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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey A. Carver Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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For 40 years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever...or so humanity thought.

But in those years, the Cylons developed new Cylons that looked and acted like humans, with one goal in mind: to destroy all humanity! When they suddenly attacked the Twelve Worlds, humanity's extinction seemed inevitable.

Only a single warship survived the massive attack: Battlestar Galactica, the oldest ship in the fleet, ready to be decommissioned and turned into a museum. Commander William Adama, himself set to retire, had but one course: to marshal the meager forces available, a ragtag crew of misfits and green recruits, to prevent their enemy from wiping out the last vestiges of the human race. But the Cylons, stronger, smarter, and driven to destroy their creators, may just be too powerful for them and all of humanity to survive.

Based on the teleplay written by Ronald D. Moore and Christopher Eric James; based on a teleplay by Glen A. Larson.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/20/2014

    " Good book. Few surprises if you actually saw the miniseries. If you didn't and read the book instead I suggest watching the tv miniseries. It is worth it for the final scene with Starbuck and Apollo in Vipers (I won't say anything else and give it away). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny Crespo | 12/14/2013

    " Best Show ever made by Man ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 9/6/2013

    " Nothing new here. If you've seen the pilot of the new show, you've read this book. I was disappointed. I had hoped for something new, not something reminiscent of the Return of the Jedi picture book novelizations I read in grade school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/21/2013

    " Being such a Battlestar Galactica fan, I hated to admit that I had missed the mini-series/opening episodes...SO! This let me see what all transpired in the beginning & I loved it. It was true to character, fast paced, and well written. Made me miss them all over again, wish it was still on! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/15/2013

    " It was just as the good as the miniseries. The book itself gives me detail and thought to the actual characters and background that really isn't covered in the miniseries. A good companion to the miniseries. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 B. Zedan | 4/15/2013

    " I've read a decent number of novelizations. And this one was not good. Descriptions are bulky, everything lacks life, which is even more awful when it's an attempt to write out a very vibrant and engaging show. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bella Sandberg | 4/30/2012

    " Reading evoked scenes from the television show. This initial book is very close to the series as I remember it, and well written without straying in plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 12/20/2011

    " A fairly faithful Novelization of the TV Mini-series. Took me back, am now tempted to re-watch the entire 4 seasons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arok | 9/19/2011

    " This is essentially a verbatim telling of the brilliant 3 hour mini-series that launched the remade Battlestar Galactica. As such, the story is the same brilliant story, but with very little elaboration whatsoever, which was a disappointment. Watch the series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey | 7/28/2011

    " He transcribed the TV show. If this hadn't been free, I'd feel really stupid right now. As it is, I just feel cheated of a few hours. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Robinson | 6/8/2011

    " Painful... Again I love the story and characters, but I have already seen it play out in the miniseries. Except much better. Watch the show, skip this crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimber | 2/18/2011

    " I think I would have liked it better if it had been a stand alone universe rather than trying to rewrite the original Battlestar. There's nothing wrong with the story itself, I just remember reading the novelizations for the original series and I kept noting where this one went "wrong". :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/30/2011

    " Being such a Battlestar Galactica fan, I hated to admit that I had missed the mini-series/opening episodes...SO! This let me see what all transpired in the beginning & I loved it. It was true to character, fast paced, and well written. Made me miss them all over again, wish it was still on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 11/4/2009

    " A fairly faithful Novelization of the TV Mini-series. Took me back, am now tempted to re-watch the entire 4 seasons. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeffrey | 12/22/2008

    " He transcribed the TV show. If this hadn't been free, I'd feel really stupid right now. As it is, I just feel cheated of a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 10/12/2008

    " Nothing new here. If you've seen the pilot of the new show, you've read this book. I was disappointed. I had hoped for something new, not something reminiscent of the Return of the Jedi picture book novelizations I read in grade school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bella | 7/16/2008

    " Reading evoked scenes from the television show. This initial book is very close to the series as I remember it, and well written without straying in plot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 B. Zedan | 6/27/2008

    " I've read a decent number of novelizations. And this one was not good. Descriptions are bulky, everything lacks life, which is even more awful when it's an attempt to write out a very vibrant and engaging show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 2/20/2008

    " Good book. Few surprises if you actually saw the miniseries. If you didn't and read the book instead I suggest watching the tv miniseries. It is worth it for the final scene with Starbuck and Apollo in Vipers (I won't say anything else and give it away). "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey A. Carver

Jeffrey A. Carver’s most recent novel, Eternity’s End, was a finalist for the Nebula Award. He has written more than a dozen novels, including his critically acclaimed novelization of Battlestar Galactica. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.