said I will recommend this story to anyone whom wants to experience a story with strong star trek like feel, that focuses around the struggles and discoveries of a captain and his senior crew (first officer, tactical officer, chief engineer, a scientist, and a few minor a science officer and a medical officer), this first book also introduces a group of rebels under the leadership of a Merrick and his translator/second in command the mysterious green-eyed woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Flemming 08-19-14
    Flemming 08-19-14
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    "One of many"

    While the performance of Jeffrey is pretty good and the story is decent, the overall feel of the book is pretty shallow. It feels more like a part one of a larger book where you have to continue with the rest of the series in order to get a complete book.
    Too expensive for what you get.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 04-01-14
    Mike 04-01-14

    M_iowa

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    "Acceptable, not great"

    Aurora: CV-01 is an acceptable book, a science fiction beach read. The characters are shallow. The writing is mostly tell, not much show. The plot and concept are good.

    Narrator Jeffrey Kafer does a passable job on this book, with the exception of his horrible Russian accent. He plows through the content like a bull dog. His narration does little to enhance the characters, but is acceptable.

    If you don't listen to a lot of audiobooks, you can probably find something better. With that said, this book is fine if you have an extra credit and some extra time.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Great story, despite being occasionaly repetitive"
    Would you listen to Aurora: CV-01 again? Why?

    Yes - It is a compelling story, full of interesting characters and situations, which draws you in. Perfect for a journey.


    What other book might you compare Aurora: CV-01 to, and why?

    Not so much a book I can think of, but it is very similar to the plot of the first 2 episodes of Star Trek- Voyager - in the best possible way.


    What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The tempo at which he reads puts you in mind of the procedures of a military vessel- regular and polished.


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

    The passing of command


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good listen for people who enjoy a good bit of space exploration in their science fiction - give it a go

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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