First of My Kind, 2nd Edition

Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
Series: First of My Kind, Book 1
Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (587 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

First of My Kind is the story of Nathan Myers, a Missouri farm boy who, through a chain of events that happens halfway across the galaxy, finds his way from the seat of his Grandfather's tractor to the command of a starship from a lost super race.

Nathan will tell you in his own words about the life and death struggles he encounters on his journey. He will tell you about the humor, peril, and pain of his galactic education. Even with the help of an eccentric A.I. and the most unlikely of allies, he still finds it easy to lose his humanity to the horrors and injustice of a galaxy no one could have imagined.

©2018 Marc Stevens (P)2018 Tantor

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Great start meh finish

The writing is decent and takes awhile to get going but it felt like the author tried to do too much. Still parts are engaging and entertaining but the last half felt like a bit of a slog. Author has potential and the book is a good plane trip listen. New narrator for me was very good.

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Main character has 6th grade personality

The main character is portrayed as a hyperactive young adult with the knowledge of a low level 6th grade student, "dumb everything down for me" he orders repetitively. This could be a better story without the hokey farm boy story level.

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Litrpg “esque”

Not quite litrpg but very much in the same vein with many upgrades and challenges being presented. Very well written and a fun well thought out story. Looking forward to more in the series.

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fabulous book

this was one of the best books that I have read in a very long time. It was full of action suspense and everything that you would want in a book. I love the description of the aliens I love the ship and the relationship. it was a great book and now I'm going to see if there is a sequel that I can buy.

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outstanding!!!

great story - smooth narration

With narration that brings the characters to life and a story so engaging that you will have a hard time putting it down - what more could you ask for?

Stop hesitating and buy it!

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Hard for me to finish

I think I might be enjoying this book more if it had a different narrator. I am little more than halfway through the book, and I think all of the characters sound whiny and wimpy.

Edit: I did finish the book, and overall I'm glad that I did. My previous comments, however, stand.

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good read

a good story. it does provide emotions to alien races that are more similar to human emotions and human responses in certain situations as opposed to completely alien responses so that makes it less of a definite human alien interaction as opposed to human and unusual human interaction. overall still very good story with relatively Nonstop Action. Some of the action does however become a little bit on the repetitive side.

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Arrogant

Sanctimonious egomaniacal waste. It goes from self righteous malarkey to childish humor. I am sorry I wasted so much time.

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Loved it didn't want it to end

A great audio book felt like two good stories roll into one.Book two is out i hope it goes to audio soon.

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Incredibly cheesy and unbelievable

This was one of my most unpleasant listening experiences. The entire plot is so cliche, cheesy, and unrealistic. Everything is incredibly convenient for the main character. I tried multiple times to finish this book but the cringe wouldn't let me. I ended up returning it.

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