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Summary

In the far future, mankind lives safe and secure behind the Chronos Ring - an automatic defense system that encircles the area of space occupied by human beings. The Ring keeps out all of humanity's enemies - in particular, a vicious race of reptilians known as the Parsnaak.

On the outer fringe of human-occupied space is the planet Muse, an entire world dedicated and established as a colossal museum - a storehouse of antiquities and relics from the ancient histories of both men and aliens. There, Ian Lotus, a man with his own mysterious past, has chosen to live in deliberate obscurity, harboring secrets that could reshape mankind's destiny.

Now, the impossible has happened: the Chronos Ring has been breached - rendered inert - and Lotus finds himself no longer able to hide in the shadows as he becomes the object of a massive interplanetary manhunt. However, his problems go well beyond simply being the most wanted man in the galaxy. There's also the approaching Parsnaak invasion fleet to deal with, as well as an enigmatic, extra-dimensional being of immense power who, for reasons unknown, wants Lotus dead.

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A complex universe full of the possible

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely ! Ian Lotus sure has his hands full in this book.After the Chronos ring is breached he cant hide in his life of obscurity anymore and is thrust in to a crazy whirl wind of sci fi gold.This whole crazy adventure starts because of the Parsnaak and the breach of the defense system that protects humanity for sure but I think the main story here is Ian Lotus and his secret past.He cant Hide in the shadows any longer and humanity needs a hero,so what if that hero is the most wanted men in the system haha. There is action,history,secrets and a view of future politics that is very well written and executed.It is full throttle from the start! I loves how we started the book off on the Parsnaak ship.Sometimes a series feels like it had the potential to be epic. This series feels just like that.It certainly puts a lens on humanity.There are insightful nuggets that I hope pleasantly surprise you as they did me.

Have you listened to any of Mikael Naramore’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't but I would again in a heart beat. Mikael Naramore was superb . His enactment, tempo, and changing speech patterns for each individual Mikael is distinct and engaging. I do not believe the print version is any less compared to the audiobook but I will say Mikael Naramore adds a new dimension to the novel that cannot be appraised enough and would suggest to any reader to give the audio version a try.

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

Yes and I did.I stayed up til 4 am listening is was so enthralling.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

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A great beginning !!!

The beauty of this book is in its simple language that the author Earl E. Hardman have used writing this enjoyable story, easy to follow without complicated brain breaking hard to understand Physics and words.
Coupled with the narration of Mikael Naramore nothing can stop it from being a great audible series.
All I see is a true potential !!!

I do recommend this audiobook for all.



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"The shape of things to come."

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A most enjoyable romp to save humanity set some time long into the future.
Surrounded by an engineering marvel, the Chronos Ring, which is an impregnable defensive barrier through which no enemy can pass, humanity has been able to expand and prosper for decades knowing that alien invasion is impossible. But then the impossible happens: four Parsnaak ships are somehow able to pass through the barrier unhindered. Without any other defenses, the whole of mankind is likely to be enslaved and destroyed when the main Parsnaak fleet arrives. There is only one hope: repair the Ring. And only one man who can do it, Chronos himself. But he hasn't been seen for over half a century - or has he? Even if he were to be found, what could be do with so little time remaining?

Amusing, action filled with a fair amount of feasting, the reader follows the adventures of tall, dark and handsome Iain Lotus as he is persued across space, accompanied by the attractive, and persistent, Monica Starsong. The narration is well suited to the text, with Mikael Naramore's brisk but warm reading echoing the nuances of the novel and voicing each protagonist clearly and differently from any other. He really gets into the character of Lotus.

No deep thinking needed for this story. It is simply an amusing romp with fights and thrills and fun. My thanks to the rights holder for gifting me a copy of this enjoyable book, via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Peter
  • Guildford, United Kingdom
  • 13-04-17

A Strange but interesting sci-fi adventure

I really want to know about this setting, it's history and some of the characters in it. There is so much that has happened in this setting that are just hinted at. Different alien races, spaceships, wars, spies, politics all for the most part in the background. The book flows well with good pacing and is always interesting even if Lotus feels like he has a bit of plot armour protecting him.

Mikael Naramore is a great narrator and I would highly recommend anything that you see their name on, they provide another excellent performance here with great character voices, emotions and the ability to pull you into the events of the book much more than simple printed words ever could.

From start to finish I very much enjoyed my time listening to this book. All in all Earl E. Hardman has crafted an interesting rich world with an engaging story that was well worth the listen. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book.



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  • Scott R
  • Falkirk,Scotland, UK
  • 08-04-17

Excellence by Audio

An exciting story with plenty of twists and a new twist on a galactic war.
Can one man be responsible for so much?, although a little slow in some areas i feel there is plenty for you to discover in this story. Immediately upon finishing my first feeling is great story and then where is the next.
As always the narrror shines and makes the story move along smoothly.

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  • cosmitron
  • 13-07-18

A good quick story.

With a good performance by the Narrator and a interesting plot this is a fun read.

It has a good group of characters that will keep most listerers entertained.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Tiffany
  • 28-12-17

EON: Chronos Ring

This book was so much fun to listen to. I was engaged from the very start. I've listened to this narrator before and he has not disappointed me yet. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Bikram Agarwal
  • 04-04-17

Passable.

I've been listening to a lot of books since the last month and it helps that this book is on a shorter end. I wasn't bored by this book but I wasn't entertained either. The writing style felt immature and childish at several places. There weren't any really tense moments or any situation where I was on the edge of the seat. Pretty meh, tbh.

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  • Theresa Horton
  • 23-07-18

Great

It was a great story I really enjoyed it , it had great characters and very exciting and the narrator made it seem so real I received the audiobook from audio boom and gratefully u gave me a code thank you if u get a new code for book two on audio I would more than happy to review thanks again

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  • Wanpakumono
  • 21-07-18

A good read

I had a hard time following the story across chapters. It wasn't bad, it just didn't keep me engaged. The narration was fine. It certainly didn't detract from the story like a bad narrator does. I wanted to like it, I just didn't. I requested a copy of this book and am giving it my review. Give it a try.

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 15-07-18

Great book!

O.K> this is a fine blend of sci-fi, comedy, and slight erotica. I whole hearty recommend this book and series. I can assure you that I will be getting my hands on more of Mr. Hardman's work! Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Cindy
  • 14-07-18

Great Listen

As with any new series it took a few chapters to get acquainted with this new fantasy world. After that it was a smooth ride to the end.
The main character Lotus has alot of secrets., while trying to out maneuver everyone who wants them. A little romance, enjoyable action, and discoveries.
Mikado Naramore is one of my most favorite narrator's. As always, he does an outstanding job bringing Mr. Hardman's story to audio.
Overall, this is a great listen.

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  • Stephen Bergquist
  • 09-12-17

Review of EON

Earl Hardman and Mikael Naramore have teamed up to give us a fun adventure. There is plenty of action that pulls you into this book. This book is complete and does not leave you hanging, but does lead you into the next book in the series. Enjoy.

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  • Dave Harmon
  • 18-10-17

What would you do if you live for forever?

Great narration!! Story is going to become a classic. Cannot wait for the episode in the series

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  • jean doe
  • 22-04-17

Mythology and Lore..

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This book was filled with action, fantasy, adventure, and had a very fast pace.

Overall, a decent adventure story line.

The narrator, Mikael Naramore, did well with the narration as usual.

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"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."