The Domain Expeditionary Force Rescue Mission
- Narrated by: Kendra Hoffman
- Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-26-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Lawrence R. Spencer
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The Domain desires that all IS-BEs of Earth will eventually be recovered to their natural spiritual state of independence, power, and immortality, as embodied in the Eternally Benevolent Domain, by the principle of "All-Mother", and in the entity of "The Omniscient and Omnipotent Matriarch".
The content of this audiobook is a mission debrief received from Matilda MacElroy, who is now a member of the DEF Rescue Mission, stationed in the asteroid belt surrounding Earth.
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By Diana on 03-19-15
Like North Korea from Outer Space . . .
The narrator is fantastic - a lovely voice. Unfortunately, the narrative has a lot of repetition from the previous book. The entire book's format is presented as a debriefing of an entity who managed to escape a long term trap, thus the story line is very heavy on information in the format of indoctrination. I ended up having to relisten to the back end of the book a couple of times since I either fell asleep or started to daydream about other things.
What I couldn't decide was if this book was most heavy on bureaucracy, military, religion, or intelligence propaganda. The syrupy references to their far away ("benevolent") leader and their ("superior") organizational system reminded me of how people of North Korea speak of their leader and country, always heavy on the loving praise - as if their very existence depends on correct and expected devotion and praise.
The disdain for the "undesirables" inhabiting human bodies and disregard for Earth is creepy. The message is that pretty much anyone on Earth wasn't wanted in the rest of the Universe and were dumped because they were either criminals or non-conformists and free-thinkers. The disparaging attitude toward inhabitants of this "Prison Planet" is similar to the attitude toward natives when North America was first explored, had missionaries and soldiers come in, then settlers take over.
This could be an entertaining few hours if you imagine you are in a classroom with the narrator in some uniform with a long wooden pointer, telling you what the history of the situation is, what the current situation is, what is correct to believe, what is planned, and how wonderful their side is (even though they can't figure out how to fix things and plan on leaving their workers trapped, have no regard for current occupants of Earth - unless some want to join them - and no regard for Earth - except for possible use in their invasion of more distant sites.)
The undercurrent threading throughout is set to appeal for people who want to think of themselves as "special" and want to identify themselves as one of the missing and trapped entities. Belonging and believing appeals to some, so it might work.
There is poor or no editing on this audiobook - was it too much trouble to actually listen to the "finished" audiobook before releasing it? Repeating sentences overlap where the reader stopped and restarted.
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