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Lt. Zade, on his last days of his last deployment to Afghanistan, still couldn't find the excitement he so desperately needed.

A chance encounter, on his last mission, sends him hurtling through space on the Unity exploration ship XES01. Surrounded by aliens, Zade must quickly learn to interact with the non-soldiers on the crew.

As he tries to earn his place amongst the ship, Zade's combat prowess quickly earns him a spot as the security officer of the ship. A seat left vacant because of a fatal exchange between the former security officer and the wildlife of a far planet. As Zade begins living the adrenaline filled life of a space explorer, he has to ask himself some very important questions.

How does he get back to earth? Does he even want to?

©2015 Z. D. Dean (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • Marlon
  • 29-07-2020

Not good too many holes

So, I gave this a try because that's how came about the Arisen series. This wasn't worth the time or money. Let me start with the first problem. Everyone has the same backstory, poor need money joined up to get a better life all across the galaxy.

Secondly, why give a human full access to an advanced system without truly knowing him or his qualifications, we don't do that for other humans much less some advanced alien. They also don't explain how or why the two Z named MC are now a love interest. I just think if I'm on a spaceship as human for the first time with aliens the first thing I'm thinking about isn't pussy.

Thirdly, I'm not even going to break down problems with getting selected for the Phoenix project and not even being a Worldwide tab holder, much less being in the regiment. That's just madness to break it down seeing no Ranger tab, enough said. This guy also couldn't max out the pushups and situps on the PT test which is only the lowest of the low, so yeah I have a lot of problems with that and them calling him the best that earth has to offer. He is also an Artillery officer, not some Delta or Team Six guy. It literally made no sense to hear him talk himself up as the best of the best. He also isn't a combat officer since he loves gear more than tactics, who wants to carry more useless shit, this guy does lol. He really didn't deserve a CAB since he didn't have a Worldwide tab, no pity from me.

Fourth, He wasted so much resources to make a weight lifting room for what, since his Nano inside him eliminate the need for working out. It doesn't make sense, the resources and time could be better used. I get the author wanted the love scene, but it was poorly set up and just made me think the author was lazy in that setup.

Finally, the robot AI just happens to want to kill him, why? what did he do? I get that's most of these are things that just help advance the story, but it's poorly written and causes the reader or listener in my case to catch all those issues. I also don't see how no one would take advantage of female Z's position to elevate themselves. That's just too clumsy and poorly designed to be taken seriously that only this human sees any interest in her in 200 years. It also doesn't explain why, if or how she finds him attractive. That's almost as long as the USA has been around and no one saw or showed interest, that's just too much to believe. Hopefully you write something better next time, as for me I'm going to get my credit back.

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  • RBD 2
  • 06-09-2020

A tease.

This so called book is a tease. Like a donkey with a carrot hanging in front of it's nose. You never get there. It leaves you thinking there's still a good story ahead. Looks to me like Z.D. Dean is trying to sell me another book. After this I do not trust the author and will not buy anymore of his audio books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-01-2021

Love it!

At first I was like I got a bad book but I was so wrong.

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  • Tyson
  • 17-09-2020

A real sci fi story without the constant violence

I enjoyed this sci fi story for the story and the personal aspects and personalities.
Great beginning in todays Afghanistan.
Zaid a lieutenant in the Army ends up kidnapped accidentally by an alien research ship.
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The experiences begin and never end. Zaid and the crew overtime interact together in spite of the various aliens aboard the research ship. Friendships grow and loyalties occur.

I enjoyed this ebook and strongly recommend it to any sci fi/military readers.

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  • Jamie1
  • 03-08-2020

awesome performance

looking forward to the next book! No audible book so I'll have to enjoy it the old fashioned way

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  • SteveM
  • 31-07-2020

very entertaining and enjoyable story

I enjoyed this story very much. I can't wait for the next in the series.

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  • Voyager
  • 11-10-2020

Very enjoyable and good narration

Read the book last year and snapped up the audio as soon as I saw it.
Now onto the 2nd book, unfortunately not on audio yet.

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  • Lisa
  • 01-08-2020

Great story

Absolutely loved this book, has everything you could ever want from a great sci-fi. The narrator was perfect for this story..... honestly, not one dull moment. Just about to read book 2.

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