Summary

It was a quiet Seattle morning until the skies filled with fire: without warning, a catastrophic meteor shower caused buildings to crumble and the lights to go out. Out of the rubble, five ordinary people arose to find themselves manifesting undreamed-of abilities.
Will they be enough to do what the military cannot - stop a massive alien invasion before the entire West Coast is destroyed?
©2016 Timothy W. Long (P)2016 Timothy W. Long
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3 out of 5 stars
By Blue Dragonfly on 22-11-16

Mixed feelings

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, several of the characters were truly annoying (Brian, Laura the wife) and the story wold have been better without them. Also, the beginning of the book when characters are being introduced drags on a bit too long.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was a truly unique idea for an "alien invasion" story. Very fun! The least interesting would be some of the background on the characters. There was a lot of uninteresting stuff and some of them seemed so whiney and self pitying.

Have you listened to any of Todd Menesses’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard him before but I did enjoy his narration on this book. Though some of the voices were annoying, he could only voice them as they were written.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely! It was a great twist on alien invasion stories and as I was listening I was thinking what a great movie it would make. I love Super Hero movies and though the characters were not the usual type of Super Heroes it certainly was a fun alternative idea.

Any additional comments?

I had a hard time giving this a rating. I did enjoy the story very much and liked some of the characters. However, the long introduction to the characters almost made me want to quit and do something else. I also found that much of the profanity was a bit over the top and unnecessary in some situations. The sex "scenes" were really irrelevant to the story line. There were some parts that were hard to follow like creating the "weapon" which didn't make much sense to me. I did end up enjoying it once the "action" started. Really liked the Sean character and also the individual powers that each person received.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 23-05-16

invasion and being a Good Host

The beginning was hard to follow at first because the narrator talked very fast and seemed to never take a breathe. I liked all the characters and the fast paced story.

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