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Black Ocean: Astral Prime Collection

Missions 1-12
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 61 hrs and 46 mins
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Summary

A station at the edge of the galaxy is about to become the center of the universe.

Cedric the Brown is a wizard with a dark past. In an effort to make amends, he hides in plain sight among the residents of a space station he once nearly destroyed. Cut adrift by a bankrupt megacorp, the mobile mining station sets off to uncharted space in a desperate attempt to scrape by. 

What they stumbled onto would change the course of the galaxy. 

A planet. 

A lost alien race. 

A secret that will lead to all-out war. 

How will a station filled with scoundrels and crewed by former miners handle being the fulcrum of history? 

Astral Prime is a collection of all 12 Black Ocean missions chronicling the adventures of a mining station on the edge of known space, along with five short stories. This series follows in the traditions of Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 with high-stakes space station intrigue and epic discoveries.

©2018, 2019 J.S. Morin (P)2019 J.S. Morin

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A vast and seamless story, in depth loom at lots of the races of the Black ocean. Great well round diverse characters including lots of camoes from previous Black ocean series. Brilliantly narrated. Highly recommended.

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  • MatFalkner
  • 17-12-19

Builds the Black Ocean by leaps and bounds

If you've enjoyed the Black Ocean so far, and want more lore and expansion, this is for you. Some familiar characters but not the old crew, and Astral Prime does more to build the Universe. Don't waste your time pining for the old stories. Just enjoy the new characters and the occasional nod to your old friends. This is an epic tale that gets bigger and bigger as you continue.

These books hover around the former mining station--I mean it's named after Astral Prime so duh--but also stretch out across the Black Ocean. This is a way more in-depth jump into all of the different species and alliances. Ever wonder about the different cultures in the Black Ocean?

Once again, if you want the old stories just listen to those again. This is something new that brings more to the Universe.

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  • Andreas
  • 13-01-20

Great listening experience!

For just one credit you get almost 62h of really good audiobook! This was a really great ride too,

Well written, great story arc, lots of interesting characters. Some discussions between characters are absolutely fantastic, also lots of great humor.

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  • Paul Griswold
  • 12-01-20

Good but not great.

Initially I found the two main female characters to be unbelievable annoying. Eventually they just became a mild irritation to an otherwise interesting story.

The Japanese character kept using "ancestors" as some kind of interjection but as someone who has Japanese family living in Japan, I've never heard anyone ever use that kind of exclamation. It took me out of the story each time it was used.

The "love interest" of the Japanese character had to be one of the dumbest characters in history. She would repeatedly say and do things that someone with a 5th grade education wouldn't do or say. But we're supposed to believe she ends up in charge? I couldn't believe she could tie her own shoes let alone become some kind of leader.

Finally as a note to the authors. Please don't have two engineering type characters with nearly the same name and nearly the same way of speaking. It really becomes confusing.

However if you want something light and Star-trekky this will fit the bill.

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  • JCC
  • 21-12-19

Extremely great audio ear candy.

Get ready to sit back and get sucked into a multiverse adventure that rivals any James Bond movie ever made