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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Drew Karpyshyn Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mass Effect Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781400180059
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Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars-the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station-smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base hours before her colleagues were slaughtered? Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust, and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy...one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/10/2014

    " A solid 8.5 out of 10. A very well done science fiction story set in one of the best and most thoroughly realize universes in artistic history. The Mass Effect world has limitless potential, and this was a solid first foray into literature for the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Dobbs | 2/7/2014

    " Good tie in book for the first Mass Effect video game. This story provided some good background information on Anderson and Saren - and really reinforced the idea that Saren is a hateful bastard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheldon Haworth | 1/23/2014

    " Loved this book cant wait to read the second one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brennan Whitmore | 1/20/2014

    " A bland, but serviceable look into the events that lead up to the first Mass Effect game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell | 1/8/2014

    " Good book! Short, extremely easy to read, and got me excited for Mass Effect 3! This is the definition of a crack book. Addicting, and oh so easy. It was very similar to "Fatal Alliance" a KOTOR Star Wars book, in that you can tell that it was written basically as an ad for the video game. There is clear examples of all the classes you can choose from, as well as a demonstration of the types of morality choices the game will put in front of you. Very blatant commercialism, but still a fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inglourious | 1/1/2014

    " Great backstory for saren "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Obadiah | 12/15/2013

    " It's okay. Mostly it exists to get you excited about the game... which I already am. It isn't incredibly well written but the universe they are designing is going to be fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbouchard78 | 12/10/2013

    " read this book as a prelude to playing mass effect. quick read but very enjoyable sci fi world that was built for the game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham Houle | 9/24/2013

    " A good book that introduces you to a new world and new ideas. Humans are striving to catch up to the alien community they have joined. It is a fast paced book and I enjoy the authors way of telling a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 9/19/2013

    " Was a great book, although it starts off slow. IF you finish the book it really draws all three games together worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zane | 3/30/2013

    " Fans of the game must read this!!! I am one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 2/21/2013

    " Very good sci-fi read. A prequel to the popular video game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kneatherland of Epic | 7/23/2012

    " The video game makes MUCH more sense once this has been read. I would recommend reading this before you play the first game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sierra | 4/12/2012

    " I was stoked to get my copy signed by Drew Karpyshyn at Celebration VI! This is a great early back story (just after the First Contact war) and a definite must for fans of the Mass Effect universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emilio | 12/6/2011

    " Great start and decent ending. It was everything in between that I didn't like that much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leeloodallas | 11/1/2011

    " Decent backstory for Mass Effect. Too bad about the lifeless characters and wooden dialog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 7/11/2011

    " While it wasn't a work of literary genius, this published fanfic story could have been a lot worse. A LOT WORSE. and I really enjoyed reading it. so win. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Varun | 5/19/2011

    " starts briskly and ends with out answering a lot of questions, making us curious inorder to start with the next of the series!, definatley a damn good and fast read. finished reading in 4 days considering i had my exams happening almost the same time..! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sieg | 5/4/2011

    " Despite being a book set in a game universe, Revelation is a solid example of actions sci-fi, recommended to read to all people, who loves alien races, space ships and guns) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/1/2011

    " If you like the game, you'll definitely like the book. It's fluff, but definitely fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " Very good for a video game license, but the sequels are even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph Smith | 4/10/2011

    " This book was amazing! Knowing that Sarren was just as selfish and greedy as before and how Anderson was never really a Spectre!

    This is a must read of EVERY Mass Effect fan! It is background reading for a prequel of ME1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DulleNL | 4/5/2011

    " It was a fun read. A bit smaller in scale than the games of course, but that doesn't hurt the experience.
    Made me want to go back and play the first Mass Effect again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/16/2011

    " exactly what I wanted out of this prequel to the award-winning "Mass Effect" game. Filled in alot of holes from the game and can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shal'tiar | 2/13/2011

    " Great. I loved it. I'm a big fan of the Mass Effect universe and this book added to that. Getting the next one right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 2/12/2011

    " This one is Ok. It was a nice adventure but it could feel to fast/short sometimes. I liked the characters and that you could see how they're where and acted before the game. Weak 3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacie | 2/1/2011

    " Good (for a media tie-in), but not great. Probably only of interest only to those who love the game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/9/2011

    " Good tie in book for the first Mass Effect video game. This story provided some good background information on Anderson and Saren - and really reinforced the idea that Saren is a hateful bastard. "

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About the Author
Author Drew KarpyshynDrew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars: The Old Republic novels Revan and Annihilation, as well as the Star Wars: Darth Bane trilogy: Path of Destruction, Rule of Two, and Dynasty of Evil. He also wrote the acclaimed Mass Effect series of novels and worked as a writer/designer on numerous award-winning videogames. After spending most of his life in Canada, he finally grew tired of the long, cold winters and headed south in search of a climate more conducive to year-round golf. Drew Karpyshyn now lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their cat.
About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.