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Though the premise and story have some promise the author just can't seem to create a believable character. He has a very competent and professional Naval captain sticking her tongue out at a subordinate at one point in the book. He can't seem to keep his characters true to their portrayal. His writing is juvenile and unpolished. How a book like this makes it passed an editor is beyond my understanding.
The narrator is by far the worst I've ever listened to on an audible book. His inflections just seem wrong and his cadence is annoying. He might be the perfect pairing for this author because they both seem to struggle with making a character believable.
I have listened to we'll over 100 audio books from audible and have never just stopped listening in the middle of a book. This book however became the first.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Sure. It's a fun story. It has lots of action and adventure. The characters act in a reasonable manner so it has believability for the setting. And you like the characters. I'm waiting for the next installment.
What other book might you compare A King's Ship to and why?
The "Silver Ships" series by S. H. Jucha. This is another sci-fi action adventure series.
Which character – as performed by Liam Owen – was your favorite?
Why, the hero, Captain Somerville, of course.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Adventure in the cosmos
Any additional comments?
Buy it and try it. I recommend it.