- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 14 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 27, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007P070K6
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Following is the review as I originally wrote it.]
Excellent plot, with a refreshingly unique style. With so many cookie cutter writers in the eBook universe now, it's nice to see a new author that doesn't copy his style or technologies en mass from the prevailing popular authors of the military sci-fi genre.
I would recommend this book without reservation, were it not for the annoying and ever-present grammar, punctuation and typographical errors. I realize that I'm only paying $3 for the book, but that doesn't mean that I don't expect a finished product. But as distracting as these things were, the story was an excellent read and kept me hooked until the very end. With the help of an editor, this author will have an awesome career ahead of him.
Into the Black: Odyssey One has all the elements of a good, old fashioned space opera: a heroic captain, a faithful and competent crew, aliens (both good and evil), spaceships, and big honkin' space battles. I thought that the book had a bit of a retro feel, taking me back to a period of time in the 1970s when I spent about a year reading nothing but sci-fi, with a heavy dose of space opera.
My only real criticism of the book is that feels flat. The characters weren't quite fleshed out. I liked them well enough, but didn't fall in love with them. The space battles didn't quite manage to evoke the tension that keeps you turning the pages well after you should have gone to bed. I didn't *feel* the loss of crew members and ground troops. I wasn't deeply dismayed and horrified by the devastation caused by the Drasin.
As you can tell by the fact that I rated this book 4 stars, I did like it. I enjoyed reading it. It is not perfect, but the strengths outweighed the weaknesses for me. The ending of this book leaves things open for a sequel or two (or more). I liked this book well enough to read the next one and well enough to recommend it to fans of this genre.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Action from start to finish - sometimes there is so much happening it requires carefully attention and not skimming. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Amazon Customer
this book has now caused me to put down several others so that I can read this entire series.Published 21 hours ago by Frank V. Torres
I liked this book. It does have a fair few clichés, but there are reasons people and events become clichés. Read morePublished 1 day ago by CJG
Very good ,a lot of detail and the characters were well fleshed outPublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Just started listening to the story. Growing the characters is done wellPublished 2 days ago by Roger51
A riveting tale of both spine tingling science fiction and action. A capable hero with prowess not unlike Captain Kirk. They even mention the USS Enterprise to boot. Read morePublished 5 days ago by mckissack
Exciting space battles but one could easily call it "Star Trek" for all the similaritiesPublished 6 days ago by Leslie J. Wever