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Editorial Reviews

Prador Moon, narrated in coolly tense tones by David Marantz, is a violent futuristic science-fiction space story about monstrous, Earth-invading aliens who created a new Earth society. This was accomplished by killing, eating, and destroying whatever humans chose to resist their plans for world domination.

However, human beings can be a resourceful bunch and those that are left will not give in to a new life under Polity rule quietly. In other words, there shall be blood.

Listeners who like space wars and are able to easily suspend belief might appreciate this adventure tale.

Publisher's Summary

Neal Asher takes on first contact, Polity style. This original novel recounts the first contact between the aggressive Prador aliens, and the Polity Collective as it is forced to retool its society to a war footing. The overwhelming brute force of the Prador dreadnaughts causes several worlds and space stations to be overrun.

Prador Moon follows the initial Polity defeats, to the first draws, and culminates in what might be the first Polity victory, told from the point of view of two unlikely heroes.

©2006 Neal Asher (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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good book poor narration.

the narrator constantly pronounces words incorrectly, its irritating and distracting but possible to get past.

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Best served BEFORE subsequent Polity stories

Having read this novel after previously reading the three Spatterjay series books by Asher, it's unfortunate that this decent story is by comparison, made to feel underdeveloped and linear. It has plenty of ferocious action and exotic alien species which are the hallmarks or his writing, but too few parallel converging narratives and plot twists that I have come to expect after those more refined works. While the story's climax had a clever surprise that I found rewarding, it felt like a few more would have been welcome along the way.

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Gory

fun quick story full of action and gore. Good read if you enjoy neal's polity universe.

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Holy Crap!

How could the performance have been better?

Please pronounce Occam’s Razor correctly – It’s very distracting to the story when a fairly common thing is mispronounced!

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Decent

Nothing incredible. Certainly no Peter F. Hamilton. But it was enjoyable. I will move on to the next one.

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Lobster aliens with 4 legs....you have been warned

Would you try another book from Neal Asher and/or David Marantz?

Eh....not so sure....the writing was fine...but...the aliens...the nukes...the tropes....was too much for me. I didn't last more then a couple hours. You guys that keep throwing out five star reviews should stick to reviewing comic books.

Would you ever listen to anything by Neal Asher again?

I might.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was fine.

What character would you cut from Prador Moon?

THE LOBSTER ALIENS WITH FOUR LEGS......AND THE NUKE HAND GRENADES

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Subpar narration drags the story down.

This is a fun, interesting book that manages to survive a bland narrator who can't even inform himself enough to pronounce the word "Occam" correctly. Most characters sound identical to one another, and scene changes are confusing because the narrative intonation and inflection doesn't change at all. Aside from that, I enjoyed the book.

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boring. pulpy. derivative.

if that is what you want, this is the book for you. also wooden writing and filled with self conscious cliches.

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