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Orion Audiobook
Orion
Written by: 
Ben Bova
Narrated by: 
Stefan Rudnicki
Orion Audiobook

Orion: Orion Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

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What the Critics Say

"Non-stop action and mind-bending concepts combine to make Orion absolutely unforgettable…. Ben Bova brings it to life on a canvas spread over time and space." (Isaac Asimov)

What Members Say

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    Michael DAYTON, OH, United States 09-17-12
    Michael DAYTON, OH, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2011

    MIke Charette

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    "More fantasy, than Science"
    If you could sum up Orion in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, Imaginative, Good


    What did you like best about this story?

    The time travel, and the descriptions of the different time periods.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr Rudnicki is just one of the best, if not the best. He has great range and fantastic delivery.


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

    Ah, It was a god story, though no extreme reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    Ben Bova is really good writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zymu rice lake, wisconsin, United States 03-02-12
    Zymu rice lake, wisconsin, United States 03-02-12 Member Since 2016

    Zymu is a lot like you.

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    "Thank you"

    ¡Gracias! Спасибо! 谢谢! Teşekkürler! آپ کا شکریہ! Salamat! Eskerrik asko! Tak! Σας ευχαριστούμε! Asante! Kiitos! शुक्रिया! Þakka þér! நன்றி! Vielen Dank! Thank You!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Guelph, Ontario, Canada 04-18-11
    Graham Guelph, Ontario, Canada 04-18-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Better than a 3, not quite a 4"

    It took me a chapter or two to get into Rudnicki's style, but once I got the hang of it I really started to like it.

    The book, as a beginning of a series, has good points and bad points. Some of the action is great, some of the philosophical meanderings of the "gods" not so much. I'd probably have a go at the second book in the series, but I have almost a dozen other audio books lined up before it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Tacoma, WA, United States 02-26-11
    James Tacoma, WA, United States 02-26-11
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    "Old School Sci-Fi"

    Very good story...great narration! I don't know if I can make it through the entire series...but would recomend this as a great stand alone novel.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike From Mesa 03-22-11 Member Since 2015

    MikeFromMesa

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    "Disappointing"

    While I do not wish to spoil the story for others who may wish to read it I must say that if I had known that this was Dances With Wolves and Avatar dressed up in new clothes I would not have purchased it, even at the reduced $4.95 price.

    The end, which was supposed to be a big surprise, seemed obvious to me long before the "revelation" and readers who are religious in nature should be warned that this story might not be for them. Overall I was disappointed. I need to stop buying books just because they are on sale ...

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 11-24-10
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 11-24-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Big twist"

    I must admit that I was a bit annoyed at first. The POV was so Euro-centric. But the end made me kinda wonder.

    7 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Andy Canberra, Australia 11-14-11
    Andy Canberra, Australia 11-14-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing... couldn't finish"

    Unfortunately this was one of those books that I couldn't finish, probably because it falls in the fantasy rather than scifi category that I was expecting. It seemed to be a series of episodes of a demi-god trying to defeat a god, of course with neither of them ever dying. It just seemed so pointless. But obviously other reviewers liked it, so maybe it's just not to my taste.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bonnie 04-27-11
    bonnie 04-27-11

    DaWomz

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    "interesting and educational"

    This was a fun way to travel through history .. but I'm not sure if I would want more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lm.copious rancho cucamonga, CA, United States 03-08-11
    lm.copious rancho cucamonga, CA, United States 03-08-11 Member Since 2016

    i love too read and have people read to me...

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    "eh."

    the narator, though he did a good job, his voice was real deep and mono tone. kinda put me to sleep. this book dragged on. i paid for it, so i had to finish it. but, i was seriously debating giving up on more than one occasion. good story though.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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