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Dark Space: Dark Space, Book 1 | [Jasper T. Scott]

Dark Space: Dark Space, Book 1

Ten years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race. Now the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space--once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.
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Publisher's Summary

Humanity is defeated.

Ten years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race.

They are hiding.

Now the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space--once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.

They are isolated.

The once galaxy-spanning Imperium of Star Systems is left guarding the gate which is the only way in or out of Dark Space--but not everyone is satisfied with their governance.

©2013 Jasper T. Scott (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Travis Houston, TX 02-09-14
    Travis Houston, TX 02-09-14 Member Since 2010
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    "An upgrade to the lost fleet series."

    I really enjoyed this book, partly because William Dufris is as usual amazing, and partly because this was just really well written. The plot line is engaging, you hate the bad guys, and the hero isn't so noble as is the case in most of these contemporary sci fi books.

    As far as the actual combat I thought they were the best I've read. Better then the lost fleet, and more dramatic. If you like military sci-fi I believe you'll find a lot of enjoyment in this title.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Draper, VA, United States 08-20-14
    Aaron Draper, VA, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2008

    I am a life long Geek, Musician, and Writer ... and Audible just makes reading that much better because now I can "read" even when I might have time, but not the option, like driving and things like that.

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    "Great story and reader, couldn't stop listening!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Space to be better than the print version?

    Probably so since you get to hear the great William Dufris bring the story and it's characters to life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alara/Angel, I liked her fight to survive and how she handled her situation.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    Everything, he is a masterful story reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Which is rare for me, I couldn't stop listening to this book it was so intense and suspenseful and entertaining!!


    Any additional comments?

    This is great pure sci-fi goodness at its best, if you like space sagas you will love this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 08-05-14
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 08-05-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Decently good book."
    If you could sum up Dark Space in three words, what would they be?

    Another reviewer compared to lost fleet. It's a little less science then that if possible. Straight sci fi story. Good with out the long draw on of how long it takes to travel 1000000 miles across a planetary system ect ect that some authored love to tell you about for endless hours. I call it sci fi light which is what I like. So I enjoyed the heck out of the book. A little short for a credit is the only negative I can give this book. Narrator did a decent job. Not sure why others didn't like him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    phillip Elmhurst, IL, United States 05-12-14
    phillip Elmhurst, IL, United States 05-12-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Fun story. Terrible reader."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    William Dufris wrecks this book. It was hard to get through.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Dark Space is a kind of Sci-Fi noir, which is, to me at least, more interesting than epic Sci-Fi. Very few characters. Simple narrative. This is not inherently superior, but with so much Sci-Fi writers aiming for epic status, it's a nice change of pace to read a small story. However, Scott commits the ridiculous Sci-Fi sin of replacing profanity with "space swears". Nothing wrecks an intense scene than when a character says "fracking". It's obtrusive and throws me right out of the narrative. Was this written for kids?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of William Dufris?

    Almost anyone. James Marsters springs to mind. William Dufris reads the book with a corny demeanor that destroys everything. Imagine Patrick Warburton doing a Barney Fife (Don Knots) impression. It's cheesy and annoying. I wish I had listened to a sample before spending money on this.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes, unless William Dufris were in it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Dallas, GA, United States 04-10-14
    Phillip Dallas, GA, United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Dark Space is a Dark Hole"

    This was one of the more painful experiences I have had with Audible books. Since I did not have the written version, I could not be positive if it was the writing or the performance. One thing was clear, however, that the performance/narration was terrible. At times, I felt it was like a high school audio production.

    The story line stretches credibility. The ultimate kicker, however, was that when the story gets to a pivotal point, the reader is informed that you have to buy another book (sequel). That's not going to happen.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Yellowknife, NT, Canada 05-15-14
    Kevin Yellowknife, NT, Canada 05-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "It is dark"
    Would you listen to Dark Space again? Why?

    It is dark and you will question humanities right to survive. The main characters lack any concern beyond themselves and their friends/family leading predictably to disaster.

    Scott makes it a scary statement on a familiar narcissistic society.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Space?

    The betrayal by the "hero" and the scientist of all morality for the sake of their families. Guess how that works out.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    The voices could be confused but overall it was well done.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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