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Offworld (Dangerous Times Collection Book #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

What is going on???

I have not read Robin Parrish's other series of books (Relentless, Fearless, Merciless) but have heard such good things about them (and they are on my TBR list) that I was thrilled to see he had a stand alone book coming out that I could get my hands on. So "Offworld" c...
I have not read Robin Parrish's other series of books (Relentless, Fearless, Merciless) but have heard such good things about them (and they are on my TBR list) that I was thrilled to see he had a stand alone book coming out that I could get my hands on. So "Offworld" comes in and I start reading and by the end of chapter 1, I can not put it down! The style is intense and pressing and I just kept turning the pages... 2:00 in the morning - who cares! I'm reading "Offworld" here people! I wasn't sure how he could make an interesting book with only really 4 characters, but boy did he. And all may not be as it seems anyway... or is it???

The first manned mission to Mars comes home after 2 1/2 years excepting lots of hoopla and celebration... only one problem, no one is there to greet them. No one. Anywhere. Period. So the four astronauts set out to figure out what happened and where everyone is. The most obvious destination for answers is in Houston where an enormous shaft of light is emanating.

Along the way they run into a few issues, but what will they find, and will they make it? I was absolutely sucked into the world of "Offworld". There were only two places where I was kind of like, okay already - the tornado and Chris Burke's flashbacks to Mars. Otherwise this book is a roller coaster that shoots out of the starting gate and doesn't stop til the last page! I can't wait to read more by Robin Parrish!

posted by Janna6 on August 30, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Don't judge a book by its cover.......because it may be the best part.

This book went from intriguing to "Heh, let's see if little Billy wants to write a few chapters". I made it until about 40 pages left and I couldn't take it anymore. I'm embarrassed to say I read it. Although, I didn't finish, so that's a plus. Seriously, the first half...
This book went from intriguing to "Heh, let's see if little Billy wants to write a few chapters". I made it until about 40 pages left and I couldn't take it anymore. I'm embarrassed to say I read it. Although, I didn't finish, so that's a plus. Seriously, the first half of the book kept you reading, and then suddenly, it was like a different writer finished the book. Not only did the plot deteriorate, the writing did as well. Hopefully, God saved the world at the end. Mr. Parrish, you're no Travis Thrasher.

posted by rjp1130 on September 4, 2011

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

    Suspenseful thriller about astronauts returning home to an empty Earth

    Offworld by Robin Parrish is a mind-bending sci-fi thriller that simply begs for big screen treatment. A group of four astronauts: Chris, Trisha, Terry, and Owen have been on a mission to Mars for the past twenty-nine months. Two months before they are due to return home, they lose contact with NASA, and end up returning home blind, hoping that it is simply a problem with their equipment. They are shocked by what they find on the return home: the earth is empty, all humans and animals are gone and have been since that fateful day two months ago. Determining that their mission is not at an end, they set out to discover the cause of a mysterious light radiating from Houston and find that they may not be the only ones left alive after all. Hollywood, listen up! Transformers 2, we did not need;Offworld NEEDS to be made into a movie! Parrish writes so cinematically , every scene comes to life. The action rips across the pages, and the characters would make stars of the actors in the roles. Parrish keeps the suspense taut by giving more questions than answers and keeping the characters constantly on the run for their lives. The chase scenes are phenomenal, especially Trisha's leap with two jeeps across the sky into a skyscraper. On the screen, it's the kind of scene that would earn a cheer of awe from the crowd, on the page, it made my jaw drop and I wanted to share it with someone else. Parrish is a writer I will definitely be keeping my eye on in the future!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Awesome Read

    If you like action and adventure with some space travel this is a very entertaining book . Couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Awesome

    This was the best book I have read since I got this nook for my birthday 1 year ago!
    Cindy J Texas

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Great!

    A page turner. Could not put it down. Action to the very last page

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Wow

    One word......AMAZING!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I found the title intriguing with regard to the picture on the cover of the book. It looks apocolyptic but not in a manner that looks like devastation.

    This book was really good. I could not guess what was actually going on until practically the end of the book. I recommend it highly.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Wow!

    Been a while since i could not put a book down. This is a must read for anyone who enjoys paranormal, christian, espionage, mystery or romance. One of the few books that i have ever given a 5 star rating. Read this in one day while cooking cleaning and taking care of an infant and a 4 year old. Kudos Robin Parrish. No one has been able to hold my attention from my grand daughter since she was borne.

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