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  • The Awakening

  • The Hyperscape Project, Book 1
  • By: Donald Swan
  • Narrated by: Meral Mathews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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By: Donald Swan
Narrated by: Meral Mathews
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Publisher's summary

Enemy activity had fallen into an eerie calm, but everyone felt the coming storm - a terrible storm, poised to unleash its fury upon the galaxy. It seemed as though the entire universe was holding its breath. Waiting. Whether waiting for the salvation of mankind or its demise was yet unclear.

About The Book:

Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok'tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Now his peaceful experiment could become the horrific weapon of the malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man's greatest sacrifice to stop it.

©2012, 2013 C. Lebedz (P)2014 C. Lebedz

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Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes! I would like to have been a more engaging plot and not just a series of quick and dirty disasters that are too quickly and too easily dispatched.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something with more "meat". A previous reviewer compared this book to something better suited as a "young adult" read. I would agree with that assessment.

What about Meral Mathews’s performance did you like?

Meral Mathew's narration is the only reason I actually finished the book. If it were not a quality performance I would have given up halfway through.

Could you see The Awakening being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Strange that this question should come up as a review guide since as I was listening to The Awakening I got a distinct feeling that the author was writing with the intention the story might get picked up as a sort of Japanese anime series aimed at fans of that genre.

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Non-SciFi SciFi

Where does The Awakening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is good not great. There are many other authors better at world building, space opera, or hard scifi. What the book does have is decent characters and enough action and suspense to entertain.

Sometimes it's a bit too cliche (e.g. time travel paradoxes, nanites) and sometimes a bit too campy (e.g. we're trapped in a room thats shrinking, a princess is leading the rebels). The aliens seem borrowed from central casting (e.g. We need a frog, a lizard, and a sexy green chick, stat).

Overall I like the book with two complaints:
1. The main character seems a little contradictory: I invented a hyperspace drive, but I'm dumb about everything else except if my life's in danger.
2. There is a lot of silliness to the story. You see, all the aliens seem to like practical jokes, and they don't think of simple ways to defeat enemy shields, but the primitive human does.

Hopefully as the series evolves it will take itself a little more seriously so the reader can as well.