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The Key | [Pauline Baird Jones]

The Key

When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise she finds out that what doesn't kill her makes her stronger. An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.
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When Sara Donovan joins Project Enterprise, she finds out that what doesn't kill her makes her stronger. An Air Force pilot - the best of the best to be assigned to this mission - Sara isn't afraid to travel far beyond the Milky Way on an assignment that takes her into a galaxy torn apart by a long and bitter warfare between the Dusan and the Gadi.

After she's shot down and manages to land safely on an inhospitable planet, Sara encounters Kiernan Fyn - a seriously hot alien with a few secrets of his own - he's a member of a resistance group called the Ojemba, lead by the mysterious and ruthless Kalian. Together they must avoid capture, but can they avoid their growing attraction to each other?

A mysterious, hidden city on the planet brings Sara closer to the answers she seeks - about her baffling abilities and her mother's past. She has no idea she's being pulled into the same danger her mother fled - the key to a secret left behind by a lost civilization, the Garradians. The Dusan and the Gadi want the key. So do the Ojemba. They think Sara has it. They are willing to do anything to get it. Sara will have to do anything to stop them.

©2007 Pauline Baird Jones; (P)2009 Books In Motion

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    Lauae Lynn Wolfe Houston, Texas 08-16-10
    Lauae Lynn Wolfe Houston, Texas 08-16-10 Member Since 2005

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    "Great Read or Listen"

    Characters are memorable, likable and the story is unique. I enjoyed wondering what would happen next, and enjoyed the light romantic quality of the story. Avid sci-fi fantasy reader, I really enjoyed the book. It was able to bring the normal "earth" world into science fiction the way the much loved "Star Trek" always could. Definately worth the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "You'll love scrappy Sara!"

    This book turned me into a science fiction romance fan! Well written, with interesting, multi-faceted characters, and story arc. Loved the narrators' voices and inflections.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 11-06-09
    Douglas Clovis, CA, United States 11-06-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Interesting, if a bit too romantic"

    When you cross a romance novel with science fiction, this is probably what you get. At first, I was put off by the romance and then accepted it. The story and characters are engaging although some suspension of credulity is required to accept how trans-galactic hyper drive developed in what appears current times and how it is that humans speak English in another galaxy. So it's not the tightest science fiction I have read. The romance part can be a little distracting for guys. I don't know what the girl readers would say. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story and liked the characters. It's worth listening too if you are not picky about the science or the romance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie Gilbert, AZ, United States 08-25-12
    Natalie Gilbert, AZ, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Immature Protagonist, Tech/Universe unbelievable"
    What disappointed you about The Key?

    Sara (protagonist) was the most disappointing. She spoke and thought like an immature teenager. I found it extremely unbelievable that she was of age to join the Air Force, let alone be a pilot (and one with FTL capabilities to traveling other galaxies). The universe the author created was beyond what I was able to believe and the male chauvinism (supported by the protagonist many times) was also very frustrating. Many times I was also taken out of the futuristic setting with current day references.The writing style is more appropriately categorized as a YA novel and an average one. Narration was done well, though a couple of times I could hear page turning. But I would blame that on production and not the narrator herself. Overall, this novel is not for folks looking for a logical military and/or sci-fi universe or that care for well developed adult and sophisticated relationships.


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    Bill 06-17-14
    Bill 06-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Teenage girl geeks.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Pauline Baird Jones again?

    Never!


    What didn’t you like about Janean Jorgensen’s performance?

    Couldn't stand the perky valley girl tone of the narration.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Absolutely none.


    Any additional comments?

    The military jargon, cliches, twentieth century T.V. and movie references for a story set in the far future were too much for me to take. The book couldn't end fast enough. Save your money and skip this one.

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