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Altered Starscape Audiobook

Altered Starscape: Andromedan Dark, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Galaxies collide in a thrilling new series from best-selling author Ian Douglas, as the last humans in the universe face off against a new threat.

The year is 2162. Thirty-eight years after first contact, Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair leads the Tellus Ad Astra on an unprecedented expedition to the Galactic Core, carrying more than a million scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and AIs. Despite his reservations about their alien hosts, St. Clair is deeply committed to his people - especially after they're sucked into a black hole and spat out four billion years in the future.

Civilizations have risen and fallen. The Andromeda Galaxy is drifting into the Milky Way. And Earth is most certainly a distant memory. All that matters now is survival. But as the ship's marines search for allies amid ancient ruins and strange new planetary structures, St. Clair must wrap his mind around an enemy capable of harnessing a weapon of incomprehensible power: space itself.

©2015 William H. Keith, Jr. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Sharpy 11-09-16
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    "Good Sci fi story but.."

    Absolutely no character development. Only listened to find out what happened next in the story, nothing engaging about the characters at all...

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    Linda Luella 11-08-16 Member Since 2008

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    "Can I give no stars?"

    DON'T WASTE YOUR CREDIT! This is truly the oddest and most boring space opera I have ever read. I can't blame the narrator, he was the only saving grace that got me to try the various chapters. But the author writes like Jean Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear), going on and on describing minute details, but without the historical research she did. I actually skipped one chapter after half of it was nothing more than descriptive words with absolutely no one doing anything.

    I can't really spoil this book for you as I couldn't finish it but the author let his imagination run wild. There is a VR addicted society with caretakers who seem to believe the addicted are "transcended" Gods, a society of what came across as giant mammoth elephants with 2 brains, the wolf spider society, just too much fantasy for me.

    You may find this book funny. I found it so over the top with no real story I could find believable that I gave up on it and am returning it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AndyVee Bay Area, CA United States 02-04-17
    AndyVee Bay Area, CA United States 02-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    sex robots. naked star troopers. interdimensional bad guys. time travel...narrated by Zap Branigan. just terrible.

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    chris 12-06-16
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    "Great storyline."

    Well acted and the storyline really kept me hooked. All around great stuff for sci-fi fans.

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    john c haanraadts 2 12-03-16

    Love stories.

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    "I loved this book"

    What a pleasure it was to listen to this story. One of my favorites now. Can't wait for more. Ian you did a great job. Thank you for the adventure. The narrator was excellent. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻.

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    "Imagine it."

    Big scale of new galaxy with creations from sci-fi novels, philosophy and theoretical physics brought to life in one place. Very well written - interesting plot. Those "Big ideas" are well implemented into the story (in many sci-fi novels it feels out of place but not in this case). If only you can imagine it (and I'm sure you can) you'll be amazed. Have a nice time with this book I sure did.

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  • Mr. R. Chvapil
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable ride as always"

    I enjoy Ian's portrayal of mankind's future every time. It is easy to let the story take you and accept it as believable future.

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  • carl
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    "Not great but just about held my interest"

    I have loads of sci fi books this is by no means great, it's not a classic but I made it to the end and did not skip forward! Probably going to get the next in the series.. Sort of generic basic space adventure

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