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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 34 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 2 Feb. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B9OYR8C
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Dragons in the Stars: Star Rigger, Book 4 Audiobook – Unabridged
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This book is part of series called 'The Star Rigger Universe' and is actually the second in that series. I've not read the first but I might go and get that one soon.
This universe has star travel, where ships are controlled in an artificial, virtual world that more dreamscape than anything else. The pilots (called Riggers in the book) have visions of landscapes that describe the ships passage through space.
This book is about a moody, sulky, chip-on-shoulder type of pilot called Jael. Stuck on a world and unable to find a job to get her off it. She has some bad times with the ships master when she does get a job and finds Dragons in the sub-space where the riggers move the ships for faster than light travel to be possible.
The book is really escapism, I couldn't find any technical information in this book to explain the theory of the travel, but there again I didn't really need to, I just submerged myself into the story.
While I did think the main character needed a good slap to wake her up and pull her out of her wallowing self pity I did get to like her.
The story was involving, with neat little story twists and sometimes avoidance of the obvious solutions. Though some things were kinda telegraphed well ahead, they didn't spoil the flow of the story for being so obvious.
I got to about 70% of the way through and thought there couldn't be much more story left when the whole thread when 'blam!' and off I was taken down a new and quite novel twist. A very much 'now get out of that' kind of moment. And then, it was actually over. The end of the book on kindle is actually a few chapters from the next book in the series, which I didn't bother to read, I'll probably read that when I get the book itself. Yes, I will probably get the next book soon because I did enjoy the story overall.
Ok, it's not a favourite, but it was a good story, the characters were nicely human (you'll get the idea that I like human humans in novels and not some fancy star trek paragons of virtue types). The story flowed nicely, the vistas of the dragons' domain were quite beautifully described too.
This story made me realise that I'm bigger James Bond fan than I am a Dragon fan, despite my deep love of the Dragons Of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.
That being said the idea behind the story I liked, just not enough to bother with the rest of the series.
I think that teenage girls would probably enjoy these books