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First in a New Military Science Fiction Series
"I was on a dead ship on an unknown planet with three trainees freshly graduated into the Imperial Service. I tried to look on the bright side."
He is the last to wake. The label on his sleeper pad identifies him as an admiral of the Evagardian Empire - a surprise as much to him as to the three recent recruits now under his command. He wears no uniform, and he is ignorant of military protocol, but the ship's records confirm he is their superior officer.
Whether he is an Evagardian admiral or a spy will be of little consequence if the crew members all end up dead. They are marooned on a strange world, their ship's systems are failing one by one - and they are not alone.
©2016 Sean Danker (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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By Sheryl on 05-21-16

Hard to put down- exciting

This one was a definite "page turner". In my case, since I was listening to the audio, that meant I walked around with headphones in my ears almost non-stop for 3 days. This book has two "mysteries" to keep the reader engaged. The one is a sci-fi thriller that finds the "admiral" and three military trainees trying to rescue themselves from a deadly situation on an inhospitable planet while trying to figure out what caused their transport to crash and the barebones crew to die. The other is the mystery surrounding the "admiral"-- who is he and why is he so secretive about his identity? The thriller part was exciting and satisfying. The mysterious identity of the "admiral" was a little less satisfying to me, but at least I got an answer. (It was so close to the end I was afraid it might not be revealed.) For all the secrecy shrouding him, I felt like the explanation could have been a little less anti-climactic. It wasn't a complete letdown, but it was a little (for me). Nevertheless, overall the book was still a very good read (or listen). The reader of the audiobook did a very good job. I'm glad I took the chance on a book with so few reviews (though good ones). Definitely worth my time and my Audible credit.

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By Kyle R. Bemis on 05-10-16


So this was actually the first time I listened to a book with no reviews (when I got it), it was pretty good overall. The narrator did a good job, it was also the first time I've heard him. I felt he fit this book well. When I first read the synopsis I thought this was going to be very similar to other stories- they wake up, they don't remember who they are, they have to survive. Pleasantly, I was surprised that wasn't the case. They wake up, they know who they are, not each other, and other things happen- sorry no spoilers. The writer did a good job keeping me entrenched in the story, not giving all answers until the final minutes of the book. This is well worth a credit and a very easy listen. No harsh language, so I'd say it's good for most ages f that is a concern.

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By Helen on 09-27-16

An Admiral, a spy or something else?

This was a fun listen - a good mix of SF adventure (how to get out of their predicament) and mystery (who is the Admiral?)

In places, the unknown identity of the narrator was very clunky and felt a bit forced. I had guessed a bit of his identity, but some of it came completed out of left field and felt quite unsatisfying. But the door is left open for more adventures, so maybe that's why?

On the more positive side, I did like the characters and technology - the escape plotline was fleshed out with just the right level of "gadgets" and ingenuity.

On the narration: McClain does a good job distinguishing between the characters. I'd definitely listen to his narration in future

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