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Emergence Audiobook

Emergence: The Dark Tide Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

They came from deep space. They came to destroy humanity.

Two thousand years ago, bloodthirsty aliens called the Krai'kesh devastated the world of Tar Ebon. Humanity almost perished. Now they're back to finish the deed.

But now the Federation is prepared. Now they fight back.

Captain Martin Rigsby was forged in the crucible of war. After the last war, he was assigned to the outer rim of the United Federation of Planets. Martin must lead his aging fleet to face the enemy in battle.

Marine Lieutenant Derek Jamison is stuck on a shithole planet at the far edge of the galaxy. But when destruction rains from the sky he must rally the troops and face this new threat, whatever the cost.

Agent Kimberly Hague is working routine security duty at a presidential summit when betrayal leads to an explosion and subsequent attempt on the president's life, turning her world upside down. She must pursue the traitors responsible and bring them to justice.

Against the alien onslaught, they each stand alone. But they will fight. They will rise. They will win, or die trying.

©2016, 2017 Dayne Edmondson (P)2017 Dayne Edmondson

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    Jason 09-28-17
    Jason 09-28-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Great story - needs a different narrator."

    Great story, just can't get past the narration. Kills it for me.

    "This book was provided at no cost for a unbiased review."

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    Mary Karowski 09-26-17
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    "Epic space battles await"

    Here we have the first book in a new series. The author delivers epic space battles interesting characters plot twists and more. All of that combines to immerse the reader/listener into an epic tale. Alien invaders out of legend, immortal guardians who have warned of this day, Magic and technology guts and glory. Enjoy this well written well narrated story. Can't wait for the next one. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Nicole MommaKauk Northern Ontario, Canada 09-25-17
    Nicole MommaKauk Northern Ontario, Canada 09-25-17
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    "Great space story"

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    Attempted assassinations, military assistance, battling with alien creatures and attempting to escape with their lives. There are some fast paced sections and some that are a little slow. I found the audible voice quality was poor initially - like the he was too close to the microphone but it got better farther in. Every now and then there was echoes but this was usually only a few seconds or a sentence. I like when they are talking over radio it actually sounds like a recording. Good overall story with enough detail to get you interested.

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    Tyler U. 09-22-17
    Tyler U. 09-22-17
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    "Meh"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    The narration was pretty decent, the story line was nothing new to the genre... typical alien invasion/humanity fights back concept. The dialog was, at times, hokey. This book seemed rushed somehow. Like the author had all of these great ideas and tried to put them all into the story.

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    Jared 09-19-17
    Jared 09-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A good idea, in a rush to jam in far too much."

    -Story-
    This book had a lot of good ideas, but for what I think is the first time on audible I actually wish this small book had been substantially longer. I don't particularly mean that in that I was especially attached to any of the cast and couldn't let go. Instead I mean that this book feels like it was the script for a bad action movie, or maybe even an anime, the way it moves from action scene to action scene while force-feeding you more and more exposition and new caveats. If Dayne Edmondson wanted to keep everything from the story and not have it just be one jumbled mess the book needed to be probably half again as long. Its either that or he wasn't sure what he wanted the book to be about and just threw spaghetti at the fridge to see what stuck. To make my point allow me to categorize this book. Its a futuristic book that seems to start out as a fighter pilot story, then moves into espionage...no wait sorry that's a war story in space, with magic, and superhuman immortal mages, oh and aliens. Also, some of the lines in the book are almost painful, one of the bad guys literally says "Your hubris will be your undoing, enjoy your doom" Its the kind of line you expect to hear from a villain in an old popcorn flick right before Segal blows nameless extra #41 away with a grenade. What's worst is that I think the book could have been a good story if it took time to develop any of these things or characters instead of just throwing them at you one after the other in rapid fire.

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    To be honest I'm not sure how to feel about Dan Carroll. On the one hand his narration was clear and understandable the entire book through and he did have a good rhythm to his reading. On the other, it may just be me but the tone he uses throughout the book sounds like someone reading a children's book. For a book that is darn near one long action scene he doesn't do a great job at impressing that feeling through his voice. Also there is a main character who is an immortal but the author makes a point of it to include the fact he doesn't look more than about 20 devoting an entire scene to the conflict of appearance and age......but he just gets stereotypical old guy voice making you forget the fact that he's supposed to be youthful rather easily.

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    A lot of wonderful ideas put in a blender and then fed to you with a fire hose. Decent narrator depending on your personal preference. Not terrible if you get it on sale but I don't think it will open your eyes to anything new.

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    I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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    Dave Harmon 09-12-17
    Dave Harmon 09-12-17
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    "listening to a radio drama instead on an audio boo"

    Great story, cannot wait to buy the next book. Performance was great apart from female voices. It made me think I was listening to a radio drama instead on an audio book.

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    Eagle4life69 09-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Start to a Series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this was a great story. I normally do not like magic and stuff in books because it makes it less believable but this book actually kept it just to a minimum and did not go overboard using magic to solve all of the problems. Those Characters who do have special powers can't go on forever and at times if over used would be out of the battle recovering for some time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Emergence?

    The Final battle scene had me on my toes waiting to see if they could make it or not. I was unsure of what the results could be and that helps make this a good book.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader cannot to female voices and makes all females sound like a man with a raspy voice. Also, why can readers not understand that HUD is a word you say not spell out, and why do they also spell out ASAP and not read it? If this is a military-ish book then the terms should be read out correctly. Saying HUD is faster than spelling it every time.

    This book did one thing that I really loved, the sound was altered for COM traffic adding a more realistic feel to the book.

    Oh and one more thing I didn't like was the readers recording, his mic has a flatter tone than even the "This is Audible" intro and it was jarring to listen to with headphones on. Playing it in the car I could not notice but with headphones, it was hard to listen to.


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

    Not really I did listen when I could while in my car but I was not left sitting waiting in my car.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Tezlon 09-05-17
    Tezlon 09-05-17
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    "Awesome series so far."

    Really enjoyed the book. Even more so it ties into previous books by the author.

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    9/25/17
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    "Exciting and action packed!!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this story, the action is fast paced and enjoyable and the concept of travelling back in time to defeat an enemy only for the general population to forget it new to me. I would have preferred a little more from the characters as I feel that they're personalities were lightly covered.

    It took me a little while to get used to the narrator as some of the voices were a little strange.


    Overall I really enjoyed this story and I will be adding book 2 to my wish list.


    Please note that I was given this free review copy and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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