Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for.
For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.
A new world with new challenges, but the mission has changed.
If you loved Old Man's War and Ender's Game, you'll love Genesis from First Colony, a new military science fiction series.
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By carl on 06-03-18
Not the worst but not inspiring either
Don't let this out you off, I may at some point but the next in the series.
No great characters, nothing stand out or special,
It's an OK scifi book but not really for me
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By Tyson S Sukeforth on 31-05-18
I've read the first three books, so this reflects the initial trilogy as a whole. From these books I can deduce this: the author must be a Michael Bay fan. It's a story that sets up some flashy scenes, but you really need to pour on the suspension of disbelief to get through weaker parts.
It leans heavily on military culture, which in some parts does quite well. However it starts to fall apart as it increases in scope. I would bet that the author had been through boot camp, but then quickly exited service without ever seeing combat.
The storytelling is... not as grounded. A lot is borrowed from classic tropes and half formed story elements. Like a Michael Bay movie, they're presented in a way that you can still enjoy it, if you don't think about it so much.
Narration is fairly decent. Most of the time he's easy to listen to, but as the action picks up he can have some odd choices of inflection. Character voices are likewise solid with exceptions. (Please no more with the nasal voice.)
It wants to be a mature sci-fi story, but it's not. But if you don't think of it as such and take it for an easy listen, you can get some enjoyment out of it.
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By Trish R. on 18-05-18
Excellent read and excellent listen..
This is my first try at a book about actually going to another planet and setting up housekeeping, by 3000,000 earthlings. AND I really enjoyed it. But I probably enjoyed it so much because the narrator was awesome. I absolutely loved Connor’s voice and all his snarky, rude, sarcastic and sweet words. I liked Diaz too. He had a perfect Spanish accent. And the girl, (damn I forgot her name) sounded kind of German, and when a young man, Sean, spoke he did sound young.
Connor was a black ops team leader and when a mission went horrible wrong a friend of Connor’s father had Connor drugged and put in stasis for a trip to another galaxy because Will knew that Connor and his team were going to be blamed for millions of people dying on the space station where the battle took place with the Syndicate. So, Connor was in stasis for 200 years and 8 months. Needless to say, Connor had a really hard time believing it when he woke up.
Actually, all the battles were thrilling, especially the one the creatures they called Ryklars, who had like 4 arms and 2 legs and could run 130 miles an hour, all day long. There were other creatures and the description of them all was incredible.
It wasn’t a cliffhanger but it left it open for other books, which I will probably read. I mean, a fleet of “something” is heading their way and I have to know what it is. The fleet could be there in ten months or in ten years, nobody knows.
No romance of any kind and the F-bomb was used 1 time.
As to the narration: Scott Aiello was simply wonderful.
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