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The Pattern Ship Audiobook

The Pattern Ship: The Pattern Universe, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Zeke is a homeless guy with an exotic metal plate in his head, living rough in a backstreet. Zirkos is an alien who needs the plate to rebuild his ship's AI. Zirkos should just take the plate and go, but instead finds a way of achieving his own ends without harming Zeke. His actions kickstart a chain of events that will dramatically change the course of Earth's future. The Nubl are an artificial space-faring race with a 'hive' intellect who abhor biological sentience. They will eradicate humanity with extreme prejudice. Together Zeke and Zirkos have to find a way of preparing the planet Earth for their arrival and discover a way to defeat them. No easy task especially with their own homegrown megolomaniac attempting to overthrow everything they have already achieved.

©2014 Tobias Roote (P)2014 Scifi Publishing

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    Ulrich Windermere, United Kingdom 11/03/2015
    Ulrich Windermere, United Kingdom 11/03/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "love the idea of a "pattern" surviving the aeons"
    Would you listen to The Pattern Ship again? Why?

    Yes. Love the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Did like the interaction between the age old pattern ship, its occupant and a "down-and-out" rising above the world government order.


    What does Liam Owen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Relaxing to listen to - very good reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - keenly awaiting the follow on book - hopefully to be published soon ....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • DocJim
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    21/04/14
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    "This is an optimistic look at the future, but ..."

    bad things are coming.

    It is the first book in the series. Without the series finished, it can be frustrating to read the book and then have to wait "who knows how long?" for the series to be finished. The characters and the created near-term earth world were well done.

    I guess I will have to wait for the next book in the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    US
    26/07/14
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    "Smart story, really got me thinking"

    Smart story, really got me thinking. We'll thought out technology and amazing description.
    Thought the narration here was also spot on and engaging. Great listen!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    United States
    11/07/14
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    "Enjoyable Listen and Read"

    Enjoyed the book a lot. The author does a great job showing how and alien machine and AI might work. He creates a great alliance between man and machine. Thought the voice acting on this one was great. Very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    28/09/16
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    "Don't waste your time till part 2 comes out"
    What would have made The Pattern Ship better?

    Waste of time if part 2 isn't available.


    What did you like best about this story?

    good start but ... what happens next?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Felt stiffed as time went on and no part 2


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    16/11/15
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    "Eagerly waiting for the next book in the series."

    lovesd it thanks for the setup detail . Sci-fy is always better with the details

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Geoff
    Brisbane Australia
    31/05/15
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    "Great story. Poor narration. Too stilted. Paragraphs running together."

    Great story. Poor narration. Too stilted. Paragraphs running together. Left me confused when the topic changed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • UGrandcalia
    04/03/15
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    "Exciting techno-adventure"

    The book starts out much like a textbook on future technologies, but once the unfamiliar technology is established the author weaves endearing human and AI personalities into the fray. Really enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Troy
    Atlanta
    13/02/15
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    "Pattern Ship - Good read"

    Only issue is with the editor. Apparently the editor didn't read the book while doing the job and spliced paragraphs together as one. You would be listening about one character and jump to another without even a pause. Need the next book on audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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