We’re being invaded and have the most unlikely saviors

4 out of 5 stars

An alien invasion strike Seattle, while the attack is happening, five strangers will find themselves now flowing with very unlikely… powers.  What can these unlikely heroes do to prevent this alien invasion?

Impact Earth: Symbiosis was narrated by Todd Menesses who does a wonderful job.  It’s always nice to hear a narration that I would consider a “full cast” ensemble with only one narrator.  A lot of the accents were really well done and it really helped move the story along.

Another book that has superhero undertones to it.  Looking at the cover of this you would have no idea (but I guess that’s why you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover).

While I enjoy superheroes, especially those who basically came from nothing — this isn’t my go-to genre.  Menesses narration really kept me interested in this and helped me to continue listening to it.

I saw a lot of reviews that were complaining about the amount of profanity so I will warn you — if you are overly sensitive to profanity, just avoid this book.  Given some of the circumstances that these characters are put into, I can completely understand the cursing — I even support it for a book like this.  I think that Timothy W Long was trying to make the book as realistic as possible (yeah, yeah, with aliens).  But real people talk like that, especially those who are going through extremely stressful and bad situations.

If you look past the cursing there was a lot of really unique detail in this book.  Long does a great job trying to make sure that each character is explained, and their backstories are told well enough that you can continue to follow with them as they learn of their new and different powers.

Overall, while a combination of a style that I really like with one that I don’t as much — I found myself enjoying Symbiosis.  The combination of Long’s writing style and Menesses comic-book-character-esque narration made this for me.

Book Description

Impact Earth: Symbiosis by Timothy W. Long (Narrated by Todd Menesses)four-stars
Symbiosis by Timothy W. Long
Narrator: Todd Menesses
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
Series: Impact Earth #1
Published by Self Published on May 3rd 2016
Genres: Science Fiction

It was a quiet Seattle morning until the skies filled with fire: without warning, a catastrophic meteor shower caused buildings to crumble and the lights to go out. Out of the rubble, five ordinary people arose to find themselves manifesting undreamed-of abilities.

Will they be enough to do what the military cannot - stop a massive alien invasion before the entire West Coast is destroyed?

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