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The Complete Dead Planet Series

Narrated by: Al Kessel
Series: Dead Planet, Book 1-3
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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Summary

The future is darker than you think!

When Serus Blackwell was recruited into The Agency, he had to leave his family behind. The Agency stripped him of his humanity, but they failed to take his memories during his programming.

During a hit, Serus discovers that his sister, Kara, is next on the list for execution by an organization called The Syndicate, but the woman who should have been removed from his memories triggers an act of defiance that will set him on a course no one ever expected.

In order to save Kara, Serus turns his back on The Agency on a suicide mission that reveals something more sinister than he ever could have realized: The Syndicate’s plans to destroy Mars.

Can he save the last surviving member of his family and save the only world he has ever known, or will he have to choose which is more important: family or the millions of lives at stake if he does nothing?

The Dead Planet Series is a dystopian science fiction series that shows how far someone will go to save the people they love, even if it means they must destroy who they are to do it.

©2013, 2017 Drew Alexander Avera (P)2018 Drew Alexander Avera

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I liked the first book in the series. I thought, this must get better but not so much. I liked the plot and the world building but I would have liked more advanced technology and for the characters to stop making silly mistakes. I am not just talking about the main characters but the villians as well.
Other then that it is not a bad read and I really liked the narrator I thought he did a great job in voicing the chcaracters out.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 12-02-18

Murder, programming, and interplanetary travel

Avera's 3 books come packaged completely in one 13 hour or so audiobook. Set in a future where interplanetary travel is possible, and people can be programmed for specific jobs. The MC is one such person. He has been programmed into a deadly enforcer. Serus Blackwel is brainwashed, for lack of a better term, into forgetting who he is, and forced into working for a planet wide syndicate (that is responsible for something that will not make him happy when he finds out).

Over time he breaks free of his programming, and becomes a freedom fighter trying to save Mars, and break the people there free from their oppression. Serus grows as a character from one book to the next. Think of how Robocop went from being aby the book machine into a fragment of the man he was. Serus isn't Robocop, but his journey is much the same.

Avera does a great job with plotting, pacing, and the action. The only real complaint that I have is that the rest of the characters don't seem to be as fully developed. Granted, they are secondary characters, but I would have liked to see some personal growth their way too.

Kessel does a fine job narrating, and his style compliments the series as a whole. He fits Serus to a tee, and is excellent at portraying his inner conflict. He also adds to the battle scenes. He really sets the overall tone.

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  • michael
  • 30-01-20

It is a unique look into the future and the never ending fight between good and evil.

I have long enjoyed stories of the struggle between good and evil. And space ships. Avera does a great job is his first Trilogy of describing a future where a tyrannical oligarchy all but destroys earth, flees to a colonized Mars and sets about doing the same there. But at the darkest moment, heros arise and the age old battle of light and darkness ensues. I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a wholesome syfi story with clearly defined hero’s and villains.

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  • BritMick
  • 10-05-19

Enjoyable series

In this box set Drew Avera gives the listener the opportunity to hear the entire saga in one package. From the beginning with Exodus; through the middle with Verity; to the last with Endgame. You will be taken on a journey from Mars to Earth and back again as the main characters struggle to save both civilizations on Earth and Mars from cruel enslavement to the Syndicate into true freedom.

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  • william
  • 23-03-18

enjoyed the book

at the edge of my seat the whole time. great book. i recommend this book

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  • The Drewster
  • 13-03-18

Never a dull moment!!!

Al Kessel does another outstanding job! Great action, adventure, and sci-fi! Never a dull moment.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 19-02-18

Great Listen!

I received this audio book for free in exchange for my honest review. This is a very well written story with excellent narration that you will surely enjoy as much as I did.