Rookie Privateer : Privateer Tales

  • by Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by Mikael Naramore
  • Series: Privateer Tales
  • 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When you are old enough to finally become an Earth Mars citizen, everything should be perfect. Right? Not for Liam Hoffen. He's stuck on a mining asteroid called Colony 40, helping his father work a claim that is never going to pay out. His best friend, Nick James is set for life in James' Rental business and Liam just discovered that the girl he's known forever thinks he's pretty great and now she's leaving for the Mars Naval Academy.
Liam dreams of sailing the stars. Whenever he gets the chance, he jets into space and floats, wishing to be free of the asteroid that has claimed him. What he doesn't realize is that fate is about to change everything.
Sometimes you have to lose parts of yourself to gain the stars, and Liam discovers that while it isn't easy to literally lose parts of yourself to the pirates who attacked your home, gaining the stars is worth everything.
He and Nick are about to find out what the real world has to offer and they end up meeting exciting people along the way.

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A Really Good Find

I thought this book sounded good when I bought it, but it was even better than I initially expected. I really can't place my finger on exactly what about the story was so good, but I couldn't stop listening after the first 2 hours...

The book takes place several centuries in the future where there are space colonies all over the solar system, and most of them are mining colonies established by corporations to extract raw materials for Earth and Mars. Liam, the main character, and his two friends live on one of these colonies deep in the asteroid belt. Discontent with his inevitable life as a miner, Liam watches one of his two best friends (and secret crush) prepare herself to leave for the Naval Academy. Just before her departure, pirates attack the mining colony. Desperate to save their friends, family, and home, they hatch a plan to fight back and defeat the pirate attack. After successfully beating them back, and capturing one of their ships in the process, the three are deemed heroes. With his secret crush off to the Naval Academy, Liam and his friend Nick are awarded the captured ship and a privateer's license by the Navy.
I don't want to spoil any of the story beyond this, but lets just say that it gets nothing but better as the two friends set out into the solar system to make a profit... And get revenge for the attack on their home and loved ones...

Narration was pretty good as well. Not excellent, but definitely good enough for a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

You won't be disappointed by this one. It's definitely worth the credit!
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- Striker "Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

What a fun read! I can't wait for the next one!

I thoroughly enjoyed the Rookie Privateer! It had so many fun elements and it was original enough to keep me interested the whole time. I am now extremely bummed that I have to wait for audible to release the next book in the series

The only negative I found was that the supporting characters seemed rather flat. Aside from Liam the main character, the others didn't have much substance. In particular, I found it strange that Liam's best friend, partner and first mate/engineer Nick was like a robot. He hardly speaks, has very little opinion and I really hoped to see him grow. Perhaps he will as the other books in the series are released.

All in all I loved it and you will too!
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- Jay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2016
  • Publisher: Fickle Dragon Publishing