Evan Currie – Archangel One

An elite squadron must go undercover behind enemy lines in this thrilling new space adventure from the author of the Odyssey One series.

Humanity has reached an uneasy truce with the Empire – but unless the allies bring the fight to the enemy, extinction is all but assured. In preparation for the inevitable next war, Commander Stephen Michaels is at the helm of the Archangel Squadron, and his orders are simple: go rogue.

Disguised as mercenaries, Commander Michaels and the Archangels seek valuable intelligence on their imposing foe. Their mission takes them deep into uncharted territory, where they make inroads with the Empire, fiercely guarding their true identities and purpose. Fighting for the enemy goes against everything they stand for, but these are desperate times.

As their deception increases, so does the risk. With the Empires deadliest secrets within reach, Commander Michaels and the Archangels accept a mission that will take them even deeper into the Imperial fold. They know all too well that one wrong step wont just end their lives – it could end their entire civilization.

Author: Evan Currie
Narrator: Stephen Dexter
Duration: 8 hours 21 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2009
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

feint resistant

Unfortunately the new narrator completely detracts from the new chapter.

It’s not his voice or cadence…the most concrete thing to which I can point is that character names, places are pronounced completely differently than the prior narrator. Including those that should not have this issue as they are not unique to this book or universe (see Terran).

It’s incredibly jarring and leaves you trying to connect dots rather than getting on with the development of the plot.

It’s likely no effort was put into prepping the new narrator to step into the role, ensuring some sense of continuity.

I hope Audible can re-issue this installment in a way similar to what was done for book 4 of the Expanse series. Either with the current narrator being given another take with some proper cues or with the prior narrator.