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Author:  kage_ar [ Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:27 am ]
Post subject:  I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Voyage to Alpha Centauri: A Novel by Michael D. O'Brien

Had the sample on my Kindle, I began it last night. It was a night when I was hurting and restless, usually on those nights I'm too distracted to read, but I began that sample and I was hooked! While it is a long sample, still, I did what I never do and bought it (I feel a bit guilty spending $18 on a book, it is by far the most I have ever spent on a Kindle book). Actually longing for this day to be over at work so I can get home and back to reading it!

Author:  Person [ Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

That sounds like my kind of book, but I can't handle spending that much for an ebook. I'd rather pay a few bucks more and get the hardback. Let me know if the ending lives up to the beginning.

Author:  lbt [ Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:59 am ]
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This novel has 588 pages so you can expect to spend more time in reading.

The author, a Canadian, also wrote six other novels.

Author:  kage_ar [ Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Yep, I've read other books of his, in fact - SV loaned me 4 of them that I REALLY need to mail back :) Those, the series about the Last Days, I greatly enjoyed. The other one - never got past the Kindle Sample.

Author:  kage_ar [ Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Yep, I've read other books of his, in fact - SV loaned me 4 of them that I REALLY need to mail back :) Those, the series about the Last Days, I greatly enjoyed. The other one - never got past the Kindle Sample.

Author:  Obi-Wan Kenobi [ Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

You can say that again.

Author:  kage_ar [ Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

that again

Author:  kage_ar [ Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

Had been sidetracked by somethings - picked it back up last night. Like an 8 year old with a flashlight under the covers, I stayed up WAY too late reading.

Sorta wish someone here was reading this book. I have the curse of the homeschooler, when I read a good book I want to discuss it with other people.

Author:  Peregrinator [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:55 pm ]
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Well I just sent myself a sample, and if I like it I will get it. You're right that it is a bit much for an ebook. I think the most I've spent in the past is $15 and that was for a prerelease (Baen releases not-fully-edited versions for those who just can't wait).

Author:  kage_ar [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I was HOOKED! Voyage to Alpha Centauri

So far, I am not disappointed (around 63%). Some of it got me a little bit spooked last night, reading in the dark, had to turn on the light!

Author:  Peregrinator [ Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:52 pm ]
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OK, we're not off to an auspicious start. Protagonist suffers under environmentalist regime ... boo hoo. Gigantic spaceship constructed on earth instead of in orbit ... wth?

Author:  kage_ar [ Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:33 am ]
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Heck, I do not even remember anything about how the big ship was built. The big ship stays in orbit around then new planet and uses shuttles to go back and forth - I know that near the end they talk about the need for shuttles to take them back to earth from the big ship. When DH wakes up I have to go get my Kindle and re-read the beginning...

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