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Causes of Separation

Aristillus Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Series: Aristillus, Book 2
Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
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The first US / UN invasion of the renegade lunar colony of Aristillus has failed - but the powers-that-be in Washington and elsewhere can't give up. Their political careers - and an escape from the economic decline of Earth under a command-and-control economy - depend on conquering the lunar expats.

A second - and final - invasion is planned. The lunar settlers prepare to repel the onslaught, but what can a small population of 1 million do against the combined might of billions on Earth - especially now that the PKs have the secret of the antigravity drive, and sleeper cells embedded inside the very heart of Aristillus? Open source software, markets, big guns, combat robots, and uplifted dogs let the rebels punch far above their weight - but is it enough to even the odds?

©2018 Travis J. I. Corcoran (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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5 stars for a book I hate!

Why do I hate this book? Because it ends and there’s no 3rd book (yet!). More action, more dogs, and an ending that has me so wound up to see what happens next that I’m besides myself in anticipation.

This series calls out to anyone who’s wanted more freedom to live their life and looked out beyond the horizon in hopes you can go far enough out just to be left alone. If you’ve listened to the first book & liked it (if you didn’t I can only assume you’re one of the people who cheer the Earth faction) then do yourself the favor and listen to the second it’s better than the first. A rarity for a sophomore venture in a series.

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Unwise use of profanity

A really great story in which the extreme use of the word f—k (seemed like hundreds of times) diminished the overall quality of the story itself. Sadly, a good portion of this potentially epic tale was unnecessarily and simply vulgar.

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Great Googly Moogly This Is GOOD!!

Okay, so I meant to say GREAT! The second in the Aristillus Series will not disappoint! I promise! O know I sund like a fanboy, and I suppose I am, being both male and a fan, but so what?
This book is a rich tapestry of great science, "what if" science, genetic manipulation, space battles, intrepid pioneers, shady government dealings, corruption and retribution and dogs. Not just your standard dogs either. Oh, and an AI with mysterious motives.
Mr. Corcoran has done a tremendous job of weaving a tale that is frighteningly possible, provided we invent one or two things. (Personally, I'm optimistic. Jules Verne was a visionary with some of the fanciful items he filled his stories with. Look what happened a few years after he wrote of submarines.) Could it happen? Who knows?

All I know is, I'm rooting for the dogs.

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Heinlein would approve <br />

The lovers of Freedom everywhere will enjoy this deeply philosophy but also fast moving story.