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Vaz

By: Laurence E. Dahners
Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
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Publisher's Summary

Vaz is the story of Vaz Gettnor, a socially impaired yet scientifically brilliant man. Despite his inability to relate to others, Lisanne married him in admiration of what she perceived as shy intelligence. However, she's been disappointed by the way he's settled for working as no more than a glorified lab tech with a low salary.

Adding to their problems, Vaz and Lisanne have two teenagers who are typically surly and embarrassed by their parents, but whom they want to send to college - if only they can find the money. When Vaz is fired from his job as a researcher but then discovers a means to achieve cold fusion, a technology that could solve the energy crisis and their financial difficulties, virtually no one believes him, least of all his family. In fact the only people who do believe are the ones who are trying to steal the technology from him....

©2013 Laurence E. Dahners (P)2016 Tantor

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Surprising Find!!

Found this book via Audible suggestion and they were so RIGHT-ON (Thanks Audible). I quickly became immersed in the story of Vaz and watched in fascination as his safe and secure life upended. I laughed at people's reactions to his antisocial behavior.. I giggled at how far he would go to avoid a vacation. No cliffhangers at the end, but I purchased book 2 like there had been because I want more fun with this entriging family! The physics theoretical concepts seemed plausible and do-able within the storyline and added substance to the tale.

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Fun light entertainment

This book was some good light entertainment, was not hard to listen to and fall asleep.

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Vas rocks

Great character, and plot ... good reading too. Vaz is someone we can all connect with, and the family is oh so typical ...

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Amazing Read/ Listen

This author is an automatic buy on everything he puts out for me. I️f you love stories of the underdog coming out on top you’ll love this.

Vaz is a charter that I️ never knew I️ would come to enjoy so much, I️ look forward to the next installments of this series.

“Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry”

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Solid Science Fiction with Solid Narration

Many stories depend on characters not knowing critical information to create tension, angst, whatever. This story and the following books in the series use this technique extensively. Almost to excess with a couple of spots where it was hard to believe that a character didn't know/didn't tell/didn't ask. However the end result is the kind of story that kept me awake until 4 in the morning to finish.

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Great yarn , lots of fun!

Laurence's books haven't disappointed so far, and this one is no exception. Engaging characters and story line, plenty of action and plausible technology. The narrator did a great job as well. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next in the series.

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Couldn’t put it down

I am a picky listener. If a book doesn’t hook me, I usually can’t get through it. This one surprised me! I got hooked and couldn’t stop.

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plausible science fiction story

great story with real plausible characters. the reader did an excellent job.

now onto the 2nd book in this series.

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What a fun book. Serious original story with great character development. Well read by Mr. Thorne. Looking forward to the next book.

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A wonderful series

I have read and listened to this series a few times now and it never loses its excitement and suspense.