Wednesday 5 August 2015

Audiobook Review: Omega Rising by Joshua Dalzelle.

    Omega Rising: Omega Force, Book 1 | [Joshua Dalzelle]
  • Written by: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:10-24-14
  • Publisher: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Source: Audiobook Jukebox
  • Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.

  • He suddenly finds himself trapped on a damaged alien spacecraft and plunged into a universe of interstellar crime lords and government conspiracies, along the way meeting strange new friends… and enemies. As he struggles to find his way back home he is inexorably drawn deeper into a world where one misstep could mean his death. Or worse. He desperately wants to get back to Earth, but it may be the end for him. 

  • … or is it just the beginning?
  • My Thoughts: 

  • This was such an entertaining and witty sci-fi read. Initially I wasn't sure if I'd read it or not because so many times a book like this can bog you down with the sci-finess of it, but not this. It's got just the right amount of sci-fi but with the added bonus of being quite witty and funny! I loved it. 

  • There isn't much else I can add, that isn't in the summary, that won't spoil things so I'll get down to my thoughts.

  • I didn't know what to think of Jason at the start, because he seemed so sullen, but I grew to really like his character. I loved the enthusiasm and awe he showed with every new discovery and with seeing the planets!! He was like a child and it made it more believable, because I know, I for one, would be in awe of seeing anything in outer space. 

  • I also loved Deets, even though he is kind of one of the bad guys. He was just so literal and weird that it was hard not to like him in some way. 

  • The plot is slow to start because Jason takes time to get to know the ship and Deets, but once it gets going, it really gets going and is pure sci-fi at it's best. The authors description of everything was so vivid that I had no problem picturing the places or aliens.

  • In all this was a fun and entertaining read. It was a little predictable at times but still highly entertaining. The characters and plot were well written and developed, we have mobster aliens too but the author gave enough levity to the story that it wasn't too heavy, and he has created a universe that I fell in love with, so roll all them into one book and you have a winner, for me anyway!! I can't wait to jump into the next one to see what happens. 

  • Paul Heitsch was absolutely perfect for this story. His range of vocals was impressive and I had no problem distinguishing each character. He had the right tone at the right time as well which made the whole listen so enjoyable. 

  • *I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*  

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