Narrated by Brian Ross
Performance 4, story 3.
Run Time: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Reads like a very long book report. That’s not a knock against the narrator. He did fine. The style the author chose is the cold, sterile dude analyzing a tragic accident set in space. Premise is that the military had a secret installation in space to do some medical research on transcription.
- It’s like the author loves bio but fell asleep during the whole transcription/translation thing. I get that this is science fiction, but the author doesn’t really provide a satisfactory answer to why the government would put that much time, energy, and effort into the program. One of the “side effects” could be seen as the main reason, but the billed reason—for space travel—is way less convincing. If you don’t have the machinery in place for terraforming, fueling, etc, having a completely healthy copy of a person on a distant planet, does zip.
- 4/5 Performance: The narrator chose sort of an announcer style, which fit the story but isn’t exactly my favorite. He distinguished characters pretty well.
- There does manage to be some fitting twists and turns throughout the story, which is cool, if you don’t mind mad scientist tropes.
- The characters are fine, but none are truly likable people.
- Writing mechanics 2.5: I usually don’t pick up on stuff in audio format but there were a few instances of the wrong word choice in a dialogue tag. Things like replied when no question was asked or as the tag for a question. Also, it seemed like a few places were straight up infodumps with the wrong character (the LT) explaining all the science-y stuff.
If you don’t think too deeply about the science described, you may enjoy this scifi tale. As I said, it’s got some satisfying twists and a solid performance.
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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)