Natalie Grey, Michael Anderle – Defender

Decades of groundwork. Countless civilians abducted, experimented on, and killed. The perfect plan has taken shape, and soon, the entire sector will be under the control of the shadowy Committee.

That was the plan anyway. But some human has decided to blow the whole thing up. What do you do when one of those pathetic little newcomers tries to ruin your plans?

Make him pay.

On the other hand, maybe you should have found out more about this Barnabas guy before trying that.

But it cant possibly go too far wrong, can it? Soon youll have an entire fleet under your control. He couldnt weasel of out that, right?


Author: Natalie Grey, Michael Anderle
Narrator: Chris Andrew Ciulla
Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes
Released: 20 Jul 2001
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

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The premise of the novel is actually a good one, if a bit light on details at times. For example, the causative reason for the Telestines invasion of Earth was due to their own sun dying yet there was little narrative as to why or how this happened.

The primary protagonist, Pike, is hardly a likable character what with his self-centered continued hatred toward his father due to his decision to save Pike’s life when it became obvious that he could not save his mother and sister. His self-centerness shows itself in other ways as the story progresses.

There is an ample amount of intrigue and guile between competing human factions, along with a noteworthy plot twist that doesn’t avail itself until two-thirds in.

I do have to give excellent marks to Greg Tremblay’s telling of the story; especially when it comes to mimicking international characters. His voicing of Admiral Walker’s Aussie accent, in particular.