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Overdraft Audiobook

Overdraft: The Orion Offensive

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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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    4 of 4 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 01-05-14
    Jonathan 01-05-14 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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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!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen 07-07-16
    Stephen 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed the story, did not enjoy the Narrator"

    A coworker suggested I listen to this audio book, as I am a big fan of this type of science fiction. I enjoyed the story, but I would've had a better experience reading the book the old fashioned way. The narrator used an annoying voice for many of the characters (in my opinion).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles D Waukesha, WI USA 03-08-16
    Charles D Waukesha, WI USA 03-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "excellent "

    narration and production were excellent. a+
    the anti-hero had to grow on me but he did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Audubon, NJ, United States 06-22-15
    James Audubon, NJ, United States 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good."

    I didn't like the terrorist angle. I didn't like the identity of the enemy alien species. I didn't like the screechy male protagonist... at first. I did come around on him. I did like the female protagonist and her team members, and I did like their misadventures, so overall I did like the book.

    0 of 0 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 02-05-15
    Dubi New York, NY 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.

    1 of 2 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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