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Seeing Stars

By: David Burke
Narrated by: Daniel Wisniewski,Rebecca Woods
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Sometimes, before you can rise up, you must descend first.

They have beaten the dungeon. Now they are launched out into a cold universe. The remnants of humanity need to find a new home. They will meet alien races. Some will be allies. Some will need to be killed.

Nothing worth doing is ever easy, but Jay has accepted his place and will take charge of their destiny.

©2021 David Burke (P)2021 Podium Audio

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A passable finale with far too much padding.

Let's get this out of the way first. The vocal performances in this audiobook are ong the best I have found on this platform. I have nothing but good things to say regarding the actors, their work and the editing crew that brought this project together.

The problem lies with the source material. I honestly feel like the story got away from the author and escalated beyond him. It is entirely unreasonable to expect a listener to sit through 6 hours, half the book's runtime, of padding before even arriving at the conflict depicted at the end of the last book. Very little in those 6 hours feels meaningful and it's a real struggle to sit through hours of ever more meaningless reading of bloated stats/abilities. For any older anime fans, that's like sitting through 21 episodes of filler content that has little or nothing to do with where the story left off last time.
Moving onto the latter half, it's just okay. It felt rushed, unfortunately, and could have used some of the time dedicated to the earlier fluff. I won't even get into the time paradox deus ex god-level insanity we're given toward the end. That can be someone else's headache. The Forlorn have felt less and less threatening with each book and it's no better here. They've become more of a plot device than an antagonistic force.

Go into this one with eyes open and lowered expectations. Mine were clearly too high and I was left disappointed. I hope your experience is better.

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amazing series

I loved this series of books. I have over a 1000 books in my audio library and this series is in my top 3 for sure. The story is exciting and fast paced through all 5 books with excellent progression and character development. The intimate scenes are very well done and best of all not your cookie cutter sex each are well written and exciting. The book has a lot of stats listed and normally I'm not a fan of it but it fits and doesn't take away from the book. Lastly the narrator pair are 2 of my favorites they blend well together and their voice ranges are amazing

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phenomenal

this is one of the greats, and I'll forever keep it and love it. So if you'll excuse me i now need to go listen to every book he's ever written.

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Awesome Series

This review is for the entire series. Love the series. Great story and fantastic performance. I fully recommend the series - worth the credits.

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Nice End

The thrilling conclusion to the series, beautifully narrated to a nice end. Some of the stats are a slog to listen to, but that cant be helped due to nature of the book. Give the series an listen.

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Oh my stars!!

Ends on a good note. I wanted more of a twist of the girls uprising. But galactic lion king isn't bad either

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When you get too much of a good thing

The Descend series begged the question from the very beginning, "can you really have too much of a good thing?".
The answer I have come to is yes. Yes you can have too much.
The first half of the book very much felt like filler. The last half of the book was literally godhood amongst the mortal races. This last installment takes existential crisis into a new slightly convoluted place for me. While I love a good OP development story, this one was literally too much too quickly. Everything seemed to happen way to fast while still being to slow. Like... this story takes place within the span of like 3 weeks, while being well over a several years. It was all jarring if anything.

Finally as depraved and glutinous as I seem to see myself as, 100+ women are just too much. I realize that now. Hell, more than 12 seem to be too much. I barely seemed to recall more than a dozen of the women on team J, and his fused harem only ever got larger. Very little seemed to go into really fleshing out a relationship between these women and Jay, not that that was even realistically feasible.

Do I like Desend as a whole? Yes
Am I satisfied with the conclusion? Maybe?
Will I read more writing from Burke? Oh hell yeah.

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Fun and complete series

This series is a fun and naughty romp through space and time with lots of action and adventure. It is always enjoyable to find a complete series that good to listen to and has a satisfying ending.

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good job

this is the fifth and final book of the series. First I got to say if you're reading this review to see whether or not you should buy in now that the series has concluded my recommendation is a firm yes it's worth your time. I think the narration team did a fantastic job. as this is the end of the series I'll give three answers that are just my personal opinion. The ending of this book was okay. this book and its entirety was pretty good. the overall series was freaking amazing. the take away is it's the journey and not where you end up.

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great listen

I absolutely love this series. such a great listen and the voice actors are amazing. highly recommend to everyone

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very much enjoyed this series never stoped listening since i started great story and characters very nice work