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Summary

Deep Space One was sent on a one-way mission to save the people of Earth. Their mission was to find a new home for the survivors of a dying planet. They trusted each other and in the importance of their mission. What they found out en route was not expected, and the information they learned changed everything for them and the people they left behind.

©2018 Ray Jay Perreault (P)2018 Perreault Publishing

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Looking for a New Home.

With humanity's sustainability on Earth no longer viable, and the moon too extreme for life except in very small numbers, nations United with the Salvation Corporation to send a crew of six into deep space to explore the potential of an Earth-like planet they were calling New Home. The journey would take over four years to reach it's destination, so the three couples would spend most of the journey in cryosleep, being women every six months for a short duration to ensure everything was going to plan and that they were on course for their destined planet. It would be a one way trip, no return possible.
Meanwhile, on Earth, an amada of ships were being constructed to take the world's population to their last hope provided the feedback about New Home was possitive.

Mr.Perreault writes his excellent science fiction in the old style, clearly introducing his characters and describing their surroundings and the technology in a cleary understandable way without much superfluous baggage. Red Dots is a satisfying novella, clearly ending but leaving questions in the mind of the reader. Both ebook and Audio work well. The author himself reads the Audible. His delivery is well modulated and he gives fair voice to each individual protagonist, but the pace is a tad fast, without tiny pauses which would have enhanced the reading. Overall, a good performance, if a little flat.

Good, solid science fiction with a predictable twist plus another that isn't. Recommended.

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  • Michael
  • 30-05-20

Decent story and Horrible narration

When will authors realize that being able to write doesn’t also mean that you are a narrator? I had to force myself to finish the story. The characters and story line are above average but the narrator (the author) is a terrible speaker and speaks in a horrible monotone.

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  • Tim Dearing
  • 05-07-19

Good story with an interesting ending

I liked the story and the character development. The ending was good but I would have liked to have learned more. It seemed a little front heavy with a lot of time spent on background and relatively insignificant things leaving only a small amount of time on the actual story at the end.
The narration was a little flat (sorry Ray) and I found myself drifting sometimes.
I have listened to a few of his books and always found them worthwhile, just maybe get a narrator next time.
This audiobook was given free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Mark Terilli
  • 06-06-21

Migration from Earth or Bust

Interesting idea for the migration from Earth to another planet.
Narrator is the author so take it with a grain of salt.
Twist ending is decent.
Characters are developed for a short story - so not bad.
He paints an interesting picture of the spaceship used.
He does a great job talking about the politics for migration and the complications it could cause.

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  • rpreffer
  • 20-04-21

Didn’t pull me in

This story just didn’t intrigue me or pull me in. At time, I just wanted it to move along. Also, I hate to say it, but the audio production wasn’t the greatest. First time I’ve ever heard pages turning during an audiobook. I received a free copy but that didn’t redeem the story and production.

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  • Cheryl
  • 24-02-21

A twist in the tail

I received a free code for this book.
Not too many short stories around anymore. This is a great one with two good twists in the tail - this is a deleberate choice of word, you will need to read this story. One twist rather predictable, the other not so much. Recommend this book

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 26-01-21

Great

I am reviewing the audio version of this title. It was rather interesting, similar to other stories I have read but that is not a issue for me I personally enjoy different senerios to similar circumstances. I enjoyed the plot and found the characters easy to like. The author did a great job with the narration of this story as well. I would recommend this book.

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  • Mrs.McDonald
  • 21-01-21

interesting listen

When I started listening I was not impressed, but the longer I listened the more I got into the story. I know the narration could have had more emotions. I was looking forward to having more to the story, so a little disappointed with the ending.

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  • Sgary0001
  • 09-12-20

great read. short story so be prepared.

enjoyed this one. look forward to a continuation of the story. maybe another short story with same cast.

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  • Lomeraniel
  • 08-08-20

Interesting premises. Bad narration

Earth resources are scarce, so several people are sent in the Deep Space One in order to find new worlds for humankind. Ray Jay Perrault always creates interesting sci-fi stories, so I was looking forward to this book. The premises were interesting and although the characters were not fully developed, the action was interesting enough to keep me engaged. Perrault is an aeronautic engineer and it shows, as his books are usually technical, something I enjoy. The writing was a bit clunky, though, and I think the book would have benefited from an editor. Some sentences just did not sound completely right.

The book was presented as a short story by the author, but I believe it had the ingredients to be longer. Just when we see that something is not right, the book reaches its end, creating an opportunity for a sequel. I found this often happens with Ray Jay Perrault’s books, which are published in short parts. I wish that he would wait until he got a polished complete story, but I guess it is just his way of writing.

I was surprised that this book was narrated by Perrault himself. I wonder why some authors decide to do this themselves without having technical knowledge nor the skills. His narration was monotone and with strange pauses. The recording also had several issues, like some background noise and volume changes; also, the beep between chapters was not a good choice. At first, I thought it was a mistake in the final mix. I also noticed several audio edits that were distracting. Next time I hope Perrault hires a professional narrator.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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  • norman
  • 30-05-20

Search for a new home

The basic story was very intriguing . The main characters were interesting, but their interactions would be better in a longer story,or if the author would quit repeating himself. Perrault really needs to hire a professional narrator. He is not the best at conveying his entertaining stories.