Midshipman's Hope  : The Seafort Saga

  • by David Feintuch
  • Narrated by Vikas Adam
  • Series: The Seafort Saga
  • 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a hideous accident kills the senior officers of the UNS Hibernia, it leaves a terrified young officer to save 300 colonists and crew aboard a damaged ship on a 17-month gauntlet to reach the colony of Hope Nation. With no chance of rescue or reinforcement, Nicholas Seafort must overcome despair, exhaustion, and guilt. He must conquer malfunctions, mutiny, and an alien horror beyond human understanding. And he must save lives and take them - in the name of duty.

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Amazing...

First Impressions
-- slow to pick up, a lot of dialogue and story. It rewards you in the end with an amazing timeline of events that would make you scream "More!!!"

Narrator
-- things started out as weird. I thought that he was a lousy narrator, but in the end it was very satisfying.

Final thoughts
-- this is the type of book that would make you think and put yourself into the eyes of the characters. It forces you to think of things in a different way. It had me crying on some of the scenes... a lot of times. (Ive never cried for a sci fi book ever)



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- SciFi_Addict

One of my favorite sci-fi book series

I am so excited to find that Audible finally brought this series to audio (granted it was over a year ago but somehow I had missed it until recent)!

Feintuch's Nick Seafort and his coming of age story was inspirational to me as a young man as Seafort is his harshest and most severe own self-critic, not unlike my own striving for perfection in my younger days. I still find the story riveting to this day (almost 20 years after first reading it) but I look upon the main character with a little more pity, a lot more forgiveness, and even more sympathy now. It's every sci-fi loving kid's dream to be a Captain of this own ship and following the tragic early events of this book, it's easy to wish you were in Nick Seafort's shoes!

The story varies in pace throughout and you are often left wondering where Nick's motivation comes from (you learn it wholeheartedly by the end of the book). The supporting characters are excellently portrayed by the author, although given to you through the first person narrator, you question the validity of some of it due to perspective.

I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of any of Jack Campbell's novels.

The narrator does an excellent job with the voices of all the characters and I hope he continues reading the rest of the series!
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- Mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios