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Nyxia

By: Scott Reintgen
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman, Sullivan Jones
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, read by Sullivan Jones with Dominic Hoffman.

Every life has a price in Scott Reintgen's pulse-pounding new sci-fi adventure, Nyxia, as a group of teens are taken to the far reaches of the universe and forced to decide what they're willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.

Emmett Atwater isn't just leaving Detroit; he's leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.

Forever.

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of 10 recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden - a planet that Babel has kept hidden - where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel's ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.

©2017 Scott Reintgen (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A high-octane thriller.... Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go." (Marie Lu, number one New York Times best-selling author of the Young Elites series)

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5 stars for Kaya.
5 Stars for Bilal
1.5 stars for the actual book.
So I really really really really really did not like majority of this book, the only reason why I carried on reading it was Kaya until you know around 60%
I loved Kaya she was so deep and honest, she drove this story so much and I loved her. The chapters she was in was the only reason I carried on reading.
I didn't really like Emmett he annoyed me at times and I just got really bored by him, I do have to say he was sassy af sometimes and I liked it. But he really annoyed me.
Bilal he was a babe. I love him.
Erm this story felt like it could have been set anywhere, to say it was set in space it really didn't feel like it. I think in the end it boils down to this story is not for me and I think Kaya deserved better.

12th May
Alright I've had some time to reflect on this book. It was not worthy as a 1 star. It wasn't a bad book. I was just being salty as hell 😂 So after some thought I'll up that rating to 3 stars. (Also I just bought the sequel. So there's that 😂😂)

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So close to 5 stars

I don't read all that much sci-fi. But if it was written like this? Damn right I would. It was so action packed, I was hooked once I finally got into this. I only dropped a star because it was kinda slow to get into at first.

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Fantastic!

I fell in love with this book immediately. I was so hooked I listened to the entire thing in 2 days. Reintgen has written characters who feel instantly relatable and realistic. The plot moves at a great pace and refuses slow down. I would whole heartedly recomend Nyxia to any sci-fi fan. Nyxia has fully earned it's place in my top 5 books of all time. The performance by Jones and Hoffman is flawless. With a run time of just over 10 hours it definitely left me wanting more. However, lucky for me, this is just the first in the trilogy! I can't wait the get a hold on the other 2 books in the series!

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Awesome!

What a Great story performed brilliantly by Sullivan Jones. If you enjoyed Ready Player One, Hunger Games and Maze Runner you will love this.

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Poor story

Emmet is average boy with average intelligence. He's nothing special and the story is not captivating, I thought it might be like Enders Game but Emmet is just a dumb boy and the story is boring.

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