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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Raymond L. Weil
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 Jun. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00L2IKVDA
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Moon Wreck: The Slaver Wars, Book 1 Audio Download – Unabridged
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Every female character (human or otherwise) was described in terms of her looks (and amazingly all were "stunning" or "striking" blondes, brunettes, etcetera ); surely we can do better than that in this day and age - YA intended or not?
The most annoying thing is that the premise for the story is a good one, and a really good space opera could have been born. There are some terrible plot holes (can't tell you without spoilers), but to its credit the story moves along at a fast pace, although seems to have been written to just set up the following books.
Just so you know I forced myself to finish yhe book in the hope it'd improve....it didn't.
The writing style is truely dreadful and reminds me of a comic script....only without the benefit of pictures! The characters are two dimensional at best, there're plot holes bigger then the crater the ship was found in and any problems, large or small, that the 'heros' have to face are conveniently dealt with........with absolutely no drama what so ever.
Just to give you an idea of what you can expect (without a spolier if you still intend to read); the main characters are on the moon having a meeting over a simple meal which included chips (crisps) and sodas......seriously!!
Don't say you've not been warned.
The story starts with two spacemen stranded on the moon by a bad landing, caused by a mysterious signal that overwhelmed their automated landing. At this point I'm happy to watch the story unfold, but the wooden, repetitive dialogue gets in the way of enjoyment. However. the story does move on, and we quickly see our heroes finding a giant, crashed spaceship, largely buried in moondust (and conveniently nearby). It had to be nearby to overpower the lander...Exploration follows, with a reprieve from asphixiation, and (wait for it!) the discovery of a funtioning artiicial intelligence!!!! So, breathable earth-type air, and a helpful AI. And a broken spaceship...
At this point the story could have branched. Usual plot one: we get scientists up from Terra who uncover technology that advances us some hundreds of years. Usual plot two: it really is one of ours, just very old (that air is REALLY suspicious), Usual plot three: it belonged to an advanced race of humans who planted a colony on Earth, long ago, and this ship just happened to have an accident. Etc, etc. To its credit, this story uses none of these plot cliches, but reveals that the galaxy is dominated by an evil civilisation that our starship fought. Not on its own, of course, but as a member of a small grouping of stars. Only a remnant was able to escape, with a colony ship or two.Read more ›
Amazon self publish needs better quality control if payment is involved.
Sorry ....try harder
Considering this is the combination of three previously published short stories, I hoped the author might have taken the opportunity to review and edit it having improved his writing skills later, but it seems not. There are better things to read out there that cost less, I'm going to find the, now and hope you will too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the whole series. Once you start you won't be able to stop!Published 16 days ago by MR S D J PARLETT
A ggod start to the series. I have purchased all of them on a special from Kindle. Understanding and reading the first book sets the scene for the second book.Published 5 months ago by Ron Robson
Very interesting concept/story. Enjoyed it even though I have not read the previous books in the series. Recommended.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer