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Supercarrier

The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
Written by: Scott Bartlett
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

Dominance has come at a cost. Over the decades, old allies have grown resentful, and when dark tech itself fails, Captain Keyes's predictions start coming true: those old allies are now enemies.

But Keyes is not the only one proven right. As the galaxy plunges into war, the Ixan Prophecies are being fulfilled, one by one. Humanity's oldest enemy is on the rise, with weaponry never seen before.

The fate of the galaxy now depends on Captain Keyes, his tired ship, and his oddball crew. It doesn't pay to be right.

©2016 Scott Bartlett (P)2017 Scott Bartlett

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  • Sailfish
  • 2017-06-11

Excellent multi-faceted character creations

A somewhat flippant, recently demoted 1st lieutenant who is the son of an infamous traitor father. A quirky captain of the lone human massive starship that doesn't use dark tech for worm hole travel. A no-nonsense marine sergeant who becomes delusional after experiencing her own death through an invasive mind control simulation. A bipedal fighter-jock bird species called Wingers along with an almost prescient fish-like species called ... wait for it ... Fin. These and other make for a highly entertaining cast as they attempt to save the galaxy from the end times predicted in the Ixan Prophecies.

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  • Patrick Saumure
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 2019-06-21

Grabbed me from the start

Quickly after starting the story I just knew this was going to be a great series of books.

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  • kenny
  • 2017-06-10

A little too political

I love sci Fi because it's an escape from the daunting politics of today. This book has way too many political undertones and obvious references from our current wars to racism and more. A good story line, but the constant back and forth on current affairs is a little too much for me. I hope the second book is not like this.

Mark Boyett as always was magnificent especially with the winger voices.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-06-18

Was completely lost and didn't care.

Normally I have no issues with any book's. But found this one hard to follow. Even restarted halfway through, thinking it was me. It wasn't. I was still lost and didn't care about anyone in the book.

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  • Sapper3273
  • 2017-07-16

I didn't get the hook...

The synopsis read like it would be great but somehow I didn't catch on or get hooked. I fell asleep listening to this book 4 different times & cannot remember the main characters name even to this day...
Maybe you'll like it but for me it was "meh."

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  • ARTHUR B.
  • 2017-06-09

not good

trying too hard no real flow to story had to re listen to several because story line was all over the place good not hold my mind

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  • Richard Prendergast
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2019-07-08

Good book

Over all this is a good book. Some stuff in the story is very unbelievable but helps the story. The performance is good and for the most part the storyline is a good one. I will listen to the rest of the series.

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  • Mike
  • 2019-06-03

Nothing Really New, But Still Fun

Unfortunately, much of science fiction today merely reuses many of the plots and tropes that have been around and used by SF writers for the past century. Still, even with such familiar (and often predictable) plots and characters, this book remains entertaining enough to hear (or read) and enjoy. Predictability and familiarity can sometimes be appealing; just look at the time and money being spent on remaking popular hits like "Magnum, PI," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Equalizer," "Dune," "Wonder Woman," "Spiderman," etc. Even my childhood favorite comic book characte0rs have found new life on the big and small screen (it's even the second or third incarnation for some of them). Sometimes I want a book to challenge me with new ideas and make me think, but other times I'm just looking for some fun. "The Ixan Prophecies" are good fun.

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  • Draeb
  • 2019-05-19

excellent story line

Great writing made better with equally great narration. two out of two thumbs up 👍👍

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  • Chris
  • 2019-03-19

Very enjoyable military sci fi

Really enjoyed the book. Lots of action and the narrator is exceptional. He really brings the characters to life.

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