The Interstellar Age: The Complete Trilogy : The Interstellar Age

  • by Valmore Daniels
  • Narrated by Dave Wright
  • Series: The Interstellar Age
  • 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forbidden the Stars At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself. On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone! While studying the alien marker, it begins to react. Four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet. From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!
Music of the Spheres
The technology for interstellar flight exists through the power of Kinemet, but the key to unlocking its code lies in a thousand-year-old scroll left on Earth by an alien species.When the ancient manual is stolen before a full translation is completed, Alex, Michael and Justine scramble to recover it.Along the way, they stumble on an interplanetary conspiracy and uncover a secret that shatters their view of life and shakes the very foundations of our existence.
Worlds Away
For a thousand years the Kulsat Armada has ravaged the galaxy searching for the lost legacy of an extinct race of technologically advanced beings. They destroy anyone who gets in their way.Now they have turned their attention to Earth and are gathering their forces for an invasion.Justine, Michael and Alex each hold a key to stopping the enemy, but they are worlds away from each other, and they are running out of time...

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Would love to recommend, but production concerns.

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I'm so torn on this book. First, it is a solid piece of SciFi. I find it reminiscent of Clarke and Pohl Anderson, that late 20th century academic sci fi where the reveal is all in the dance, and counter. It's a chess game of a book, not a game of paintball.

I wish I could wholeheartedly recommend the audio version, but I have to say the production left me quite cold. I like the timbre of David's voice, and he's very solid on some parts, but I think his range might have been a bit too narrow for the number of characters.

Also, the production comes across as not having decided whether it was to be a radio play, or a book. The effects used for certain voices I found removed me from the story, and with sound-effecting some audio, it made the dialog tags superfluous, but they were still in the production. Most difficult, the section break audio was too much for me. (Both jarring, too frequent, and too loud)

I hope this author makes more works, and honestly I hope he works with this narrator. I think they can pair very well, but the bells and whistles (rather literally) on this piece leave me wishing I had it on my kindle instead.
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- Gregory

Good plot, god awful narration

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Have just finished listening to the entire series, it was tough going though and considered many times letting it go, the one thing that kept me going through this was the story itself. Good concept, good characters if a bit rushed at time. The thing that let it down completely though was narration, it was by far the worst I have ever came across in all my many years on audible. The voices of each and every character where delivered in a style that can only be described as an astonished 5 year old, inflection was awful. Seriously, they had 80 year old, very wise and learned men with the voices of little kids. In order to get through I had to try and take each delivered sentence and imagine it as I would have read it rather than the awful way it was delivered by the narrator.

Would I recommend this, yes, but not in audible format. Go buy the book.

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- steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2014
  • Publisher: Mummer Media