• Broken Worlds

  • The Alorian Wars, Book 1
  • By: Drew Avera
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Sternberg
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Broken Worlds

By: Drew Avera
Narrated by: Rebecca Sternberg
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From Drew Avera, author of The Dead Planet Series, comes an all-new space opera adventure!

The Greshian Empire has reached across the Alorian Galaxy, using its naval might to bring its enemies to their knees. Dead planets float in their wake as the empire fights to assert themselves as the supreme race. Ensign Brendle Quinn has spent five years loyally serving the Greshian Empire in their relentless quest to dominate the Alorian Galaxy. But as his ship decimates planet after planet, he finds his sympathies swinging towards their defeated enemies.

Sergeant Anki Paro, a Luthian Marine, has been anxiously awaiting the call to deploy. As the last line of defense against the crushing Greshian forces, she hopes the time has finally come where her world can stand against tyranny and protect the rest of the worlds in her sector of the Alorian Galaxy. As her path towards war draws near, Anki begins to notice a shift in balance as her society prepares itself for imminent destruction. Questions of misplaced loyalties lead her to wonder if the world she is trying to save has any real intentions of surviving. As Brendle and Anki's worlds collide, they find themselves in an unlikely alliance to try to stop the full might of the Greshian Empire before there's nothing left to fight for.

The Alorian Wars is a military science fiction series for fans of The Expanse, Star Trek, and Old Man's War. If you want a fast-paced space opera adventure then look no further, The Alorian Wars is here!

©2016 Drew Alexander Avera (P)2017 Drew Alexander Avera

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not my cup of tea

I just could not get past the first chapter. the story started too slow for me and the narration just killed it - for me.
Liking or disliking a narrator's voice, tone and delivery is subjective and I will only say that this one is just not to my liking. What is objectively Tru though is that the audio quality is pretty bad which is probably half of the reason I don't like the book. with so many great books out there there is just no reason to listen to one that I find painful to listen to.

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Coming of age story in a military sci-fi setting

Coming of age story in a military sci-fi setting. This book really focuses on the characters more than the larger war or or politics. It is more in the vein of military sci-fi books that are disillusioned with war rather than the ones that have a clearly defined "good guy" and an indisputably "evil" enemy that must be defeated. Told from the point of view of Brendle and Anki, a couple young soldiers on opposite sides who are thrown together to survive. They are limited in their knowledge of the larger conflict which gives the reader a much more personable, intimate look at the realities of this conflict as we learn their past and see them disabused of their preconceived notions and questioning all their beliefs.

It is a bit of a slow start with all the world building, but when the action takes off it is explosive! Avera's writing style can be very lyrical, even poetic. The deeply descriptive prose either draws you deep into the scenes or is jarring when at odds with the sometimes gruesome scenes being depicted. Like a beautifully blossoming slow-mo explosion with gentle classic music overlaying it in a movie. Polarizing, but effective. Brendle and Anki are written very believably young and naive, growing through the propaganda they have been raised with to the reality they find themselves thrust into. I thought the romance was a bit forced and fast and perhaps not necessary, but there wasn't much of it and we will see how it plays out in the next book.

Narrated by Rebecca Sternberg. He reading is clear, easy to understand, voices were distinct. Her voice was so young it surprised me when I started listening but as I got more into the story it suited the characters and the story. A bit of a foil to the story in fact, in that it is not the type of voice I associate with this genre in general, but she carried the story well.

This is the 1st book in the Alorian Wars series and does end with a big reveal to tease the next book in the series and hit to larger story arcs, but does contain a complete plot arc. This is an honest and voluntary review of an ARC

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Slow Start and a Quick End …

This is a short “Enemy Mine” Space Adventure story. On the Dark side you have the evil Greshian Empire that brooks no defiance from inferior races on pain of completely destroying your home worlds (not actually the best strategy, but who can figure out the alien mind). While experiencing a twinge of conscience, a young Greshian officer is betrayed by an ambitious fellow officer and exiled on an abandoned planetoid after a ridiculous kangaroo court in from of his commanding officer. Soon thereafter, a Luthian transport breaks apart over that same place, introducing the enemy pilot as an obvious future love interest. The remainder of the story centers around the two of them trying to get off the rock without alerting the lurking Greshian patrol main plot point). Along the way they meet two more refugees of the Greshian genocidal policies whose only purpose in the story is to bring the ship to our intrepid heroes … so, while it IS a very short story that takes a long time to actually DO anything, it does actually resolve the plot; so technically not a cliffhanger, but nothing really major accomplished either.

The narration was subpar, though not horrible … the cadence and enunciation just didn’t feel natural to me; although I did get somewhat use to it by the end. Additionally the narrator struggled with voicing male characters making it hard for me to differentiate the speakers.

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Great Story!

Overall a very good story. Seems though, EVERYBODY was worried about dying, since it appeared very consistently throughout the book. The narrative seemed a bit off, as though the narrator sounded either angry or petulant.

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Surprisingly good book

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book as a previous one from this author to me was rather so-so. I was pleasantly surprised however. The story line was entertaining with quite a few twist and turns (although some were a bit of a stretch - hence th loss of one star) but overall very good. The ending was not expected but satisfying.

The narration was excellent. You could identify different characters often just by the voice even though it was the same narrator giving the story good flow.

I definitely recommend this audiobook.

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Military space in war time

Well-crafted military space opera adventure. It felt a bit slower the start, but there was world building going on. Once Anki and Brenden meet things happen quickly, which is the pace for the rest of the story.
Plenty of action and battle scenes.
Rebecca Sternberg did well with the narration.

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An enjoyable, 4 1/2 star space opera

Broken Worlds: The Alorian Wars Space Opera Series: Book 1, my fifth read/listen from author Drew Avera. Enjoyable space opera science fiction. I was given an Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. The book was well-written & flowed smoothly & quickly. I look forward to reading more from this author and in this series, in fact, Deadly Refuge: The Alorian Wars Space Opera Series: Book 2 is next on my TBR list The book was well-narrated by Rebecca Sternberg. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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An engaging fast-paced space opera adventure!

Drew Avera writes an engaging fast-paced space opera adventure and I loved it! Broken Worlds, part of the Alorian Wars series, is a great start with lots of action, great characters, and battles you cant forget. I cannot wait to listen to book 2.
Audio Version: Rebecca Sternberg isnt the strongest narrator, maybe this isnt her genre, but overall she did good enough for me to enjoy the story and did not distract from the overall epic adventure.

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wonderful

Drew is a great writer. I am glad the four characters were able to get along despite the difference between their worlds

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GOOD STORY. SCI FI THRILLER. ENJOYED IT

STORY IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

ACCEPTABLE FOR TEENS AND UP.

NARRATOR IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

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