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A newly repaired ship...A willing and eager crew...A host of new technologies...A long anticipated return home...The crew of the UES Aurora finally has the chance to fulfill their mission, but first they must complete a long and dangerous journey across a thousand light-years of unexplored space.

©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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A good space opera

At last the Aurora is on the way home to earth, fully stocked and almost a full crew. It is not a boring journey. There is experimentation with the jump drive and lots of excitement, action and suspense with a black hole. The reader keeps wondering are they going to get home?

The book is well written, the plot is well developed and new characters take a prominent role in this episode. There is lots of action and suspense and as with most sci-fi one must allow the imagination to run free. The ending is a cliff hanger.

Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the story. Kafer is a stage actor, voiceover artist and an award winning audiobook narrator.

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Simply moves the story along....

While still great, Book 7 did not deliver as much excitement or plot development as previous novels. With an entire expanse to travel, I would have expected many more events and trouble on the crew's journey back to Earth. Worth a listen to keep abreast of events that will play out more in books 8 and 9.

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EPIC Sci Fi!!!!!

These books are awesome. They're well thought out in both detail and overall scope. Given that there are thirty books in the series that's quite an accomplishment. The series has many similarities with all of the major sci-fi universes like Star Wars, Star Trek, and the newer Expanse series/show by James S.A. Corey. If you loved any of these other narrative universes, you'll love this one as well.

The series is both gritty and hopeful, the space battles are epic and highly detailed, and the technologies are fantastically plausible.

The audiobooks are solidly entertaining and they make my time as a Doordash driver fly by. The narration is excellent and never gets old. I think I'm in the 23rd book or so and I still can't get enough, which is kind of ridiculous. A part of me would really love to see this get made as a show... but then again I'm not sure. Corey's books are way better than the show. The show is awesome but also kind of a let down compared to the books... so. ya. Not sure.

CONTENT FOR DAYS!!!!

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Awful

Totally unnecessary book in the series. Complete money grab that mkaes me think I need to skip every few books in this series.

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I love this series

I have yet to get all the audio books for this series but the action and narrative story is really good. I even like the plot twist of it all.. I can't wait to hear the rest.

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Just wow!

They just get better and better. I want to cry at the end of each book!

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love! these books!

I love these books! nothing is far fetched and very well performed and very well written

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Great book especially at the end.

I thought this book would not have much of exciting things. But, the end changes everything. Can’t wait to start listening to the next one.

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Great book

You know this is a filler book so to speak. A simple trip across the galaxy for the characters in the story. I have to say Mr. Brown has a talent to make even what should be mundane seem like an adventure onto itself. I loved this book.

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Favorite in the series so far.

The performance and the story had me engaged the whole time and a very suspenseful ending had me up way past my bedtime...

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  • Nighteyes
  • 04-25-18

Wow - intense!

Another incredible episode, for me, this is the point the series has really come alive!!!

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  • 05-27-16

Excellent listen. as good as the previous books

The story continues to unfold and surprisingly keeps getting better. Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. Not overly complicated with strange names. You don't have to guess what he is telling you in the story. Flows and keeps you wanting more.

Well done Ryk Brown, Keep up the excellent work

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-12-21

Excellent stuff, get some

This is my 2nd time around, I have read all the books, in both series, & now doing the same thing with Audio books, excellent, for the long drives that I do. Try it, you won't be disappointed.