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The Whisper of Stars (Hibernation Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Jones
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Book Description

“Nick Jones’ debut is an action-packed sci-fi story that masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology and delivers on its promising concept.” (One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery.)

The Whisper of Stars is a fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist.

The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of humanity hangs in the balance.
On the brink of extinction, science delivers one last hope. Human hibernation.

Jennifer Logan is a tough cop in the newly formed Duality Division, tasked with enforcing hibernation.
When she uncovers a memory, hidden deep within her mind, her belief in the system she protects is shattered.
Together with an unlikely partner, and convinced that her past holds the secret to mankind’s future, she embarks
on a dangerous search for the truth, one that rapidly turns into a struggle for her life.
Pursued by the very people she once trusted, Logan must risk everything for answers.
As her world unravels and the layers of deceit are revealed, she is forced to question everything and use all of her skills to survive.
In The Whisper of Stars, author Nick Jones delivers a breathtaking, sinister vision of the future, where nothing is what it seems.
He shows us that some secrets cannot stay buried, no matter how deep.


Could not put it down,20 May 2014
A thrilling story that set in the not too distant future and is so relevant as to what is happening today. Need to know what happens next!

A real page turner, 21 May 2014
Picked this book up and literally could not put it down. Beautifully written, Nick manages to draw you in, captivating you with every twist and turn as the main character gets dragged ever deeper into an unknown world, uprooting her beliefs. Cleverly penned - I am already looking forward to the sequel. Hurry up!

Loved it, 21 May 2014
Well this was a real departure for me. I am not normally one for futuristic action packed fiction. But... I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It is a very well written book and I will certainly read the sequel. It would make a fantastic film?!

Brilliant Read, 28 May 2014
I attended Nick's book launch and received a free copy of 'The Whisper of Stars'.
A brilliant read from beginning to end, gripping and thought provoking, very difficult to put down. I was desperate to find out the ending and now look forward to the sequel!
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Could not put it down, 26 May 2014
Not my usual reading material but I truly could not put it down. This is an amazing, well written book and the sequel is much awaited.

Post apocalyptic drama that keeps you gripped, 26 May 2014
The whisper of stars takes us into a world of fear and government control where the only way to save the planet from accelerating climate change appears to be through hibernation. Nick Jones has created a world that appears to predict our future, in all its scary technicolor. A book that you can't put down, the whisper of stars is a triumphant first novel. The sequel can't come quickly enough.

Editorial Reviews


THE PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW - 5 stars by Galina Roizman
The Whisper of Stars is an extraordinary offbeat sci-fi thriller. 
The persuasive and smooth narrative grabs readers' attention. The book's strong structure and short but precise descriptions help it. The clean and firm sentences are detailed enough to influence readers' involvement in what is happening. There is a new, intriguing and unpredictable twist within every chapter which is amazingly convincing and believable. For a debut novel this is a marvelously powerful whisper and a captivating read!

Jones' debut sci-fi thriller masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology. Jones keeps the story grounded by ensuring that some of the tech has alarming side effects and the story's open ending isn't a cliffhanger, but leaves room for a second installment. An action-packed sci-fi story that delivers on its promising concept.

K. J. Noyes "Katy Noyes"  5 STARS
Amazon top 500 reviewer
A debut author, self-published. And a really good read. There are so many writers out there trying to get there books seen, it's hard to choose which ones to try. I'd recommend this one. It's confident, it's fast-moving, the characters are sympathetic, the story is good. 
One that teenagers might enjoy, but aimed at an adult market (some swearing/short sexual scenes but nothing graphic), it's a good addition to the genre.

Product Details

  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Nick Jones (April 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Humans must hibernate to survive August 25, 2014
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British author Nick Jones makes a rather auspicious debut with his first full-length novel THE WHISPER OF STARS (his other publication is a short novella THE CALLING). Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire he now lives and writes in Gloucestershire where he also tinkers with music. His current chosen genre is science fiction stories with a overlay of fantasy, a genre he manages to deliver with a lively style - terse structure and dialogue that propels this story forward just the way successful sci-fi tales must read in order to keep the reader in the tonality of the tale.

THE WHISPER OF STARS (well named) concerns the mind and mind manipulation, altering synapses as thoughts move rapidly through the cerebrum. Jones opens his book with a fascinating concept - one Jacob Logan struggling in the year 2058 to secure a device of some sort out of a heavily guarded building in Cheltenham (home of the Government Communications Headquarters), a man with the ability to drive his thoughts into others' minds to alter his escape path. The seeds of the rest of the novel are thus planted. Jump forward 33 years to 2091 and we are set in a dystopian world (for those new to sci-fi novels, Dystopia definition - a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding). We encounter Duality Division cop Jennifer Logan (!) whose task it is to impose hibernation as a means of survival in this time of global warming and overgrowth of human population, and to uncover illegal cloning and mind replication.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind tricks! September 5, 2014
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This appears to be a first effort, and it is a good one. It is best described as lying somewhere between science fiction and fantasy (where depends on your definitions) and is set somewhere near the end of the 21st century. Human population has expanded intolerably, lifetimes are almost doubled, the planet is under pressure, and hence society has taken a novel way out: hibernation. Everyone volunteers to get an implanted chip and report at periodic intervals to be put to sleep, to wake up some time later so that the waking population at any time is at reasonable levels. Of course, criminals do not do this, as they fear they may not wake. There is also an illegal way out: swapping bodies. How that works is unclear because while one party benefits, the other party is not mentioned in the book. And there needs to be policing of this policy, and one such policewoman is Jennifer Logan. Jennifer's father had a secret that he buried before he died; Jennifer finds it: an object called a histeridae, and it has remarkable properties, including mind control. Unfortunately, the powers that be know she has found it, and they want it, meanwhile Jennifer finds all is not well with officialdom. Jennifer becomes hunted.

The story now becomes a basic chase/escape story coupled with a quest of Jennifer's to find out what is going on. There is the odd "hole" in the story, but if you overlook those you have a genuinely imaginative and exciting story, well-written, and with one of the better long action sequences that I have seen. The book is the first in a series, but it has a very clean ending, and can be considered self-contained, but with an incentive to wait for the next one. Definitely recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Dystopian Thriller August 23, 2014
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I loved this dystopian type sci-fi thriller. It's about a woman named Jennifer Logan, who is part of an innovative type of crime division – the Duality Division. This division is to enforce hibernation since the population has grown out of control. That in itself is interesting enough but what she finds is that the system is flawed and secrets start to emerge that were set deep within her mind.

I'm a sucker for most dystopian books and this did not disappoint. The suspense is there, the thriller aspect is there, futuristic technology is there, and best of all, character development is most certainly a part of this novel.

I'm looking forward to other books by Nick Jones and will definitely be checking out what has been done in the past. If you love sci-fi, dystopian, thrillers, futuristic, or suspense, you'll love this book as well. Definitely a page turner from the start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death is a relative term September 7, 2014
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The Whisper of Stars by Nick Jones is a 259 page sci-fi/fantasy novel. It has a Prologue, fifty-four chapters, an Epilogue and a short author’s note at the end. This is Jones’ debut novel. His next will be, The Embers of Hope, to be published in late 2014, followed by a new time-travel series to be released in episodes throughout 2015. I would keep this author on your list of must reads.
If you love time jumps, mind jumps and dystopian worlds then this is the book for you. Jones was able to blur the lines of sci-fi and fantasy so well that you begin to think that anything is possible. I loved that. There is excellent dialogue and character growth, and the plot is never dull. Highly recommended author.
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By Dawn L
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"The Whisper of Stars" is an enjoyable book. It is well written, interesting and innovative.

I'm not usually one to go for novels containing "strong female characters" of this type, but Nick Jones has come up with a cracker in Jennifer Logan - she is totally believable, and while not entirely likeable (personal opinion!), I did find myself caring about what happened to her.

The only downside of the book for me, was that there are no characters to really get attached to.

I'm looking forward to the sequel which is due later this year.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a book that can be read and enjoyed by any age
I received The Whisper of Stars by Nick Jones in a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a mix between science fiction and fantasy that keeps your attention throughout. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Deborah K. Johns
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome read!!!!!!
Loved this book. Will not disappoint!!!! Awesome read.... Can not wait for the sequel to come out. Well written and will keep on on the edge.
Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
I received this recommendation from a friend. This is the greatest sci-fi that has ever been written, but it is well above average. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Buster Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars The whisper of stars
It's a very good book, well written and it keeps you interested. I didn't want to put it down. I recommend it for everyone.
Published 1 month ago by BigDawg51
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Well written, waiting for the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I unexpectedly got sucked into this story after just a few pages
I unexpectedly got sucked into this story after just a few pages. Loving the whole concept and can't wait for the next one!
Published 1 month ago by Tina Dietrich
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and well written
Excellent book. This was well written with a good pace. Both the plot and the characters developed well and I could emotionally engage with them. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great and interesting story. Looking forward to the next book by this author.
Published 1 month ago by Sl Bennett
3.0 out of 5 stars Want to know more! Fun read.
I downloaded this book for free, so I was happy to see that it was much better quality than most other free books, but felt like the ending didn't give enough. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Samantha
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Nick Jones was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire in 1972. His debut novel 'The Whisper of Stars' was released in April 2014. He lives in Gloucestershire with his twins, Charlie and Ella, two dogs and two fish. Nick can usually be found in his garden studio surrounded by notes and scribbling on a large white board. His next novel, 'The Embers of Hope' will be released in late 2014, followed by a new time-travel series to be released in episodes throughout 2015.

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