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The Rings of Haven: Frontiers Saga, Book 2 | [Ryk Brown]

The Rings of Haven: Frontiers Saga, Book 2

A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy. A difficult and lengthy journey home. A homeworld in urgent need of their return. And now they are running out of food. The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy. Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.
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A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy. A difficult and lengthy journey home. A homeworld in urgent need of their return. And now they are running out of food. The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy. Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.

©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-14-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-14-15 Member Since 2015

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Series itis"

    THAT NUT IS THE ONLY HOPE WE GOT RIGHT NOW
    The trilogy and the Series are the worst things that can happen to a good writer. In stead of taking the effort to make each book a good read on it's own, each book (except the first) is just another chapter. This whole book could have been edited down to two chapters in a whole book. No space battles in this, just a couple of firefights. No conflict between characters, everybody just gets along. Haven is just the planet of the week.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Scott United States 09-21-13
    Scott United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, but lacking"

    While still a good read, Haven lacked the intrigue, excitement, and pace of Aurora. Everything is a struggle for survival and after a while you become some what bored with the experience. The book also becomes slightly predictable. I would still recommend this book though as certain parts are integral in the rest of the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    PW 08-12-15
    PW 08-12-15

    Paul

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    "Greedy"

    Much to short for the money. I feel the first and second book should have been one book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lewis 05-05-15
    Lewis 05-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great book too short"

    I love the series but feel like some of the books could have been combined.

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    Jonathan Oberlin, OH, United States 06-18-14
    Jonathan Oberlin, OH, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Very short and uneventful for the price."

    I bought the first book despite it's short length and enjoyed it. It wasn't something new, but it was entertaining. I passed on getting book 2 a number of times due to it's cost vs length but eventually decided to give it a go. I regret that decision.

    These first 2 books honestly feel like part of a longer book that was split up to make more money. Practically nothing is accomplished in this book. I would rank this among the least satisfying Audible purchases (the site currently tells me I'm at 749 titles) I have made to date.

    With so many great alternatives in this genre, I can't justify spending the money to risk another lack luster entry in this series. I can't imagine how it managed to get such high ratings. Book 4 in the Odyssey One series by Evan Currie comes out in a few weeks, I'll just wait for that.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Mountville, PA, United States 02-24-15
    Joan Mountville, PA, United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Ok, a little short."

    considering there are many more books to the series, this and the first book would have been better together.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark United States 01-22-15
    Mark United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Good but need to be longer"

    The story is enjoyable, but is really short. Seemed to be over before it really began.

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    T 08-27-15
    T 08-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Part 2"

    Seems short even though just shy of 7 hours it seems shorter than that, but it only seems shorter because it moves. I enjoyed the information building anticipation and a great way to introduce new characters that I can only assume will be replacing those key spots that are needed after the tremendous amount of luck this crew has run into. I also like the way the crew really pulls together in the face of death. Can't wait to read the rest. Lots of potential. Slightly irked by the price to length ratio but believe, in the end, it's worth it!

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    dee fernley, NV, United States 08-19-15
    dee fernley, NV, United States 08-19-15 Member Since 2008

    Nv Native American, 1 room school house, hi school of 30, Raised 4-2& 2 ala Brady Bnch, lv audio books, home bound widow. M happy. Thnx AB.

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    "Absolutely a Stunner!"

    There's not been very many times in my reading history that a book so surprises me that it takes me a good minute to ratchet my jaw back closed but Rings of Haven did it! From the moment I started the book, I became transfixed and never came back to daily life until the ending had demoed me to reality. It was non stop action with everything! The home planet had a new ship with abilities to guarantee wins over old enemies and with new enemies . They would do anything to capture their ship; crazy pilots; agents sub rosa; tyrants who believe they're God; a bare bones crew with amazing abilities that were stepping up in every conceivable way; and don't forget: the green eyed fem fatale who dispassionately does whatever is necessary to keep the revolutionaries ahead, even murder! Get the book! Don't pass up on an adventure out in the universe!

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    Mark PLANO, TX, United States 08-10-15
    Mark PLANO, TX, United States 08-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Started out very slow and boring but ended up ok"

    it was bit predictable and boring and was very short for having to waste a credit on it but it did make me get the 3rd book which is rare

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    "Pretty good, but feels like filler material."

    A very short installment that only serves to bridge the first book (which establishes characters, setting, etc) with what I hope is a more engaging third book.

    It was pleasant enough to listen to, but I wouldn't have missed any thing from reading a 1000 word summary.
    The first book held up much better as a stand alone story, even if the ending is a complete tease.

    The narrator isn't great; his natural accent is very noticeable in all characters. Given that most of the characters are meant to be from different places with different accents it detracts from the immersion to have them all sound like they grew up on the same block. Except for the cliché Russian accent; that sounds... different.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
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    "Abrupt ending but still fun."

    The first novel ended at a fairly logical point but this one feels like they reached an end of a chapter and said that's enough for now. In fact I have just finished the third book and it really feels like it was cut into two pieces. This also feels true with the comparatively short running times of both novels.

    Having said that it is the continuation of the struggles of our intrepid band of voyagers trying to get home. And is a pleasant listen with action that keeps you interested and characters you want to learn more about. Some of the plotting is over broad and you can see events coming well in advance but the author has been able to put in a few twists and surprises to keep it interesting. The main thing is that the story moves along and is not full of filler or verbal excesses.

    Other than being half a novel this I recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • madjuba
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    "Has the makings of a great saga"

    The plot thickens....was a great listen. The story closes well and pulls you into the next book. I'm hooked!

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  • deepeye
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    "just what i want from a sci-fi series"
    Would you listen to The Rings of Haven again? Why?

    i would listen to this again because although the story is easy to follow, there is so much depth to the story some of the details may be missed.


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