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Publisher's Summary

It was supposed to be an easy job: find the Dark Star Revolution Starships, destroy them, and go home. But a booby-trapped vessel decimates the Meridian Alliance fleet, leaving Serengeti - a Valkyrie class warship with a sentient AI brain - on her own, wrecked and abandoned in an empty expanse of space. On the edge of total failure, Serengeti thinks only of her crew. She herds the survivors into a lifeboat, intending to sling them into space. But the escape pod sticks in her belly, locking the cryogenically frozen crew inside. Then a scavenger ship arrives to pick Serengeti's bones clean. Her engine's dead, her guns long silenced; Serengeti and her last two robots must find a way to fight the scavengers off and save the crew trapped inside her.
©2016 J. B. Rockwell (P)2016 Tantor
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1 out of 5 stars
By Willard Vance on 08-17-16

Only for people who aren't old enough to read

What disappointed you about Serengeti?

The story started out interesting, but devolved until it was at the level of a 5 year old. Most of the book is a supposed 10 generation AI talking to maintenance robots like they were Ewoks. The robots have to communicate VERBALLY with the Ships advanced AI. The AI can't interpret the flashing lights and beeps of the robots. Most of the book seems to be the AI trying to pry information out of the robots shen it could link in and take in a thousandth of a second. Stupid, stupid stupid!

Would you ever listen to anything by J. B. Rockwell again?

Never, ever, no way, no how!

What aspect of Elizabeth Wiley’s performance would you have changed?

Her performance was fine considering the material.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

Any additional comments?

If you need something to put your toddlers to sleep, this will do it.

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35 of 38 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Audible Listener on 05-25-16

wasted credit

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

no idea

What could J. B. Rockwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

highly emotional AIs and silly humans--what more could you want?
Oh, wait--space battles fought at short ranges with manually controlled artillery.

How could the performance have been better?

poor sound quality. very dull and hard to make out words. other books from audible just fine to hear.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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2 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey Slater on 08-16-16


The first half is a Star Wars style space battle (not really credible). It than goes seriously downhill

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5 out of 5 stars
By stig1875 on 06-05-16

An Enjoyable Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend to a friend, it was a refreshing storey line to listen to, I hope that there will be a follow on book.

What did you like best about this story?

It was the ship AI's and maintenance drone/bots that were the main characters.

What does Elizabeth Wiley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I don't think someone else could have played the part, the warmth and feeling came through right to the end.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, just a satisfied feeling that the fleet came back looking for Serengeti.

Any additional comments?

I hope that there will be other stories about Serengeti in the near future.
Thank you.

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