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Publisher's Summary

It’s one kid versus an entire band of space pirates in this cosmic middle grade caper from New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells.

Zero is just one of 20,000 people aboard a spaceship bound for a new planet set to be colonized. The journey is over a century long but luckily, everyone is in stasis, so they’ll be safe and sound asleep during the trip. Everyone that is, except for Zero, whose pod has malfunctioned, waking him up a hundred years early. His initial excitement in roaming the ship alone quickly turns to a heart-stopping interstellar adventure when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and take the colonizers hostage. With everyone he knows fast asleep, it’s up to Zero to think fast and find a way to stop them–all on his own.

The full cast for this production includes Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Betsy Hogg, Josh Hurley, Jonathan Davis, Jennifer Van Dyck, Chelsea Spack, Charlie Thurston, David Shih, Eunice Wong, Eddy Lee, Allyson Johnson, and Polly Lee. 

©2018 Dan Wells (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Interesting. Well performed.

Well performed almost visual. Would have liked some soundtracks in the background to enhance the overall experience. Listened to it on my driving trips better than music especially on long trips. Kids would love it.

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An awesome fictional story

You would forget you are in the real world listening to this, one of the best listens in a long time.

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  • PB
  • 14-09-22

Engaging

Loved the narration and the story, and finished it fast. The narrators of all the characters did well, especially of Zero.

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For kids, with imagination!!

Simple, lovable tale of star struck kids in space that all our childhood dreams are made of.

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Amazing kids sci-fi!

At times, couldn't hear the narration over the music. Would've been better with less and/or lower background music. Narrators did a fabulous job!

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A good and short listen.

The background music was too loud at times. Narration was passable. The narrator did make the protagonist sound like a 7 year old whereas he is said to be 12. In conclusion an engaging affair.

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Soundtracks not good

narrator made it seem the twelve year old was a 9 year old.
Sound tracks didn't match the book and narrator didn't hide her emotions

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  • Kingsley
  • 07-12-18

Passengers movie with space pirates

Earth has discovered two planets which could sustain human life, and have built two generation ships to take 20,000 people to each planet. Zero and his family (his parent's worked on creating the generation ship) are part of the 20,000 who will board the ship and be put into cryostasis for the 105 year journey. But 28 days into a 105 year journey, as the ship goes through the Kuiper Belt, Zero wakes up to find himself alone on a giant ship. Alone, except for the space pirates living in The Belt who are trying to steal parts off of the ship. Can Zero stop the pirates, and work out how to get his cryopod working again?

While this is on the surface a kids story, it is well told and engaging and good for the entire family. Kids will enjoy it, and adults probably will too. Adults won't have to endure it.

The science in this book is good, but also easily accessible for all ages. It easily describes things like the lack of set direction in space (the enemies gate is down!) and how asteroid belts work (not like star wars where you weave between rocks that are always clashing together), without descending into information dumps. The science is built into the story.

Main narration is performed by Zeller, with the voices for each character done by other actors. So each individual character has a very distinct voice. The multiple voices are seamlessly integrated together, and sound really good. There is minimal sound effects or music. It is used but it is light and subtle touches, so enhance the production but not overwhelm it. There are other effects such as doing slight voice echos when Zero first wakes up and is searching a empty space ship alone - gives impression of space and emptiness that really adds to the atmosphere.

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  • Amanda W.
  • 09-12-18

Zero G

I picked this one up because I already owned many of the choice for this month’s free picks. I LOVED IT!

This is great for kids and adults! As an adult, I found it really entertaining! The voice acting, music, and snark from the ship’s navigator were great!

Kid or adult, I think anyone who listens to this will have fun with it!

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  • James ODonnell
  • 09-12-18

Entertaining

I haven’t been a huge fan of the free originals so far, and I figured with this being upper MG, something I don’t usually read, I would continue to be disappointed. However, I was wrong. This book was well-written and expertly performed. It’s the first of the free originals that I would’ve paid for.

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  • Aparries
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Perfect for riding alone or with the family

It’s difficult to find books I can listen to when my 5 yr old is in the car with me. This is a really good and very cute story. One of the best audible Originals I’ve heard recently and definitely one of the better free ones.

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  • Mei Gaffey
  • 09-12-18

Adorable Family Friendly Adventure

Characters were well done, and story was a good blend of simple, funny, and thought provoking. Obvioisly intended for a young audience, but I found it enjoyable to listen to with my kids as well. Nice listen for a car trip.

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  • Angela
  • 06-12-18

Great cast and sound design!

I love the way this sounds! The cast is great, and with the narration, it is really easy to follow. The story is funny and exciting. Great for the whole family!

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  • Lady Day
  • 16-12-18

Perfect for Children

As an adult I fornd some part annoying but when I thing of young children I can see them engrossed in the suspense and adventure of the story. All performances were wonderful.

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  • Danny Brown
  • 07-12-18

Wonderful

Absolutely loved it. Reminds me of Passengers. Made me smile all the way through. I want to hear more

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  • Mrs.P
  • 25-04-19

love it!

more more more.... my son asked me for 2. my son is 14 and I still begging him to read more books. this one did it for him.

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  • Rikard
  • 08-12-18

Great story

Realy masterfully performed by both writer and cast of narrators loved every second of it

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  • Tom Hanauer
  • 02-01-22

Great fun for kids

My 7yr old really enjoyed it. We listened together and I (45) enjoyed it just fine. Amazon says it's for teens and young adults. I think not.

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  • Booksniffer
  • 03-12-21

Fun story for all ages

Loved the protagonist, villains a bit cartoony, fast-moving and very entertaining story.
Voice-acting excellent!

A perfect, cheerful story to listen to during dull and gloomy days.

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  • Kirsten Moseley
  • 27-08-21

Amazing!

This story is AMAZING! I recommend this book to anyone who like space, pirates, space pirates and zero gravity!

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  • Joe
  • 05-10-22

Good fun

I know it was probably for people a lot younger than 30 but this was a real fun little adventure, home alone in space vibes

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  • Abby Larive
  • 29-08-22

brilliant sci fi

This book was EPIC!! I couldn't stop listening to it.
This is brilliant for sci fi fans and you won't be able to stop.
It kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole story.

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  • Jacob
  • 14-08-22

Wow!

I discovered this simply by scrolling through the plus catalogue, and I am so glad I did. This book is amazing, Dan Wells has really outdone himself here. The cast is perfect and sound like they are just having a blast; they and the soundtrack immerse you completely in the story, where you have to hear it through to the end. I highly recommend this book to any and all, it truly is a gem.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-22

Really good book enjoyed it a lot I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good book

Enjoyed it a lot some of the music can be creepy but overall good.Also good for kids.

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  • Mrs Joanne Hulme
  • 29-06-22

Listened 10 times each like the first

Absoloutly amazing, Dan Wells has outdone himself with this incredible story.highly reccomend this great book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-22

I loved it

but it was a bit scary I mean like the music don't u think?

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  • simon davis
  • 19-02-22

glad there's 3 books (mabye more)

I love the voice actors and that they stay the same during the books (if they don't I never really look sorry)
glad there are more books and that the story might not be over!
can't wait to see if zero and ... well read the book and find out!!!!

books

number one :zero g
number two :dragon planet
number three : stargazer

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-22

My 8 year old loves this series!!!

My 8 year old loves this series!!! Great books !
I enjoy listening along with him on school commute in the car.

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  • Rees Buck
  • 21-07-22

Holy crap sooooooo good

I enjoyed this book so much and could not stop listening too it. Very interesting.

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  • Bootsy
  • 16-07-22

This is book was amazingly great

The first is a bit boring but once the space pirates come it gets interesting it is really cool when wait I should not give it away

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-06-22

Pretty spacey

This was a great book but the only problem is that the first hour is boring because there are no problems other them him waking him up until the pirates come then it’s cool

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  • Vincent King
  • 22-04-22

something different

I guess this book is for the young kids but this old bugger enjoyed something different got a giggle the narrator was excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-22

great

This is a great story. My kids loved it. The music is a bit loud in parts.

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  • Vijayanthi Chintamaneni
  • 26-01-22

This book is amazing

This book is a great story for kids all ages. The book is narrated well by the full cast and the background music.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-22

Excellent for 9 yr olds

My 9yr old son loved it. Was supposed to be for nightime story but found him listening the next day. Didn't mind it myself. Onto the rest of the the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-22

Awesome!

One of the best stories we’ve heard in this genre. No holes in the plot.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-21

Kids loved it

Action, on the edge of your seat - 9 year old
it was awesome - 7 year old
I loved when they saved it - 4 year old