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Publisher's Summary

Transmission is riveting, unexpected, and firmly rooted in strong psychological profiles backed with thriller and sci-fi elements: what more could readers wish for? (Just the quick publication of Book Two, Arrival.)” (Midwest Book Review

The number-one best seller! 

From number-one worldwide best-selling fantasy author Morgan Rice comes a long-anticipated science-fiction series debut. When SETI finally receives a signal from an alien civilization, what will happen next? 

A 13-year-old boy, dying of a rare brain disease, is the only one able to hear and decode signals from outer space. SETI confirms it is a real signal. 

What is the message? How will the world react? 

And most of all: are the aliens coming? 

©2018 Morgan Rice (P)2018 Morgan Rice

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Buckle Up !

I've been struggling with ADD and even listening to a book hasn't been easy. Then, I found this book. The writing is so well done that you can't help but picture the whole thing like your right there. I listened straight through, totally drawn into the story. Think of the movie Independence Day and how exciting it was...yes, that good. This is the first book I've read from this author & I can't wait to check out more. P.S. I really appreciated the life the narrator brought to it as well so checking his stuff out too.

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A solid YA novel

A unique young adult novel where a young boy with a rare brain condition is the only human on Earth who is receiving messages from an incoming alien race. He then is the only person who can decipher radio signals which set in motion the events which has them racing to understand what all these messages could mean. My only complaint about the book is that this being a young adult novel, it treats all adults as slow and simply not understanding what's really going on, or not believing the children, and the children in the book ALWAYS seem to have all the answers. Still a solid 4 star rating because it's a well thought out plot and story.

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Transmission

Meh. Too many Deus ex Machina for me. Lots of potential for a great story but too many shortcuts for getting out of the pickles the kid got into. I love good science fiction but this felt like a formula book. Not interested in pursuing the series.

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Not good. The writer certainly has potential but..

Not good. The writer certainly has potential but don't write about organizations you don't understand.

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Waiting for part 2

Pretty good story line. But kind of basic. Plot could have been more realistic with more military involvement.

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classic adolescent science fiction.

recommended for 13 yr olds new to puberty. Pretty good narrator. Predictable story line. Ah to be young again.

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A Binge Worthy Book!

A great story that I could not stop listening to. It has some lacking points in character development, but it was a story I could not put down.

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Great story, narration is basic but acceptable.

Great story, narration is fine but average.. there is little voice or tone differences between characters whether male or female.

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good YA book for adolescents and adults

This is a good book for adolescents and adults alike. Adults should listen to what children of all ages have to say Some of it may just be useful. I enjoyed listening to it on audible. The speaker does a good job.

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Once again zombies attack

I enjoyed this book immensely

It starts off quite well and then take that obvious disappointment turned

zombies are among us or something To that effect

But having said that I will still read part two

I was hoping for this to be more on the first contact primus

So almost to the end it became somewhat disappointing

Childhood’s end Is more my speed But that’s unfair judging this by such a minister

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  • Ms. A. Allin
  • 10-27-19

Loved part 1 of this book.

The story is exciting and kept me interested. At 59 I have read a lot of books and can get quite irritated when I recognise stories that are too similar to each other. I love a good authentically new story and so I highly recommend this book. I only have one negative and that is the shortness of each of the books in this series. I usually do not pay for any book that is as short as these ones. I understand that maybe this was the perfect place to end book 1 and the rest of the series are short too but it just makes me feel ripped off. I have to use audible nowadays due to some disabilities and it can get quite pricey for the audiobooks. So I try to get the most for my money. However I am so glad I broke my rule this time. Thank you so much and now I am going to listen to book 2......i will let you know how I get on listening to this one! 😉

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  • Irishimpstixx
  • 02-22-19

surprised with this!

This book was a pleasant surprise and I certainly will get the next in the series

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  • Chris
  • 04-10-22

Brilliant

I would recommend this book to anyone. Well written and a good sci-fi thrill.
If you are not sure, be reassurred that it is worth it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-19-20

Phenomenon (that Travolta movie) meets contact.

The story is fine and it's well written.
I like the narrator's job here too.

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  • Paul
  • 04-23-19

captivating

fantastic story had me hanging for the next book
had to get the whole series straight away.... im looking forward to see how the story develops