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Publisher's Summary

Exoarchaeologist Evan McElroy has made a discovery about a long-extinct alien race. But his sponsors realize they can make huge gains if the new findings are kept completely secret. Step one of their plan is to kill the entire research team - starting with Evan.
As Evan flees for his life, his trajectory awakens a long-buried struggle. The Infoterrorists, who believe all ideas are screaming to be free, have waited years for the right moment to take on the seven great families that control all of civilization. This could be their opportunity. Or it could be time for millions to die.
©2015 James R. Wells (P)2015 James Wells
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3 out of 5 stars
By Kendra on 01-27-16

The equivalent of an enjoyable scifi popcorn flick

Would you try another book from James R Wells and/or Mitchell Lucas?

I'd definitely read another book by either the author or narrator. The author had believable characters and a moved the story along at a nice clip. The narrator did well. He kept it varied without venturing into voices that get irritating.

If you’ve listened to books by James R Wells before, how does this one compare?

I have not listened to one of his books before.

What about Mitchell Lucas’s performance did you like?

The narrator's tone matched the tone of the book well. He could convey a decent set of characters without resorting to screechy voices or etc.

Could you see The Great Symmetry being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It could go either way. You could trim a few things and have something better than 'Jupiter Ascending', but maybe not as good as '5th element' or leave everything and do it as a 6 part BBC series. Ending lends itself to TV show more, I suppose.

Any additional comments?

I'd just be interested to hear more about lead to the middle section in the tunnels. It turned survivalist for a few chapters when the rest of the book was so scifi. And can we please get a different unit of distance than 'Parsec', so unoriginal, not meta as others would have you believe.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James & Cindy Jackson on 03-08-17

Left me wanting more

What made the experience of listening to The Great Symmetry the most enjoyable?

One of my favorite parts of SciFi is how the authors can project the possible evolution of mankind. In The Great Symmetry, the author projects a time when seven large companies rule/governor the various worlds to which humankind has moved

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Symmetry?

The sections that detailed the trip though the cave were very good

Which character – as performed by Mitchell Lucas – was your favorite?

Although Mitchell Lucas has a fine voice and clear pronunciation, sentences and paragraphs run together without pause, reducing understanding

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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