• First Contact

  • Tantalus, Book 1
  • By: M.A. Abraham
  • Narrated by: Brian Callanan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-26-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Abraham
  • 4.3 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.
No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn't expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.
Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don't live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words.
"Welcome to Tantalus."
©2014 Mary Ann Abraham (P)2018 Mary Ann Abraham
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By Stephen Bergquist on 02-21-18

Review First Contact: Tantalus Book 1

The story by M.A.Abraham and performed by Brian Callanan is very captivating. The space exploration, and the suspense of unknown attacking within the ship are compounded by the appearance of the unknown, an alien race with beautiful men and women. Love scenes, of course materialize. The psychic abilities that are revealed add more to the great work. A good listen.

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By Mathew Padilla on 02-09-18

Fun story, well read

This was a very enjoyable book, well worth the time spent. Different than a lot of the first contact story’s you read, there is only one villain and everyone else wants to get along.there are moments that I was saying to myself “that’s pretty far fetched” but it’s not very often so I just moved on. I will be buying the next book and I don’t do that a lot, so yes I really liked the book. One thing to note, the book talks about sex quite a bit but it is pertinent to the story.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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By Rob Cooke on 02-13-18

Sci fi with heavy romance/passion tones.

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

This book is a good story with plenty of character development and progression. You feel connected and involved with the characters.
The story moves along well without any slow sections. Even has a few twists you don't expect.

The narration is immersive and well defined with each character being unique enough that you can always distinguish between them.

However in my opinion it has heavy romance/passion that is integral to the story. This neither detracts from the story nor the experience however it was a little more than I was expecting.

Overall a good story but for me it was more romance than science fiction. I am sure that the series will be as well developed and executed as the first book.

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