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The Olympus Device, Book One | [Joe Nobody]

The Olympus Device, Book One

He only wanted to build a plaything - a small, simple device born of innate curiosity and a fascination of things mechanical. Scavenging parts and repurposing components, a country gunsmith assembles what is supposed to be a conversation piece - a trinket to show his friends... a toy really... a small rail gun.
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He only wanted to build a plaything - a small, simple device born of innate curiosity and a fascination of things mechanical. Scavenging parts and repurposing components, a country gunsmith assembles what is supposed to be a conversation piece - a trinket to show his friends... a toy really... a small rail gun.

The invention is so much more. After nearly destroying his West Texas shop, Dusty realizes he has stumbled upon science that could alter the future of mankind. The size and shape of a common rifle, his device is capable of producing unimaginable power. The simple, gentleman rancher is faced with a dilemma of the ages - thesurvival of the human race. The resulting technology can produce limitless, clean energy, or if used as a weapon, inconceivable destruction.

Nothing so monumental stays secret for long. Powerful men and desperate governments learn of the discovery, and it quickly becomes evident that whoever wields the rail gun can dominate the entire planet.

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    The narration is so so, sadly the recording seems to suffer from several sound issues. Words cut of mid sound and other glitches that together with the odd pace of the reading can be annoying when considering the accumulation.

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    Mario Cave Creek, AZ, United States 02-12-14
    Mario Cave Creek, AZ, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Such Potential....but fell short (DARN IT!!)"
    How could the performance have been better?

    Without question...better narration!! Although the story had many parts that seemed to go on and on, a good narrator might very well have been able to keep the listener's attention. The production aspect was very poor.


    Any additional comments?

    The story had great potential...a little help with editing and a good narrator could very well have hit a home run with this one.Btw...."Lapua" is pronounced "La-poo-a"...not "Lapwa". :-( an example of what the production staff (& narrator) SHOULD NOT have missed as most people who listen to this genre will immediately tune out.

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    "Very Disapointed - Poorly executed"
    What would have made The Olympus Device, Book One better?

    Better, more extensive character development. Fewer right-wing speeches.


    What was most disappointing about Joe Nobody’s story?

    Plot – Interesting premise, but unfortunately, it was very poorly executed.

    Narrator – Should have taken more time working out the voices of the individual characters.

    Characters – Characters were one-dimensional and cartoon-ish.

    Author – Author spent little time on character development and their motivation for doing what they were doing. Far too much time was spent on making speeches….that made little sense.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too many characters sounded the same.Too many males with a gruff, gravelly voices. Narrator wasn't consistent in their pronunciation (ex, Sergei vs. "Ser-Gee").


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Olympus Device, Book One?

    All of the anti-government diatribes. Author took little to explain why his characters did what they did and felt the way they do.In the end they just all came off as "cartoons characters",


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    "Great concept with some really interesting ideas."
    Would you listen to The Olympus Device, Book One again? Why?

    Clever book, will interest both SF and Action thriller fans….reminds me a lot of Michael Crichton books.


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