Mother Ship

An Alien Invasion Book
Narrated by: Scott Aiello
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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They're here.

A ship for every city.

An invasion force beyond our comprehension.

Max Edwards has always felt like something was wrong with the world. Like something was...off.

Like his entire life was a lie being told by the people around him.

Then, it begins. From his friend’s acreage outside Oklahoma City, he witnesses a giant saucer descend from the sky to hover over the city.

Countries all around the world report the same thing - mysterious vessels that refuse all attempts to communicate.

As the world comes apart at the seams, Max realizes everything that’s ever happened to him was leading up to this.

And as impossible as it seems, he may be the only one with the ability to save humanity.

Mere survival won't be enough. Humanity stands to lose everything.

To fight the invaders, Max must forget everything he thought he knew.

Download this gripping alien invasion audiobook and learn humanity's fate.

©2019 Scott Bartlett (P)2020 Mirth Publishing
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Get ready for the Invasion. It's a hell of a ride.

This invasion novel plays on the traditional tropes and inserts much needed humor throughout the book to create a great experience in this genre. The building pace of this novel is really brought to life with Scott Aiello's masterful performance. He deftly creates the voices and personalities of the characters as they grow, devolve and amble through the adventure.

Treat yourself to this wonderful work.

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Another awesome title from Scott Bartlett!

I picked this one up recently because of Scott's work on the Ixan series and how blown away I was by it. I will admit to being a bit leery of a new narrator because I really loved Mark Boyett but Scott Aiello has done a great job with the narration of this story!
The story is very well done and Scott's attention to detail never fails to impress. The characters are well developed and their interactions seem smooth and believable.
If you haven't listened to any of Scott's work, I can highly recommend it, and if you are already a fan, you won't be disappointed.

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I was disappointed

I expected more from this than I got. It was hard to finish and I am an avid fan of science fiction and audio books of all types. It seemed to me that the writer was just not familiar enough with his topic to make the story believable. The main character had completed one year at the USAF Academy in Colorado. I have been there many times so this would make the main character about 19 or 20 years old. His best friend is an idiot and would have died off early on in any real conflict. Personally, I might have killed him myself or left him behind after he continuously put the mission in jeopardy. I just couldn't connect with a hero running around with this idiot and his high school principal trying to save humanity. It just doesn't work that way.

I found the performance not serious enough for the magnitude of the story. I think a different narrator may have helped a little but, again, the content just didn't have enough depth to it for me. I wish it did because I listen to book after book as I drive around the state. A good thriller helps to make the drive so much easier. With this one, I couldn't wait to pull in somewhere to put the book on hold.

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riveting tale spanning. battles on planet & space

sometime one individual can make the difference of the survival of billions. a reluctant hero, good friends, villains from space & within the government topped off with intervention from a most surprising entity. We will have to continue with is riveting adventure and see what Scott has in store for us.

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Scott killed it like always

I’m not a huge Sci-Fi guy but every book Scott writes is great. Always captivating always catches my attention. Can’t wait for more. Excited to see where this series goes. Only problem I had was the voice actors pronunciation of Aegis. But that’s just because I’m a Greek nerd. 5/5

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A silly book!

Granted I am a fan of hard SF but that said, this was a silly book YA for the most part. Strictly for kids.

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Scott Bartlett Delivers Again!

I really enjoyed this book. Can't wait for the sequels! A bit different from the Ixan books, but I loved it!

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Exciting scifi Story

Another well written story by Mr Bartlett. Have not been able to put it down .

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Unexpected

Mother Ship surprised me. I was expecting an "Independence Day' type experience, but this isn't your typical alien invasion and much of it plays out much more like a zombie-esque/ survival story with a healthy dose of conspiracy thrown in. Solid cast of characters, though at times I found the best friend insanely irritating (which I think is exactly how we are meant to feel about him). Solid, well-paced story, that kept me engaged from start to finish. Scott Aiello does a great job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Wanted to like it but did not

It has a good story but I simply hated the MC and most of the secondary characters.

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  • mrs s shwe
  • 03-16-20

Above average alien invasion story

I thoroughly enjoyed how Max’s story evolved from start to finish. Some of the characters were a little 2D but that didn’t spoil the story too much. There were parts that I found predictable but I think that it could be that I have read a lot of invasion stories.
On the whole the book was enjoyable and am glad that I have listened to it. If you like a good story that is not heavy on science, read it with pleasure. I can’t wait for the next installment as the main characters have been established and begin the next phase of their journey.

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  • Fishamatician
  • 03-18-20

A great invasion/survival story

I really enjoyed this tale of alien invasion, zombies, and a boy with hidden talents.

Aliens have visited us before and we knew they would be back, a secret department is created to help fight back when that day comes but they arrived before we were ready.

This book has taken themes from around sf and weaved them into a compelling tale of survival, ruthless government agents and friendship against the odds.