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Publisher's Summary

Five months to Titan. Four brave crew members. One incredible mystery.

Jeff Dolan always wanted to be an astronaut. After helping a private space company build a ship that can travel to Saturn's largest moon in five months, he gets his chance.

Shortly after launch, a devastating malfunction forces Jeff and the crew to make a choice: continue to Titan or go back home. As the truth about their mission unravels, one thing is clear: Someone on Earth knew about the system flaw and covered it up.

Yet surviving the journey isn't the crew's only concern. Even if they make it to Titan, they will face another problem: Something is already there.

Fans of thoughtful space exploration science fiction will enjoy this near-Earth first-contact adventure. This is the first book in the Titan Chronicles, a thrilling addition to space-travel fiction.

©2022 Samuel Best (P)2022 Podium Audio

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  • 04-12-22

Well worth the credit

I was pleasantly surprised. I had just returned a book with what I thought was a similar plot. I wasn’t similar at all. There are many questions that need answers in a sequel but book two isn’t available yet. Most of the plot resolved nicely with just enough left unfinished two draw you into book two. The narrator was very good.

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Less than the sum of its parts

It has all of the pieces of a good story but they just do not fit together well. The biggest problem is that there is no connection to the characters. Everyone is just flat. Not sure if the problem is the story or the narrator or the combination of the two. A very blah book.

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Maintained My Interest

Very well written and performed. Just enough technical information combined with drama suspense and excitement. I recommend this book to all SF Aficionados. I’m really looking forward to Deep Black. By the way, I appreciate the author moving along within the storyline and not bogging down with technicalities and to many explanations.

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Captivating story

This was a very captivating and enjoyable book. The mission seen through Jeff's point of the story was very interesting. As the story unfolded different aspects and layers were revealed. I can't wait to read book 2 in the series!

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astronauts, billionaires and unknowns

Astronauts doing their thing aspect of the story was pretty good. Billionaire space enthusiasts was topical, if not all that special. Mostly the story was pretty good, but the ending goes off the rails. But this is book one of ?, so I guess they're all off the rails from this point on. Jonathan Davis did a great job, as always.

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Is very boring

If you're fan of a book that has a very very long is log back stories for this for you

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Pretty solid science fiction

The author seems to improve as the story carries on.

At the start, it's mostly exposition--and dry at that. But by the end the story line is driving pretty well. Some of the big reveals feel really rushed, but--being generous--that might be intentional, with the author wanting to convey what a barrage of newness might feel like to the characters experiencing it. Or, it might be just a pacing problem; you decide.

Not stunning, but worth a listen.

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Great space adventure

Suspense and action... great. There are unknowns, eventually revealed, that add to the suspense and awe of space discoveries and the risk thereof.

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  • 04-27-22

It’s not sci-go

There is no sci-fi in this book. It’s a quite bad and extremely long and boring detective story. Narrator is very good. Story sucks