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Publisher's Summary

Who will forgive you when you can't forgive yourself?
The Colonial Scouts are an elite group of explorers who seek out habitable planets for the Colonial Expansion Board. They travel through space via programmable wormholes.
Natica is drowning in siblings. She hopes that if she becomes a Scout, she will rise above her brothers and sisters and shine. But when a man dies because of her mistake, she leaves the program and returns home a failure.
Her homecoming is even worse than she imagined. Her twin brother is missing. Despite warnings from the authorities, she searches for him and embroils herself in a growing mystery with far-reaching consequences.
Will she save her brother from himself? Or will he save her?
©2016 Roxanne Smolen (P)2017 Roxanne Smolen
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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather North on 08-13-17

Action and intrigue

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, narrator is great and story is engaging.

Which character – as performed by Jennifer Fournier – was your favorite?

Natica

Any additional comments?

Great listen, plenty of action and some mystery. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bikram Agarwal on 08-08-17

Teen Drama

Would you try another book from Roxanne Smolen and/or Jennifer Fournier?

I hadn't noticed earlier that the book is targeted to 8-10 year olds, and thus I was slightly disappointed with the story structure of this book. But when I saw the categorization of the book in Audible, I kinda understood. The book is supposed to be easily digestible and light read. Good for readers / listeners of that age group. Not really my thing at the age of 30.

I would check out other works of Roxanne Smolen if there are any for adults.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would guess the story is good enough as it is for the target audience of 8-10 year olds. If it were for more mature readers, the characters would benefit from a more detailed development and better interaction among themselves. Instead of mostly white and black character shades, some gray areas would be great too.

What three words best describe Jennifer Fournier’s performance?

Distinct. Clear. Pleasant.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Layla on 08-15-17

More for 8-10 year old.

Any additional comments?

I found the characters to be too simple and very frustrating at times. However this book is aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 10. If I didn't know this to begin with, I would have put a similar age bracket.
There is action adventure and a mystery with some suspense. It's not bad but there needs to be more character development if it is going to be for older readers.

I would recommend to younger teens. There is no sexual content or bad language except for some mild violence.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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