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
Brings interesting ideas on how we may encounter our first alien civilizations.
This guy is really good. He always brings his A game.
I got Overdraft while on sale solely because it was on sale. To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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.
Not a thing. There are great narrators who cannot pull off female voices. Luke Daniels does not have that problem.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on treasure island.(Walt Disney)
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!
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.
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.
Yes. I love the story and the characters in this book
That isn't my style. I enjoy my audio books while I drive to and from work.
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.
More believable. Background material that would have flowed with the story rather than be filler material.
The unbelievable aliens and space transport.
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.
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.
Luke Daniels's has a great reading voice, but the character voices almost ruin the reading.
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