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This was a fitting ending to the Spaceman journey. I was rooting for our characters throughout the entire series and it kept getting better with each installment. It seemed like all the separate storylines converged into one grand storyline at just the right time. The author does a great job again using a combo of wit, sarcasm and pop culture references to keep the listener engaged while having them laughing at moments. The narrator (Kevin Pierce) does not disappoint with his performance and kept it consistent throughout the entire series. He took the author's wit and brought it to life. The author does leave somethings to mystery at the end of the book and personally I can smell some spin off stories or side novellas. I am okay with the mystery on one hand but on the other I am nosy and want to know what eventually happens to all of our rag tag group of survivors. This is a really good series with great narration that will leave you cheering for our group and sad at other points of the story. So give it a try and you will learn to love the Spaceman.
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4.5 out of 5 stars
This series, in general, has taken a big leap from where it started, but I’ve been enjoying the new twists and turns that Abrahams writes into each new chapter. Retrograde is a novel about a crash astronaut trying to find his family and return to them. Along the way, he finds out a lot more than he bargained for.
Retrograde is a novel about a crash astronaut trying to find his family and return to them. Along the way, he finds out a lot more than he bargained for.
Retrograde was much more “conspiracy theory” focused than the other two books and honestly one of the first books in the post-apocalyptic genre that I’ve read that was this focused on a government-wide conspiracy. The scary part about it is that it didn’t seem far from the truth. Abrahams wrote about it in a way that didn’t feel kooky or far fetched. It was incredibly realistic and believable.
The sad thing about this book is that if I write any more I will give it away. There are definite twists and turns and some new characters introduced, but Retrograde is full of “endings” to stories that were brought up in the first two books. The series could end here and I would walk away happy. But, I have a feeling there are one to two more books left up Abrahams sleeve.
The story itself felt like it competed with the first book in the series for “most complete”. It really followed a nice arc throughout and didn’t leave a lot of things hanging. As a reader, I always enjoy finishing a book that feels finished.
Kevin Pierce narrated Retrograde and, as always, does a wonderful job with it. His narration allowed an already enjoyable story to become more enjoyable. It flowed from beginning to end with his narration leading the way.
I received a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review of my opinion.
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