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Publisher's Summary

In the vastness of space, something lurks in the darkness.

Captain Morgan Starling and her crew travel the stars, shipping cargo from one system to the next. Easy work, until first contact with another race devolved into all-out war.

Now, they’re under attack from humanity’s mysterious alien foe, ambushed in the void between systems. When an unknown vessel comes to their aid, events spiral out of control, a twisted secret within its haunted corridors threatening to consume them, body and soul.

What they discover within will shatter what they know of life and death. Dragged into a battle with monstrous unfathomable forces, they must escape the nightmarish creatures that lurk out amongst the infinite black of space.

Forced into a desperate struggle for life, the crew must survive, if they ever want to get home...

©2020 Peter Hillard (P)2020 Peter Hillard

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One hell of a good ride.

Although there are Dead Space vibes in this Lovecraftian tale The Void Beyond is it's own animal. If, like yours truly, you are a fan of cosmic horror and hard sci fi, then I recommend this book. This is one of the most gripping and engaging books I've come across. With my American ears it took some getting used to in regards of the narrator, but the guy did an excellent job. I'm not one for leaving a review, but damn, this book was awesome. By far the best book I've come across in a long time. I will be driving into the author's other works as well.

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Ending sucks

The ending ruins the entire novel. By turning it into every other trashy slasher movie.

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Horror in Space

Captain Morgan Starling and the crew of the Newport are in the middle of a battle against alien enemies. Then, a huge battleship appears and "saves" them. But, who (or what) is controlling the ship?

This book was very reminiscent of the movie "Alien" and just as creepy. It is hard to imagine something more horrific than being trapped on a ship in space with an entity that slowly kills off everyone onboard.

The characters were likeable and realistic and the dialogue between them was enjoyable. The alien, 729, was refreshing and quickly became my favorite character. The author did a great job with building the tension as the book progressed. The world building and character development were perfect and the book was well-written.

The narrator did a great job and the pacing was perfect. My only complaint was his (supposedly) Texas-type accents, which were pretty bad. All in all, this was a great book with enough Sci-fi to please fans of that genre without being too over the top for the horror fans. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.

I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book through StoryOrigin and chose to review it.

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Good listen

I thought this book was a good read. I thought the narrator did a good job and the story held my interest. I would recommend. (I received this audible book as an arc and am leaving a voluntary honest review)

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do you like headspace? then get this book!

Seriously though, I gave this a shot and I'm glad I did! The writing is on point and despite my initial reservations regarding the world building, by the end, I knew i had to get the second in the series. The characters are enjoyable and i found myself growing quite attached to the characters which makes this horror story all the more frightening. Great set up to book 2 and soooo glad there is a book 3! I'm really enjoying this series!!

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A really good yarn!

It's been quite a while since I've found a good, old-fashioned, scary sci-fi story. Don't know the author but I will be seeing what else is available. Fine story, great characters and top-notch narration. (Although I don't get the British accent :=)

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Gripping SciFi Horror Tale!

This fast paced drama is an excellent start to the Dark Galaxy Series. It is very well written and Matt Jenkins narration definitely added to the creep factor and suspense. Lots of action, aliens, mutilated flesh-eating monsters, and ghosts makes it an intriguing space adventure. I received a free audiobook and am happy to leave my honest review. I’m looking forward to the next book. Enjoy!

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All good things come to an end.

This is the first book I’ve discovered by P.W. Hillard, seeing an add for it on Facebook. The cover art caught my eye and I immediately opened Audible and looked it up. I was a little weary about downloading it at first, because I only had one token left... and I wanted to save it for something I knew would be good. However, my job recently relocated me about an hour away so, I figured I needed something to listen to on the drive.
The book throws you into the deep end from the very start. Things are going bad and you don’t really know why, but you’re up for it! Needless to say I’ve been late a few times, sitting in the parking lot, listening to what would happen next.

The book has a newISH take on horror in space. There are times when it feels like Alien, and then the Thing, and I get a pretty decent Dead Space vibe. However, with all that’s been done in the genre, it’s difficult not to pull inspiration from the classics. The characters are each interesting in their own way and the Narrator does a good job of keeping them each unique, even if he tends to use a similar accent for a few. I got them mixed up once or twice.
Their banter is relatable to me and remind me of how my coworkers and I communicate, through insults and good natured ribbing.
You grow attached to the characters and the author described being weightless in zero G’s in a way that I had not heard. All of their struggles feel new, exciting, and terrifying. A rollercoaster that follows a crew who desperately want out of the endless void of space. But the cold vacuum of space is going to be the least of their ever growing dangers.

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The Void Beyond by P W Hillard

This audiobook is a science fiction horror story. It is very exciting in places. My only complaint is the number of f-bombs used. It took away from the story to have so many. The story itself is very good and I’d recommend it. I love weird aliens tales.

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Intense Horror Ride

This is a sci-fi, paranormal, horror story. It’s a well-written story with an intricate plot and well developed characters. It’s a stand-alone book that keeps your attention so you don’t miss something. Matt Jenkins does an amazing job with the narration. His ability to differentiate voices between characters make him an absolute pleasure to listen to. P.W. Hillard is one of maybe two science fiction writers who have made me interested in reading sci-fi again. It’s an absorbing, intense horror ride through space.

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Enjoyable listen

Quite liked the space horror. Was pleasently surprised by the story. One of my favourite characters I can't say who that is as it will spoil it but really good take on the old, man vs alien dynamic I would recommend this