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Contains books one, two and three of the action-packed space opera Ascension series.

They’ve been watching us for hundreds of years. Now they need our help. Earth is not safe. 

Zack is good at finding things, but when he discovers a global conspiracy, life as he knows it is over. Sometimes, the truth doesn’t set you free. It traps you instead. 

Kept secret for 60 years, the discovery of an alien signal forces an unlikely team to investigate a mysterious structure discovered in the furthest reaches of the solar system. 

Join the crew of the Athena, Earth’s most advanced spaceship on the ultimate journey beyond our wildest imagining. 

©2016 Ken Lozito (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • Sheila R.W.
  • 30-01-2021

A Sci Fi Ooera

Great storyline. Very descriptive in details that helped create colorful images. A journey I totally enjoyed. It was over too soon. Looking forward to the next in this series.

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  • T. Herman
  • 11-12-2020

Good Story Concept, great characters

Ken always creates interesting and compelling characters. This is great lightweight sci-fi, like the trashy romance novels my wife likes, but the aliens are all creatively designed, the challenges compelling, and as an audio book that you can listen to while multi-tasking, it's an engaging "read" and a great performance. I probably wouldn't bother spending the time to actually read this on paper, but i drive a lot, so it keeps me occupied (at a price).

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  • bert
  • 21-02-2021

love it

i like thé starting Point in our near Future with not too many fancy or crazy stuff. and then the story moves forward from there on.

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  • Joseph
  • 01-02-2021

The romance ruined this for me

See review title. The romance just felt so forced and annoying. I thought it was going the mature route of the two realising they'd grown and changed from their past selves, but then i basically feel Lozito's hands reach into the story and force these characters together for 'reasons.'

It shouldn't matter given the setting, but it's made such a big deal that you can't ignore it.

Really frustrating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-2021

Basic Editing?

Does the writer know any words other than ‘said’? It is repetitive and pervasive and once heard can’t be unheard.
Dear Ken, what follows is list of words you might try just to make the dialogue blocks less painfully repetitive.
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I’m about halfway through the second book and I keep hoping the dialogue writing mechanics will improve.

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  • Jesse
  • 24-01-2021

Good, but could be better

A bit more enthusiastic narration would have been great. I think the story and characters could were good, but the narration was lacking.


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  • Michael
  • 21-01-2021

Very,very Good

Book 1 = 5,5,5 Book 2 = weak opening with stilted alien conversation, Earth characters are 5, Evil Aliens are WW2 Nazis, Book 3 = Better Alien characters but stilted language Earth characters = 5

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  • L. Olson
  • 15-01-2021

Good start to a new series

Good start to a new series, but not really what I expected from the descriptions. When it says "Earth's most advanced spaceship", it does not really clue you in that it is pretty much Earth's only spaceship and we are barely dipping our toe into the big black ocean. Once I got over that, I found an enjoyable story about our first encounters with alien life. The aliens themselves while imaginatively designed where not really brought to life that well. They sometimes reminded of aliens from an old episode of the original Star Trek, just kind of cheesy with bad makeup and made up words for things. There was also an unlikely love triangle that just felt forced and unnecessary.

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  • gcsummers13
  • 22-11-2020

Wow

Very enjoyable listen, kept excited and look forward to more!
The end was a little weak and I would have liked ties or hints as to what was in store for the surviving crew!

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  • Billy Smith
  • 09-11-2020

A good Space Opera.

I enjoyed it a lot, well worth a listen. the narrator did a very good job with the various voices and was easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2021

Great Story, irritating narrative

If you like the word “said” you’ll love this author, I was grinding my teeth by a few chapters in...I’d love to know the rest of the story but honestly do I want to put myself through the agony.... no!

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