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Publisher's Summary

The discovery of an ancient alien pyramid buried under the ice in Antarctica changes Earth forever. We learn that we are the forgotten slaves of a galaxy spanning empire called the V'kit'no'sat who abandoned our planet 100,000 years ago during a massive rebellion.

Our ancestors, the Zen'zat, were given special genetic powers and ordered never to reproduce under pain of death...for themselves and their offspring. That means Earth's entire population is illegal and if the V'kit'no'sat return to reclaim their lost border colony they'll wipe out every last one of us. And they can do it easily, for their technology and psionic powers are insane.

Earth has to find a way to fight back, and the corporation that discovered the pyramid does not turn it over to United Nations or any other government. Rather, the CEO spawns a new corporation called Star Force, funded from the new technologies derived from the pyramid, and publically proclaims its mandate is to facilitate the colonization of space.

In reality its purpose is to prepare Earth for the V'kit'no'sat's return. In order to do that we have to create spaceships, mechs, aquatic warships, aerial craft, and armored super soldiers all the while seeking to unlock the dormant genetic superpowers our ancestors left us.

And to lead them all, 100 carefully selected individuals from across the planet are chosen to undergo the most advanced combat training we can provide them...and after that, we're taking orders from them as they try to figure out a way to beat an unbeatable enemy without knowing how much time they have to do it.

Episodes in this set:

SF1: Inception

SF2: Integration

SF3: Nemesis

SF4: Trailblazer

©2016, 2017 Aer-ki Jyr (P)2017 Aer-ki Jyr

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Awful reader, mediocre story

Felt like the reader was trying to sound like a mechanical voice. The story had potential but the author spends too much time with scene and zero on plot or character development. Felt like I was listened by to someone describing someone else playing a video game. Had to force myself to listen to the whole thing since I spent money on it, but really wished I hadn’t.

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Just read this one.

the story is fun if a little light on detail.

the characters are two dimensional at best but the situations and tests they go though reminds me of the book 'Enders game' mixed with the video game 'halo' so it was fun.

the story could have been very enjoyable if not for the narration.

I do not wish to throw stones at the woman doing the voice work because there was so much feedback and background noise that I know the studio is mostly responsible for the poor audio quality.

that being said she sounded like a robot and mispronounced so many words I found myself trying to figure out what she actually meant verses what she actually said, and missing much of what was said afterwards.

that could have been because of bad editing however as many of the character names were said wrongly during the story. a Morgan was called Megan and then Morgan again in the next sentence. I use this example because this character was alone at the time and the author could not have been referring to anyone else.

all in all I think this series has potential and seeing that someone else narrates the 2nd installment I am going to give it a try.

but be warned if the performance of the narrator and the sound quality of the audio is important to you, skip this book and just buy the kindle version.

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Interesting start

An interesting start to the series that builds the world and characters. The narrator was not very good, but it wasn't horrible just meh. One thing that did get on my nerve was laying the physical deference between men and women was cultural. This simply is not true and pushing lies in the story just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The idea that this was not always true in this story is fine though most species have pretty obvious differences between the sexes.

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Not so good

Recording had background noise throughout. Reader was monotone. Story was all training for 4books. A slow read

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Story or Report?

The syfy elements for this story are interesting and has the makings for a great story but this story was performed as very boring report.

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The first book I could not finish in a long time

I really tried to enjoy the story but it was eclipsed by the worst narration I have ever heard. It was like a 10-hour phone menu. Completely monotone with awkward pauses in random places.

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Horrible Narration

Story line is well developed but the narration is flat, and annoying. Narrator has little to no inflection in her voice and when she tries to emphasize or embellish her narration, it is poorly done and mostly out context with the story. Mispronunciations abound and cause frequent interruptions while trying to discern what the word actually was. There are frequent times when it sounds like a correction was inserted into the audio due to the words, or group of words, being much louder and over emphasized in respect to the story. Horrible sound editing.

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book was great performance leaves to be desired

this woman that reads this book needs some training and vocal something or other because she sounds like a freakin robot. And in all honesty most of the time narrators are more important than people realize because they get you excited in the book you're listening to this performance was lackluster and no offense to her but she really needs to learn how to read better.

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Bad narrator

The story was very good but this was some of the wosrt narration I have experienced. Am I wrong to assume that there is some form of quality control for an audio production? Bad job of it.

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Well event in blind

The Main story is super Great. Sadly the story time jumps slot, and the produktion quality Seems to lack. But i was sucked in as i followed the characters grow. sadly the time jumps just take One out of the gribbing story.. but stll Worth the Money.

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  • Neil Goodall
  • 12-07-17

Hard to listen to

The concept around the story is great but the narration is wooden and almost computer generated. Maybe it was.

Found it hard to engage with and get the visual images I normally get when listening to a book.