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Forbidden The Stars: The Interstellar Age Book 1 | [Valmore Daniels]

Forbidden The Stars: The Interstellar Age Book 1

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

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Publisher's Summary

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!

©2010 Valmore Daniels (P)2014 Valmore Daniels

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    John B. Littlefield Claremont, Virginia 06-15-15
    John B. Littlefield Claremont, Virginia 06-15-15

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    "Sound at chapter change enough to drive me nuts"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No The annoying sound at chapter beginning is awful (distracting)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Plot and story ok but drowned out with horrible new chapter sound


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dave Wright’s performances?

    Only if the new chapter sound is not there


    Do you think Forbidden The Stars needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It would be nice, but I will not try unless awful new chapter sound is gone


    Any additional comments?

    Remove new chapter sound!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicholas 08-13-14
    Nicholas 08-13-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Story, Irritating special effects"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Don't buy the audio book, but buy a print edition. The story line is good except for too many details on measurements. Listening to strings of numbers being read over and over is boring. The "squeal" between scenes hurt my ears and had me dreading the end of a scene. The computer text read as "head in a bucket" was hard to follow. Possibly, a preteen kid might enjoy the effects.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No particular favorite.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Squeals and "head in a bucket" computer output.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Forbidden The Stars?

    Detailed lists of numbers and formulas. I am a physicist and it was too much for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the print edition. You skip the irritating special effects and can scan over the boring numeric details.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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