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Sean Daly

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Not bad at all

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2020

Serving as a story to fill in what Zula was doing immediately before the events of Resitance, it’s a pretty interesting addition to lore and expands on the mutation factor with xenos. Usual death and slaughter occurs en masse but in the end it’s a satisfying and thrilling end which felt well done. You get hints at what might happen and at times it’s rinse-and-repeat alien material but at other points it’s genuinely exciting and surprising! Great narration and characters, albeit a little trope and predictable. Would have been a great opportunity for a full cast however.

From one fan to another..this was amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-2019

Wasn’t expecting this but it still felt like Aliens. At times it’s hard to know which setting a scene is happening in and which voice belongs to who. Clearly the fingerprints of these ideas are present in the Alien Res scripts but this one is way way way better in execution. The voice acting and sounds are all on par with the best. Now I’m off to read the comics!!

Unreal

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-2019

The voice cast, sounds, music, story...all amazing. It will draw u right in and feels completely Star Wars!

A slow burn that nails the ending

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-2019

TL:DR - twists. You think you know, but you don’t. When it starts, you may expect fantasy but it’s not coming. You think Victorian drama, but it’s not that either. The story doesn’t start at the beginning, the people aren’t who you assume and the perspective of the characters will swap in the 3rd act. This was brilliant. Spoiler* ... A great LGBT story amongst a tale of aristocracy, crime and betrayal. Oh yeh and there’s people with the ability to bind memories...which not surprisingly is the device which the story uses to tie it all together. Carl does an EXCELLENT job of voicing the players, switching accents and nuances to perfection. Dude deserves credit for the performance.

Best one so far

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-2019

If u stuck with it this far..the rewards and pay off come fast and frequent. The first book was a curious chore, the second a bit deeper...this is where it all comes into frame and what a revelation it is! Can not wait for the finale!!!!

Slow to start..but...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Ok..I nearly gave up on this a number of times before the third act. Note..once he gets to the ‘ports’ you’re in for a good time but it’s painfully dull until then. A little bit like Bilbo Baggins or a Arthur (Hitchhikers guide) type of awkward and plenty boring..until the pace steps up. By the end I was queuing up the next book right away. Steampunk and old Victorian themes throughout give it a certain unpredictability because nothing is explained in a way that you want..but little by little the pieces begin to fit. The narrator does his best with the voices and accents though variety is not a strong point. Average overall but very promising for the next book.

More than bugs

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2018

I loved the way this told more than just the stock standard xeno mission. Though those stories are great and definitely added to the expanded story, it was the wider world the writers played with which gave it the score I put. It was also great to have various narrators through out. Kept it from getting boring. Lots of fun, well worth the time. Enjoyed it more than the ‘sea of sorrows’ story.

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Ummmm...wow.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-2018

I seriously loved this book. I was finding reasons to spare just a few minutes here or there to get more. The story progresses in a simple enough manner..sole survivor climatising to his new role of ‘specimen’ and archive/translator of human relics. It’s not until the third and final act of the story that the real twists and surprises come about and the ending was a huge payoff. Very satisfying. Marc manages the accents and voices masterfully and is quite convincing as a Masari! Excellent tale and a novel approach to the sci-fi/post apocalyptica genre.

Brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-2018

I’ve been waiting for a fresh and inspired new story in the Aliens universe and this was it. Not connected or tagging along with any other stories..sitting nicely somewhere in the Amanda Ripley/Isolation era..tho she’s not a character. It’s a story that depicts humans as being the worse species and juxtaposes morality and ethics with very vulnerable people. This story..just..nails it.

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Not so great..

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2018

Story: too confusing and disjointed, the pacing is enough to keep the listener engaged but all the monologue gets tiring. The exposition and dialogue is long winded and takes away from the story. The voice acting is hit and miss..Thrawn is A+ 100% perfect. Anakin is good too but Vader...ehh...needed the voice/modulation to sound like him. Palme was awful. Would it have been so difficult to use a woman? The music is the usual but over used I think..sound effects are decent and add a nice touch. I didn’t enjoy the story and felt an opportunity was lost by not exploring the force sensitives, the politics between Chiss/Grisk worlds and even the impact of the mine collapse on Mokifchu (?). Far from a favourite, bit of a chore to get through. You aren’t missing anything by skipping this one. Even for hardcore fans.