What will the SpaceMan get into now?

4.5 out of 5 stars

This series, in general, has taken a big leap from where it started, but I’ve been enjoying the new twists and turns that Abrahams writes into each new chapter. Retrograde is a novel about a crash astronaut trying to find his family and return to them.  Along the way, he finds out a lot more than he bargained for.

Retrograde is a novel about a crash astronaut trying to find his family and return to them.  Along the way, he finds out a lot more than he bargained for.

Retrograde was much more “conspiracy theory” focused than the other two books and honestly one of the first books in the post-apocalyptic genre that I’ve read that was this focused on a government-wide conspiracy. The scary part about it is that it didn’t seem far from the truth.  Abrahams wrote about it in a way that didn’t feel kooky or far-fetched. It was incredibly realistic and believable.

The sad thing about this book is that if I write any more I will give it away. There are definite twists and turns and some new characters introduced, but Retrograde is full of “endings” to stories that were brought up in the first two books.  The series could end here and I would walk away happy.  But, I have a feeling there are one to two more books left up Abrahams sleeve.

The story itself felt like it competed with the first book in the series for “most complete”.  It really followed a nice arc throughout and didn’t leave a lot of things hanging.  As a reader, I always enjoy finishing a book that feels finished.

Kevin Pierce narrated Retrograde and, as always, does a wonderful job with it.  His narration allowed an already enjoyable story to become more enjoyable.  It flowed from beginning to end with his narration leading the way.

Book Description:

Clayton Shepard dropped from the sky. Twice.

Now, in the wake of twin cataclysmic blasts of energy from the sun, he is earthbound and far from home.

While his family and friends seek safe harbor in an increasingly dangerous Texas, Clayton is forced underground in Colorado.

He must free himself and finally find a way home in a world quickly slipping farther into the dark ages

four-half-stars
Retrograde by Tom Abrahams
Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
Series: Spaceman Chronicles #3
Published by Piton Press on May 16th 2017
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic
Pages: 316
Format: Audiobook
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I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Home (Traveler #1), Canyon (Traveler #2), Wall (Traveler #3), SpaceMan
Also in this series: SpaceMan, Descent

four-half-stars

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