Your audiobook is waiting…

The Expansion: Publisher's Pack

The Expansion Series, Books 1-2
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: The Expansion Series, Book 1-2
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The Expansion: Publisher's Pack includes Recon, book one, and Contact, book two.

The universe is expanding, and so is humanity’s reach.

Years after clean energy ended the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, a lull of peace encompasses all of humanity. Some think we should travel to the distant corners of the galaxy; others oppose the idea, thinking that the harnessed singularity reactors are unnatural.

When a terrorist group attacks the Lunar colony, members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force are divided as a result of the incursion.

Years later, Lieutenant Commander Kyle Torres comes face to face with old friends, as he’s thrown into an assignment that could change everything: a reconnaissance mission with huge implications for humanity and science alike.

©2018 Devon C. Ford (P)2019 Podium Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    124
  • 4 Stars
    35
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    127
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    109
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable

I listen to a ton of Sci Fi, found this series enjoyable, look forward to its next chapters, Luke Daniels is great, I’m no critic but I know what I like and was happy with spending a credit on this, and will definitely give the next installment a shot

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Need audio books for the rest of series

Really good military Sci-Fi. Believable story with tech that isn't completely ridiculous. Superbe narration/voice acting, going to be on the lookout for more from Luke Daniels.

Constructive criticism: book 1 felt rushed at the beginning. A bit disorienting with how fast events

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great sci-fi from a apocalyptic future writer

Really enjoyed this plot and of course always the great Luke Daniels. Look forward to next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Hard To Follow

At points I found this story very hard to follow. Characters were flung in with little explanation and the reason for the rescue fleet's dispatch in Book 2 felt confused. I couldnt understand it's purpose for launching: assistance or arresting Torres' ship.

The lengthy explanation giving the background for the four essential characters was somewhat boring and unnecessary in Book 1. Maybe Specter needed that background, but the rest of the Mustangs/FasTrack team seemed unlikely and confused. Four people and everyone succeeded in amazing ways because ... they participated in stopping a bomb from detonating?

It wasn't a horrible story and I liked the alien interaction, but even that was confused and muddled. Who were the bad guys?

Not going to continue this story unfortunately.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good series start

can't wait for next installment of this series. well written and not over indulgent in common sci-fi angst.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book!

Great story! I'm lookin forward to reading more in the future! Soon I hope 😁

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Finally!!

Spoiler Alert!!:
Finally a book with a different first contact idea! I'm so sick of first contact stories where the enemy is completely dominate in terms of tech. Really good listen, definitely worth the credit.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

enough with the gruff voices

i suffered through this one. The gruff voices just got annoying. i spent years in the military and never had anything like that.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for chris paterson
  • chris paterson
  • 08-04-19

Brilliant

Stunning stuff fresh new sci fi series great plot lots of amazing action roll on the next books!!!!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Simon Johnson
  • Simon Johnson
  • 08-04-19

A full on Space Opera in the making.

A fantastically written ride populated by well developed characters that just grow and grow as fast as the story outgrows the solar system.
If you want a rattling read to keep you interested while you lounge by the pool then this is the book for you.
Like Daniels breathes life into each and every one of the players as he always does.
Simply excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for AmazonCustomer
  • AmazonCustomer
  • 07-30-19

When is the next one coming!

Devoured this in a day. Classic Luke Daniels territory. I was about to rant about it being over too soon when I realised I'd done a 13hr book in a day :(

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nat 87
  • Nat 87
  • 08-04-19

Outstanding!

What a great story! I feel like I have been transported to a whole world of fantastic sci-fi adventure.
I absolutely love the main characters, they all have their different skills, manner and interactions with each other. Spector is brilliant- can't wait to read more about him.
I also love that this book has just the right amount of military/sci-fi jargon and detail. It's enough to give you the feel for the story without pages of minutiae making you feel that you need a physics degree to understand it all.
Bravo Mr Ford...I eagerly await the next books/publishers pack.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for DJCurno
  • DJCurno
  • 08-11-19

Another great series

Everything this author does is great. Read the books first and listened to the Audible version as well. Definitely a series to be revisited. Can't wait for the next instalment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Daniel
  • Daniel
  • 09-09-19

Nothing happens

half way through and nothing has happened,
Didn't finish the book it got too painfully dull,
the narrator was fantastic and that was the only thing that kept me interested for 8 hours,
but i don't recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for C. J. Dunne
  • C. J. Dunne
  • 09-03-19

To the stars

A well written story cannot wait to see how the storyline progresses. I do hope that Audible continue to add the next chapters to our library as I will defiantly purchase it. Give me more.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Edd
  • Edd
  • 08-28-19

Quite enjoyed!

Narrated well, good characters, engaging story line.

only problem is having to wait for more!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pauline Ennis
  • Pauline Ennis
  • 08-05-19

Another epic series from Devon C Ford

Never been a sci fi girl, until now!! Great characters and a swiftly moving story line transport us into new worlds. If you haven't listened to anything by DCF, you really are missing out.