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War comes home to the Sol system when the Drasin track a human ship back to Earth, with devastating consequences. Facing massive force of invading alien ships wielding terrible power, the crew of the NAC spacecraft, their allies, and the people of Earth must mount a desperate effort to stop them.

Doomed from the start, but with nowhere to retreat, Captain Eric Weston commits his ship to the defense of the human race even as the human outposts in Sol system fall one by one before the unrelenting Drasin onslaught.

A first-rate military science fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Homeworld: Odyssey One, the third installment of the Odyssey One Series, continues the exhilarating, hard-pressed action as the Captain Weston faces an overwhelming enemy threatening not just his ship and crew, but the future of Earth as well.

©2013 Evan Currie (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Teresa
  • Lakebay, WA, United States
  • 01-24-14

Wow! This is a Great Series. It sucks you in!

I started this series earlier this week. I had bought the first book many months ago and just got around to listening to it. I like science fiction, but I haven't really explored a lot of sf military soap opera until now. Evan Currie created a great story with characters that you fall in love with and root for, and he mixes in a lot of interesting science as well. Benjamin Darcie was great too (I'll have to listen to some other books he's narrated), the pace had the right rhythm and I enjoyed listening to him. If you plan to listen to this story, start with number 1 first. This book will stand on it's own but you'll have a better appreciation of what's going on if you listen to the story in series order. Can't wait for the next one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Roger
  • Amherst, Nova Scotia
  • 10-03-13

Get the whole series!

What did you love best about Homeworld?

Actually, I hated the ending...BUT I also LOVED the ending. What can I say? It just came out of left field and took me totally by surprise. Really unexpected!! Can't wait for the book 4.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'd have to say Weston of course. A real "man's man" in the tradition of the heroes from the books by E E Doc Smith (which I highly recommend).

Have you listened to any of Benjamin L. Darcie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Just books one and two and loved them both.

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  • thomas
  • charlotte, NC, United States
  • 04-14-14

Well Done Modern Military Sci Fi

Would you consider the audio edition of Homeworld to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version....

What did you like best about this story?

This was a combination of several genres including military Sci-Fi, Space Opera and high concept storytelling. I thought it was well done and the the ending surprised me. There is going to have to be a 4th book in the series to resolve the story arch and I will listen to that book when it is available.

Which character – as performed by Benjamin L. Darcie – was your favorite?

The Admiral Funny and poignant

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

The ending. I was shocked and fascinated at the same time.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this books. Solid, well written and plenty of action. Good fun!

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  • Joki
  • Helsinki
  • 10-01-13

Satisfying End to an ARC - Ready for Book 4!

Homeworld is the third (but not final) book in the Odyssey One series. It has a very definite arc ending and fans of the series will find this a satisfying end to that arc with a glimpse of how Currie will continue the series with a new arc in Book 4.

I was hard on Currie in my review of his debut book, Into the Black. There are some of the same weaknesses here (e.g., a tendency to overwrite every scene and strong personal political underpinings) but I have to admit that as soon as I was 10-15 minutes into the book, I was so happy to be back in the Odyssey One universe. Currie has really honed his skills and there are a lot of loose ends or logic jumps in Homeworld. We are back with the characters we've grown to love and it is as comfortable as an old leather armchair in front of the fireplace.

The story starts out with action: the Eastern Block has developed an FTL ship (though different from the Odyssey) and head out to explore the nearest habitable star system. What they don't realize is that they aren't alone and that they can't 'see' the Drazin in their FTL state. Which means they may end up leading the biggest threat in the Galaxy right back to Earth.

The action and focus of this book shifts away from the Colonies and the Prim and instead is mostly about the Terrans. About half way through the book, grab a drink and a good seat because you're going to be riveted as the action cranks up and doesn't let up until the epilogue. Currie doesn't have qualms about killing off main characters and certain he'll ratchet up the stakes in this third book in the series.

I listened to the audible version and although the narrator isn't my favorite, I was glad it was his voice consistently throughout. The strength of Currie's books are the 'everyman' characters - the narrator has a voice quality that complements that approach.

There are very interesting reveals about the enemy and certainly some surprises I never expected as well. It made all the action even more fun when it is all put into context.

In all, I've greatly enjoyed this series so far and appreciate that the first arc is finishing and we are starting on a new one.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Samuel
  • Saint Johns, FL, United States
  • 09-28-13

The best so far...

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

I don't write many reviews but this is one series that leaves me longing for more. The writing is exceptional, the story is amazing, and I can't wait for the next installment!

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I’m dying to find out what happens next!

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Okay, no messing around! The action is moving along swiftly and, to me, in unexpected ways. If there was one complaint it would be that I have to wait for the next book to be written. <br/><br/>This series would make an amazing movie! If you haven’t read the first two books, buy all three today and you won’t be disappointed!<br/><br/>Enjoy!

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Another compelling entry in the saga

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I stopped listening to another book when I saw this was out. As I've noted on the other books, it's fairly non-stop action. This one was a bit more of a cliff hanger than the other two though.

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Another Great Book!

Action,Action and more Action. Great book but is the Earth Finish? There must be another book!

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FANTASTIC third book.

I gave the second book in this series a mediocre grade,about a B-, C+. This third installment gets an A++. I loved it. Im not going to be a reviewer that goes into endless details that no one needs to know. But if you read the first two books in this series,this latest book will excite you. Set your dvr to record anything you may want to watch. I finished this book in less than a week. I listened to it any chance i got and at the end of a long day i put it on instead of the mindless garbage on television. This book even made my dog walk,longer and farther because i got so into the story. I cant wait for book 4.

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Bizarre plotting

Not too bad, and some parts are fun, but I guess I'm a lone voice crying foul. My jaw dropped at the unlikely ending -- the final scene with Captain Erik Weston. It truly did not fit. It felt like the genre suddenly turned to 100 percent fantasy.

Also, too much time is spent in battles. About half the book. Some battle info contradicted other info. Not enough time is dedicated to character development and relationships.

The political pressure about sharing defense weapon designs felt out of place, given that the entire planet might be lost. I mean, who would think like that? Or maybe "they don't believe we're on the edge of destruction" — but how silly is that?

Finally, what happened with Ivanth, watching from the edge of the Solar System?

Contents: No sex. Some swearing, some religious swearing, some battle deaths, but nothing grisly or graphic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tanzilya
  • 07-24-16

What was it about?

What disappointed you about Homeworld?

I felt that the author forgot what the story was about and kept only a vague connection to the previous books. James Bond and Star Troopers, cool boys and girls..shoot, kill and similar teenage stuff. I also find the Confederation vs the Block line unnecessary and irritating in the world that has become really international, after all the book is written in the XXIst century. It is disappointing that the most brilliant and fascinating ideas about the gestalt and the Empire are not well developed and mentioned only as an afterthought.

What will your next listen be?

I like the concept and the story and will listen to the next book, but hopefully there will be less of macho in it and more of the thinking persona. I think Evan Currie is at his best when he comes up with interesting unorthodox ideas. His imagination is great, he just needs to think who he is writing for. Granted, I still like when good guys win.

What didn’t you like about Benjamin L. Darcie’s performance?

I was wondering why I was rather annoyed with this particular book in the whole series, but then realised that it was read by a different person. No disrespect, but there was too much effort to present the main character as a 'cool' guy with a husky sexy voice rather that a thinking, intelligent while passionate human being.

What character would you cut from Homeworld?

Lisa the communications officer.