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Publisher's Summary

The TDF Marco Polo embarks on its maiden voyage outside Earth's solar system, leading to the discovery of an extinct civilization destroyed by orbital bombardment. Deep underground is a mysterious library of alien secrets.
The Terran Republic unravels the clues, forcing its politicians, scientists, navy, and marines to engage in an epic journey of space exploration, space battles, and combat behind enemy lines. They must rally their forces to defend the Earth as they discover The Others are coming.
©2014 PP Corcoran (P)2015 Tantor
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By Michael Jacobi on 07-19-15

Good Space Opera

Good light space opera, perfect for making the miles go by on your summer trip. Story is kinda predictable but thats pretty forgivable. The author does conversational material very well, his characters conversations sound believable. Very little florid (Clive Cussler type) verbiage. Big problem with use of language. Confuses "DESTROY" WITH "DECIMATE" with "DEVASTATE". Also, if ;you are going to write science fiction, learn that the plane that the planets rotate around their star is the "ECLIPTIC" not the 'ELIPSIC" . These and other glaring usage mistakes are found throughout the book. Thus three instead of the four stars I would normally have awarded. Looking forward to the sequel although not looking forward to these same usage mistakes. I suspect its way too late to correct them now.

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By Ryan Woodham on 10-17-15

Poor Dialog, just bad at times. Couldn't finish it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Might be better suited for high-schoolers. Or those without a lot of sci-fi/space background.

Has Discovery of the Saiph turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but it's reminded me to be more careful in my selection process.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was "fine", possibly a little flat in his reading but it's hard to tell because the dialog just isn't very good.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Discovery of the Saiph?

I wouldn't have allowed it to be published without a rework on the dialog. I don't feel like he has a sense of what people really would say or think in these situations.

Any additional comments?

If you're age 30+, enjoy Heinlein, Bova, Card, or Bradbury, then you're wasting your time with this book.

I don't normally write reviews and I'm tempted to be scathing with this one but I feel bad about going too negative here. I probably read a lot of books like this when I was younger and didn't notice/care how bad it was. Give this author some more time in the trenches and he may really shine someday.

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By Charlton on 07-05-15

Five star

Would you consider the audio edition of Discovery of the Saiph to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Discovery of the Saiph?

The discovery of the Gravity Drive

Which character – as performed by Eric Michael Summerer – was your favourite?

Balanced, most if not all the characters are likeable

Any additional comments?

A simply well rounded book that has everything a space opera book should have. I rate this book up there with John Ringo's Troy Rising.

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By victoria on 11-15-15

disappointing

What disappointed you about Discovery of the Saiph?

I got this because most of the reviews were good, I'm afraid i disagree with them. I was looking forward to a romping space opera with strong characters.

What was most disappointing about P. P. Corcoran’s story?

The characters were two dimensional and never developed. The story was simplistic and plodding.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

He wasn't my favorite narrator but didn't do a bad job with a very flat story.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It wasn't for me.

Any additional comments?

I kept losing interest and found it difficult to persevere to the end, will probably return it.

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