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Publisher's Summary

It's the mid-21st century. The oceans are rising, the world's population is growing, terrorist organizations are running rampant, and it has become readily apparent that humanity's destructive nature is at the heart of the matter. When all faith in humanity seems lost, a startling proposal is announced: Solomon Chavez, the mysterious son of the world's first trillionaire, announces that he, backed by a consortium of governments and wealthy donors, will build an interstellar starship - one that will convey a select group of 6,000 individuals, all under the age of 50, with no living relatives, to a recently discovered planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system. His goal is lofty: to build a colony that will ensure the survival of the human race. However, Solomon Chavez has a secret that he doesn't dare share with the rest of the world.

With the launch date rapidly approaching, great odds must be overcome so that the starship Solomon's Arrow can fulfill what the human race has dreamed of for millennia: reaching for the stars. The goal is noble, but looming on the horizon are threats nobody could have imagined - ones that may spell the end of all human life and end the universe as we know it. Filled with action, suspense, and characters that will live on in the imagination, Solomon's Arrow will leave listeners breathless while at the same time questioning what humanity's true goals should be: reaching for the stars or exploring the limits of the human mind?

©2015 J. Dalton Jennings (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Couldn’t finish this one.

I’m glad this one was free. One of those included with your audible subscription this month. I was out of credits and gave it a shot. I got about three hours in before I had to shut it off I just couldn’t take anymore. First the author obviously didn’t do any research, military clichés, stereotypes that seem to have come out of the 1950s. Super shallow character with no development. I didn’t give a flip about any buddy in that book.

Let’s move on to the narration, completely over the top every character sounded like something out of an old school radio drama. Every bit of dialogue was delivered overly dramatic. And quite frankly all of the Male characters sound all the same and all of the female characters sounded the same. Just couldn’t take it I had to shut it off. Unfortunately this is a very rare time I ever say this, I will not finish this book and I would not recommend it to anyone.

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Ok start, weird middle, bad ending

If you enjoy religious fanatics, supernatural spiritual powers and the message that people should stay on earth and take care of the planet instead of traveling to the stars... buy this book.

If you like science fiction, don't.

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Far left sifi.

Its a confusing story. Where woman are the only ones who know how to fight. Caucasian men are either comical relief or Nazis. Christians are all terrorists and Jewish life style is ok as long as god is not involved.

I finished the story even though I found it illogical, offensive, and at the end the author seemed loose their desire to finish. So why not make a character into a god.... Love is all...

Sadly this auther is very capable but their political beliefs and hate for religion taint the story. With a loss of interest at the end.... Sad.

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Good idea, but conclusion ruined by magic

The story was interesting with a long lead up and captivating twists and turns. The one glaring problem: Bram. There was no need to insert a magical unexplained demi-god human into this story. It felt like a plot device to wrap up the story without creating a consistent resolution or having to think very hard. The vague references to an omnipotent God in the void also felt like an afterthought to help wrap up the climax. Unlike some reviewers, I didn't mind the luddite anti-capitalist conclusion or the increasing religiosity of the characters throughout the story. I gave Solomon's Arrow 4 stars because it only suffered from the same problem as stories like 2001 A Space Odyssey and Interstellar: conclusions ruined by magic and discarding of everything that differentiates pure fantasy from scifi.

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The most leftist sci-fi I have ever read.

This is the worst case of political crap I have ever read. I am use to writers having different leanings, but this book is the first book I’ve read that I wish I could burn.

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Six shooter with 12 rounds

The wrighter made rules then the changed unlimeted power when needed This may sound strange I like my scifi more realistic.

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BORING

Oh theres a explosion and many die. Oh theres plot twist. And it all is narrated with unexited BORING mildly drunken woise

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Warning required

This story needs a warning about its sexual content. Disappointed bug the unnecessary graphic details.

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It’s a story.

Not great. Not horrible. Shallow and predictable with minimal character development and strange flow.
Way too long for the “tale” you get.

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Enjoyed it for sure.

Enjoyable journey once I figured out what kind of story it was. It's worth a listen.

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