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Orbital

Station Breaker Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (382 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For astronaut David Dixon, sneaking aboard a Russian space station and stealing a nuclear bomb was the easy part - now he has to survive re-entry on an untested inflatable heat shield and then deal with the aftermath of being the most wanted man on Earth.

When a clandestine intelligence agency offers David the chance to return to space and probably not get killed - he finds himself in a world of intrigue when a secret mission takes an unexpected turn as he goes undercover on an orbiting science platform in order to track down the spymaster known as Silverback.

©2017 Andrew Mayne (P)2017 Tantor

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A Decent Sequel that continues the series

I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. I liked it. It has everything you'd expect from a sequel. More world building. More covert space missions. More extreme space problems. I enjoy the series, but book one pulled me in and didn't let go. This one was slower to start and less of a thrill ride.

If you liked the 1st book you'll like this one, it's a solid sequel. I just wish it was as fast paced and WTF as the first one from the beginning.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Quickly becoming my favorite author

Andrew Mayne weaves a spellbinding space tale with the tiniest little hint of a romance that helps to drive the main characters ethics. A fun read from start to finish, though you'll definitely want to read/listen to Station Breaker first as it picks up right where SB leaves off. Highest recommendation.

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5 stars just for the duct tape

Delightful for its inventiveness. I liked the first book a little bit better, but it was still really great.

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Great characters!

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator was very good with few exceptions. The main characters were very likable. The story was imaginative and interesting if implausible in places. Stories like this can sometimes be implausible, so I don’t hold that against this book. The author really needs to work on his medical research. There are a lot of medical inaccuracies that are annoying! I do recommend this book and author and will be reading or listening to more of his titles. I also hope there will be more with the David Dixon character :)

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The rest of Book 1 begins Book 2 - annoying trick!

Still annoyed that the author/publisher chose to leave Book 1 unfinished, forcing the listener to buy Book 2 to finish Book 1.

Simply unethical and greedy decision by the author / publisher.

I won't buy another book from Andrew Mayne in the future.

This second book wasn't that great either. Once Book 1's ending was done, the character's story resumed after some weeks rest and went off on a different story line. The story line dragged a bit and I was tempted to return the book but hung in there.

This book is a bit "cheesy" and over-the-top with Macgyver-ish solutions. The writing lacks sophistication and depth and layers, so I'd put this at Young Adult level.

And, that's it for this unethical sales-ploy-using author/publisher. This is great for people who like to use 2 credits to finish one book.

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Good sequel to a great original story

I finally got around to finishing the sequel. While not as great as part 1. Overall a good sequel.

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Great Story

Great storyline and characters. The character development was spot on. Only thing that would make it better is aliens or AIs. haha

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A detective story on a space station

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Station Breaker, and was happy to find out that there was another. The story was not as action packed as the first, but was very enjoyable. I like the main character and, having worked in the space program, really enjoy the subject matter. Kyle McCarley reads with LOTS of emotion, and brings the characters to life. I would suggest starting with Station Breakers and then listening to this right after. I'm hoping there is another book in this series soon.

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Hard SciFi With Mystery and Heart

This is the the near future I hope we'll actually see soon, with heroic men and women leading the way. All given life by Kyle McCarley's narration.

There's action, danger, suspense, mystery, and romance played out in a world of orbital space development.

What more could you want?

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if you like the..

If you like the work Andrew Mayne does on his Weird Things podcast with Justin Robert Young and Brian Brushwood, then there is no chance you will not love this book. Mayne hits another home run into orbit with the second Station Breaker!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful