The Silver Ships : The Silver Ships

  • by S.H. Jucha
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: The Silver Ships
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An explorer tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.
What enfolds is a story of the descendants of two Earth colony ships, with very different histories, meeting 700 years after their founding and uniting to defend humanity from the silver ships.


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Customer Reviews

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Childish characters and cartoonishly liberal

Would you try another book from S.H. Jucha and/or Grover Gardner?

I will never try this author again. The entire book is specified in the summary. The narrator did fine.

What was most disappointing about S.H. Jucha’s story?

The initial hour was ok but then story got very boring. Every character is perfect and virtuous. Well, except for the evil, evil, evil conservative characters. The view of big government is good and private industry is bad is reiterated multiple times and to absurd degrees.

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

This book leaves you sad and disappointed that any time was spent with this horrid story.

Any additional comments?

Save yourself from this mess.

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- Mitch

Unrealized Potential

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Nope. Jucha is more interested in pushing his socialist propaganda than telling a good story. He makes clear his views on climate change and gun control from the beginning. The New Terran society seems to be this would be socialist utopia if not for the evil capitalist corporations. Jucha pushes this idea that the government knows best and capitalist ideals are the makings of oppression. There is very little action. The entire book consists of promoting his leftist agenda and planning. Poor planning at that. There is very little thought put into goals of the characters.

What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Grover Gardner is a fantastic narrator. He brings life to an otherwise dead book.

Any additional comments?

A free spirit freighter captain stumbles on a derelict ship. He investigates and finds a shot up ship with an AI and a few sissies from a society of sissies and pansies. The whole socialist Utopian planet of New Terra decides to help. They rebuild the ship in exchange for a bunch of new technology. The plot promotes the benevolence of our Big Brother the government and the evils of capitalist thinking. The nemesis for the majority of the book is not the aliens of the silver ships but corporations looking to make a buck and also screw up the planet. Oh and at the end, the ridiculous excuse for a fighting force destroys a single alien ship. Just one. A little one.

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- Gunnermike53

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2015
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing