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No Higher Ground

Narrated by: Todd Menesses
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Sam Czerny’s career as a xenobiologist was relegated to studying strange life forms deep in the oceans. Then a Chinese mining facility discovers an unusual artifact on the far side of the moon. A device which could change the way humanity sees itself and its place in the galaxy. Sam finds himself on the project of his dreams only to get caught up in a sudden war between the US and China. A war that prevents the two governments from noticing an even more dangerous arrival.

©2017 Roman Godzich (P)2018 Roman Godzich

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Love this book!

This book was recommended by a friend. I like to listen in my car. I found myself returning home and sitting in my driveway until the chapter was finished. Sequel? Please!!

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Don't go throwing rocks from the moon!

I really liked this story. I liked how it used a couple of different ideas and brought them all together to make the story unique. I thought the plot was going one way and then it took a turn that I was not expecting, which is always fun in a book. I would recommend this one if you like a space adventure with some political intrigue mixed in. Neat ending that leaves room for more story to be told.

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Needed Editing

My big gripe with the story are the many convenient contrivances with no background and no explanation. Protector miraculously siphoning energy and the like. Nothing an editor couldn’t have caught. Story was pretty good, a 3, performance was better. This author needs an editor.

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Good idea poorly executed

Female dialogue came off as childish and whiny. Reader can’t do accents at all. Black characters sounded like minstrel caricatures. Lots of American voices were nasal. Foreign accents where so bad as to be accidentally racist. I am certain the reader did not intend that to be the case, he just didn’t know how to do them correctly.

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Painful dialogue

The dialogue between characters is rigid and unnatural, which distracts from an interesting storyline that had potential. It was honestly painful to listen to at times when certain characters interacted. I’ll concede that this could be due to the way it was narrated, but still, there were multiple times I wanted to check if the author was still in middle school to make sure I wasn’t getting frustrated with a child writing his first book.

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A book on Corporate intrigue and Chinese Spying

Monotonous personal history of Chinese Party leaders and the spying make this a dull read.

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Difficult to listen to

I could not listen any further than about 1/4 way into the story. A combination of the author's youthful speech of all of the women and the narrator's portrayal of them made them sound like schoolgirls instead of the professional adults that they were. Too annoying to continue.

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  • Ronald
  • Ukiah, CA, United States
  • 09-09-18

Not my Cup of Tea

I have to be honest. I really wanted to like this book. But:
I was sadly disappointed in this book. First the premise that only the Chinese would be interested in Extraterrestrial artifact is mind boggling. There would have been a rush to the object. The characters are juvenile and their interaction is to the point of painful. The narration is so bad I almost stopped. I kept hoping the story and narration might improve. Sadly it was not so. I see the narrator has worked on another series and was used for sevral books so he must have some abilities but they were lacking here.
I’ll wait until this author gets better ratting before using another credit.

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