Bill Baldwin's The Helmsman

  • by Bill Baldwin
  • Narrated by Steve Cumming, full cast
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

One of the few survivors of a League sneak attack on his poor and miserable homeworld of Carescria, Wilf Brim sets out to settle the score. Were it not for the attrition from the war that followed, Wilf would never have escaped his lower-class status and been accepted into the Academy. Now, freshly graduated, young Sublieutenant Wilf Ansor Brim, Imperial Fleet, begins his first assignment, Helmsman of the I.F.S. Truculent.Intended for mature audiences.

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The Helmsman

Having read the earlier edition of this book several times over the years, I approached this with excitement and trepidation. Excitement at having an old friend taken in new directions by the author's rewrite and an audio version. Concern that the audio production would leave a bad taste in my mouth diminishing the enjoyment I have received from the written version.

However, with the exception of a few southwestern twangs, which might be entirely realistic for all that I know, I found the audio version a faithful and enjoyable visit to the universe of Wilf Brim. Voices served to convey the individual characters and the narration was smooth and fluent. Background sounds were a little overblown at times, but rarely enough to not dimish the overall experience.

Looking forward to future voyages.
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- David

Bill Baldwin

A fantastic book. This was my first glimpse into the world of Wilf Brim, but it will not be the last. This was the first audio with a "full cast" of different characters that I truly enjoyed. My only difficulty with the audio was the occasionally overenthusiastic sound track in the background. I can't wait for more of the series to come out.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2004
  • Publisher: Timberwolf Press