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First contact gone wrong....

It was every starship captain’s nightmare, and for Travis Miller, it was his own personal hell.

He’d done everything by the book, but when the Tahni had attacked him and his crew, there was no choice but to return fire and destroy the first alien vessel humans had ever encountered.

Excoriated in the press, his career in shambles, Travis is exiled to a long patrol of the outer colony worlds. Forgotten, except as a bad example...until the Tahni prove him right by declaring war on the human commonwealth.

Now, Travis Miller is the tip of the spear. Humanity’s best hope for turning back an overwhelming assault on human space. Because to the Tahni, humans are infidels and this is a holy war....

Don’t miss the next explosive series from the number-one Amazon best-selling author of Contact Front, Rick Partlow. This is military sci-fi the way it’s meant to be. It’s perfect for fans of Jay Allan, Jasper T. Scott, and Scott Bartlett.

©2021 Rick Partlow (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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I’d give Rick Partlow’s new series six stars if I could!
Cronin’s able, talented performance brings an added bonus to Partlow’s newest tour-de-force.
Human, believable characters, imaginative plot lines in a masterfully crafted, fast moving, yet suspenseful work delights the reader/listener.
As highly recommended for fans of great mil sci-fi as Partlow’s preceding series. Added bonus...if you’re new to Partlow’s work, he has a huge backlist of work every bit as good as Genesis. You can spend time there while waiting for ‘next’ book. U

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Cluster F-bombing half way through

Story line was okay with an occasional F bomb until...

Half way through, conversations we're so full of foul language that I couldn't get through it. It is unnecessary, and so is listening to any more.

Disappointed I couldn't finish the story. I hope man kind survives.

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Wow! Where was this guy's editor?

This was really bad. "It was a dark and stormy night..." bad. In fact, it seems like the winner of a contest where you asked people to parody writing by submitting awful, trite, melodramatic tripe.

If I heard "His/her tone bordered on insubordination..." one more time, I was going to kill myself. And Rick, is a high G burn hard? I don't know. Could you tell us about it ONE MORE TIME.

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Very entertaining!

An interesting take on a Space Opera. The narration was excellent, world building and filling out of characters was well done.

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A bit too much porn.

Someday I will find a scifi where the author doesn't have to force a universe without sexual morality into existance.

I did find it hilarious that the performer did just straight Irish accent in place of a newfoundland accent.

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This is a mostly fun beginning to a sci-fi epic.

I instantly appreciated the author's dedication to non-standard approaches to common sci-fi tropes. We recognize the unavoidable spacey problems and situations but really get to indulge in a first-time unfolding of contexts like a starving man who's invited to a legendary chef's home kitchen for a feast. I'll be putting my upcoming credits toward this series so long as the author spoils my sci-fi palette so. My one complaint is performer. Bless him, but it's clear the man has never been in a science classroom or met a Marine or a swabby, army dog, chair force desk jockey nor even a coastie in his life. mispronunciation was frequent and distracting. Am I being a big baby? Maybe, but I know how to say my own rank and that made one of us. Enjoyable story nonetheless.

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Really?

It doesn’t really matter how the story flows when the space combat writer is so woefully ignorant of how physics actually works they force the same idiocy about the effects of momentum (in absolute error) down your throat over and over until you can barely stop yourself from asking for your money back.

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Good story but horrible editing.

Way too many jumps between characters without any warning. May work for a printed book but not for an audio book. Very hard to follow. But good story though. Not going to buy part 2.

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don't waist your time

bad book not written with intelligence or logic and the narrator is the best part of this book

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Not very good

Good story line just not written very well. Author jumps around to much. Hard to follow from one moment to the next.

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  • 08-20-22

Great story. But please no alphabet gang

I don't see they the story had to include a gay couple. It takes focus from the storyline and seems like it's just there to please some underlining political view.

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  • Neil Critchley
  • 08-26-22

I was really entertained

this is an easy book to listen too a real page Turner I liked it. Good narration

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  • Swords and Spectres
  • 03-28-22

A lot happening with very little fleshing out

I was hoping to pick up a sci-fi series to fill that void left by the Expanse. What I seemed to find was something that feels (and I can't say for certain) heavily influenced by The Expanse. Not exactly what I'd hoped for, but I pushed on.

I absolutely loved the concept of someone, in this case a mining vessel, stumbling across a rip in space that transports them to another star system. The intricacies that could go into world building and storylines with a start like that got me excited. Which is why I was a little let down when the author decided that time jumps were the best way to get to the next bit in the story he wanted to tell.

This whole book feels like there is an awful lot either going on or that the author wants to happen. Because of this, we get time skips and little bits here and there shoe-horned in at the expense of character development, world-building and any kind of in-depth look at what's truly going on. I'd have enjoyed it more if the entire thing was more a journey of discovery rather than part discovery, part 'this is what we figured out in the past few years so here's a run down of why everything is happening the way it is'.

One of my main gripes is the lack of character development. Other than names, jobs and ranks ... not a great deal goes into fleshing anyone out. I don't honestly remember many of the names other than the odd surname here or there. Which, considering the story is peppered with time jumps, I find it a bit strange that the characters haven't altered/developed at all in the intervening years. Nothing much about them has stayed with me and, regarding the whole novel the same could be said. Other than the opening, and the concept that got me so hooked, nothing much stands out in my memory.

So many people seem to have enjoyed this (at the time of writing, 89% of it's ratings on Amazon are either 4 or 5 star ratings and that's out of a total of 985 ratings). It's just not for me, though. The above issues and there being no obvious reason why the main character was given the opportunities he was given other than 'well, you survived that one time,' just make it a bit too much of an idea running wild than a cohesive story keeping me hooked.

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  • Cleric
  • 03-02-22

Infuriating cliche aside it’s ok.

But God I hate that old cliche when the protagonist is treated like trash by the higher ups, but then at a click of the fingers wants to please them all again. If it’d been me I’d have told them all to go get f*d and taken retirement/discharge. Yet of course the hero doesn’t do that. Yawn and infuriating. Author - Try harder

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  • scott carrington
  • 02-25-22

Undiscovered gem

This book is amazing and the best thing I have found on audible so far. The first contact story is similar to prometheus but still original. Epic world building adventure!

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  • James B
  • 12-14-21

A good start to an awesome series!

Wow. This is a really awesome sci-fi novel. I came across Rick Partlow with his Duty, Honor, Planet, and was really impressed with how deep it was with its intricate character development and world building.

This new series takes that to great new height, with well-written characters, epic space battles revolving around space physics, and some pretty good laughs. The performance is also on point!

Hope to see more soon

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  • Cameron Hughes
  • 09-18-21

A pleasant surprise

Was suggested on the new subscription option, so i thought i would give it a try. I was pleasently surprised. Narrator manages a decent aussie accent and does quite a broad range through the book. Now i will be keeping an eye out for the next book. Thank you audible for the new horizons!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-22

Plesently supprised

Needed a book to get me through till my next credit and this one was well worth it, Once you get used to the narrator the book is really enjoyable. The combat parts of the book are so well done I couldn't stop listening through then and the way the rest of the story ties in is really well done aswell.

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  • DJG
  • 01-28-22

Just a really good space saga.

Great development of characters. Easy.listen with clear discriptions. A great example of showing, story telling, rather than large chunks of exposition. Just good solid Space Sci Fi I'm

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  • Vincent King
  • 08-04-22

Not bad

I've always liked these type of books this is okay book 1 and go to book 2 it helps when it's included

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  • Tony
  • 05-17-22

Simple yet captivating

One from the sci fi playbook. A bit predictable and somewhat unoriginal but the writing and narration is good enough to keep you listening until the end. Not sure if it’s enough to make me purchase the next in the series though. Still, I recommend it if you’re after classic science fiction.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-22

generic

this type of story seems to have been done one too many times.

characters are all same same...nothing new or creative.

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  • S W
  • 03-11-22

A good story

I wasn't sure going into this book but was pleasantly surprised by how I was able to just let the story wrap me up and let the time go by. The narrator was good so that helped

now onto the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-22

Loved it

if you like the hard sci fi of the expanse series mixed with halo you will love this

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  • Benjamin
  • 02-25-22

excellent

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