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The Galactic Mage (Volume 1) | [John Daulton]

The Galactic Mage (Volume 1)

Altin Meade is a sorcerer with a curse. Seeking to avoid a looming doom, he sets his magical sights on the stars--a quest that will likely bring about the very consequence he's seeking to escape. Far across the galaxy, Ensign Orli Pewter of planet Earth has a looming doom of her own--one of loneliness, depression and, worse, a race of genocidal aliens known as Hostiles seeking to destroy humanity.
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Publisher's Summary

Altin Meade is a sorcerer with a curse. Seeking to avoid a looming doom, he sets his magical sights on the stars--a quest that will likely bring about the very consequence he's seeking to escape.

Far across the galaxy, Ensign Orli Pewter of planet Earth has a looming doom of her own--one of loneliness, depression and, worse, a race of genocidal aliens known as Hostiles seeking to destroy humanity. Trapped aboard a spaceship she never asked to be upon, Orli is in a fight for both her life and her sanity.

Worlds apart, Altin and Orli share a destiny, but neither knows the other is alive. The Hostiles know. And they have other plans.

The Galactic Mageis the first book in The Galactic Mage Series. Book 2,Rift in the Races, is now available, and book 3, Hostiles, is expected to be released mid 2013.

©2012 John Daulton (P)2013 John Daulton

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    lum singapore, Singapore 02-14-14
    lum singapore, Singapore 02-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting mix of fantasy & sci fi"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It has a slow start to build the background of the two characters. One is the story of a young and upcoming bookworm super mage deep in his studies and the other is about the exploits of a rookie fleet science officer travelling the stars. On its own each is a standard story line in the genre of fantasy and sci fi but at the end the combination created an Interesting mix of both that is rarely seem. The writing is lightweight and their character development standard but overall an entertaining read and fine addition to any fan of fantasy or sci fi.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connor North Carolina 08-29-13
    Connor North Carolina 08-29-13 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy the adventure

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    "All I Can Say Is – Wow!"

    What in the world is going on in this book?

    An intrepid crew of a space ship is on the losing side of a battle to the death with aliens when a guy flies by in a mid-evil castle to join the fight. Then a love story breaks out.

    Guess this happens when you mix SciFi and Fantasy with psychedelic mushrooms. Would have been a great episode for the original Star Trek series. Totally enjoyed the book jacket!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Sedalia, MO, United States 08-01-13
    Martin Sedalia, MO, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good for Younger Readers"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Although the book is written well and narrated well, the characters are all stuck in a state of adolescence. Granted, the two main characters are in early adult hood (18/21). The spend most of their time either whining about things being unfair or trying to ignore the reality of their situations. This would not be a problem it they actually matured throughout the story but they do not. Lastly, the supporting characters are all just ash one dimensional and immature, be it in different ways.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Unfortunately, there is not particularly interesting item of note. No unique concept or enemies. Everything is rather standard, or at least written by someone who has only a passing knowledge of the subject. Basically, no real explanations of things.


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

    Performance was good.


    Was The Galactic Mage (Volume 1) worth the listening time?

    Unfortunately no, after a while I found the immaturity and general attitude of the main characters annoying. I was actually unable to make it to the end.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cody Bellevue, NE, United States 06-11-13
    Cody Bellevue, NE, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2011

    Sloths!

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    "Good listen"

    I had previously written a larger review of the book but audible apparently rejected it for who knows what reason.

    Anyway the book is a good melding of scifi and fantasy, the last few hours are a bit romanticized, but overall I would recommend it for a listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 11-24-13
    Amazon Customer benson, AZ, United States 11-24-13 Member Since 2011

    Aging hippie

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    "Long, very long"

    The story is imaginative and interesting but takes a long time to get anywhere. We are looking forward to the point where the spacefaring humans meet the mage and it takes forever! Actually very near the end of the book. Until then we mostly witness the mage's painstaking steps to get into space. At the end is an enemy that is actually not very interesting, even if very powerful.

    Another book that could be reduced to an easier to swallow short story or novella.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    T. Pell Irving, TX USA 09-27-13
    T. Pell Irving, TX USA 09-27-13 Member Since 2008

    Proud to be a geek

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    "Terrible"

    Elementary writing, poor narrator performance, story line I couldn't get into...where do I start? I love fantasy and scifi and was excited by a story that promised both elements. First chapter was pretty slow and felt like a young adult story, then the second chapter has characters talking pretty boldly about sex, so maybe not? Both my husband and I tried to give it a listen, but neither of us lasted past the first few chapters. The narrator is not as polished as I'm use to (maybe I'm spoiled by so many great narrators out there today, but this guy seemed about flat and emotionless.)

    I recommend that you save a credit and skip it.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Rachel Norton
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    "Great Story"
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    This is a really great story and I love it and the idea. However David Botcher reads in his narration like he's trying to read poetry and it don't sound right.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "impossible to listen to"
    What would have made The Galactic Mage (Volume 1) better?

    having someone who could make it sound interesting read it


    What could John Daulton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    pay someone to read it


    What didn’t you like about David Bodtcher’s performance?

    dire, boring, unintresting


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

    desire to return it for something else


    Any additional comments?

    shame I cant comment on the story, i couldnt listen beyond first chapter and 1/2. seemed like it was supposed to be funny. but read by a funeral director

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