• The Visitor

  • First Contact Hard Science Fiction
  • By: Tony Harmsworth
  • Narrated by: Marni Penning
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (132 ratings)

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The Visitor

By: Tony Harmsworth
Narrated by: Marni Penning
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The Visitor - hard, near-future science fiction for the listener who likes realism.

Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a small, badly damaged, ancient alien artifact on the first ever space junk elimination mission.

Where was it from? Who sent it?

International governments impose a security clampdown. Evelyn leads a team of handpicked scientists who make amazing discoveries within the alien device. Secrecy becomes impossible to maintain. When the news is finally released, she becomes embroiled in international politics, worldwide xenophobic hatred, and violence.

This is the first book in the Tony Harmsworth’s First Contact series of novels. If you like realistic near-future stories which compel you to imagine yourself as the protagonist, The Visitor is the book for you. The Visitor is a science fiction for the "thinking" listener and with a wicked twist. Buy it now and be transported into orbit.

©2017 Tony Harmsworth (P)2019 Tony Harmsworth

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decent story

This is a lesson in atheism's and liberalism disguised as science fiction. Ok, plot though.

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Hopeful and painfully real take on modern humanity

Good story with some fictional science. Nothing technical, just imaginative. Some strong emotional moments and some pointed ridicule of religious fervor and its societal poison, particularly in elected officials. If you cringe at born agains or evangelical hypocrisy, then you'll nod along. If you're going to prayer meetings and church more than 1 time a week, you might feel discomfort. An enjoyable read for those who see truth.