- File Size: 1562 KB
- Print Length: 411 pages
- Publisher: Steve Karmazenuk; Electronic edition (March 9, 2011)
- Publication Date: March 9, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004RD7LGM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,835 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Omniverse The Unearthing Kindle Edition
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First... The author needs a proof reader. There were glaring errors every few pages that continually take you out of the story.
Second... Political bias... I have no problem with politics being intrinsic to the story, but when the author makes random political jabs that really have nothing to do with the story... it is another pothole. It is hard to maintain suspension of disbelief when characters some time in the future are still blaming George W. Bush.
Third... The author needs an editor. Badly! There are lengthy subplots that are never concluded, or conclude incompletely, such as the Gabriel Ashe subplot and he bug test pilot subplot. The James and Allison subplot don't really add anything to the story either. Additionally, while I'm not opposed to gratuitous sex scenes, the one in this book seemed grossly out of place. I felt as if the author lifted the text from some soft core porn novella, and dropped into a sci-fi novel.
I can certainly find worse ways to blow a dollar, but can't recommend wasting one on this in its current form.
Some scenes, such as a body viewing scene, received WAY TOO MUCH attention, while more interesting opportunities were frequently overlooked, resulting in my great disappointment. Overall, I had the impression that the book was the work of an untrained writer who sat down and just wrote the story from beginning to end, without planning or going back for a rework. It also struck me that there was no editorial guidance, either. It sure seems like a self-publishing effort, which is too bad, because professional input could have really made this book, in my opinion. I get it, though, and am generally in favor of self-publishing. However, I would urge all self-publishers to try and raise the quality of their projects to the highest possible levels to keep readers interested.
That said, The Unearthing is built around a very interesting premise, and I enjoyed the hints of philosophical and religious thought it tried to provoke. Although it was unsuccessful in exploring these areas, in my opinion, it did get me to thinking.Read more ›
The book has a great concept that I found very fascinating. The vision of the world was wonderful and I liked how a lot of the book dealt with the reactions of the people.
Grammar and spelling. The author needs an editor. The constant use of EXO for executive officer hurt because in the military it is abbreviated XO. Which told me that the author had done little research on the military or had little knowledge.
Also - the concept of the "Committee" was a little out there and didn't play any major part in the plot. Why create this concept when it wasn't needed.
The book could have been tighter. Get rid of the South American war. Right - does anyone remember it? Why did the ship allow certain people in who didn't pass the test? I know, probably handled in the next book.
I would have asked the ship - why didn't anyone come looking for you? Not a single crew member survived?
I'll read the next book to see where it goes but the story dragged to much to really excite me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not like ending, you do nothing was going to happen with only a few pages to go.Published 12 months ago by Beth Weber
Slow, slow slow. What started off as a good idea quickly deteriorated into an epic of politics, religion, war, megalomaniacs and the story went nowhere. Read morePublished 19 months ago by LAlex2015
Good read. Shows the thrill of finding a spaceship full of technological goodies along with a smart AI.Published 20 months ago by Allen Patterson
Very interesting spin on the "Ancient alien artifact discovery" concept. Didn't realize it was the first in a series when I downloaded it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dana Taylor
The concept of a buried spaceship was very intriguing. I really enjoyed this story. I would recommend this book to anyone.Published 23 months ago by WOODY
The Unearthing is a great sci-fi novel and a great start to what I hope is a long series. Notable features include: Reasonably believable characters which are developed throughout... Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Philip H. Troutman