Alien Worlds

  • by Roxanne Smolen
  • Narrated by Jennifer Fournier
  • 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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Very Interesting Concept

I thought this was a decent story with an interesting concept. I did find the technology to be a bit confusing, and the characters could have been a little more realistic, but this was an overall good story with some VERY creative and unique writing. The overall creative thought of the author is excellent, but I hope for a few improvements in the next book of the series (which I will very likely buy).

The story centers around two cadet colonial scouts. This program sends two individuals to another world via a wormhole technology (that I didn't completely understand). The two scouts then survey the area for resources, threats, and notable plant and animal life, then return to deliver their findings. On a training mission, two cadets get stuck in a constantly jumping wormhole that sends them to planets in rapid succession. Facing constantly different environments and threats, the two cadets must work together to figure out what is going on and how to survive.

Narrator did a good job in this book. It's always good when the narrator can switch between male and female voices effectively.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
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- Striker "If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

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

Book Details

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