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"Real science in Science Fiction. This is a must read for fans of SF." >(John S. Gertsch, Amazon Reviewer)

Perfect for fans of Peter F. Hamilton, Iain M. Banks, and Orson Scott Card, Fear the Sky is a hard-hitting sci-fi thriller that will have you looking at the stars in a different way.

In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out. Their technology is vastly superior to ours, and they know they cannot possibly lose the coming conflict. But they, like us, have found no answer to the destructive force of the atom, and they have no intention of facing the onslaught of our primitive nuclear arsenal or the devastation it would wreak on the planet they crave. So they have flung out an advance party in front of them, hidden within one of the countless asteroids randomly roaming the void. They do not want us, they want our planet. Their Agents are arriving.

©2014 Stephen Moss (P)2015 Podium Publishing

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Global

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OK, c'est divertissant...

...dommage que les suites ne soient pas dispo en audiobook, car le livre se termine en plein milieu de l'action. Globalement, j'ai trouvé le livre divertissant, sans plus.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Brian Perry
  • 21/07/2015

Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

Every now and then I like to peruse a narrator's work to see if they might have narrated something else I'd be interested in, and on a whim I grabbed Fear the Sky expecting a middling sci-fi story, I'll be honest the cover art looked like a C level self publish job. But RC Bray did a great job with the martian so why not.

And then the book grabbed me and pulled me through the 20 odd hours till I was wondering why the heck the other two book werent on audible yet because I wanted more.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ByEqualMeasure
  • 14/09/2015

Audible Where Are The Rest?!

I really enjoyed Fear The Sky. The plot is original and character development is so good as we watch a young man turn into a hero through hard work and force of will. I was invested in the series immediately. I knew the author had completed at least three books in the Fear Series so I felt comfortable with my investment. (waiting for a good series to publish the next one is something I try to avoid!)
Yet now as I go to get the other two bestselling books in Mr. Moss's series I discover they are not available through Audible!? Each book is a best-seller on it's own and several years old. The narrator is putting our new works. The thing is it is not just one series. I myself have the same issue with three GREAT series Audible starts then dropped.
I am very eager to continue : Trevor H. Cooley's, Bowl of Souls series is completed through book 8 yet only 3 are available on Audible, each VERY successful and Author Sara King has a popular bestselling series thar Audible only taped one of.
Still, this book deserves 5 stars and is worth the cost.
Beware when you're looking for a good series, just because this series has been completed and the narrator is working do not assume Audible has picked up

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  • Global
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  • Kurt Schwoppe
  • 17/01/2016

Highly Enjoyable

Would you listen to Fear the Sky again? Why?

As one who prefers my science fiction to be within the realm of possibility with minimum hokiness, Fear the Sky delivers on both accounts. This modern day War of the Worlds is how an Earth invasion may actually take place in today's modern internet age. Along with the cool technology, there is no shortage on character development, which combines through R.C. Bray's narration into an enjoyable read. Definitely worth the investment in money and time, and I am so waiting on the next installment in Audible.

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  • Global
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  • Shaun Lake
  • 19/07/2015

Did not want to stop listening

What did you like best about this story?

The amount of research that Stephen Moss must have done in regards to the technical detail is amazing - it made the whole story more compelling because it sounds so believable and scientific. But there are things that still need to be resolved and I really hope that the next book is on audible soon - I was very disappointed when I saw that it was not available on audible (crossing fingers) yet.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I heard R.C. Bray first in The Martian and was how I found Fear the Sky. This book really shows off his talents in creating different voices for the characters, something that was not required as much for The Martian.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I normally listen to podcasts during my commute and gym sessions but took up listening to Fear the Sky because I did not want to stop listening to it.

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  • Global
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  • Jason A. Youngblood
  • 14/07/2015

Awesome new series!!

Incredible story and excellent narration! I can't wait to listen to book two! Hopefully it will come out soon.

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  • Global
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  • start54
  • 22/07/2015

Epic story and Epic Performance

I really can't say more about this book. It is entertaining beyond belief and had me up to 3am a couple of nights back to back...

RC Bray is single handedly converting me into a SciFi nut...he brings books like this one to life and makes the content so compelling.

Don't think twice, download this book.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Russell
  • 02/06/2015

Survival of this onslaught is hanging by a thread

These aliens certainly have a well thought out invasion plan. Their main concern is making sure this beautiful planet of ours is not spoiled by nukes before or at the time of their main fleet arrival in ten years time. Eight robotic super agents who appear to be human with a plan to infiltrate the nuclear powers and four weaponized satellites with massive coverage of all our communications and the ability to monitor all visible activities (they could tell you how many fingers you were holding up if you are outside) paint a very grim picture.

It was so oppressive, I almost gave up when a couple of my heroes were ruthlessly dispatched courtesy of a satellite. But Stephen Moss has a plausible push back strategy against overwhelming odds. The story actually got so intense and entertaining I broke my rule of always doing something while listening. At that moment, if you had walked by me in the kitchen, you would have seen someone sitting at the table with earphones on, eyes glazed and their mouth half open.

I will let you discover what the "thread" is that gives us a chance to survive the first onslaught. Be warned this is a great story and if you take it on, be prepared to be compelled to purchase the second book in the series "Fear The Survivors" which is scheduled to be released July 14 2015.

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  • Global
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  • Teresa
  • 10/03/2015

I Loved This Book

Ok, so I started reading this book because of RC Bray. But once I got into it, I couldn't stop listening to it. The sci-fi was great, very interesting spin on some of the technology. Also the story line was interesting. Great character development. Not all of the bad guys are really bad. Lots of detail in the story, really well fleshed out. Cannot wait for the second book in the series.

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  • clifford
  • 25/11/2015

Good idea, but the writing style suffers

I enjoyed the story. 'Fear the Sky's' story has been told many times, but this take was original enough to stand out. As other reviewers have stated, the depth of technical understanding here adds some interest to the novel but also is very dry. Its interesting to me that RC Ray who read the Martian so well is reading this. He does well with dry stories.

In my mind, what drags Fear the Sky down are the many many points of view the author takes on. Many of which were the invaders. All of the suspense is sapped out of the story.

The writing is not very well done. Its ok, but uninspired. Stephen Moss' style is more akin to a technical brief than a rip roaring alien invasion novel. I'm not going to go out of my way to pick up another one of his stories in the future.

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  • Aaron
  • 19/01/2016

I hope you like exposition

I can only describe my experience with this book as baffling. The story idea was somewhat interesting. The way it is told, not so much. The key word here "told." All stories balance between showing and telling, but not this one. Between the run-on sentences, strange perspective shifting, and lack of any faith in the reader to remember details or any draw conclusions, this story is basically +20 hours of exposition.

The story arc made very little sense. The characters were not believable or sympathetic and usually one dimensional. The tone was all over the map. Descriptions were needlessly long and sometimes just bizarre.

This felt more like a rough draft than a polished story.

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  • Global
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  • Nihaki
  • 07/04/2016

Pure mental masturbation

Moss is a master chef who serves a perfectly balanced dish of geeky details and mind numbing action. This is what science fiction is all about.
Bray's performance is impeccable. He deftly handles the many accents of the various characters, and excellently employs tempo shifts during the books many nerve wrenching sequences. You can tell he loves what he reads.

Listening to this audio book resulted in a speeding ticket, involuntary shoplifting, and a missed flight. Totally worth it.

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  • Global
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  • M. Hallerbach
  • 19/05/2016

Perry Rhodan meets the 6 Million Dollar Man

...using the general story line of Cixin Liu's "The Three Body Problem" as well as the sequel "The Dark Forest"
Moss generally does a good job, but somehow this book (and it's sequels) comes across as a somewhat thin soup.
Where Liu really wades throug deep scientific waters, Moss stays at the surface of it all.
Liu's view of the sociological and economical impact of such a threat as pictured here is much more elaborate, again Moss stays a the surface.
It is like, well, every time you expect, he is gaining some depth, he trails of.. and starts the action.
He uses the story line (10 years where Liu covers 450 years!), to walk along just to place his favorites (Action) here and there and uses the rest to plot along.
And so generally this book and it's brethrens lack some depth.
Logical glitches, sometimes long stretching, slowly passages (Which are not bad because they are slowly but because they are.. hmm.. like molasses), ravaging action and overly detailed when it comes to action (fighting, may it be a dog fight between two, or mass mitlitary confrontations) makes listening to this/these book(s) somewhat painfull.
Especially the logical flaws sometimes really hurt.
There are a lot of characters, somehow none of them really gets three dimensional.
It IS a book, which keeps you listening, anyway, so not totaly bad.
But as with any thin soup, one is not really satisfied.
The reader, Mr. Bray, does a quite good job, but does not distinguish himself from the lot of readers I have heard so far.
So, this is fun to hear, but not satisfying in the end.
I listend to Lius Books two times now, it may come to a third time or more, but i have no desire to repeat that with these books:
See my comment on "Fear the Future"

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • grossergrinsel
  • 24/06/2015

Langatmig

Eigentlich eine gute Geschichte aber der Autor schweift immer wieder in nicht enden wollenden Detailbeschreibungen ab, die das Hörvergnügen arg beeinträchtigen. Schade.

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  • Global
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  • w4
  • 25/02/2018

Hollywood-Popcorn-Kino in Hörbuchform

Ein passabler Gegenwarts-Invasions-Action-SciFi, geschrieben von einem offensichtlich militär- und waffenverrücktem Autor und vorgetragen wie die Moderation eines American-Football-Spiels. Fehlt nur noch ein zweiter Vorleser, der ab und zu reinhaut "Well, Neil surely hadn't accounted for THAT one, hadn't he? HAHAHA!". Natürlich hauen Autor wie Leser nur so um sich mit internationalen Stereotypen. Irgendwo ist das alles aber trotzdem nicht wirklich ärgerlich und sogar etwas unterhaltsam.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Marc-André
  • 24/10/2017

Catching up speed slowly ...

After the first three hours, I asked myself if it was a fault, purchasing this book.
It didn't grab me, was almost boring.

But then it slowly started to catch up speed.
At the end, it had a really breathtaking pace.

It wasn't a fault, purchasing this book.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Samuel Sudhof
  • 11/06/2017

Don't buy

The narrator did a great job overall, but made some strange choices, for example giving French people an accent when they speak among themselves.

The book is terrible, and I honestly can't figure out why I suffered through all of it. Characters are flat, and the interesting hard sci-fy setup gets demolished by the authors lack of understanding of about every single thing (be it techical, scientific or political) he writes about. That is not how this works, that is not how any of this works.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Brian Roberts
  • 10/08/2016

Wow

Ho-ly shit. What a cool story. So many details and filled with action and suspense. This audiobook is for anyone that likes apocalypse, aliens, robots, drama,military, action..I'm running out of nouns here. I'm sure you won't regret listening to this epic tale.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joachim Trodler
  • 06/06/2016

Enjoyable sci-fi spy thriller

Mix of sci-fi and spy thriller. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A fairly large number of characters, each narrated from first person sometimes make it hard to follow.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Stefan
  • 31/05/2016

Fantastisches Buch, tolle Geschichte...

Sehr zu empfehlen, nicht nur für Sci-Fi-fans, da die Story komplett auf der Erde spielt und viele Elemente eines spannenden Krimis hat. super vorgetragen von R C Bray.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Ingo Guenther
  • 22/04/2016

A story for fans of military SF, but not for me.

The recommendation "Perfect for fans of [...] Iain M. Banks [...]" is as misleading as it can be. Instead of complex characters and an elaborate plot (which Banks stands for) it delivers straight forward action and bleak main characters.
It has a clear focus on military action and - especially in the last third - excessive descriptions of fighting scenes - be it melee, fire arms or airborne. In addition, there are several plausibility glitches and in terms of Hard SF/Space Opera it's miles away from e.g. "The Three Body Problem" (by Cixin Liu) or "The Expanse" series (by James S. A. Corey).

Though R.C. Bray does a good job bringing the characters to life, his drill sergeant intonation of the narrator is hard to get used to. It nevertheless fits well with the overall atmosphere of the story.

This book may have its audience, but for me it was the first and last volume of "The Fear Saga".