Antares
Books in series3
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(4.3 based on 367 ratings)
  • 1

    Antares Dawn: Antares, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael McCollum
    • Narrated By Gavin Hammon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (133)

    When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a battered hulk manned by a dead crew. That is disturbing news for the Altans....

    Marc Phillips says: "I enjoyed it, but it was terribly out of date."
    I enjoyed it, but it was terribly out of date.

    I thought the story was good, but the sexism could have (and probably should have) been given an updated explanation for the audio version. As writte..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 22 2013 by Marc Phillips (WENTZVILLE, MO, US)
  • 2

    Antares Passage: Antares, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael McCollum
    • Narrated By Gavin Hammon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (110)

    After more than a century of isolation, the paths between stars are again open and the people of Alta in contact with their sister colony on Sandar. The opening of the foldlines has not been the unmixed blessing the Altans had supposed, however. For the reestablishment of interstellar travel has brought with it news of the Ryall, an alien race whose goal is the extermination of humanity. If they are to avoid defeat at the hands of the aliens, Alta must seek out the military might of Earth.

    Colin says: "good follow up to the first book"
    good follow up to the first book

    I have written a review for the first book so that is where you should go first, if you have read the first book then you will probably like this one ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2013 by Colin (Detroit)
  • 3

    Antares Victory: Antares, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Michael McCollum
    • Narrated By Gavin Hammon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (93)

    After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe. Spica - Alpha Virginis - is the key star system in enemy space. It is the hub through which all Ryall starships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever.

    Colin says: "the 3rd book 15 years after the first 2"
    the 3rd book 15 years after the first 2

    This is a little strange to me that the first book was written in 1986 the second in 1987 and then this one in 2002, that is a big gap in time but as ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2013 by Colin (Detroit)