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Orion Colony

An Intergalactic Space Opera Adventure
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Series: Orion Colony, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Humanity's Exodus is about to begin.  

When half of mankind revolts and demands more opportunity, those at the top decide on a compromise: They will build the first colony ships and allow the rest to discover new worlds and start over.  

Twelve ships are built. The first is called the Orion.   

Many are eager to go, but only 100,000 are chosen for each vessel. Far from Earth, a new life awaits, and it promises the prosperity they've always wanted.  

But still, resistance stirs.   

There are those who are eager to sabotage this new expansion effort, threatening the promise of a new life. As Orion moves through the void of space, towards a distant world, its passengers must fight for survival in an unprecedented conflict.  

Win or lose, their future will be forever changed.  

Experience a sprawling galactic tale in this first entry to The Orion Colony series. If you're a fan of Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, or Indiana Jones, you'll love this epic, space opera adventure.

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Very much enjoyed this book

Great story and Ray Porter awesome performance, looking forward to the next book. If you like space drama without very much politics this should be for you.

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Good but pricey for 6 hours

Liked the story and like Ray Porter narration but pushing the limits on price for a 6 hour book in my opinion.

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Fantastic Ride

Ray Porter did a wonderful job portraying so many characters within the story. As I lay listen to the story I could see each character as separate fully alive. He did a fantastic job.
The story fast paced, action around each corner. Bravo Jonathan Yanze and J.N. Chaney on a fantastic series. Now on to the second book.

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Ready to get booked to

Very good specially without the foul language And cursing made it perfect good storyline draws you in

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Action packed!

After reading the first three books in the Renegade Star Series, I found myself wanting to know the history of the colony ships, and the history that led to what we see in the Renegade Star timeline. While the story takes some time setting the stage, once it ramps up, it doesn't quit. Each time I got to the end of a chapter, I immediately wanted to listen to the next.

Now that I've finished the first book in this series, I feel compelled to continue on and learn what happens to our lovable, and snarky, protagonist.

The narrator does a fantastic job keeping you invested in the story, with his excellent delivery, making you feel as though you are right there in the thick of it. Audiobooks are hit and miss, depending on the narrator, and Ray Porter does a superb job keeping you invested in the narrative.

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Fantastic addition to the Renegade Star universe!!

I absolutely love this story. I devoured the Renegade Star books and this is such a wonderful prequel to that series. You can without a doubt jump into this series without any prior knowledge of the RE universe. Keep ‘em coming Mr Chaney!!!!

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HOOKED!!

As a huge fan of the Renegade series, the Orion series is a fantastic prequel to Renegade. Instantly intrigued from the beginning, I cannot wait to get into book 2! Ray Porter as narrator is just a bonus to a great story.

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The best journey companion I’ve found so far

Orion Colony is such a gripping story a must have for any audible listener, trust me you won’t want to stop listening, I’ve sat outside work just to listen as I didn’t want it to stop

Fantastic book from a fantastic writer

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Excellent as expected!

Chaney/Yanez do a magnificent job expanding on the universe Chaney built for us! With an awesome cast of new characters and a surprising turn of events the story definitely keeps you interested.

Props to Ray Porter's narration skills as well! Never found myself bored or disinterested, never had trouble knowing what characters I was hearing.

Can't wait to devour the next book!

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another great addition to the Renegade Star series

sure, there's no Jace Hughes, but there are other new characters whom will grab your attention. this story goes way back in the past, and fills in some rich history to things we know from Renegade Star. an intriguing who done it, with elements of exploration, this is a very solid beginning to this new trilogy. If you love the universe created in Renegade Star, you won't want to miss this, but on the other hand, if you've never read (or listened to) Renegade Star, these books certainly stand strong enough on their own.

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  • RickG73
  • 06-24-19

Really enjoyed the series so far.

Really enjoyed the series so far, heard 1 to 3. Hopefully will be many more.
Its great how Ray Porter gives each character a different voice.