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A fleet of 40 worldships carrying the last remnants of humanity on a mission of survival trying to find a new home...but what if a new planet were found - would it bring happiness and hope - or start a war that would rip the fleet apart?

Coming from the poverty-stricken Elfor settlement on the Humility, Master Thief Yasmine Dufont just wants a way off the stinking ship and to put a whole lot of distance between her and gangster ex-boyfriend, Dimitri. But when a dream score of credits goes disastrously wrong, she’s left on the run with a hidden code that everyone seems to want to get their hands on.

Addict Detective Zhang Woo will do anything for his next fix. Distracted by his insatiable needs, broken by the murder of his last lover, he knows he’s on a downward spiral but has no idea how to stop it, and even if he could recover the stolen navigational code his boss wants so badly, should he?  

Breaking new stories has always been Kristi Carter’s passion - but there’s something not adding up about the report she’s currently covering. Digging deeper could have repercussions not just for her career but for her very life....

As the tensions rise between Elfors and the anti-Elfor movement headed by the sadistic Captain Pierre Jefferson, everyone knows the breaking point will be reached soon. Humanity may well have been saved from complete destruction - but what cost are they willing to pay to secure their future?

©2020 R. R. Haywood (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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So disappointing after a wonderful 1st book

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Worldship Humility. That story was fast-paced, complex, there was humour, the characters were loveable (or at least you could empathize with their story, their struggles). It's hard to believe the same author wrote Elfor Drop.

To start with, the tone of this book is very different. Gone is the light-hearted humour. The characters are behaving in ways that make them unlikeable. Yassie was a tough but kind and fair character. Now she is selfish, childish, and prone to drastic mood swings. Janie's attitude is left without depth or explanation - a kind and caring friend suddenly turns into an immature, self-pitying high school girl. The Osmosis character had such potential, and now he is reduced to a pathetic, immoral, cruel and selfish person in a way that your classic sci-fi nerd would never be - it's just completely inconsistent with how he started out in the first book.

Worst of all, the story is moving SO SLOWLY, due in large part to the numerous long, drawn-out sex scenes that seem to show up every hour. I get it, Chang is a sex addict. His internal struggles and self-loathing created a deep and complex character in the first book. Now, he's an excuse to turn this second book into a soft-porn romance novel. Knowing what position they started in, what position they tried next, how many orgasms each person had, whether they were on the floor or the bed...these details add nothing to the story. Instead, they are a distraction and rapidly become boring. Meanwhile, the story stagnates. There's nothing worse than an author using sex scenes badly, in a way that doesn't contribute to the story and thus comes across as gratuitous and desperate - as if the author knows there isn't enough story to fill the pages without putting all these extra scenes in. The scenes of violence are similarly too lengthy, too graphic, and that level of detail does nothing to advance the story.

I'm almost halfway through the book and already bored and disconnected from the characters. The last book was hard to put down, now I'm almost dreading picking this one up. I find myself fast-forwarding through scenes just to get to the damned point. How did a story that started out on such a note of excitement (the meaning of the code) with such possibilities end up so bloody boring and tedious? Poor writing, that's how.

The only good thing I can say about this book is the narrator does an excellent job, as he did in the first book, giving distinct voices to the characters. I'm going to finish the book (because I feel obligated to do so) and hope things pick up a bit. But so far I am deeply disappointed.

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Well worth the credit, and as we all know....

All credits are good credits, no questions asked.

This follow-up is everything i've been hoping it would be. Big fan of the first book, very pleased.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Flawed but interesting story

Very compeling story marred by the unnecessary and graphic sex scenes which add nothing to the plot.

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From interesting scifi to soft-core porn

Very disappointed. The first book was an interesting and a refreshing lighter take on the space opera style. I'm not quite sure what happened with the author but a soft-core sex scene every other chapter is quite annoying and cheap. The main story is still interesting and has potential, but the focus needs to come back on moving it forward.

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

It’s at the top of my list!!

When I listened to the first book I wasn’t expecting it to be one of the best books that I’ve heard so far on audible. And I have a very large library. Somehow, this book surpassed the first book!

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

Amazing Story - Sometimes a Little Overwrought

Story is awesome, characters are a little over the top sometimes but the banter is pretty hilarious. I really enjoy listening to this book!

I do have an issue with the structure though. I am almost positive that the editor for this audiobook got some sections mixed up.... either that or the author is going for some non-linear slaughterhouse 5 vibe, because every once in a while something will happen... and then like 15 minutes later after the story has progressed suddenly someone rushes in and exclaims about the thing that just happened.... 15 minutes ago. Like.... the timeline is a little confusing on when certain events happen and I swear some sections of the audiobook are mixed up.

It may just be me, mixing up characters, but I have noticed it a few times... and gone and rewound a bunch to try to make sure I’m not hearing things wrong.

That aside, it doesn’t actually take away from the story too much. I still love everything about this book... even if the Nazi comparisons are extremely overwrought and some characters cartoonishly exaggerated.... it kind of fits the style.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Fantastic

Amazing series so far. I'm deeply invested in the characters and was surprised by how the author drew me in. Excellent narration as well. Fantastic book two, can't wait to start book three.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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An intriguing story, just gets better and better

fantastic 2nd part to the code trilogy. loved every minute of it. The presentation of this book is first class. I can't wait for the third book.

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  • Ian
  • 2021-05-13

Was hoping for more science fiction.

Made it sound like from the previous book that they were going to land on a new planet. More of an excuse for a sex novel less science fiction.

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  • Janette Deyell
  • 2021-01-03

Spellbinding

I loved the first book in this series, but I enjoyed this one even more! The story continues exactly where the first book ended, but the adventure gets more and more exciting and convoluted.

Full disclosure - definitely for a mature audience - both in content & language.

I have no idea what the total character count is - but it is huge! Many of the characters from book one reappear, and there is a host of new ones introduced. Many times the story has us witnessing conversations between multiple people, and as a listener, you actually believe they are all separate individuals! It blows my mind that these unique voices, male and female, are all done by the same man!

RR Haywood's writing style is so engaging, but for me what makes this book outstanding is Colin Morgan's voice work. The book is a fabulous collaboration between a skilled author's imaginative storytelling, and a supremely talented narrator. Overall, a credit very well spent!

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  • Celia
  • 2021-02-12

GET AN EDITOR PLEASE

I loved the first book and generally love Haywood's writing. It seems like in this one he sat down and wrote for a year and just published it without any editing. It's WAY too long with many silly and continually repetitive scenes. Still the writing and the characters are great. Hoping he writes a third one and has a better editor.

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  • David
  • 2021-02-12

Good story, bad soft core erotica in space

I am not a prude, but the random, non story moving, detailed sex scenes got to be annoying rather than erotic. They felt like filler fluff thrown in, but overly so. I liked the first novel, but I felt like this one kept getting interrupted so we could hear drawn out sex scene details from a sex addicted character. Rather than seeming like a part of the story, it seemed like a side step from the development of the story or an unwanted distraction from the story. Instead of having the effect of showing the reader just how deep the character was lost in his addiction, it really just seemed gratuitous. It wasn’t obscene or vulgar, it just was actually boring and annoying in the story. I wish I could say it got better, but it seemed to get worse. I gave up a few hours in and returned the book.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • TK2.0
  • 2021-02-09

Love R. R. Haywood - but gave up on this one.

Read the first book and it was good enough to try the second (years later). Just drags. Great characters as always and dialouge etc because R. R. Haywood is great but just feels repetitive and longer than it needs to be in many ways. I have zero issue with adult theme stuff but worth mentioning...you wont be listening to this with the windows down in your car or near other people. Tons of sexual content (as R. R. Haywood often has, but more than usual).

Extracted by R. R. Haywood is one of my favorites, it is great.
A Town called discovery is pretty genius and the same style and great fin characters as Extracted with a brilliant story setup and development. Not perfect but such a bold idea and book style.

This series was decent, but this one less so.

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  • Abigail Suberman
  • 2021-05-10

How did this happen?

How did this book make it into the public sphere? It’s like it missed the editing process. Listening to this book makes me angry- the first was so good and this one is terrible. I keep fast forwarding during the author’s masturbatory digressions to see if we can get along with the plot... grrrrr

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Animated Puppets
  • 2021-05-02

The Good, The Bad, and Overall...

The Good: The story continues exactly where it left off in the first book. Narrator is great as always. More character development this time around.

The Bad: Geesh, where do I start? Firstly, as others have stated this book is in dire need of editing. Lots of repetition that comes across as something quickly slapped together and sent off to press. Before I tear into this book allow me to say that I absolutely loved the first one. Sure, it had its quirks too but it was fun. OK, onward and downward... I think R. R. Haywood forgot to track his timeline. This plays out as though weeks have gone by from the first book, but if you map it out, it has only been a few days. A week at the most. There are a lot of contradictions in the characters that conflict with what was said/done a day or so before. This is where I think Haywood lost tract of time, or perhaps he thought we wouldn't notice, or as stated earlier he just wanted to get the book out quickly.
I almost stopped listening at chapter 44. I actually had to take a day off and talk to a co-worker who also uses audible. Chapter 44 has a major non-sequitur moment which derailed the whole story. There are many plot devices that authors use to move stories forward, but this was a train taking a 90* turn. If Sam would have just turned off his wristband thing, or ignored it, or just remember 2 days before when Yasmine was holding his junk in the hotel room... there would not have been a derailment. Once again I think it is important to refer to the real timeline within the story. Book 1 ended 3 days before this moment. It is sad when you become invested in the characters and the writer decides to derail a story to create a moment. Oh, and the showdown with Dimitri was extremely anti-climatic.
The sex stuff didn't bother me. Somehow, all the key players end up at one of the 2 showdowns. No real reasoning about it as to how they knew Yasmine was going to be on that ship, and somehow she is and very convenient to the author, she just so happens to come out of a storage area behind a concert where everyone is readily available to rumble. Now onto Sam, he is very likeable and his hacking skills are a bit unreal this time around. Sure he can easily bypass high security system at a drop of a hat, and he can outsmart (out kung fu) another hacker, unless, of course, this one time he can't because the plot device wont allow it. It was painful to finish.

Overall: Once again, I loved the first book. I was eagerly awaiting this book and was surprise to see it available. I follow Haywood on Amazon and did not receive a notification about this new book. If you loved the first book as much as I do... I highly suggest that you do not listen to this. Make up your own ending from book one and just let this one go. But, if you absolutely need to torment yourself to see for yourself... then wait for this to be on sale for $5, or a 2 books for 1 credit deal. I promise you that you will not have to wait long. Sadly, for me... I am done with this series...

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Carmella
  • 2021-04-21

The first one was better

I gave up on this one after multiple attempts. I enjoyed the first one but this one needed an editor, for sure. It is way too long for not much happening, The characters are all spread too thin and just don't progress at all. The first book's optimism and humor (so needed to balance the cynicism and meanness) is faded and half-hearted in this one. The "mature" parts are ickier and, even worse, repetitive and boring.

I wanted to like this book but, after each listening attempt, I just felt annoyed and grumpy.

The narrator really elevates these books and the reason I kept trying.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tracy Gilbert
  • 2021-01-05

Bravo!

RR Haywood does it again! I loved this book, just like I have every other book I have read of his! Thank you for all your hard work during a pandemic to get this out to us everyone involved, but especially Mr Haywood! Colin Morgan, you are amazing! All the characters have their own voices! You’ve done a marvelous job!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jonathan Glazer
  • 2021-01-04

Best book of 2020!

The first book was great, but this book is exponentially that much greater. By far the best development of any of the 100 audible books I’ve listened to in 2020. Funny AF too! The character Sun might be my new favorite person. I truly hope there will be a 3rd! Highly recommend getting if you are on the fence about it. You can thank me later. Cheers.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Leslie
  • 2021-05-21

Impressive performance of a less than stellar story

The Worldship Humility was a much better story. This one just didn’t quite live up to it.
I like the world Heywood has built. but this book was just too frantic... too much jumping around... too many characters and too many fairly uninteresting sex scenes.
The performance was again excellent. I often forgot that all the voices were just one person.

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