The Messenger

The Messenger, Book 1
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: The Messenger, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Dash never asked to be a mech pilot, but fate has other plans.

On the run and out of chances, he guides his ship and crew into the heart of a relic older than the galaxy itself - and find himself on the edge of an eternal war he never knew existed.

The relic is a mech, lost to history and forgotten by all who remain. Built by an ancient race to be the ultimate weapon, the machine is capable of unspeakable destruction, and its discovery could unhinge the balance of power throughout known space.

Worse still, the A.I. inside the machine speaks of an ancient evil that will soon arrive - a race whose power far exceeds anything humanity has ever witnessed.

Only the Messenger can stand against them, the A.I. tells its new pilot. Only you can do what must be done.

©2019 J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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Space book with a new twist! What a fresh change!

The Messenger: The Messenger, Book 1
By: J.N. Chaney, Terry Maggert
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
This is a story I definitely needed! A fresh unique space book that has a new twist on just about everything! I was caught up in the witty, snarky dialogue and the funny escape at first. Then the science/ techie stuff, the characters, the world building, and more just kept me pulled in like I too was in orbit.
This is an amazing book I can't wait to read more of! The descriptions made me feel I was there, flying outside of the ship! So much fun! I giggled, smiled, and laughed through a great deal of this book and the other parts I wondered how he would MacGyver his way through difficult situations.
The narration was excellent with Jeffery Kafer as narrator! He always performs perfectly!
If you're looking for something new and fun in space, pick up this! Mindblowing!

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A hero you can get behind

This is one of those rare stories where the hero actually wants to save people. I know, crazy right? This is the first of a series and I'm thrilled to see it come to audible. The narration is incredibly well done and the story is tight and exciting, particular when the big moment comes at the 50% mark. If you've had an itch for a mech story with some mass effect vibes and big ideas, this is it. I'm ready for the next one, please.

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Great start

This is a great start to a new series, can’t wait for the next book!

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solid!!!

really solid start to a series, really looking forward to getting book 2, had dayum dash!!

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Can't wait for more!

So good and I need the next one. Please hurry!! I love Sentinel and Dash!

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good story

story is good. narration was good too. interesting use of space and technology. I would recommend this book to friends.

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Great Story

Listening to this book was painful and boring. However, I usually enjoy the author so I ordered the book. I really enjoyed READING this book. I would give 5 stars for the book.

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A great mecha sci-fi story

loved it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . read the series now

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Another great one by Chaney.

Love all of JN Chaney's stuff. And the voice actors that he and his team choose are legit, too.

If you like future space travel/colonized worlds, ancient tech, mystery, impossible situations, and great banter, then this book and this author is who you want.

Check it all out. I def have. The 2-packs in his Renegade Stars series are a killer deal.

Waiting on the 3 series I follow on here (Last Reaper, Renegade Star, and this one, Messenger) to put out the next audios and will start Fifth Column next.

*not sponsored or asked for by anyone. I promise. Just solid stuff. Tc.

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not that good

this was really hard to listen to world building was sparse and the characters were two dimensional and acted like they were life long friends after having just met

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  • 03-23-20

Loved it

Narrator was excellent. Just my type of book and a decent start to a good series. Sadly I can only get the first two books. Seems to be happening more often. I’ve hundreds of books for this platform. But the ones I really want are not available any more on audible. Sort it out !

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  • 03-21-20

FAST PACED ACTION

KEPT ME INTERESTED ALL THE WAY TO THE END ALTHOUGH THIS COULD BE THE NARRATOR WHO WAS EXCELLENT.FOUND THE STORY RATHER SUPERFICIAL,TENDING TO JUMP FROM ONE ACTION SCENE TO ANOTHER.THE CHARACTERS WERE RATHER UNBELIEVABLE HAVING NO DEPTH HOWEVER OVERALL IF YOU LIKE BOOKS FULL OF ACTION THIS IS WORTH READING.

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  • Caleb N.
  • 02-20-20

Great Space Tech Sci-Fi!

It’s just that! Well done in every area, I found myself hooked on the story, and it all seemed so realistic. It was well written with just enough detail, I didn’t think it went too far like some books, now too sparingly like others, but it gave you just what you needed and made you feel like a part of the story. The voice acting was pretty great, it was maybe a little hard to differentiate between side characters at times, but I didn’t really care. All in all a great read for lovers of space sci-fi.