Cole Does It Again with First Contact

4.5 out of 5 stars

I love a good novella and I honestly like a good prequel too.  I haven’t read the full story that is supposed to be after this, but as any good prequel should do, I’m hooked.  Dean M. Cole has me hook, line, and sinker in his other series Solitude — but now he’s going to have me in two different series? How is that fair!?

I said it in my review of Solitude, Cole knows how to write and Sector 64: First Contact was no different.  The main character was both likable in a Tom Cruise in Top Gun kind of way, and also in a really relatable kind of way too.  He just seemed a lot like (a military version of the) “every man”.

First Contact is just that — a novel about first contact, but it felt like it was a little different.  Sure there are some of the same “learn the language” and similar first contact-y type storylines in this, but because it’s such a short novella Cole didn’t have a ton of time to mess around with all the typical niceties.  And sometimes you feel like you’re missing something from a story that’s shorter like this.  First Contact doesn’t feel like it’s missing anything.  I cannot wait to dig more into this series.

RC Bray could narrate anything and I would listen to it. He has such a great voice, especially for science fiction novels like this one.  Bray is easily one of the best in the business and makes any book he adds his sultry voice to better.

Book Description:

Sector 64: First Contact by Dean M. Cole (Narrated by R.C. Bray)four-half-stars
Sector 64: First Contact by Dean M. Cole
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Series: Sector 64 #0.5
Published by Blue Heron Audio on July 7, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 106
Format: Audiobook
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As part of the Greatest Generation, Major Anthony Spinelli, a World War II fighter pilot, flew into combat to save his family and keep them free. Two years later, he lost them in the blink of an eye, leaving Tony rudderless and without purpose. Then, on a dark, moonless night, in the skies above 1947 New Mexico, he has an encounter that will change humanity forever. However, when an accident threatens to unleash unimaginable destruction, Tony must race against time and unwinding plots to save us ... and maybe himself along the way.

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: Solitude, Multitude: Dimension Space Book Two

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