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Red Dots

Deep Space One Was on a Mission to Save Humanity.
Narrated by: Ray Jay Perreault
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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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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  • 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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  • Shanna Tidwell
  • 02-07-19

Good story. Needs to be expanded...

Good short story. Could have been longer. Would love to know more of what comes next.
Of course it’s not a completely original story but it does stand on its own.
The science behind the whole sleep for months at a time and just travel through space is explained fairly well. I want to know more about the ‘red dots’ and what’s going to happen to the people of earth.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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  • Dionne Washington
  • 25-06-19

Great listen!

This was a great story. I was so into it I couldn't stop listening until the end. The main character was likeable and the setting was rich with detail. Even the narration was good giving the story a flavor one couldn't just stop listening to. Again great story.

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  • Linda Wilson
  • 25-06-19

Interesting and storyline is great

Enjoyed listening to the story and living the story through audio.
It allows you the listener to use you mind to visualize what is happening
With the charters and storyline. A great relaxing way to “read” a great book

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  • Tracy Riva
  • 31-12-18

Interesting angle

i enjoyed this book and in fact wish it would have gone on longer. The story is intriguing and the narration is very good. I was able to quickly and easily lose myself in the story. An excellent listen.

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  • greentree
  • 30-12-18

Intriguing story

It was not at all what I was expecting. Had an interesting story line, that kept me interested through the book. Narration was a little off with a very slight speech affect, but didnt impact my enjoyment of the book. Well worth the time.

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  • Code Toad
  • 05-12-18

Good sci-fi short story. I liked this selection!

--no spoilers--
This was a great idea for a story that was well written and performed. _If_ you're looking for some good Sci-Fi and are OK with it being on the short side, I whole-heartedly recommend this!
Sometimes with Audible, stories can run on for 12 or more hours. I am rarely in a position to listen for 12 hours straight and since I don't always have a long commute, it can be a challenge (1) getting into a story and (2) finishing it. No so with this title. My only complaint (and it's minor) is that there's ample material for a follow-up and follow-on story after this and I hope the author considers that possibility. I could see this being part of a three of four part short story series -- a part on Earth, a part at the destination, and maybe a part still farther down the road.
Another aspect that I liked was that the characters were realistic, had some depth, and drove the story. You don't have much time with a short story format to develop characters in detail. I felt the author did a great job in that regard and left me with a good understanding of who they were, what they valued, and why they were there.

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 03-12-18

Great sci-fi short

An interesting short sci-fi story in which the world is on its last legs and will not sustain life for much longer. A spaceship is sent to checkout a new world where humanity can live, in the meantime the earth scrambles to build a fleet of ships big enough to take the people of Earth to the new world should it be suitable. This is a well done story with great twists and the author does a good job of the narration too.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 23-11-18

Saving the Planet

An exploratory mission to a far off planet to confirm its suitability for colonization is progressing well until the crew makes 2 unexpected discoveries that change everything.
This is a well written story that explores the problems with long distance space travel while spinning an interesting tale about a colourful crew of people.
It's an enjoyable story with a pair of unexpected twists.
Well worth your time of you're a space travel fan.

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  • grammatoni47
  • 20-11-18

Red Dots

In a word: WOW! When I first started to listen I wasn't sure if I'd actually like itl. But as the story moved along it not only peeked my interest it became fascinating. Earth has become unsuitable for existence so earth's leaders join to try to save humanity. A new mission is created and a new objective is chosen. A team of people will be sent on a one way mission to find a suitable planet where humanity may thrive. Dangers will abound but the one that can be more damaging is the sleeping stasis. This isn't suitable for everyone and one woman becomes ill. Alternatives are picked for her which will be less stressful but can be nerve wrecking too. Things are going along fine until Jillian gets a message from her brother, and later she also discovers encrypted messages to the Captain. Then her husband finds something that is worrisome. Now the race is on to decide whether the mission is going to finsihed or it will finish them.
Fantastic audio story and book. It will definitely get your mind to racing with different scenarios and it will keep you enthralled with the story!