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Publisher's Summary

The human race is in trouble. After narrowly claiming victory in the first invasion, an assault by advanced militaristic aliens armed with light speed capable spacecraft is a continuing threat. Even so, Chrysalis is in danger, and Whatsit is determined to rescue his fellow Chrysallamans. It's a task he knows he cannot accomplish without the help of his human brethren. With the threat of future attacks looming, the humans will have to decide whether it's best to go on the defensive at home on Earth or take the fight to its source and save the Chrysallaman race.
©2016 Sam B Miller II (P)2017 Sam B Miller II
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric Reeves on 06-30-17

Outstanding follow-up to first book!!!

This was a great continuation of the original story. I have to say, I'm typically not a fan of alien stories. They are usually too far out there for me. But this one was probably the closest to a real possibility that I've ever heard. I know it's fiction, but I like at least a bit of realism and feasibility.

Although the story was great, I found myself shaking my head a few times, specifically when the three different species were interacting through dialogue. It occurred to me that the humans would make reference to something that most likely, the other species would have no idea about, but it was passed by as though they all knew about what was mentioned. This happened on several occasions and took away some of the credibility for me. But it was still a wonderful tale.

All of the characters were described in good detail and the dialogue was engaging and funny at times. I especially enjoyed the continued banter between Dr. Heinbaum and MacPherson.

One thing I found particularly interesting is the way in which Miller approached describing the technology and the way in which it worked. He was somewhat detailed with reasoning and sound justification as to why such a thing might work. It made the story that much more believable.

The narration was really good. Pirhalla did a great job setting the tone and articulating the different characters through his many different voices. He really brought the characters to life.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By W. Pierce on 06-26-17

Decent book

Where does Dawn of Chrysalis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd put it in the middle. He has many unimaginative names for things like absorbisteel and armorium. Both are materials used on hulls.

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Dawn of Chrysalis
Here's how I rate

On narrator
5= good read speed, good pronunciation, appealing voice/voices.
4= an issue with one of the above
3= many issues
1-2 I couldn't finish because of his voice


Story
5= good plot, keeps my attention, it doesn't ramble along, good character development
The rest follows a similar to narrator


"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 07-14-17

.Dawn Of Chrysalis Book 2

A great concept and pretty good story, which kept me intrigued and wanting to discover what happens, A clever idea which leads into an equally good storyline.The writing does match the sophistication of the story. The style is simple and very elegant , with frequent repetition and a high proportion of
dialogue, To be fair to the author, the way in which people talk in real life is usually very different from dialogue in a book, with good reason - rarely are people slickly smart and articulate in everyday conversation so, quite possibly, the way in which these characters talk is far more realistic than is most fictional conversation. Which makes for a good listen.
accentuated by a talented narrator with great command of performance skills and multiple voices. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.As always this is my honest opinion .
i will be looking forward to book three :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 07-07-17

"Humans don't easily accept authority."

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Continuing the story of an attempted earth invasion - and the alien in the sombrero hat.
Following the defeat of the military attack of earth by Chrystonians, , a previously undefeated race of superior, telepathic lizard like aliens - the problem remains of what to do with the settlers, still in stasis on the ships in nearby space. The decision to try to slowly absorb them into the population is a brave one and a selection of sleepers, mostly scientists, are chosen to be the first to be woken and invited to stay, if the can be persuaded that the earthlings are not inferior animals but the measure of, or superior to themselves. Things seem to be going quite well, until the unexpected arrival of their Emperor is announced. He had escaped an invasion of his own planet, leaving his people to the aliens arriving there ...
And Whotsit might just have found a girlfriend!

This book is great fun as the reader is reunited with some of the characters from book one.
Mr.McKenzie, the easy going, down to earth engineer, is still in a love hate relationship with the egotistical, opinionated scientist, but together they get the science done. Filled with humour, quirky personalities, bombastic aliens, imaginative science and battles for survival, and with just a hint of political incorrectness, this is a light, enjoyable listen. John Pirhalla is again narrating, his easy on the ear voice this time seemingly more involved in the action rather than recording it as if from a news reporting delivery. His reading is well paced with nicely nuanced phrasing and intonation, helping to bring the story to life.

Perhaps not as action packed or gripping as some military science fiction, Dawn of Chrysalis is certainly still an attention holder, more in a comic book style, with clever ideas and some mind bending tools of domination. Good fun.

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