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This is a straight forward coming of age adventure story set in an easily imagined future. It is a cut above the typical sci fi space opera and makes no pretense of being anything other than fun reading. Nothing mystical, no paranormal stuff, no characters that are too anything to be believable.
So what if it is not a candidate for best science fiction book of the year. It's definitely 4+ entertainment. And if it is somewhat predictable (the good guys do win), the characters are not cardboard, the resolution is not preposterous, and it leaves you with that 'feels good' feeling that we all like to have now an then.
Rookie Privateer is a good start to series that can probably support about 5 books to play out the current loose ends. (Book 2 chases down one of those loose ends.) I have listened to it twice and I suspect I will give it another listen somewhere down the line, perhaps to refresh my memory when book 4 appears. No regrets about this purchase.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
absolutely. This novel had the feel of one of Heinlein's YA SF novels. It pulls you into the SF elements subtly through the characters, but doesn't overwhelm you w/ excess math, while still being technical enough to feel like its real tech instead of star-trek deflector dishes.
What did you like best about this story?
I like that, dispite the story being told from the 'main character's POV, the secondary characters get their character development, and it feels every bit as awkward and ill planned as any 18-21 yr olds decisions.
Which scene was your favorite?
the MC's repeated attempts to 'talk pirate' and no one gets it.
Any additional comments?
I underfstand the author has more books in this series finished. I sincerely hope they make it to Audible as well, and i really enjoyed the story + narrator combo.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Excelent reac all the timd, the action kept gloeing! Must try the next one in the series.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great series listen to all the audio books so far. reminds me of the old Flash Gordon TV series mixed with firefly and a few others. Characters are fun to follow. looking forward to hearing the next in the series
1 of 1 people found this review helpful