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No communication. Limited power. An unbreakable will to survive.

A violent blast of solar magnetic radiation plunges much of Earth into darkness. From the decaying orbit of the powerless ISS to a devolving Southeast Texas neighborhood and a secret doomsday bunker buried deep underneath the Colorado Rockies, The SpaceMan Chronicles tells the story of a stranded astronaut, his family and friends on the ground, and a shadowy conspiracy to rebuild the world in the shape of a new society.

It's written with the help of former astronauts, NASA team members, and well-respected astrophysicists that give the trilogy a unique sense of detail and desperation.

This bundle includes:

Spaceman: book one

Descent: book two

Retrograde: book three

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A far fetched but enjoyable post apocalyptic

I'm not an expert in the genre but this was an enjoyable book that kept me up and ended up bingeing.

individuallly each step seems unlikely but enjoyable. the first book was fantastic, the second was good and I had only the interest in the end for the third.

would still recommend and it was well narrated.

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  • RJ
  • 06-07-18

Unique in its scope, excellent in its delivery!

I was able to purchase the boxed set of this series, which includes all three books of the trilogy; Spaceman, Descent, and Retrograde. I had listened to the first volume Spaceman over a year ago, enjoyed it, and reviewed it. Now I have the opportunity for the second and third volumes. Book two picks up as our intrepid astronaut Clayton Shepard manages an unguided reentry to get himself back on Terra firma. Not knowing exactly where he is Clayton makes an educated guess and heads for safety. Back at home everyone is dealing with the power loss and not knowing what has happened or how long it will last, which is probably worse. Deep Six Nikki and Rick are my favorites. Even though only a short amount of time has passed since the event the ne’er do wells begin to make themselves known. Meanwhile the government with select others make plans to tuck its tail and head for the mountain; Cheyenne Mountain that is. Or are they? Seems there is more to this selective evacuation than meets the eye. With the possibility of a second CME conspiracy theories abound as the government initiates the Descent Protocol. Illuminati in the house! This story gets better and better! Book three was a considerable slower pace than prior volumes. The second CME has come and gone with devastating results. This third book focused more on the conspiracy and conversely, Clayton’s efforts to get home. The Spaceman Chronicles trilogy is unique in its scope and excellent in its delivery of a possible future. I heartily recommend this series to any post-apocalyptic fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-09-18

Well done

I read, and listen to a lot of books, Post apocalyptic being my favorite. This book I rate as one of the best, that I've listened to. Great story line, great character development, and an informed author.

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  • Max
  • 10-01-19

Didn’t want the book to end!

Amazing audiobook with well defined characters and storyline. I really enjoyed the astronaut angle, it added a new twist to the SHTF genre.

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  • Bruce
  • 12-07-20

Great concepts and excellent writing.

I enjoyed the different perspectives and challenges faced by each person in the novel. The situations faced had enough twists to maintain interest without losing the reader in a mindless shell game of plots and subplots.
The only area which became somewhat tedious was the constant introspection and self flagellation that every one of the heroes seemed obsessed with.
Other than that the novel flowed well and was highly entertaining.
The huge bonus was Kevin Pierce as the narrator - in my mind he could read the dictionary and make it sound interesting.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-01-20

Great book great narration great story

This was an exciting adventure from the very first minute of the audiobook highly recommended.

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  • Andybob60
  • 31-01-19

A good read

A good read. Good knowledge and imagination. I wish the characters were more realistic - you know, without super-human capabilities and surviving multiple crashes while severely wounded. But still an entertaining read. I love Kevin Pierce as a performer/narrator. Thanks

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  • Triplett
  • 21-11-18

addictive Reed

one of those books where you have to finish it. every chance I got I found myself trying to listen to more the narrator get an excellent job as usual thank you Kevin beers

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  • Edward Thomas
  • 08-10-18

Abrahams +Pierce = unbeatable

a great story, plausible, well written. . Abrahams stories are always a good read, add Pierce and you won't be able to put it down.

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  • Valerie A Niemela
  • 30-01-21

Great series

I could not stop listening to the series! Actually enjoyed my second listen also! It is definitely one my favorites

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  • J.Brock
  • 29-09-20

The Complete Package

After listening to this, Tom Abrahams proves he is the best in the business. He truly puts the most creative spin on a CME/EMP survivalist thriller. Who else would think of having the main character Clayton be in space at the time of the CME? And have his journey back to earth coincide with a massive government coverup on a plan to depopulate the earth? Only Abrahams can combine all of these plot points, keep it clean, and throw in the joint story of his family's journey to both find him. All the while, he's trying desperately to find them. What every story Abrahams has is heart. If you don't tear up, or get very close at least once, in every one of his books, and then laugh hysterically, you're not listening closely enough.

And when paired with Kevin Pierce, the story just takes off like a rocket launcher. He's able to breath life into the story, to find the emotion and to bring it out in the spoken word. It's magical every single time. Cannot recommend this enough!