• Quantum Tangle

  • Targon Tales - Sethran, Book 1
  • By: Chris Reher
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (669 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dropping out of subspace into the wrong galactic sector, Sethran Kada wakes up with a headache and an extraordinary alien aboard his ship. She implores him to help stop the abductions of her people, a newly evolved species emerging from subspace. Their dangerous potential has caught the attention of rebel factions as well as the ruling Commonwealth. When contact with her kind turns pilots into casualties, the Governors fear an imminent invasion engineered by their rebel enemies.

Pursued by Air Command, Seth heads deep into rebel-controlled territory to recover the stolen entities and to keep this deadly weapon from falling into the wrong hands. Things get personal when his alien visitor begins to transform his mind and his life, turning the rescue mission into a fight for survival for all of them.

Quantum Tangle is part of Chris Reher's Targon Tales series but does not intersect the other stories. Sethran Kada previously appeared in The Catalyst and in Rebel Alliances.

©2014 Chris Reher (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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More Seth adventures with a very strange companion

What did you love best about Quantum Tangle?

Chris continues with her popular Sethran spin off of the Trans Targon series. This time Seth encounters a very unusual and intriguing character who imbues Seth with certain superhuman capabilities. As with all Chris Reher books this one stands alone with a satisfying ending leaving you want to read more but not compelled to. I really like that in a series. There is action, suspense and some very, VERY unique romantic encounters! You can use your imagination but you'll be wrong!All the characters are believable and multidimensional. You would recognize them should you meet them on the street...especially Kohe!The scenes are vividly described and the plot engrossing. This is another fun book from Chris Reher and shows her imagination and mastery of the genre.

What does Will Damron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I did read the book. Will Damron enhances the emotional content and the characters. He differentiates the voices and nuances well and consistently. He definitely does the female voices well, not an easy task for a male.

Any additional comments?

This is a solid, fun read/listen!

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Great Story

it was different but that made it a great story. not the same old same old that many sci-fi stories have been taking lately where it seems like you have read..or listened to the same exact thing about 5 times. Unique, original and still very good seems hard to find but this has it. I have hundreds of sci-fi books on audible due to my drive being 3 hours a day and this kept me entertained so I would recommend to anyone.

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Quantum Tangle

Loved this , great narration, fast paced adventure , I will listen to more by Chris Reher and Will Damron

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Interesting premise ruined by bad narration

I have been an audible member for years and have nearly 500 books in my library. The choice of narrator can often salvage a mediocre book. That's not the case here.

The narrator of this book adds an unnecessary pause to every single sentence in the entire book. My guess is, 10-15% of the book's length can be attributed to the extra pauses.

It feels like the narrator reads a sentence, puts the book down and looks at the audience to confirm they were listening and don't have any questions.

It sounds something like this:

"Hey George, would you like to play golf on Saturday?", asked Henry.
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"Maybe", replied Henry. (pause) (pause) (pause) "but isn't it supposed to rain?"
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George looked puzzled. (pause) (pause). And took out his smart phone to check the weather.
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After a while the stilted narration becomes incredibly distracting.
If you can ignore it the story is interesting.

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kudo's original 'balanced well read try this book

great listen very original story recommend if you like first contact type tales
narrator was a good strong reader with decent character flow a
great reader
author kept your attention with just enough plot shift and not too much drift from the main character line great balance

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good story kind of corny though

the romance part were funny basically he was playing with himself.. I think you could have just basically been action no romance.

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Thought it would be good

I wanted it to be good…..but no. Terrible charters, very marginal narrator, a plot kind like a plate of spaghetti.,,Let this one go.

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Empty story with good narration

I kept waiting for something really good or at least interesting to happen after the first (and really good) start.

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Utterly forgettable

I finished this 2 days ago, but I'm hard pressed to remember a single characters name. All I DO recall is is that the narrator's voice wasn't distinguishable from one to3o another character, and it DID help me get to sleep quickly.

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An intriguing premise and good story

This is definitely not your typical space Scifi-Fantasy book. The story is unique and once you figure whonos who and what is going on the story draws you in. Now o to book 2.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 11-10-18

I'm starting to think people don't trust me.

Sethran is a loner: spy, agent, assassin? Perhaps all three. His home is the little ship, Dutchman. And he's well connected - his boss is one of the ten Commonwealth leaders. Waking from a subspace jump he finds he is somewhere other than where he expected to be, every instrument on his ship flashing warnings. And a voice in his head telling him to sleep. No way he was going to do that, except he does, for the next five hours.
Everybody knows that there is nothing in subspace, except a voice in his head tells him he is wrong, a real voice, not his own, one of a non organic sentient species which had found him 'in between' when he went by. The creature rapidly learns languages and takes on a form visible to Sethran which only he can see, a disconcertingly beautiful woman who decides to call herself Koe, and she asks Sethran for held: others of her kind had been abducted, including the one who binds them all together, without whom their race would end. She's in his head - what else can Seth do but agree?
So begins a race around the galaxy which will uncover power plots, put Seth into frequent danger and the associated frequent fights, and a strange romance with that someone in his head.

The story is action filled after the initial section, the first contact with the entity. The world which they inhabit is only lightly drawn but the characters are interesting, from pirates to telepaths and, of course, those sub space brings themselves. Will Damron, the narrator, brings it all alive with multiple voices for the various protagonists whilst, in between, the text is read clearly, with good intonation and a warmly pleasant to hear voice. A nice performance.

Not having read any other of Chris Reher's books set in this universe, there were times this reader felt some confusion, but it was only slight. Overall, the storyline was g9od, the concept intriguing (if a little worrying) and the two main protagonists well drawn and empathetic. I will certainly be looking out for further books in this series - this particular volume is a stand alone but with an ending which encourages the reader to read on - and I can happily recommended it to any science fiction fan.

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  • Bob
  • 11-14-21

Just felt silly

Will Damron performed this book quite well.

The story just felt like a YA work and silly at that. A mysterious sub-space being attaches itself to a trader's ship and he doesn't really act surprised. But it takes the shape of a beautiful, blonde woman although it is unfamiliar with humans. Maybe it read his rather thick mind.

Cue space stereotypes and blaster exchanges. Yawn. Just like a nineteen eighties boys story. Oh and not great characters or dialogue

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  • Devyn Remme
  • 07-12-22

Not my cuppa

Fun concept and narration was good but clumsy and shallow at best. The story quickly grew into a wierd autoerotic nightmare of entierly predictable clichés. TBH I fell asleep at the ending. Maybe there is a conclusion that makes it worth the 9 hrs. But I am not compelled to find out.

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  • Richard bruce ashton
  • 04-29-22

Great story

Great story ,with a good pace action romance and a easy listen definitely adding to my favourite list

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  • Mr Eifion B Sanders
  • 03-15-22

Great story.

I really enjoyed this book, now for the next one, hope I emit as much.

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  • Richard P S
  • 01-15-22

Very enjoyable non post modern book

If you are sick of pompus dull modern sci-fi books with tepid asexual wimp men , woman that are bearly recognisable as women, read this book , the story is very interesting too , first contact , a well meaning non psychical alien inhabits the protagonist mind , she manifests to the human as woman , only he can see her , and slowly learns how to be human, the story is mainly about ramifications of this , since it empowers the protagonist, so is interesting to various factions , also there's multiple other alien races , a military faction , smugglers , politics intrigue, and a ruthless unpleasant person mind alien who takes over people and turns them into slaves , and is hunting the protagonist, it's an easy read , not fancy , but not dumbed down either , the narration is good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-21

Interesting story, mediocre narration

One of the most interesting stories I've listened to, but not written especially well. The more physical aspects of the relationship can get a little cringy at times. Especially considering it's all in the main character's head. The narration is monotone and pacing/tempo is off. It's distracting to figure out who is saying what, as all the male voices are the same. The female voice is almost a parody of a voice.