Aliens are coming!
A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear.
Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome.
In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe? Full of UFO’s, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best…and pure, unadulterated fun.
©2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.; ©2014 Stephen P. Coonts
Any book done by narrator Dick Hill has to be decent and this one was better because of the narrator.
I had read the other books written years back and was surprised to see this new one on Audible. It is worth the listen though it maybe of help to have followed the characters in the earlier books.
Cranky old man Lived in 5 countries
I have several Stephen Coonts books and look forward to more - but with a different reader
The performance got in the way of the story and the readers terrible attempt at voicing elderly characters made me wince.
Stephen did it again really enjoyed this book thanks Stephen for your hard work and intelligent story telling can't wait for the next one maybe you and Whitley streiber can team up together
And Buffalo George
This action-scifi book is a comment on society and heavily laden with tongue-in-cheek. Coonts uses the story to explore consequences of new advanced technology in a society. He does ask the question what would happen to the economy if people could live for a 1000 years? However, the Petty Officer adviser (man on the street) to the POTUS is a bit over the top. Also, I don't believe that he deals with first contact very well--a White House reception? Give me a break. Maybe I missed the humor in that one.:-)
As a GI Brat I was raised in Europe in the 1960's. Reading. I eventually ended up a Library/Media Specialist, Teaching K-12, I seek stories
Stephen Koontz is a natural storyteller, he spins a yarn like he's dreaming a dream. Rip and Charlie are great partners in this dynamic adventure and Uncle Egg makes sure to bring common sense to an uncommon world. If you read the previous two books you will enjoy this one. If not you've got some catch-up to do. Get on with it "saucer" is your starting place.
The performer and/or producer of this third installment has diverged so far from the tone of the second volume that the characters are unrecognizable.
Mr. Hill reads this installment as if we've been dropped into the mob culture of the roaring twenties. Our heroine, an accomplished pilot and confident woman, has been transformed into a sheepish maul. Our hero, a punk. Everyone else a mobster or thug.
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
The saucer series is fairly basic story telling but it's good, fun adventure stuff. I guess this is the third and final book and takes the story to a final destination, another world which we don't visit in this book but would be interesting Mr. Coonts ... Just sayin'.
This is the third book of the series and if you haven’t read the previous two you will have a tough time catching up. I bought this because I enjoyed the others and while it is an enjoyable read it is not as interesting/exciting as the previous two.
It was the final in the series, and tied up loose ends.
I enjoyed the first book narrated by Dick Hill. His character voices were well done and his narration was great. In this audiobook his character voices were okay, but his narration voice seemed a little shakey, and could here an odd accent in his tone.
All in all I would have to say it was a fitting end to the series. Not much interested in the romantic aspect. I kind of figured what the two main characters were going to do in the end.
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