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Publisher's Summary

The ships came at dawn. Dean’s wife is dead. Her last words: When the ships come...wear the necklace. Then the ships arrived.  

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky.  

Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth. A trail of clues left by his dead wife guides Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.   

But not everything is as it seems.  

The Event is the epic first novel by Nathan Hystad, creator of the best-selling Explorations anthology series.

©2018 Nathan Hystad (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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A book that pulls you in!

I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book after reading the reviews. But decided to go for it anyways. And I am glad I did. I love Luke Daniels and as always his performance was exceptional.

I found myself staying up late just to listen to one more chapter, which then lead to another one. I usually don't write reviews, but felt that I should because if you enjoy science fiction...and aliens, then this is the book for you.

Next in the series here I come 😁

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First contact might be the end...

Getting a copy of this book was kinda a no-brainer...
A first-contact story? Ummm... ✔
Whispersynced? Ditto ✔
Narrated by Luke Daniels... Yup! Yet another ✔
So I went ahead and grabbed it...
It turns out that this first alien contact maybe the end for the human race... For some strange reason, Dean wasn't taken by the alien's people-snatching beam! Dean teams up with his neighbors dog, and they find themselves rushing to Machu Picchu try to save the human race... The premise is a bit sketchy but there were enough twists and plot turns to keep me entertained... and I did enjoy the end of the adventure!
Luke Daniels, as per usual, did a great job on narration with this audio tale!

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Worth the purchase

Listened to the first three books and will be grabbing the 4th & 5th as they become available on Audible. Save humanity,save earth,menacing aliens,secrets hidden in antiquity. What will you do? No pressure aye. :)
I found it a fun listen & Luke Daniels is always a good choice for narrator. It looks like this author's 1st series on Audible. I'll be looking for more in the future.


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Love sci-fi and book that grabs your attention?!

Great listen. Grabs you right away and there's enough twists and turns to keep you listening.

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Great story

I was not expecting to enjoy the storyline so much. I really like the narrator, Luke has the ability to make us believe that there are more people narrating due to his voice changing skill. And the storyline was almost like the author really lived the situation. He was excellent with details. It is a modern story of alien invasion but seeing by an earthling perspective. I really enjoyed

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Interesting story!

This is an excellent story about an alien invasion. Lots of unexpected twists and turns. There were tissue times and laugh out loud times. I am getting ready to start book 2. I gotta know! Great reader!

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good story and pace<br />

it was an easy read and no real slow spots but plot and character development was ok.

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Finally and good book. No fast forward, no regrets

This story is very well done and was a very entertaining listen. I had been having a hard time finding something that was clicking with me. This book did it. Great Job!!!!

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Very interesting and well performed

Kept my attention. Great plot. Well preformed. Recommend it and look forward to more books by this author.

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Waste of good premise

The premise was ok in the beginning, but then the story got boring and predictable. A Lot of logic/science/reality errors. Characters were without any depth. I will not continue with this series. The performance was good (as expected from Luke Daniels), but it was not enough to save it.

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Excellent first contact !!!

Nathan Hystad have written an excellent first contact book full of unexpected twists and Luke Daniels narration performance have perfected it into a masterpiece of an audiobook.


Absolutely full heartedly recommend this audiobook.

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