The Human Federation of Worlds thought they were alone in the galaxy. But now an alien spacecraft has appeared over one of their distant mining operations. The frightened miners immediately call for help to deal with this worrisome first contact situation.
Admiral Streth is sent to implement talks with the aliens and to find out what they want. The aliens inform the admiral that they are called Hocklyns and are from a large multi-world trading federation. In truth, they come from an empire that is expanding through the galaxy and conquering world after world for slaves, and they have set their sights on the human worlds as their next conquest.
©2014 Raymond L. Weil (P)2014 Raymond L. Weil
I really liked this Book 2 in the series.
My reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 was the narration. The narrator was rushing through the script as though he was running for a bus, which really spoilt it. If he could possibly slow it a bit and give people time to enjoy the storyline, my star rating will increase.
Rarely have I enjoyed an audio book so much. It was gripping and thought provoking and places you right to in the middle of our future humanities struggle to survive, following an unfortunate misguided encounter with a hostile alien empire - amazing space fleet battle action - highly recommended. Can't wait for the next book.
I had come to the end of my books that I was listening to and searching for another good book to listen too and I think that I have found that with this Author, I couldn't take my earphones off once I started and cannot wait for the rest of this series to come along.
I would recomend these stories to other listeners.
"Allen contact book 2"
Loved it! will be getting the rest of the series.You have to love sci-fi awesome!
"Wow! Better than the First!"
Its hard to say why this audiobook performance is so great without spoilers, but incredible action! Space battles! Destruction, close calls and "no way!!!" come to mind!
Great narration and story make for a great time!
"Lot's of Action!"
This is a great audiobook with lot's of space battles and action! This story takes everything to a whole new level! It's becoming one of my favorite series. Excellent narration here as well, that really get's you into the story.
"Should be a first book"
I prefer reading series in chronological order. it seems that this book should be the first. Other than that it is an interesting story
"well writen, engrossing, addictive."
love the series, can't put it down. love the audio addition too. getting the entire series.
"Very good story/plot but author needs to learn his craft."
Very good story/plot but author needs to learn his craft. Very excessive verbiage and meaningless descriptions and improperly developed emotions and forced internal conflicts inconsistent with the role the characters play in the story detract but these books worth the read so due to the good story line. 25% of this book would vanish with proper show don't tell dialog and proper character development. The 25% saved could then be used to expand the story and strengthen our interest in the characters. As it is the books are good but shallow.
"this is almost exactly"
this is almost exactly like another series of his books. still good, but predictable if you've read any of his other works.
Can't wait for next one. Good story and performance. Flow was good and went quickly.
"For me it took a minute. Glad i stayed with it."
Well it took me a few chapters to like the book. But I'm glad i stuck with it. I'm now reading the whole series. its a good verse. and if you like these kind of books you will enjoy the book.
"Listen to the Negative reviews!"
Not sure how anyone can give this book and performance 4 or 5 stars. It is badly written. Here is a sample that while not a direct quote gives you an idea: The orbital platform was now more heavily armed than a battle cruiser. Joe and Jane were becoming closer but had not yet taken their relationship to the next level. The platform had 22 ..." Ahhhh! In listening, I was reminded of someone reading to a two-year old. Bad inflections and terrible flow. Stay away.
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