Stealing Light: Shoal, Book 1 : Shoal

  • by Gary Gibson
  • Narrated by Charlie Norfolk
  • Series: Shoal
  • 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel (FTL), giving them absolute control over all trade and exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing a dozen human colony worlds scattered along Shoal trade routes.
Dakota Merrick, while serving as a military pilot, has witnessed atrocities for which this alien race is responsible. Now piloting a civilian cargo ship, she is currently ferrying an exploration team to a star system containing a derelict star ship. From its wreckage, her passengers hope to salvage a functioning FTL drive of mysteriously non-Shoal origin. But the Shoal are not yet ready to relinquish their monopoly over a technology they acquired through ancient genocide.

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Cool character & plot ! Do you like Chase Colpath?

Smart tough female lead character. Fairly hard sci-fi. I always wonder, with the great success of Jack McDevitt's character Chase Kolpath and Weber's Honor Harrington, why there aren't more tough female leads in sci-fi. Look at what Neal Stephenson has been able to do at times. I'm also a sucker for great narration. I haven't heard Charlie Norfolk narrate before -- but what a great talent. This starts in three plots that come together....and when they do it is a real fast ride.
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- C. Hartmann

slow...............................

the books sounds ok . it looks ok but iv tried 3 time i have never gotten past part one.
it never got my attention and i just gave up on it . not worth my credit
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- Jeff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios