Cole Musgrave's dream of interstellar travel is about to become a nightmare. When a high-profile delivery is compromised aboard a state-of-the-art cargo vessel, the newly appointed captain finds himself embroiled in an assignment far above his pay grade.
Blackmail, terrorists, a malfunctioning prototype A.I. pilot, and a sinister terraforming corporation with deep criminal ties await him. Who knew delivering cargo to the deep recesses of space could be so dangerous?
Armed only with his cunning and past military experience, Cole is one against many. But this unorthodox interstellar cargo pilot won't go down without a fight - even after he is faced with a choice that will alter the course of his life forever.
©2016 Matthew Verish (P)2016 Matthew verish
I purchased this book not knowing the author but I am a dedicated SF fan and then I saw that Kevin Pierce did the narration. That sealed the deal.
This is a riveting story with well developed characters.
One of my favorite narrators
I'm a technology teacher and love all kinds of books.
I agree with others that this does have that Firefly feel to it. The book is excellently narrated and the story is pretty good. It was nice to follow along with the ship's crew and experience some of their space adventures. If you like space sci-fi, this might very well be one of the books you would listen to. Frankly, it's not the best, but it is pretty good and worth the time and money.
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Icarus: Interstellar Cargo was an enjoyable, light read. As a person who enjoys reading a lot in the genres of Sci-Fi and Fantasy, this book was a comfortable read, if sometimes predictable. That being said, I truly don’t intend any insult. On the contrary, Author Matt Verish has written a very good story with plenty of chracters and action to introduce his series. Based on book one, I would definitely try book two when it comes out on audio. In the mean time, Verish does have a fast paced, short story set in the same world as Icarus.
Narrator Kevin Pierce is a good pairing for this book. He has a distinctive sounding voice that I think works well.
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A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Superb narration. Space opera, book 1. Fast, furious, and fun, this felt much like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (minus the magical elements) with brief space skirmishes, a mismatched team, double crosses, treason, and a whiff of romance. Like GUARDIANS, the hero listens to pop rock music from the old Earth culture.
The writing isn't great, with holes in the plot, thinly sketched characters, and weakly defined motivations.
But it's entertaining, and the hero is likable. Cole Musgrove, ace pilot, finds himself the dupe for a treasonous plot. Next thing we know, he's on the run from several über-powerful organizations. A few new "friends" must perforce run with him.
Add in an adolescent sentient AI ship computer suffering growing pains and engaged in self-discovery.
Several typos in the book.
I didn't care for the heroine, Dr. Lin Dartmouth. She shows poor judgement and self-absorbed criminal carelessness.
But it's entertaining. Easy to follow. No sex. Not much cussing. Some humor. Several fist fights and spaceship skirmishes. Some death, but not grisly or gruesome.
Excellent narration. I read and listened, alternatively.
I'll keep this short; great plot, well written characters, and excellent narration! I dream of the day this becomes the next Martian or Guardians of the Galaxy and heads to the big screen! This is a great read for everyone!
Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
Icarus was great story and I really enjoyed listening to it!
I really liked Cole's character, and how he maintained his cool, and dry humor while he dealing with each situation, and the ever evolving A.I. called Cain. There were times, I wanted to choke the A.I., but while Cole couldn't choke Cain, he definitely outwitted the A.I.
The narration was awesome, and really added to the story! Kevin has a great voice, and I could easily listen to him all day.
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I recommend Icarus to any Sci-fi fan. It's was fun light listen! For those who have a Kindle Unlimited memberships, the book is currently offered through KU. Download and add whispersync, can't beat a great story at a great price!
There is action, humor, suspense, betrayal, a prison beak, terrorists, blackmail and a rogue computer.
Fast moving entertaining and enjoyable space travel story. Cole Musgrave is assigned by the company he works for Solex to be the backup pilot of an interstellar experimental space vessel on it's maiden voyage. Along with a group of people unbeknownst to him who have an ulterior motive for being on the ship. What could go wrong? Everything.
Cole finds himself in the middle of a "political" game he wants no part of, and is unsure of who to trust. Not knowing who to trust Cole has to rely on his own experience and wits while deciding what to do in each situation that arises. In addition to everything else he is dealing with Cain the ships A.I. has it's own ideas.
Computers becoming self aware can have some scary results.
Loved Cole's sense of humor in every situation.
As usual Kevin Pierce did a great job with the narration. All the character voices were good. You could tell the difference between the characters and who was speaking. Nice smooth even pace with the narration.
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I am a chronic binge listener and enjoy paranormal romance, MC, science fiction, historical fiction and more
Cole Musgrave thought he has a posh new job as the back up pilot/captain during a test run with a new A.I. run ship. But the A.I. malfunctions requiring the veteran pilot to take charge. I like dry, sarcastic humor so Musgrave was my favorite character.
This story has lots of unexpected plot twists and it leaves you wondering who the good guys are. There is some science and details about space and things like terraforming but it has a lot more to do with the story between the characters.
The narrator, Kevin Pierce, did a decent job, I’d probably listen to another story narrated by him but I wouldn’t seek him out like I do with other narrators.
I’m curious to see where book 2 will take the crew and am hopeful that there will be more character development and details about the relationships and interactions between the characters.
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I'm a sci-fi and fantasy nerd, a fan of all things theology and an adjunct professor of political science.
Yeah, it's a fun, quick read.
Narration was clear and consistent; characters were easy to differentiate.
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The author seems to have deliberately aimed for a firefly feel: cargo ship with dodgy but lovable ensemble crew in which almost everyone has a secret, and the government and crime bosses are gunning for the ship. If I had any complaint about the story, it would be that it almost feels like too much is happening too fast, but I'd say the author manages to pull it all together in spite of that, and there are enough mysteries remaining to keep you interested in what happens next. I'd consider buying the next book in the series, and am interested to see how the story and characters develop from here.
Probably somewhere in the future, busy with other books at the moment
My favourite character would probably be Cole , stuck in an unfortunate situation he adapts, and once in a while thrives.
The voice work was great. Kevins voice is one i could listen to all day, and he brings the characters alive.
I mostly listen to audiobooks in the evening before bed, but i found myself longer than i had planned.
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