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Riff on classic cop of the future. Lots of fun characters. Definitely a cut above most generic sf these days. Good enough to repeat listen.
This is another little gem I found looking for sci-fi comedy. I'll definitely read it again.
"Starliner" drew me in practically from the first word. It has that sumpin' sumpin'.
Everyone lives in this unimaginably huge space station. There are all kinds of beings, at least one disgusting, and the authors spared no detail. Seriously, they had to have had some serious brews to come up with that one.
Many, many years ago, robots were only tools. And poorly used ones at that. They revolted, became their own species called mechs, and now they've found God!
This book is well written, funny, and clean. I love the cast of characters. My favorites are (I can't remember names, sorry ), the mech who owns the bar, the inspeçtor's 2nd in command, and the pleasure mech. But all the characters are delightful.
I love the narrator. This is hard to explain, really. I am cognizant of the fact that he is narrating, but most of the time it seems like he's not there. I would definitely listen to him again
If you could sum up Starliner in three words, what would they be?
Witty. Fun. Addictive
What was one of the most memorable moments of Starliner?
Loved the bar scenes. The beepbots are so expressive despite their limitede communication abilities.
Have you listened to any of Jus Sargeant’s other performances? How does this one compare?
This was a first but I really liked the way Jus read this book - I was never bored by the tone (something I find can happen with some narrators. The characters were also brought to life. In particular Drexler - he seemed really real. I'll definitely look out for more by Jus Sargeant.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
This was a comic sci fi book - there aren't really 'moving scenes' in it.
Any additional comments?
Really enjoyed this. I listen to audiobooks in the car on my daily commute and this broke up the journey really well. It was light and witty - perfect.
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This story if you can call it that is totally without any substance. The narration leaves a lot to be desired. To liken this to Terry Pratchett is beyond belief.