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Galaxy on Fire: Publisher's Pack

Narrated by: Scott Aiello
Series: Galaxy on Fire, Book 1-2
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Galaxy on Fire: Publisher's Pack contains Books 1 and 2 of the Galaxy on Fire series.

Embers, Book 1:

Jon Ryan was supposed to be dead. He wanted to be dead. But Jon wakes up in the far future with an alien burrowing in his chest for salvage. Someone was going to pay for this. Check that. Lots of people were going to pay for this. Jon was the first astronaut to download to an android host to find the population of doomed Earth a new home. But that was so long time ago. He is now literally lost in time.

The far flung future is dominated by an unstoppable species, the Adamant. They have conquered most of the galaxy. No civilization has successfully resisted them. Brutally efficient, selflessly devoted to their empire, and callous to all other forms of life, the Adamant have advanced without boundaries. But they are about to run into a major problem. One very pissed off Jon Ryan stands in their way. He escapes their prison ship, rescues two teenage shapeshifters, and intends to protect them at all costs. Jon, Mirraya, and Slapgren race across the galaxy always just one step ahead of disaster. But the combined evil forces that pursue them tear the trio apart. The teens must fend on their own in a hostile universe. All the while, Jon runs for his life, hoping against all hope to locate the teens. In a galaxy burning with war, genocide, and hidden magic, can Jon Ryan pull of one more miracle?

Flames, Book 2:

For Jon Ryan, it always seems to be the hard way. But he likes it like that. When he finally wins, it's all the more satisfying. A cataclysmic fight with his evil twin leaves Jon marooned on a desolate planet. He has no ship, no radio, and no one knows he's there. Meanwhile the shapeshifter teens are spirited to the court of the Adamant emperor himself. Malraff, his torture master, takes control of the teens and is bent on finding the secret of their ability to transform. She will do anything to find out the truth, and she will revels in their suffering.

Somehow Jon must find his way out of his imprisonment and rescue the teens. But will there be anything left for him to save even if he can escape? A galaxy on fire with the destructive conquests of the Adamant empire still stands between Jon and any for chance of success. Without allies, recourses, or any reason for hope, his only path is to release the darkness that he is capable of. But can Jon triumph and and still be worthy of that victory?

©2017 Craig Robertson (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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highly derivative

main character never faces any hardship. 2 billion years and stuff still works give me a break

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Pathetic, puerile story line.

What is the deal with these pathetic, inane sci-fi story lines?
Go and listen to the Martian, that’s a sci-fi story, this is just childish rubbish.

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A fantastic new start to the series!

This is series two, so if you haven't read any others, you should absolutely go back (it's worth it, they were phenomenal!).
Anyway, I won't give any plot points away, I'll just say that this new series (Galaxy on fire) was so damned good! The action was intense and fast paced, the new setting and new characters were original and really sucked me back in to the Ryanverse.
If you've listened to the other books, you know what you're getting.

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2 billion year distraction

Love the story and the series, however, 2 billion year timeline is just rediculous. 200 years would be more credible given the stories narrative. I found myself being distracted thinking of all the reasons why 2 billion years just doesn't work and how different everything should have been given that time frame.

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  • kelyn
  • 22-05-2019

A Worthy Continuation

If you are a fan of the ryanverse, this publisher's pack is exactly what you were waiting for and what you need. For newbies, start with the Forever Series. The Author has managed to develop the universe of the series to the point where the outlandish happenings just... fit. The story hits its stride from the first chapter and does not let up. Not sure if the author took fan feedback or if it was just part of the natural progression of his writing process, but the story manages to perfectly balance tomfoolery with an ever-increasing sense of real tension. IMO, there are zero wasted words or scenes. Aiello embodies the diverse cast of characters perfectly. This addition cements the ryanverse in my top three audible series.

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  • Rick M. Ross
  • 01-07-2019

POOR

Narrator was very good story was poor and a waste of a credit. Very disappointed as other works of this author were very enjoyable.

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  • Will B
  • 29-05-2019

Awesome

Simply amazing! A worthy next chapter in the Ryanverse, with a good premise and some surprising characters both old and new.

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  • Christopher
  • 13-07-2019

Couldn't get into it

No wonder it's a publisher's pack - no one's buying the thing, and for good reason.

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  • bearbear
  • 07-06-2019

I tried

first of all let's start on the positives. the narrator did a great job. there was a few scenes where I was dying laughing at the characters and how they interact but that's where it stops. my main problem is none of these characters are likeable the main character just wins when he shouldn't. I really wanted to like this book but I can't

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  • Sapper3273
  • 22-07-2019

Meah...<br />

This one had potential & fell flat. The characters seemed forced & the interactions seemed disengenuine.
if this was a few dollars sure but more than that feels like I was robbed.

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  • Carl
  • 08-07-2019

For kids

This is not a book for adults. It's silly, frustrating and just plain bad.

Absolut standard scene is the protagonist "hacking" an AI by making silly, teenage-style annoying talk.

Plotwise there ar not so much gaps as lack of any kind of logic.

It's a book för kids, imaginative and silly, with bizarre creatures and over the top... well... Everything is over the top...

If You are adult or intelligent, skip this.

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  • Tyler D.
  • 19-10-2019

the aliens are human

just not that well written, the characters are all bland and predictable with essentially no development throughout the entirety of the story.

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  • John k
  • 11-10-2019

Lame pack only has 1st book

What gives audible.
Now I have to go online via desktop browser to investigate and bitch & complain

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  • Thad Stahly
  • 10-10-2019

Funny but the story was over the top.

Funny but the story was over the top. the time frame that everything happenes in was ridiculous

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  • Martyn
  • 23-05-2019

Amazing, worth waiting 2 billion years for

Absolutely loved the Forever series and this next instalment/series more than does it justice.

Incredibly well written by Craig Robertson with Scott Aiello doing another fabulous job with the narration. I just love the way John talks to the reader/listener throughout. I can’t wait for the next set of books to be released.

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  • luke goatcher
  • 05-08-2019

Deadpool in space

Good story but the quips and retorts are so good don't know why but the description is terrible for this book with several problems. Don't let the description put you off the book is brilliant and the narrator really captures the intent and attitude of the characters. If you like a certain beer can you will probably enjoy this too

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  • Nutshell
  • 19-08-2019

once started can't stop listen to it

Love it and can't wait for the next books to find out how the story ends

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  • Liz Worth
  • 08-08-2019

next book needs to be here asap

loved every moment which made me go back to listen to the forever series which this follows on from. please hurry up and release the next book in this series!

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  • kian
  • 05-08-2019

scifi comedy

Its funny and made me laugh many time but don't expect the story to make sense. the book end abruptly without a conclusion even for a book in a series. I liked the main character, but the little girl seem different to when he first met her. at first she's seems a child then a fiery teenager.

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  • Rogeraee
  • 21-09-2019

Thoroughly enjoyable

Enjoyed the book greatly although clearly some of the John Ryan exploits were not feasible even given his skills and magic. looking forward to the follow on.

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  • Hlynur Hansen
  • 18-09-2019

Can not wait for the next book

Please hurry up recording the 3rd book so I can listen to it also. This story was both fun and exciting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-2019

Loved it.

I really enjoyed The Forever series. This was a good addition to the story. I just hate to be continued. I hope another one comes out soon.
I think that Scott Aiello is a brilliant narrator.

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  • TheCritic
  • 19-06-2019

A guide to arguments with AI :))

Great book - spaceships androids ai and lot of action oh and shape shifters .... what's not to like.

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  • scobie
  • 04-06-2019

Galaxy on Fire publishers pack

well these books were great just my sense of humour well written story the only thing is the could have been a bit longer now Lee a short story really good job was the publishers pack but it will not deter me from buying the next book that comes out I look forward to it in fact