Votre titre Audible gratuit

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Description

"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

Ce que les auditeurs disent de Fear the Sky

Notations
Global
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    2
  • 3 étoiles
    2
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0
Interprétation
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    3
  • 4 étoiles
    2
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0
Histoire
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    2
  • 4 étoiles
    1
  • 3 étoiles
    2
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0

Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

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.

Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour SDStudent
  • SDStudent
  • 23/02/2016

amazing

paid for the whole seat, only used the edge. R.C. Bray is a fantastic narrator.

58 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Bill
  • Bill
  • 05/02/2020

So close to excellence

The Good: The first 2 and 1/2 books of this series are excellent. The story follows key figures reacting to a hostile alien invasion who have a plausible plan. While there are certainly instances of technologies that don't exist, nothing in these parts falls so far from what we know to be called magic (well, maybe one exception but I thought it was reasonable for a scifi). The characters are varied, engaging, and very believable. There are consequences to mistakes and characters that have genuinely opposed interpretations of morality. Not just "good" and "bad" guys, but hard questions about how far to go, what can be done, to save the species. The Fugly: About half way through the third book a big event happens. Something that was built up to that I was looking forward to. An event that could have been an excellent arena to speculate on morality in the face of annihilation. Not only does that event get skipped over, once the book gets past that point all of the morally "wrong" actions that were going on are then continued by the characters who wanted to stop the "wrong" behavior that they were so upset about. Further, the plot is largely resolved with "technology" that can only be compared the author waving a magic wand and shouting "TA-DA!!!" If you can accept that the ending is going to be silly and the author will abandon all moral speculation at the said point, then these are must read books. But I have a hard time recommending a series that ends so badly. The Narrator: Come on, this is R.C. Bray. He's excellent. I bought these books looking for books that he narrates. He's that good.

26 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Kurt Schwoppe
  • 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.

48 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Brian Perry
  • 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.

149 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Luis Tienda
  • Luis Tienda
  • 09/10/2015

Wow! Had me at edge of my seat.

Narration: Amazing performance. Captured each of the characters.

Story: Could have been cheesy. The author managed to keep it contained. I enjoyed every bit of it.

18 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour ByEqualMeasure - julie
  • ByEqualMeasure - julie
  • 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

361 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Steven Durow
  • Steven Durow
  • 25/07/2020

Unfinished ‘trilogy’

I really enjoyed the first book and while the rest of the series got continuously stranger and less cohesive I was hanging in there. However, I got to the end and expected to find another book waiting. The story ended with multiple threads unresolved, many questions unanswered and a deeply unsatisfying ending. As a reader, if you’re not ok with that then don’t bother starting the first book. I’ve never written a review before but I’d hate to have other people waste their time the way I have on this series.

6 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Shaun Lake
  • 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.

41 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour clifford
  • 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.

24 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Lois
  • Lois
  • 14/08/2015

Needs some editorial help

Starts out pretty well, with a decent amount of momentum and some strong characters, including a very engaging protagonist. I particularly liked being surprised when the Evil Aliens turn out to be quite a bit more complicated and conflicted than expected. I do think the author has some trouble handling the scope of the material he has taken on. As the perspective widens to encompass a world-ranging plot and the number of characters proliferate, the protagonist disappears for long segments and the narrative flattens into summary, more "tell" than "show." I also found myself stumbling over the number of redundancies and solecisms in the text which get distracting after a while. Too much of that and you lose trust that you're in the hands of an author who knows what he's doing. Still, it is quite original take on an old story--the Alien Invasion--and the characters and situations commanded my interest sufficiently to keep me going to the end. I think there's still the potential for a great series here if Moss can build on his strengths and lose some of the flab in his writing. A good literary editor (and copyeditor!) would be able to help with that.

5 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

Trier par :
Trier par:
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Nihaki
  • 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.

7 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour grossergrinsel
  • 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.

7 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour M. Hallerbach
  • 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"

5 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Stephen
  • Stephen
  • 09/09/2020

Exceptional research and a great story, well presented

I was stuck on this, I was too afraid to stop playing it, in case I missed out on something.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Ingo
  • Ingo
  • 14/11/2018

In parts rude but very entertaining

A very enjoyable storyline and an experienced speaker. One who likes Science Fiction will certainly enjoy this storyline. I for my part will continue on to book 2 now.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Interprétation
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour w4
  • 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
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Marc-André
  • 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
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Samuel Sudhof
  • 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
  • Interprétation
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Brian Roberts
  • 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
  • Interprétation
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Joachim Trodler
  • 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.