Summary

A world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. 
What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....
©2012 Ryk Brown (P)2013 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By logan on 12-07-14

Great story, despite being occasionaly repetitive

Would you listen to Aurora: CV-01 again? Why?

Yes - It is a compelling story, full of interesting characters and situations, which draws you in. Perfect for a journey.

What other book might you compare Aurora: CV-01 to, and why?

Not so much a book I can think of, but it is very similar to the plot of the first 2 episodes of Star Trek- Voyager - in the best possible way.

What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The tempo at which he reads puts you in mind of the procedures of a military vessel- regular and polished.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The passing of command

Any additional comments?

Its a good listen for people who enjoy a good bit of space exploration in their science fiction - give it a go

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By I Grok Frak on 07-12-17

And so the Saga begins.

I chose this book on a recommendation of Steve Gibson on a show called Security Now on the TWiT podcast show. And am glad that I did. it was a great listen and a book that a hated to put down when real life intervened. I like the characters and look forward to their over coming of the challenges of their situation. A great read with excellent narration.

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4 out of 5 stars
By John C. on 16-06-14

90% SciFi, 10% Cheese

What did you love best about Aurora: CV-01?

I have read all 10 books in the series and liked them all. The first two books are a little too cutesy in places--apparently the author thinks this is adding to the book when it's actually taking away. While it's great that the main character is a "natural" rather than the book learning type, he takes a little too much continual dufus pride in this. Also, fiction seems to be littered with characters that do what needs to be done and then fret about it like a little school child. While I dig characters with emotional depth, the books occasionally go overboard.

Also there's a Messiah gimmick which is pretty cheesy at times and may scare the reader that the books are going to go "Left Behind" which they thankfully don't. If the books didn't keep me interested with battles, espionage, and intergalactic diplomacy, I might have been more annoyed. At some points the military aspects are pretty inauthentic, but at times they are very well done. All-in-all these are better than average, although not exceptional SciFi. I actually found them better than the Lost Fleet books I read because I found the main character in those to be somewhat of a caricature, but I respect those that disagree.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joki on 25-12-13

Decent Modern Military Sci Fi

Aurora CV-01 is a decent modern sci fi with enough characterization and action to keep one eagerly listening. Although the main character might be a bit much of a cliché (the unique snowflake, glib male version), I still enjoyed the story.

Ethan is the son of a senator and wants as far away from his famous father as possible. He enlists in the fleet - yet despite lackluster scores, manages to be assigned to the fleet's flagship. But he must compete with a very by the book colleague who wants the top position. And a side cast of characters will also have to deal with their own challenges being raw recruits suddenly thrust into an unforgiving situation with an alien threat.

This felt very captain Kirk and the Kobayashi Maru - the man whose instincts and daring are far more important than by-the-book learning and so can compensate for any situation. Of course, this is a very male-driven book - all the women are 'hotties' and antagonize or sleep with the male characters providing titlation. It was very nun or whore - and as a female myself, it would have been nice to see the women as people and not objects to bag or be annoyed by.

In the end, I did enjoy this first book in the series and felt the Audible narrator did a decent job.


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