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  • Stellar Heritage, Book 1
  • By: Bob Mauldin
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Legacy

By: Bob Mauldin
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
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Summary

Witness the rise of man’s first galactic federation: The Terran Alliance.

When Simon and Katherine Hawke stumble upon an alien shuttle that has landed on earth, it’ll not only change the course of their lives, but of the entire world. Taking the shuttle into orbit, they discover a much larger ship left adrift with no one on board. Commandeering it, they confirm that we’re not alone in the universe and must prepare the human race for what is about to come.

Recruiting from all over the world, they begin to expand their fleet and build a federation to give humans a foothold in the galaxy. Thus, the Terran Alliance is formed, led by Simon, Kitty, Gayle, and their new comrades.

Everything is going according to planned as they construct more ships, but the governments of the world are vying for control of these technologies. To make matters worse, their second encounter with an alien species is not one of peace. After the attack, they are left with more questions than answers as they face resistance from, not only outer space, but their home planet as well.

©2019 Bob Mauldin (P)2020 Podium Audio

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It's not working for me

I'm on about chapter 7 and I'm struggling. The characters just aren't very good and the dialogue/characters thoughts are basically juvenile in their sophistication. The general plot interests me but it is frankly very poorly written. The characters seem wooden and there is nothing for Mark Boyett to work with. I'll give it another 5 chapters but I doubt I'll finish it.

update: no I can't finish it. Truly dreadful. The characters just don't have any "realness".

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Beautiful Idea, ruined by being nauseatingly woke.

The general idea behind this story ... a feel good pro-human story tale of boot-strapping space industrialisation is excellent (a la Bobiverse).

Mark Boyett as narrator is superb (as always).

The actual characters ... pass the barf bag: Hyper emotional, hyper virtuous, condescending, self righteous ... and worst of all ... 100% morally flawless. And the bad guys ... 100% predictable, and 100% bad, bad, bad.

Verdict: wasted opportunity.

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Very poor

Very childish writing, I don’t know anyone who would converse like this. Awful. Go take a listen to Craig Alanson, or anything read by RC Bray. How did this get past a proofreader

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skip it

Narrator is great as always, story is pretty poor.
Characters feel completely flat and unlikeable.

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Bloody good yarn.

The reviews put me off buying this book for ages. There bollocks honestly as this book is great. It won't any awards for best sci fi but will keep you gripped. Off to get book 2 now.

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Admin in space

Humans find a ship that requires 900 crew so a couple and a few friends then spend most of the book selecting and recruiting these people. It's like a documentary about Starfleets HR department; a lot of admin, very little action or interesting plot development.

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Excellent

Very enjoyable listen, writing and plot are solid. Mark is great as always. Please hurry with the next one.

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Awesome start to bring this book into

As a sci-fi lover this book really made me intrigued at its start and further throughout, from the cool aspect of regular 'ish' humans to acquire technology from another civilization and to enrich themselves with it. The characters are interesting and the story goes well alongside the audiobook narrator Mark Boyett having a nice voice to listen to for hours on end, definitely helps the drag of work haha.

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a very believable imagination.

a very believable story with the kind of outcomes I would expect to occur. thank you

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Most recommended

The story is very realistic. The story shows the true colors of our world though the lens of science fiction.

The story and narrative are amazing.

The ideals and technology livid and realistic.

The only thing that was somewhat weird was the translation beam. But thankfully it does not take many role in the story and it is not a story breaker.

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