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Rise of the Ancient Gods: Publisher's Pack

Rise of the Ancient Gods, Books 1 & 2
Narrated by: Scott Aiello
Series: Rise of the Ancient Gods, Book 1-2
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Contains books 1 and 2 of the Rise of the Ancient Gods series.

If it's peace you want don't ever be Jon Ryan. He's lived two billion years in the android host he transferred to when asked to save humankind. Darn thing won't wear out. Since successfully ensuring the survival of the population of doomed Earth, Jon wanted to die. He was switched off with the promise of never being powered up again. Yeah, Jon's never been that kind of lucky. He was forced to fight and win a war with the most powerful enemy he'd ever faced, the Berrillians. Then he longed for rest.

 Not in a universe that Jon lives in. A few hundred years after the Adamant War whispers of a new and existential threat began to be heard. People disappeared without a trace. Planets vanished without leaving a pebble behind. And someone was hiding impossible elements at the scenes of these mysteries. Anti-gold sitting right out in the open where it could not possibly be stable.

For better or worse Jon came to learn that the impending invasion of our universe would be by a species calling themselves the Ancient Gods. This malevolent, destructive, and merciless horde was bent on one thing alone. They wanted to have fun destroying our universe. They'd done it to others and couldn't wait to get the party started here. One factor, one force of nature stood between the Ancient Gods's success or their failure. You have to know it was the reluctant Jon Ryan.

But could he pull another miracle out of his hat? Could he triumph over the unbeaten Ancient Gods? If Las Vegas still existed no one there would touch Jon's odds.

Jon assembles his old crew, Toño, Sapale, Al, and his ship's AI Stingray. But they have little time to learn about their enemy and less chance of victory that ever before. After all they were facing god this time out. But, if there was an unwinnable fight anywhere Jon Ryan would rather be at the center of it than waiting to hear how badly it went. Yeah, #fighterpilot. You gotta love those jet jockeys.

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Brilliant

This series is one of the most hilariously and entertaining books I have had the privilege to listen too. I wholeheartedly recommend those of you who enjoy sci-fi and a good full body laugh to purchase it.

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I couldn't get past the first few chapters. The main character was just too annoying.

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  • Charles Grayson
  • 05-05-2020

Most annoying audiobook ever

The author tries waaaayyyyy too hard to make every sentence in the book funny and fails most of the time. The MC is very annoying; supposedly billions of years old, but acts like a 12-year-old. What's the point of giving the character this backstory when he's got nothing to show for it?

I elected to return the book a few hours in; just couldn't take it anymore.

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  • Wrex218
  • 19-04-2020

Craig Robertson Rise of the Ancient Gods

I have read and thoroughly enjoyed every one of the books in this series. All the books so far have kept my interest to the point that I found it hard to put them down until I finished the story. Sadly, this book is the exception. I have labored through this book and on several occasions given serious thought to just chucking it and counting it as a waste of time. It lacks focus and direction, rather it just rambles on in obscure directions that seem to have little or no relevance to the base story line. The snappy repartee and sarcasm are present but frankly overused to the point of annoying in my opinion. I will continue to follow this series if it continues, but I will from this point on, view future additions with a healthy level of skepticism.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-05-2020

IGNORANT NAMES, PITIFUL COMEDIC INTENT

The CIA could use this book for enhanced interrogation!!

Yet its better than M.R. Forbes. Not by much, mind you. Maybe if you are 12 yrs old you might enjoy it. Everyone else be warned. This book is trash.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-2020

spoiler alert...you will fall in love with Jack.

Jack is the Uncle everyone wishes they had. I laughed so much until the end. The end left me hanging with no directions on what was next. Slightly disappointing about that but would listen to it again anyway.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2020

These never get old

Craig Robertson is a master storyteller. These books and their sequels cannot come out fast enough.

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  • Andrew
  • 12-09-2020

Just couldn't identify with the charictors!

The narration of this book is good, but I just couldn't identify with these characters. Yes I listened to the bobiverse books, but lost interest after the second one. I bought this book thinking getting away from the original story line might make a difference, but it didn't. I can't put my finger on why I don't feel connected to any of the characters, maybe they are just too far out there away from being human. If you loved the bobiverse you will probably like this one though!

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  • Gregory G Greene
  • 14-08-2020

Too much. <br />

I found the story interesting. but the main character it's just too much. we all like a good joke quick remark. but this character did not know how to stop and it took from the story. also who made these characters it was impossible to create a connection without shaking my head or just out laughing at the names being used. nope it was not a good laugh. by far this is has been the worst audible I've listened to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2020

Silly story

Its more like a fairy tale. not my type of book. Thought it was childish

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  • Tm
  • 14-05-2020

Alice in wonderland

Alice in wonderland meets “we are bob” I’m still not sure how I feel about this title. Some will love it others not so much. The book is well written. The characters are interesting. The story odd. If your looking for something different this might be for you. I might listen to the next one if it is a series.

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  • Terry Williams
  • 01-05-2020

Fabulous

As always can’t put it down. Well written keeps you on the edge of your seat!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-2020

Just awful, written for 10 year olds.

I listened to the first twenty minutes and hated every one of them. Nonsensical rubbish, trying desperately hard to be a poor man's Pratchet.
Only the 3rd book I'll be refunding.

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  • Hugo Pretorius
  • 09-07-2020

What a sad state...

The Forever series had me hooked. Listened to it twice. Galaxy on Fire was ok, but only just. But this is just awful. Wishy washy, non-sensical bordering on slapstick fantasy. It started with promise but honestly I have given up. Perhaps it's time John dies, and we are left with our memories.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-06-2020

Not for me

Disjointed tale I could not get into try a!s I might, and it was shown in a list of books I might like? It was a waste of a credit to be honest

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  • Steve
  • 25-08-2020

Rather strange plot

I have listened to all The Forever books and they were good but this turned into a childish story with no seeming end. I lost interest and didn’t finish it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-07-2020

An hilarious art piece - SO FUNNY

Extremely clever written and performed by an artist in imitations! I am a great fan!

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  • Harvey
  • 02-06-2020

Outstanding

I thought RC Bray was the nest but listen: to : Craig RobertsonNarrated by: Scott Aiello just magic try quality

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  • Ash
  • 16-04-2020

Insane (Ryan-plans)

The PDF was hilarious. The book is great like all the rest. Scott’s narration was perfect as always!

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  • Patrick Buckland
  • 06-04-2020

Bloody Awesome

I loved this book. Light hearted, fun and very entertaining. Looking forward to the next one, more please