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Brady Garrett needs to go home. He's a conscripted recruit on Defender Three, one of a network of stations designed to protect the Earth from alien attack. He's also angry, homesick, and afraid. If he doesn't get home he'll lose his family, but there's no way back except in a body bag.

Cameron Rushton needs a heartbeat. Four years ago Cam was taken by the Faceless - the alien race that almost destroyed Earth. Now he's back, and when the doctors make a mess of getting him out of stasis, Brady becomes his temporary human pacemaker. Except they're sharing more than a heartbeat: They're sharing thoughts, memories, and some very vivid dreams.

Not that Brady's got time to worry about his growing attraction to another guy, especially the one guy in the universe who can read his mind. It doesn't mean anything. It's just biochemistry and electrical impulses. It doesn't change the truth: Brady's alone in the universe.

Now the Faceless are coming, and there's nothing anyone can do. You can't stop your nightmares. Cam says everyone will live, but Cam's probably a traitor and a liar like the military thinks. But that's okay. Guys like Brady don't expect happy endings.

Contains mature themes.

©2012 Lisa Henry (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Jennifer Smith
  • 01-06-2020

An Intense Sci-Fi Story and Amazing Narrator!

Lisa Henry's Dark Space trilogy is intense and fascinating with a very hot relationship between Brady, a dirt-poor refuge who's trying to survive the military and his fear of the Faceless, and Cam, an officer and the poster boy for the military who was taken by the Faceless and assumed dead. But now he's back, and nothing will be the same for either of them as their lives become entwined by Faceless technology and the Faceless themselves.

Chris Chambers does a great job with all the voices in this story and his voice for the Faceless, Kai-Ren, is so creepy and perfect for the character! My favorite was his voice for Cam, so calm and steady and solid. I highly recommend this and can't wait for book two!

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  • Aethena Drake
  • 01-06-2020

Great story. Great narration.

This was an emotion fueled sci fi story. The plot was interesting, and I enjoyed the insight we gained from seeing the story from Brady's perspective.

The narration was nicely suited to this story, and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Gordon Jones
  • 18-01-2021

Fascinating mental connection!

This story just kept pulling me in further… there’s a kind of constant tension, and then there’s a breakthrough, and I kept asking myself, "Just where is this going to go?" It’s an extraordinary backdrop, the technology which creates the connection between the two main characters. Their ongoing discovery of each other is fascinating, and then there’s the interactions between them and those around them. The obstacles they face come to a head at one point to such an extent that I began to have doubts about my favorite Goodreads reviewer: “He couldn’t have led me into a book that ends like this, could he?” 😊 No, he didn’t ! My faith in his reviews happily restored, I still wouldn’t call it an HEA, though…more of a HFN. In fact, I was so spellbound by the story, I had to jump into the second book before I could get my thoughts in order enough to write about the first one.

I think what hit me most was the link between Brady and Cam. How cool would it be to have a connection like that!! The story evolves to help show both the pros and cons of such a situation, especially between these two! The development of their physical relationship felt believable, real. A fascinating read!

AUDIOVERSION: I liked the narrator’s voice. The inflections and emotions in his voice could have been a bit better in a few places, in my opinion. In particular, I found Cam’s voice kind of flat, although perhaps that was intentional.

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  • Denise
  • 05-01-2021

Just Okay

I looked at so many reviews and everyone seemed to love it and give it 5 stars but so many times I had to stop because it wasn't holding my attention. it was well written but the story just wasn't really for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-12-2020

Great audiobook listen

story/plot was excellently woven. performance was outstanding. could hardly put it down. can't wait to listen to more books from this author.

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  • Pixiebell
  • 30-05-2020

Dark Space

Dark Space is a masterful Sci-Fi Romance written by Lisa Henry and narrated by Chris Chambers.
The futuristic world building and character development is intelligently and well written, the pacing perfect and main characters believable and likeable.
There is a darkness and sense of foreboding throughout the book, with the threat of the “Faceless” and Kai-Ren in particular, on the horizon, but if the return of the lost hero, Lt Cameron Rushton, is to be believed, peace may be an option. But it all hinges on lowly recruit, Brady Garrett keeping him alive as his “temporary pacemaker”, Cam needing touch to survive.
I loved the growing connection between Cam and Brady, biomedical and emotional, the sex was hot too.
I can’t wait for book 2 Darker Space.
Chris Chambers did an excellent job narrating, bringing to life the characters and the story, especially the atmospheric feeling of the book.

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  • 匿名
  • 10-01-2021

Extraordinary

I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’m not a big sci fan but I love the author. I was pleasantly surprised. The characters drew me in from the beginning. Great plot and characters alongside excellent narration made this an enjoyable listen.

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  • Melissa Wanda Trim
  • 20-08-2020

An amazing space opera

A quite incredible story of alien invasion, love, understanding and overcoming hardship, heartbreak. I've completed the whole tribology in 3 days and the entire story is quite breath taking..

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