Alien Worlds : Colonial Scouts

  • by Roxanne Smolen
  • Narrated by Jennifer Fournier
  • Series: Colonial Scouts
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Trapped in a wormhole!
The Colonial Scouts are an elite group of explorers who seek out habitable planets for the Colonial Expansion Board. They travel through space via programmable wormholes.
Impani, a brilliant girl with a dark past, dreams of escaping the streets by becoming a Scout. Because she is homeless, she feels she must study twice as hard to get into the program. The day before her final exam, however, a transporter malfunction sends her jumping uncontrollably from planet to planet. Although the error could be corrected from inside the wormhole, the Board decides she is too young to understand that level of tech.
Will she prove them wrong? Or will she die on an alien world?


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Fast-paced sci-fi

Smolen's story is rapid fire and her characters are believable and sympathetic. The descriptions are detailed enough so the listener can truly see them, but still give the imagination room to grow. Impani and Trace are teenagers who are intelligent and resourceful, but still are vulnerable in an appealing way. The concept of the impellic rings is fascinating, and the author gives enough of a grounding in science to make it believable. It is sci-fi at its best, and listening to it gives it an immediacy that I liked. I also like that I can take the book with me in the car or walking.
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- mollyt

Interesting Concept

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

As I listen to books while doing other things, yes, it was time well-spent. Quick listen.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


Would you listen to another book narrated by Jennifer Fournier?

Possibly. As this is the first book I've listened to narrated by her, I think her style of narrating would be better suited to another genre.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. As an adult, I do enjoy some YA novels, but I felt it was geared to a younger group than YA, or at least the younger age range of YA. Interesting concept with the uncontrolled jumping from one planet to the next, and the inhabitants that they encounter on the different planets is unique. The narration was fine, other than her style did not seem suited for this genre and there were a few times where I had trouble distinguishing between speakers.

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- MJ

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2016
  • Publisher: moonRox, Inc.