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Overdraft: The Orion Offensive | [John Jackson Miller]

Overdraft: The Orion Offensive

In the twenty-second century, humanity has journeyed to the stars, and found them open for business. And when it comes to protecting that business, Chief Bridget Yang and Surge Team Sigma - her squad of heavily armed space marines - are up to the task. Unfortunately, Jamie Sturm is one problem they can’t just vaporize. When Jamie’s financial schemes bankrupt their expedition, Bridget and her crew refuse to let the rogue stock trader walk away.
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Publisher's Summary

In the twenty-second century, humanity has journeyed to the stars, and found them open for business. And when it comes to protecting that business, Chief Bridget Yang and Surge Team Sigma - her squad of heavily armed space marines - are up to the task.

Unfortunately, Jamie Sturm is one problem they can’t just vaporize. When Jamie’s financial schemes bankrupt their expedition, Bridget and her crew refuse to let the rogue stock trader walk away. To save their jobs, the soldiers drag him out from behind his desk - and onto a seemingly hopeless mission to the frontier, seeking to open the most dangerous parts of the Orion Arm to trade. But in turning over every alien rock looking for profit, the hapless trader and his reluctant protectors uncover something that endangers humanity itself…

©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; ©2013 John Jackson Miller

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    Brian Chicago, Illinois, United States 11-02-13
    Brian Chicago, Illinois, United States 11-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fairly well done"
    What made the experience of listening to Overdraft the most enjoyable?

    Brings interesting ideas on how we may encounter our first alien civilizations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This guy is really good. He always brings his A game.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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    Any additional comments?

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 12-08-14
    Jason 12-08-14 Member Since 2014
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    "This book surprised me."
    Where does Overdraft rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I got Overdraft while on sale solely because it was on sale. To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it.


    What other book might you compare Overdraft to and why?


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

    Overdraft is unusual in futuristic space sci fi in that it has a some genuinely funny parts but it is not a comedy. I would compare it to Firefly.


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

    Not a thing. There are great narrators who cannot pull off female voices. Luke Daniels does not have that problem.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan montreal, QC, Canada 01-05-14
    Jonathan montreal, QC, Canada 01-05-14 Member Since 2012

    There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island.(Walt Disney)

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    "feels like a sci-fi classic!"

    i took a chance and really enjoyed this space adventure!the narrator is really excellent,it is like watching a good animation sci-fi movie.the story keeps surprising us with new aliens.its got space stations, armored soldiers bodyguards protecting the exploring trader,it remind me a bit of star trek too,very good book!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stewart 04-28-15
    Stewart 04-28-15 Member Since 2012

    Geeky, weatherman, birdwatcher, ultra-marathoner (if you've never run 50 to 100 miles for fun you wouldn't understand)

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    "Fun space opera"

    Light weight but entertaining. I'd be interested in listening to the sequel. Might have to look into other books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paul spector 04-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The 3 Stuges go to space"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maby children but why waste the time


    What could John Jackson Miller have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Take the basic ideas and populate the book with interesting, believable, non cartoon characters. Wasn't even funny, just a waste


    What three words best describe Luke Daniels’s performance?

    Excellent performance of utter garbage. He deserves far better


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Idea of trade as universal


    Any additional comments?

    He failed the physics test too, flunked science and turned troops into bafoons. How did it get 3 stars?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dubi New York, NY, United States 02-05-15
    Dubi New York, NY, United States 02-05-15

    People say I resemble my dog (and vice-versa). He can hear sounds I can't hear, but I'm the one who listens to audiobooks.

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    "Over It Before It's Over"

    I rarely give up on a book, neither in print nor in audio. I tried to stick with this one, intending to plow through, resisting the urge to pull the plug at the one-hour mark, at two hours, three, and various other points along the way. Finally, at four, I just couldn't stand it any more. I kept hearing the voice of Michael Bunker in his afterword to Legendarium advising readers to sample as many independently published books as possible, but if one doesn't work, put it down and start another. So that's what I am going to do.

    I got Overdraft as an Audible sale book because of its interesting premise and good reviews -- a stock trader of the type we'd encounter today is drawn into a 22nd century space opera, in a galaxy that capitalist humans are pleased to discover "is open for business". It was also supposed to be fun and funny, my favorite description for any type of audiobook, especially science fiction.

    But Overdraft does not deliver on its premise nor its promise. It is just a bunch of people constantly yelling at each other while battling predictably bizarre aliens. Especially annoying is the stockbroker, voiced as a nerd. I don't blame Luke Daniels for the over-the-top voices -- he is usually good at performing different characters. The material is the primary problem, and one would also have to hold the director accountable for the misguided performance.

    I usually go back and try again when I give up on a book, but I don't foresee doing that this time, not unless I totally run out of audiobooks, and that is not happening any time soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    scott 01-09-15
    scott 01-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Decent book"

    I thought this was a very interesting book the premise was different and I enjoyed it.well worth giving it a shot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Dewey 12-24-14
    S. Dewey 12-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Starts off slow but finishes strong"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love the story and the characters in this book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    That isn't my style. I enjoy my audio books while I drive to and from work.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time with the first few chapters. Characters were introduced in a vague way that made it difficult for me to follow. Once things got rolling I was hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CanineFerrisOxide Las Vegas, NV 12-13-14
    CanineFerrisOxide Las Vegas, NV 12-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Had Potential"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More believable. Background material that would have flowed with the story rather than be filler material.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Jackson Miller again?

    No.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    None.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Overdraft?

    The unbelievable aliens and space transport.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like to give up on a book, but reading this one was akin to getting a root canal - an 11 hour and 27 minute root canal. Instead of taking a turn for the better, it turned worse. There was a beginning and middle, but sadly no end. Mercifully though, it stopped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Coloado Springs 11-21-13
    Amazon Customer Coloado Springs 11-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Why characterization?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Somewhat..
    The story is very solid but the characterization about made me shut it off several time.
    I want to be read to not have bad character voices startling out of my chair.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

    Luke Daniels's has a great reading voice, but the character voices almost ruin the reading.


    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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