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The Heart of Matter Audiobook
The Heart of Matter
Written by: 
Evan Currie
Narrated by: 
Benjamin L. Darcie
The Heart of Matter Audiobook

The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey’s second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth’s newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force. Unmasking the mysterious puppet masters means defying orders and venturing into deep space, a voyage only the Odyssey’s crew would dare undertake. But soon they will learn that some secrets are better left hidden....

Part old-school space opera, part modern military epic, The Heart of Matter is an exhilarating new sci-fi adventure, a pulse-pounding sequel to Into the Black: Odyssey One that will echo long after its thrilling conclusion.

©2012 Evan Currie (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Tyler 11-23-15
    Tyler 11-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Writes like a sociopath."

    Why is it that hundreds or thousands of people are dying, but the only time any one reacts is when a earth military person dies. I kept on with the series in hopes of improvement. There that idea goes.

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    Javier A. Valdes-Moncayo 06-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    This book is a great listen, can't wait to start the next one in the series

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    J. S. Bowers 05-31-15

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    "Thriller after a few grist chapters"

    I found this very hard to put down after the first few introductory chapters. Throughly enjoyed it. Hurrying to the next book. See you there!

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    Terrel Hoffman Western Washington, USA 05-23-15
    Terrel Hoffman Western Washington, USA 05-23-15
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    "Evan Currie is a writer to watch!"

    I've been a fan of Evan Currie for quite some time now. I thoroughly enjoy his books. I'm so glad he chose to publish for himself rather than wait to be chosen by a capricious publisher. His work is excellent. This book is no exception. The second in the series, it ramps up the tension yet several more notches. I'm on to the next book.

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    Marty 02-13-15
    Marty 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great continuation of the series"
    Any additional comments?

    I really like the new tactics of faster than light combat introduced in this book.

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    Matt Maryland Heights, MO, United States 02-12-15
    Matt Maryland Heights, MO, United States 02-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Really well thought out science fiction."

    I like smart sci fi. Nothing takes me out of the story faster than poorly considered "super science" or weird nonsensical economies that detract from the feeling of a well considered potential future. The setting of these books feels cohesive and smart. The action is well described and plotted and the narration is solid. Some of the characters are a little thin, but they play their parts well with basic sketches to tell them apart. Mr. Darcie does a nice job with subtle accents to further bring the characters to life.

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    TERRENCE P DUGAN Mansfield, TX, US 01-07-15
    TERRENCE P DUGAN Mansfield, TX, US 01-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "NACA ODYSSEY STRIKES AGAIN!"

    Moves the story at a well measured and engaging pace. On to the next installment! Good job well played Eric

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    Brian Bozeman, Montana, United States 09-05-14
    Brian Bozeman, Montana, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Action packed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of Matter to be better than the print version?

    I really liked the book. I found my self listening to it all day, and everywhere. I am hoping that the series will continue. It is brilliantly written with the right amount of technical information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were believable. The hero of the book wasnt some whinny person second guessing himself all the time. He made a decision and stuck with it and in some cases hoping for the best. And it turned out good.


    What about Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance did you like?

    some of the charaters seemed to whine when they spoke. And Benjamin everyone that listen/ Reads Sci-fi knows what a HUD is you dont have to say H.U.D everytime it was, making me crazy.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward for the series to continue

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    Andy 08-28-14
    Andy 08-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Edge of my seat!"
    What did you love best about The Heart of Matter?

    Suspenseful


    What about Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance did you like?

    Great consistent performance


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

    Had my on the edge of my seat while I was driving!


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    Alex 06-21-14
    Alex 06-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Bad writer"
    What did you like best about The Heart of Matter? What did you like least?

    The battles were well thought. I didn't like the way-too-long interruptions during battle narration. It makes me loose the mood and forget what was happening.


    Would you recommend The Heart of Matter to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It would bore them.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator totally fails to build on the inertia of the action. Thrilling battles and short countdowns are ALLWAYS interrupted by REPETITIVE, long and irrelevant attempts to describe states of mind. It completely disengages the reader and breaks the suspense.
    Half an hour of stupid side comments for every few seconds of countdown? Come on...
    I think the writer tries to build suspense but it just bores you down.


    Do you think The Heart of Matter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?


    Any additional comments?

    Good story. Poor writing.

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