From the Bestselling Author of the Sector 64 Series!
I Am Legend meets Gravity and The Martian when Earth's last man discovers that the last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. If you like action-packed, page-turning novels, you'll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.
Can Humanity's Last Two Unite?
Separated by the gu...more
I kept waiting for something original and interesting to happen and continued to wait the entire book. I kept felt like I was reading some poor mash up of plot lines taken from the movies Castaway and Gravity, combined with The Martian.
The vocabulary of the author seemed ...more
The entire population of humans AND animals on earth ALL disappear! Angela was on the space station and Vaughn was in a NASA experiment and wasn’t technically “on earth” so these two are the only survivors. Unfortunately, Angela is starving to death on the space station. Can Vaughn figure out how to rescue the lone astronaut?
This was an action packed book with lots and ...more
"Solitude: Dimension Space Book One," has a mediocre story, that is poorly told by its author, Mr. Dean M. Cole.
The near-time story, follows the two (2) MC's, lone survivors of an event, that has made all life, other than plants, disappear from Earth. One character is on Earth, while the other is stranded, alone on the ISS. The planet-side male MC, belatedly discovers the orbiting female MC, embarks on a haphazard rescue mission, as the energy event centered at th ...more
I had the pleasure of reviewing Dean Cole’s Duology of Sector 64. This made me extra super excited to have the chance to listen to Cole’s newest, Solitude. I have seen ads running in different places that calls this a cross between The Martian and I Am Legend. I know, right?! This got my interest doubly piqued. But, I don’t think I would have compared this to I Am Legend. Because, well, there were no zombie ...more
In case that wasn’t enough of a clue, let me state it outright: I loved this book. The writing wasn’t always perfect, but I was caught up in the stor ...more
It is important to note that I listened to this story in audio book format, so I'm including a rating for the performance of the narrators.
Writing: 5/5 Stars
The proficiency of Cole’s writing suggests that he is a person either naturally gifted or incredibly focused on perfectionism. The writing itself is natural and effortless both f ...more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the only person left on Earth? Ask yourself, what if you had no contact with anyone on the planet, no way of knowing if anyone else survived because all transmissions are nonexistent. What would you do?
This is exactly what Dean Cole wrote about in Solitude. He’s got a theoretical Physicist who, by luck (or was it?), misses her shuttle ride back down to Earth with her two companions and two aeronautical engineers testing a new inven ...more
It was disappointing how quickly it dropped off, however. In the audio version, you just tune in and ...more
I don't think I'd have enjoyed this nearly as much if it hadn't been narrated by RC Bray and Julia Whelan. Any other narrators would have made this a 3-star book. It just goes to show you what a fantastic audiobook performance can ...more
4 stars for a fun read. (and I'm reading the second in the series now)
(Personal note - the Kindle copy I downloaded had the same cover as the audio book, but there's no such edition here on GR. I prefer it to the cover here.)
I wish it was possible to give a book two different ratings. There are a lot of positive reviews for Solitude and several excoriating ones. Both review types are well deserved. It's an easy, afternoon read. I enjoyed the story and the female character, and the twist at the end, while very much out of left field, was just unexpected and twisty enough to hook me for book two.
I finished the book, and I'll read the next one because I want to know what happened to everyone. Any time ...more
Swap a brother for a female stranger and actually have the central character as the last ...more
I was glad to see implications of the disaster worked out, and also the Mac ...more
Army Aviator Vaughn Singleton is testing a new invention and is disconnected from the planet with his friend, when they lose all communications with everyone. They have no clue what is happening and are stuck in the machine till they can manually open it, but air is running out quickly!! They eventually get out but Vaughn's friend is killed and ...more
I read / listened to this book. The book is a KU and I picked up the audio when it was a daily deal.
A light wave passes over the planet and all life disappears. People, animals and insects. Only plants remain. Angela is a physicist stuck on the ISS with low provisions and no way home. Vaughn is a washed up army pilot who survived because he was part of a test that took place in a vacuum.
Vaughn has no clue as to why or where all the people and animals went. Angela knows that whateve ...more
This is the first time I've read a book by Dean M Cole, and I discovered that he can write a very intense, riveting story...
RC Bray and Julia Whelan team up, ...more
When Multitude came out a couple of days ago I decided it’s time to listen to the series.
About the book, I really liked it, I like the author style of writing “ really simple, nothing hard core “ making it fun and easy to understand it all.
Excellent narration without a doubt.
Fully recommend !!!
And now I’m moving on to Multitude hoping for an even better audiobook with some ...more
Guy does something stupid and endangers himself. Guy does something else stupid and endangers himself. Guy does something else stupid and endangers himself. Suddenly guy does something super smart and miraculous and fixes it all. Then guy does something stupid and endangers himself. And so on and so on and so on.
Dean M. Cole REALLY wanted to recreate the feeling of Andy Weir's The Martian. But this book just does not get there. It seems like the Mr. Cole only k ...more
Certainly a "Martian" wannabe (the narrative even goes so far as to mention the Weir novel by name), it never reaches that same level of intrigue and the characters don't even come close to the depth and likability of Mark Watney.