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Fear the Sky

The Fear Saga, Book 1
Auteur(s): Stephen Moss
Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
Durée: 20 h et 17 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (126 évaluations)

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Description

"Real science in Science Fiction. This is a must read for fans of SF." >(John S. Gertsch, Amazon Reviewer)

Perfect for fans of Peter F. Hamilton, Iain M. Banks, and Orson Scott Card, Fear the Sky is a hard-hitting sci-fi thriller that will have you looking at the stars in a different way.

In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out. Their technology is vastly superior to ours, and they know they cannot possibly lose the coming conflict. But they, like us, have found no answer to the destructive force of the atom, and they have no intention of facing the onslaught of our primitive nuclear arsenal or the devastation it would wreak on the planet they crave. So they have flung out an advance party in front of them, hidden within one of the countless asteroids randomly roaming the void. They do not want us, they want our planet. Their Agents are arriving.

©2014 Stephen Moss (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Au global

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  • Au global
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very enjoyable

As always RC Bray is amazing, and makes the story come to life. the plot is amazing and the characters are vivid.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Good Story, took a little while to get interesting

Not a bad start to what seems to be an interesting series, it started out slow for me but got interesting enough for me to write this review and buy the next book in the series. Im going to be lazy here and not state any other reasons why I like this book except for the reason I have stated, give it a go, im sure you will like it.

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

tough to finish. glad I did tho

the story was real slow to start. Ramps well in the middle and finishes pretty well.

narrator had a voice that makes it easy to fall asleep.. so I had to keep rewinding.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Good Sci-Fi

The story takes you in the near future. Makes you think about where we will be in a not so distant future!

Recommend the serie!

#Audible1

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

great first contact story

picked up the book simply because of the narrator, ended up loving the story! Though at times it seemed like a slow burn and the characters where at times lackluster the story itself was very good and I did find myself wanting more by the end of it all.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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just absolutely fantastic

This isnthe most exciting syfy book I have ever gone through. The narrator is best and makes big difference in audiobook.

  • Au global
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Enticing

Holy jesus christ it's goooood. You like sci-fi? you like shadowy plots that hold the planet's fate in the balance? This story is just that. Along with a stellar performance of multiple accents and languages (great french performance) the harrowing tale of the undercover operation to save the world is amazing.

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars

Okay but not great

The narration is great as usual for R.C. Bray, but the story itself is predictable and a little cliched. The characters are flat with little development, and the stories pacing is uneven.
I wouldn't purchase the next book, there are better.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Full Trilogy Review, Book 1 of 3

R.C. Bray lifts this book and carries it. Mr. Moss tries really hard to write something, but he has this problem of listing character traits rather than writing and developing those traits. It's a slow first few hours, but once things start to move, the storytelling gets better. There is also quite a LOT of parts that hold no sway in character development or story development, but they're still there to slow down the story. Overall, R.C. Bray could read me the dictionary and this book is alright.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Now THAT'S a good sci-fi yarn!

Stellar story. Great characters, storyline was awesome. Can't wait for book 2! My Audible subscription has paid off!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Poncin A.
  • 2015-10-31

OK, c'est divertissant...

...dommage que les suites ne soient pas dispo en audiobook, car le livre se termine en plein milieu de l'action. Globalement, j'ai trouvé le livre divertissant, sans plus.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Brian Perry
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2015-07-21

Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

Every now and then I like to peruse a narrator's work to see if they might have narrated something else I'd be interested in, and on a whim I grabbed Fear the Sky expecting a middling sci-fi story, I'll be honest the cover art looked like a C level self publish job. But RC Bray did a great job with the martian so why not.

And then the book grabbed me and pulled me through the 20 odd hours till I was wondering why the heck the other two book werent on audible yet because I wanted more.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ByEqualMeasure - julie
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • 2015-09-14

Audible Where Are The Rest?!

I really enjoyed Fear The Sky. The plot is original and character development is so good as we watch a young man turn into a hero through hard work and force of will. I was invested in the series immediately. I knew the author had completed at least three books in the Fear Series so I felt comfortable with my investment. (waiting for a good series to publish the next one is something I try to avoid!)
Yet now as I go to get the other two bestselling books in Mr. Moss's series I discover they are not available through Audible!? Each book is a best-seller on it's own and several years old. The narrator is putting our new works. The thing is it is not just one series. I myself have the same issue with three GREAT series Audible starts then dropped.
I am very eager to continue : Trevor H. Cooley's, Bowl of Souls series is completed through book 8 yet only 3 are available on Audible, each VERY successful and Author Sara King has a popular bestselling series thar Audible only taped one of.
Still, this book deserves 5 stars and is worth the cost.
Beware when you're looking for a good series, just because this series has been completed and the narrator is working do not assume Audible has picked up

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kurt Schwoppe
  • Alexandria, VA United States
  • 2016-01-17

Highly Enjoyable

Would you listen to Fear the Sky again? Why?

As one who prefers my science fiction to be within the realm of possibility with minimum hokiness, Fear the Sky delivers on both accounts. This modern day War of the Worlds is how an Earth invasion may actually take place in today's modern internet age. Along with the cool technology, there is no shortage on character development, which combines through R.C. Bray's narration into an enjoyable read. Definitely worth the investment in money and time, and I am so waiting on the next installment in Audible.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • SDStudent
  • 2016-02-23

amazing

paid for the whole seat, only used the edge. R.C. Bray is a fantastic narrator.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Luis Tienda
  • 2015-10-09

Wow! Had me at edge of my seat.

Narration: Amazing performance. Captured each of the characters.

Story: Could have been cheesy. The author managed to keep it contained. I enjoyed every bit of it.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Shaun Lake
  • 2015-07-19

Did not want to stop listening

What did you like best about this story?

The amount of research that Stephen Moss must have done in regards to the technical detail is amazing - it made the whole story more compelling because it sounds so believable and scientific. But there are things that still need to be resolved and I really hope that the next book is on audible soon - I was very disappointed when I saw that it was not available on audible (crossing fingers) yet.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I heard R.C. Bray first in The Martian and was how I found Fear the Sky. This book really shows off his talents in creating different voices for the characters, something that was not required as much for The Martian.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I normally listen to podcasts during my commute and gym sessions but took up listening to Fear the Sky because I did not want to stop listening to it.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jason A. Youngblood
  • 2015-07-14

Awesome new series!!

Incredible story and excellent narration! I can't wait to listen to book two! Hopefully it will come out soon.

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  • start54
  • 2015-07-22

Epic story and Epic Performance

I really can't say more about this book. It is entertaining beyond belief and had me up to 3am a couple of nights back to back...

RC Bray is single handedly converting me into a SciFi nut...he brings books like this one to life and makes the content so compelling.

Don't think twice, download this book.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Teresa
  • Lakebay, WA, United States
  • 2015-03-10

I Loved This Book

Ok, so I started reading this book because of RC Bray. But once I got into it, I couldn't stop listening to it. The sci-fi was great, very interesting spin on some of the technology. Also the story line was interesting. Great character development. Not all of the bad guys are really bad. Lots of detail in the story, really well fleshed out. Cannot wait for the second book in the series.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Russell
  • Keswick, ON, Canada
  • 2015-06-02

Survival of this onslaught is hanging by a thread

These aliens certainly have a well thought out invasion plan. Their main concern is making sure this beautiful planet of ours is not spoiled by nukes before or at the time of their main fleet arrival in ten years time. Eight robotic super agents who appear to be human with a plan to infiltrate the nuclear powers and four weaponized satellites with massive coverage of all our communications and the ability to monitor all visible activities (they could tell you how many fingers you were holding up if you are outside) paint a very grim picture.

It was so oppressive, I almost gave up when a couple of my heroes were ruthlessly dispatched courtesy of a satellite. But Stephen Moss has a plausible push back strategy against overwhelming odds. The story actually got so intense and entertaining I broke my rule of always doing something while listening. At that moment, if you had walked by me in the kitchen, you would have seen someone sitting at the table with earphones on, eyes glazed and their mouth half open.

I will let you discover what the "thread" is that gives us a chance to survive the first onslaught. Be warned this is a great story and if you take it on, be prepared to be compelled to purchase the second book in the series "Fear The Survivors" which is scheduled to be released July 14 2015.

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