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An insane immortal alien ruler discovers his planet, ravaged by a millennia of war is dying, but there is another planet called earth. He will stop at nothing to make earth a new home for his people. The only thing standing in his way is CJ McDonald, a brilliant child prodigy who is destined to become the world’s greatest soldier and it’s only hope for survival.

©2014 carl mcclain (P)2014 carl mcclain

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couldn't stop listening. ..

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Plot was well thought out and really enjoyed the pacing.

Who was your favorite character and why?

CJ was a great character. His gritty attitude combined combined with that genius level intellect was well written.

Have you listened to any of Barry Abrams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is actually a first for me with this reader. He really helped bring characters to life and added to many scenes.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was a moment in the book that will move everyone, but I don't want to be a spoiler!

Any additional comments?

I believe this was this authors first book. If so, I'm really impressed and looking forward to more from him....

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Why have I never heard from this author before

What made the experience of listening to Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci the most enjoyable?

The plot lots of action

What did you like best about this story?

The way the main character grew up seemingly before our eyes. Started as a boy and by the end was a brilliant ass kicking man

What aspect of Barry Abrams’s performance would you have changed?

seems to struggle with consistancy when it comes to different voices

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh, cry and almost piss myself, I had to decompress emotionally when I finished listening

Any additional comments?

Awesome work sir, thank you for excellent read, when I purchased this book I was expecting mediocre distraction instead I listen to a book that continues to haunt me long after I read it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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what a ride

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is one of the best sci-fi books I have read

What other book might you compare Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci to and why?

swarm, or may be Victor the asasin

Would you listen to another book narrated by Barry Abrams?

yes

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

THE MIND OF A BRILLIANT SCIENTIST THE HEART OF WARRIOR AND THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE PLANET

Any additional comments?

PLEASE HURRY AND WRITE THE 2ND BOOK I CANT WAIT

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JACK BAUER MEETS JAMES KIRK

If you could sum up Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci in three words, what would they be?

ass kicking, adventure, non stop action

What other book might you compare Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci to and why?

its a combination of into the black and mitch rapp

How did the narrator detract from the book?

seemed to struggle with the different voices

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

yes

Any additional comments?

This is one of the best sci-books I have read in years huge fan cant wait for the next one

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WOW!!!!! AWE SOME BOOK

What did you love best about Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci?

THE SMART SEXY BAD ASS HEREO

Who was your favorite character and why?

BESIDES CJ MCDONALD, I WOULD SAY REANNIN SHE MADE ME LAUGH AND REMINDS ME OF AND CJ IS THE GUY YOU MARRY BUT DARYL IS THE GUY YOU DATE

Would you listen to another book narrated by Barry Abrams?

YES

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

HELL YES AND I ALMOST DID

Any additional comments?

THIS IS A GREAT THRILLER, SCI-FI LOVE STORY ALL IN ONE

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Hidden Gem....Must read for Sci-fi Fans!

Where does Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listened to about 30-40 audio books in my life, and this one easily ranks as one of, if not the best. Between the story and voice acting, I was hooked from the first chapter.

What did you like best about this story?

The pacing was something I really enjoyed. Some books I have listened to in the past seem to drone on without any real sense of direction. This one stayed on point and kept me interested from the first chapter to the last.

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

I listened to this book in two sittings, which is the fastest I have ever done an audio book. I kept telling myself, one more chapter, then I'll go to bed, and then I found myself listening to three or more. I was almost sad when I was finished with the book. I can't wait for the next one in the series.

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Great Story....Great Narroration

What did you love best about Destination Earth: Rise of The Da Vinci?

The Opening. It reaches out and grabs you right away and never lets up

Which character – as performed by Barry Abrams – was your favorite?

CJ McDonald

Any additional comments?

There are not a great deal of quality independent Sci-Fi books on the market right now. I consider this to be one of the best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Narration quite sub par

Feels like being read to by a kindergarten teacher, and you are forced into ultra enunciation of each word. Painful.

My mind was on the bad narration rather than the story.

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Implausible, Poorly Crafted Story

This is a fine listen if you are willing to suspend all belief, not question the reality created, and like everything one dimensional. There are just so many things that distract. I cannot recommend this one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful