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Publisher's Summary

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

Dominance has come at a cost. Over the decades, old allies have grown resentful, and when dark tech itself fails, Captain Keyes's predictions start coming true: those old allies are now enemies.

But Keyes is not the only one proven right. As the galaxy plunges into war, the Ixan Prophecies are being fulfilled, one by one. Humanity's oldest enemy is on the rise, with weaponry never seen before.

The fate of the galaxy now depends on Captain Keyes, his tired ship, and his oddball crew. It doesn't pay to be right.

©2016 Scott Bartlett (P)2017 Scott Bartlett

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Excellent multi-faceted character creations

A somewhat flippant, recently demoted 1st lieutenant who is the son of an infamous traitor father. A quirky captain of the lone human massive starship that doesn't use dark tech for worm hole travel. A no-nonsense marine sergeant who becomes delusional after experiencing her own death through an invasive mind control simulation. A bipedal fighter-jock bird species called Wingers along with an almost prescient fish-like species called ... wait for it ... Fin. These and other make for a highly entertaining cast as they attempt to save the galaxy from the end times predicted in the Ixan Prophecies.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Was completely lost and didn't care.

Normally I have no issues with any book's. But found this one hard to follow. Even restarted halfway through, thinking it was me. It wasn't. I was still lost and didn't care about anyone in the book.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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A little too political

I love sci Fi because it's an escape from the daunting politics of today. This book has way too many political undertones and obvious references from our current wars to racism and more. A good story line, but the constant back and forth on current affairs is a little too much for me. I hope the second book is not like this.

Mark Boyett as always was magnificent especially with the winger voices.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Connie
  • Spring Branch, TX, United States
  • 06-27-17

This book is horrible

The story line is convoluted and improbable. The characters are shallow and undeveloped. I couldn't get through the first half of the book before I returned it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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not good

trying too hard no real flow to story had to re listen to several because story line was all over the place good not hold my mind

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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okay but not good enough

performance was great as always from Mark. this story only survived one level of questions, and frequently barely made sense. the story jumped around too much to follow at times and lacked character depth and background. I am disappointed enough to not want to know what happens later.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I didn't get the hook...

The synopsis read like it would be great but somehow I didn't catch on or get hooked. I fell asleep listening to this book 4 different times & cannot remember the main characters name even to this day...
Maybe you'll like it but for me it was "meh."

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A real author was born !!!

What a beautiful universe such an imagination is hard to find this days, to many books are coming out but only %.00001 are really worth reading/listening to which makes life difficult not knowing what book to choose, which will you enjoy?
Well Suppercarrier is one of those %0000001 and I’m lucky to have chosen right on this one !!!
Excellent story
Excellent performance
Excellent everything
Which makes me un able to say anything bad about i, I so hope that the rest of the trilogy is just as good because I’m dying to find out, I truly couldn’t take a break from listening which I actually fell asleep once at 4 AM and had to go back to find where I was before I fell asleep, it’s just that good !
No waiting a few chapters to get into it, I was grabbed into the story instantly, no boring parts.
What else can I say?
Only one thing:
GET THIS BOOK, LISTEN TO IT YOU WON’T REGRET IT !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Super Bad<br />

I really had to force myself to finish this book.
This book had simple errors in science, and errors in military rank. A plot you could drive a supercarrier through. If you enjoy science, if you know anything about the military, don't buy this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great book great adventure

Need to hear more. Can't wait for book 2! The characters and voice bring the story life. Made my daily commute enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Nic M
  • 01-07-18

Promising start

If the next two books are as good then this will be an excellent triolgy.

As with most narrated books it has taken me quite a few goes to finish it, I find them quite soporific.

The story is well told and the characterisation is great.

No doubt the next two will follow, though I have several other titles to listen to first.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • CJSILV
  • 11-12-18

Good book

Great book five star's looking forward to listening to the next one I would highly recommend this

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  • James
  • 09-09-18

Lovely read

Really enjoyed the book. Nicely narrated . Look forward to next book in series . Exciting tense

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  • Neveoscar
  • 08-15-18

Go on Capt Keyes

I found it hard to get into in the beginning, but I'm very happy i stuck it out. Fantastic book. Narrated superbly, as usual by Mark Boyett. Can't wait to start the second book.

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  • Barry Deri
  • 03-27-18

Just not gripping,

I have given up after 17 chapters. The narrator hasn't wowed me with this one.

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  • Andrew Brough
  • 06-29-17

First audio book

well narrated, brings the story to life. read the book first and loved it and listening has only reinforced that opinion. can't wait to get the next one.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Martyn. R. Winters
  • 01-17-18

Awful

This is dreadful. Really, really poor stuff. I'm a fan of military sci-fi, but I really struggled to get any enjoyment out of this. The shallow characters were the worst aspect, but the sheer ridiculousness of the whole novel was at times cringeworthy. I'm not given to bad reviews and I really try hard to find merit in everything I listen to, but this has nothing with which to commend it whatsoever. Avoid like the plague.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Diogo M. Liberal
  • 05-22-17

Very bad

The worst book of this sort. Completelly non sensical with gooney birds... To be avoided is good advice.

1 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • young reader
  • 10-29-17

Average

Short choppy paragraphs, with lots of action. An average story line with flat characters. Still, it kept me going and it's okay for what it is.

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  • S
  • 08-11-17

Ordinary

little point to the story. have no desire to see if the hero wins, let alone how.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful