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Black Phoenix

Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Earth’s first colony ship finally reaches the target world. The excitement of planetfall is indescribable, but quickly transforms into sick disappointment when they find the atmosphere is a roiling mass of hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide, and other deadly poisons. 

They fly onward, seeking better planets. They find them, but none are ideal. The search goes on for a century, then longer still. As they move farther from Earth, aliens discover the intruding ship, and they begin to investigate humanity. They find our species unacceptable. 

The years and the light-years go by without relief. The colony begins to splinter. Some accept that their voyage is eternal, while others seek to end it any way they can. The colony’s culture grows darker, and a war begins, both inside and outside the vast ship. 

What lives among the stars we see at night? Can we reach out to them and survive? Find out in Black Phoenix, a story of exploration, colonization, alien contact, and civil war by Wayne Wightman and B. V. Larson, best-selling SF authors with over three million copies sold.

©2019 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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B V Larson's worst book on audio.

I'm a huge Larson fan having listened to many of his different series, but this was just bad. I had to force myself to finish this simply because I paid for it. The story was slow, uninteresting, and made no sense. The narrator was just bad. As to why Mark Boyett wasn't chosen is beyond me. Listen one of Larson's better series such as Starforce and avoid this.

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I'll try to be nice

I feel the story could of been written better, some times it sounds like a teenager wrote it. The narrator could put a bit more feeling into the story and that may have made it better. I listened to it a quarter of the way and had to stop. To me it's just a boring listen.

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love BV Larson but

really liked the undying mercenaries series. this one I just couldn't get into this story. stopped listening with about 5 hours left.

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Worst BV Larson book ever

The book made no sense. The characters were very one dimensional and boring. Kept introducing new plot lines and characters that made no sense. Plenty of holes in the story and character development. I could even remember who the characters were. Definitely, save yourself the credits. Plus, one of the main characters was named Scarn. Any “the Office” fans will not take the name seriously.

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  • JonH
  • Redmond WA
  • 09-20-19

Uggggh

Poorly developed plot and characters. Story was worse... Either unfunny spoof sci-fi or written by a 7th grader. Waste of an audible credit. Worst SF book I've listened to.

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Generation ship meet death cult meet fuzzy aliens

This standalone work is an interesting mix of multiple genres under a sci-fi roof. Good.

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Inventive inspiring new twist

BV Larson and his team has put together a new twist to space exploration and drama.

Coming up with characters that have a positive flow of being themselves as the character into the situation that surrounds them and remaining true to their identity Beebe Larson and his team has created a new series that will keep you on the edge of your seats and hours of enjoyment. Ok

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Blaaah!

Poorly developed everything, it was a bad plot, crummy characters and unimaginative story line.. IT made no sense, not suspenseful, and held no interest for me to continue after chapter 10. I usually get great books from B.V. Larson, but even the best authors sometimes produce crap.
Fortunately I know how to do returns to get my credits back.


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Good Sci fi read

If you want a story that rolls on and keeps you interested, this is very good. I listen to audio books and stories like this are easy and fun to listen to. As is usually the case in a good book it is about the characters as much as the story. This is well performed. They are believably voiced characters.

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