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  • Targon Tales, Book 1
  • By: Chris Reher
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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The Catalyst

By: Chris Reher
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
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Summary

It's no easy tour of duty for Lt. Nova Whiteside when her interstellar transport is taken by pirates, and she is then tagged for termination. Could it have something to do with the mysterious alien they were transporting? Having gone from merely MIA to technically AWOL, any chance of escape leaves her no choice but to rely on Sethran Kada, a former lover, for help. Unfortunately, she realizes, they are now on opposite sides of an escalating war between the Commonwealth Union of Planets and an increasingly dangerous rebel organization.

In trying to find who is threatening her life, they discover a plot to destroy a distant planet - a world inhabited by creatures that are the key to Nova's survival - and a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the Union Commonwealth. Can Nova go beyond her strict military training to cooperate with people whom she is sworn to destroy?

©2012 Chris Reher (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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A teenage wet dream

terrible book with a very poor performance from narrator the authors target demographic was obviously young teen if this wasn't free I would be getting a refund save yourself the time and avoid this one

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There's a reason this is a freebie.

Narration is adequate, story is on the light side, and the plot is formulaic. Not worth a credit. The characters are so shallow and motivations just don't work. Not irritating enough to condemn utterly but there are better stories out there and it'll be better for all if you spend time looking for one rather than listening to this unless your really bored.

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