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Dr. Flare Haich offers the only hope for diverting a solar flare that will dwarf the 2012 Mayan Event, which killed her parents and a half-billion others. She must overcome the betrayal of one she trusted and launch Empress III to keep the Sun's fiery message from scorching the Earth as One Imix-the time of new beginnings-arrives.

©2010 T.W. Fendley LLC (P)2014 T.W. Fendley LLC

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A very entertaining short story!

Dr. Flaire Haiche and a handful of her students are the only ones who truly believe that the Sun is trying to communicate with Earth. The massive solar flair of 2012 killed billions and another such massive flair is predicted to occur very soon. Flaire and her team race against time to figure out how to divert the forthcoming disaster.

For only 38 minutes, this story really packs a punch. It has great characters, a solid story line, and that sense of impending doom that our heroes may or may not be able to slip out from under. Flaire is the most developed character. She is driven by her past. Her parents were the first to notice a pattern to the solar flairs. She grew up in their laboratory in New Mexico, listening to their scientific arguments and theories on the subject. When the 2012 Mayan solar flair event happened, stealing her loved ones from her, she became all that more dedicated to not only discerning the pattern, but convincing the US government of it.

The thing that I loved about this short story is that we the readers step right into the middle of things. Flaire has her personal history. But there is also this history of tried and failed experiments at communicating with the Sun, convincing the government, and developing and fine-tuning their methods for communication. At this point, it is just a theory they are testing out. They send up a message and then watch the solar flairs in detail for a distinct reaction. Of course, each person on Flaire’s team has their own theory about this action-reaction they are seeing – beings that live within the Sun, the Sun itself being somewhat conscious, a natural measurable phenomena. It’s all very intriguing. I was swept into the story from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed the tale.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

The Narration: Tiffany Williams was great. She sounded exactly like a driven scientist. She had distinct voices for each of the other characters, including light regional accents for some them. Her male voices were totally believable.

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Perfect Title

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

My first and only experience with Solar Baby was as an audio book.

What other book might you compare Solar Lullaby to and why?

Solar Lullaby is reminiscent of Liz Coley's Out of Xibalba in the way that Fendley deftly worked in her love of Meso-American cultures to cement her unique mythos within the Science Fiction community.

What does Tiffany Williams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator's feminine tone was suitable for the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was left reflective and contemplative upon the story's end.

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The idea of sentient communication through solar flares is an incredible idea, one I've not run into before in SF. Great concept, engaging characterization!

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Fun "read"

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

I did listen all in one sitting! It was a great train listen.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Tiffany Williams' performance. She clearly understood the pace and suspense of the story. Her performance added the emotional impact.

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  • Yaquelin
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  • 04-29-14

great listen

I thought the story was very good and interesting. can't wait for another part. narration was excellent and would definitely recommend

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I want more!

The story wasn't what I expected. It was better, original. I hope the author writes more because I want to know who/what this/these solar being/s are! This was such a tease. It ended way to fast but it was a short story and could of easily became a novel.
Well written, and the protagonist was easy to connect with.
The narration started a little mono-toned but quickly came to life. It was as if the narrator herself moved and became alive as the story did. At the very start I thought I wasnt going to like the narration but I quickly found my opinion change as the narrator improved.
Only bummer, I wish I could go get part 2, the complete story that lets us learn all about the sun being/s. Oh and what is it they are saying and why?
Over all, a fun short listen!!!

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Nice one

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Dr. Flare and her students are researching on how to avoid an event caused by the radiation of the sun that may be pretty worse for Earth. After her parents' research, she is continuing that same research partly in order to restore her parents' reputation.

This is a nice short story about little scientific terms, like electromagnetic waves but it keeps you entertained.

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Nice one

Any additional comments?

Dr. Flare and her students are researching on how to avoid an event caused by the radiation of the sun that may be pretty worse for Earth. After her parents' research, she is continuing that same research partly in order to restore her parents' reputation.

This is a nice short story about little scientific terms, like electromagnetic waves but it keeps you entertained.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful