First Encounter

Occupied Earth Prequel
Narrated by: Ben Jaeger-Thomas
Series: Occupied Earth, Book 0
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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FROM MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER JASPER T. SCOTT

The Forerunners set out from Earth to colonize neighboring star systems

And to search for intelligent life...

The United Nations of Earth sent out the Forerunner ships to explore and colonize the four most promising star systems within 50 light-years of Earth.

Forerunner One left Earth under the command of Captain Clayton Cross, heading for Trappist-1. After a ninety year journey to reach it, the crew encountered not only a habitable world, but alien life already inhabiting it, and dark secrets lurking beneath the surface.

The revelation of who these aliens are and what they want proves more terrifying than promising, and Captain Cross is forced to make tough decisions that will affect not only his crew, but the fate of the entire human race.

©2019 Jasper T. Scott (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Good Story and Concept; Narrator mispronouncing

I really like the story, especially the first contact and resulting actions.

My only complaint is the constant mispronounced words by the narrator. The worst is "corpsman" or "corpsmen". It should be pronounced similar to Marine Corps (sounds like "core"). The narrator pronounced it as "corpse" (corpse-man or corpse-men). A corpsman is a medic; a corpse is a dead person. I cringed EVERY TIME he said the word. There are others but this particular one was repeated often. To his credit, he did a great job distinguishing the character voices.

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smart story for 1920s, not 2020s

The book started out alright, albeit lacking in originality, but soon I realized that the author relied on way too may cliches, the characters made too may assumptions that wouldn't make sense in the real world or even a future technologically advanced world and there were way too many dumb things done by supposedly trained professionals. To me, the writer is imaginative because the story concept is original but he lacks in writing and storytelling skills. On the other hand, I gave the narrator 5 stars because in my opinion he is talented with a good range of voices and I feel he was able to properly portray the characters. However, and I know this may sound nit-picky, but in the first half of the book that I was able to listen to, he mispronounced a couple of words; corpsman as "corpse-man" and wan as "wane". In the end, I didn't return the book because I managed to listen to half of it before I finally gave up on it. Someday if I'm really hard up for something not too deep, I may finish it.

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Wow amazing!

Unexpected win, this book rocked. Excellent first contact scenario, excellent narration. Pretty critical of this genre and I loved it!

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Great

This book was a great beginning for a series. The development of the characters was unexpected and added to the mystery of what was going on. I really enjoyed listening to this book.

The narrator did an outstanding job of amplifying the emotions of the characters as well as the multiple voices required for the characters.

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awesome book

better than expected. a sci fi thriller/mystery. just when you think you might understand what's going on something new happens that you've missed the whole book up to that point. cant wait for the next in the series. great narrator too.

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  • Roy Stoddard
  • 02-09-20

Got me hooked

What a great book got me hooked after first chapter.
Started to read it and could not put it down, the story is is just the type I love, lot of things going on it was so interesting that I listened to it in one go, I do lots of hobbies so normally I do 1 or 2 hours a day reading and then other stuff but with this book I finished it in one go and can’t wait for follow up book.