The Interstellar Age: The Complete Trilogy
by Valmore Daniels
Narrated by Dave Wright
The roots of the Mayan civilization lore tell of the rising and falling of worlds. Human kind gaining the secret technology to travel the stars ends one and begins another. Upon the discovery of the element known as Kinemet and the Plutonian artifact that cycles through the spectrum as a vessel made of this material approaches, human kind is forced to admit that other sentients exist.
The story is woven around the orphaned son of asteroid prospectors, Alex Minez; Major Turner of NASA; Michael Sanderson of Canada Corporation and Chou Yen, a notorious criminal. The intrigue bounces around the solar system for decades before faster than light travel is survived and the big bad beyond is realized.
This is a good and well paced story. The hand waving is not too bad and most of the plot developments proceed well except for a certain CEO who keeps doing really gullible things. The narrator had a pretty good range of voice changes. As a product I will state that the scene or chapter change sound effect needed to be volume equalized to the rest of the work, it really is obnoxious. Overall I give this a three out of five satisfaction units.