• Arrival

  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony... To avoid the mistakes of our past... To start anew.

Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky... To never feel the wind on their face... To never witness the sun rise or set.

It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their findings back to the colony ship. So many questions... So little time... Such an enormous responsibility.

Everything must go as planned, for the welfare of all the colonists depends on them.

©2016 Ryk Brown (P)2020 Tantor

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Wow. This is so amazingly bad.

I’ve never felt compelled to leave a review before, good or bad. But 15 minutes in and I’m trying to figure out how to get my credit back. In theory I should “give the book time to grow on me”. And usually when I don’t like a book I do just that. And sometimes it grows and other times it doesn’t. And that’s okay. But this. Wow. It’s soooo bad. Primary point is that if I’m going to listen to sci-fi written in the modern era I want it to at the very least make use of technology and computing from the early 2000s. I have no interest in listening to sci-fi that could have taken place in 1950…which brings me to the strong genius man weak stupid woman dynamic. Jesus. Suffice to say, if you are under the age of 70 this book is not for you. Seriously. Is there a way to get my credit back?

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Gripping

I have enjoyed reading Ryk Brown’s books over the past few years. I came across this book when searching to see what Brown had written. It is an earlier book as it was published in March of 2016.

The book has an interesting plot as well as characters. The book is obviously one of his early attempts as it is not as polished as his current books. I think this could make an interesting series if Brown brings it up to current standards. I did enjoy the book as well as observing how he has improved his writing skills.

The book is fourteen hours and fifty-seven minutes. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating the book. Kafer has narrated all of Brown’s books.

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Great story

Another great story by this author, loved it. Also Jeffery Kefer rocked the performance out of the park.

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10/10

This is a beautiful book. I almost cried at the ending. I Highly recommend.

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Great story

I loved the story line it's self, kind of a tear jerker and made me laugh and smile at times. I just wish the author had given more distinct details when trying to describe alien wildlife

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  • Coops
  • 11-28-20

A really enjoyable story.

I really liked this story, Jeffrey Kafer, as always, does a very good job of it.

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  • Garnet
  • 03-16-20

Fine

Not bad, but not massively exciting either. Some good potential for further books in the series.

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  • Shayne
  • 03-25-20

Another great book

Different for Ryk Brown but very enjoyable.
This is a standalone complete story a nice change from a cliffhanger ending and having to wait for the next in the series.
Speaking of which I are waiting for the next Frontiers Saga.