I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Terradox by Craig A. Falconer
Series: Terradox #1
Published by Audible Studios on 6-27-2017
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They were heading for Venus. Somewhere else found them first…
When a sudden and inexplicable impact sends a spacecraft bound for a distant research station hurtling towards a previously unseen and equally inexplicable planet, responsibility for the safety of its inexperienced passengers immediately falls on Ivy ‘Holly’ Wood, a former poster-child of the public space program now fleeing Earth’s tyrannical leadership.
The mysterious planet’s startlingly Earth-like atmosphere initially breeds optimism among Holly’s group of stranded survivors, but before long it becomes clear that Earth’s rules don’t apply and that nothing can be taken for granted.
With all hopes of escape dependent on discovering the true nature of this increasingly hostile planet, Holly and the rest of the desperate survivors know only one thing for sure: their newly discovered world will not give up its secrets without a fight.
This story had a somewhat unique premise and it did well explaining it. I enjoyed finding out more about the planet they landed on and why it was there. The main characters were fairly well developed (Holly, Viola, and Grav), and there were a few minor twists I didn’t initially see coming. For the most part, the story was intriguing and made me want to keep listening. The main villain of the story is completely one dimensional though and the back story and world building are a bit weak. The narration wasn’t very good (she had very strange inflection for a lot of the words). Overall I am glad I listened to it and look forward to checking out the rest of the series.