Destiny's Crucible
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  • 1
    Cast Under an Alien Sun: Destiny's Crucible, Book 1 | Olan Thorensen

    Cast Under an Alien Sun: Destiny's Crucible, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1438)
    Performance
    (1355)
    Story
    (1358)

    Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

    A bit too slow-paced for my taste

    The story proceeds with a lot of time spent on digressions of a war council where long discussions were held on past campaigns which were mostly eye f..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2017 by Sailfish (Grover Beach, California, United States)
  • 2
    The Pen and the Sword: Destiny's Crucible, Book 2 | Olan Thorensen

    The Pen and the Sword: Destiny's Crucible, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (970)
    Performance
    (918)
    Story
    (913)

    The Narthani, a militant realm who believe their manifest destiny is to rule the entire planet, Anyar, plan to absorb Caedellium into their empire. Yozef Kolsko (a.k.a. Joe Colsco) works to find ways to increase the chances of resistance to the Narthani's planned conquest. The enemy is coming. The odds seem overwhelming, and it will take all Yozef can do, the courage of his new people, and luck, to survive.

    Another Binge Listen

    As others have mentioned, this is a book that is really hard to stop listening to (as is volume 1). Thorensen's story is excellent in conception and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2017 by odin (Bellingham, WA, United States)
  • 3
    Heavier Than a Mountain: Destiny's Crucible, Book 3 | Olan Thorensen

    Heavier Than a Mountain: Destiny's Crucible, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Olan Thorensen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (992)
    Story
    (989)

    A freak accident casts Joe Colsco naked onto another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life. But he has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions.

    Great story, getting better each book

    This author knows how to write, bringing to the table a lot of his own knowledge, and weaving it into a completely immersive world.
    I really enjo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2017 by Nicholas d vanvalkenburgh ()