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Gibraltar Sun: Gibraltar Earth, Book 2 | [Michael McCollum]

Gibraltar Sun: Gibraltar Earth, Book 2

The expedition to the Crab Nebula has returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable solution?
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The expedition to the Crab Nebula has returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable solution?

While politicians argue, Mark Rykand and Lisa Arden risk everything to spy on the all-powerful enemy that is beginning to wonder at the appearance of mysterious bipeds in their midst…

©2006 Michael McCollum (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 07-17-13
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 07-17-13 Member Since 2012

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Keeps getting better!"

    This series keeps getting better. The first book really pulled you into the story and this book takes it to the next level. Fighting a war against unbelievable odds and any mistake could be the end of the human race.

    The author does a great job progressing the story while giving you glimpses of little things going on that may end up being huge to the story.

    After reading this book I feel like there could be 5 more books in the series and it would not get old at all. Though i think there is only one more book. The plot is so deep and well thought out and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Once again the narrator does a great job with the many characters and keeps you immersed in the story as if you were watching it on TV.

    My one fear is that the next and final (i think) book may be rushed. This is because there is so much more to be told in this story and i can't see how it can be told in one more book while still reaching the potential for this series. I hope i'm wrong on both accounts.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jakub Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 10-18-13
    Jakub Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 10-18-13 Member Since 2010

    Like historical fiction, apocalyptic and post apocalyptic genre, some horror and sci-fi and the occasional main-stream thriller.

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    "Interseting enough to keep going."

    Not as good as the rating made me believe but just interesting enough to keep me listening. A solid 3. Narration is good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AL KEMAH, TX, United States 07-19-13
    AL KEMAH, TX, United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Another great Sci Fi book"
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    Well this was good read. good enough for me to continue to book 3 in this series

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    D. BLAND Columbia, SC 05-07-13
    D. BLAND Columbia, SC 05-07-13 Member Since 2005

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    "Slow start that builds to a riveting climax!"

    Gibraltar Sun spends the first 3 chapters recapping the events of Gibraltar Earth. This is great for readers joining the series at book 2, but a bit tedious for those of us who read the first book. And the author includes just enough new information so that you can't skip these chapters.

    The story takes some time to build. There are 3 "institutes" vying to sell their solutions to the Broa Problem, and the detailed political intrigue is interesting, but I was chomping at the bit to get to the action!

    When we return to "Brinks Base", humanity's Forward Operating Base in Broa Space, things really pick up. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say the climax is a nailbiter. McCollum did a great job of building to a tense situation! Will humanity be discovered, and the plans fail? Will they get away with their prize, so they can fight another day? Well done!

    The narrator is great, I hope to listen to other performances by him.

    I'm heading into Gibraltar Stars immediately!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Detroit 04-29-13
    Colin Detroit 04-29-13 Member Since 2009

    Thanks Audible for your continued support of "This Week in Tech" over at TWiT.tv

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    "Book 2 fits in nicely and the story continues"

    This being the second book I will assume that if you have read the first one then you like it and this review is sorta not needed but I will say a few things, if you want to know more go to my review of the first book.

    This book continues the story nicely and you are hoping that the Humans get things done, you are setup for the next book in the series which is currently the last book (4-29-13) as of now but I hope there are more to come.

    In this book it is confirmed that the Broan empire indeed controls 1 million stars or more and things aren't good for the Humans if they find out they are in the neighborhood so lets hope things go the right way.

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    Chris Annandale, NJ, United States 03-16-14
    Chris Annandale, NJ, United States 03-16-14

    "Audible is the most efficient of high quality entertainment."

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    "Skip books 2 and 3."

    While "Gibraltar Earth" was clever, "Gibraltar Sun" and "Gibraltar Stars" do not live up to the epic potential they were given. While it's fine that their outcome is obvious, it's boring yo take an entirely uninteresting route to get there.

    In "Sun", dramatic situations are resolved too simply. Between them lies countless political meetings which are uninspiring.

    In "Stars", you'll spend the whole book watching the book's progress timer, wondering when the author is going to execute the plan he's created. Sadly, the series doesn't include the execution, only the painstaking and straightforward preparation.

    Save the two credits on "Sun" and "Stars". Your imagination can surely create a more interesting and more complete story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-27-13
    Matthew Ottawa, ON, Canada 08-27-13 Member Since 2008

    Avid audiobook addict!

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    "Boring"

    The first book in this series was very good. It had a fascinating premise and an extremely clever and interesting twist. The series should have ended there. This book is painfully uninteresting. Waste of a credit, but at least I know now to delete the third book from my wishlist.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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