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Moon Wreck: The Slaver Wars, Book 1 | [Raymond L. Weil]

Moon Wreck: The Slaver Wars, Book 1

Disaster has struck the first Moon landing to be attempted in years. Commander Jason Strong and his fellow lunar explorer Greg Johnson have become stranded with no way home. In desperation, they set off in their lunar rover to check out an anomaly they discovered on their descent. What they find will shake their beliefs and what they know of human history. It is the beginning of an adventure that will take them far out into the Solar System and to a discovery that is beyond belief.
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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, all three short stories that introduce The Slaver Wars science fiction series are together. The Slaver Wars has currently sold over 100,000 copies. Listen to how it all began.

Disaster has struck the first Moon landing to be attempted in years. Commander Jason Strong and his fellow lunar explorer Greg Johnson have become stranded with no way home. In desperation, they set off in their lunar rover to check out an anomaly they discovered on their descent. What they find will shake their beliefs and what they know of human history. It is the beginning of an adventure that will take them far out into the Solar System and to a discovery that is beyond belief.

©2014 Raymond L. Weil (P)2014 Raymond L. Weil

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    Natalie United States 09-19-14
    Natalie United States 09-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome Series!"

    This is an incredible series! I didn't listen to this book first I started with The Slaver Wars: Alien Contact: The Slaver Wars Book Two (The Slaver Wars Book One) (Volume 1).

    It was absolutely amazing! Looks of action, epic battles scenes, and just wow! Excellent story, don't want to give too many spoilers,but very exciting. After hearing and listening to that, I then listened to this one, which is a slower pace but provides much of the now what? After you hear Alien Contact.

    Personally, I think you should start with Alien Contact, before listening to this, or it won't be as powerful!

    Great series! Really good voice acting too!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 07-04-14
    Daniel 07-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Novice sci-fi author"

    A moon landing goes bad after encountering interference that breaks down the lander’s on-board computerized systems. Two astronauts—now being stranded on the Moon—discovers a powerful artificial intelligence and an approaching threat to Earth while investigating the source of the interference.

    The story is simple, the plot line is simple, the premise is shallow, and the characters act like robots reading a script of their expected emotional reactions. There is no connection between their emotions and their behavior. Having read more than my fair share of sci-fi books, it is easy to tell that Raymond L. Weil is a novice sci-fi author.

    The aliens are, of course, fully fluent in English and no Earth customs surprises them.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Dallas, TX, USA 07-09-14
    Ron Dallas, TX, USA 07-09-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Complete waste of time!"
    Would you try another book from Raymond L. Weil and/or Liam Owen?

    NO! This author must loath the editing process or the "editor" should be shot. There are so many "WTF" and "Are you serious?" moments that the book was complete unenjoyable.


    Has Moon Wreck turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But if this was one of my first ventures into I would be very concerned about wasting more time.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Give the performer a better script and I am sure he could have been better. Seriously, there was not much to work with here.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Moon Wreck?

    Well, I would have suggested a few things.

    1) The premise is pretty good. Begin there and rethink everything.
    2) Rethink the characters and their motivations.
    3) Stop endlessly reminding people of concepts and events that just happened. It is unnecessary and annoying. People do not want to be annoyed while reading things. So stop reminding then of those annoying things. Like the times that you restate some event or concept that just happened. Those things can be annoying. ;)
    4) Spend TIME explaining things like how everyone speaks english, has similar gestures, similar rank structure. Also, come up with a better reason for the similarities and accentuate the differences. (of course you have to actually have differences to accentuate first). This is supposed to be a race of humans that evolved and lived on multiple worlds independently from earth. You might want to spend some time addressing how the hell that is possible.

    That would be session 1 of about 50 meetings. This entire book needed 3 more years of development.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think I can express in words how bad this entire thing is. I'm not sure what possessed this author to think this was done enough to produce a book or series out of. It is an ill conceived and ill explained nightmare of ineptness. Horrible, terrible, and easily the shittiest attempt at Science Fiction I have had the unfortunate opportunity to witness in at least 5 years.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Non nobis 01-15-15
    Non nobis 01-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stop whining!"
    Any additional comments?

    Big fan of the jaundra but I don't usually write reviews. The incessant whining by ex-military test pilots, commercial space pioneers, and the first earthers to travel FTL and all they do is incessantly whine about missing family! Get another job if you so want to stay home! You are explores for Pete's sake COWBOY UP! Yes deployments are difficult got it the first six times. It is a novel move on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 10-14-14
    Frank 10-14-14 Member Since 2011

    IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

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    "A book of cliches"

    I just got done listing to this book. I will be returning it..
    So much more could have been done with the base concept in the book.
    I was hopping for something in the Lost Fleet or Kris Longknife type of space adventure.
    I was very disappointed. The authors writing style needs lots of work.

    Example: At one point everyone on the bridge of a ship or two were introduced along a few "interesting" details about each. Now I am sorry, but most folks will only remember the names of one or two key characters. One should concentrate on developing them. Not giving me useless personal details on folks I may on hear about only one time. It got to the point I just did not care any more.

    As one reviewer also pointed out this author has a very limited view of professionalism of woman kind. Example: One of the first things a female computer expert wants to do is give the newly found alien ship the woman's touch. What??? There is more stuff like this...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael US 06-30-14
    Michael US 06-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Audiobook and Series"

    Read this and the first two books of the series and I'm hooked! Great action! Especially in Book 2. Don't want to give any spoilers, but really great series! Also the narration and effects are great! Highly recommend!

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Author"

    I had come to the end of my books that I was listening to and searching for another good book to listen too and I think that I have found that with this Author, I couldn't take my earphones off once I started and cannot wait for the rest of this series to come along.
    (The storey line is a bit like Battle Star Galactica in some ways)
    I would recomend these stories to other listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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