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  • The Starship Diaries

  • Two Years Exploring the Planet in the Last Aircraft of Its Kind
  • By: Dallas Kachan
  • Narrated by: Dallas Kachan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

What would YOU do with a multi-million-dollar aircraft and time on your hands? Join the adventures of a Silicon Valley salaryman whose good fortune put him in the pilot's seat of a radical, high-tech Beechcraft Starship airplane, one of only a handful ever made. He set out on what many only dream of: slowly meandering around the world with no fixed route and no fixed return date. Discover new countries and cultures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best variety in an audio recording ever.

  • By David on 04-12-16

Written as fiction, reads as true travelogue.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Starship Diaries to be better than the print version?

I believe the soundscape would make this a better book than the print version.

What other book might you compare The Starship Diaries to and why?

I would compare Starship Diaries to most other nonfiction travelogues but this one has the extra interesting part of the aviation experience.

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

The narration, although a bit heavy on pauses, gives a real depth of feeling to the emotions and thoughts experienced by the main character. You feel like you are there for much of the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Do you ever have dreams of piloting your own aircraft? Do you ever have dreams of traveling around the world? Do both with this movie.

Any additional comments?

I didn't realize this was a book of fiction at first. However, it didn't much matter. The book is written in a true travelogue style and seems absolutely plausible and reasonable. The detailed descriptions of locations, events, and thoughts made the book feel thorough and perfectly natural. It definitely made me want to buy my own aircraft and fly around the world.

  • Kid Scanlan

  • By: H. C. Witwer
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

H.C. Witwer was an American short story author, most notable for his tales of basebasll and boxing. Witwer's obvious humor is brought to life by L.J. Ganser's excellent narration of this hilarious story of a boxer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ganser made this book a great read.

  • By Danny on 12-18-13

Ganser made this book a great read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Kid Scanlan to be better than the print version?

Most definitely

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Fun read made better by the narration

Have you listened to any of L. J. Ganser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

One of Ganser's best.

Any additional comments?

The story was fun, but L. J. made this book a 5* read.