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They said I would never finish flight school. Never rank at the top of my class. Never fly with the top aces. Never return from combat against the Kelton androids. Never survive emergency surgery.  

Here I am.  

The year is 2151. Earth is gone. A hellscape. I've been unfrozen after 72 years of cryosleep on a medical facility on Saturn's moon, Titan. I have nothing - no home, no friends, no concept of this new world, these Titans.  

All that remains is the old conflict that has blackened my veins and memories of the ones I loved still fresh in my heart. Forgotten for decades.  

But it seems war hasn't forgotten me, no, even in my slumber. My name is Captain Victoria Ann Belic. I was a wife and an ace fighter pilot and have been revived for one reason - to die again.

©2017 Robert D. Armstrong (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jared
  • Springfield, MO
  • 10-17-18

Great story with some strange choices

I liked this book. If there were a few minor changes I'd love this book. There are some strange choices that make this a bit of a confusing read to me. Let me say, though, that this definitely deserves a credit if you like sci-fi books.

The choices that confound me can be summed up into three groups.
1. The performance is good except for the fact that the reader chooses a very old-school monotoned robotic voice for any computer or android. This makes for some weird situations in which there is clearly an intent for human-like interaction between an android and human but the vocal distinctions are that one talks like a Dalek and the other speaks normally. It's a confusing choice for much of the book but then becomes utterly baffling when an android is supposedly fooling humans into thinking it's human while speaking so ridiculously. It's a choice made for just a few characters but it effectively and consistently brings you out of the story and becomes a distraction.
2. There are some word choices that also brings you out of the story. These happen every few chapters and can probably go unnoticed if you choose not to listen for them.
3. Finally, there's an underlying suspicious behavior by many characters that goes unresolved. For a while I thought it was just a conclusion that I had jumped to by myself, but the protagonist also asks similar questions of these characters. I was a little disappointed to find that these suspicions aren't satisfactorily addressed by the end of the book. It may be resolved in future books.

Overall, this is a good book that deserves a chance for fans of the genre. I look forward to the next installments.

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Solid underlying story, but bizarre & awkward

First, it needs to be said that the underlying plot is solid with enjoyable sci-fi elements in it.

Having said that, the author has made some really bizarre choices around what to focus on. As a listener I found this to be a deeply distracting and unsatisfying experience. Foreshadowing needs to be used in a manner that is consistent, and proportinate to the significance of the event and how far away it will occur in the plot. The author has misused this technique to the point that items with heavy foreshadowing are left unresolved and items that are probably meant to be plot twists, or that could use foreshadowing, hit you from left field and lose all impact as they just appear to be disjointed.

After listening to this I have no desire to listen to anything else in this series, and unless you're really forgiving I would recommend not spending a credit on this book.

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