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The Visitor

First Contact Hard Science Fiction
Narrated by: Marni Penning
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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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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The Visitor is all that!

I only have about 3 hours every morning to myself to drink my coffee and listen to a good book while I knit or crochet or do some other mostly brainless task. For me, the test of a great audiobook is whether or not I think about the story after I've stopped it for the day, if I look forward to starting it back up the next, and if I feel what the characters feel. This is a great story with fascinating characters as well as intriguing science. Very enjoyable.

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Fantastic book with sci fi that is believable

it's rare to run across a science fiction book that is not of the space opera variety. This book is based on science, and the possibility of what we would think of an alien species and what an alien species would think about us. I really enjoyed the science of space and how the crew had to adjust to ever-channging circumstances. The book felt real, as though the author tapped into who we are as a species and what we are afraid of. I would recommend this book to those who love hard science fiction and those who love the science of space. You will not be disappointed.

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Unoriginal propaganda

This plot has been done so many times in the exact same way. How disappointing. The author uses this book as a way of injecting their far left politics and ideas in the reader while not missing any opportunity to bash any type of right leaning political ideas and supporters. I am not into politics at all and simply wanted some science and aliens, not a recreation of a political protest. The narrator also needs work. She tries way to hard with the voices and emotions that are so overboard. I'm not picky with books at all but this was hard to get through.

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