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Something big is coming...big enough to destroy the entire solar system...and it's heading straight for Earth. That's what Dr. Ben Rollins, head of Harvard's exoplanet research team, is told by NASA after being dragged out of bed in the middle of the night. His first instinct is to call his daughter and wife, who are vacationing in Italy: Something is coming, he tells them, a hundred times the mass of our sun. We can't see it, we don't know what it is, but it's there. They're calling it Nomad, and it's coming fast. In just a few months, the Earth may be destroyed.

The world erupts into chaos as the end approaches - and Ben discovers that his wife and daughter are trapped in Italy. The key to humanity's survival may rest in the final answers he pieces together in the midst of his frantic scramble to find his family before Nomad swallows the planet.

©2015 Matthew Mather (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Matthew
  • 09-02-16

She'll be coming down the solar system!

Where does Nomad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top third for sure. For a dystopian themed book, this one alot going for it. Family drama, tribal issues, science, there is a great deal going on here.

What other book might you compare Nomad to and why?

Gosh, the nuances of this one make it unique. Any of the "something heading for earth that will kill us all off" genre would fit. That said, this one is complex and has ( in particular ) family relationships that add to the story and make it a fascinating listen.

What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

He was consistent, creative and added intensity to what might otherwise be some dry science sections. A wonderful clear and powerful reading.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I almost did.

Any additional comments?

For the genre this live in, this is a very rich and satisfying listen, with a strong balance of science and drama. It is the start of a series as well, and I look forward to continuing the adventure. Highly recommended.

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  • Nickal16
  • 07-01-18

Female lead character is annoying!

I tried this book twice because the idea sounds great, and I read another book by this author,Cyber Storm, and it was fantastic, but this book is not. The characters are annoying, and I did not like the narrator’s voices.

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  • Sally Filler
  • 25-03-17

Overall interesting

Where does Nomad rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

About in the middle. The premise is good but then the author HAD to start in on the whole government conspiracy theory.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Ok but very disappointed with this whole penchant for the evil government

Which character – as performed by Keith Szarabajka – was your favorite?

Masara

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No particularly

Any additional comments?

It is a good story WHY RUIN IT with all the evil government conspiracy garbage

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  • rightinlight11
  • 10-05-16

Surprised at the enjoyment

I never read these type books. I'm a cozy mystery kinda girl. When I got the audio of Nomad so inexpensive, I said, "meh, why not listen". It started slow for me and that is probably cuz I was expecting not to enjoy it. And soon enough, I couldn't stop listening. I could feel each characters perspective to the Nomad crisis cuz the writing was great. And surprise, I enjoyed the story. I understand it's not out of the realm of reality for a Nomad situation and I'm intending to enjoy every day and leave this earth being warm, listening to music, wearing my shades laying in a grassy field...safe and secure :) Thanks for the unusual story. I will be getting the next installment.

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  • mix579
  • 02-09-18

More filler than meat

... that was my wife’s comment when we were listening to this book on a long car trip. And it’s right on. Okay, so you have an interesting idea — a black hole hitting the solar system. Why in the world do you think you need to turn it into a trilogy? And if fact now there’s apparently a fourth book. Most of the story is just people running around in circles to the point that I gave up trying to keep track of where they were and why. You think the story is about the black hole hitting earth but 80% is about a silly family feud in Italy which requires you to suspend all disbelief. The writing is awful. No opportunity to insert random “big” adjectives is wasted by the author. The characters are none you care the least about. We managed to hang in for 80% of the book but then we finally decided we couldn’t care less how it all ended, especially because from the word “trilogy” in the title it was pretty clear it would end nowhere. Maybe a better narrator would have helped a bit but I doubt it. Avoid at all cost.

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  • EricSchoon
  • 21-08-18

Good physics, o.k. story

I enjoyed the physics of the improbable events in the book as well as the explanation of the research that went in to the 'science' at the end of the book. Performance was good, clearly understandable and engaging. The characters were a bit flat, I felt, though. I did not end the book and immediately snap up book 2 (like I do with some other series) but will wait and see if I care about the characters enough in a couple weeks to see what happens to them.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 12-08-18

Wow, what a ride!!!

Nomad by Matthew Matter and narrated by Keith Szarabajka is one terrific thriller! It hooked me right away and it didn't stop at all! There were lots of stories going on inside the bigger story . It wasn't like the fact the Earth was in danger wasn't enough, there are more thrills added to this that really kept the suspense high. Great characters, plot, twists, suspense, science, and action going on that made this book special! Very unusual danger that is heading toward Earth. To be a movie too!
The narration was excellent!! Great performance!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-07-17

Fantastic!

I love anything space related and the theoretical science behind it. This book talks about all the fun stuff with a good cast of characters as well. Be sure to watch the YouTube video mentioned at the end to really have what's happening sink in, an awesome bonus to a great book.

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  • Patrick O'Donnell
  • 05-06-16

Kept my interest

I did enjoy this book, but have some thoughts on what would make it better. I did not like the blurbs throughout of survivors. It felt like filler. I believe the book didn't have to be as long as it was. I would of enjoyed this book more if it was split into two books. Just my opinion.

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  • izzy
  • 07-02-16

It kept me entertained!

What did you love best about Nomad?

The asteroid is coming with a twist in conjuction with with another entertwined mystery seem to place me on the edge of me seat.

What about Keith Szarabajka’s performance did you like?

Narrator is the type that allows the book to come forth in the imagination and narrator to fade. Perfect.

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