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Where did mankind really come from? Why are we here? We can't understand the past until we embrace the future. These critical mysteries take center stage as Earth emerges into a galactic society that is far more perilous than anyone could have imagined. Our history is far more complicated than we could have known. Can a few brilliant minds find a way out for Earth?

One saving grace is that there are those who believe ancient clues foretell that Earth has a destiny, and if we can survive our present difficulties, we might just find out what that destiny is....

Dr. Mark Spencer was a young, up-and-coming history and anthropology professor who was all too familiar with what happens to less advanced civilizations when suddenly exposed to others of considerably higher technology. There's only one survivor, and the culture witnessing magic isn't it. When modern-day Earth suddenly finds itself on the losing end of that proposition, a team of the world's best scientists is put together to find a solution. Of course the advanced society being friendly, Earth's citizens uniting, and the world's politicians working together for the common good would help tremendously, but...what if none of that were true?

©2014 William Lee Gordon (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Enough about cleavage

I got through maybe five minutes and I’d already had enough of the sexist objectification of women and how good-looking the protagonist was to them. Bleh.

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Sexist tripe

If you like your lead character to describe a woman’s body and looks in general along with his sexual prowess in every chapter you’re going to like this book.

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95% cool sci-fi story; 5% weird libertarian rants.

With these books I finally gain an understanding of why some people like Twilight. These books were fun pulpy novels. Nothing more, nothing less. Every character is a Mary Sue. Every. Single. Character. It's sci-fi and even the human race is a Mary Sue- absolutely unique in the universe and while there are species that are technologically more advanced it's obvious that we're the best at everything. The entire galaxy is watching our birth into the stars. The heroes are without flaw and the villains are obviously evil and stupid. The women are gorgeous and the men are handsome. The main protagonist (the book is 1st person but rotates characters every chapter) is brilliant, right about everything, and no woman can resist his charms and he beds them within 24 hours. Seriously, even Ian Fleming would tell this author to tone it down a bit. I'd quit if the story weren't actually pretty interesting but no amount of suspension of disbelief will make you forget you're reading a book. 95% of it is really cool universe and an extremely well thought out political system and religion. 5% is weird neck-beard views on romance and libertarian rants.

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Could not finish

Way too much unnecessary political commentary. Author just ruined the story to promote his libertarian anti government views thankfully audible was giving away this book (no surprise) which saves me from requesting a refund.

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I'm a macho guy and I can have sex

This is not really what I was looking for. The macho guy who knows more than anyone around and can sleep with all the women shaded the interesting science fiction. I couldn't finish it, even for free.

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Right wing philosophy

The book was ok, characters are not the most dynamic or fleshed out and you don’t get too attached to them through the book. Point of view of narrator switches between characters at times and it’s hard keep track who’s who as the characters aren’t that different. My biggest problem is the right wing politics intertwined throughout the book which doesn’t add much to the plot and seems more like the author just wanting to give his view.

How many mass shootings are committed by people that have legally purchased their firearm? A lot and to say gun control doesn’t work because “bad guys don’t follow laws”. Is bullshit. I’m really glad this title was free otherwise I would be looking for a refund.

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Ew. Just ew. Women Beware.

Thankfully this book was a free rental because I couldn’t finish it. The narration was extremely dry with no distinction between the characters, but I could have looked past this. My biggest issue is the number of passages dedicated to the (a?) main male character expounding on his sexual prowess, and not in a way that enriches the story or the character, but simply as what I imagine to be the author’s perception of himself, or wishful thinking. The adjective “thirsty” comes to mind. Unsurprisingly, the women in this story are all objectified and their characters are completely flat.
I haven’t read or listened to anything else by Mr. Gordon, and now I likely never will.

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Is this soft core porn for men or is it a sci-fi novel??

It’s amazing how much of the book is concerned about women in bikinis (sometimes reduced down to “brown bodies”) and how women select men for sex (according the obviously male author). It comes across like the author is more concerned with incel fantasies than writing a science fiction novel. An hour in and all I’ve really taken in about the narrator is that he’s a shallow sex addict who has women throw themselves at him. I feel bad for the narrator having to work around this. Just not good. It’s like the author wanted to channel the more erotic sides of Richard K Morgan but didn’t know what it was like to actually have sex.

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puerile porn.

The search for clean, well written scifi continues in futility...

...I am grateful Audible allows some titles that are the beginnings of series free...it allows me to sample and search.... This book was not free, however.


I dream of a day when I can find good scifi that doesn't HAVE to resort to porn. Especially porn that doesnt advance or enrich the plot at all.

Today is not that day. Mr. Gordon is another in a long line of authors completely incapable of avoiding the peurile(if universal) trope of writing a scifi story with the shoehorned attempt at rewriting 2000 years of western civilization's sexual morality to allow promiscuous fornication, intentionally framed to inflame.

I have started to appreciate the authors who get right to the stupid, idiotic "sexy-fun-time" early, so less of my time and money is waisted. This one takes the dubious crown however. This one gets to the bikini clad sex-pots in the first couple sentences, before even any character is named.

Maybe, someday, Audible will allow people to search for works that don't fall into the tired and sophomoric trap of titillation. They'd get alot more money out of me, and I wouldn't end up feeling bitter and tricked into buying books that end up wild dissappointments.

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Great epic story

fast paced with great narration. can't wait to read the rest of the series

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  • Sky
  • 01-24-22

Wow!

I know times have changed but I couldn’t carry on listening to this male fantasy that only sees women as potential sex objects.
There is more to the story I am sure but every time it veers off into authors sexist diatribes I cringe. Eventually enough!

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  • Another Satisfied Customer
  • 05-15-22

Avoid

life is too short to waste on this yarn American centric yarn. The whole thing is worse than bad.

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  • 02-24-22

Absolutely brilliant.

First of all like many other reviews mention the sex bits well I can do with out and it is abit cringe at times but its no unbearable.
Now the story itself is absolutely brilliant! Ive always been fascinated by the real world similarities between our ancient culture and this ties them all together so well. Definitely moving on to book 2.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-22

It’s alright

Positive: believable, easy to follow, many technological details I liked.
Negative: USA- and macho- centric.

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  • 07-30-22

Free but still not worth it.

I like SF, and will listen to anything but this isn't very good. Narration, story and characters are really bad.

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  • Flint
  • 07-18-22

Written by a person with the emotional maturity of a teenage boy

Some interesting plot points and human-alien story, but I had to stop listening because every character is like a cartoon - gender stereotypes were so boring and conservative that the characters might have been written in the 1950s by a kid who wants to be a heroic Marine once he (and it’s definitely a ‘he’ … no female would write such idiotic cardboard characters) graduate from college

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  • 06-10-22

Couldnt finish

The story and ideas are awesome, loved all the concepts. I got bored and frustrated at the way all women are portrayed as sexual objects. The plot while interesting is overexplained. Some really good stuff here though i couldnt get through it

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  • 04-06-22

Very complicated

This story has a very complex and well imagined back story. It is part philosophy and panspermia.
You may find you will stop to absorb the narrative but you will keep going to the end.