• The Phoenix Conspiracy

  • The Phoenix Conspiracy Series Book 1
  • By: Richard L. Sanders
  • Narrated by: Matthew Ebel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But, as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game. One that threatens humankind everywhere.

If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront - and embrace - the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.

©2011 Richard L. Sanders (P)2012 Richard L. Sanders

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Mediocrity Defined

It's not horrible, but it's also not good. It's the audio book equivalent of eating plain white bread that has started to go stale but remains edible if you're really hungry.

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Story is okay, performance is excellent!

This story takes place in a Star Trek-ish universe, with various classes of star ships, a handful of alien factions, and remote outposts. Fairly standard trek-style universe, to the point that previous exposure to star trek may actually be a prerequisite to putting yourself into the world. The story itself is compelling enough that I'll give the second book a listen, but it almost completely lacks one of my favorite aspects of this type of sci-fi: world building. We don't get much description of the ship itself, aside from the fact that it has corridors, and bridge, engineering, and an observation deck. Gravity is assumed, ships have energy weapons and shields, but unless it's specifically relevant to what's happening at a given moment, there's zero description of the ship or what life is like on board it beyond there being three shifts.

The plot is enjoyable, with well developed characters, very good action, and appropriate pacing.

Matthew Ebel's performance is excellent, with consistent and recognizable voices for each of the main characters/species.

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Waited so long to get this on Audible!

Great book I read it a long time ago and it still holds up well.

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A great book

This is a gripping story of lies and deception. I have high hopes for the rest of the series.

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Could not finish

This book could not hold my attention. I quit when the X.O. decided to pretend to tempt the Captain with her body. I don't know what happened. I turned it off. Very slow

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  • Daniel
  • 12-15-15

Enjoyed from start to finish

I couldn't stop listening can't wait to listen to the others. Sadly I can't find book two

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  • Anande
  • 04-13-22

Brilliant, really well written and enjoyable.

brilliant story, really enjoyed the book this is the second time I have listened to this and just as enjoyable if not better the second time through. I only wish there was a hard copy I could have for my book shelf. definitely worth reading in 2022

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  • SBRAL
  • 06-17-18

Awesome!

This whole series makes you invest in the characters and the various plots. Twists and turns like a rollercoaster and worth the time investment. Just waiting for the remaining books to be placed on Audible now... 10/10

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  • Tanis
  • 10-20-17

Fantastic

Was already a fan of the book now left wanting more converted too audio books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-20

Action packed and thrilling!

Was unsure going in, but the story soon took hold of me. The characters are nicely fleshed out. The story is fresh and thrilling. I need to read the other books now!!