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A strange body that refuses to obey you; a weird game you can't quit until your contract expires; a world teeming with powerful and very real enemies. The game in which your reputation and faction relationship are the only things that matter. These are the conditions of the agreement Ruslan signs without reading.

The only thing he remembers is that he's been contracted to command a space fleet in a brand-new game he knows nothing about. Objective: to survive for six months. After having made some inevitable newbie mistakes, Ruslan has to rethink his strategy, dropping traditional gaming conventions. But what will it cost him? What new trials and tribulations await him that even the game designers have failed to anticipate?

©2015 Michael Atamanov (P)2016 Tantor

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Good story. Super bad audio.

If you could sum up Sector Eight in three words, what would they be?

1second pause after each sentence. Every sentenses with the same intonation. Is that even a human reading? This is horrible. No quality control on this one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sector Eight?

I read the book. I know this story is really good.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Neil Hellegers?

Someone did a bad job with the audio. If i were M. Hellengers, I would be quite upset.

Any additional comments?

I think the audio format is damaged or raw. Wait for a corrected version or read the book.

28 of 32 people found this review helpful

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absolutely amazing

if you liked Armada then you'll love this book. characters well written the world is well explored and the author knows how to cut to the chase but still give you valuable detail. definitely enjoyable and I can't wait for the next one

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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It was a rough start

But I've listened and gave it a try, this was my first real galactic audio book I was skeptical but ended up loving it. This was a great novel and regret not listening to it sooner!

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Different

Different story. Not like the usual scifi book. Very imaginative author. Would definetely by next in series.

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Surprised me how quickly I was pulled in!

Expecting yet another short story, that was quickly written. This author pulled me right into this story and I could not wait to get to the next part.

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surprised delight

flew through this one has a lot to keep ones interest especially if you have ever been a gamer, even more if you played or enjoyed Eve

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Loved it...

As some other reviewers have stated the narration is just a bit bumpy, but you can tell that this is due to they way this book was written/translated. After I got use to the authors writing style this was a delight and I will be listening to the next book in the series.

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  • w. kelsch
  • lakeside, ca United States
  • 06-30-16

the story got better as it went along

the story did start a bit slow, and a bit confusing, but picked up and previous things were explained. by the end I was upset that I had to wait for the next book.

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well that's one way to get a job

what would you do if you got wrapped up into this world like that. well unless you are already read this book that comment might not make sense to you. so you'll just have to read the book and find out why this is an interesting question

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Age of Empires & Star Trek’s baby!

This review will not have any spoilers. Just a straight to the point honest review.
I’ve listened to it twice over 3 days. And this is what I believe:
I really enjoyed the story! Lots of plots and intrigue. Strategy and hurt feelings. Basically how a fleet should be ran.
What I didn’t like about the story was there wasn’t a lot of info on the first game the character played. That would have prepared us for what the character was capable of doing. Bc in game he did more than I thought he was capable of doing. Other than that, my heads up to everyone is to listen carefully bc I found myself rewinding a lot to understand certain plots.
The narrator did good to me despite what others said. Only problem was when character switch from Game World to Real World there wasn’t a bridge in between.
To me this book seem more on the AOE / Star Trek side than Litrpg. But either readers would enjoy it.
Looking forward to getting the next book!

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  • Jez Cajiao
  • 12-11-17

Interesting......

Very good book, once you get past the grammatical errors and lack of conversational bias, essentially, every time in a conversation you would use ‘I’m’ this book uses ‘I am’, ‘I cannot’ instead of I can’t’ etc, it’s a very little thing, or so it sounds, but the style of writing and descriptions very nearly made me return the book, but after several hours you stop noticing it as much, and the story is very very good. Persevere and it’s worth it!

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  • BLT
  • 04-24-17

Unexpected and enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to Sector Eight the most enjoyable?

The narrator did a tremendous job of making the book seem engaging, where I have heard others sounding borderline melancholy, Neil kept you on tenterhooks, that worked brilliantly with the writing style.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ruslan

What about Neil Hellegers’s performance did you like?

His narration keeps you engaged.

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

Some of the one-liners before launching into battle were brilliantly placed.

Any additional comments?

Buying Book 2 and 3 and hopefully up to 18.... I mean, its possible for the author to pump out 15 books in the next twenty hours and get them narrated right? I don't mind having Neil on the phone reading them to me to be honest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-16-17

Just omg yes

Amazing the battles and tack ticks were amazing ... online game aspects and vr all interesting I loved every second of it