Dawn of Procyon

  • by Mark R. Healy
  • Narrated by Travis Baldree
  • 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A distant planet. A deadly secret.
Seventeen years after it began, the interstellar war has taken its toll: the inhabitants of Earth are desperate to find a way to defeat the Argoni, a merciless and horrifying alien race.
Light-years away from the fighting, mechanic Landry Stanton lives a peaceful, mundane life on the desolate planet Procyon One, and that's just the way he likes it. But when an unauthorized trip to the other side of the planet leaves him shipwrecked and stranded alongside a hostile alien that wants him dead, Landry discovers a terrifying secret: The Argoni threat is greater than anyone back on Earth imagined.
With his oxygen and water running out, and with no way to warn the United Earth Marines, Landry's lonely fight for survival becomes a battle for humanity itself.

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Great start to a new series.

Dawn of Procyon is the first book in the Distant Suns series by Mark R. Healy. And if this first volume is any indication it's going to be one heck of a series. There are actually two stories being told in this first book. They may seem only superficially connected for much of the book, they eventually come together, and quite honestly both were extremely engaging in their own way. Complex characters and intriguing storylines kept me fully engaged and I listened to the over the course of two days. I've seen other reviews that compare this to The Martian with aliens, and yes I can see that but it's much more. Do just say it's The Martian but with aliens is kind of underselling it, IMO. Yes, there is definitely a tale of one man's struggle to survive, but as I said there is so much more. Definitely can't wait to find out what happens next.

This is the first book I've heard narrated by Travis Baldree and I have to say he knocked it out of the park. Great delivery, just the right amount of inflection. Not sure how long he's been doing it, but sounds like a consummate professional to me. Will definitely be looking into more of his work.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review

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- Amazon Customer

Fun, down-to-earth sci-fi adventure.

Op-tech supervisor, Landry Stanton, can't seem to get anything to go his way. He has reluctantly agreed to help a buddy retrieve equipment from the wastelands, beyond the relative safety of Earth's outpost on planet Procyon. Being the only survivor of their crashed shuttle, Landry must outwit the aliens roaming the Procyon wastes before his damaged EVA suit can no longer sustain life. Dubbed the Argoni, these strange creatures have wreaked havoc on Earth and Procyon alike. Can Landry save himself from the harsh Procyon environment or will an Argoni seal his fate? After all, no one at the outpost even knows where Landry went. But a co-worker who's hoping to take over Landry's now empty office has a sneaking suspicion that just can't be shaken...

Clever and down-to-earth, book one of Mark Healy's Dawn of Procyon series was highly entertaining and a really fun listen. Superb narration by Travis Baldree lifts the story right off the page and illustrates the action in my mind. I'm already looking forward to hearing the next installment which, if it's anything like the first book, will be a tasty treat for my ears! Well done!

I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review. Many thanks to the narrator for this opportunity!
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- Ms. Christian C.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2017
  • Publisher: Future House Publishing