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  • The Interscission Project, Book 1
  • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Zenith

By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
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Summary

What if you could change history?
What if someone else already had?

Grounded after a rescue attempt in Earth orbit goes bad, Commander Martin Atkins of the Confederation Navy is approached by the Interscission Project, a consortium of civilian corporations on the verge of perfecting the technology to travel to another star. Despite his misgivings, the chance to get back in the pilot's seat is too much to pass up, and he convinces his best friend and crewmate, Charles Davenport, to leave the military temporarily and join him as part of the crew of the Zenith, humanity's first starship. 

Edward Harlen is a brilliant young engineer, and a key player in the construction of the Zenith to take advantage of the untested technology of foldspace drive. But Edward has his own agenda in joining the project, and a bitterly personal score to settle with his boss, Trevor Sutton, a vendetta of which Trevor is entirely ignorant. But when Edward's sister Stella enters the picture and manages to secure a position on the project, all of Edward's careful plotting is upset, and she might spell the downfall not only of his plans for revenge, but of the entire Zenith mission. 

The spark of attraction between Edward and Martin is a complication that Edward can't afford, but of which he can't let go. For Edward knows the secret at the heart of the Interscission Project, the hidden potential of the technology that in the wrong hands could become the ultimate assassin's weapon: the ability to rewrite history, not just once, but many times. As an unseen enemy moves to destroy them, and the body count multiplies in their wake, Martin and Edward must choose whether they will allow the possibility of love to challenge their destinies, or will they instead take up arms in a war to control the most ancient and terrible power in the universe: 

Time itself.

©2014 Arshad Ahsanuddin (P)2019 Arshad Ahsanuddin

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A wonderful world

A great start to and interesting world. I was going minuses one star from the story because it’s just the start and that annoys me but truthfully I liked the story. You can leave it were it ends but you know it keeps going so you’ll always know there more!!!!
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The narration is great and the the story files wonderfully. Great world building.

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  • Steve Worley
  • 27-12-20

Time Travel not worth my Time

One difficult choice authors have to make in telling stories like this one is how much descriptive detail to put into the characters. Too much specific physical description, as in the series I read right before this one, and they run the risk of limiting the characters to ‘types’ that the reader may not identify with or find attractive. To little description and it gets hard to remember who is who. I found myself having to go back and listen to previous chapters to keep the characters straight in my mind. Ultimately, I didn’t relate to any of the characters at all and didn’t really care what happened to any of them. The lack of character development here is crippling to the book.
The mechanics of the storyline were explained well with more than enough technobabble to follow the alleged science behind the possibilities. The obvious difficulties of time travel stories aside, this one wasn’t too difficult to follow though some information that comes late in the book simultaneously clarifies and complicates the story. I’m sure the next books in the series help to make sense of it, but since the second book of the five part series isn’t available here on Audible I guess I’ll never know.

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  • love55
  • 29-12-21

FANTASTIC!

Everything I want in a SciFi! Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended! Great action, fast moving plot, excellent characters, enjoyable story, and it was really well read by the reader!