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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,329 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: 9781400180042
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When they vanished 50,000 years ago, the Protheans left their advanced technology scattered throughout the galaxy. The chance discovery of a Prothean cache on Mars allows humanity to join those already reaping the rewards of the ancients' high-tech wizardry. But for one rogue militia, the goal is not participation but domination. Scientist Kahlee Sanders has left the Systems Alliance for the Ascension Project, a program that helps gifted "biotic" children harness their extraordinary powers. The program's most promising student is twelve-year-old Gillian Grayson, who is borderline autistic. What Kahlee doesn't know is that Gillian is an unwitting pawn of the outlawed black ops group Cerberus, which is sabotaging the program by conducting illegal experiments on the students. When the Cerberus plot is exposed, Gillian's father takes her away from the Ascension Project and flees into the lawless Terminus Systems. Determined to protect Gillian, Kahlee goes with them, unaware that the elder Grayson is, in fact, a Cerberus operative. To rescue the young girl, Kahlee must travel to the farthest ends of the galaxy, battling fierce enemies and impossible odds. But how will she be able to save a daughter from her own father? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan Hurst | 2/19/2014

    " An average adventure. Very easy plot and not as gripping as punchy as the first book in the series. Here's hoping Retribution will be better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/13/2014

    " Like the other Mass Effect book I only read this one because I knew the story line from the game, since my husband and brother played it all the time before we moved out here for Law School. Anyway it was just something to read. I liked the plot, but the author I think over does his character descriptions just a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 2/13/2014

    " Not great, but considerably better than the first Mass Effect book. None of the awkwardly written and out-of-place sexual tension and generally better written. The story was average, but introduced some new characters and I'm curious to see if they will play a role in the next Mass Effect game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 2/5/2014

    " Another fun read for Mass Effect fans. Story takes place in between ME1 & ME2 and returns a familiar character from the first novel ME:Revelation, Kahlee Sanders. Non-stop action from beginning to end & enjoyed how Karpyshyn, the author, focused more on character development & let's you see how the relationships of the characters play out. This story gives more insight and perspective on Cerberus and The Illusive Man, from ME2, as well. With little to no connection to Shepard from the video games this story could stand alone, but it helps add to the overall Mass Effect series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darell Trianni | 1/9/2014

    " If you wish no more about the illusive man then start here. Theres no depths he wont sink to for the human race. even experimentation on a little girl to heighten her bi-onic ability. Iv read a lot of Drew's books and never disappoints "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 1/8/2014

    " Demerits for perpetuating the stock sci-fi "strong" female character who gets off on violence and isn't really very bright. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulo Gomes | 12/26/2013

    " A good sequel, must read for all fans from the games. Just before Mass Effect 2, it lays down a good back story for the Illusive Man. And I think everyone would like to see Gillian in Mass Effect 3! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jemma | 12/17/2013

    " I had really high hopes for this book after really enjoying the first, sadly it was very short and nothing much really happened., Very dissapointed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleigh | 12/7/2013

    " Loved every minute of it. I actually enjoyed this novel a lot more than the first one, I hope the third can live up to this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CK Hicks | 11/6/2013

    " These are fun books - light reading for a quick sci-fi fix. I do enjoy the overall setting, with biotics and underground organizations bringing a nice twist here and there. Overall, I rate this one as a decent story with good flow for more novels. I'll likely continue reading this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 8/26/2013

    " Decent, but I would only recommend it for fans of Mass Effect. It did make me wish Mass Effect 3 was out already. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 7/21/2013

    " Yet again, for a published fanfic video game novel, damned engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/23/2013

    " Another great addition to the series. Although this one seemed to drag a bit longer than the first, it was still full of high impact action and ended with a hook that will get the reader to continue the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Farley | 1/19/2013

    " Very good read for Mass Effect enthusiasts; particularly enjoyed the insight into the quarian way of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 6/16/2012

    " Its sci fi fantasy a good book if you dont mind (si-fi) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gord McLeod | 12/8/2011

    " Pretty decent, though I wish I'd read the other Mass Effect novel first. A warning for those who intend to play the games - this book takes place after the events of the first game and does contain spoilers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silas | 12/2/2011

    " I quite enjoyed it. It was an enjoyable action book to bridge the two games. It made me excited to go back and play the game again, and to await the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tristan Wong | 7/5/2011

    " Meh... more later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Badertscher | 6/8/2011

    " Remarkably good for a video game license book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 5/22/2011

    " Yet again, for a published fanfic video game novel, damned engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 4/11/2011

    " Remarkably good for a video game license book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 2/28/2011

    " Slow to get going but essential in introducing the characters to their fullest extent. A good read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CK | 2/3/2011

    " These are fun books - light reading for a quick sci-fi fix. I do enjoy the overall setting, with biotics and underground organizations bringing a nice twist here and there. Overall, I rate this one as a decent story with good flow for more novels. I'll likely continue reading this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 1/13/2011

    " Its sci fi fantasy a good book if you dont mind (si-fi) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beltsquid | 1/7/2011

    " Mass Effect Ascension is a significant improvement over Revelation in terms of writing, but it's still not what I would call excellent. There's not much reason to read this unless you're really craving more from the Mass Effect universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vincenzo | 1/3/2011

    " Scritto male, tradotto peggio. Trascurabile per la serie. "

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

    " Interesting addition to the mass effect story line and good setup for ME2. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Omman | 12/11/2010

    " I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I just read a video game novelization. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't very good but if you're a fan of the Mass Effect games which I am it was entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 12/8/2010

    " An average adventure. Very easy plot and not as gripping as punchy as the first book in the series. Here's hoping Retribution will be better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aidan | 11/15/2010

    " it was ok. nothing from the plot captured me. pretty dry at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 11/14/2010

    " Not as good as the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 10/17/2010

    " If you're a Mass Effect fan you will enjoy this story; outside of that it is not a particularly incredible story. "

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About the Author
Author Drew Karpyshyn

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The Old Republic novels as well as the Star Wars: Darth Bane trilogy. He also wrote the acclaimed Mass Effect series of novels and worked as a writer/designer on numerous award-winning video games. 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. He 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.