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Has a nice story line for a short 4 hour book. It also has good narration.
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Jorge and Meesha have lived on ‘New Earth’ for 20 years since their group of colonists arrived from earth. The colony survived some dangers, set up camps and housing and began a new community. Tragically all the other colonists were killed. Each year Jorge and Meesha have traveled to a certain plain in hopes there will be another ship of colonists from earth.
This is the year a ship arrives. Although Jorge and Meesha are thrilled to have other people the group includes some brutal criminals. The leader of the criminals, Bannock, plans to take over the colony and spread his control to other planets as well as returning to Earth. He brought along a tool in the form of a female, Aria, who has special powers.
Aria and a handful of others make friends with Jorge and Meesha. They want to work together but they need to protect each other and their secrets too. Jorge and Meesha know that Bannock needs them because they know the dangers that exist on the planet and obviously know how to survive. On the other hand, they pose a danger to Bannock’s control.
As Bannock threatens lives, Aria makes a connection that may be the only hope for the colony to survive as a healthy, good society instead of an evil, criminal syndicate. Aria ultimately takes a risk for the sake of all.
The battle between good and evil is nothing new but this story is a good adventure with interesting elements. I liked Jorge, Meesha and Aria’s brave characters and I liked the friends they make. The writing was not stunning but it is comfortable story telling and I enjoyed the creative aspects of the alien land and dangerous creatures. The action kept me wrapped in the story waiting to discover what happened next.
Audio Notes: The narration was done well, blending the characters and pacing to keep the forward motion of the story. This is short and easy to listen to. I would be glad to read more by Mr. Reeves and listen to other readings by Mr. Scott.