CassaStar : CassaStar

  • by Alex J. Cavanaugh
  • Narrated by Michael Burnette
  • Series: CassaStar
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From an Amazon best-selling author...
To pilot the fleet's finest ship...
Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.
Much to Byron's chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.
As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

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What the Critics Say

"...calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein's early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good story

This was a good story. You like the characters and they act as a reasonable person would. I'm not a big fan of the sound effects between chapters. That's the only reason I marked it down for "Overall" and "Performance". This is a light novel, not like Dune or The Saga of Seven Suns. The story was fun and entertaining.
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- Bob H.

Entertaining Sci-Fi

If you could sum up CassaStar in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, captivating, intriguing


What was one of the most memorable moments of CassaStar?

When Bryon finally realizes Bassa is his friend.


What about Michael Burnette’s performance did you like?

His mannerisms and overall cadence.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Coming of age in space.


Any additional comments?

This is an intriguing story that takes listeners to new planets, presents new technology, and introduces well-developed mesmerizing characters

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- Mason Canyon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2016
  • Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press LLC