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Test of Magnitude Audiobook

Test of Magnitude: The Torian Reclamation, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Revenge is only justice when it can be administered without hatred.

Welcome to the Tora star system, home of the spectacular Cardinal-4 space station overlooking Amulen and Banor, twin worlds that share the same orbit. One visit and you'll understand why this station is the pinnacle of Torian achievement and a wonder of the Erobian Sphere.

Unfortunately, your timing isn't great. Many centuries of peace and prosperity are on the verge of collapsing for members of the Erob coalition as signs of the first interstellar wars loom. The half-breeds tell us it is because we are now forsaking the ancient law, and have thus allowed an evil infection to begin spreading through the galaxy. But those Erob half-breeds have always been a little over-dramatic, haven't they?

Brandon Foss, an unhappily married Virginian in his early 30s, awakes from a strange dream to discover he has been abducted from Earth and kept in cryonic preservation on Amulen for two decades. One other resuscitated human is with him, a real knucklehead who almost seems as alien to Brandon as their reptilian captors. A friendship of convenience forms as the two Earthlings soon become unwittingly intertwined in Torian politics and military affairs - at a time, it turns out, when the Torians desperately need just such intertwining.

This full-length space-adventure novel has been professionally edited and specially formatted for all Kindle devices (including the latest Torian lightpads). We promise a smooth and enjoyable electronic reading experience, complete with a click-able table of contents. Download it today and embark upon your own personal test of magnitude.

©2013 Andrew P. Kasch (P)2015 Andrew P. Kasch

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    Ronald 03-05-15
    Ronald 03-05-15
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    "Great sci-fi story"
    What did you love best about Test of Magnitude?

    The fact that it's now in audio. I actually downloaded the Kindle version a few days ago but simply have not had the time to get very far. Was delighted to see it in audio. If anything it's even better than the text version. There are a few "typos" in the text version which have been fixed in the audio and the reader does an excellent job of bring the story to life. My only complaint...Just checked and the other two books in the series are not yet in audiobook form yet. Hoping that will change soon. Already know I want all three.


    What other book might you compare Test of Magnitude to and why?

    Not books but has elements of both Star Wars and Star Trek while, at the same time creating a whole marvelous world of its own. Great story, marvelous characters. Been a long time since I read a sci-fi story this good.


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

    I have. He's one of my favorite narrators. Does good character voices without going "over the top."


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Original title sounds fine to me.


    Any additional comments?

    Just got this, early this morning before going to work, and between commuting, exercise and other "no-brainier" tasks, I'm already half way done.

    98 of 101 people found this review helpful
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    brya 03-09-15
    brya 03-09-15
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    "Excellent sci-fi s story"
    If you could sum up Test of Magnitude in three words, what would they be?

    action-packed, thought-provoking, fascinating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Test of Magnitude?

    There were a lot of them. Two that stand out are the two humans gradually figuring out what had happened to them and the suspense filled space battle.


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

    He did a great job with the character voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but...much too long.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those books where I found myself driving the long way home or sometimes around the block a few times just so I could keep listening. It is both an incredibly entertaining story and a thought provoking one dealing with intergalactic intrigue, alien abductions, Star wars type battles and suspense etc. etc. Can't say a lot more without giving plot elements away. Suffice it to say it's a wonderful sci-fi story. I hope the other two books in the trilogy will be out soon. With my hectic schedule I seldom have time to sit down and read so audio books are the way to go for me. Very pleased with this one.

    96 of 99 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 03-24-15
    Joe 03-24-15
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    "Great sci-fi story"
    What did you love best about Test of Magnitude?

    Great plot, whole new and very believable universe. Good guys, both human and alien and lots of shades of bad guys. Found myself really caring about the characters..even the alien ones.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mip-7, one of the aliens. Lizard-like creature with lots of depth to him. Amazing!


    What about James Killavey’s performance did you like?

    I thought he did a very good job. Gave characters different voices without getting cartoonish.
    Hope they use him for the rest of the series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    A bit too long for that but I did finish it in just a few days during my daily commute to and from work.


    Any additional comments?

    Really disappointed to find the second and third books in the series are not in audio yet.There's no way I have time to sit down and read them, much as I would like to. I guess I'll just have to wait for them to become audio books...hopefully soon.

    90 of 93 people found this review helpful
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    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 03-27-15
    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 03-27-15
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    "Very good story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Test of Magnitude to be better than the print version?

    I guess...didn't read the print. This version was very good, though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The two humans.


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

    Excellent job with the many voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too long


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable listening experience. I will be looking for more from this author and this narrator.

    82 of 85 people found this review helpful
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    Sheyi 05-21-15
    Sheyi 05-21-15
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    "Fascinating"
    What made the experience of listening to Test of Magnitude the most enjoyable?

    Just a very good story. Author created a whole new world..Universe, actually, and it drew me right in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mip7 - and alien "good guy"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Big Space Battle towards the end. Reminded me of Death Star battle in Star Wars.


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

    The death of Joe and Brandon's reaction too it. Very realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    Good scifi story and very well read. Five stars all around.

    65 of 68 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 08-15-15
    Michelle 08-15-15
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    "Imaginative story!"

    I enjoyed this story very much, it seemed different from most of the sci-fi I have read, and I am a sci-fi fan. The narrator was able to do many different voices, making it easy to discern which character was speaking. I am looking forward to "reading" the next installment.

    46 of 48 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick 05-25-15
    Patrick 05-25-15
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    To any who are sci-fi fans, this has it all.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dereck....60's hippie transported to a galaxy far away!


    Which character – as performed by James Killavey – was your favorite?

    Mip 7


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Title of book sounds fine.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent story and very well read. Can't wait for the next one and I hope they use the same narrator.

    61 of 64 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob 04-05-15
    Jacob 04-05-15
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    "A Whole New Universe"
    Would you listen to Test of Magnitude again? Why?

    Yup....and I intend to, just before getting the next one. Unfortunately, that's not available yet.


    What other book might you compare Test of Magnitude to and why?

    Stars Wars...actually not sure that ever made it into book form but that's the kind of incredibly detailed Universe that's created here.


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

    Really brought it to life. This is the third book I've heard of his and he does not disappoint.
    First time I heard him do "voices." ( The other two were non-fiction.) Was really pleased with his versitility


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No ... too long. Made for a wonderful commute for about a week, though.


    Any additional comments?

    Why aren't the next two in the series in audio?

    73 of 77 people found this review helpful
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    josh 03-31-15
    josh 03-31-15
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    "Really GREAT sci-fi story"
    Where does Test of Magnitude rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best.


    What other book might you compare Test of Magnitude to and why?

    A little like Star Wars in some places.


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

    Good reader and I thought he did a nice job with the many character voices.


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

    Actually, there were a lot of them.


    Any additional comments?

    This story has elements of both Star Wars and Star Trek but still manages to be
    highly original. It has good aliens and bad aliens who all have great depth of
    character. And...two humans who were abducted years ago and end up fighting for
    the good aliens. It even has holy men ( or, holy aliens, actually ) with the
    gift of prophecy. Don't want to give away the plot line except to say it
    was a terrific listen. Can't wait for Book 2 to come out in audio

    73 of 77 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn Assonet, MA, USA 08-19-15
    Glenn Assonet, MA, USA 08-19-15
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    "Good Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if they like sci fi


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mip 7 - likable alien.


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

    Did a good job with many voices.


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

    Not really. Just a lot of fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Glad to see there ia a sequal.

    43 of 45 people found this review helpful

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