Out of the Black : Odyssey One

  • by Evan Currie
  • Narrated by David deVries
  • Series: Odyssey One
  • 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deep in blackest space, the Drasin have watched humanity's journey to the stars - and determined that a species as barbaric as ours has no place in the cosmos.
The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.
But not all of the heavens have proven hostile. The Priminae have felt the full brunt of Drasin aggression on their own home world, and they won't leave humanity to face annihilation alone. Together with what's left of the crews of the Odyssey and other starships, they race to join Weston and his group of Earth-bound survivors for a desperate last stand.
The final battle of the Drasin War brings bestselling author Evan Currie's Odyssey One series to its shattering conclusion.

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Oh dear - where did it all go wrong?

Would you try another book written by Evan Currie or narrated by David deVries?

I'm really not sure - I'd have to read the reviews first


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David deVries?

Benjamin L. Darcie - he set the tone for the whole series in the first three audio books, which was completely changed by David deVries. It's a bit like suddenly changing Gandalf from Ian McKellen to John Wayne in the final film - nothing wrong with the people, just not correct for the story.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I'm afraid not, it's one of the few times I've actually stopped and abandoned a story. As well as the narration we also find our hero captain is suddenly part of the "Die Hard" cast-offs in an Gears of War. Really bad.


Any additional comments?

A real shame - this was an excellent series until now.

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- CM

A disappointment, after the high hopes I had

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make it shorter, less repetitive, remove the completely unexplained spiritual character of confusing and spurious provenance. Possibly allow a reasonable number of main characters to die, instead of pulling out the most unlikely scenarios to keep them alive.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Really? I know this is made up, but I still couldn't believe it.


Did David deVries do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

I heard bad things about the narration, but it certainly wasn't terrible. The occasional flub, but nothing drastic.


Any additional comments?

Listen, Mr. Currie. You big up the nasty aliens so much: how they triumphed over these amazing, technologically superior species, and they have only been (almost) defeated completely only once. There is absolutely no way /at all/ that the planet Earth could survive for weeks, if other planets were destroyed in days. It was completely unbelievable. This final installment really stretched my suspension of disbelief past its breaking point.

I'm afraid my desire to find out the answers to all the loose ends has waned, and I doubt I shall bother following the unfeasibly indestructible Captain any further.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio