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Shadows of the Gods Audiobook

Shadows of the Gods: Crimson Worlds Refugees, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

The fleet fights on...deeper. Farther into the black unknown of space. There is no other path, no way for the lost to go save forward.

Admiral Terrance Compton's fleet is cut off from Earth, deep in the heart of the enemy First Imperium. A third of his people have died in the year his force has been fleeing from its enemies, but he is as determined as ever to find a new home for his people, a way to save his war-torn fleet. His people are running low on everything - food, ammunition, fuel - and the brutal enemy is in relentless pursuit, marshaling all its vast resources to track down and destroy the human refugees. Compton must find a way to replenish his dwindling stores while avoiding the massive enemy forces hunting his fleet from system to system.

Compton seeks an escape, a refuge for his exhausted spacers from the relentless pursuit of their enemies. But they are about to find far more than that as they discover the truth of the distant past and a glimpse of a new future that lies before them. What they learn will shake all they believe...and force them to reconsider who they are. And what victory would look like. The fight has just begun...and the stakes are even higher than any of them had imagined.

©2015 Jay Allan Books Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 03-29-16
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The further they go, the more answers they find"

    Shadow of the Gods is Jay Allan's 2nd installment of the Crimson Worlds Refugee series. The armada, still cut off form Earth, continues to move deeper into First Imperium space and begin to find evidence of old battles that occurred on settled planets. An attempt to grow food, allows for exploration of alien ruins which reveals some answers to what happened to the First Imperium, the origin of the Regent, and even humanity's existence. With new found resolve, along with some epic battles, the slowly dwindling force finally limps off for some bit of respite.

    The sci-fi elements remain largely in the realm of physics with FTL capability, energy weapons, and military robots. DNA tinkering plays prominently for why everything is the way it is. Also unfolding is a pure, diabolically evil artificial intelligence that is not only unlikely to stop, but still is intent on Earth's eventual destruction. The science geek and Mark Harman, both play pivotal roles.

    The narration is well done with an excellent range of voices of both genders.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-20-16 Member Since 2010
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    "INDEED!!!!!!! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDE"

    Story and performance is great but the writing is enough to drive me MAD! Have a listen and you will understand my hell. INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED!

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    David United States 03-05-16
    David United States 03-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Gem in Disguise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Abolutely! I purchased book 1 on sale through audible, and though it had good reviews, I have been disappointed before. It did take me about 15-20 minutes to get hooked, but once hooked, I am only disappointed I have to await book three....hopefully only another week according to the author.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its good solid hard military science fiction with an interesting twist on the origins of humanity.


    What about Jay Snyder’s performance did you like?

    It grew on me. At first, in book 1, I wasn't sure I'd like it, but once the characters and story line filtered in, his reading became very enjoyable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too many to pick just one.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a very good and exciting story line. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kurt 01-25-16
    Kurt 01-25-16
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    "30% Substance 70% Filler"
    What did you like best about Shadows of the Gods? What did you like least?

    The story and performance are very good.


    Any additional comments?

    This book and book 1 of the series should be combined and a new story added that will take the book to a proper end. The story is very good but there is just too much filler. I don't like 5 minutes of telling me how they are going to shoot a flare gun, countless time spend on trivial nothings...[to the author] I get what you are saying the first, second and even third time, but that is enough.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 12-07-16
    Christine Sandy Hook, CT, United States 12-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "...Just no"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A plot / story arc would be great!


    Has Shadows of the Gods turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


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

    I cant compare any one performance os Jay Snyder with any other. They seem to be custom crafted to the story. Jay is a fantastic performer.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    This story can only be described as 1 part high verbosity monologue, 2 parts battle porn, and the tiniest smidgen of a plot.

    I have read and enjoyed other Jay Allan stories, but I was very disappointed in this one.

    The narration, however, was awesome. Kudos to Jay Snyder for breathing life into this story.

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    Chad Geesman 04-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    I like the story, I enjoy the performance, although if I could get paid for counting the number of times I heard the line "going right down their throats" from various, unconnected characters, I'd probably be rich!

    Just seems like a rookie mistake from a good writer.

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    John B. Littlefield 02-21-16

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    "Too many phrase repeats"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadows of the Gods the most enjoyable?

    Very enjoyable story, however several times a phrase was repeated which was not enjoyable, also at times the reading seemed to be rushed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mason I enjoyed his unassuming demeanor.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed it all


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    Scott J. Pigg placerville, ca 02-20-16
    Scott J. Pigg placerville, ca 02-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Likable characters. Unfortunately very repetitive, cliched and predictable."

    Ok so apparently the only way to attack is "right down their throats" which is said pretty much every time they attack a ship. I pretty much guessed exactly what would happen very early on in this book. Also I'm really tired of how often I'm told that the burden of command is so burdening.
    This could be great with a good edit. It would be a lot shorter too.
    Gave this series a second glance hoping the second book would be better. But I'm not likely to continue.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Filler 01-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Emotional Diarrhea"

    For a supposedly "brilliant tactician" admiral Compton is quite dense. It seemed to me clear that any third grader or stoner sci-fi geek ( intellectual equivalents) could see what strategy needed to be followed ant yet the admiral agonizes and goes on and on and on and on with the diatribe and emotional diarrhea about every single decision. Alas he is not the only one either. The "brilliant" scientists also seemed confused about the obvious even when it basically hit them over the head. It really detracted from the story! and "wore" me out. A lot less dialogue and more story telling PLEASE!!! At try at least an eighth grade level next time. It will be a challenge for the stoner sci-fi geeks I know BUT they might enjoy the challenge....like you never know dude

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    msmith3069 02-15-16
    msmith3069 02-15-16
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    "boring.........."

    It takes both books way to long to get to the point and by the time it does you already know what's going to happen . Both books could have been told in a qt of the time it took for Jay Allen to ramble his way through it. I found myself constantly wishing he would just hurry up and get to the point.

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    "yawn"

    talk about stretching out a story line to make a book. the whole story could have been completed in two chapters.

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