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Nomad

By: Matthew Mather
Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
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Something big is coming...big enough to destroy the entire solar system...and it's heading straight for Earth. That's what Dr. Ben Rollins, head of Harvard's exoplanet research team, is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter and wife, who are vacationing in Italy: Something is coming, he tells them, a hundred times the mass of our sun. We can't see it, we don't know what it is, but it's there. They're calling it Nomad, and it's coming fast. In just a few months, the Earth may be destroyed.

The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches - and Ben discovers that his wife and daughter are trapped in Italy. The key to humanity's survival may rest in the final answers he pieces together in the midst of his frantic scramble to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.

©2015 Matthew Mather (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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She'll be coming down the solar system!

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

Top third for sure. For a dystopian themed book, this one alot going for it. Family drama, tribal issues, science, there is a great deal going on here.

What other book might you compare Nomad to and why?

Gosh, the nuances of this one make it unique. Any of the "something heading for earth that will kill us all off" genre would fit. That said, this one is complex and has ( in particular ) family relationships that add to the story and make it a fascinating listen.

What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

He was consistent, creative and added intensity to what might otherwise be some dry science sections. A wonderful clear and powerful reading.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost did.

Any additional comments?

For the genre this live in, this is a very rich and satisfying listen, with a strong balance of science and drama. It is the start of a series as well, and I look forward to continuing the adventure. Highly recommended.

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Female lead character is annoying!

I tried this book twice because the idea sounds great, and I read another book by this author,Cyber Storm, and it was fantastic, but this book is not. The characters are annoying, and I did not like the narrator’s voices.

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Surprised at the enjoyment

I never read these type books. I'm a cozy mystery kinda girl. When I got the audio of Nomad so inexpensive, I said, "meh, why not listen". It started slow for me and that is probably cuz I was expecting not to enjoy it. And soon enough, I couldn't stop listening. I could feel each characters perspective to the Nomad crisis cuz the writing was great. And surprise, I enjoyed the story. I understand it's not out of the realm of reality for a Nomad situation and I'm intending to enjoy every day and leave this earth being warm, listening to music, wearing my shades laying in a grassy field...safe and secure :) Thanks for the unusual story. I will be getting the next installment.

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main plot chopped in pieces by rather flat subplot

too little plot around actual science. too much psychology and relationship mush.
the basic doomsday premise was good.

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Wow, what a ride!!!

Nomad by Matthew Matter and narrated by Keith Szarabajka is one terrific thriller! It hooked me right away and it didn't stop at all! There were lots of stories going on inside the bigger story . It wasn't like the fact the Earth was in danger wasn't enough, there are more thrills added to this that really kept the suspense high. Great characters, plot, twists, suspense, science, and action going on that made this book special! Very unusual danger that is heading toward Earth. To be a movie too!
The narration was excellent!! Great performance!!!

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Wow

So I'm kinda a space nerd. I spend way to much time with my head in space. This means that when Mathew Mather started quoting actual scientific fact, and at the time ongoing research, I was obviously floored. he did an amazing job of looking at actual science! I will be starting book 2 tonight!

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Snoozer with unlikeable protagonist

Boring. Had this book began where it ended it may have at least been exciting if still not interesting. I couldn’t have cared less about the main characters. Jess is supposedly a woman in her twenties who could move to a foreign country on her own? More like she’s a petulant child who says and does moronic things just to add small scale personal drama because a plot involving the end of the entire world is too impersonal to relate to - or even worse simply because the plot said she needed to act in such ways.

I always say that an average three star book is better than a three star movie. For one star books and movies the same does not hold true; for at least with a one star movie the suffering is generally over within two hours.

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Cool Science, Mismatched Reader.

Easy read with engaging premise, backed by substantiated science and hypotheticals - which was refreshing. The narrator did NOT work with this story, though he is probably good with books dominated by male protagonists. His gritty voice and lack of range made it difficult to know when the predominantly female protagonists were speaking. It also made them annoying when a different reader could easily have portrayed them as more likable. The male protagonists displayed more range and emotion than the females. I don’t think the author intended this based on the lines written.

Pretty amazing how much acting goes into narration; spoken word is a powerful but subtle art form. It didn’t serve this book well, unfortunately.

That said, I will probably continue with the series. I have to love an author who mentions The Hyperion, and who is devoted to trying to craft creative stories around things that are theoretically possible. More please!

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Almost good

If it were only up to the characters ability to sustain my interest in this story I would have stopped half way through. But the overarching space hook kept me going. So many parts of Jess’ story feel like after thought or have no tangible correlation or just plain luck. I ended up more interested to find out what happens to the planet than to the main character.

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It is nice the science

Supposedly may be correct. I really hope there is more of that in the following books, because the "criminal drama" and the story is not very good

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