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After a spaceship crashes into the planet Tonath, the lone occupant survives and fights his way to the sunlit part of the planet.

When a passing freighter finds him and takes him to the Western Starshift Institute of the Way, he finds the teacher. Tonath is a planet torn apart by the forces of nature, and only the teacher can predict the movement of the stars and interpret the prophecies.

But will the teacher be able to recognize true man and true foe in time to save Tonath from a thousand years of burning?

©2015 Mari Collier (P)2020 Mari Collier

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Interesting but fell flat

I wasn't as captivated as I thought I'd be with this story. It had such a promising premise, but I couldn't connect with the characters, and the story felt staggered and jagged (best way I can describe it). I thought the narration was pretty good, but I couldn't find a way to stay intrigued enough to keep my mind from wandering a good bit. It's possible that a physical copy would force me to pay attention more, though. I received this free audiobook copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Gave it 30 days and just couldnt get through it

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Per these terms I have 30 days to leave a review and I just couldnt finish this book. I could not connect with the characters and while the world seemed interesting, the whole setting/premise was just odd to me. I constantly found myself thinking about unrelated things and would then be brought back to the moment and have no idea what is going on. Sean Duregger does a good job with his narration but the overall story I was just not impressed with. I have been unable to finish this book within my deadline and this review is a reflection of what I have heard. If I ever get around to finishing the book I will update this review to reflect that.

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Awesome and Intriguing!!!

I was captivated by this story from the start. The action and adventure riveted my attention…so much so, it was hard to take a break from listening. I highly recommend this book to all fans of exciting science fiction stories. The mystery and suspense of the plot was intriguing and kept me guessing as to what would happen next throughout the story. The narrator was outstanding as I had no trouble differentiating between the characters as he brought this story to life. I guarantee that once you reach the end of this story, you’ll definitely want to listen to the next book! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Excellent Sci/Fi Adventure

This story opens quite well with good amount of mystery, but not so much that the listener’s intrigue is left baffled. Progression in the story line is smoothly accomplished. The ending of the story is professionally done, with a seemingly ability to flow into a sequel, but can be left as a stand alone novel. The narration was accomplished in a professional style with excellent vocal pressure. I would recommend this audiobook for ages 12 and older due to some tense social-political situations I was given this audiobook for free and I freely give it my rating and opinion

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More a tale of the Wild West

I was expecting sci fi. There are some aspects of it, but so far, it is basically a Western. The main character seems interesting enough, but I didn’t like him enough to listen further to a Western. They aren’t my taste, and that’s basically what this is at the two hour point. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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Character driven story

Good story with solid narration. This is a very character driven story with some social commentary. There are issues with race and religion on a planet that mirrors the old west. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one in the series!

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  • Richard Hildrew
  • 10-18-20

Wonderful Sci-Fi story

I really enjoyed this well written Sci-Fi story, it was the first Mari Collier book that I have listened to and it won't be the last. The storyline was interesting and kept me engaged until the very end, I can't wait to listen to the next installment. A special mention goes to the excellent narration by Sean Duregger.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 06-16-20

Who am I?

The lone traveller with two hearts wakes with the realisation that his space ship is in trouble before it disintegrates, and, waking a second time, finds himself in a strange, foul smelling world of green. Pursued by green men and struck on the head, he wakes once more, this time to find himself tended by a doctor in a type of monestary, the world no longer green but normal. He had been unconscious for at least two weeks and, slowly recovering, finds he no longer has any memories. He is on Tonath, ruled over by the Teacher who accepts him, names him Loren and sees that he is cared for and educated in the Way. The story follows Loren's life on this pre industrialized planet. This was an excellent start to a novel but, unfortunately for this reader, despite the character of Loren totally dominating the story, he seemed a two dimensional character and, moreover, an unlikable one. The almost wild West setting was similarly off putting and I struggled to stay focused on the progress of our hero as scenes tended to jump about on the linear timeline. The Teacher's quest for the.one True Man, as opposed to the True Foe, whose identity was believed to save or destroy the planet, was far more interesting but, sadly, much less prominent. The book was, otherwise, well written and, mostly, well read by Sean Duregggar, whose performance is well paced and modulated, with individual voicings for the numerous characters, though occasionally, especially towards the end, these voices seem to become muddled. Regretfully, I have to admit this was not a book for me: vast potential but not a story which grabbed and maintained my interest after the initial chapters, more like fantasy than science fiction. There is obviously going to be a continuing series but I doubt that I will continue with it, although I am sure the book will appeal to many readers. My thanks, however, to the rights holder of Man, True Man, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy via Audiobook Boom. And I just commend the stunning cover.

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  • 06-15-20

wow

what a totally fantastic audiobook from the pen of Mari Collier and narrated by Sean Duregger. I am looking forward to more in this series xxxxxxx