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Gateway to the Galaxy

Gateway to the Galaxy, Book 1
Narrated by: Scott Aiello
Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

War isn't coming. It's already being waged.

While the universe was still young, vambraces were forged, giving their users extraordinary abilities. A brutal war was won through the blood and sacrifice of patriots. Soon, the vambraces faded to legend.

A secret task force. A wormhole portal discovered...

Now, Frank and Marine Space Corps-1 find themselves across the galaxy, where an ancient evil is growing. From exploratory crew to the front of enemy lines, Frank will have to decide whether to play the part of hero or to be the Marine needed to win the war.

Because the victor takes the universe.

The vambraces will be found again. A new order of knights will be chosen. And once again light will do battle with darkness.

Includes a special bonus note from the authors.

©2018 Jonathan Yanez and JR Castle (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Great start!!

Look it’s not galaxy’s edge but that’s the point... I don’t think it’s meant to be a hard,gritty, Tom Clancy like, sci fi.
It is entertaining and has a really good descriptive elements that sucks you in the longer you listen. The story builds and builds. To the point of really good character development.

It’s not offensive and no it’s not an overly politically correct, gender neutral, everyone is a hero just because they have to be, book.

It’s a story, it’s fiction and in the end it’s got a feeling of the old days where hero’s can be smart arse hero’s without having to be watered down.

Can’t wait for the next book!

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Stopped 10 minutes in

In the first 2-3 minutes the MC casually asked his date if they were going to go have sex after dinner, didn’t care that he couldn’t remember her name - who is an A typical stupid ‘babe’ - disturbed a whole restaurant 3 times by ignoring his phone/watch after being asked to be quite the first time.

Then of course the authors added some big bad men for him to thrash when they tried to kick him out of the restaurant - that was owned by the main guy in said beating receiving group - although the authors made sure to make them more degrading towards the woman that he had been 👍 so that is his justification I’m guessing?

Don’t think I’ll keep listening - the MC is already to my mind established as a arrogant - sarcastic - casual macho man, who can’t even be bothered to remember a woman’s name he took on a date to a $$ fine dining restaurant.

Liked the narrator though 😁. If you like that kind of MC you’ll probably love it......

Will change this review in future if I can listen to more, but it’s just got the lazy devil may care tough guy MC that people seem to think having charisma is the same are being a sociopath

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  • JL
  • 10-08-2018

Perfection!

I hate buying a book without any written reviews, so here is all you need to know without providing any spoilers:

-unshakable protagonist who never sweats under pressure, kicks ass and takes names, only talks in James Bondisms, is built like a rock and lacks the ability to take anything seriously: CHECK
-Characters taken straight out of every 90's action movie cliche (see above): CHECK
-Humorous quips and quotes taken directly from 80's and 90's pop-culture and cult classics: CHECK
-Great narration and excellent delivery of humor, quotes, cheesy lines and cliches: CHECK
-Military Sci-fi (also full of cliches): CHECK
-Absolute entertainment perfection: CHECK!

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  • Kyle
  • 31-08-2018

People Need to get over themselves

So I have read several reviews and it seems the people giving negative reviews do it because of one of two things. It steals ideas from other storylines or it is too much like a comic book. Yes on both counts; now just enjoy the book. That I enjoyed the book does that mean I have the maturity of a 12 yr old, maybe? Or maybe I read to get away from reality.

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  • Jonah culver
  • 26-09-2018

Not a real sci-fi despite the cover art and title.

I mistakenly thought this book would have a strong sci-fi theme but I was grossly mistaken, this is a space magic fantasy book. The narration was fine and I even liked the main character. It lost me as soon as it stopped being a “space marine” story and started being a magical knight story. There is no attempt at explaining any technical things and what is given is a big middle finger to anyone who likes any attempt at a logical science explanation since they just circle back to ancient magic. Super lame and nothing like any space sci-fi I’ve been reading.

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  • jason young
  • 23-08-2018

part firefly, part stargate, part Johnny quest.

All rolled together with a bit of tounge-in-cheeck humor. I think I got goosebumps a few times listening, the story kept a good pace and held my interest until my commute to and from work flew by.

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  • Jonathan Considine
  • 03-10-2018

Green lantern but purple.

It's like an even worse version of green lantern with Ryan Reynolds. even the main character could be perceived as Ryan Reynolds playing Ryan Reynolds making fun of Green Lantern by writing a knock off of the same character.

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  • Becky Youden
  • 12-09-2018

loved it

what an awesome story. Really enjoyef it. i can mot wait to start the next one.. Emjoy!

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  • Ramona Whelchel
  • 18-08-2018

Melodramatic and juvenile

Simple story more like a comic book. Cliché characters seems like a collage project, then a real story almost like it is the first on they ever wrote

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  • Christopher lussier
  • 16-10-2018

excellent voice acting but generic plot

voice actor did an amazing job however you could always tell what was going to happen next in the plot, it was a generic plot placed in an interesting setting

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  • Steve Patterson
  • 05-10-2018

Narrator saved this book

It’s like a 12 yr old made up 4 stories as they played video games.

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  • Andrew
  • 06-12-2018

Wanted this to be good, but it is not.

I greatly enjoy the idea of stargate, which is clearly an influence. Not a fan of Green Lantern, a second major influence in this story. unfortunately I felt like the story was written by a 13 year old boy. Very hokey/corny. listened to whole story, (because I paid for it, so i did give it a chance. it just never resonated with me and was just too over the top. Maybe this is for you if you like Green Latern, but definitely not a choice i would like to repeat.

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  • John. A. B. Berley
  • 01-12-2018

so so good. Gateway rocks.

A very good book. Well read, paced great value for time and money. Well done.