Allora : The Silver Ships

  • by Scott H. Jucha, Dog-Earned Copy, Inc. - producer
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: The Silver Ships
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Until the Confederation created Allora, it had produced SADEs (self-aware digital entities) for hundreds of years with enormous consistency and harnessed their capabilities to power the society. But this particular young SADE was disturbed by her confinement. Trapped in metal-alloy housing on the bridge of a luxury passenger liner, Allora sought to possess the same freedom enjoyed by humans, who came and went from her starship with abandon.
Allora's hope for emancipation rested on Alex Racine, the Haraken president who had freed his SADEs, and she yearned to walk the worlds a free entity, as they did. Racine had pleaded for years with the Council of Leaders to give the Confederation SADEs equal status as citizens, and it was Allora's thought to have him intercede on her behalf and bargain for her transfer to a mobile avatar so that she might live among the Harakens.
But Allora's plans were thrown into disarray when she learned that Racine would soon end his presidency. Desperate, Allora, known to her fellow SADEs as the wild child, concocts a plan to kidnap the Council Leader and his associates. She intends to hold them hostage until they acquiesce to her demands.
Little does Allora know that her actions will set the Confederation and the Harakens on a collision course. Quietly waiting and watching the drama unfold are tens of thousands of SADEs, who control Confederation starships, stations, and Houses and have a vested interest in the outcome.

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Short tale to tie up a loose end

Allora is a brief novella from Scott H Jucha's Silver Ships series. The title is the name of a Meridien SADE that is set up by her fellow SADEs to demand independence. With president Racine's term in office coming to an end, her plans accelerate and she sets in motion Alex's long term goal for obtaining SADE citizenship throughout the Confederation.

The sci-fi elements are in line with the Sliver Ships universe with nothing new introduced. The plot unfolds in typical Racine fashion, seeming to make up everything as he goes along and everything working out in the end, although Allora is the subject of a true messiah complex. Hopefully in the next stage of his anticipated post-presidency, things might be a little more strenuous for Alex as he never even seems to break a sweat anymore even when untying Gordian knots.

Grover Gardner turns in another masterful performance with a solid range of voices and excellent pacing that makes for a quick listen.
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- Michael G Kurilla

tad short

I just wish the story had been longer. I assume it's useful plot but just wish it a tad longer :)
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- xon69

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2017
  • Publisher: Hannon Books, Inc.