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Summary

Rex Walker always wanted to be like his father: a daring, adventurous man, traveling the world in pursuit of mysterious relics. Now Rex is the same age his father was when he disappeared without a trace. 

While teaching anthropology at a Boston college, Rex attempts to bury the past, until he discovers a hidden clue he can’t ignore. 

With the help of his sidekick Marcus, a former student turned protégé, he teams up with an alien-obsessed billionaire, and they search for the fabled Bridge. 

As an unidentified object nears Pluto, speculation surges. Some hail it as the homecoming of a distant alien race, and this cult is unwavering in its efforts to usher our world into a new era. 

Will Rex solve the puzzle before it’s too late? Find out in Lost Contact, the first installment of The Bridge Sequence by Nathan Hystad, the best-selling author of The Event.

©2021 Nathan Hystad (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Could have been so much better.

I bought this because Ray Porter narrates it and it sounded like National Treasure meets Stargate.
The story is good but there's waaay too much overly descriptive narrative, its unnecessary and detracts from the characters. So much so that the cliffhanger seems pointless as a lot of time and text could have been saved with better editing. That said, it was a fun story.

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It’s fine, but doesn’t make much sense

It was an ok listen and the narrator was great, which is why I probably stuck it out.

I found a lot of it to be a bit silly. They “just happen” to guess the coordinates correctly with a bit of rearranging .... I mean it seems a bit convenient that they ended up in the right place first time, and “just happen” to keep bumping in to the right people! I mean you could literally have arranged the numbers around 50 ways and ended up all over the place. They then just kept following co-ordinates with a rich person paying for flights which I kind of think any fool could do.... feels like he didn’t need to waste 30 years becoming an archaeologist for that..... and then it just became a bit of, “and then we went here”, and “then we went there”.....thank goodness there were only 6 things to find, I don’t think I could have taken any more!

I think it’s an American thing but everyone seemed totally ok about guns and shooting people.... would a university professor be ok with this!?!? Maybe in America they would?

Overall everything was just a bit “convenient” and predictable. Along the lines of a Dan Brown book, but this was better than one of his (I didn’t want to burn it and set fire to the bookshop also, which was what I wanted to do 3 chapters in to the davinci code)

It also ends pretty much on a cliffhanger so you have to get the next book, which is a little annoying.

But overall not terrible.... and if you like Dan Brown you will probably enjoy it.

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a mix of indiana and national treasure with alians

loved the first one the story is gripping and very well wrote and read keeps you wanting to hear more love the how adventurer biz and mixing that with sci-fi is making for a really interesting story excite for more

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brilliant story

Great story that is also believeable. best way to describe is National treasure crossed with Da Vinci code.

onto the sequel

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Great stuff.

Ray Porter does it again and this time with a little help from Nathan Hystad. They really enjoyable listen. I was hooked from the start it had the right amount of Indiana Jones adventure with a sprinkle of sci-fi to finish it off. Right I can’t be here all day I’m off to find book 2... do yourself a favour and download it now.

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Hooked

Can't wait to hear the next part of the story. Genuinely excited to find out what awaits

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Action packed

Really enjoyed this book, great story, twists and turns, action and intrigue.
Really looking forward to the next part.
Well narrated by Ray as always.

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Fantastic adventure!

This book is a terrific Sci-fi adventure with believable characters that you get behind from the first chapter.
Rex is a modern day Indiana Jones! The story races throughout the countries of the world, with a ever constant threat of the mysterious objects approaching Earth.
I loved the story and cannot wait until the next book!

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  • Coliver
  • 12-05-21

Interesting premise but poor execution

I wanted to like this book so much, it's read by one of my favorite narrators and was recommended by Craig A Falconer, but the book is poorly executed. It doesn't feel believable. The characters feel fake and in the beginning they seem to bribe every single person that they meet. I will give 2 stars for Ray Porter but I do not recommend this book.

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  • JBHURST
  • 12-05-21

Great character development cool story

Great first book definitely looking forward to the next one. And Ray rules!!! Listened straight trough couldn’t wait to see what happened next

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  • keller
  • 27-05-21

kind of a slow burn ,excellent payoff.

Pretty fun listen. The characters are well written and Ray Porter brings them to life wonderfully.
suitable for all listeners.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-21

Ray Porter Gets Nathan Hystad’s Characters

Enjoyed the story and will get the series as each is released. It felt like an Indiana Jones and National Treasure tale. Nothing new under the sun, I guess.

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  • Kimberly Wells
  • 29-05-21

Indiana Jones meets Ancient Alien Theory

I’ve been fascinated by ancient alien theory for years. Getting to listen to a book that is not only narrated by Ray Porter but has also done an amazing job combining Indian Jones and Ancient Alien Theory was exciting and fun. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.

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  • C. A. Hartman
  • 21-05-21

Indiana Jones-esque

My go-to listen is something that has some element in it that's not based in reality (sci-fi, fantasy, magic, etc). This book is reminiscent of Indian Jones, but with a sci-fi twist and perfectly fits into my prefered reads.

And I would listen to Ray Porter read the phone book to me, so that didn't hurt.

I am pleased at the decision to release the subsequent books one month apart. Many times I fall in love with a book or books that are part of a series and forget to check back for the rest of the series in a year+.

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  • Mr. Bill
  • 20-05-21

Wonder Exciting Performance

Ray Porter brought to life the characters and drama of Lost Contact! Excellent adventure with an Indiana Jones type professor seeking to find artifacts that will open a mythical bridge to some unknown destination. The adventure began when his father disappeared decades earlier in a similar quest. In the meantime, objects have appeared in the solar system that are alien in nature headed toward Earth. Add to that a powerful cult seeking to interfere finding the bridge and forming an alliance with the unknown aliens.

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 16-05-21

Excellent

Wow what a great book. Starts off a little slow, but quickly will grab you and take you for a ride you won't expect. Nice that it wasn't predictable. Ray Porter is his usual masterful self. If you love Ray Porter, come join us on Facebook at 50 Shades of Ray.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-05-21

painstakingly boring, tedious pretension

The premise is laughable. The writing juvenile. it was so bad, even Porter couldn't elevate it.

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  • Anita Ewing
  • 27-05-21

A well told story of first contact.

A wonderfully. suspenseful written book, narrated by the perfect person. A must for fans of this genre. I am getting the second book.

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