A mother’s secret. A son’s destiny.
Can humanity be delivered from certain extinction?
Cosette Sinclair, pregnant with an illegal second child, makes a discovery that will change the course of humanity. While on assignment to find a habitable planet for mankind’s first colony, she witnesses a tear in space - a gateway for a devastating alien invasion. Now, she’s faced with the heart-wrenching choice between saving her unborn child and saving the world.
Moshie lives in a culture where competition is prized above all else. His mother raises him to dominate every creature he encounters. As Moshie trains for the day when he will rule an ancient alien civilization, a whisper in the young man’s mind calls him to something greater. Can he put aside a lifetime of striving for power and heed the cry to save the most undeserving?
She has one chance to save the human race. He has one chance to save himself. Both learn that trusting their long-hated enemies might be their only chance of survival.
Enslaved is the first book in the Exodus Chronicles, a captivating saga of humanity’s final struggle. If you like action-packed adventure, complex characters, and alien worlds, then you’ll love D. Robert Pease’s imaginative interstellar homage to the Book of Exodus.
Buy Enslaved today and chart a course to the promised land....
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the extraordinary Exodus Chronicles, a space opera adventure unlike any other.
Would you consider the audio edition of Enslaved to be better than the print version?
Have only heard the Audible book.
What did you like best about this story?
The technology aspects of the story.
What does David S. Dear bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Not a great deal. I did not enjoy his performance.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The new Exodus
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
The story is a bit confusing to start of with, but as the book progresses it does get better and things start to make sense.
The story is from two POV's (past (mother) before the alien invasion and present (MC's son) a decade or more after the invasion).
I actually liked the aliens and their culture but there were times that it did remind me of earth in the way they behaved or spoke.
There are a few twists that I did not see coming and it is a bit more violent then I was expecting but that did not put me off the book.
My one negative is the ending. I was expecting something more, yet I felt it was rushed and anticlimactic. But other then this, I really liked the book.
The narrator I thought did a great job in voicing the characters and I felt their personality.
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was a very solid sci fi novel. The story is well written. The author did a great job of both world building and character development. The narration was well done and enjoyable to listen to. All around, a great experience. I will definitely look for more in this series.
A really cute book, I really enjoyed listening to it.
The world that the author created is really well written.
The book was interesting and the performance was not bad.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
“Enslaved” is the first, and at the time of this review, only book available in audio format in the “Exodus Chronicles” series. The book is written by D. Robert Pease with the audiobook narration performed by David S. Dear. Mr. Pease has a few other books available on Audible, however this is the first one I have listened too. I am familiar with many of the narrator’s other works and have enjoyed listening to him. The book is a contemporary science fiction story that not only spans space, but it also covers a large amount of time. Overall, I found the book enjoyable and the story interesting. There were a few bumps along the way, but they were few and far between. If you are looking for a new series and you like science fiction, I think you will enjoy the journey Enslaved takes you on.
I found the opening chapter of the book both confusing and powerful at the same time. The listener is dropped into a traumatic situation requiring one to ask what is happening. Right away, you begin asking who are these people, what is the significant of the teddy bear, why are they on a space ship, etc.? At times it was a bit perplexing, but the opening events are revealed to the listener as the book progresses. The story and all the details are well unwrapped throughout the entirety of the book. Once we are placed back on earth, we are not presented with the same planet we live on today; not at all. Instead we find an earth that is overpopulated, government controlled, and lacks the necessary resources for people to survive. The government even has control over the number of children a person can have, and when one is born illegally, the government steps in and makes a decision on next steps. Not a very fun and friendly place to live.
One thing that sets this book apart from others in the genre is the ability for a person to have their memories downloaded into the next generation of living descendants and even one’s ability to selectively download specific events or remove others. Think of all the things you would want to exclude passing down to your children or grandchildren from your own experiences; which sight, feeling, smell, and all other senses would you want included? In the book this is called “transferring” and a person’s memories can only be inserted into one other individual. The other limitation is that a person can only receive a transfer from one other person such as their mother or father; but not both. Doing so simply overwrites the earlier transfer with the newer. I would have like to have had the author spend more time covering this technology as it was quite fascinating. I hope more time is given to it in future books in the series.
A few areas that I would have like to have seen changes was around the communication between younger alien characters. The pokes and jabs they threw at one another reminded me of an earthly school yard, but (sorry for the pun) it seemed alien that aliens would communicate the same way. Their phrasing was more young adult including some slang that for met just did not fit the characters or culture. It simply seemed to earth-like. I’m not sure how the author would be able to correct it, but it just seemed not alien enough to be believable.
One of our main characters had the responsibility to locate and chart a path to a new habitable planet as the population became too much to sustain itself. During her research, she discovers a shocking event that will change and speed up the expected launch in a hope to save some, but not all. The earth is really in a grim state and science is doing all it can to come up with a solution, but it is too late? At times I found the switching from one time to another somewhat confusing and I think it would have been better to have some means of transition, but as you listen you get used to this about a quarter of the way in. Just stick with it, as you will enjoy the entire story.
Regarding the book narration, I enjoy listening to Mr. Dear’s as he has a very rich and clear tone. He gives the book a more dark and gloomy feeling based on his tone, yet he is also able to easily voice the female and child characters quite well. Nothing like having them voiced by character of the same gender or age, but Mr. Dear’s does a fine job. If I had one criticism, it would be that at times I would have liked to have had more inflection used. Other than that, the recording was professionally done, and the narration was clean of any issues.
For parents and younger readers. I do not recall, nor did I make note of any use of profanity in this book. Often, I catch these, but I do not recall any. There are a few graphic scenes of violence and some adult subject matter, including state forced abortion, that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
In summary, I found the book quite fascinating and the worlds the author created engaging. Although there were a few times I was confused by what was going on, the author often took the extra time to put me back on the right track. When I really think about the book, it is a coming of age story with a few other elements sprinkled in making it even better. If you are looking for a new series, I would recommend you pick up this book and give it a try. If you are not a person who like series, be aware that this book does leave a few open-ended plotlines but based on those I think the next book in the series will also be a good one.
Disclaimer: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator
“I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
So I’ll start off by saying I had a hard time getting into this book at first, but before I knew I was completely engrossed.
This is a completely original take on a very old book, and I didn’t get it until the very last sentence!! Wow! Hats off to the author!!
The narrator did a great job, very well spoken and easy to listen to.
I can’t wait to listen to the sequel!! Thanks
An entertaining story of alien invasion, galactic domination,and a quest for freedom, this novel is told from two viewpoints, Cosette, the scientist on Earth , and her son, Moshie, raised on an alien world .The narrator, David Dear, did an excellent job with the various voices.
Sooo, this book was sooo awesome that I read it in 2 days! Intriguing story line. It's like I have a tendril of a thought to a similar type book or movie but that it eludes me is a testament to it's originality. I often become frustrated when each chapter alternates between the present and past. Here we spliced that with 2 individual characters.
Oh my, I just made a couple of connections between the Egyptians/Ra & the Bible. Getting to experience Cossette & Moishe's lives was amazing. Ugh! There's so much I want to say but they all lead to spoilers.
Tsk smh! Incredible world building & descriptions. Excellent narrator/narration, as well.
The ending… wow, let's put it this way, I hope there's a 2nd book available right now!
My star ratings include these 5 elements:
1★ story line
1★ engaging characters
1★ use of world building/descriptive
1★ being well edited or narrated
1★ the ending
Almost forgot this requirement as if I'd waste my time reviewing a book against my will! Blah blah blah… I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
An exceptional science fiction novel which takes you to new worlds and puts its heroes through a traumatic conga line of terrible circumstances. It has some fascinating ideas about memories and the first protagonist reminds me a bit of the Archive from the Dresden Files. The second protagonist has a tragic story which shows terrible things happening to the human race that really surprised me that the author would go there. Either way, this was an excellent book from beginning to end. I also appreciate the narrator and think they did a fabulous job. This is definitely a fun, well-written sci-fi experience.
I really liked this story. Many twists and turns, likeable characters, fast paced. I will be reading more from D. Robert Pease. Also: "I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review"
The works of Robert Pease have always been creative but with Enslaved he moves to a new imaginative level yet still manages to retain the humanity of his characters. Mostly written with interleaving chapters charting the early years of Moshie, also called Chaim, as he grows up in slave status within the Sphere, always determined to better his position, and alternately following his mother, Cosette, essentially from Chaim's conception until a few hours after his birth, a vivid picture of two completely different societies emerge. One is destined to destroy the other.
Well written, with good characterisation, constant excitement and twists to the plot, the story is a rather unique tale of alien invasion, of family relationships, right and wrong and the meaning of life and power.. It is a strange book which deserves close reading.
I first read Enslaved in ebook format some months ago and recently requested, and was given, a complimentary audiobook copy by the rights holder. Thank you so much for that. Narrated by David S Dear. the story remained as enjoyable as the very first reading, Mr.Dear's performance was excellent, his reading clear, well paced and appropriate. Definitely a recommended listen..
Unusual and different, this is a book for all S.F. fans.