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A cunning young girl comes face to face with an interstellar threat when her mother and grandfather are murdered aboard their ship while making contact with a mysterious entity. Alone, and with no way home, Bellamy makes a deal with an alien intelligence to chase the signal of her mother's soul to a facility light-years away, in the hope she might be resurrected and the two of them reunited.

©2018 J Fitzpatrick Mauldin (P)2018 Cosmic Entanglement Media

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Deeply vivid imagery

J.D Ledford is a joy to listen to, very active and truly committed to the story. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to a narrator as lively as her performance.

The imagery in this story is ethereal, I don’t know if it was J.D. Ledford’s soothing tone as she played out Bellamy’s actions that really gave life to the words, but the writing is beautiful regardless.

Beautiful work

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Fast paced and moving

Chasing the Signal packs a lot into a short space. Fast paced and with a moving family drama at its heart, we are introduced to three generation of one family, 10 year old Bellamy, her bitter and abusive mother Grace, and her grandfather who has takes them with him on an interstellar journet to chade an alien signal. Relationships are strained and Bellamy is forced to take charge when their ship comes under attack in deep space.


Really enjoyed the production and the story could have easily been expanded to a full length novel. I would recommend to those that like space adventure stories with strong human element. Full disclosure I was given a discounted copy of this story for fair and honest review.

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Fantastic writer and reader!

Loved it! Such an imaginative story with a future for more! Can’t wait to see more!

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Dramatic SciFi short

This sci-fi short story was unlike any sci-fi I’ve seen yet. Imaginative technology mixed with family drama and a narrow escape. It was a fun listen. I want to see more in this universe, explore all the races, cultures, and technology!

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  • John
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  • 08-27-18

A delightful Scifi short - can't wait for more!

I normally save credits for novels and history I can get lost in for hours, but this book was a wonderful surprise. The basis is that idea that some of us think is not that far in the future: that humans will get a sign of alien life, build spacecraft that can reach it, and find the galaxy is teeming with everything we expect. Ancients, enemies, technology beyond our imagination, and still, we experience what it's like to be human. Even in short story format, I was pleased with the depth of the characters, the writing that was sharp, visual, emotive, and well-paced. The narrator brings the characters to life and made the scenes pop in to my head as if I were there on the ship, chasing the signal. I hope this collaboration continues, there's certainly a strong foundation for a series and these two have a talent for taking our imaginations to the stars.

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Short but captivating.

You know you've enjoyed a book when you feel it ended too soon! Looking. Forward to the continuation of her story.

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Great, thoughtful SciFi!

It's the kind of story that made me fall in love with SciFi years ago. Written with imagination, excellent characterization, wieldiness with words and above all, heart, Chasing The Signal isn't missing a thing. Ledford's on point, bringing the work to audible life. I'm looking forward to more Audible versions of Mauldin's work.

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In a word—solid.

I really enjoyed Chasing the Signal. Solid story. Solid writing. Solid performance.

Mauldin managed to accomplish quite a lot in a relatively short span of time. I found myself a little bit lost at the very beginning, listening to the first couple of minutes 2 or 3 times to get my bearings in this new world at which I had just newly arrived. The context of the world came quickly enough though.

In the end, Mauldin has crafted a relatable future world with really cool tech, baddies I want to know more about, and a lead character who I want to follow on more adventures.