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Publisher's Summary

Zeke is a homeless guy with an exotic metal plate in his head, living rough in a backstreet. Zirkos is an alien who needs the plate to rebuild his ship's AI. Zirkos should just take the plate and go, but instead finds a way of achieving his own ends without harming Zeke. His actions kickstart a chain of events that will dramatically change the course of Earth's future. The Nubl are an artificial space-faring race with a 'hive' intellect who abhor biological sentience. They will eradicate humanity with extreme prejudice. Together Zeke and Zirkos have to find a way of preparing the planet Earth for their arrival and discover a way to defeat them. No easy task especially with their own homegrown megolomaniac attempting to overthrow everything they have already achieved.

©2014 Tobias Roote (P)2014 Scifi Publishing

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  • DocJim
  • Southern Indiana
  • 04-21-14

This is an optimistic look at the future, but ...

bad things are coming.

It is the first book in the series. Without the series finished, it can be frustrating to read the book and then have to wait "who knows how long?" for the series to be finished. The characters and the created near-term earth world were well done.

I guess I will have to wait for the next book in the series.

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Enjoyable Listen and Read

Enjoyed the book a lot. The author does a great job showing how and alien machine and AI might work. He creates a great alliance between man and machine. Thought the voice acting on this one was great. Very enjoyable.

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Smart story, really got me thinking

Smart story, really got me thinking. We'll thought out technology and amazing description.
Thought the narration here was also spot on and engaging. Great listen!

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Most boring book ever

The whole book reads like this: this happened and then that happened and then this happened and this was big and this was small and that happened and it goes on and on. Zero character development. I still don't know what the plot is. I am a little over halfway through. And I cannot believe I even went that far. I am done.

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Don't waste your time till part 2 comes out

What would have made The Pattern Ship better?

Waste of time if part 2 isn't available.

What did you like best about this story?

good start but ... what happens next?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Felt stiffed as time went on and no part 2

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Eagerly waiting for the next book in the series.

lovesd it thanks for the setup detail . Sci-fy is always better with the details

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  • Geoff
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 05-31-15

Great story. Poor narration. Too stilted. Paragraphs running together.

Great story. Poor narration. Too stilted. Paragraphs running together. Left me confused when the topic changed.

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Exciting techno-adventure

The book starts out much like a textbook on future technologies, but once the unfamiliar technology is established the author weaves endearing human and AI personalities into the fray. Really enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one.

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  • Troy
  • Atlanta
  • 02-13-15

Pattern Ship - Good read

Only issue is with the editor. Apparently the editor didn't read the book while doing the job and spliced paragraphs together as one. You would be listening about one character and jump to another without even a pause. Need the next book on audio.

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  • DENNIS
  • 01-26-18

disappointing

A GOOD IDEA SPOILT BY THE STORY DRIFTING INTO THE USUAL BATTLE FOR POWER AND MONEY BY THE HUMANS IN GOVERNMENT.NARRATION AVERAGE AND A LITTLE FLAT.

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  • Voyager
  • 04-17-17

Sorry, Really bad regional accent ruins it

The write up made this an audio book to try so I did so. Really bad regional accent does this story no justice.
The writing leaves something to be desired even though I only got 10 minutes in before I had to stop listening, I could not continue listening to the voice.

Probably a good story on Kindle which I also got so might try reading instead.

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  • Ulrich
  • 03-11-15

love the idea of a "pattern" surviving the aeons

Would you listen to The Pattern Ship again? Why?

Yes. Love the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Did like the interaction between the age old pattern ship, its occupant and a "down-and-out" rising above the world government order.

What does Liam Owen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Relaxing to listen to - very good reader.

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

Yes - keenly awaiting the follow on book - hopefully to be published soon ....