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Interstellar colony ship Deliverance. Somewhere in deep space.

The Deliverance is tragically off course, missing its rendezvous with the escaping fleet and leaving the survival of the colony in serious jeopardy. 

Pulled out of hibernation years too late, Caleb is thrown into the middle of the crisis and forced back into the fight. With the ship low on power and time running out, it's up to him to find some way, any way, to overcome an impossible situation and get the colony to safety. 

Otherwise, the only thing he'll be protecting is a tomb.

©2018 M.R. Forbes (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • Chef MVF
  • 05-04-2020

Like Aliens meets Starship Troopers

Fantastic addition to the already outstanding Forgotten universe, seriously can not wait to read book 3!

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  • Truth Matters
  • 15-08-2021

Inconsistencies compiled

Parts of this story had inconsistencies from earlier story & their were a number of things that didn't make sense.

One character, David - his history, personality & relationship with the Dr. (geneticist) aka Riley, had major glitches & changes that were "out of character" & didn't match with events previously described. They were w/o valid explanations, other than perhaps changed for convenience of storyline at that point? Was almost like the author forgot events he'd said occurred with David & he made up new ones to suit?

Of course having David & the Dr. subsequently telling vastly different tales of what had happened & what their interactions with each other had been, only serve to make matters more confusing, especially when it's already been established that they both lie as a matter of course.

I first got annoyed when the author had David change from a smart, but weak survivalist to a genetically enhanced superhuman who, while described as undergoing changes that would increase his intelligence, starts acting extremely stupidly. He (& this isn't a spoiler because it happened a previous installment) professes his all consuming love for the Dr. & insists she take the same experimental injection he got so they can be together forever, like a simpleton.

This is the same Dr. he moments before had hated for imprisoning & experimenting on him & been plotting revenge on. I do not see how the injection curing his physical ailments would cause him to have that reaction, especially when it was explained she was too old to safely take it & it'd kill her. The dialogue was stilted & childish & totally out of character, even taking into consideration that the character was likely also experiencing some mania as a side effect, it was still just so badly written it was indigestible.

The voice actor played it as it was written, which made it even less palatable. It just seemed overly simplistic & moronic.

In this installment a completely different history of the events that occurred shortly after his capture was put forth, which of course, made no sense. Then David tells a history of his time with Riley & their personal relationship which is completely out of character for Riley. Even using him, it still didn't seem like anything she'd lower herself to.

Then there's Riley's description of same events as told to our hero. Of course, we know she lies, so there's that, but there's no buying, for me at least, of what happened to some of his Marines during his time in cryosleep & especially who had caused it & the manner in which they supposedly did it. It's just too implausible.

All of those things combined to turned me off on this story, which hitherto, while full of holes in many other ways with regards to the Trife, I'd been able to look past & still enjoy enough to continue listening. It was free, after all, but those glaring inconsistencies were just so much I almost stopped listening.

The only thing that kept me going was the action & the MC, Caleb, our hero. And maybe the possibility that somewhere, somehow, everything might wind up being pulled together & make a little more sense. What can I say, I'm a dreamer & an optimist!

The ending definitely had a lot of changes, some harrowing times & last minute save the day against impossible odds kinda of stuff. There were some surprises about life in Metro & the ending left me wondering what will happen next, how will Caleb get himself out of his current situation & what will his next obstacles be, etc.?

For me the entire series started off as an OK action adventure losing a battle against aliens on Earth to a harrowing events on millennia ship with nefarious genetic experiments, that left me confused & wanting, to what's next, landing & life on a new planet. What'll be the next cross to bear, it can't be smooth sailing - that wouldn't continue the story!

The ending brought back a little of my desire to see where this will go next, but what new holes will turn up in the plot & what other glaring inconsistencies will be compiled & expanded?

Don't know if it's more about the story now or the holes in the story that have me wondering? I don't have a lot of time or energy to devote to finding a new series, so if the next one's included, I'll probably listen. If I have to buy, It'd have to be under $5. Over that, I'll pull up my library of haven't read yet because I wasn't super interested in them books & give one a go. You never know, I might get pleasantly surprised or I might not. No one ever promised me a rose garden.

Narration Note: I normally have an extremely hard time listening to Jeffrey Kafer, but I must admit in this series he seems to have improved because I wasn't grinding my teeth - until David's love profession scene, at least, but in that case, it's more the author's fault than his. I'd still prefer other narrators, but I was very pleased that his monotone has been modulated to have some variations, which really helped. This is the first time I've ever rated his performance greater than a story's!

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  • the walton's
  • 15-08-2021

Meh, just meh.

This audiobook was okay. I think I can sum it up best by saying it’s meh.
After listening to so many RC Bray, Mark Boyette and other amazingly talented narrators of audiobooks, I’m not sure if it was the story that was just meh, the one liners from what would have been hundreds of years old earth movies or if Jeff Kafer just isn’t on the same playing field as narrators like I’ve mentioned above, but it took me a long time to get through this one.

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  • William D Holman
  • 23-05-2021

Love it!

I really like this series. It's difficult to find a new scifi or fantasy set that doesnt have a ton of course language or sexual content. This one has pretty much none of that garbage and has a story that drew me in pretty quick. Love it

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  • Ann
  • 12-09-2021

Old story, well done

The characters are interesting. The story moves quickly and doesn’t disappoint. Plot points that seem contrived are fleshed out every time so far; keep reading if you feel explanations are too simple.
I could write more, but I’ve got to get to the next book!

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  • JayTeeWalker
  • 24-06-2021

Maybe better than the first?

I like the ending of this one over the first book, but I liked them both enough to listen to them in their entirety. Onwards, to the third!

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  • Tim
  • 13-06-2021

enjoying it so far

I like the way the books have gone so far. There's a lot of action so that's a plus for me. Some of the story line is a bit questionable, but like I said, there's plenty of action.

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  • Poppey
  • 03-01-2020

Exhausting

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse ... If you're looking for a book where the action just keeps coming - even when you try to escape it in stasis - then this is certainly the book for you. There is no time to catch your breath.

I ended up listening to this book in a day. My only question (and I am sure there must be an answer coming up further down the line) is, why would you throw an AI out of an airlock? As AI's don't need air to breathe its a bit pointless!

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