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Deep in blackest space, the Drasin have watched humanity's journey to the stars - and determined that a species as barbaric as ours has no place in the cosmos.
The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.
But not all of the heavens have proven hostile. The Priminae have felt the full brunt of Drasin aggression on their own home world, and they won't leave humanity to face annihilation alone. Together with what's left of the crews of the Odyssey and other starships, they race to join Weston and his group of Earth-bound survivors for a desperate last stand.
The final battle of the Drasin War brings bestselling author Evan Currie's Odyssey One series to its shattering conclusion.
©2014 Evan Currie (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Marcus A on 07-15-14

Not what I was expecting!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, but this fourth book simply isn't as good as the first 3 books. It was much more repetitive introducing few if any new concepts.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Captain Weston remains my favorite character, but much, much, much more so when performed by Darcie.

How could the performance have been better?

Never ever change the narrator mid-series. I would like to know what happened to Benjamin L. Darcie? David deVries performance was "ok", but lack luster. I found many of his vocals to be actually annoying. By example Weston sounds like Batman. Disappointing.

Do you think Out of the Black needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I do. Many of the questions in book three were not answered. If Benjamin L. Darcie performs it I would buy it without question, however I would likely pass if performed by David deVries (nothing against deVries, but what I loved in Darcie's performance was lost here).

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By SteveK on 07-14-14

Unworthy of Series

Would you try another book from Evan Currie and/or David deVries?

This book as a totally different vibe than the previous books in the series. Up until now, the characters seemed genuine and very real. Each book had some new and way cool technology weaved into the story line. This 4th book is just a rehash with way to much bravado and totally unbelievable dialog between characters and an annoying amount of repeated information. I get the concept that the old ship and the new ship are different, give it a rest!

Would you recommend Out of the Black to your friends? Why or why not?

I'm on the fence here. The 1st three books where excellent.

How could the performance have been better?

Never, ever change narrators.I'm might have been less critical if not totally annoyed by all the gravely barking voices and really awful Jersey-Texan accents.

Was Out of the Black worth the listening time?

No.

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By CM on 09-02-14

Oh dear - where did it all go wrong?

Would you try another book written by Evan Currie or narrated by David deVries?

I'm really not sure - I'd have to read the reviews first

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David deVries?

Benjamin L. Darcie - he set the tone for the whole series in the first three audio books, which was completely changed by David deVries. It's a bit like suddenly changing Gandalf from Ian McKellen to John Wayne in the final film - nothing wrong with the people, just not correct for the story.

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

I'm afraid not, it's one of the few times I've actually stopped and abandoned a story. As well as the narration we also find our hero captain is suddenly part of the "Die Hard" cast-offs in an Gears of War. Really bad.

Any additional comments?

A real shame - this was an excellent series until now.

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By Amazon Customer on 11-11-17

so wrong

killed the series for me.
Narrator doesn't fit the story compared to the previous one. I found certain characters really annoying to listen to.
story overall is bad. it's like a bad Rambo movie.
very dissappointing.

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By Nicholas on 11-07-17

Epic space battles

Loved the epic space battles in this book. Good story line and explores some interesting ideas.

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