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.
I listened to this book and could not wait to do the second one. Great action series with good narration. To me it was just a very entertaining book. These books are suppose take you into them and let you be a part of the story. This book and the next do just that. Worth the credit to me.
Good action, keeps moving!
Great voice for this, he makes the book work!
I was a little disappointed. Most of this book is "war in space". With the first one there was more suspense, more discovery, more "edge of your seat" action. This installment was slow, redundant, a little boring and it just seemed to coast along. It's almost as if it was written just to keep readers interested until book 3 is released. Same basic characters nothing new! I'll download #3 when available and pray it's better!
ARRGGHHH!!! As you can see I am upset with you Evan! I'm going to buy the third book, but you better make it as good as the first one. Cause for some reason I am struggling to finish this second installment.
I like scifi. Space, Monsters, and middle earth. Don't try to sell me a book where every character has the same personality. make it real
This is like the classic space stuff I grew up with. I love the the way the author leaves just enough unknown to make you wonder what he has up his sleeve next. I'm not sure the author is necessarily up to date on all tech, but that is forgiveable. The story if fun and moves along at a brisk pace.
However the narrator does not. The narrator is depressed, along with an entire cast of characters. He does the character voices well.. even if they are all depressed. My theory is that the narrator actually wanted to do self hypnosis, but got stuck with this instead. Almost every single sentence drops in pace and volume at the end, as if he is trying to put you to sleep, or perhaps he really is depressed. I don't know but either way it detracts from the action of this book severely, as it's difficult to feel the tension through the depression.
Just got the audio book
They all were really good, he did a really good job doing the different voices.
Yes and no. It was 15hours long and I did listen to it in 1 sitting. The 15 hours went really fast and the second time I listen to it which was a few days later, it took me two day.
This was book 2 of The Odyssey. Book 1 was really good too.
I would not recommend this book to a friend. I would recommend they buy the book, and skip through the painful drone and lilting voice of the narrator.
This story has a lot of action and wonderful characters with an interesting story line.
Not in a million years.
The book yes.. again with the Mr. Darcie.
Buy the book and read it yourself. It's very much worth it.
E.C. does present some good ideas that do linger in the back of your mind and make you curious about what is to come. However, the book takes way too long to lift off. That would be okay if the time spent was interesting or relevant for the plot, but you are left with a feeling the author used it as stuffing to meet the "required" number of pages. Uninteresting radio chatter is another example of the listeners time being wasted throughout the book.
By all means yes, once you read all your favorite 5-6 Sci-fi writers have made, its quite hard to find a new series. Notice how that somehow is not a resounding endorsement ?
Listening to gun-ho comments like "Guns gun guns"..."no joy!", is jarring and distracting in the extreme.
That's becoming less and less likely.
It's a very interesting premise with a good story line
It was so, so.
Another good story ruined by amateurish writing. As in the first book of this series the author continues to make basic mistakes in continuity, mathamatics and nomenclature. As a former military aviator I was appalled by the improper use of military jargon. Every time I heard the narrator say "Roger, Wilco" I wanted to scream. All that being said, the blame cannot be laid entirely on the author, though his lack of proper research was certainly a large contributor to the novel's shortcomings. Most of the blame goes to the publisher who, for some unknown reason, failed to do even the barest of editing and proofing of the contents. The novel could have been much improved had they done their job.
Why is the narrator reading this as if it is a fairytale and I'm 5 years old?
I enjoyed the first book in the series, but this narrator makes the story drag so badly that I lose interest quickly every time I try to listen to it.
I expected more. But i honestly can say that there wasn't much in the way of moving the story along or answering many questions from the first book. It was OK, i hope the next installment picks up.
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