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  • A Sword Into Darkness

  • By: Thomas A. Mays
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 189

Aerospace tycoon Gordon Elliot Lee cannot stand idly by while a mysterious alien presence from Delta Pavonis bears down upon mankind's only home. Shut out from NASA and military support, Gordon is forced to go it alone, to sow the seeds for an entirely new sort of planetary defense: a space-based naval force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Audio Rendition of Military Sci-Fi

  • By John R. Monteith on 09-08-14

Fairly enjoyable despite Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I don't know if I can recommend this book or not. The story wasn't bad I have listened to a lot of books in this vein, and it did a decent job with the "save the Earth by making a big leap in technology premise". I feel I would have liked it more if the narrator was better.

Would you be willing to try another one of Liam Owen’s performances?

Liam Owen's voice wasn't bad, the big problem with his performance was he often mispronounced words. Lots of them. It was almost as if he had never spoken them aloud before. This happens at least once a chapter and it's very distracting. It takes the listener out of the moment while you try to figure out what he was trying to say.

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