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  • For Steam and Country

  • The Adventures of Baron von Monocle, Book 1
  • By: Jon Del Arroz
  • Narrated by: Katie Wright
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Her father's been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira's day is just getting started. Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining steam punk adventure

  • By John on 04-09-18

Fun Airship Fantasy Action

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

If you could sum up For Steam and Country in three words, what would they be?

airship fantasy action

What other book might you compare For Steam and Country to and why?

Lindsay Buroker's Balanced On The Blade's Edge. Both steampunk fantasy with a lot of good characters.

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

No, but Katie did a great job. She sounded perfect.

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

Yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Take the Star Road

  • The Maxwell Saga, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grant
  • Narrated by: Bob Allen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Nineteen-year-old Steve Maxwell just wants to get his feet on the star road to find a better homeworld. By facing down Lotus Tong thugs, he earns an opportunity to become an apprentice on a merchant spaceship, leaving the corruption and crime of Earth behind. Sure, he needs to prove himself to an older, tight-knit crew, but how bad can it be if he keeps his head down and the decks clean?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heading Out Into Space And Freedom

  • By Sam on 03-01-17

Heading Out Into Space And Freedom

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Where does Take the Star Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Up there. I thought this was very easy to follow both on the writing and the narration side. Perfect for this format.

What other book might you compare Take the Star Road to and why?

Nathan Lowell's Quarter share as it's about someone getting their space legs and becoming a merchant. This has a bit more action, however.

Which character – as performed by Bob Allen – was your favorite?

Hard to say. I don't feel like the narrator really does a ton of differentiation with the character voices, but he does give a great feel for the perspective character. So probably the main character, Steve.

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

Yes!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful