A Faded Star, Book 1 : A Faded Star

  • by Michael Freeport
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: A Faded Star
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A forgotten colony of humans live on a water world circling a tiny, faded star on the edge of the galaxy. The crew of their newest flagship, the Rampart, encounters an alien scout who is being chased by a dangerous foe. The encounter shakes the beliefs held by the people of Lashmere. With the aid of the mysteries of the origin tablet, they discover the true origins of their colony. These may be the last humans in the universe. Can they survive against their ancient enemy? Their only choice is to embrace an unknown past and fight with everything they have.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This books was awesome, and has a ton of very interesting and unexpected plot twists that are pulled of to perfection. I loved how he puts rebel factions into the political environment to give the story background and make it seem more realistic. As always MacLeod Andrews dose a superb job on the narration. To sum it all up, I eagerly await the next installment of this series.
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glaring misogyny ruins otherwise good story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Female character's abilities are questioned and scrutinized. She is heavily mansplained to and supposed to be grateful.

Also of note is female characters are described by their physical appearance more than men are. It's really gross. Who is this author?

There's a scene in chapter 7 where someone walks into a room, and sees a bunch of officers: officer X, officer Y, a thin matronly woman who is an admiral, and officer Z. The men are just described by their ranks. The woman has extra information about what she looks like. Come on.

What aspect of MacLeod Andrews’s performance would you have changed?

Not crazy about how he narrates women. Does annoying higher pitched whiney voice.

Do you think A Faded Star, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I"m only partially through the book, not sure if I will finish. I'm put off by the way gender is dealt with.

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- Kayla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2017
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing