Escape Velocity

A Dire Earth Novel
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: Dire Earth Cycle, Book 5, The Dire Earth Cycle, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Part two of a thrilling action-adventure sci-fi duology featuring indomitable characters, incredible worlds, and plenty of rip-roaring action and thrills!

Search, destroy, survive!

Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of a race of nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth.

Standing in their way are a race of horrifying, technologically advanced aliens armed with incredible weapons. Low on supplies, and with their ability to communicate compromised, the surviving humans must rely on all their cunning, strength, and plain old good luck to turn the tables and overcome their foes.

The Dire Earth Duology begins with Injection Burn.

©2017 Jason M. Hough (P)2017 Random House Audio

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velocity only in the rushed production

Vance had to patch up a his narration in many, many places. That must happen all the time, but why are each of these patches so badly done? Seems like they just rushed this one out, maybe because the story is so lackluster. I was hoping this book would be much better after the disappointing first book, but it disappointed even further. And is the whole thing just a setup for another trilogy? If so, everybody involved, please take your time and come up with a better story and a better production.

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Excellent! Great pace. Relentless! Creative.

A gripping story read by a talented voice actor. Creative sci-fi that holds together, throughout. Although one would expect that tech will be far more advanced 250 years from now than occurs in the story.

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Spectacular

Great ending to this series. Somewhat open ended, but great closure nonetheless. Simon Vance is awesome as always

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Another great narrated by Simon Vance

Great ending to the Dire Earth cycle! Boughs writing and Vances narration are a great blend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-17

The series is still going strong 5 book in!

As with the previous books in the dire earth series its exciting fast paced with enjoyable and amusing characters!
Unable to put it down, yet all good things come to its conclusion