Their Solitary Way

  • by JN Chaney
  • Narrated by Steve Barnes
  • 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Adam Kadman is the captain of a seed ship known as the Eden. Carrying 10,000 cryogenically frozen colonists, he and his crew must seek out new worlds for potential habitation. With the help of Lilith, a shipboard cyber brain, Adam and his team will stop at nothing to secure humanity's future.
But time is running out. The Eden is breaking down, and accidents are beginning to occur at an alarming rate. At first Adam believes these to be mere coincidences, but when a massive explosion kills several dozen people, he puts Seth, the lead security officer and Adam's own son, in charge of an investigation to uncover the truth, but with so little evidence to go on, how can they hope to succeed? The clock is ticking....


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I will now read anything from J.N. Chaney

The last survivors of humanity travel aboard the Eden looking for a new world where they can settle and thrive. They have been traveling for some years, discarding worlds that were not good enough for various reasons, but they are approaching another planet,and this seems to be the one. A series of incidents on the ship make the crew think that somebody is trying to sabotage the trip, but why? Based on the biblical story of Adam and Cain with a sci-fi twist, this story is greatly enjoyable.

If you are not into biblical stuff (I am not), do not let the names of the characters make you avoid this book. The only drawback is that you will know how some of the characters will end up, but the story is beautifully written, and the characters, as usually with Chaney, are solidly built. There are quite some characters in the story, but they are alive and their dialogs feel natural and fluid, so we get them to know them all well and recognize their different voices. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Cain, and I found Abel extremely annoying, one of those people who need to complain and argue without listening to the other's reasons. Chaney is especially good at picturing characters and he went beyond the biblical characters here to create a totally believable story.

Steve Barnes did a wonderful job here. I have already had the pleasure of listening to him in Transient Echoes, but I think he even did better with Their Solitary Way. The narration was very good and the voices were varied.

I have made a promise to myself, and that is that I will read anything that I can grab from J.N. Chaney. I would recommend any of his books to anyone who would enjoy science-fiction with solid characters and an interesting and well told story.

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awesome sci-fi

The seed ship Eden is on a voyage to find and inhabit a new planet, but time is running out, the ship is starting to have mechanical problems. But Captain Adam Kadman, his sons, and Lilith (the ships AI cyber-brain) hopefully can see that the ship makes it through with its cargo of cryogenically frozen people on board.

This is a really neat and interesting take on the Geniuses story, not exact, but close enough. I was lucky enough to have the audible version as narrator Steve Barnes was absolutely wonderful portraying all the different voices of the characters and the way he brought the book alive made you feel like you were on the Eden with everyone going through everything with them.

This was a great book filled with action and suspense not to mention the age old sibling rivalry. It is just a downright really good sci-fi book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2016
  • Publisher: JN Chaney