Dark Matter : Star Carrier

  • by Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by Nick Sullivan
  • Series: Star Carrier
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An enemy might just have to become an ally…in order to save humankind.
The United States of North America is now engaged in a civil war with the Earth Confederation, which wants to yield to the demands of the alien Sh'daar, limit human technology, and become a part of the Sh'daar Galactic Collective. USNA President Koenig believes that surrendering to the Sh'daar will ultimately doom humankind.
But when highly advanced, seemingly godlike aliens appear through an artificial wormhole in the Omega Centauri Cluster 16,000 light years from Earth, President Koenig is faced with a tremendous choice: Continue fighting the Sh'daar…or ally with them against the newcomers in a final war that will settle the fate of more than one universe.

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5x Same Formula

Once I start a series I usually stick through to the end. Worse than a long, drawn out series is wondering and not knowing whether things will get better. Generally I'll go along with a weak but promising first or second book in a series in hopes of the author and the story developing further.

Unfortunately Star Carrier series never developed. Each book was basically the same formula. Very light on the development of characters, very details on the individual shots of a battle but weak on the overall strategy and progress. Terribly detailed and repetitive in technical descriptions of planets, atmospheres and right or left hand sugars - most of which made zero difference to the story but was repeated often enough to believe something was coming up.

Unfortunately nothing ever came up.

I love sci-fi. I love a good space story especially. If another book comes out in this series I will buy it but my expectations will be quite low.

In the same category of military sci-fi give The Lost Fleet by John G. Henry a try. It's still not the drama of Orson Scott Card or the willd rides of Larry Niven but it is good listening. Something on the fantasy side (I do not believe fantasy and sci-fi are one in the same) you need to give Jim Butcher's Dresden Files a shot. An excellent series!
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- Kevin der Kinderen

Great story up until chater 12, BUT what a shame

What made the experience of listening to Dark Matter the most enjoyable?

Unfortunatly After listenening to this recording, I think that the author has a problem with THE BIBLE and ChristianityI know that sounds strange. From chapter 12 onward the author has incorporated anti-bible and anti-religion sections that rearly has nothing to do with the story as a whole????I found it very distracting and offensive it is such a SHAME, My message to Ian Douglas would be, " Ian use some other way, some other medium to push your opinion concerning The Bible, Evolution and Christianity. I have read 4 1/2 of your books in this series. I was your fan, I enjoyed the flow of your story. You stuffed it up mate.What a SHAME


If you’ve listened to books by Ian Douglas before, how does this one compare?

Lowest of 5


What about Nick Sullivan’s performance did you like?

Outstanding as always, well done Nick.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No


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- Budgiegrower

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio