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Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been.

When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want, because once the thieves have the artifact, they're not leaving any witnesses.

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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great book and great performance

Craig alanson is one of those rare occurrances in sci fi and fantasy... no matter what he writes its always great. He is no CS Lewis, Robert Jordan, TS elliot, Tolkien, Orson Scott Card or Jules Verne (and so on) he is Craig Alanson! Out of all the books in my audible library he is always one of the first authors i remember when offering up recommendations or searching for new books to listen to. I enjoy his books just as much as one of the classics, poetry/prose and just as much if not more then many of the more current works available today.

A well written (and narrated) book will transport you to another place. Craig Alanson and MacLeod Andrews do that here in only the way they can!

Macleod Andrews did a great job. I now have one more name to search when it comes to narration. Often times the narator is just not given enough credit but can absolutely "kill" an audible release even if it is the greatest book ever written... in this case he gave it life and a dimension that ray porter, time Gerard Reynolds and Nick poehdel could not have achieved so masterfully as MacLeod Andrews did.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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This author never disappoints!

Although this book was aimed at a young adult audience, it is a FUN adventure for anyone who loves science-fiction and great characters. You might also enjoy this author’s Ascendant series. If you are an adult just discovering this author, be sure to check out Craig Alanson’s exceptional and addictive Expeditionary Force series narrated by the great RC Bray, for which readers need a 6 star rating option!

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Its a YA science fiction, it was good, though.

Bought this because of the author, the book and the performance were very good, but aimed at a young audience. Good clean intro to sci fi for the kids.

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Good young adult/kids book

This is an entertaining story and setting. It seems written for kids and would have a great appeal....I did not know this when I started the audiobook and at first was disappointed but continued on and enjoyed it. If you set your expectations correctly then sit back and enjoy the story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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What a book...

The is a great book and can't wait for more. You fall in love with the book from the beginning and you root on the main characters. I can't wait for some more character development in the next books. This Author is great and I have read everything he has put out.. Keep up the great story

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fun and entertaining

At first I was unsure of this book, however as the story unfolded it truly became extremely entertaining. A real solid story and presented well

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Great, PG-rated story

The author proves you don't need a lot of blood and violence to create a suspenseful story. No one dies here or is even seriously injured. I like that. Yes, there is a slight bit of "Home Alone", but the activities of the kids aren't cartoonish, and while I'm skeptical that a 12- and 14-year old could accomplish what these did, the same is probably true for most adults in the typical thriller.

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interesting and exciting

Where does Aces rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

it is up there hope to see some more in this series

Which scene was your favorite?

in the cargo hold and the chase

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ugh...

I tried to like it. I fell asleep 3 times. then ii realized the problem...it was ~ 8 hours of "home alone" in space. smh

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!!!!

From start to finish!!!! Highly recommended!!
The performance by narrator thoroughly entertaining! Looking forward to book 2!

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  • ferg
  • 01-18-18

Should be a movie

Great book. Excellent descriptive narrative. I already see the movie. Highly recommend for scifi lovers.

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  • Sourendra N Sinha
  • 01-08-18

Best book ever...

I have read numerous sci fi books on space and this has been the best so far!

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  • Lloyd Brown
  • 01-05-18

Another great story from Craig Alanson

my family and I loved the story, and can't wait to hear where it goes next.

a great audible book for the whole family.