Circle Is Closed : Progeny (Perreault)

  • by Ray Jay Perreault
  • Narrated by Christopher M. Allport
  • Series: Progeny (Perreault)
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Humanity left Earth a long time ago. They had treated their home planet poorly, and the deteriorating environment forced them to leave. They traveled 189 light years to a faraway world and named it Horizon, respecting the new lives they intended to build. Fortunately, they learned their lessons and treated their new world much better. After over 100,000 years away from Earth, they still revered her and taught their children her beauty. They knew that someday they would return, and hopefully Earth had healed, and she would welcome them back. They finally developed faster than light travel, and the first place they wanted to visit was the home planet of the human race. When a small crew made the trip, they found that Earth was healed and healthy, but they also found changes that surprised them. When they left to return to Horizon, they had more questions than when they left.


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Great Short Story. Looking Forward to a Novel.

This is a perfect short story for someone with some time to kill while traveling or commuting. I'm really hoping this author will start writing some full-length novels instead of just short stories.

The story tells of a crew getting ready to test a new faster-than-light engine by traveling to the long abandoned Earth. With over a thousand years having past since humans left the dying planet, the children of our home world are preparing to return to learn of its fate. However, their best and worst predictions couldn't prepare them for what they will find...

The narration here was top notch, and there were some interesting sound effects thrown in that I thought added to the story's realism.
I'm going to listen to this author's other short story and keep an eye out for anything longer. There is definitely some potential here for some great audiobooks in the future.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker "If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

Interesting short with potential

This very short story that has potential. Earth was decimated centuries ago and the human population relocated many light years away, planning sometime in the future to return. That future is now, and after designing a means to traverse the distance quickly, they send out a reconnaissance team that are surprised by what they discover.
A bit too short and technical for my liking but the story concept is very interesting and has potential. It felt like the introduction to a much longer story rather than a complete story in its self, but perhaps it is the authors style that he reveals his story in short snippets rather than in a longer tale. The narration fit the story well but I did find that the beeps and bells were more distracting than enhancing. I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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- Rabid Reader

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2016
  • Publisher: Ray Jay Perreault