Infinity

Chronos Ring #2
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Having saved humanity from an invading alien armada, Ian Lotus finds himself not rewarded but once again on the run - struggling to stay one step ahead of a galactic government intent on his capture.

However, you don't live as long as Lotus has - well beyond the lifespan of a normal human being - without picking up a trick or two, and Lotus is savvier than most. Catching him won't be easy. Still, his pursuers have a powerful incentive: their quarry is in possession of secrets that could reshape mankind's destiny - in particular, the fact that he's the only person capable of controlling the protective halo of weaponry known as the Chronos Ring, which is humanity's first and last line of defense against its enemies throughout the cosmos.

But human agents aren't all Lotus has to worry about. Also hot on his heels is an army of genetically-engineered horrors controlled by an exiled despot from an alternate dimension, who sees Lotus - and in particular, the Ring - as the pathway for both a return to power and the subjugation of humanity. It's up to Lotus to find a way to stop this menace, before the entire human race is enslaved.

©2017 Vin-Vid Publishing (P)2017 Vin-Vid Publishing

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Fun story!

I started listening to Infinity: Chronos Ring not knowing this was the second book in the series. I decided to go with it and see how I liked it from that perspective, which left me pleasantly surprised!

STORY
As the story progressed, the author did a great job recapping what was going on, so I never felt like I was lost.

The actions scenes were well portrayed and kept me interested in the story while offering amusing thought narration through the protagonist's view that give me a greater understanding of the situation.

The dangers Lotus come across during his travels were entertaining and left me on edge as Lots found clever ways to escape the ever increasing dangerous situation he found himself in. The only issue I had was with the computer character. I enjoyed the dialogue between the two characters, but some of the scenarios seemed a bit too farfetched.

Overall, I really enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone who loves fun science fiction.
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I had no issues with the narration. Mikael does a great job of switching between character voices for both male and female. It was a pleasure listening to this book!
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"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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GREAT STORY, LOVED IT!

Is this the first in the series I've read/listened to, but it was awesome! Really liked getting to know Ian and the others involved. Action, intensity, a great story all around, and really loved the narration as well. I'm now going to go back and listen to the first one in the series, EON! Excellent! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Infinity: Chronos Ring

So glad that there wasn't a second book letdown. The adventures continue. I enjoyed learning more about Ian's background. Another fantastic job by Mr. Naramore. I look forward to seeing where this series takes me. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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"Honest Review"

Giving this another 4 out of 5 stars overall. As I enjoyed the first book my thoughts on this one are not much different. I felt the first book, though maybe not great, was surprisingly good. I found the main character, Eon Lotus, to be likable for someone who has lived hundreds of years. Another job by the narrator which really gave the story life. This book was received in exchange for providing this voluntary review.

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Family Squabbles

Infinity is the second book in the Chronos Ring series. You can read this book as a standalone. Though the storyline will make more sense if you have read the first book. There is violence. I enjoy this series with its multiple planets and enemies. In this book our main character learns more about his family and the universe. I listened to the Audible version. The author spoke clearly and was easy to understand.

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a perfect sequel and great listen

I have actually waited to listen to this sequel for many months. I love the first book and this story is no less memorable. now I wait for the next chapter in tale of this "Lazarus Long" Keep them coming.

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I wish I had read the first one.

After listening to this novel I realized that since I did not read nor listen to the first novel, I was pretty lost in the storyline. The narrator was very good, great pace, enunciation and emotional levels were spot on and he was fun to listen to. I think that the blend of sci-fi and fantasy was well done, I just wished that I had all the character backstories from novel one. I think that I would have had less questions and going "huh". I was given an ARC of this novel and this is my honest review.

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Ring #2

I was given a free copy of this Audiobook In exchange for an honest review. In book #2 Loftus this is trying not to get caught by the galactic government. He is the only 1 that has the secret to the Chronos ring that protects the humans from the bad guys. He also has another Scary race after him and the ring, Loftus this has his hands full what will happen? Read and see.

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Should be marketed to middle/ high schoolers.

This is the second book in the series. While this book is better than the first book, my review of the first book also applies to this one: "lf this book was presented as Young Adult Fiction and the references to sex were removed (there is no sex in the second book), I would say that this is a very good book and well written. It is perfectly aimed at this age group. Reading it reminded me of the feeling that I got when I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books as an 8th grader. It was so simple that I could not enjoy it. As an adult, I would have enjoyed this book more if it contained more detail about the characters, their backgrounds, and the society. The almost complete lack of subplots is a glaring lapse on the part of the author." What makes this book better than the first? The last hour of the audiobook when the climax is taking place is amazing! It is intense and exciting to listen to.

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Great story to continue from the first

Ian Lotus didn't get rewarded last time for saving the human race and now finds he has to run for his life. And its not just one species that is after him, both have their own reasons which make him worthy of capture (or death perhaps). This was a great part 2 following in the same story-line as the first, the author did a good job keepign the same tone as the first book and not progressing too far from where the first one left off. And again The Narrator did a great job, his voice changing with each character, looking forward to checking out other books he has read out. I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving am honest review.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 07-20-18

Excellent !!!

What a beautiful story, truly out of nowhere the Chronos Ring series appeared and amazed me. The author Earl E. Hardman wrote both books beautifully and left an opening for a continuation which I really hope will come because I want more of this excellent story ! Perfect narration by Mikael Naramore . I got nothing bad to say here. I full heartedly recommend this book to all. I know that I reviewed this book honestly even so that I got it for free.

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  • Neville Townsend
  • 12-14-19

Second instalment

Second instalment of this series and just as enjoyable as the first worth a listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-21-19

An Engaging Story

It's good to see the return of Ian as he soon finds out being long lived isn't always a good thing. Meeting family also turns into a greater problem as he soon finds that a lot more people than he thought need his help. An engaging story and a great narration as always.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 01-07-18

There was no way this was going to end well

Ian Lotus may be very human but he was certainly no ordinary man. For a start, no one knew how long he'd been alive - was it mere centuries, or even longer? - during which time he'd amassed an unknowable fortune and had time to develop skills far beyond that of the shorter lived person. He'd built the Chromosome Ring, the defensive shield surrounding the inhabited planets and to which only he had the key. And recently he had been recognised as the son of a near godlike alien.

But he was created by men in authority over the League of Planets and now also hated by his newly discovered younger half brother. Life was about to become difficult for Ian, following his escape from the holding planet on which he and his protector (gift from dad) on which they had been imprisoned.

This is a fun science fictional romp, well narrated by Mikael Naramore whose reading is pace perfect, well modulated and read with understanding. His voicings of all the characters is good, too, clearly differentiating them with suitable tones. Although the second in the series, it is possible to fully enjoy this tale without any knowledge of book one as all that is needed is given here. Not a serious book, raising no thought provoking issues, but it is a jolly good frolic with fights, near indestructible Cyrilllian robots, interplanetary travel (of the beam-me-up-Scottie kind), ambush and intrigue, betrayal and help from an unexpected course. Oh, and lots more.
Like I said, good fun.

My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a complimentary copy of Infinity, via Audiobook Boom. This brief review is equally freely given. Thank you.

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  • MR
  • 12-05-17

Great!!!

I really enjoyed this story, the action was fast paced, the characters were likeable and the narrator did a great job of bring this world to life.

I jumped straight into book 2 but I didn't feel lost or confused with the story line at any point, although I will be going back to book one!

Please note that I was given a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review

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  • Layla
  • 11-27-17

I loved it!

The book was slow to start with but as the story progressed it got better. I have read other books by this author, so I was not disappointed with this one.

If you have read his other books then certain things stick out and are typical Hardman work. I noticed he tends to use somethings in all his books, like, the hero getting out of difficult situations majority of the time. You keep thinking he can't get out of this situation and the author comes up with something that saves the hero. I felt that the character seemed to be really lucky in how he manages to get out of situations however this is a fantasy and anything goes.
I love how the author always comes up with something. That is one of the reason I kept reading this book, just so I can find out how he manages to get the character out of the predicament that they are in.
I love the plot and I found some areas that are predictable and others that were not.

I love this narrator. I have listened to other books that he has narratored and I believe he is suited for this type of genre. He give the story suspense, made the characters more believeable and is able to voice multiple characters. I would highly recommend listening to other books he has narrated.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.