The Kasari Nexus : Rho Agenda Assimilation

  • by Richard Phillips
  • Narrated by Alexander Cendese
  • Series: Rho Agenda Assimilation
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jennifer Smythe escapes Earth's invasion by the insidious Kasari race, hijacks an alien starship, and survives the deadly passage through a wormhole.
But escape is short-lived....
When Jennifer emerges on the new world of Scion, she is confronted by the same deadly enemy. Now the Kasari have sided with the planet's angel-like elite against the warrior underclass, but with the intent of ultimately ruling both. And when Jennifer is captured by the brutish Koranthians, her alien-enhanced abilities make her a crucial asset in battling the Kasari and their winged allies.
Back on a divided Earth, Jennifer's brother, Mark, and Jack "the Ripper" Gregory wage their own war against the Kasari. As the global government welcomes the extraterrestrials, Mark, Jack, and their rebel faction seek to use the powerful mind-altering skills gained from the Kasari's sworn enemies to repel the would-be conquerors. But faced with the might of Earth's ruling forces, has the cause already been lost?

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Aliens with British and Scottish accents..???

This is yet proof why good narrators should never be switched in a series. This narrator was interestingly different to begin with, but before the first quarter of the story was done, it became clear the narrator realized the author wasn’t taking the material seriously, and so decided to follow suit. I cant say I blame the reader, but I do wish he could have at least done his part better.

Not sure what happened between this book and the last one in the original series, but someone certainly seems to have decided that the readers have gotten dumber since then. Otherwise I am not sure why the story seems to have devolved into …this. It’s simply a mess, with a few high points in between.

I won’t ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet, but be warned, where the original three books had great story telling and awesome voice acting, this one has neither. This is what happens when you take a great narrator who understands the plot and story arch’s, and replace them with a cheaper substitute who is doing the work as just a “pay check”. Anyone who has listened to Joe Abercrombie’s “first law” series will immediately realize this. Like in that series, the great original narrator was replaced by a dithering half-wit whose oratory was barely understandable. At least in that series the stories did not get worse, just the narrator. In this case, both narrator and story have gotten laughable silly.

I am not sure how else to explain this. The aliens have become more human and the story has become much lazier. I was really hoping I would enjoy this like the first three, but this… well, there is a reason it’s less than $7 on audible. Way overpriced from my experience.
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- Desmond

The Rho Agenda Goes Off ... Planet

Picking up immediately after Wormhole ends, Phillips takes his sci-fi to a whole new level. With alien technology running amok on Earth and with politicians promising to rebuild Dr. Stephenson's wormhole gateway, we get to experience the ongoing Kasari assimilation of the alien planet, Scion, through the eyes of Jennifer Smythe. With all of the heroes from his previous two Rho Agenda series under severe assault, it is amazing to see how these plot lines intertwine. This is the first of Phillips's books not narrated by MacLeod Andrews and I was a bit skeptical at the beginning, but found myself really enjoying the voices that Alexander Cendese brings to this story. Fabulous listen.
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- Farall

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio