• Starcrasher

  • Shades Space Opera, Book 1
  • By: Rock Forsberg
  • Narrated by: Nick Howden-Steenstra
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-26-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spit City Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if the stars collided?
If you love space opera with twists, you'll instantly love Starcrasher and the Shades Space Opera series.
Tredd Bounty is a navy reject turned bounty hunter, living in the grimy world of Spit City on orbit around gas giant Heeg. When he is given the chance to take on a dangerous yet lucrative mission to find and capture the mysterious Starcrasher device, rumored to have the power to move the stars themselves, it seems like his luck is about to turn.
He gathers a motley crew: an ex-navy pilot suffering from random black-outs; a Jindalar groupie hiding a shocking secret; a strapping Andron mechanic unable to step foot on any planet; and an eccentric doctor. Together, they take their battered Rutger-class cargo ship on a journey to uncharted star systems, luxurious space stations, and, against all odds, up against the unyielding Dawn Alliance Navy.
But Tredd is hiding a superhuman secret: the ability to stop time. It is both a blessing that has kept him alive through many a suicide mission, and a curse that has dragged him down. As he travels across the universe, he finds that he can no longer ignore his past and must face his lost childhood sweetheart and the men who betrayed him years ago.
As he begins to close in on the Starcrasher, so do other darker forces. Tredd realizes he's not the only one with a dark secret and that the mythical gods, the Shades, might just be more than just the bedtime story he heard as a child.
Starcrasher is an exhilarating adventure, moving faster than the speed of light through an original universe that combines the technological wonders of the sci-fi genre with urban fantasy. If you loved Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy, the Space Quest video game series, and the Firefly TV series, you'll love Starcrasher and the Shades Space Opera series.
©2017 Rock Forsberg (P)2018 Rock Forsberg
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-15-18

Stay Away

What did you like best about Starcrasher? What did you like least?

Did not like the story..... it is a confusing mess..... American customers will have trouble understanding the narrator.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story is much too complicated.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Nick Howden-Steenstra?

No he is difficult to understand.

Was Starcrasher worth the listening time?

Not worth listening to at any point in the Space Time Continuum.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Linda Luella on 03-05-18

Not for me......

First, this is one of the few narrators I really have to complain about. He ruined the book as much of not more than the author. Aside from a somewhat interesting working class English accent he was SO UNEMOTIONAL and had no differentiation between characters I was constantly trying to figure out who was thinking /saying what.

The author may have fared better with his story but it was out there without enough background story to figure out what he's trying to get across. Aside from the brutal Vice-Admiral (Admiral) leading the mission and ze doktor is anyone sure who's on what side and who's being controlled or what? I lost my program, lost the roles of the characters and who thinks what so I'm giving up.

ADVICE for the author and the editor, remember when you are presenting your story to your readers without your detailed mental matursturbation confusing your audience. Decent premise totally mismanaged.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anne Armstrong on 03-06-18


What would have made Starcrasher better?

Possibly a better narrator. Not a professional performance at all. The story was ok, but not brilliant.

Would you be willing to try another book from Rock Forsberg? Why or why not?

Not sure

Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Howden-Steenstra’s performances?


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