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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Stargate Meets Stephen King
💛 This hits all the sci-fi sweet spots: Solid premise, proper stakes, constantly building action and actual intrigue. However it’s the characters that push this from four to five stars.
💚 If you liked the tongue-in-cheek banter, sharp dialogue and camaraderie of Stargate or Buffy, you’ll find a home in Ernest Cline’s Threshold Universe. It’s not easy to create in-jokes in a single novel, but he does it. The characters are believable and likeable and there’s that sense of a geeky supergroup.
💜 I can’t say any more without spoilers. Suffice to say, highly recommend this one.
❤️️ PS. This is technically the second in a series called the Threshold Universe, but totally works as a standalone read.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 Note: This isn’t an easy, on-in-the-background listen. Yes, that’s right, you need to pay attention. There are lots of characters, plot points and subtle events throughout. I’ll admit, I had to relisten to parts occasionally.
🎧 It’s absolutely zero surprise that Ray Porter is a fave when it comes to sci-fi narration. He has this deep, sonorous smoothness and sense of authority, but can also do quirky and funny.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS
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Step into the fold. It's perfectly safe.
The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.
Far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to "fold" dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step. The invention promises to make mankind's dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe. Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn't quite what it seems - and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.
As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there's only one answer that makes sense. And if he's right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys... everything. A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you'll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely pause-register science fiction thriller. Step inside its audio and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans.
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