Orbs (Orbs #1)Orbs by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This review addresses the entire Orbs Series, Books 1-4 including two shorts, Red Sands and White Sands. Suggest reading the prequel shorts first, but it doesn’t matter. Just read from the beginning of the series to get the most from this exciting SciFi story. Several characters traverse the entire series.

Plot. Earth is invaded, a handful of humans survive to save the human race, and the earth itself – even taking you to Mars. The aliens are sucking up all the water on this planet, and other worlds in the cosmos. Lakes, rivers, streams, oceans, the snow from mountain tops, ice, and … the human body. As the climate changes, temperatures soar, and more humans are gobbled up. Cut to a huge space ship that has abducted some humans and other life forms and it is speeding through space headed for……..no spoilers. Did you know alien blood is blue?

Liked. Length. Just a personal thing. Long stories are yummy. This series is close to 40 hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format. Narration, production is fine, no sex, no language inappropriate to the scene. Given this is very futuristic, sexism is not an issue – there are many strong female characters – yea!

Not so hot? Not too much. You may get attached to a few characters that become alien munchies, but that’s SciFi. Hard to roll your eyes at fantasies – but you may. 🙄

Written by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, narrated by Bronson Pinchot, released in 2019 by Blackstone Audio, Inc. Okay for the SciFi fan world, but not so much if you are not a fan of gooey aliens and monster spiders.


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