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Vessel Audiobook

Vessel

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Publisher's Summary

A discovery that has the potential to change the world. Excitement is high when the crew of the International Space Station discovers a mysterious object in orbit around Earth. But something goes wrong, and contact with the station is lost. When journalist Sean Jacob gets wind of the situation, he embarks on a journey to reveal the truth, winding his way into the biggest conspiracy ever to face mankind. But are we ready for it?

As Sean investigates, what he finds is scarcely believable, and he begins to doubt his decision to get involved. But when an informant dies in suspicious circumstances, he is left with no other choice than to dig deeper. With the help of people he's not sure he can trust, against an enemy with seemingly unstoppable power, Sean takes the fight right to its heart. What he finds there is the last thing he ever expected....

©2014 Andrew J. Morgan (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    amber 11-07-15
    amber 11-07-15
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    "I loved it! I couldn't stop listening!"

    Not only is the story line great the performance is too! I hope that there will be a sequel because this book is perfect for one, I honestly don't want the story to stop! it's one of those story lines that doesn't feel rushed or as though the author just threw an ending in at the last minute. I want to know what happens next, hurry and write another or maybe 10 more... Good job!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Aria 02-10-16
    Aria 02-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good read. hooked right away"

    loved this book. it was really easy to get sucked in right away as well as the characters lives.

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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-04-15
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A delightful scifi find, with real depth"
    Where does Vessel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Maybe not in the top 10, but could be in the top 25. The characters in particular are rich, have complexity, and the story arcs keep the listener engaged.


    Would you recommend Vessel to your friends? Why or why not?

    I actually would, for the previously iterated reasons.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    Solid accents ( which are required ) , consistency of characterizations, which I am picky about, and authenticity. Very good job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We are never truly alone.


    Any additional comments?

    This offering snuck up on me, for alot of reasons. A quality plot, solid characters and enough intrigue and reason to keep me fully connected to the story. I highly recommend it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 07-23-15
    Sandra 07-23-15 Member Since 2016

    Blind listener reading everything, especially sf&f & mystery/thrillers, restricted to audio so picky where credits are spent #BooksRule

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    "There OUt There Scully"

    A very good read... A fusion of sci fi and mystery/suspense thriller... You've got your first contact angle, Conspiracy theory angle, the underlying mystery both past and present, Rogue government official making life hell for everyone, journalist trying to do the right thing, and all those being repressed to keep secrets... A lotta stuff going on... My only true complaint is that the book should have been a lil longer to fill in some of the back story... Then agian, that was part of the mystery;) The characters were fleshed out very well, even w/ the short length... Narration was competent and appropriate.... The production quality of the recording was slightly subpar - even at full volume had to be close to hear adequately... I'm hoping the author has a followup planned...

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Lawrence 11-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sci-fi cliches, oh my!"

    Narrator is pretty good. I'd easily listen to him with a better story.

    There are some glimmerings of interesting ideas in the beginning. I'm always a sucker for first contact stories. The descriptions of the internals of the ISS were pretty on point.

    There's multiple mysteries going on that never get resolved. The communication expert gets sent up and never communicates. The main bad guy somehow is and isn't but that's never cleared up because he's dead. Turns into Solaris, kind of, mixed with a Starchild/Jesus ending. Nothing but one cliche after another.

    Only reason I was able to finish this was because of the narrator.

    Do not recommend.

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    Margaret 08-19-16
    Margaret 08-19-16
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    "Vessel"

    Seemed to be a first contact thriller, but it is totally spoilt by the incredibly cheesy ending. Big disappointment.

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    josh 12-17-15
    josh 12-17-15 Member Since 2010

    sci-fi lover. not a prepper but i dig end of the world stories. I'm a black smith and foundry man by trade. & Zombies Zombies Zombies.

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    "bland dry mouth full of sand"
    What would have made Vessel better?

    this book was a mash up of "event horizon", "K-pax" "2001" "star man" and stupid.
    mix it all up with a bucket of dry sand and a lackluster predictable ending.


    Any additional comments?

    this is why people don't like scifi.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Blue Dragonfly 03-24-16

    BlueDragonfly

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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about Vessel?

    Characters were not very appealing and story meandered to the point that it just lost me.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I think I will stick to my tried and true authors.


    What about Victor Bevine’s performance did you like?

    He was actually quite good. He really can do all types of voices and accents.


    What character would you cut from Vessel?

    Perhaps all but Alexi


    Any additional comments?

    Too much "god" talk which always makes me leary of what is coming. After all this was supposed to be science fiction.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Edward 12-24-15
    Edward 12-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's Starman"

    Not a bad book, but I finished it and realized I could have just watched Starman it has the same story

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