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Ash Wednesday and his crew of corporate space marines take work as bounty hunters tasked with taking down the deadly fugitive named Simon Haddo, a mad scientist with an occult obsession and the most infamous terrorist in the system. As they track him through the depths of a gruesome space station the mercs of Team Omega soon find themselves drawn into a galactic conspiracy bent on creating a literal hell on earth in this violent sci-fi remix of Dante's Inferno. Strap on your power armor and get ready to fight like hell.
©2017 Isaac Stone (P)2017 Isaac Stone
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By Lomeraniel on 08-19-17

A sci-fi remake of Dante’s Inferno

Ash Wednesday and his crew constitute the Omega Team, a private enterprise hired by corporates as bounty hunters. After rescuing an android by a ship taken by pirates, they are assigned a new mission: finding Simon Haddo and taking him alive. There is an unproportionate bounty for this subject, and Ash fears that hunting him down will be more difficult than usual.

This book is a remake of Dante’s Inferno, a poem written in the 14-century. I always like when the classics are rescued and transformed into sci-fi. I have grown up with ‘Ulysses 31‘, and that may be part of why I like what I do nowadays.

In the prologue the author warns us about the fact that as this is based on and old poem it may not follow the modern structure we are used to in books. With that said, I did not feel that as a detriment of the whole story.

The atmosphere of this book reminded me a lot of shows like ‘Firefly‘ or ‘Dark Matter‘, but this time our main characters were on the right side of the law. For the rest, it seemed quite similar. The crew was formed by seven people, which seemed a bit excessive for a book of this length. We got intros for all characters, but due to the length of the book there was little character developing and evolution. It is a pity, since this would have made it a 5-star book.

Ash and his crew have to go to Inferno Station, where they will have to tread across the different levels like Dante in the original. They find different challenges that make the advancement risky and difficult. I found a couple of these a bit confusing, so I think more accurate descriptions would have been a nice addition.

Persephone Rose’s narration was superb! Narrating a book with seven different characters, an android, and an AI, is not an easy task but Rose has managed to create a different voice and style for each of them. He also transmitted well the character’s emotions and emphasized some parts where it was needed. Rose also used some sound effects to enrich the narration. The introduction and ‘From the author’ had some background music. I do not find this essential but this is just a personal opinion. The only setback I found was two sentences repeated towards the end of the book (3:21:17 and 3:53:18). It is a pity, since without this it would have been a 5-star narration.

Despite being this a relatively short book I have really enjoyed it, and I am ready for the next installments.
I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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By Mary Karowski on 08-08-17

Dante's great work as a sci fi epic!

Dante's great work has been converted here to a sci fi epic. Never crossed my mind but now that it has its wonderful. There are two more parts and I can't wait to listen to them. The author and narrator combined for and amazing work of literary artwork that will amaze you, hook you and leave you waiting for more. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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By Peter on 08-15-17

An OK space sci-fi adventure.

Writing
Isaac Stone’s Idea to do Dante's Inferno in space is a unique idea with a lot of possibilities. What we get is an interesting idea that does not quite live up to its potential, the writing is clear and the dialogue is good. The story has good pacing and keeps moving. If you are looking for an action story set to a slight horror sci-fi background then this may very well be the story for you.

The fights are well described, have good pacing but feel like they lack any real sense of risk or danger. I would describe them as action film fights.

There are many horrible things that are seen in this book and yet it does not seem to as much effect on the characters as I would expect and the way it is written deals with it all with a light touch. If the subject matter was lighter then this style would fit it perfectly.

All the characters seem to be well developed but due to the short length, I did not have time to get to know them or become truly attached to them.

I definitely feel this book would have been better if it was longer and had the time to do things in more detail and let us learn to care for the characters more.

Narration
Persephone Rose’s narration is clear, consistent and easy to listen to. Each character has their own unique voice adding to their personality and making it clear who is speaking.

There are a few bits where I think lines were repeated but other than that I did not notice any errors or problems in the quality of the audio.

Overall
This is an ok book, but the fact it’s tone is more action and less horror detracts from it in my option.
At only four hours long this is a bit on the short side but worth a listen if the concept interests you.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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By I. Rankin on 07-31-17

not over exciting

What did you like best about Inferno Station? What did you like least?

it was only just over 4 hours so as an intro to a threebook series i had time to listen while driving and not take weeks to listen too, however as it turns out it was too long for my enjoyment

Would you recommend Inferno Station to your friends? Why or why not?

No the story line was slow and action scences mediocher and unbelievable

What three words best describe Persephone Rose’s voice?

boring made-up silly

Do you think Inferno Station needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

not for me, it was so borong not prepared to spend money on audible versions though i did buy the epub editions prior to getting the audible copy , really dont think will be read now

Any additional comments?

i was given this audio book for free, and i am making a fair and unbiased review of it

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