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When a group of aliens called the Aruk abduct Rivinaig and several other children, they are thrown into the adventure of a lifetime. The Aunantet, a benevolent race of aliens, rescue the children, adopt them into their culture, and raise them as if they belong.

The children's new families teach them how to harness the full capacity of their minds, enabling them to defy the laws of physics and develop special mental abilities.

The past returns to haunt them as the Aruk plot revenge and regain control of their former captives. The fate of the entire galaxy depends on whether the children can maintain their freedom.

©2017 Virginia Lori Jennings (P)2018 Virginia Lori Jennings

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Enjoyable to listen

Plenty of science fiction and good descriptions that will keep you wanting to find out what happens next! Great for young adults looking to get into sci-fi.

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Good short listen

What I loved about this book is that you can easily listen and learn all the sci-fi terms/races/lingo. It is a short book with a lot happening which is exactly how I like my books these days.

The production could use a bit of polish as there were several times when the cut in from splicing segments were jarringly different - almost enough to make you think there was more than one narrator. That said, the narrator was good and he did a good job giving characters unique voices. I listened at 1.1x speed and it still felt very natural without what I call a "speed reading" effect.

This is a great choice for a short book between some of the other epics and tomes available on Audible.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 04-15-18

The Human Mind

While this book is aimed at a younger audience, it still provides an interesting read for other fans of science fiction with a well-realised world and likable characters.

The main character in this book is a young girl called Rivinaig (Rivi for short) who is part of a small group of 150 children who were abducted by an alien race known as the Aruk before being later rescued by another alien race who were unable to return them to Earth at that time and instead adopted and raised them, during which time these children began to develop a wide range of extra powers by harnessing more of their brains' power.

After the Aruk return Rivi ends up returning to Earth, where she befriends boy named Dan, but this normal life does not last very long for either of them and both of them end up returning to space in order to help the other abductees.

The author gave a good performance of this book with his narration, nicely enhancing the writing.

Overall, I found this a quick and enjoyable blast of scifi from an author that was unfamiliar to me, but one I will look out for in the future.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]


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  • Mr. S. P. Lythgoe
  • 05-07-18

Short & Sweet

Enjoyable sci-fi, perhaps more suited to young adults/teenagers. Characters are likeable and the narrator does a good job with them.

If you enjoy powers of the mind then this one comes recommended.