By Jason M. Hough, K.C. Alexander

Narrated by: Fryda Wolff


Six hundred years from home, Sloane Kelly, security chief, and 2 others have to navigate the volatile emotions of scared colonists and the mounting problems of survival as the Nexus space station sustains significant damage before getting fully functional. Exploration of Andromeda has begun, but it could fail and fail hard if this expedition collapses under its own ineptitude.

Additional Comments:

  • Content Warning: contains very strong language throughout
  • I liked Sloane Kelly’s no-nonsense attitude and willingness to work with the mutineers.
  • The blurb focuses on Sloane, but there were 2 others who also factor in. This being a prequel novel, I vaguely recalled the at least one of the others from the video game. I never finished the video game though because it made me motion sick and I got tired of driving that stupid car all over the desert.
  • The story is nicely described but way longer than it needs to be for the amount of plot that happened.
  • Fryda Wolff’s performance was lovely. Liked her voice for Sloane best. The others were okay, but there’s nothing like a sophisticated high-brow British RP accent.
  • One can sympathize with the fears the colonists have. It’s like a post-apocalypse book set in space.


Fun prequel novel. If you like the Mass Effect books, this one will likely satisfy.

Audiobook Promotions …

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Many of my 50 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
Normal links go to audible. *The Amazon labeled links are affiliate links. That means I get a very small payment from Amazon if you go through with a purchase.*
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
There are plenty of UK codes, but not many US ones left.

Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)

Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ for free codes)

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Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
More Scifi:
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)

Guardian Angel Files:

Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)

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