Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lie a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey and her crew, the unimaginable facets of this untouched world are about to become reality.The Odyssey's maiden voyage is an epic adventure destined to make history.
Captain Eric Weston and his crew encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people; all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero.
A first-rate military-science-fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing.
©2012 Evan Currie (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I had a colleague recommend this one to me. I tried it out and am having a hard time giving it even two stars.
1. Characters are paper thin, secondary to the story.
2. Plot. WTF?
3. Out of water Military story. I've read much better. Whats up with so many authors taking a group of military persons and putting them into a weird scifi environment where they are fish out of water, but manage to win the day anyhow. Seems like every single one of them has the same plot structure and characters.
I'd recommend the Lost Legion series over this one.
Probably for the space ships. This book worried me at first. I have an extremely short attention span. But even though it started a little slow (for me) I shouldn't have worried. Very soon there were mysteries i wanted answers to, characters I wanted to root for, and impossible situations for me to cheer for when they were overcome.
If you like space opera, or military Sci Fi this is simply one of the best of the genre I have come across. Satisfying fun, and I immediatly purchased the second in the series. And since I can't force myself to finish even the first half of most books I buy that is the biggest complemeint I can pay to a new series.
I'm off to read the second installment now. Fingers Crossed!
Maybe. I liked his first book, "into the black". The trick to battle books is to not let the battles get repetitive. He pulled it off mostly in the first book; however, book 2 was a broken record for battles.
Yes, I bought the second book in the series. Won't buy the 3rd book though.
This book is great. His fault was in the second book. If you consider moving from one battle to the next plot, then read the second book.
INTO THE BLACK: ODYSSEY ONE by Evan C. Currie is a wonderful mix of hard sci-fi and storytelling. Not once in listening to the audible story did I find the technical details, often associated with hard sci-fi, cluttering the novel progression unnecessarily. I easily found myself caught up in the story wondering what was going to happen next. I, also, found myself moved by the characters in a way that only comes from masterful writing. This is a science fiction story that I would heartily recommend to anyone that reads the genre.
This book kept the action moving and kept me wondering.
Great original storyline
I cant wait for the second installment, i have unanswered questions!
Sci Fi Reader
I really enjoyed this. It was smart, believable, exciting military science fiction. The narrator is great, I sure hope the sequel in September is on Audible as well.
There was a great mix of intensity & suspense, and humor and background. The blend was almost optimal.
*Spoiler FREE* The way the crew talks to their Captain was perfect. There were moments that had us nodding with agreement, and other that had us cracking up. Can't say enough that we loved this book!
I have not heard Mr. Darcie as a narrator before. He did a good number of accents to differentiate key characters. I would describe his voice, at times at least, as near deadpan. His timbre changed to suit the moment, though. However, his deadpan tone really ADDED for the humorous moments, in our opinions.
Yes, but we couldn't do so
We are looking forward to Transitioning into book 2!
I am an avid reader of science fiction, adventure and technology. My hobbies consist of PC gaming, movies, 3D printing, and software dev.
This book is a thrilling ride from exploration to combat and sets the tone for a interesting series. Not much focus was placed on actual human behavior but the story had a well formed ark. If unease were an issue they would take a bag...
End of the world and Sci Fi are my favorites with a lot of historical fiction added in
Focus more on the human interactions, motivations and emotions and far less on the machinery that surrounds them.
Probably not unless he makes the move to building characters involved in challenging situations. A walking tour of the technology and layout of the equipment in play is just not as interesting as how humans grapple with the problems at hand.
Yes, the story was the problem not the voice.
I came to Into the Black after finishing Jack Campbell's books and I confess I was looking for more of the same. Naturally, Currie has his own style and at first I was disappointed. However, I stuck with it and was glad I did.
The story begins with humanity's first excursion into deep space with faster than light travel and its discovery, reaction to another humaniod species. While, initially, my reaction was "Ya, right!" I realized that the mystery as to how this improbability came about is one of the continuing themes in the series. Currie includes space, fighter, and ground combat in his novel and does an excellent job of all three. The characters are well rounded and you become invested with them.
My only quibble is with the narration. Darcie doesn't always get the right emphasis. However, the plot is engaging enough to get you through the times you might cringe a bit at the reading.
"A gripping novel"
Hard to put down, one authors idea of mankind discovering he is but a minor part of creation. Slightly biased In favour of mankind wins but a great audible, in car, home and headphones..filling the spare hours
"an interesting concept for SiFi buffs."
an interesting story though the central characters came over as 2 dimensional.
the characters, and the story, would have neen greatly improved with a little more depth .
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