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?
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Action and intrigue
Yes, narrator is great and story is engaging.
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.
- Heather North
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.
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.
Distinct. Clear. Pleasant.
I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
- Bikram Agarwal