Battlestar Galactica

  • by Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 5 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 40 years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever...or so humanity thought. But in those years, the Cylons developed new Cylons that looked and acted like humans, with one goal in mind: to destroy all humanity! When they suddenly attacked the Twelve Worlds, humanity's extinction seemed inevitable.
Only a single warship survived the massive attack: Battlestar Galactica, the oldest ship in the fleet, ready to be decommissioned and turned into a museum. Commander William Adama, himself set to retire, had but one course: to marshal the meager forces available, a ragtag crew of misfits and green recruits, to prevent their enemy from wiping out the last vestiges of the human race. But the Cylons, stronger, smarter, and driven to destroy their creators, may just be too powerful for them and all of humanity to survive.
Based on the teleplay written by Ronald D. Moore and Christopher Eric James; based on a teleplay by Glen A. Larson.

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What the Critics Say

"Even if you're not normally a fan of the genre, you may find that this Battlestar is smart enough and entertaining enough to win you over." (USA Today)

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The miniseries, written

This audiobook is indeed the first few episodes of the (new) BSG. The narrator was very effective. This book was actually a good thing for me -- I bought this first, and then was enticed to go watch the series. It hooked me, and I am glad I heard this, as it helped fill in some backstory history (better than the TV episodes did), and provided some additional personality to the characters. Of course, like the ongoing tv series, don't expect any nicely wrapped up conclusion, just a story arc.

If you watch BSG, and don't like hearing the same story twice, then don't buy this, you will be bitter if you do.

But BUY this if you don't mind hearing the start of the story again, this time with a little more colour. And I highly recommend this to anyone who isn't watching the new series, but is interested in what it is all about -- it will set the stage nicely.
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- A

Robbery

This version is less content than the first season which aired over 2 years ago. This information was not posted when I purchased it. Be warned, you're only buying 1/5 of the entire series to date. Aside from that, the audio matches the tv series perfectly with a few added emotions
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- Vikram

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-20-2005
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio