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Supercarrier

The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

Dominance has come at a cost. Over the decades, old allies have grown resentful, and when dark tech itself fails, Captain Keyes's predictions start coming true: those old allies are now enemies.

But Keyes is not the only one proven right. As the galaxy plunges into war, the Ixan Prophecies are being fulfilled, one by one. Humanity's oldest enemy is on the rise, with weaponry never seen before.

The fate of the galaxy now depends on Captain Keyes, his tired ship, and his oddball crew. It doesn't pay to be right.

©2016 Scott Bartlett (P)2017 Scott Bartlett

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Go on Capt Keyes

I found it hard to get into in the beginning, but I'm very happy i stuck it out. Fantastic book. Narrated superbly, as usual by Mark Boyett. Can't wait to start the second book.

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Awful

This is dreadful. Really, really poor stuff. I'm a fan of military sci-fi, but I really struggled to get any enjoyment out of this. The shallow characters were the worst aspect, but the sheer ridiculousness of the whole novel was at times cringeworthy. I'm not given to bad reviews and I really try hard to find merit in everything I listen to, but this has nothing with which to commend it whatsoever. Avoid like the plague.

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Supercarier the Ixan Phrophecies

I found this book after reading Spacers by Scott Bartlett, I told him how much I had enjoyed Spacers and as there's no sequel yet he suggested I go to the Ixan Phrophecies for my next read.

I did just that and found more of the same space opera that I loved about Spacers. The series follows the Providence Supercarier and it's Commander, Captain Keyes, the carrier is old technology in a new tech universe and we follow Keyes journey through the universe as he tries to avoid war with pretty much everyone and stop the Ixan Phrophecies from comming to be.

This is similar enough to Spacers that I felt at home listening with Mark Boyett as the narrator but different enough that it's not tired and repeated. I did question some of the logic used by Keyes in his engagements but it wasn't unbelievable enough that it bothered me.

I have lined up my next credit for part 2 and if I have to pick fault with the book it's purely for the fact that it's clearly a multi part book so at the end of course you're left wanting more. I like my books, even the ones in series to leave me at least a little bit fulfilled and not on giant cliffhangers.

If you like space opera, military sci-fi or even want a twist on naval warfare then give this a listen.

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great book 😀 👍

loved the book great story and narration I highly recommend listening to this book 😀
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Lovely read

Really enjoyed the book. Nicely narrated . Look forward to next book in series . Exciting tense

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Just not gripping,

I have given up after 17 chapters. The narrator hasn't wowed me with this one.

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Promising start

If the next two books are as good then this will be an excellent triolgy.

As with most narrated books it has taken me quite a few goes to finish it, I find them quite soporific.

The story is well told and the characterisation is great.

No doubt the next two will follow, though I have several other titles to listen to first.

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First audio book

well narrated, brings the story to life. read the book first and loved it and listening has only reinforced that opinion. can't wait to get the next one.

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An engaging sci-fi story

I received this book free in order to review it. I listened to the first on the trilogy and I can say that I would buy this book. It is a great sci-fi war story. It is heavy enough to engage the reader without being too war-heavy.

The narration is excellent. There are many characters all needing very different voices and the Narrator gives each one individuality.

I would recommend this audiobook 100%. I am definitely listening to the next one soon.

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Good start

Its good to have access to the beginning. Good story well told as usual next number2

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  • Sailfish
  • 11-06-17

Excellent multi-faceted character creations

A somewhat flippant, recently demoted 1st lieutenant who is the son of an infamous traitor father. A quirky captain of the lone human massive starship that doesn't use dark tech for worm hole travel. A no-nonsense marine sergeant who becomes delusional after experiencing her own death through an invasive mind control simulation. A bipedal fighter-jock bird species called Wingers along with an almost prescient fish-like species called ... wait for it ... Fin. These and other make for a highly entertaining cast as they attempt to save the galaxy from the end times predicted in the Ixan Prophecies.

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  • kenny
  • 10-06-17

A little too political

I love sci Fi because it's an escape from the daunting politics of today. This book has way too many political undertones and obvious references from our current wars to racism and more. A good story line, but the constant back and forth on current affairs is a little too much for me. I hope the second book is not like this.

Mark Boyett as always was magnificent especially with the winger voices.

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  • Patrick Saumure
  • 21-06-19

Grabbed me from the start

Quickly after starting the story I just knew this was going to be a great series of books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-17

Was completely lost and didn't care.

Normally I have no issues with any book's. But found this one hard to follow. Even restarted halfway through, thinking it was me. It wasn't. I was still lost and didn't care about anyone in the book.

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  • Sapper3273
  • 16-07-17

I didn't get the hook...

The synopsis read like it would be great but somehow I didn't catch on or get hooked. I fell asleep listening to this book 4 different times & cannot remember the main characters name even to this day...
Maybe you'll like it but for me it was "meh."

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  • ARTHUR B.
  • 09-06-17

not good

trying too hard no real flow to story had to re listen to several because story line was all over the place good not hold my mind

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  • Richard Prendergast
  • 08-07-19

Good book

Over all this is a good book. Some stuff in the story is very unbelievable but helps the story. The performance is good and for the most part the storyline is a good one. I will listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Mike
  • 03-06-19

Nothing Really New, But Still Fun

Unfortunately, much of science fiction today merely reuses many of the plots and tropes that have been around and used by SF writers for the past century. Still, even with such familiar (and often predictable) plots and characters, this book remains entertaining enough to hear (or read) and enjoy. Predictability and familiarity can sometimes be appealing; just look at the time and money being spent on remaking popular hits like "Magnum, PI," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Equalizer," "Dune," "Wonder Woman," "Spiderman," etc. Even my childhood favorite comic book characte0rs have found new life on the big and small screen (it's even the second or third incarnation for some of them). Sometimes I want a book to challenge me with new ideas and make me think, but other times I'm just looking for some fun. "The Ixan Prophecies" are good fun.

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  • Draeb
  • 19-05-19

excellent story line

Great writing made better with equally great narration. two out of two thumbs up 👍👍

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  • Chris
  • 19-03-19

Very enjoyable military sci fi

Really enjoyed the book. Lots of action and the narrator is exceptional. He really brings the characters to life.

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