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An apocalyptic supernova flashes over the South Pole. A mysterious mission sent deep into the Amazon. The story of one family’s struggle to reunite… Max Carver, a down-on-his-luck truck driver and Army vet, joins a rescue mission into Brazil. The target is a utopian tech village, the Colony, hidden in the rainforest and run by a charismatic genius. Max’s pregnant wife, Talis An apocalyptic supernova flashes over the South Pole. A mysterious mission sent deep into the Amazon. The story of one family’s struggle to reunite… Max Carver, a down-on-his-luck truck driver and Army vet, joins a rescue mission into Brazil. The target is a utopian tech village, the Colony, hidden in the rainforest and run by a charismatic genius. Max’s pregnant wife, Talisha Carver, is the NSA analyst who intercepted encrypted Colony messages signaling a mysterious impending event. Dr. Xin Rou is a Chinese researcher working at the IceCube neutrino experiment at the South Pole. On lucky days a single flash might signal the passage of a ghostly interstellar particle. Suddenly, IceCube’s entire array lights up. A million detectors at once. Which is impossible. The Antarctic sky is clear and calm—but she is already running for the door. Because the world is about to end. But the mystery only just begins... SELECTED PRAISE & REVIEWS MATTHEW MATHER “Terrifying because so plausible.” —Washington Post bestseller Steven Konkoly “Apocalyptic sci-fi at its most exciting.” —New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sansbury Smith “Mather creates characters you've instantly known your whole life.” —BOING BOING editor Jason Weisberger “Relentless pacing…bombshell plot twists.” —Publishers Weekly on Dreaming Tree


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An apocalyptic supernova flashes over the South Pole. A mysterious mission sent deep into the Amazon. The story of one family’s struggle to reunite… Max Carver, a down-on-his-luck truck driver and Army vet, joins a rescue mission into Brazil. The target is a utopian tech village, the Colony, hidden in the rainforest and run by a charismatic genius. Max’s pregnant wife, Talis An apocalyptic supernova flashes over the South Pole. A mysterious mission sent deep into the Amazon. The story of one family’s struggle to reunite… Max Carver, a down-on-his-luck truck driver and Army vet, joins a rescue mission into Brazil. The target is a utopian tech village, the Colony, hidden in the rainforest and run by a charismatic genius. Max’s pregnant wife, Talisha Carver, is the NSA analyst who intercepted encrypted Colony messages signaling a mysterious impending event. Dr. Xin Rou is a Chinese researcher working at the IceCube neutrino experiment at the South Pole. On lucky days a single flash might signal the passage of a ghostly interstellar particle. Suddenly, IceCube’s entire array lights up. A million detectors at once. Which is impossible. The Antarctic sky is clear and calm—but she is already running for the door. Because the world is about to end. But the mystery only just begins... SELECTED PRAISE & REVIEWS MATTHEW MATHER “Terrifying because so plausible.” —Washington Post bestseller Steven Konkoly “Apocalyptic sci-fi at its most exciting.” —New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sansbury Smith “Mather creates characters you've instantly known your whole life.” —BOING BOING editor Jason Weisberger “Relentless pacing…bombshell plot twists.” —Publishers Weekly on Dreaming Tree

30 review for Aeon Rising: The Apocalypse Begins

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    3.5⭐ A gripping apocalyptic event thriller! I'm guessing everyone would remember exactly what they were doing if a nearby star goes KABOOM turning night to day and the sky red. In Aeon Rising a supernova appeared over the South Pole. A Chinese scientist Dr. Xin noticed it first on her monitor at Amundsen Station- Antarctica. Max Carver, an Army vet now trucker is asked by his old Army staff sergeant to aid Stillwater, a private military contractor on a rescue mission. He heads to the Amazon forest w 3.5⭐ A gripping apocalyptic event thriller! I'm guessing everyone would remember exactly what they were doing if a nearby star goes KABOOM turning night to day and the sky red. In Aeon Rising a supernova appeared over the South Pole. A Chinese scientist Dr. Xin noticed it first on her monitor at Amundsen Station- Antarctica. Max Carver, an Army vet now trucker is asked by his old Army staff sergeant to aid Stillwater, a private military contractor on a rescue mission. He heads to the Amazon forest where Max's childhood friend, Ben is running a hi-tech Colony in the middle of the jungle. But before they arrive, the night sky turns bright as day, and their Black Hawk spun out of control into a freefall. This was an exciting read! Two suns? I guess I'll take two suns over a giant meteor strike. I wish I understood all the hard science, I didn't but I enjoyed the adventure! At the heart of it all, it's a survival story. To stay alive and to get back to their loved ones. Dr. Xin to her young son, and Max to his NSA subcontractor pregnant wife. I'm definitely going to get book two when it comes out as the journey continues. Ray Porter did a wonderful job as always with the narration. Thank you, RB Media/Recorded Books, and Netgalley for this DRC.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Lewis

    This one is more of a three and a half, its pretty decent just not quite four stars worthy. This book has me wanting to lower the star rating of the last book I read because it is not as good as this was. But other books I have given four stars to were better. So I am going to declare it 3 1/2 stars. I wish we could do that here! This is a disaster/alien invasion book and while the story was compelling and the end was pretty good the knowledge of what is going on is all over the place. You get in This one is more of a three and a half, its pretty decent just not quite four stars worthy. This book has me wanting to lower the star rating of the last book I read because it is not as good as this was. But other books I have given four stars to were better. So I am going to declare it 3 1/2 stars. I wish we could do that here! This is a disaster/alien invasion book and while the story was compelling and the end was pretty good the knowledge of what is going on is all over the place. You get info from one group of characters saying its one thing and info from another group saying its another, one group will tell someone its something then immediately in private declare that its not that but something else all together. There is some mystery surrounding an AI and at least by the end of the book it seems to be friendly but there are people who think it may be dangerous. This definitely feels like the first section of a longer book that they have split into three sections. This was the first and then it sort of just ends. It does not resolve much of anything and I hate that. I do accept that its the reality of publishing right not. Do not sell a thousand page self contained novel, split it into three 350 page books so we get to charge the customer three times. Just sell it for more and give me the whole story!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Susan Tunis

    4.5 stars. There are few things I love as much as a good science thriller. Listen, you don't need to have a Ph.D, but do a little research. Throw around a few polysyllabic words. Add enough hard science to give your thriller some verisimilitude, and I will follow you ANYWHERE. Case in point, there was plenty of stuff in Matthew Mather's latest that strained my credulity--to say the least. But I was willing to go there with him because he gave me enough science for willing suspension of disbelief 4.5 stars. There are few things I love as much as a good science thriller. Listen, you don't need to have a Ph.D, but do a little research. Throw around a few polysyllabic words. Add enough hard science to give your thriller some verisimilitude, and I will follow you ANYWHERE. Case in point, there was plenty of stuff in Matthew Mather's latest that strained my credulity--to say the least. But I was willing to go there with him because he gave me enough science for willing suspension of disbelief. As it happens, Aeon Rising, is a ton of fun. I won't say that a supernova apocalyptic threat is completely unique, but it hasn't been done to death like so many of these plots have. Plus, Mr. Mather brings in any number of other dangers to his story. He creates some engaging characters, very much helped along by Ray Porter's excellent reading of the audiobook. He's got settings ranging from Antarctica to the Brazilian jungle to San Francisco. The novel's action is virtually non-stop. This first installment comes to a story arc, more than a conclusion. Pretty much everything is unresolved, which can be annoying, but truthfully, just leaves me wanting more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Keller

    Aeon is rising from the darkness of interstellar space, brightening and pouring heat onto Earth Shining brightly above Antarctica, a supernova or hypernova, Aeon was heating the surface of the planet. Melting the ice covering the southernmost continent and raising water levels across the world, the new sun was destroying the world below the equator, and causing floods and wind storms north of the equator. Maximum Carver and his pregnant wife Talisha are at the heart of the efforts to protect the Aeon is rising from the darkness of interstellar space, brightening and pouring heat onto Earth Shining brightly above Antarctica, a supernova or hypernova, Aeon was heating the surface of the planet. Melting the ice covering the southernmost continent and raising water levels across the world, the new sun was destroying the world below the equator, and causing floods and wind storms north of the equator. Maximum Carver and his pregnant wife Talisha are at the heart of the efforts to protect the planet. A Colony in the Amazon basin is at the heart of a futuristic conspiracy with deep knowledge of the strange new sun destroying the planet. What do they know and how long have they known it? Are they truly pressing a restart on civilization? Who or what is Nyx, Talisha's guiding AI? Is Nyx part of Aeon's network? A lot of questions to be answered. A lot of people dying. A global conspiracy? Hopefully the answers will be found in the next book in this amazing storyline. Mysterious and deadly characters trying to save or destroy civilization. Hard to put down, this is an awesome read!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Maria Park

    Mather Strikes it out of the Solar System Aeon Rising: The Apocalypse Begins may just be the best book Matthew Mather has ever written. Fully immersive from word one, this is a gripping narrative you just cannot put down. Max and Talisha Carver are called to Washington DC to meet with an old colleague and Max ends up sent on a hush hush ops team to Brazil while Talisha is tasked with inserting top secret spyware into her former employer's system. Just who the heroes are and what is really going on Mather Strikes it out of the Solar System Aeon Rising: The Apocalypse Begins may just be the best book Matthew Mather has ever written. Fully immersive from word one, this is a gripping narrative you just cannot put down. Max and Talisha Carver are called to Washington DC to meet with an old colleague and Max ends up sent on a hush hush ops team to Brazil while Talisha is tasked with inserting top secret spyware into her former employer's system. Just who the heroes are and what is really going on gets very confusing fast as a scientific installation in the Antarctic detects a wave of neutrinos just before a massive extra Solar explosion happens over Earth. Aeon Rising is not your typical post-apocalyptic story. But who would expect anything less from Matthew Mather? Will the Earth as we know it end? And what is The Colony all about in Brazil? Why is Max Carver seeing trees with wings flying into and destroying government jets? What a fabulous start to a series, I'm so sorry I have to wait for the next book to be written. Highly, highly recommended.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    I loved this book. I think if you like the Joe Ledger series you’ll also like this. This is the first book in a dystopian series & all about how the apocalypse starts. I’m not a scientist so the science could be wrong but I’m not bothered by that at all since there’s a flood of big fancy science-y words that make it sound spot on especially since they’re being delivered by the amazingly talented Ray Porter. I enjoyed the politics, the world from the South Pole to Brazil to the US and the main ch I loved this book. I think if you like the Joe Ledger series you’ll also like this. This is the first book in a dystopian series & all about how the apocalypse starts. I’m not a scientist so the science could be wrong but I’m not bothered by that at all since there’s a flood of big fancy science-y words that make it sound spot on especially since they’re being delivered by the amazingly talented Ray Porter. I enjoyed the politics, the world from the South Pole to Brazil to the US and the main characters are very well defined. There’s the loss of most electronics and the weather is out of control. The author introduces AI, monsters, aliens and an unstoppable contagion! I have only one complaint … cliff hanger! It feels like the preliminaries are taken care of and then it just stops & now I have to wait for book two. 😫 It was a fun fast paced military action adventure sci-fi. Great start! Can’t wait for book 2! Thank you NetGalley & McMillan Audio!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Thomas H

    Hell of an original story! The ONLY thing I thought that could use a little tweaking was that it took a bit too long to develop the story... As in what was at the heart of the conspiracy, why the colony was there, etc.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael Scott Scott

    Fast and Fantastical I gobbled up this first book I've read from Matthew Mather's, it was just what I was looking for. A fast, page turning, Sci fi adventure with depth, compelling characters and a twisty plot that has me now scratching for his 2nd book in the series. Well done Matthew! Fast and Fantastical I gobbled up this first book I've read from Matthew Mather's, it was just what I was looking for. A fast, page turning, Sci fi adventure with depth, compelling characters and a twisty plot that has me now scratching for his 2nd book in the series. Well done Matthew!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    uniquely different apocalyptic thriller Loved this story. Great plot and fabulous characters. Really well written. Congrats - I can’t wait for the next book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jim Arrowood

    Aeon Rising is the tale of a disaster from outer space that threatens to change life on the planet as we know it. I enjoyed the characters and was pleased to see them grow as the story progressed. There is plenty of engaging action taking place and I really didn't want to stop reading when I started. I hurried through my mundane obligations so I could get back to the book. There is also a great deal of emotional content in this story, and the writing was so good, one could feel what the character Aeon Rising is the tale of a disaster from outer space that threatens to change life on the planet as we know it. I enjoyed the characters and was pleased to see them grow as the story progressed. There is plenty of engaging action taking place and I really didn't want to stop reading when I started. I hurried through my mundane obligations so I could get back to the book. There is also a great deal of emotional content in this story, and the writing was so good, one could feel what the characters must have been feeling. The emotional spectrum in this tome is mostly on the dark side, but there are also brief glimmers of hope and even a small amount of humor thrown in for good measure. Another thing I was stirred by was the varied settings and how they were presented in the prose. There were urban settings, the Amazon Jungle, and the frozen tundra of the South Pole. Mather's descriptions were vivid and colorful, complete with the discomforts that come with those environments, as well as a few the author made up to add to the terror, especially in the jungle. Overall, I love this engaging story. Opening at a scientific research station on the continent of Antartica, a scientist monitors her equipment to detect neutrino particles as they strike the detectors. During the project, the scientist feels lucky when there is a hit, but one fateful day, her detectors lit up with a brilliance as an astronomical number of neutrinos excites her equipment. The scientist knows what this discovery means, and it isn't good. What follows is a nearby (a relative term in astronomy) super nova event that has the effect of placing a second sun to heat the already warmed Earth. Climate change is rapid and will prove catastrophic to all life, especially human life. A man is sent to the Amazon in South America to contact an eccentric billionaire and friend to learn what he is up to in pursuing scientific discovery he would not be allowed to work on in the U.S. The man's pregnant wife is left to fend for herself and finds difficulty, but also finds help from a mysterious source. The people of the Earth seek relief by moving north as fast as they can while resources are stretched to the limits and services are nonexistent. The characters in this story are all well written and come alive as the reader gets to know them. Max Carver is former military, currently a professional over-the-road trucker. He's been tapped to find and contact a friend from his past and learn what he is doing in the Amazon jungle. Max seems to be a gentle, nice guy on the surface, but he has a skill set and very good survival instincts. Mostly, he just wants to finish the job he was sent to do and get back home with his wife. She is seven months pregnant with their first child. Talisha Carver, Max's wife, is also preoccupied with the idea of Max being home before their baby is born. She also has a special skill set and is trying to survive in the difficult situation brought about by the supernova that has trapped Max in the jungle. When she is accosted by several dangerous people, she has to go on the run to save herself and her unborn child, while trying to learn what happened to Max and getting some place safe. She also finds she has a mysterious companion who claims wanting to help her. Dr. Xin Rhou is the first person to detect the neutrino burst heralding the coming of the supernova. She is stationed at the South Pole and is a Chinese national. There seems to be more to her than just a simple researcher. She also finds herself involved in a mystery involving murder and other mayhem. My favorite point of plot for Aeon Rising is all the things hinted at in future installments of the series. There are several questions that come to mind: 1. How will governments deal with a mass migration of people moving north to get away from the effects of the Aeon supernova? 2. What part does Max's friend play in the changes in the Amazon jungle? 3. What is the nature of Talisha's mysterious friend who wants to help, and why has this entity appeared? 4. How is Max going to survive in an environment that is out to do him harm at every turn? 5. What will finally be the fate of Xin and what is her actual role in developing events? The overarching theme and my takeaway from Aeon Rising is survival for everyone in a situation that happened without warning. There are no contingency plans in place to deal with the mass migration of humanity to the northern parts of the planet to escape a developing situation. On the surface, the people of the planet seem to face certain extinction from something no one understands and can't do anything about, except hold out in hopes the crisis will work itself out. Mather has set up a seemingly impossible to survive story. It will be interesting to see what roads he will lead us down as the questions are answered. This segment of the series gives the reader an exposition of people, places, and things likely leading to some amazing plot twists. I think Aeon Rising is an uncommonly great example of telling a story to invoke compassion, apprehension, and extraordinary thrills. I give Aeon Rising: The Apocalypse Begins my highest recommendations as a book well worth reading.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Martha

    I was pulled right into this apocalyptic techno-thriller. Max was reluctant to leave his pregnant wife, but the fee offered by Colonel Buchannan to retrieve his daughter, Iona, was too attractive to resist. No one planned on an unexpected supernova incident that wiped out technology around the globe and set off drastic climate disasters. Max is miles away trying to survive in the jungles of Brazil after the helicopter crashes. A handful of the retrieval team, including their guide, a fierce Afrika I was pulled right into this apocalyptic techno-thriller. Max was reluctant to leave his pregnant wife, but the fee offered by Colonel Buchannan to retrieve his daughter, Iona, was too attractive to resist. No one planned on an unexpected supernova incident that wiped out technology around the globe and set off drastic climate disasters. Max is miles away trying to survive in the jungles of Brazil after the helicopter crashes. A handful of the retrieval team, including their guide, a fierce Afrikaner mercenary, are taken in by the Colony whose leader, Ben, is an old friend of Max. The Colony is a utopian tech village that was initially assisted by government agencies who now fear Ben and the Colony have gotten out of control. Max doesn’t even know if Iona, a doctor working with Ben, wants to be rescued. Then he discovers that the Colony nanotechnology is creating monster creatures set on stopping Max and his escape. Max just wants to get back home, not knowing that Talisha is caught up in secrecy between Colonel Buchannan and a rogue revolutionary group that wants to eliminate AI. Meanwhile, the only scientist who tried to give a short warning of the solar event, Dr. Xin, is trying to save the data from the IceCube neutrino lab at the South Pole. Americans are desperate to get the data, but Xin wants to deliver it to her agent handlers in China. Xin and the IT expert, Dag, get left behind as the lab begins to flood and unknown assailants shoot at them. The Back in Washington, DC, Colonel Buchannan and the authorities are scrambling to protect the president (and themselves) while trying to make sure that the mission to stop the Colony will be successful. They need to get their hands on Tal to keep some leverage and make sure she doesn’t get into the wrong hands. They would be even more desperate if they knew that Tal was getting guidance from a mysterious AI, Nyx. There is a lot of action going on in this novel with four character groups/locations being tracked. The reader/listener is busy trying to sort out the good guys, the bad guys, and how the evolving technology is going to help or hurt. As a backdrop to the plot conspiracies, the solar event has thrown everyone into chaos anticipating worldwide devastation. I enjoyed the fast-paced action, even though I struggled to sort out where the author was going. The Colony technology reminded me of scenes from the Matrix, crossing boundaries between reality and simulation. Even as the story closed out, it wasn’t totally clear who the good guys are and how the characters were going to survive. I will be looking to read the continuation in the next book set to release in December. I recommend this to readers who enjoy techno-thrillers and apocalyptic sci-fi. Audio Notes: Ray Porter is a wonderful narrator. I can always rely on him to deliver distinct voices and energy that enhance the story. I will always be glad to listen to books he narrates. Source: NetGalley 2022. My Rating: 4.75 of 5.0 Overall; Story 4.75; Narration 4.75.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    I have read a few of this authors books now and have really enjoyed them all. This book, like his others, falls into what I call the "science-thriller" genre. Think Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton or Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. It has a ton of fast-paced action mixed with a story that takes place in our current time with current and near-future science ideas thrown in. Mather combines AI, nanobots, climatology, and numerous other areas of science to create this gripping story and I thoroughly I have read a few of this authors books now and have really enjoyed them all. This book, like his others, falls into what I call the "science-thriller" genre. Think Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton or Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. It has a ton of fast-paced action mixed with a story that takes place in our current time with current and near-future science ideas thrown in. Mather combines AI, nanobots, climatology, and numerous other areas of science to create this gripping story and I thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster ride. The plot was very mysterious for much of book. It wasn't until about 85 percent into it before some of the moving parts became clear, making the story hard to put down. I just had to know what the heck was going on so I just kept listening to the dulcet tones of our narrator, Ray Porter. Once the threads started to come together, I binged to the satisfying conclusion. Clearly, a sequel will be coming but Mather did a great job of wrapping this one up nicely so it was not a frustrating cliffhanger. All in all, a fun, action-packed book with likable main characters and some mysteries yet to unfold. Loved it. Thank you NetGalley and MacMillian Audio for allowing me to review this book!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lady

    This book had a brilliant start. Sci-fi is a genre I keep edging into, as l like the more realistic dystopia books that have plenty of science obviously with a pinch of salt on the accuracy. This fell into that category. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was wonderful and the perfect fit. Definitely a 5 star narrator. I loved the pace of this book and the intensity that was created. A silly lapse in concentration by me made me lose my way and it was hard to pull back and get my bearin This book had a brilliant start. Sci-fi is a genre I keep edging into, as l like the more realistic dystopia books that have plenty of science obviously with a pinch of salt on the accuracy. This fell into that category. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was wonderful and the perfect fit. Definitely a 5 star narrator. I loved the pace of this book and the intensity that was created. A silly lapse in concentration by me made me lose my way and it was hard to pull back and get my bearings again due to the pace of the book. So it does take lots of concentration. I enjoyed the range of characters all with there different characteristics made the book all that more enjoyed. This book is the first part of the series so plenty more action to get involved with. Many thanks to the author, narrator and publishing team for creating this wonderful story that im sure all dystopia fans will enjoy.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Wow, this had a lot going on. Mather ties it all up in the end, but for the most part you wonder what the heck is going on. You should not read this if insects and creepy crawlies make you shudder, because there's plenty of it going on in the Amazon. The whole thing is quite a ride, and I'm in hopes that the story continues into a series. I'd love to see how Mather will resolve things; they are really not many loose ends but he did leave it open for more. And Ray Porter on audio. What more can I Wow, this had a lot going on. Mather ties it all up in the end, but for the most part you wonder what the heck is going on. You should not read this if insects and creepy crawlies make you shudder, because there's plenty of it going on in the Amazon. The whole thing is quite a ride, and I'm in hopes that the story continues into a series. I'd love to see how Mather will resolve things; they are really not many loose ends but he did leave it open for more. And Ray Porter on audio. What more can I say?

  15. 4 out of 5

    David R

    Matthew did it again I'm totally hooked and will have trouble waiting for the next books in the remarkable series. Once again Matthew has created a vast of characters with depth and varying degrees of integrity, grit and resilience in the face of nearly unimaginable challenges and disasters. Again, as always the science is frighteningly well researched so one can't simply stand back and say that will never happen! Good job, Matthew. Keep on keeping on! Matthew did it again I'm totally hooked and will have trouble waiting for the next books in the remarkable series. Once again Matthew has created a vast of characters with depth and varying degrees of integrity, grit and resilience in the face of nearly unimaginable challenges and disasters. Again, as always the science is frighteningly well researched so one can't simply stand back and say that will never happen! Good job, Matthew. Keep on keeping on!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Meenaz Lodhi

    4.5*. An excellent plot and storyline. A bit brusque and with tons of short sentences. I found a weak description of the characters though. All in all, a very intriguing, riddled and full of suspense story that kept me on my toes the whole time, tension is palpable and the story kept me guessing the whole time. And, what a fascinating tech! My goodness! I was really fascinated, the wonders of it.. I’ll definitely read book-2!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ray

    Let me see if I can get this all in. Super nova wrecks havoc. Protagonist, former military husband and Israeli wife that may have connections to Israeli intelligence. Megalomaniac, super smart rich guy who just happens to be husband's best friend from childhood and might have something to do with the super nova. Conspiring politician and military officer scheming to take advantage of a crisis. Oh yeah, alien contact through data networks. Yawn. Decidedly serial. Let me see if I can get this all in. Super nova wrecks havoc. Protagonist, former military husband and Israeli wife that may have connections to Israeli intelligence. Megalomaniac, super smart rich guy who just happens to be husband's best friend from childhood and might have something to do with the super nova. Conspiring politician and military officer scheming to take advantage of a crisis. Oh yeah, alien contact through data networks. Yawn. Decidedly serial.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Matthew Mather is King of the Apocalypse Not a lot more to be said. Excellent work and an enjoyable read. The premise (an exploding star light years away could wipe out this solar system..) is interesting and a wee bit scary... Matthew takes us on a frightening journey from the possible to the terrible... Can't wait for next in the series :) Matthew Mather is King of the Apocalypse Not a lot more to be said. Excellent work and an enjoyable read. The premise (an exploding star light years away could wipe out this solar system..) is interesting and a wee bit scary... Matthew takes us on a frightening journey from the possible to the terrible... Can't wait for next in the series :)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Neville Townsend

    Non stop action/adventure. A hypernova in deep space is affecting Earth can humans survive? Loved the book could not stop listening, it also help having an excellent narrator. Roll on book 2. I received this audiobook from RB Digital via Netgalley for a review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    Thanks to NetGalley and RB Media for an advanced audio book in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars A lot going on as the world ends due to a supernova. Some interesting tech ideas. I didn't connect with the main characters. Narration by Ray Porter was very good. Thanks to NetGalley and RB Media for an advanced audio book in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars A lot going on as the world ends due to a supernova. Some interesting tech ideas. I didn't connect with the main characters. Narration by Ray Porter was very good.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mark Weir

    Very different (and very good) world apocalypse story Hidden agendas, conspiracies galore, human infecting electronic viruses, exploding stars, nanotechnology...this story had a little bit of everything and left me wishing for more. Can't wait until the next one. Very different (and very good) world apocalypse story Hidden agendas, conspiracies galore, human infecting electronic viruses, exploding stars, nanotechnology...this story had a little bit of everything and left me wishing for more. Can't wait until the next one.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    an apocalypse to beat all others! What an awe inspiring, terrifying tale. There’s such complexity, violence, power controlling, and hope. Aeon Rising is deserving of many more stars. If you read nothing else all year, read this!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jim DuBey

    Had to abandon ship The authors notes said he liked to slowly build the story. After reading a third of the book I had no interest in the characters or story line. Far to slow for me.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cody

    Overload of hi tech info I recommend this book, just be prepared for an overload of words you've probably never heard of. I started to skim a lot of pages. Overload of hi tech info I recommend this book, just be prepared for an overload of words you've probably never heard of. I started to skim a lot of pages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Byrum

    I love all of Matthew Mather’s novels but this one definitely became my favorite! It’s action packed and so realistic. I can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy to come out!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Frank

    A good start to an apocalyptic story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Ann Collins

    A story to keep retelling I feel some aspects of this story could be in play right now! Could it be a cause for some of the hate and violence that we are experiencing today? Huh, something to think about. Well written and very believable. I believe anyone would enjoy this thrilling story!

  28. 4 out of 5

    John Faithful

    Absolutely gripping! Definitely my new favorite Matthew Mather novel. Great characters, especially Talisha, and excellent story lines in this gripping new series. Can’t wait for the next book in the Aeon series to come out.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Loretta Palmer

  30. 4 out of 5

    Leicha

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