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Forgotten

The Forgotten Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: The Forgotten, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Some things are better off forgotten.

Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him.

That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content.

Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage.

Until she contacts him, breathless and terrified, to tell him she found a body, and it doesn't belong to anyone on board.

Until he arrives at the scene and discovers both his wife and the body are gone.

The only clue? A bloody handprint beneath a hatch that hasn't opened in hundreds of years.

Until now.

©2017 M.R. Forbes (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Poor Narration makes OK story painful to endure.

Cliché riddled and paper cut out characters. could have possibly enjoys as light escapism if not for the appalling narration. overacting to try and add drama where there was none. screaming fight scenes. So many eyeroll moments at how overdone it was. And the replacement swears are SO overused it's painful. Reads like barely edited fanfic.
sufferers serious pacing issues, slipping into moments of nostalgic thought mid action sequence.

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Could not finish it

Could not finish it. Very slow. Main character was about as engaging as a snail

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twisted

started plain simple just got more and more, deceit treachery. twist after twist. great stuff

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  • Sydney
  • 03-09-2019

Forgotten? It should be.

Only finished it to see if the lead character died.

Five more words to submit.

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Voice over was annoying..

Narrator basically yelled all the action scenes... super annoying and not beneficial to suspense building or anything really. Other than that, the rest was reasonably narrated.

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exciting and thrilling

this is exciting and thrilling. full of action mystery and surprises. It really shows what a man will do for love. But this is no boring love story. this is like a child's imagination gone wild keeping you ads edge of your seat and want you to know more and more.

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Wow!

Starts off with a bang, fast paced and holds your attention from the start. Great read.

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  • Neona
  • 03-11-2018

Warning, You have to Wait to hear how it ends

I enjoyed this book very much. I totally wasn't expecting the twist of what lays beyond the boundaries of the main ship.
I am not a fan of cliffhanger endings and didn't realize this book ended on a cliffhanger that I now need to wait til the next book is released to hear how it all wraps up.

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  • Tm
  • 28-07-2018

Surprised

At first I thought it was going to be a police thriller. Then I thought it was going to be a monster story. It turned out to be much more. I have already downloaded the next in the series. Well done.

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  • Ronald
  • 19-09-2018

Should be One Book

It was great until the big giveaway 90% through. Lost interest at that point and will not bother with the next two books unless they go on sale. It appears like this is headed to be an active shooter book with the sheriff killing everything to try to accomplish his goal. Got boring by the end. The narrator is excellent.

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  • Rod
  • 24-06-2018

I liked it a lot, very unexpected

I really enjoyed this book, interesting twist, can't wait to see what happens next
I hope next books are released soon

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  • S. Johnson
  • 04-04-2019

Exciting, & kept me interested, however......

The story and it’s fast pace kept me interested. It was nicely unpredictable - and I get bored with predicability. I’m about halfway through Forgotten, and am enjoying how “the mystery deepens “.
In general, the story is a little young; that is, it could be in the YA category. It’s not as intelligent as an Orson Scott Card book, but better than many other Sci-Fi I’ve read.
My biggest complaint is that the main character, the Sheriff, isn’t too sharp. He ignores multiple opportunities that could turn his advantage and makes a lot of decisions that seem to contradict common sense.
Overall, I am enjoying this book and will probably read/listen to book 2 in the series. I would recommend it to anyone look for a fast-paced thriller/mystery that’s light and not too deep, but still quite fun!

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  • Sidney
  • 07-02-2019

Great beginning

This book involves a sheriff who discovers that his whole world is not as he as been taught. He begins a quest to recover his wife when she is abducted and finds that the people in charge do not want him to know about the world.

He is taught that he is on a spacecraft on the way to a new destination; but it turns out that there are secrets within secrets that people will kill to keep.

The narration is great the the story line keeps you in suspense the entire story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-11-2018

Surprise

Well I didn’t see that coming..... I love when a book surprises me with a twist. I predicted something very different happening. Not a perfect story, but it left not wanting to stop listening and to me that is when I know it was worth the credit.

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  • ChrisM.
  • 24-08-2018

Good story.

The story is very entertaining. At times, some characters appear one dimensional but it doesn’t destroy the story. Lots of action and suspense.

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  • PathosIV
  • 12-08-2018

Great Narration, weak story.

J. Davis brings a flat character to life with his narration. My primary gripe with this story is that it doesn't flesh the main charater out as much as I'd like. The synopsis seems all the back story we get regarding our protagonist, and we don't hear enough about his ideas, ideals and supporting characters to build an opinion about him before the action starts. Once characters that have a sort of environment about them are introduced, they're just as easily thrown away for the sake of the story, sacrificing character development for plot movement.

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  • Suzanne Kennedy
  • 20-06-2018

Can’t wait for the next one!

I bought this book on a whim, as I thought the story seemed like it would hold my interest. And it did. I can’t wait for the next book to be released on Audible! Their was plenty of action, and the narrator was very good!

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  • Elmamaria
  • 05-02-2019

Brilliant! A must if you’re a sci fi/thriller fan

Loved this, recommended by the RC Bray fan page and I was gripped from the beginning. Well written, great story, well read, love Sheriff Duke and listened to it in record time. On to book two already. Just Get It!

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  • Mr. M. Mazourov
  • 16-09-2018

great sci fi as well as a good thriller

the book starts as an ok sci-fi, but unexpectedly develops into a brilliant thriller. worth every penny

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  • David
  • 11-09-2018

Absolutely brilliant!

I’ve truest loved this series of books. Excellent story and well performed! Highly recommend it.

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  • Christopher
  • 23-07-2019

Entertaining as a fill in, but wont follow the set

I enjoyed the start of the book, and but for a couple of narration glitches on the whole it was okay. For me the "bullets just missing the main character" got a bit repetative and the story as it developed just seems to have too many holes in it and was too linear.

The cliff hanger ending...just didn't engage with me.

Not a "bad" book... but I won't follow the series.

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  • Michael Whitman
  • 26-03-2019

Struggled

Excellent storyline, fast paced with an interesting world that develops. Struggled with narrators character acting.

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  • T D H
  • 07-03-2019

Interesting with some nice twists

Begins with a Police drama, and then conspiracy, then action horror and finally post apocolyptic survival. I expected some of the twists, but generally it kept me on my toes. The narration was ok, but took a bit of getting used to and was perhaps a bit over the top in a few bits. Probably down to personal taste there.

Overall a enjoyable story which I would recommend to sifi fans.

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  • james
  • 30-01-2019

Fantastic, full of twists.

Really liked this book, as soon as I finished it I started the next one. A thriller set in space full of twists and turns with a main character that is an old school tough guy. Fantastic from start to finish and very well read.

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  • Scott
  • 24-12-2018

the very last thing he does is totally stupid.

yeah, it's dumb as a stump. the rest of the book is great however. you lose one star, sorry. lol

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  • Griffstar
  • 22-11-2018

Generation Ship - Interesting Concepts

What an interesting story concept with twists and turns. This doesn't get a 5 because some parts of the plot are a bit tenuous such as the protagonist's reasons for doing things. Perhaps all will become clear in the later parts. Saying that, the author isn't afraid to grapple with some wild concepts. The narrator is a hoot, talking softly during slower parts and sounding frantic during the action scenes. I soon got into his narrating style.

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  • Andre Pau
  • 11-11-2018

looks like he might actually succeed <br />

Knew it wasn't going to be a breeze but he continues to fight for what he believes in .... onward and upward