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Solar Storms

Orbs, Book 0.1
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: ORBS, Book 0.25
Length: 53 mins
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In the year 2055, scientists discover something far worse than rising temperatures and rising seas - they discover massive sunspots that are producing unprecedented solar flares.

With little time to prepare for the storms, NASA recruits doctors Sophie Winston and Emanuel Rodriguez to help monitor the solar weather. At first, the duo believes they have been hired for a routine project. But when arriving at the Johnson Space Center they quickly realize they haven't been told everything about their mission. And as a massive storm races toward Earth, they begin to suspect that it isn't a natural event. Millions of miles away something is feeding the storms....

©2018 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Excellent short prequel!

Solar Storms is a short prequel to the Orbs series! It doesn't matter if you listen to this before or after the series. It's great either way! Solar Storms is about the event that leads up to the Orbs series. Great short story and I can't believe I missed it! Better late than never I guess lol. Another great book by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and a fantastic narration by Bronson Pinchot!

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  • Bryan the Brewer
  • 16-10-19

Too short of a story!

As much as I like all of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's stories this one is not worth one credit.

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  • Natalia Martinez
  • 07-01-19

A must read!!

I LOVE this author. This series had me engaged from the first moment I started listening. I can't get enough of his books!!

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
  • 27-01-20

Excellent prequel!

Solar Storms is a short prequel to the Orbs series! It doesn't matter if you listen to this before or after the series. It's great either way! Solar Storms is about the event that leads up to the Orbs series. Great short story and I can't believe I missed it! Better late than never I guess lol. Another great book by Nicholas Sansbury Smith and a fantastic narration by Bronson Pinchot!

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  • R. Gilmore
  • 27-05-18

Prequel is interesting, but...

I enjoyed the story and even want to read the series, but the narrator was not to my liking. I fell asleep the first time I listened. I had to force myself to pay clear attention and focus the second time. I will read this series and not listen to it.

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  • Southern_lady
  • 15-04-18

a great introduction to the series

a great introduction to the series and I cant wait to start reading the next book

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  • pullin
  • 30-07-18

It's not a book, just a trailer for one.

I realize I should've looked at the running time before wasting my credit on this one, but I'm still annoyed. This is just a short intro to a book, and I'm peeved at the author and myself for wasting a whole month's credit on it. I wish I could return it and re-use my credit for a complete book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-20

Don’t waste a credit or money on this SHORT STORY!

I’m enjoying the Orb books and the only reason I gave this particular “book” such low ratings as I did is because 99% of EVERYTHING in this book is stated word for word in The Orbs Book 1! Just buy the Orbs collection and you won’t miss a single thing. Literally the only thing missing from the Orbs Book 1 that is in this “book” is Sophie’s arrival at the facility... which has no bearing on the story and is really only a small amount, maybe a few minutes of fluff... I regret that I wasted a credit on this short-story when everything is said in book 1. I am upset at this author or whoever decided to try to make an extra buck on a story that’s duplicated in the original series. There is nothing new in this “book” at all. This is not a “background prequel.”

Narrator Note: This narrator isn’t terrible. I prefer other narrators but this one isn’t bad. His tone and cadence mostly remains the same through the entire story though. It’s more like he is reading me a bedtime story and sort of makes me sleepy. Ha. Funny, but true. He is a decent narrator though.

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  • suzan
  • 22-01-20

What a disappointment

Just when the story gets moving it stops! This book is only 53 minutes long. What a waste of a credit.