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The Greatest Host

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A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life. The life has lived for a long time and shared life with many life forms. Throughout the alien's life it is able to find suitable hosts for short periods of time and in other hosts life is hard and risky. Finally the alien life form travels to a planet and finds the perfect species to share its life with.

©2015 Raymond J Perreault (P)2016 Raymond J Perreault

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    Atlantis Panama City Beach, FL 02-04-16
    Atlantis Panama City Beach, FL 02-04-16
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    "Short and sweet"
    Where does The Greatest Host rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not really sure this ranks anywhere since it's so short.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ray Jay Perreault before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't.


    What about Christopher M. Allport’s performance did you like?

    His voice was very pleasant and he kept it interesting. He's a very good narrator and I'm going to search him out in other audio books.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending. (It was cute)


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this short little sci-fi even though it's not normally my genre.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 02-04-16
    Teresa 02-04-16

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    "A Really Neat Short SciFi"

    THE GREATEST HOST was a pretty neat little science fiction story about a lifeform called the Mists. They seemed to me to be somewhat like photons. I liked this. I think it would be a good preface for a longer novella based on the character of Ilrod. Ray Jay Perreault did a nice job writing this.

    CHRISTOPHER M. ALLPORT did a great job narrating the story. He had good voice inflections as well as a nice tone. He has a fantastic voice. I think he was the perfect reader for this story.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 06-12-16
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 06-12-16 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "I Love to Go A-Wandering....."

    Fourteen minutes of fun with a dash of mystery. I still grin at the first line of the synopsis "A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life."

    This is a very enjoyable short story by author Ray Jay Perreault. I can picture this as being part of an anthology of short science fiction stories about finding a home or with a little Perreault magic maybe even a full length book.

    Christopher M. Allport as always does a wonderful job narrating and bringing the character(s) to life.

    This audiobook was provided in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ATX-LH 03-15-16
    ATX-LH 03-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful perspective.."
    What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Host the most enjoyable?

    What made this short story wonderful was the whole time I was trying to guess what the host was.. adorable very adorable!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Greatest Host?

    when the subservient host quickly wrapped up the waste... made me laugh out loud.


    What about Christopher M. Allport’s performance did you like?

    Big fan for Mr. Allport's narrating, he definitely brought the story alive.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Greatest Host and why?

    Jonathan of course!!


    Any additional comments?

    I actually went back and listened to the story 4 times and each time I chuckle a little more because I picked up something I didn't the last time. I hate to spoil the story for anyone since it's only 14 minutes long. Love it!!!

    *I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 03-15-16
    Eric Reeves Raleigh, NC 03-15-16
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    "Neat short story...you'll need to listen twice!"
    Any additional comments?

    I'll admit it...I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. I had difficulty following this one on the first go round. Then right at the end, you get a clue. Going back and listening again, I understood it much better. Still a few fuzzy spots, but this story takes you through a microscopic analysis of familiar life forms that really didn't fall into place for me until the end. Pretty neat way to look at something you are already intimately familiar with.

    Narration was pretty good as well. Nice short story!

    I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Apicelli 03-14-16

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    "Interesting short story"

    This was in interesting short story about a colony of aliens called The Mists in search of a new host after their home is destroyed.
    I enjoyed the story of how The Mists moved from host to host. I also thought the ending was very clever.
    The author was vague about the final hosts until the end which I understand was for the purpose of the storyline and worked well. However, I did find that the lack of any description other than "the host" or "the subservient creature" to be a bit confusing because those terms were used to refer to several different beings. I never quite had a grasp on what was being talked about.
    I think this was a interesting concept. I liked the idea but I think would have enjoyed it more if the descriptions were a little clearer.
    The narrator did an excellent job. He spoke clearly and pleasantly. Also, the pace was good.

    I was gifted a copy of this audiobook by the author. This is an unbiased review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adrian 03-01-16
    Adrian 03-01-16
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    "Short, fun sci-fi book"

    My rating: 4 stars
    Audiobook narrator Christopher M. Allport rating: 4 stars

    This was another fun short story by Ray Jay Perreault. It had a similar feel to Progeny in that the reader is purposely kept in the dark but completely revealed in a somewhat-comedic way at the end. This lightened the tone and made the book more enjoyable.

    It seems that there are not a lot of suitable planets to live on according to this book. All of the ‘hosts’ of the different planets in which the mists travel to end up in some cataclysmic turmoil!

    Some people agree that this would be a great novel if it were elongated into an extended edition. I felt that it was the appropriate length (with plenty of Science) and did great with the short length of this book.

    The narrator did a good job of reading this book. I look forward to future books from Ray Jay Perreault.

    I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 11-14-16
    DabOfDarkness Ojo Caliente, NM, United States 11-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A fun, charming ending!"

    In this short and amusing story, Ilrod and his fellow organisms (known as the Mists) have had to abruptly leave their planet where they shared a symbiotic relationship with their hosts for many years. Now, alas, the planet is destroyed and many of the Mists have been lost. It takes many, many years, but they eventually reach another habitable planet and begin their search for a new host species.

    This was a cute story that gave me several chuckles. The Mists made me think vaguely of jellyfish in that each Mist is made up of individual molecules that cooperate together to make one functioning being. The Mists look like just how their name implies and they search for symbiotic relationships with other animals.

    I enjoyed the last few minutes as Ilrod and his fellow Mists discover a new species to play host to them. The descriptions from Ilrod’s point of view were amusing and I quickly guessed what kind of animal they had come upon. Once again, the author has provided quality entertainment.

    I received a free copy of this audiobook from the author.

    Narration: Christopher M. Allport did a great job with this short story. As the voice of Ilrod, he was excellent at portraying the Mist’s emotions, first at the loss of the planet and fellow Mists, and later at the wonder of discovering such a compatible host.

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    jjoneeight 04-28-16
    jjoneeight 04-28-16
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    "The Greatest Host"

    Not necessarily my favorite short story, but worth a listen nonetheless. Good story for as short as it is, and narrator good as well.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 03-17-16
    Deedra United States 03-17-16 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "The Greatest Host"

    This short story is good.Narrated nicely by Christopher M. Allport,we are treated to an aliens point of view.They need hosts.They spread like mist.They need hosts...This audiobook was provided to me at no cost for a fair and honest review

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