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The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

The Ship, NFI, and NEO
Narrated by: Tom Lennon
Series: The New Frontiers Series, Book 1-3
Length: 33 hrs and 20 mins
3.9 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Summary

Three complete novels. Almost 1,000 pages of lighting-paced action. 

Anyone who is a fan of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, David Weber will love Jack L. Knapp. And they do. Thousands of copies have been downloaded. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact....It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night - you won't be able to stop!

Audiobook 1: The Ship 

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species. 

There will be changes...if we survive.

Fans of Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jerry Pournelle will love this hard SF series. 

"Readers who like their socket wrenches properly used will love this" - T. Jackson King

"Interesting approach combining near future with imaginative science" - Amazon Customer

"A real 'hard' science fiction novel. Jack Knapp continues to write a good story. I love that his editing is also superb. No more errors than I’d find in a professionally published book." - Ronald Q. Smith

Audiobook 2: NFI 

New Frontiers, Inc, is leading the drive to conquer space. Overcoming opposition from powerful and jealous nations is only the beginning. What of the alien society that left those mysterious beacons in the asteroid belt? They’re still here, and they’re not happy....

If you liked John Ringo’s Troy Rising trilogy, you’ll enjoy Jack Knapp’s New Frontiers series.

Much more action, skullduggery, etc. Plenty of new tech, lots of spying, and back door deals. We may be on the eve of WWIII.

Audiobook 3: NEO

World War III is about to break out. As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the enigmatic extraterrestrials called the Flickers have returned with a warning: do not venture beyond the moon. Faced with the ultimate threat, can humanity put aside their differences and unite to face the common danger?

Fans of Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and David Weber will enjoy this series.

"...a page turner...I was up most of the night." - Blair Howard

"A well written book and a great series that grabs your attention and holds it" - CB

"It’s such a rare event that a story captures my attention so well that I forget to eat and sleep. The author really understands Geopolitics and human nature" - Kindle Scotty 

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Great story - worst narrator ever

Good story - ruined by a narrator that cannot create character differentiation in their voice. First book has several sections where you can hear him re-recording due to mistakes (seems Russian voices were difficult to do) worth listening to but please do not ever get this person to read another book - unless its main character is Elma Fudd...

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All the way to Mars

Sci Fi doing what it does really well - exploring what ifs. I really liked following these people all the way through from first concept to first contact.

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Quite enjoyable, but...

Narrator really needs to work on his accents and pronunciations. I wondered whether this was really sci fi at the beginning, but overall not bad.

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Really Good Current Sci-fi.

Ok so a bit about me I read and listen to a lot of books mainly Science fiction and Fantasy but also am a fan of the likes of Jeffery Archer, Bernard Cornwell and many others. I will start with the bad - I nearly gave up on this set early on I found the authors need to describe minute detail then skip weeks or months to be a bit infuriating early on, as the story goes on these gaps became less of a frustration but early on was really annoying. An example of this is they go into great detail over a warehouse electrical capability and the talk of single phase vs 3 phase power then skip a chunk of time where they went from part of a prototype unit to a fully working demo model. The author has/had a habit of using the characters in a simplistic way to pass information to the reader by engaging in what is almost monologues, now this is not uncommon I know and isn't the end of the world but I have always liked a slower awakening of information than feeling that an interaction was for my benefit alone. I also felt that a few of the character development arches were quickly rushed over or dismissed which is a shame (I wont go into to much detail) I feel that these first 3 books could of been expanded into 4 or possibly 5 without feeling over done. So the Good - The Story is great I liked the concept and that's what kept me going, I also liked the way that the author incorporated really life problems and made the situations relatable I think that pulling off a science fiction story set in our own time can be challenging and this set does a really good job of it. I wouldn't say I loved the characters but I loved how a lot of them were written and appreciated the flaws and how they were depicted throughout. Narration - the Narration is really good and from the start felt drawn in by him which is always a good sign. The British accent was a bit ropey (being from the UK) but all in all it was a good performance. There was a slight issue in the 3rd book I believe where it sounds like someone was knocking on his door and you can hear some background noise but I imagine that is more of an editing issue than narration. All in all if your looking for a series which is grounded in a current world scenario and is driven by detail this is definitely one for you. I am looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

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The New Frontiers Series

The blurb was the thing that had me wanting to listen to this series, unfortunately, it is not as exciting as the description made out. It had too much detail and this dragged the book. I had to leave it a few times and get back to it. Now, I don't mind detail if we get plenty of action but this is something that the book was lacking. There are things I would have taken out, to speed things up, and other things I would have put in to give it more suspense. It is not a bad book and I loved the characters but it didn't grab me like I wanted it too.

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Good story, iffy narrator

I enjoy the book, but the narration was poor, especially Australian accents. Once you get over this it’s a good listen.

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  • M. Pratt
  • 28-07-18

Something almost happens then nothing.

Hate this story line, builds you up to something happening then "A BIG NOTHING", it does this throughout the whole story. The reading was OK but the books are not what they could have been.

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  • PB
  • 19-11-18

Infodump, the pseudoscience.

I gave this book EIGHT HOURS to get good. Eight. That's probably most of the first book in the boxed set. Not sure exactly because it's not really going anywhere. The majority of the "story" is pseudoscience technobable. The few times when something actually interesting might be happening it gets mentioned as something that will be happening soon...then we hear about the aftermath. For no sane reason the author put all the interesting parts off-screen, and all the boring parts on screen in exhaustive detail. If I hadn't bought this three months ago and left it in my library before reading it, I would be returning it now. One thing's for sure; I am NEVER buying another book by Jack L Knapp.

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  • BrianK
  • 02-06-18

Knapp make it all seem real

This is not one of those Si-Fi things filled with incredible things that almost make your eyes roll back. Very detailed technically so it all seems plausible. Not much of a story really, it is all about the science really. Very enjoyable and a lot for the money. Will get the next in the series. Now that we have first contact, want to know more bout it.

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  • norman
  • 27-06-18

Science Fiction of the near future

A good science fiction series of the near future. The first book is sort of slow, but the next two books were much better.This series would probably be enjoyed by fans of Arthur C Clarke or Ben Bova. I thought the narrator, Tom Lennon, did an excellent job with the voices, both male and female.

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  • Matt
  • 10-05-18

Another winner by Jack Knapp

I really enjoyed Jack Knapp's Darwin's World series so when I saw this I had to try it. This is just as good, maybe better. They do need to fix the audio in the beginning of Chapter 24 where a few sentences are repeated. Other than that however the production is fine.

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  • KyleR
  • 02-06-18

Great Detail - Everything seems real

First - over 32 hours for one credit is a great bargain. Each of these three books is a full length novel. The stories starts with Tesla's theories about propulsion and finally ends with first encounter. Reads like a history, except it hasn't happened - yet. The audio was fine. Either they fixed it or I am less picky than some others. Truly enjoyed this and will be buying the next installment when available.

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  • EricN
  • 10-05-18

Great Series

Great Cliff hanger to get you to buy #4. We will actually get to meet the aliens in that one.

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  • Trevor M. Lewis
  • 17-05-19

Painfully two dimensional...

I gave it the old college try, managing to get a bit through the second book but then realized that I really didn't give a hoot about *any* of the characters. When a character dies the others seem to respond with a quick "Oh. Me sad." and go on about their lives. These sort of events usually push the storyline and help develop the other characters. Not so here. As to the sci-fi part of this? Well, there's one thing, vaguely unique in the sci-fi world and then that horse is flogged. And flogged. And flogged. "Oooh, make thing! Now make similar thing! Now make another similar thing!" The premise is never actually *explored* and it quickly becomes tiresome. Now I'll often stick with a book because I like the narrator. Nope. Not here. I'm going to avoid anything that Tom Lennon does without a very good reason otherwise. There is no vocal difference between any of the characters, either male or female (of which there is only one female character, so it's not like he has to contend with much), and his delivery is so flat that the vaguely emotional parts of the story (seldom given more than a paragraph) come across about as interesting as someone reading the ingredients on a cereal box. All in all, this feels like someone had one sort of unique idea and turned what should have been a short story into three volumes by plagiarizing himself over and over again via copy and paste. I cannot in all good conscience recommend this to anyone.

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  • AndKarena
  • 28-03-19

Futuristic MBA Fantasy

THis was an entertaining story all the way through. There was actually a great deal of business sense included for free. Some of the science is a little blurry, so I would actually brand it science fantasy, but the rest was quite realistic. Good job was done creating and maintaining characters.

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  • A Jerome Thompson
  • 28-12-18

To much detail...

the story was pretty good when it got to the second and third book. it had too much detail on Little Things without that the book probably would have lasted two-thirds of the amount of time also the narrator he wasn't that great not for a story like this.

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