• Ares

  • Nomad, Book 1
  • By: K.A. Finn
  • Narrated by: Keith Michaelson
  • Series: Nomad, Book 1
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cooper Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (125 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

He wasn't expected to survive, and for 20 years, he has managed to stay off their radar. Until now. Until her.
Gryffin was the sole survivor of The Foundation's experimental project to transform human children into hybrid cyborgs - half human, half machine. The program failed and he was sent on a one way trip into The Outer Sector where he was left for dead. He has survived for 20 years by suppressing his human emotions and embracing his machine side.
Officer Terra Rush believes in her duty to the Foundation. The Sector needs to be prepared for colonization, and nothing can stop her from doing her job... except him. When Gryffin saves her from an attack, Terra uncovers a terrible secret. The Foundation has been lying to her... and maybe they still are.
They have labelled Gryffin a killing machine, yet he acts more human than many of The Foundation's leaders. He has awakened intense feelings in Terra that throw her loyalties into question, and even though he pushes her away, she is determined to find out the truth about the cyborg program.
Gryffin refuses to be a mindless soldier, yet escaping The Foundation's control and stopping the colonization of his home will require Terra's help. Can Gryffin overcome the machine inside and trust her? Or will getting in touch with his human emotions destroy him once and for all?
©2015 Karyn Finnegan (P)2015 Karyn Finnegan
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By ANGIE on 08-02-15

Looking Forward To Book 2!

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Outer space, space pirates, colonies, etc. usually aren't my cup of tea. I tend to lean towards the sci-fi world of zombies, vampires and things that go bump in the night. But I really enjoyed this book. I think it's the romance story line that got me.
I would have given this book 5 stars, if a few things didn't keep bugging me. In the beginning, Gryffin says that he's never told anyone his name, until Terra. Well how did the whole galaxy and everyone in it know his name? Also, the time line was a little hard to follow. Terra was trying to escape/find Gryffin......she was sneaking through the ship......(trying to not give spoilers) a man is standing there in fine condition, talking.....a few minutes pass.....Terra walks into a room to find this man laying on the metal floor, blood everywhere, with metal implants on him. Hmmm, the story line made it feel like only a few minutes passed, but the implants take hours or days to do. There were a few different places where it was hard to tell how much time had passed between scenes. Last, the torture was a little over the top at times. I don't mind torture, but after so much, it gets a little redundant.

To sum it up, I really liked the book. I will most definitely get book 2 when it's released. For this to be a debut novel for the author, she did an amazing job! The narrator also does a fine job.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Allen Anthony on 09-03-15

Groundhog Day in space

I enjoyed the book...I wasn't great but at least the characters had recognizable human traits even if they had been physically and mentally altered.
I appreciate the story aspect of the of the book, unlike a lot of syfi seems to be just a series of random thoughts that may or may not be related.
I will listen to part 2 in the future.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pedja on 07-16-15

Great sci-fi story!!

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I am a sci-fi and horror fan and I am a tough reader to please, so when I began with this audiobook I wasn't sure what to expect. Now I can say that it exceeded all of my expectations, it is AMAZING. The story is pretty original, refreshing and very well put together. Characters are nicely developed and constant tension between Griffin and Terra was intriguing for me. I highly recommend this audiobook and I can't wait for the next chapter!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By j tracey on 08-03-15

Part man, part machine, always angry.

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

I would absolutely recommend Ares. Great story , great performance. Just great

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ares?

Quite a sad part when Griffin is taken in to custody

Which character – as performed by Keith Michaelson – was your favourite?

Probably the same as most people, Griffin.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes I would have liked to listen to it all at once but at just over 16 hours it was too much for 1 sitting

Any additional comments?

Normally most science fiction books send a lot of time talking about how the technology in their universe works. Ares is a more character driven story and I enjoyed it immensely.A fantastic story and a wonderful performance. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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