Web of Life


Read by Paul J. Joseph

(4.6 stars; 109 reviews)

Sally Buds had scarcely arrived on Earth before she is called back into service. She is, of course, Earth’s only real expert on the evil Masters on New Ontario, but now there may be trouble coming from this side of the fold! A Japanese ship representing the Asian Economic Alliance is now heading towards the fold and UN Command fears that they may be trying to forge an alliance with the Masters.

This time Sally’s crew includes a battalion of soldiers armed with deadly weapons. But, as before, the mission turns out to be different than expected. Trapped and a realm that makes no logical sense and defies physics, Sally’s crew encounters an intelligence beyond human reasoning and a beast which stalks them mercilessly seeking revenge for a crime they can’t imagine.


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Chapters

Episode 1 - The New Mission Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 2 Preparations Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 3 The Ship Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 4 Conflict and Judgment Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 5 The Tempest Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 6 The Nature of the Problem Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 7 The Enemy Ship Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 8 Transition Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 9 The Web Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 10 Strained Relationships Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 11 Past Provocation Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 12 It Begins Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 13 Conflict Without and Within Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 14 The Web and its Grip Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 15 Skirmish Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 16 The Captains Return Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 17 Insight and Strategy Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 18 Insight Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 19 Fanatical Frenzy Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 20 Rainbow Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 21 The Price of the Rescue Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 22 The Ultimate Strategy Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 23 Showdown Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 24 Redemption Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 25 Darkness Comes Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 26 Light Returns Read by Paul J. Joseph
Episode 27 Preview of Splashdown and Wrap-up Read by Paul J. Joseph

Reviews

Still digesting in Borneo

(3.5 stars)

Phew....where does one begin. This is an extremely complex story where the narrative does not so much twist and turns, but rather rises and falls through its many layers....and be prepared for stomach in mouth moments...either on the way up or down. This is firstly a Sci-fi narrative and there are many interesting concepts and propositions to wrap ones mind around. However, it is also an exploration of human character under stress and how this impacts relationships. I really appreciated this book, even if I was riled by the actions of some characters; but I guess that's the point! Good one Paul....looking forward to Splash down....

(4 stars)

The author always has interesting and clever dual storylines. Unfortunately in this book he is heavy handed. For some reason in the future lesbians are discriminated against and we are reminded again and again and again. Military leaders and Christians are presented as stereotypes (both are irrational lunatics). That being said, I find the author's work very enjoyable! I highly recommend all his books! Keep up the good work.

fractures

(5 stars)

I will say WOW! Join Sally and companions on a harrowing adventure that joins so many sci-fi concepts with real world human issues it is hard not to stay up and listen all night. I don’t think there is any gratuitous sex or violence in this book so it is a great listen. Good to the end. One of my newest favorite authors.

(0 stars)

Just finished listening to most recent podcast. I did enjoy web of life but not as much as the others (which I loved), but having listened to some of your answers to other comments I see why this is the case. The snippet you gave us from Splashdown has really ...

(0 stars)

Raymond, Thank you for your interest and I am glad you enjoyed the story to the extent that you did. Yes, I think you will like Splashdown more because it takes a critical step further in the development of many things in the characters and their interaction. I'm glad you ...

(0 stars)

paul, thanks for the the audiobook. i did listen to a few of the other popular titles here, but yours is the first i appreciated enough to make a donation for. offcourse hoping u will continue to write and narrate more books and long series. i think it were the ...

(0 stars)

This is a great story. I like how the different books are separate yet tied together. The storyline is quite original. The only complaint I have is the overly obvious social commentary about Sally's sexuality when she was getting her mind probed. It felt like an over-bearing soapbox moment where ...

(5 stars)

A fantastic story! I'm far too late for the prize drawer but I loved this novel. The plot encompasses life, the universe and everything, not much more that one can ask. I particularly liked the ending, no spoilers here, so you'll have to listen to find out why.