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Publisher's Summary

It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction.
But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn.
Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races.
This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.
©2017 Vaugn Heppner (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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By cabaker1990 on 10-22-17

A Good Story

The best book that I’ve heard in a while. I guess the idea of an overarching intelligence isn’t entirely original, I mean, you know, the “Borg”. But hey, it’s a big universe. Anyway, excellent plot, unpredictable ending, realistic characters, with realistic problems, a main character who is not narcissistic and who doesn’t constantly reflect on his past glories (I mean, no one want to see your vacation videos) and thankfully, no melodrama.

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By William on 10-22-17

To many cliches but a good overall story.

Good action all through the book. Never got bogged down in one area as so many do. Hoping book two is the same or better.

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By D. Marsh on 10-28-17

Not bad good battles, if a bit simple

OK, nice series start, similar to his other books ie
big super ship over taken by humans , now going to do battle with baddies. it's my kind of thing though a bit flat chacter wise compared to expeditionary force books.

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By Andy D on 10-17-17

When was this written?

I wanted to enjoy this book as the subject matter is of great interest to me at the moment, however I found the whole thing confusing.

Spoilers ahead.

Firstly there are Communist Secret Police in the future? That didn't make sense to me, so I figured the writer lived in the Eastern Bloc in the 80s or something, however that's not true, so why are they in there?

The narration is like something from an American 50s radio play, making the characters seem so shallow, so black and white.

The story is kind of interesting, but nothing very imaginative.

I'll skip the other books in the series.

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By Clemens on 10-11-17


Interesting take on the "superior alien ship visits the solar system" scenario. Unlike with the Rama series this interstellar visitor is hostile and the main character has trouble to outwhit his opponent, an ancient AI.
So far so good. The story has the feel of a 1970's SciFi novel as the tech is a little on the loose side. However, the characters are good and one wants to listen to the next installment. This is also thanks to the great talent of narrator Marc Visitor. In particular his interpretation of the AI voice is priceless.

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By Gourley on 08-27-17

Enjoyable read, er....listen.

Entertaining, if somewhat shallow, story line. Appreciated minimal course language. Happy with my choice. Looking forward to next in series.

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