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Exodus by Drew Avera


by Drew Avera

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Dead Planet Book 1 Exodus by Drew Avera

Set way into the future people are living on Mars and are ruled by "The Syndicate". But when the people are becoming burdensome, the Syndicate comes up with a plan, one that will leave the people of Mars to just die.

Serus Blackwell is a police officer working for the Agency. He has no life other than his devotion to his job. When he finds out his sister Kara is on the "hit list" and is going to be killed he decides to protect his sister and worry later about the consequences. Not only is he concerned about Kara, he has the problem of the Syndictae and their plan for the citizens of Mars.

A well written story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked Serus, and could understand how he felt. The plot was original and intense at times, I also liked that very much. I highly recommend Dead Planet Book 1 Exodus to those who love edge of your seat Sci-fi. ( )
  SheriAWilkinson | Mar 11, 2016 |
ABR's full Exodus audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

It is far in the future and mankind has left the dying Earth to live on a terraformed Mars. Cruel syndicates (mobs) run commerce and government with an iron fist, murdering anyone who threatens their control. The main character is a hit-man who learns from his scientist sister that Mars is dying due to lack of maintenance of its nuclear power plants.

And that’s about it. This is a simplistic story of a one-dimensional character who kills his way through society to save his blubbering sister. She is being threatened by the mob who is letting Mars die so they can return to an empty Earth to build a bigger empire. If you are wondering why ruthless, megalomaniacal mobsters would destroy an entire developed, industrialized world to rebuild on one they previously abandoned, keep wondering; because you will not find the answer in this book. If you are wondering how a former hit-man can be threatened, tortured and captured multiple times, but always escape because his enemies neglect to take away his weapon, keep wondering.

Exodus reads like an outline of a story, without detail or texture. The buildings are “tall,” and night is “dark,” people get information from “media devices.” Of course this technique can give a sense of strangeness to a story, unworldliness, unfortunately in this case, the listener is simply given no soil for his imagination to grow. Mars and its inhabitants sound like a wire drawing done on a CAD program.

Al Kessel narrates Exodus and does a generally competent job. He seems to be trying hard to put excitement into the words that aren’t carrying it.

This reviewer knows the effort that goes into writing a book and respects that. Unfortunately, all that effort results in a book that is extremely difficult to listen to. If you are a fan of futuristic Sci-Fi mobster stories, you might give it a test run, but others should look elsewhere.

Audiobook provided for review by the narrator. ( )
  audiobibliophile | Apr 30, 2015 |
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