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A short story prequel to Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars 

Denver Moon is Mars’ top private eye. She works the tunnels of Mars City, a struggling colony ravaged by the mysterious red fever. Her latest client, Jard Calder, is demanding results. Someone is dismembering the pimp’s prostitutes and salvaging their body parts. But since the victims are robots instead of humans, is it really murder?

©2018, 2020 Joshua Viola and Warren Hammond (P)2020 Joshua Viola and Warren Hammond

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Very Interesting

This is a good short story I now won't to hear more from this series.
Narrators where brilliant AA++

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Good back story

I always love a good back story pre-queal to help with the story but it was a little short for me. I agree that should have just been added to the first book as the prologue.

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I hope this can be attached the book

It was interesting to learn what had happened in the past but I do so wish it was incorporated in the book.

A very short story would be looked over as its not cost effective to get on a audible subscription.

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"What I really am."

Metamorphosis is a short (41 minute) prequel to the Minds of Mars series, introducing the reader to Denver Moon, the best private eye on Mars, and her AI associate, Smith, currently residing in her gun. She has been tasked with solving the ongoing attack on, and dismemberment of, female bots hired out as prostitutes by their owner. Four, so far, are dead. But is it really murder?

Narration is split between Amanda Day, who performs the first person delivery of Denver's story with panache, well modulated and paced with just the right amount of emotional input, and Nicholas Cain expertly reading the parts of male protagonists and a few other non Denver inserts. Day has a delicious voice, well suited to her character, and even the slightly off phrasing which she uses feels right (although the substitution of the word veheminense for vehemence is a little puzzling). Cain seems to have a vast array of voices at his disposal. Together their teamwork provides a very enjoyable, easy listen and satisfying delivery of the book. My thanks to the rights holder of Denver Moon, Metamorphosis, prequel to the new Minds of Mars series, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys Science Fiction thrillers.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 04-03-21

Awesome story!

This short prequel will most definitely make you want to listen to the next book. I'm going to start it now.

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  • DB100
  • 18-02-21

Great Sci-Fi Short Story!

I was introduced to the Denver Moon series through the graphic novel that adapts this exact prequel story. I really enjoyed it so I wanted to explore what else the world of Denver Moon had to offer.

Already being familiar with the story, I knew what to expect; a cool sci-fi setting on Mars with very good world building and a strong & fun private investigator as the main character. I do feel that the ending was just a bit rushed but the story was very enjoyable overall.

The performance of the audiobook was all around great, notably Amanda Day who was excellent as Denver. I really appreciated the audio effects when Denver would sub-vocalize to her AI, which made the listen that much more immersive.

Overall, this is definitely worth checking out if you like futuristic sci-fi and detective type stories. I will absolutely be continuing with this series!

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  • Steph
  • 08-02-21

loved it

Cool storyline. great character development in such a short period of time. leaves you wanting more

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  • BT
  • 26-01-21

Great but short

I received a free review copy of this audio book, at my request, and am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.


This is a very short story, around 40 minutes or so. It therefore feels more like a prolog to the first book than a prequel. It provides no real back story or insight into the character or world. It is just a brief case that happens before the events of the fist book.

It also gives no explanation of the events of the first book or the world it takes place in. It is simply a short case that Denver is on before Book 1.

Having said that, it is enjoyable for what it is. It is no use to read without having read book 1 first as the characters or setting is not set up. This is not a stand alone.

But, if you like book 1 and you want a little more Denver PI, than this is a good place to stop for a snack.

Voice narration, by Amanda Day and Nicholas Cain, is excellent. The use of slight voice modulation adds to the experience. It is very well done.

The only thing to keep in mind for this story is its length. At little more than a episode of a TV show, there is not much to get into. But if you like the story of book 1 and want a little more, this is enjoyable, with great narration. Just keep in mind the length when deciding to buy or not.

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  • crazyevilbob
  • 14-01-21

Mars Detective

With how short this is I would not spend a credit on it, I even bought it on sale, and would suggest buying it when it's on sale for 2 or 3 dollars. A Mars Private Detective short story that could stand alone. Doesn't stay too long and is rich with world building.
Some of the voice work could use tweaking, felt like I was listening to a Fallout New Vegas mod at a few points, but Amanda Day does an amazing job as the main character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-20

Nice Prequel Story!

I probably should have listened to the main book first, but this is a great introduction to the series nonetheless. Well written and SUPERBLY narrated! It's a SUPER enjoyable listen. Highly recommended.