Forgotten (The Forgotten, #1) by M.R. Forbes

Forgotten (The Forgotten, #1)

Some things are better off FORGOTTEN. Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him. That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs ...

Details Forgotten (The Forgotten, #1)

TitleForgotten (The Forgotten, #1)
Release DateNov 26th, 2017
GenreScience Fiction, Abandoned, Audiobook

Reviews Forgotten (The Forgotten, #1)

  • Jonathan Brickman
    Wonderful apparent premise at the beginning, and a very good start. Which gradually crashed and burned. By 2/3 through the book the "plotline" became obvious: this is writing in kind for a violent first-person shooter video game, where only one character is thorough and deep, and where every other character is a nearly personality-less plastic stereotype (the Killer Demon, the Friend for a Minute, the Knowledgeable Person Powerup Doomed to Die wi...
  • Daniel
    This book is split in half: the first one is about a generation ship and the lives of the people inside it (this is the great part, wonderfully written and captivating), and the second one, about the shooter-game style adventures of the sheriff-turned-action hero who shoots everybody without second thoughts or remorse (this is the part where you have the feeling everything is diluted and twisted to justify the sequels).So, yeah, great start, but ...
  • Sterling Walker
    The intrigue and breakneck pacing I've come to expect from Forbes. This book was like "Die Hard" meets "Alien" with a tough-as-steel hero Sheriff Hayden Duke who discovers that his home, the giant ship called Pilgrim that's been in space for almost 400 years, is not what it seems. His search for his missing wife Natalia sends him into the unknown and forbidden spaces of the ship where he discovers hostile aliens, depraved humans, and terrible sec...
  • Noodle TheNaughtyNightOwl
    9/10: Fantastic, left me wanting more.“At what point is your life worth more than your humanity?Wow. What a tense read. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. I appreciated the short chapters because I needed a breather at the end of each one.This had a Hugh Howey “Wool” vibe to it for me, but on a spaceship. A very easy story to get absorbed in, and a gritty, descriptive world to get lost in.I will be reading on, but (view spoiler)[I am ...
  • Kevin Frost
    Borrowed perhaps too much from Wool. The continuity just seemed off all the time. The conversations served the plot but didn't sound like the way people in the minute to minute event or relationship would communicate. The middle aged police chief came off like a 20 year old overly emotional girl and everyone he talked to seemed kind of overly emotional and immature. The slang was very irritating. The design of the ship didn't make any sense. It's...
  • Ryan Rauber
    Interesting story that combines elements of Alien, Wool, and Logan's Run. The Pilgrim, a colonist ship from Earth, has been travelling for 400 years to start a new colony on a distant planet. The "city" within the ship is called Metro, run by a governor, and law enforcement is provided by the Sheriff and his deputies. Metro is divided from the rest of Pilgrim with sealed hatches, that have not been opened for as long as anyone can remember. Then ...
  • Alexandre Rotger Müller
    Found this book as a random Facebook advertisement and gave it a go for it’s competitive Kindle price. I don’t regret the purchase. At all. I will simply describe this book as ‘Alien meets Passengers-meets Dead Space-meets Doom-meets Pandorum’. The chapters are short and go straight to the point, and the last sentence of every chapter leaves you wondering what will happen next. I agree the main character, Sheriff Hayden Duke is a bit of a...
  • Jared Woody
    The first 75% of this book was compelling and reasonably well written. The last 25% was absolute garbage. The writing became disjointed, unfocused rambling and any decent semblance of overarching story was thrown out in favor of quick 1-2 plot elements that felt like the author pulled random pieces from the cutting room floor and scotch taped them together into a narrative. The ending 20 pages may have been some of the worst writing from a plot a...
  • Tim Freeman
    I don't do ebooks anymore, so when I got this printed version of the book, I realized it must be some sort of print on demand deal, which made the book appear somewhat low rent. This made me worry that the quality of the writing would match, however for the most part I was surprised. Not the best scifi I've ever read for sure, but a well handled plot line, some interesting twists [no spoilers from me!], characters somewhat one dimensional, but de...
  • Shane
    This was a fun read. I like puzzles and this book kept me guessing up to the very end. The world is rich and complex especially considering it takes place inside a generation ship. The characters have depth, complexity and some heart. There are more twists and turns than a garden labyrinth.So with all the praise aside, the end did leave a slightly bitter after-taste. I don't think I'll pick up book two.
  • Jennifer
    Ok Story, overskilled protagonist While the story is interesting and well plotted, the main character is a little too suddenly perfect. Perfect shot even though there is mention of limited ammo availability. Good with a sword but no mention of training beyond basic self defense. The story could have worked better with a little more believability given to the msin characters skillset. The hacker dudes were at least somewhat human.
  • Diana
    This is my first encounter with M. R. Forbes and I enjoyed the introduction. The end is a cliffhanger, of course, setting us up for the book to come. About mid-way through the book I became irritated with the extreme irrationality of the antagonists, but when the end unfolded I understood why. So now the question is: Does this stay a sci-fi series or will it wander into the land of horror tales instead.
  • Crystal
    Different. Good Different!A city in a spaceship. Long past their arrival date to the new planet. Trapped in the city and unable to learn why they haven't arrived yet. This story is an adventure and test of love as the sheriff will do anything. To find his wife. Lucky girl. The story is unique and fun!
  • Cat Standridge
    Fun, fast, and furious! I loved this book and am seriously bummed that I cannot dive straight away into book 2! I picked it up and read straight through (who needs real life anyway?) especially with great characters, an interesting storyline, aaannddd a cliffhanger. Great sci-fi and a totally fun read!
  • Rodney Snyder
    Has PromiseI enjoyed the first half of the book. Loved the details, and the detective feel of it. As the story moved along I felt it became a little rushed, with situations happening so fast I felt like the book was being rushed to be over. Enjoy the character of Hayden, and hope the second book fleshes the story out more. Decent read
  • Eric Tatusko
    Just one too many suprisesLots of good plot twists and development right up until the end. The ending, however, makes no sense what so ever and is totally illogical. I won't spoil it for anybody who actually wants to read this book but the surprise ending isn't a surprise, it's actually a great big plot hole that just makes you want to say "WTF?" .
  • Betty Johnson
    Excellent Story!I thought this started a little slow, but boy did it get going! I read a lot and can usually figure out how a story will end. This one is well written and kept me guessing til the very end. The plot is intriguing and very well written. The characters are well defined. The ending was surprising and awesome. Have already downloaded the next book in the series!
  • Ray Carter
    rLike Old TimesIt took a while to get into "Forgotten", but it was worth it. The story reads like an old movie serial. The Saturday kind, where the hero finds himself in dire straits at the end of each chapter, but managed to elude death and the villains yet again. If you're looking for non-stop action and edge of the seat adventure, grab this book and hang on!
  • Kristi Benton
    Action packed and thrilling seriesI’m not usually into Sci-fi books but this series drew me in. I read all 3 of The Forgotten books over the weekend. The author created a unique story line that kept me captivated. It was action packed and had many thrilling surprises and characters. I will definitely read more by this author.
  • Michi
    i enjoyed the plot twists. impressed that i didn't see a couple of them coming. mid way through the book i started to not believe the sheriff's physical endurance as believable which took me out of the story a few times. over all i enjoyed the characters and am looking forward to reading the next one.
  • Unisa
    Not my cup of tea The book failed to make me care about the lead character. There's only so many times things can go wrong, horribly wrong, before you get emotionally numb and stop caring.Especially if the hero keeps surviving each and every onslaught.Enough action and surprises to entertain, but not enough depth to make me buy the second book.
  • Michael Tuccillo
    Bravo!Now this is a story that I never thought would end as it did. Every time I was about to put it down, the chapter would end and then there’s no way I’m not going to read the next chapter. And then, after I’m at the end of the next one, the pattern continues. Excellent story telling and plot. I’m very excited to read the next book!
  • Stuart Nelmes
    Wow just wowWhat an amazing book so many twists and turns beautifully paced and thrilling very well done M.R. Forbes . If you are a space opera fan or just looking for a new book genre or author I would recommend this book especially if you like action with some puzzling questions involved
  • Mike Boswell
    Good sci-fi but I would like to see more charactemore character developmentr development as well as geopolitical and historical insights. Good sci-fi but I would like to see more character developmentas well as geopolitical and historical insights. These books could really be very illuminating to our current problem of living with a clown in chief.
  • Viviana Chavez
    ForgottenAnother well executed character driven story by M.R. Forbes.Enter another rollercoaster ride, following Hayden's desperate search to find his missing wife. The secrets he discovers that have been forgotten. I could not put this book down. I want to follow Hayden on his quest to find his wife, Natalia.
  • chris dwyer
    What?!Started ok then things just got stupid. Main character does one bone headed thing after the next. Finding your wife at the expense of what might be the last of the human race makes no sense. Maybe he starts making rational choices in the coming books, but I couldn't finish volume 1.
  • John R. Dailey Jr.
    AN EPIC SORTA SPACE TALE IT IS....Hello, I have to say that Mr. Forbes got me on this one. I never saw this coming. Extremely well written and very entertaining to read. Damn good stuff. Thanks.
  • Kenneth A.
    Orphans in The Sky, But..... Sort of like Heinlein’s Orphans in The Sky with a surprise ending. Just once I would like to read a Sci-Fi book with a Generation Ship story arc with a up-beat ending.
  • Carena Wood beimler
    Pacing in occasionally slow, but by the end of book one my mind had been blown so many times and then... what?!?! There’s a Book 2?? Make sure you have it so you don’t have to wait. That being said, once you know the secrets, it may be a worthless re-read. So be warned.
  • Betty Spaulding
    The second book better answer some questions or I am going to find you!See, I liked this one a lot and it kept me up most up of the night. I don't like cliffhangers. Not at all. But I am going to read Forsaken right now. Bye.