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New Worlds

Rogue Star, Book 2
Narrated by: Flynn Earl Jones
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)
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Summary

Listen to the exciting conclusion....

A rogue star dragged us away from the sun and unleashed a new ice age; we are cold, hungry, and desperate. Earth is divided: Humanity resides in the frozen wastes, while the invading alien machines, dubbed Screechers, occupy the habitable regions - and they have built a wall to keep us out. This is our new world.

Logan Willis and his family are hiding safely in Haven, an underwater colony designed by billionaire Akron Massey to be his private shelter. But Logan's son, Alex, didn't make it. Logan is desperate to get out and find him, but Haven is in the middle of Screecher territory, and leaving could expose the colony to discovery.

Meanwhile, OneZero, a friendly Screecher locked in Haven's brig, also wants to get out, and so does Akron Massey, who plans to build another rocket from the Mars mission prototype and use it to join his family on the red planet.

Together these three must find a way to leave Haven and accomplish their goals, but the world they left is not the one they are returning to: Secrets and hidden agendas abound as divergent groups vie for power on both sides of the border wall. With humanity’s fate hanging in the balance, Logan is determined to find out the truth before it’s too late.

©2018 Jasper T. Scott (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Pachypanchax
  • 06-02-19

Protagonist is too stupid for words

The protagonist is so incomprehensibly stupid, that it's hard to imagine him breathing without the help of machines.

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  • Justin
  • 14-12-18

I have never wanted the main character to die so badly!

The concept is awesome and the reader is pretty good but the main character is a buffoon! He never learns from his mistakes and always manages to put behind him only to make a bigger one! I guess the whole point of writing a book about this guy is to show that against all odds... Idiots can survive! That being said I did enjoy the book with frequent stops to talk myself off the ledge.

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  • Fizbin
  • 28-02-19

if you like Earth bound sci-fi

I accidentally ordered this thinking it was more of an apocalypse Doomsday. Syfy is not my preferred genre of reading / listening, but was interesting and a relatively good listen.

The only thing I found annoying was the continued reference of an assault rifle when there is no such thing as an assault rifle. They should have referred to them as battle rifles which is more accurate.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-19

Wanted to like it more

The thing that happens most in this book is the main characters ruminate constantly about who or what to trust, which could be fine if there was a lot of potential intrigue. I just felt like a lot of what was written could have been imagined by the reader while the actual events that took place felt cobbled together and not well supported. Left me asking irritatedly why did they do this or that? It was ok, but expected a little more.

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  • Shanti
  • 13-12-18

Fascinating to Listen to

Aware the second book had been released, it had me wondering if Flynn was going to narrate that book as well. When I looked up the book series at the beginning of this month, I noticed the audiobook for the second book was already almost out. My heart jumped and a huge smile spread across my face.

After pre-ordering it (almost immediately) I waited patiently for the rest of the book to come out. As soon as it struck midnight on December 10, turning to December 11, I downloaded it and began listening to it. It's only been two days and I'm already on Chapter 27! I cannot stop listening to it.

I admire both Flynn and his father's storytelling skills and I love the way he expresses the character's personalities, especially when he gives them their own voice just by changing his pitch. In book 2, he does an excellent job describing the settings, how certain actions impact the characters, and overall tells a good story. I look forward to more projects!

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  • Rob H
  • 08-04-19

Horrible Narrator Utterly Ruins Mediocre Book

I regret my decision to listen to this book. The first book was not all that good, but I got them on sale cheap and wanted to see where the science fiction part of the story went. Ugh, mistake.

First of all, the writing is below average. Like the first book, chapters appear out of nowhere and at illogical points. Too much time spent writing about what the characters are thinking, even though it's either obvious to the reader or the points were just gone over. While this story might be considered "adventurous" to someone who has never left their NYC apartment, overall it was rather mundane, especially when coupled with some rather dumb plot devices. The characters are just as much as losers as they were in the first book, and the plot is weaker.

At first, the narration wasn't too bad, but after listening to two full books, I conclude Jones is a horrible narrator. His tone and intonation are always off, the depressing quality to his voice is out of place for most of the book and his reading isn't very good at all. There are frequent hesitations in his speech which tend to snap the reader out of their disbelief state of mind. Additionally, his character voices weren't all that distinct and the voices for characters would sometimes get mixed up, which made it really confusing at times on who was talking. There were even a few times when he used the wrong voice for a character. A different narrator would have made this a better book. Not that a better narrator could fix the plot, but at least the characters would sound believable. Towards the end of the book, he actually sounded a little inebriated.

Seriously, if you like well-written books, skip this one.

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