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Out of the Black: Odyssey One, Book 4 Audio Download – Unabridged

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  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 21 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 July 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KKRCNWG
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This is, in my opinion the weakest of this series, which is sad because you always hope for a strong finish.

Predictably, dodgy grammar and incorrect transposition of words remains a major problem, though not quite so bad as in 'The Heart of Matter', which remains the low point for editorial quality in this series.

As has been mentioned in other reviews, there is a whole chunk of 25-30% of this book that is entirely irrelevant to the main story, this is the section that the story starts with, set on earth during the alien invasion. It is far too long and seems solely designed to convince us that Eric Weston is not only the most brilliant ship captain since Drake and Nelson combined, but also the best ground commander ever. It is too long, repetitive and badly plotted.

Sadly, in a huge change in scope from the previous books which dealt in months and years, Out of the Black spends 90% of its time dealing with a single month and restricts itself almost exclusively to Earth and its solar system, in excruciating, repetitive detail. Hardly the deep space opera we have grown used to. The story flip flops repeatedly between who has the upper hand so many times that you just want it to be over. It feels as though Currie ran out of ideas and decided to drag out one chapter to fill an entire book.

Characters other than our glorious hero continue to make stupid decisions either to create plot points or it seems in an attempt to demonstrate how magnificent Weston is by comparison. Sadly it just breaks immersion and makes the story even more disjointed. This is most apparent when someone other than Weston is in charge and inexplicably forgets all about their most powerful weapon until it is almost too late.
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I really enjoyed this book , couldn't put it down , I think it would make an excellent series of films !
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I'm going to have to say that I was disappointed. I've been avidly following this series and it's fascinating premise of where dd we come from, who the hell are the Prims and what is going on and none of that has been addressed here at all.

The last volume - The book is ok by itself, it's not great, would be an alright $1 or free read but against the backdrop of the previous books and the questions they posed I can only assume that Evan Currie simply didn't know how to explain it all and so didn't bother trying.

Really disappointing as for a while there I thought we were on the verge of something magnificent.
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Brilliant and Griping read. Sadly I arrived at the last page, tantalising hints of more to come with promise of deeper mysteries yet to be told. Sigh, I guess I can go back to looking out the window until book 5!
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This is a bit more disappointing when compared to the other books in the series. It offers - despite teasing it the whole time - no answers to the most obvious questions readers would have after reading the series, and it seems like it was only partially completed to be utilised as a lead in to the new spin off series.

Ignoring that, however, the book was quite enjoyable nonetheless. There are some worth-while mentions as to unexpected changes in character and writing style, but I still found the book pleasant to read at least.
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A great finale to the fight to save Earth and other planets from a plague of alien fighter beings. Really great i enjoyed it a lot.
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Not a bad read, good escapism and an easy read when commuting to work and back. Will I read the rest of the series, probably yes.
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This is another fast pace novel with plenty of action,what sets this series out from other science fiction novels is the timing ,most books set the futuristic scene and you get what you expect but these books are set just as humanity starts reaching into the stars,and the twist is they immediately meet a powerful enemy, and we only have a mixture of old and new tech to fight them with. A great book following a great series. Highly recommended.
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