The United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt. Remote robots have uncovered human skeletal remains - and forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over 700 million years old. As the news of this discovery is leaked across the universe - and a battle rages over the truth of our heritage - the Event Group is tasked to unravel the mystery behind this ancient visitor. Colonel Jack Collins once again leads a team of the world's greatest scientists and philosophers on a journey that will take the Event Group into the realm of space and confront one of humanity's most pressing questions: Could something - or someone - else be coming to finish a war that began almost a billion years ago?
©2007 David Lynn Golemon (P)2014 Recorded Books
I loved this book - there's enough intrigue and action to satisfy my tastes. I've become a devoted advocate of the Event Group series of books. My only problem is that some of the descriptions don't tell you what book in the series they are, in which case, I've just had to guess and plug ahead. Legacy sets up the foundation for any number of follow-on books to carry on the tale begun here, but so far, I haven't stumbled on a sequel. Hopefully there will be one forthcoming. I just finished the Carpathian book, which also leaves the foundation for follow up books, but who knows what such a follow up will be called, or when it will be released. These, to me, are the only shortcomings in the series, but they won't stop me from reading every Event Group book that David writes. I love the characters, the narrator, and the story lines.
An excellent combination of familiar characters, a space anomaly, and action!
As always, you just gotta love Colonel Jack Collins and Sarah Mackintyre (however they're spelled).
There's something out there, and it's coming this way . . .
I wish they'd make movies of this entire series! The characters and story lines are all gripping and exciting - what more could one ask in a movie?
Why did this come out after Overlord?? Otherwise another great Event group novel. Richard Poe is great as ever. The story keeps you going even though if you have overlord you know the ending kinda.
Listening to Legacy (as opposed to previously having read it), I found the story to be even more engrossing and emotional (especially at the end). I found myself using a few tissues to mop up the tears. I especially love the romance between Sarah and Jack, and hope this continues.
Ignoring the "hokey cokey" science, a good adventure!
Amusingly, the App tells me I need to submit at least 15 words .. Which I guess I've done now!
The Event Group saga will never be the best literary find in the world ... It is, however, great fun!
The written dialogue in this story was terrible - very "corny" to the point of embarrassing. The performance of the narrator made it even worse.
The story wasn't so bad but I found myself suffering through the writing in the last 3rd of the book to find out what happens.
I won't get another book by Golemon or one read by Poe
No ... this started on track but after a 1/3 of the book it lost it.
Lost track of the story line . Too much irrelevant dialogue
Narration was ok. Unfortunately couldn't get past the long boring irrelevant dialogue
Disappointment. It was one of my favorite topics. Earth Origins
I am barely half way through the book and have no desire to continue listening.
Middle-aged, married dad of two, living in Northern Burbs of Chicago. Hard Sci Fi addict, and lover of great storytelling. Almost all of my reading is now in audio format.
Ugh. Basically, Clive Cussler but on the moon.
Utterly cliche, worn out, trite and boring. One character actually used the term "Ray Gun." God, really?
The story structure relies on such spoon-fed convenience, that it's not just unbelievable, but annoying. I hate being 5 steps ahead of the narrator. I'm no prodigy, but I found myself thinking things like "...really?" and "no shit," and "great, can we please get on with it?"
And the narrator didn't help matters. He'd be great narrating a mid-70s crime novel. SciFi ain't his gig, though.
I had to quit after 2 hours of eye rolling. Won't be buying anymore Event Group books.
Better editing. I think this book was written by a machine. Golemon appears to have mechanized his writing style. Constant overuse of expressions such as "cursed ", and, esp. "frozen" ( froze their blood, froze in place, froze when they saw , etc. etc. ) made this offering almost unlistenable.
The story lines are now predictable.SPOILER ALERT : No one in the Event Group will ever be harmed it appears, aside from age related issues.
That said, don't be someone from another country who gets involved with this team. Bad things will happen!
I am done with this series after this story.
Nothing jumped out. The monsters were sort of cool.
Anger at the author for the slipshod effort. Poe does his usual high quality presentation, but even he can't put lipstick on this pig.
Unless you are a diehard Event Group fan, I recommend avoiding this offering.
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