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Summary

For at least 10,000 years, something has been destroying alien civilisations across the galaxy. And now it’s coming for us.

In the 25th century, the two biggest corporations in history are racing outwards, far beyond the boundaries of human space, scattering settlements and habitats as they go. And they’re making a lot of money doing it. But an ARTOK company station has been destroyed and all its inhabitants slaughtered, and now the Anglo-Russian company has been drawn into interstellar war with its historic rival Nippon Deutsch. The greatest trading opportunity of all time is nearly within their grasp, and it offers unimaginable wealth and power to the winner. But as they chase the great prize, the companies discover an alien starship entombed in the ice of a remote mountaintop, and abandoned cities buried under ancient jungles. Star-travelling species are being blotted out.

Journalist David Chambers is terrified. He’s been working on a story about the fate of the hated cyborg soldiers. They disappeared from human history decades ago, but now they’re back, fighting in out-of-the-way wars across the minor planets. What is the mysterious operation thousand eyes? He’s told the security police everything he knows, and they don’t seem to care. But he realizes that if he tells anyone else, he’ll be killed.

Plenty of other journalists have died recently. If he can keep out of the reach of the police, avoid being killed in any of the several wars which surround him, escape the corporate hitmen, and manage not to outrage the holy mercenaries of a resurgent ancient religion, then all Chambers has to worry about is a pack of monstrous carnivores. And his beer cellar is trying to murder him.

Thousand Eyes is the second volume of JCH Rigby’s epic series The Deep Wide Black.

©2018 Castrum Press (P)2019 Castrum Press

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Thousand Eyes

I found that I enjoyed this one more then the first book however, I would recommend reading book one first. You get a better understanding of what is going on.
This is told from multiple pov with plenty of action and twists and turns.

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Bring on the TV series!

JCH Rigby creates such an intriguing universe in this series, and the visits Chambers pays to other planets are so well told. I really enjoyed the first in the series, with the multi character perspectives. That wasn't as much at the forefront of this one, instead centring focus upon David Chambers' experience, though the other characters do still play vital roles. With the way in which this one finished I am eagerly anticipating the next book.

As with the previous book the narration was compelling and brought life to the characters and the worlds they visit.

I can really see the story playing well as a TV series as there is so much going on and the visual spectacle of it could be amazing!

I received a copy free in agreement of an honest review.

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  • lisamcintire
  • 16-02-20

A great book!

JCH Rigby does it again. This is a great continuation of the events set up in the first book. This book picks up where the first left off and carries the story Forward. Although other listeners are less than pleased with the narration, I believe Thomas Bestwick really brings the story to life and is well suited to this series. This book is more centered on Chambers as he visits other planets and draws closer to the truth. Many twists and turns drew the book to an end and now I wait in anticipation of the next. If you are looking for a new great series, you can't go wrong here.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • J&M Demildt
  • 25-09-19

Story really picks up here

If you read the first book, this is where the story really picks up. Without spoiling the book, the author puts in motion much of the background you learned about in the first book. You will visit new worlds and have some unexpected twists and turns.

The narration is a little better in this book than the first, but I would still recommend speeding it up a bit, at least for American listeners.

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  • Luke
  • 09-09-19

Thousand Eyes

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

I would suggest listening to the book on a faster speed. The narrator is slow, and I can easily listen to this on 2.5x, which made it better. The book itself is similar in essence to book 1, so if you liked that one pick this one up. Definitely listen to the first one first, though.

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  • Bryan Hayden
  • 07-09-19

Appreciated the story, not the narration.

Thousand Eyes is the second book in The Deep Wide Black series. I like the world the books are set in, and the story was just as enjoyable as the first book, Cyborg. Just as in Cyborg though, the narration was not my cup of team. Bestwick has a great voice, well suited to narration, but his style is rather slow and drawn out. If he were to be more animated, it would liven up the story and I think he could be quite good. I was given this book as a free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.