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Shattered Dawn

By: Anthony J. Melchiorri
Narrated by: Bradford Hastings
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The Drone-masters are coming. Humanity is on the verge of extinction. And Earth has no idea.

The fires of intergalactic war have given rise to an unexpected hero. Medical scientist by training and ship's captain by circumstance, Tag Brewer leads a band of aliens, a few humans, and a synthetic lifeform into the deepest reaches of unexplored space. They may be all that stands between humanity and utter annihilation. It's up to Tag's crew to unveil the shroud of secrecy surrounding the Drone-masters. He must destroy them before they destroy Earth.

©2017 Anthony J Melchiorri (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I really liked all 3 books so far

In this book, the captain, continued to be predictable. The best way I can describe it is that the story is going along well with good development and good action, but the characters seem stuck. Tad seems especially stuck in limbo. His character hasn't grown, he has the same tendencies, same weaknesses, etc. He isn't a bad character, but as the protagonist, I'd expect more growth in his character and some of the secondary characters. This doesn't make the story bad, it could just be better. I still want to read book 4 and now I have to actually put up a full credit when I want it.

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Disappointing characters

The main character lacks decisiveness and always has a monologue at critical moments that has nothing to do with the critical task. Such an indecisive character makes the storyline hard to follow.

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And outlandishly fun Syfy experience

I pick this title up with a little expectation, just some mindless entertainment. I ended up finishing the entire book in the span of two days! The story proceeds at a breathless pace with unexpected turns around every corner. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Tony giving us this series was a very kind thing

Josh here. What a wild ride this book was. This is the best entry in the series thus far and I found myself “nerding out” far more than I had anticipated. As I was about 2 hours out from finishing this book, I immediately went looking to see if book four was available in audio. Alas, it was not yet meant to be.

Tony did a wonderful job with this book in the EF series. Watching Tag and his hodgepodge crew travel across the universe, encountering beings that I was able to vividly imagine thanks to fantastic descriptions, was a very enjoyable time.

As an IT and security professional, I loved the references to computer logic processing when it came to Alpha and her ability to take part in only the most literal interpretation of an order. Another aspect of this book which drew me in was Tony’s reliance on science and tech based in reality. Knowing that Tony holds a doctoral degree led me to the conclusion that he was trying to add a good bit of realism to the story, making the story that much more interesting and engaging.

The Raktor was easily my favorite character in this book, although Ezekiel took on a very close second/third (tied with Alpha). Another fun part of the book was watching the relationship between the Raktor and humans shift. We see how an alien race might evaluate human behavior and mannerisms, determining how that behavior could alter its interactions with our species.

I am glad that Nick Smith recommended Tony’s works to me. Now that I am waiting on EF book four, I am going to move on to his Tide series. Very well done, doctor. An easy 5/5.

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Good book

Entertaining enough to keep me listening, narrator was okay too just needs to work on female voices.

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I’m new to sci fi, but I loved the story

I loved the story and the range of characters, very enjoyable! I’m new to sci fi, this is a great series!

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Great Series. Enjoyed immensely.

Great books have great characters. This is a great audio book series. Highly recommend it.

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Can’t get enough

Wonderful series. Easy to follow. Love the characters. I’m sure it could use improvement but was satisfied and will listen to again.

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narration was the best

the narrator made the story better than it actually was with all the totally unnecessarily repetitive cliches.

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Same story over an over

Somewhat entertaining ok story character’s a little shallow. Mispronunciation of the Word Gauss is the most aggravating

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