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From the New York Times and internationally best-selling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic.... 

It's 2380, and the graduating students of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Tyler Jones has been a star pupil who hopes to recruit the squad of his dreams but ends up with a mixed and volatile crew. 

And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem - that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. 

Vividly told in the seven voices of the team members, this is fast-paced, action-packed, wickedly humorous and fabulously entertaining. 

©2019 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2020 Listening Library

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Best Author duo ever

I love this author duo. they bring the best stories and the audiobook production for them are beyond fantastic. they are immersive and keep your focus.

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I loved every second

Ok this is it, I have to stop my audible membership, I am not listening to any audible books. Better spend my three credits now and fast and just cancel. I choose out three books, this one completely randomly, barely reading the blurb, I dont even try a sample. Hopefully I'll like it... Maybe I'll like it... I start listening.. It's not bad.. In less than a day I've renewed my membership. I haven't even finished the book, the series isn't even complete but I know with utter certainty that I must listen to the next, straight away, because I am loving every second of it.

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Amazing Aurora

I loved this book I loved all the different narrators and I'd love to get my hands on the next book

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Bloody Brilliant!

Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman are becoming my favourite authors and their audiobooks are amazingly produced. Not just the Aurora serves but The Illuminae Files too. All fantastic audiobooks. I will continue to recommend them to everyone who loves science fiction and fantasy books!

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100% worth the 1 credit

Ok so I thought Sci-Fi wouldn't be my bag, as I'm very particular about what Sci-Fi I do/don't like, but I have read some of Jay Kristoff's other stuff so took a gamble on this... I was not disappointed! Not going to lie I was completely hooked and finished this within a day! The sound effects and different narrators really add to the story too and make it a lot more immersive. My only predicament now is that I'm undoubtedly going to smash through book 2 and have to wait for the 3rd book to be released!

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Fabulous story, voice acting and production

My friend had suggested the Illuminae Files to me and so I read those and LOVED them. Devoured the audiobooks in quick succession. Naturally her next suggestion was this new series and OMG I am in love. It is the perfect blend of young adult and science fiction. If you love star trek you will like this. The mixture of characters and the use of multiple narrators, performed beautifully by the voice actors, helps to really immerse you in the world. Additionally the subtle use of sound effects, music and voice augmentation really help surround yourself in the world which I feel gives another dimension to the audiobook in comparison to purely reading the text. Would highly recommend and continue on to the next book in the series Aurora Burning.

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What a book!

Okay… so I’ve seen this book advertised and for some reason always passed it by! I am a fall or should I say was a fool! This is a spectacular piece of writing! I love the way all the characters had a different person portraying them it made the whole story come alive. Love the world building fell in love with a character development I finish this not five minutes ago and already can’t wait to get into the next book! This is a must, don’t do and me and pass it by. Five stars all round!

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Brilliant

Brilliant story brilliantly narrated. Do yourself a favour and have a listen! You won't regret it

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don't be intimidated by the number of voice actors

oh my God. if you are a fan of star trek, Sarah j Maas and the five man band trope. this is for you. don't miss it bby

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I read the Illuminae series last year and I LOVED it. Like literally LOVED IT. So naturally, I have been excited about this book since it was first announced. I managed to get this beautiful Illumicrate version. It's a real stunner and has matching pink sprayed edges! This book has multiple POV which if you have read previous reviews you will know I absolutely LOVE. to start with Auri is our link to this new crazy world. She is learning through her uniglass and allowing us to learn what has happened in the 200 odd years since she boarded the Hadfield. This was a great way for us to learn the world. I loved the uniglass pages. They are so typical of these authors who just love to push the boundaries with traditional publishing. My favourite characters were Zila and Fin. Zila is super smart but has trouble interacting with others. I already know she gets more book time in the second instalment so I cannot wait for that. Fin is a complete ass. He has the biggest chip on his shoulder. He acts like he is very full of himself but I think its all a front. Fin has been through a lot and I think that makes him put up walls and make sarcastic comments to deflect from his real feelings. Amongst all of this Fin is very funny. This book has it all. The adventure, the romance, the humour and the pure torturous heartbreak. I cannot wait for book two! This book uses a lot of the same cast as Illuminae. I loved a lot of these voices and I have since listened to some books by these narrators just because they were the narrator. I love the voices of Steve West, Lincoln Hoppe, Erin Spencer and Jonathan McClain! If you see a book narrated by any of these then just grab it. You won't be disappointed. The new narrators were also well suited to their characters. I don't know who chooses which narrator is for which character but man they did a fantastic job here! A full cast really brings the book alive and if you aren't sure about audiobooks then I would really recommend this as a way to ease you in. It definitely worked for me!