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Omnia

The Silver Ships, Book 9
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Series: The Silver Ships, Book 9
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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Alex Racine, who led an elite group of humans and SADEs (self-ware digital entities), left the newly discovered planet of Celus-5 under difficult circumstances. Few of the Harakens with Alex thought there was little he could do to bring peace to the embroiled planet. From their viewpoint, the demands of the Celus-5 Swei Swee, the six-legged aliens of the ocean, and the Dischnya, the warring, doglike, intelligent creatures who inhabited the dry plains, were too convoluted to solve.

Except Alex doesn't see fulfilling the desires of the two sentient species, identifying the third species hiding in the green, and gaining permission for humans and SADEs to settle the planet as challenges. To Alex, these are merely stepping-stones to what he seeks.

Two centuries ago Swei Swee escaped from their masters, the Nua'll, and landed their dark travelers on the shoreline of Celus-5. This was the first clue the Harakens had received in 20 years as to the direction the enormous and deadly alien sphere of the Nua'll originated before it attacked the first Confederation colony.

Alex was intent on solving the thorny issues of Celus-5 so he could garner the Dischnya's support to help him solve the burning questions: When and from which direction did the Nua'll sphere enter the Celus system? To do this and prevent potential future attacks on human worlds, Alex realizes he must shed the responsibilities of the past years and return to the foundations on which he built Haraken, which were city-ships, Independents, and SADEs.

©2017 S. H. Jucha (P)2017 S. H. Jucha

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  • Jean
  • 16-12-2017

Engaging

This is book nine in the Silver Ship Series. Alex Racine and Renee de Guirnon have bought and updated the city ship “Freedom” from Haraken. Their first stop after leaving Haraken is to free the Independents that the Federation has incarcerated on an out of the way moon. They return to Celus-5 with supplies to build the promised cities for the Dischnya and to build one for Alex’s people who want to live on the planet. They are also building government buildings that will comfortably allow both the Dischnya and the giant Swei Swee to sit in parliament. The building also includes a pool for the Swei Swee. This was his part of the peace agreement between the two people of the planet. They also decide to call the planet Omnia instead of the three names each had for the planet. Alex is pushing everyone to work faster as he has a feeling the Nu’all will return soon.

The book is very well written. I have enjoyed reading this delightful series. I particularly like the SADEs (self-aware digital entities). Jucha is adding new characters and expanding on others. It is fun to watch these characters grow into their roles. In this book there is more disagreement between Alex and his key SADEs as he teaches them some lessons. There is some action, but mostly this book is about discovery and inventions. The ending is a nice set-up for the next book. I am looking forward to book ten.

The book is almost 14 hours. Grover Gardner does a great job narrating the book. I love to listen to his voice. He was awarded by Audiofile “The Voice of the Century” and Publishers Weekly named him “Narrator of the Year for 2005”. He has also won many Audiofile Earphone awards.

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  • Jerry C Martin
  • 21-01-2018

Where imagination and innovation meet.

I found this particular volume to be a bit more tedious at times than previous ones and without at least a modest amount of real suspence. I would caracterize this volume as a "ser up" for any number of potentially interesting "spin-offs" and I look forward to the new volume due out in Feb 2018. This next volume may "make or break" the future of the Silver Ships series. I am sure this new volume is already finished, but before the next one is finished I would strongly suggest making a concerted effort to limit its complexity with regard to names, races, and projects. These are getting pretty hard to follow. While probably much more difficult to carry out, the Series needs an infusion of more unique and intriguing "SyFy " situations or concepts. S H Jucha has a good thing going but the superb narrator, Grover Gardner, is struggling to keep up with the complex set of new "voices" which, in this listeners opinion, has begun to create considerable confusion at times. Please consider this review to be "constructive encouragment" with no negative intent. Keep up the good work! Jack M

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  • Chris
  • 20-10-2020

The series just keeps getting better...

Book 9 easily comes in as top 3 in the Silver Ship series thus far! I'm consistently surprised at how well the series holds up with each new book and appreciate the action consistently moving the story forward with little to no "fluff" or "filler segments" from the author. The SADE's are clearly established as main characters both in the the book and in the Silver Ship series in this latest installment. They are fast becoming my favorite characters in each book.

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  • Dennis
  • 18-06-2019

My thoughts -rehash

It is getting increasingly annoying that so much filler in the book is a rehash of previous books! This is book 9, and I would think that most listeners already know the background information! Additionally, I think that so much of the book is delegated to mundane politics, that every two books could have been shortened to one book. The author is obviously trying to milk the series for as much money as he can get, without concern to his followers!

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  • DJ
  • 17-01-2019

Excellent

I am very pleased with the direction this series is take and have already purchased the next book. I’m really looking forward to seeing what happens. Thanks for writing such a great series.

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  • Les Taylor
  • 22-10-2017

Great!

Love the steady release. I love a set of books that continues with developing character’s and story situations. I know the author will get bored eventually. Happy, while it lasts!

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  • Martin Farnsworth
  • 25-09-2017

Wonderful read

I have enjoyed the series and can't wait for the next book. Thank you audible.

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  • Trevor
  • 14-09-2017

Back on track with adventure and new discoveries

What made the experience of listening to Omnia the most enjoyable?

Glad to see the series back on discovery, adventure and aliens.

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These stories are best for me when the characters are on adventures and seeing/doing new things.

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  • Daysha Broadway
  • 10-09-2017

A new start

I have to say this book was a tough one. It lost me about half way through and seemed to drag on but the last chapter has me waiting for the next book! A new adventure and a new start

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  • Rnrwest
  • 22-08-2017

Hooked on Silver Ships

I need more books in this series as I just love it. Authors videos are fun as well. Keep it up.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 24-09-2018

S. H. Jucha does it again.

Reviewing a series is not that simple. I finished 9 books including this one and each one was undoubtedly awesome, the question is how is it all going to end? Any way Omnia was amazing like the first 8, narrated perfectly by Grover Gardner. The only thing that makes me sad is that the end of this series is approaching, luckily the author had decided to write at least 2 more books which continues this series, and I hear good things about them. Full heartedly recommend this book.

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  • Dewayne
  • 02-10-2017

As good as the first book.

Found it hard to put down this one. It was a real page turner to ensure.

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  • Eamon
  • 09-09-2017

Characters

The writer builds a real friendship between yourself and the characters that I've found myself choked up sometimes.