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A dead star is headed for Earth...The shift in Earth’s orbit will unleash a new ice age...And this summer will be our last.  

The news breaks - Logan Willis’s life is falling apart: he lost his job and found out that his wife is cheating on him all in the same day. Thinking that his world has ended, Logan checks into a hotel and turns on the TV to see that he's not far wrong - radio telescopes have detected mysterious signals coming from inside our solar system, and the source is moving toward us at over 500 miles per second. The media concludes that these signals must be of an alien origin. Still reeling from the news, Logan gets a phone call from his brother-in-law. Richard is talking crazy about the end of the world again, but this time he doesn’t sound so crazy.  

A deadly conspiracy unravels - Meanwhile, Richard, who is an astronomer working with the James Webb Space Telescope, is at the White House briefing the president to announce what he and the government have known for almost a decade: aliens are not invading, a frozen ball of gas is. The so-called rogue star is predicted to make a near pass with Earth, disrupting our orbit and unleashing an ice age, the likes of which we haven’t seen for millions of years.  

We’re putting a colony on Mars - Government insider and billionaire Akron Massey has received a steady flow of funding over the past decade for his company, Starcast, to put a colony on Mars. Over the same period he’s been using his personal fortune to create a colony closer to home where he plans to ride out the coming storm along with a thousand of the smartest people on the planet. Humanity will need seeds to plant in the ashes after the chaos clears.  

And wars ignite - When the true nature of the threat becomes known, the nations of Earth prepare to fight over all the warmest parts of the planet. But as war fleets set sail and armies begin marching south, a stunning discovery is made that will change a lot more than just the weather....

©2018 Jasper T. Scott (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Not that good

I don't understand all the positive reviews about this book. The plot was a different take on alien abductions true, but the characters were poorly written with no growth or development. There wasn't 1 character in this book with whom I could relate or even like. A bunch of bumbling idiot adults with bumbling/annoying kids. I really do not like when authors have to materialize women. The author kept repeating how beautiful Kate was throughout the entire book. Then, when Alex meets a girl, of course, she is absolutely stunningly beautiful. I won't be reading any more of this series.

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Incredibly unlikable characters

The main family of four are like a family of narcissistic sociopaths. They're individually irritating and as a group they're collectively hair pulling. The character development is primarily whining, complaining and behaving selfishly or stupidly. I couldn't finish because life's too short.

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REALLY, REALLY, Bad.

The first half of the book is like the worst of the "prepper" (aka SHTF) gun fetishist, end of the world control fantasy you've ever come across. The second half seems like an attempt to set up a longer series cheesy alien robot dialog and negotiation stories.

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Couldn't Finish

Horrible, weak characters. Terrible plot development. Poor narration. Don't waste your time. I rarely return books, but I returned this one

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Okay

This book was wasn't good but wasn't bad. the author chose to detail things that didnt help the experience and didnt detail things I thought could have been better explained. The main character is a push over and didnt help me like the book more.

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Good, not where I expected it to go.

Flynn Earl Jones is a good narrator, has a strange peaceful monotone style. Doesn't really convey action scenes quite right but adds personality and is easy to listen to. The story was good just kinda filled with things that lacked logic or just a bit silly. like everything works out Everytime. Good story just not an apocalypse type book which it kind of portrayed itself as. Kinda like it's not sure what kind of book it wants to be. lacked the depth of books like Commune or After it happened. Good read in all, first half was the better half as it started strong then sort of went everywhere at once.. May get #2.

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I recommend this book

l enjoyed the book couldn't stop listening I and looking forward to the next book (the sequel hopefully)

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Handsome Voice for Storytelling, Just Like His Dad

Although Flynn's voice isn't the same pitch as his father's, his voice is captivating for this story, and he tells it WELL. He captures the emotions of the characters nicely, and he reads the story nice and smoothly. He should get more reading opportunities for narration work so, maybe, just maybe, he can work in something WITH his dad! I mean, he is already a natural (to me) for narrating a story like this! Something tells me he's into these kinds of stories... :)
Me (and millions of others) being a big fan of Mr. Jones (James) and the family, I can already see that he was meant to do things like this, and it runs in his blood!

As for the story, it is definitely getting me to my feet (just reached chapter 9 while typing this review) and I'm eager to know what is about to happen next. Jasper wrote an excellent book, with an alluring plot that keeps its readers (that are into these kinds of books) on edge, and the twists are fascinating to listen to!

I hope to hear more from James and/or Flynn very soon with more work like this in the future. Keep it up :)

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Really good

I found it interesting to the point I want to read the next book. Sorry. Hear the next book. The narrator was pretty good. Kept my interest peaked. Now how long till the next.

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Darth Vader’s son performs his first

(sorry Flynn, had to have that subject) Enjoyed this book. It had some originality and read like a movie. If you enjoy contemporary sci-fi, suspense, apocalyptic stories about families survival then you will like this. I wish some of the choices made were more aligned with educated people like they were supposed to be but that is not uncommon in these type of stories.
Mr. Jones narration was good. It needed some more distinction at times. There was minimal difference between voice inflection during calm, benign scenes and ones where lives were in jeopardy. Overall he did good; I could not find any other books he has done: he has some natural ability. I look forward to the next.