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Mass Effect Audiobook

Mass Effect: Revelation

After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose?
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Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust, and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy...one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.

©2007 BioWare Corp.; (P)2008 Tantor

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    Kris Letain 05-16-15
    Kris Letain 05-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great prequel story to the first game"

    This book fleshes out the backstory for both Capt Anderson and Saren, focusing on the events leading up to and including the incident mentioned in the first game where Anderson was being considered for Spectre status.

    My only criticism would be that they didn't spend more time on the First Contact War.

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    Joseph Glaser 05-09-15
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    "Love it!"

    Love the Mass Effect world and the thrills in this awesome story line that is a build up to the games :)

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    jimmy 04-17-15
    jimmy 04-17-15
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    "Awesome"

    I have always wanted to read these books cause I'm a big fan of the mass effect games and just can't get enough of them.

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    Stefka 03-21-15
    Stefka 03-21-15 Member Since 2014

    I very much enjoy good, humorous science fiction novels.

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    "Fills Some Gaps Prior to First Mass Effect Game"

    I love the Mass Effect universe. I thoroughly enjoyed playing through all the games and when I saw there are Mass Effect books, I immediately spent Audible credits. "Shut up and take my money, Audible!" So, about the book itself, there was a very brief plot build-up about the First Contact War in the very beginning of the book, which I got super excited about. I thought "Oh, man! How cool! A war novel about the First Contact War!" but I was wrong. After this brief mention the rest of this book is pretty much all about how Saren and Anderson met and what led Saren to become a Reaper agent. I mean, I really enjoyed this book, and I bought the other two consecutive ones in the series. There's some really cool character development you see here that you would have never been able to see in the games. If you are a real Mass Effect fan you would happily give your money to Audible (or get these books from the library) and listen/read the entire series.

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    Jeremy 03-03-15
    Jeremy 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mass Effect fan's dream of a back story"

    Love it, the story is very thought out and had me at the edge of my seat. And I loved being surrounded by mass effect lore all over again.

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    Ryan M. Gapen 03-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Way better than I would have expected"

    I have read other books by Drew karpyshyn and they were good. The Darth Bane books are probably my favorite of all the star wars novels. I put this one off for some reason though. It was in my wish list for about a year or so before I bought it. He does such a great job of making me feel like I'm there. The story is great, with so much detail, exploration, and mystery. I'm hooked and will be reading the rest of the series for sure.

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    J. Richmond Richmond, IN 02-24-15
    J. Richmond Richmond, IN 02-24-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Surprise"

    This is actually a very good tie-in novel to go with bioware's Mass Effect series of games. Solid sci-fi, well read, and fun. This book can work for anyone whether hey have played the games or not.

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    Amazon Customer Cleveland 01-29-15
    Amazon Customer Cleveland 01-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Just average, nothing special. storyline is unique"

    overall, it was just ok. storyline itself was unique, but the quality of character development was lacking. it was somewhat superficial.

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    Ben Drexl Spokane, WA 01-13-15
    Ben Drexl Spokane, WA 01-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "As a fan, it was just OK."

    We learn more about Anderson's back story, and Saren's motives leading up to ME1, but in the end I didn't feel satisfied with either...

    Author doesn't seem to have the imagination or sci-fi chops to bring the ME universe to life.

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    David Florist 12-01-14
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    "Excellent intro to the Video Game: Mass Effect"
    If you could sum up Mass Effect in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent Introduction to ME.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mass Effect?

    I'd have to say that when Saren, Anderson & Skarr meet up for the first time at Grissom's house to duke it out. To me, that was the tipping point of the story. From there, the whole rest of the story fell into place with chasing down Edan Had'dah on Camala.


    Have you listened to any of David Colacci’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first book narrated by mr. Colacci. He did an excellent job capturing the voices for the characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Well having played the video game prior to the book I had an idea of what the Artifact was the whole time. It was a great segue into the video game and prepared the reader/listener for whats to come in the video game.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a good read/listen. A great segue into the video game series! The story was a little shaky, pretty cut and dry. I thought there would be more background on Saren, but you do get a sense of his personality going into the video game. If you're a fan of the series, it's a must read!

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