War comes home to the Sol system when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth, with devastating consequences. Facing massive force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power, the crew of the NAC spacecraft, their allies, and the people of Earth must mount a desperate effort to stop them.
Doomed from the start, but with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his ship to the defense of the human race even as the human outposts in Sol system fall one by one before the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.
A first-rate military science fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Homeworld: Odyssey One, the third installment of the Odyssey One Series, continues the exhilarating, hard-pressed action as the Captain Weston faces an overwhelming enemy threatening not just his ship and crew, but the future of Earth as well.
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Actually, I hated the ending...BUT I also LOVED the ending. What can I say? It just came out of left field and took me totally by surprise. Really unexpected!! Can't wait for the book 4.
I'd have to say Weston of course. A real "man's man" in the tradition of the heroes from the books by E E Doc Smith (which I highly recommend).
Just books one and two and loved them both.
I gave the second book in this series a mediocre grade,about a B-, C+. This third installment gets an A++. I loved it. Im not going to be a reviewer that goes into endless details that no one needs to know. But if you read the first two books in this series,this latest book will excite you. Set your dvr to record anything you may want to watch. I finished this book in less than a week. I listened to it any chance i got and at the end of a long day i put it on instead of the mindless garbage on television. This book even made my dog walk,longer and farther because i got so into the story. I cant wait for book 4.
Homeworld is the third (but not final) book in the Odyssey One series. It has a very definite arc ending and fans of the series will find this a satisfying end to that arc with a glimpse of how Currie will continue the series with a new arc in Book 4.
I was hard on Currie in my review of his debut book, Into the Black. There are some of the same weaknesses here (e.g., a tendency to overwrite every scene and strong personal political underpinings) but I have to admit that as soon as I was 10-15 minutes into the book, I was so happy to be back in the Odyssey One universe. Currie has really honed his skills and there are a lot of loose ends or logic jumps in Homeworld. We are back with the characters we've grown to love and it is as comfortable as an old leather armchair in front of the fireplace.
The story starts out with action: the Eastern Block has developed an FTL ship (though different from the Odyssey) and head out to explore the nearest habitable star system. What they don't realize is that they aren't alone and that they can't 'see' the Drazin in their FTL state. Which means they may end up leading the biggest threat in the Galaxy right back to Earth.
The action and focus of this book shifts away from the Colonies and the Prim and instead is mostly about the Terrans. About half way through the book, grab a drink and a good seat because you're going to be riveted as the action cranks up and doesn't let up until the epilogue. Currie doesn't have qualms about killing off main characters and certain he'll ratchet up the stakes in this third book in the series.
I listened to the audible version and although the narrator isn't my favorite, I was glad it was his voice consistently throughout. The strength of Currie's books are the 'everyman' characters - the narrator has a voice quality that complements that approach.
There are very interesting reveals about the enemy and certainly some surprises I never expected as well. It made all the action even more fun when it is all put into context.
In all, I've greatly enjoyed this series so far and appreciate that the first arc is finishing and we are starting on a new one.
I don't write many reviews but this is one series that leaves me longing for more. The writing is exceptional, the story is amazing, and I can't wait for the next installment!
What an amazing thing a book… to step out of our lives, if just for a moment, to a different world of fantastic new ideas and possibilities.
Okay, no messing around! The action is moving along swiftly and, to me, in unexpected ways. If there was one complaint it would be that I have to wait for the next book to be written.
This series would make an amazing movie! If you haven’t read the first two books, buy all three today and you won’t be disappointed!
I stopped listening to another book when I saw this was out. As I've noted on the other books, it's fairly non-stop action. This one was a bit more of a cliff hanger than the other two though.
Yes. Its got a good story the plot is interesting and
Mr Darcie does equally well with all the character voices.
I hate spoilers but it was when the Odyessy was apparently destroyed.
Its a good story with interesting characters. The action is well done and there is enough mystery to the story that it will be interesting to see where it goes since Earth was lost.
This is one of those books that I couldn't put down. I got really annoyed with the way things were explained over and over, and so many cliches! Regardless, I found myself coming back for more. The story makes me want to know what happens next.
Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? I recently listened to "Augustus" while wandering through the Roman Forum. I'm on my third set of "Sleep-Phones". I've been addicted to audible since 2004... I think my friends are starting to suspect I have a problem ;)
This was a good listen, but I kept having to use the "30 Second Reverse Button" on my iPhone to keep up with who was talking, and what was going on... The Narrator seemed to sometimes just say the name of the ship when switching characters without enough of a pause to let you know the people/species talking were about to change... and it seemed like there was a LOT of Character/Race/Species Switching going on that I kept missing.
What may have confused me more was that I had just finished listening to John Ringo's second book in the "Looking Glass Series", "Vorpal Blade", and the two stories were so similar that I kept getting "What was going on in THIS book" confused with "What had happened in Books 1 & 2 of Ringo's Looking Glass Series"...
The similarities included throwing out the same Sci-Fi Movie Quotes at every chance (which I don't mind, it's cute sometimes), and the name "Vorpal" was in Currie's Book also, as well as about the same plot of a "Cobbled Together Faster-Than-Light Spaceship", and a lot of other things that kept causing me to sub-consciously think of the Ringo Series, and then realize that the Plot and Characters in THIS book were different... at that point, when I realized I didn't have a clue who was talking or what was going on, I'd have to back WAY up again and concentrate on listening.
Even though it wasn't a book that I could just listen to "kinda on Autopilot", and it took a LOT of concentration to keep up (Again, some of that may have been MY Fault, since I was in the middle of Ringo's series at the time), once I finished it and "let it settle in my mind", I DID highly enjoy this book in the "Odyssey One" Series. I may go back in a few months and listen to it over again, to make sure I give the story the attention it deserves without constantly thinking about Ringo's books at the same time.
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