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The Heart of Matter

Odyssey One, Book 2
Written by: Evan Currie
Narrated by: David de Vries
Series: Odyssey One, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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After an epic maiden voyage that introduced Earth to a larger universe - and a cosmos full of terrifying new enemies - Captain Eric Weston and the crew of the NAC spacecraft Odyssey have spent months cooling their heels under their admiral’s watchful eye. But when Earth’s newest ally, the Priminae, strike a defense deal with the North American Confederacy, the Odyssey finally receives her orders: return to Ranquil, the Priminae’s war-ravaged homeworld, and lend badly needed support against the invading Drasin. 

Weston and his crew are hungry for action, yet once back on Ranquil, they realize not all is as it seems. Yes, the Drasin are a formidable foe, but Weston suspects a powerful unseen force is waging the war that could alter forever the face of the universe. Determined to unmask the mysterious puppet masters, Weston and his motley crew defy NAC protocol and venture into deep space...where they will discover an enemy unlike any they have ever faced. The long-awaited follow-up to the spectacular Into the Black: Odyssey One combines old-school space opera with modern storytelling to create an exhilarating new sci-fi adventure.

©2019 by Evan Currie. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, all rights reserved.

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  • MCW68
  • 2020-03-20

Odessey mission continues NAC support for Priminae

The North American Confederacy Odessey returns to deep space with a mission to assist the Priminae, a human race many galaxies from earth, in their battle to save their worlds from the Drasin. The Odessey delivers an ambassador and Marine trainers from the NAC to the Priminae home world, Ranquil, to establish formal relationships, and help the Priminae prepare their own forces for future battles with the Drasin. The Odessey's other missions include learning more about the Priminae and the Drasin.

The book is filled with detailed sci-fi space and land battles, The Odessey's survival depends of the audacity and military genius of its captain, Eric Weston. Ground battles produce additional heroes among the Odessey's Marine contingent, as they battle an enemy that reproduces as fast as the Marines can kill them.

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  • Misty Taylor
  • 2019-11-02

Good

Enjoy main character Capt. Westin. Not really find of some of the "voices" narrator uses. Specifically Steph and bridge female. Bad southerny. Also, author repeats phrases way too much, and uses current/historic euphemisms which seem odd and out of place. Tech descriptions nice, especially the transition process.
Looking forward to the next one in the series!

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  • R. Burris
  • 2019-08-20

Great brain candy, military space opera!

Well written fun reads. Love Currie's books and the narration is excellent, Thank you Mr. de Vries!

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  • Jim
  • 2019-08-20

The heart of the matter

Once again a great read!! Going to read all of these books. Time well spent!!

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  • anthony
  • 2019-07-22

I completely agree with Karen Conover

and she writes a better review than I can

14+ hours of book, 13+ hours of space battle

If you take a nap during the battle there isn't much need to rewind, it all just goes on and on

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-22

Grand Odyssey

I really enjoy this title is a great plot with wonderful characters and Nonstop Action.