• The Tyr: Arrival

  • The Tyr Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (480 ratings)

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By: Richard Fox
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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Publisher's Summary

Can one family save a world?

Daniel Clay fought across the galaxy as a corporate soldier. He left the violence behind for a life of science, raising a family far from the bloodshed of the Corporation. With his wife, Sarah, and son, Michael, he studied the alien Tyr for years, hidden among their complex societies. Their mission should have ended with the arrival of a replacement team. Instead, the Clays’ corporate overlords choose a death sentence: an invasion fleet to conquer the Tyr. 

This first contact will destroy the Tyr, and only Daniel Clay and his family can help fight back against the drug-fueled conscripts and military might of the invaders. The Clays must help the Tyr from the shadows or be killed by the Tyr who fear them...or by the Corporation they’ve betrayed. 

But the Clays aren’t the only hidden power. 

If you like Avatar or V, you’ll love The Tyr Trilogy, a series that combines the wonder, excitement, and drama of top-notch sci-fi.

Brought to the audio realm by none other than award-winning voice artist R.C. Bray.

©2021 Richard Fox (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Not my favorite.

Hey I like R C Bray as a narrator but sometimes even the best can't fix a story. To me there was some action but it still felt slow and some of the natives actions just hard to accept. Sorry yall it just didn't pull me in.

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A Very interesting take on the several themes.

Corrupt Corporate greed?
check

Alien Invasions?
check

A twisting , multi sided plot, following different characters and seeing the story unfold from different points.
check

Humanity kicking alien Ass!?
uh... not in the way you think.

so take all these themes and flip them around.
WE are the bad guys. Humanity. Pushed by Corporate overlords seeking to pad the bottom line invading and colonizing world's with our super advanced technology, drugged up, psycho, super soldiers, and having absolute disregard for indigenous life all to sell the planet to some faction willing to pay absurb credits to have their own planet.

Enter the Tyr, a sentient avian humanoid race that is basicly at a 1990's tech level and now having to face us, the evil Humans, as their planet is targeted for the next big corporate pay day.

it's a very interesting listen and I highly recommend it for those of you looking for a new series to follow. I know I'll be getting the next book once it's out.

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Campy enough to root for the aliens!

Think of space invaders ruled by inter-galactic corporations and obsessed with bottom-line numbers and populating other planets by any means possible. With the moral compass of the martians of War of the World and just enough campiness to keep a listener grimacing one moment and chuckling the next, local bacteria nor country music will fell these invaders. For this time, the invaders are us!

A whole lot to like about this book with nary a thing to dislike; other than the delay until the next book in the series becomes available.

Author Richard Fox and narrator R.C. Bray combine to make this a hard-to-press-pause listening experience.

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Very solid, almost missed it.

Almost missed this one because apparently I have a bias against almost-human alien species. Being a huge fan of Star Trek you wouldn't think that would be the case, but it is. Was hooked by the corporate dystopia that this story heavily implies, luckily, and got hooked on a new series. I've listened to Expeditionary Force and to Omega Force series (multiple times, actually), and though I solidly believe (at the moment, having only listened to the first book in this series) that they are better than this - this comes close, and close to them is damn good.

RC Bray, yet again, deals his own heaping share of quality narration. I hope he doesn't get tired of this anytime soon.

my only criticism is a mild one about the story- a tiny bit more character building would help to distinguish between the different isolated storylines, but as I said; very mild criticism. All in all a great book, expertly written and performed-well worth your time.

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Non stop action

This book was one of the best audio books I’ve listened to. The book was quick to jump into the story without a long prelude and character development. Never boring. Always kept my attention.

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  • 09-12-21

Quality

Excellent military sci-fi with a secret waiting to be unleashed. Definitely worth a read.

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Avatar with a kinda twist.. kinda

Story was slow and at times hard to follow this just didn’t feel fully developed. I like lots of Richard fox’s books but don’t see my self investing further in this series

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Need more!

Couldn't get enough. I loved how the characters develop and interact. I am rooting for the Tyr every step of the way!

I also can't get enough of RC Bray! He brings a lot of life into the characters.

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A good entertaining read after a so/so start

This is a bit of a hard one to review for me. Overall it’s a good read but there are parts of the book that either rubbed me the wrong way or just missed the mark. The characters are good and the development is on par with many other novels and series of the same caliber. The story line is really pretty good but also in the realm of similars that have been played out time and time again. What really saves it from being just another invasion of an alien planet story is the characters themselves and the dynamics in which they interact with each other. They draw you in and you do feel for them or very much root against them. “The Corporation” and the characters within are very much hard to read about and should absolutely disgust anyone with a conscience. Over all it was good, not great, but good. The first book ends without any real resolve and I am hopeful that as the story progresses throughout the next two books it continues to improve and grow into a great series.

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Nothing to like.

The story never hooked me. I never felt any connection with the characters. The story jumped around a fair amount and I found myself relistening to several pieces. I always felt like I was missing something. I struggled through this book and I am not going to even try the next one.

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  • Chris Jenkins
  • 08-09-21

Enjoyable start to the series.

There's nothing really new to the story but it's well written and there's just about enough of a uniqueness to keep me interested. The story pacing led me to become invested in some of the characters quite early on which rarely happens for me in this genre.

Narration was as expected top notch, looking forward to the one.

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  • CJSILV
  • 10-21-21

Great book

Great book can’t wait to listen to the next one I highly recommended listen to this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • John
  • 10-11-21

Great first instalment

Great story and looking forward to the next instalment.
RC Bray does his usual great job of narration

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  • Kayla
  • 09-05-21

Unique & Engaging

This book has very unique world building and the writing is from several points of views of different characters that each have an important role in the unfolding storyline. The plot is quite elaborate and complex, but very engaging and the writing style draws you in. The story is kind of like 'Avatar' but in this case it's a superstitious cast society on a 1960th tech level being confronted with a super high tech planet encompassing corporate Empire. The narration was awesome too. I can't wait for the rest of the series as it is a cliff hanger.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-24-21

awesome book!

awesome book . loved the quote about stocking up on toilet paper. can't wait to read the he next in the series.