On December 4, 2017, an alien force attacked the Earth. Over the following five days, the entire human race was enslaved, and any resistance was met with death. Earth's only survivor - the first and only artificial intelligence ever created by man.
Four thousand years later, Adam 359 emerges from his birthing pod, programmed and ready to begin working for his alien masters. Deep within the mine, a chance encounter convinces him there's more to life than slavery.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, the artificial intelligence prepares for the return of a legend long forgotten, a legend that could unite humanity and save the galaxy....
If you could sum up X-Calibur: The Return in three words, what would they be?
Fun, light, creative
What did you like best about this story?
It was a great variant off the King Arthur legend, set in the future, outerspace, and with aliens to boot.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The reading was good. They didn't seem to record this in a sound studio, so there appeared to be gaps of total silence, the pauses being a bit too long. There was a slight echo during the reading, and no sound at all during the pauses. I found that disconcerting.
First I nearly stopped and tried to return it after 5 minutes of the author droning on in a constant monotone. Shame on you Audible. I expect some quality control at your prices.
But the Arthur legend storyline said "try me, I may be one of those great stories with just a bad narrator." WRONG! The characters are never truly developed nor is the reality in which it's taking place ever truly fleshed out. And even worse....it ends on a cliffhanger sequel type ending.
Do yourself a favor, pass on this one no matter how much you love the Arthur legend.
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