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After the Galaxy: The Unsung

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: After the Galaxy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The galaxy’s not big enough....

Commander Joe Pikeman has his share of demons. But after a long deployment, he just wants to enjoy some home leave with his daughter. 

The galaxy has other plans.

His last assignment takes him to Earth, humanity’s deserted homeworld. There, he finds Earth’s last settlement littered with the bodies of the people who lived there.

As he hunts down those responsible, he runs head-first into some galaxy-shaking questions.

Why did humanity really abandon the galaxy for a computer simulation?

Who would want to start killing off the last real humans left?

There’s one thing Joe knows for sure. If they’re going after his neighbors...his family...his daughter....

They’ll need to go through him first. 

If you like action-packed, run-and-gun military science fiction, you’ll love After the Galaxy. Fans of Firefly will also love After the Galaxy. Download this military space opera now and jump into the action.  

©2018 Scott Bartlett (P)2019 Mirth Publishing

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Loved it!

Really enjoyed this first book to the series. Fun story, likeable characters. Interesting sci-fi world. Look forward to the next book in the series! Don't miss this one!

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It has it all!

I really enjoyed this book! The author does a great job of weaving human nature today with the opportunities that we might see in the future.

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Great Book even for those not THAT into Sci-fi

I absolutely loved the book. Im not massively into Sci-fi but the premise of the story caught my eye and I am glad I gave it a listen to. The story. The characters. The premise of the book itself was amazing. I already recommended it to a few friends of mine and I finished the book in only a couple days. I ate it right up. Its worth giving a listen to. I plan on getting the next two books on my next subscription renewal.

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Citing Shakespeare doth not make you sophisticated

I know there's a lot of very positive reviews here, which is why I gave the series a shot. But in truth I only made it 4 hours into the first book before I gave up on it. The writing just isn't believable or cohesive. The writer doesn't really know what the story or the characters should really be. Instead it reads like a bunch of moderately disjointed story elements held together with spackle and duct tape. While it's not the worst I've seen, it still had me wincing a couple too many times for me to keep going.

Now if you're not looking for an intense read there are still some interesting ideas lurking just under the surface so maybe your experience fairs better. But for me, this story really needed some more time to bake before being written because it's too raw for my tastes.

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Imaginative and Different

It took me a little while to get into this book It was basically what if the Matrix was deliberately made by people and became the norm, leaving the real world behind except for a handful of people who struggle in the remains. The narrator helped to keep me interested as he has a very compelling voice and does character voices well. Eventually, I was invested in the story and interested in the outcome.

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Star Wars with a subverse

Not a bad story. A little odd here and there. But over all worth a credit. Mark boyett as always was great.

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A fun mashup of alot of popular ideas

This series seems to take a note from a number of different popular Animes, TV shows and Movies and mashes them all together.

A bit Star Wars, a bit Matrix and a story of family and loyalty sprinkled in along the way. This book has a number of surprised and kept me engaged the whole time.

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not quite what I was looking for...

just couldn't get into it. listened to the whole thing but it didn't hold my attention.

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this was a chore to listen to.

the narrator had no range, I felt like I was listening to something written by a toddler.

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well they cant all be gems

I just could not get into this story I had to back it up several times as my mind wandered and I did not pay attention I did listen to all of it several times but I just could not get into it