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Summary

A mission gone wrong. Innocent lives have been lost.

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for.

For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

A new world with new challenges, but the mission has changed.

If you loved Old Man's War and Ender's Game, you'll love Genesis from First Colony, a new military science fiction series.

©2017 Ken Lozito (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Just OK

Not a bad storyline, on the whole, but the narration leaves something to be desired, which spoilt it for me.

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Not the worst but not inspiring either

Don't let this out you off, I may at some point but the next in the series.

No great characters, nothing stand out or special,

It's an OK scifi book but not really for me

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  • Trish R.
  • 18-05-18

Excellent read and excellent listen..


This is my first try at a book about actually going to another planet and setting up housekeeping, by 3000,000 earthlings. AND I really enjoyed it. But I probably enjoyed it so much because the narrator was awesome. I absolutely loved Connor’s voice and all his snarky, rude, sarcastic and sweet words. I liked Diaz too. He had a perfect Spanish accent. And the girl, (damn I forgot her name) sounded kind of German, and when a young man, Sean, spoke he did sound young.

Connor was a black ops team leader and when a mission went horrible wrong a friend of Connor’s father had Connor drugged and put in stasis for a trip to another galaxy because Will knew that Connor and his team were going to be blamed for millions of people dying on the space station where the battle took place with the Syndicate. So, Connor was in stasis for 200 years and 8 months. Needless to say, Connor had a really hard time believing it when he woke up.

Actually, all the battles were thrilling, especially the one the creatures they called Ryklars, who had like 4 arms and 2 legs and could run 130 miles an hour, all day long. There were other creatures and the description of them all was incredible.

It wasn’t a cliffhanger but it left it open for other books, which I will probably read. I mean, a fleet of “something” is heading their way and I have to know what it is. The fleet could be there in ten months or in ten years, nobody knows.

No romance of any kind and the F-bomb was used 1 time.

As to the narration: Scott Aiello was simply wonderful.

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  • Andrew
  • 25-03-18

Recommended!

Great start to a series! I will be getting the rest of this one. This is also the first time I have heard this narrator and he is really good. He does a great job of differentiating between the different characters.

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  • Nathan
  • 11-03-18

Bought the next before i finished this one

This book was a pinch slow to start, that aside it was a great book. With less the 20 min left in the audio book I purchased the next 2 in the series. I have no doubts they will be well worth it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-18

A great start.

This is a great starting book for a series. Performance was top notch as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-06-18

Great story bad narration

This is a great Sci-Fi story and I enjoyed it thoughrly. The narrator did a good job on the main characters but the secondary voices were so silly it became a distraction.

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  • Sailfish
  • 08-04-18

Too much backstory for too little plot movement

The writing was fine but the actual story itself was formulaic. Also, the primary protagonist was written to come off as a loose-cannon jerk and the narrator made him seem even more like a colonel play-acting the role.

I'll not continue the series.

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  • Matthew A. Gregory
  • 18-08-18

this pissed me off

it absolutely infuriates me when an author doesn't write a book they write an introduction to a book then they put a jacket on it and sell it as a book.

I read a lot of series. I don't mind a good series. I absolutely do mind when an author and publisher team up to defraud me by selling me an incomplete book and then Doling out the ending as a series.

I don't have any idea if this would have been a good book or not because it's not a book it's an advertisement for the series.

do not read this book if you are looking for an ending because you're going to have to pay a lot and wait a long time before you get that.

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  • Laura G.
  • 13-07-18

Leaves You Wanting More!

I simply HAVE to keep listening to the other books in this series! Mysteries to be solved; questions to be answered. . . .! Being a native Texan, one might think that my heroes have always been cowboys, but I was once a Navy wife and am the mother of Navy veterans. I have to admit that I love the military, and I find characters like Connor Gates very appealing. Can he help save what might be the last remaining human beings in the universe?!

Mr. Aiello does a fine job of narrating the story, too!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-18

Great 1st book to a new series

Narration can make or break the best audio books out there. This guy brings the life and excitement to the story that you read about in marketing snippets & reviews. I will be getting book 2.

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  • William Adams
  • 19-06-18

Narrator was hard to listen to

Didn’t care for the narrators voice. At all. Loved the story though. Too bad he comes with the book.

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