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Destiny

By: William Lee Gordon
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
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Publisher's Summary

How did our long-lost ancestors affect our past? More importantly, how will they affect our future?

Mark and Julie are brilliant scientists and Major Reagan has kept them and others alive to this point, but the most dangerous confrontations will not be with the Noridians, it will be with the Lower Houses of The Accord.

Destiny is a thought-provoking journey that will cause you to inspect your basic values. From what it really means to be human to wondering if there's room in the universe for God, it's also a fun listen.

©2015 William Lee Gordon (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Creative

I almost let a very angry atheist review steer me from purchasing, but so glad I stuck with the story. Rather than a radical right wing agenda type story, I found a creative merging of the main religions into a story line to something none of them teach, but was an entertaining story line.

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This could be good but OMG archangles!!!

Not recommended for serious SF readers. Give this a miss unless are Christian fundamentalist in which case it will nicely reinforce your world view and assumptions.
I though initially that the ideas introduced in the first book could take us some interesting places, then I though we were heading for light space opera, then maybe a satire or farce. Unfortunately I think the author is dead serious. The first book introduced, rather abruptly some interesting concepts. Respect based economics, complex trans galactic politics; I thought the sex crazed G human female were a bit of a stretch but Ok lets see where this goes...

Well I managed to complete the second book...given his education and place in society I think we should expect better and more complex thinking by the author. His assumptions and ideas are steeped in American exceptionalism, big " C" Christianity and pseudo economics. There are positional diatribes agains big government, taxation and international commerce that are so counter factual as to be actively disingenuous, this goes beyond the bounds even for a work of fiction. This is why I though we were heading for a satire.

The author is, as with unfortunately many Americans, uniformed on other cultures and in the relative demographic and power politics position of the United States vs the rest of the world. As a non-American living in a first world country, his characterisation and knowledge of other nationalities was frankly bordering on the insulting, thus I though we may be heading for farce.

However when we went over the edge with self referential extensions of the literal truth of the Christian new testament, complete with archangles and the devil, I could only continue to listen as we are dragged through this train wreck of reasoning and justification. This has shades of L.Ron Hubbard, I hope this author refrains from falling into the madness of his own fiction!

If you want good galaxy spanning politics and strategy, try David Webb and his collaborators, want to add a bit of sex and action try John Ringo and his group, want some humor then Skippy and the Bobiverse rule!

Great reading as always Jeffery, you made the pain bearable.

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Surprising and enjoyable

At first I found interesting and enjoyable, well performed, likable characters and interaction. Blend of military, scientific, academic, human nature, political, technological, cultural, and religious challenges.

Storyline could support a third book in the series.

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Awesome 154 to 7 (5&4 star to 1&3 star reviews)

This is one of my Top 5 Favorite audiobooks series.
The other reviews say it all.
0 .045 % of the reviews were not either a 5 or a 4 star rating.
Fast pace and a series I have listened to multiple times.
Get the free audible included 1st volume and see(hear) for yourself.

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Good story, but...

First, the story was good enough to hook me in and keep interested.

However, the narrator's voice didn't change between a few of the characters making it difficult to realize which character was which. This made it a bit confusing at times.

Second, the fact the characters were constantly jumping into and out of each other's beds was kinda silly and didn't add much to the story. The sex part wasn't too graphic, so it wasn't off-putting but ,again, was just a little silly and detracted from the story.

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95% cool sci-fi story; 5% weird libertarian rants.

With these books I finally gain an understanding of why some people like Twilight. These books were fun pulpy novels. Nothing more, nothing less. Every character is a Mary Sue. Every. Single. Character. It's sci-fi and even the human race is a Mary Sue- absolutely unique in the universe and while there are species that are technologically more advanced it's obvious that we're the best at everything. The entire galaxy is watching our birth into the stars. The heroes are without flaw and the villains are obviously evil and stupid. The women are gorgeous and the men are handsome. The main protagonist (the book is 1st person but rotates characters every chapter) is brilliant, right about everything, and no woman can resist his charms and he beds them within 24 hours. Seriously, even Ian Fleming would tell this author to tone it down a bit. I'd quit if the story weren't actually pretty interesting but no amount of suspension of disbelief will make you forget you're reading a book. 95% of it is really cool universe and an extremely well thought out political system and religion. 5% is weird neck-beard views on romance and libertarian rants.

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Feels like propaganda

Overall I like the way the story has been set up and the story is good. I just have a hard time dealing with how it feels like an idealistic republican view point.

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Awful Religous Apologetics

This book sandwiches a mediocure scifi story between a teenage boys sexual fantasies and non sense arguments for religon. The author completely ignores how immoral someone would need to be to dedicate their life to worship the bieng responsible for the Holocaust. Worst book I have ever heard or read.

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Good story but with a definite political POV

A good story but the Author's political and religious beliefs are strongly on display. His beliefs, in both areas are not the same as my beliefs so enjoying the story was an exercise in self-suppression. Narrator was quite good except his Italian accent was that of a working class person Nd not a scientist.

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Different, has something for everyone

Easy listen with a much different narrative then my standard space Opera. A good story and easier to follow than book 1.