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Orphanage: Jason Wander, Book 1 | [Robert Buettner]

Orphanage: Jason Wander, Book 1

Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: Projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like 18-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede. They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with. Their failure is our extinction.
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Publisher's Summary

Mankind's first alien contact tears into Earth: Projectiles launched from Jupiter's moon, Ganymede, vaporize whole cities. Under siege, humanity gambles on one desperate counterstrike. In a spacecraft scavenged from scraps and armed with Vietnam-era weapons, foot soldiers like 18-year-old Jason Wander-orphans that no one will miss-must dare man's first interplanetary voyage and invade Ganymede.

They have one chance to attack, one ship to attack with. Their failure is our extinction.

©2004 Robert Buettner (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Dianne Canada 09-19-13
    Dianne Canada 09-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "worst narrator EVER!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The narrator is so bad the half the time you can't understand him.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orphanage?

    Couldn't begin to tell you. The story wasn't bad but the narration sucked.


    How could the performance have been better?

    the narrator puts the emphasis on the wrong words, adds emphasis where it doesn't belong, and reads in the same tone of voice throughout the book as if every word was the most important in the whole book.


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

    if I could hear this story read by someone who could actually read I might be able to answer this. Every scene was as unimportant as every other scene.


    Any additional comments?

    a new narrator might make a difference but this guy makes buying this book a total waste of money, in I addition to making it one of the most irritating books ever. I gave the story three stars because the story was compelling enough to keep me listening for quite a while before I had to give up due to the irritating narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-06-13
    Richard FOXBORO, MA, United States 09-06-13 Member Since 2012

    A good way to get through the work day.

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    "Not fun at all"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the narration was bad and story wasn't very good either. Had to force myself to finish this book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Would have used another narrator and made the story less slow.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Epstein’s performances?

    No, he was awful.


    Could you see Orphanage being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, the story was not that good.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 04-15-13
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 04-15-13 Member Since 2008
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    "pleasantly suprised"

    I normally dont buy books this short. but i was on my phone and didnt have an time. so i took this from the audible list. its was a good story i am continuing the series even thought the books are short. the narrator is decent i just dont like some of his voices. the story is pretty good but i dont feel some of the friendships and depth of the relationships that he alludes to which i blame for the book being short. but lets get to the good. the story moves along and is a good base, author does not forget how long it takes to get places and he does not overlook some technology. so yeah not a first pick but a good pick

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DocJim Low Prices,Great Service - Please Keep it that way! 02-10-13
    DocJim Low Prices,Great Service - Please Keep it that way! 02-10-13 Member Since 2013

    Dr. Jim Fox -- Former College Professor and Mental Health Therapist

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    "Well Done Story"

    I loved the story, but the story does not stand on its own. It needs a setup and some closure that hints at a series. But besides that, the story was fun and well done and the performance was well done.

    Serious and fun. I look forward to the rest of the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kevin 01-20-13
    kevin 01-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good simple action sci-fi"

    The story is simple with very little technical babble. So if your looking for deep characters and a complex storyline go elsewhere.

    You're going to get simple narratives and lots of action which is exactly what I was looking for.

    Only negative is that the narrator took a bit of getting used to (it's the first time I've used the increase narration speed option). Once I settled into his style I really began to enjoy it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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