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Escape from Aliens, Book 1

By: T. Jackson King
Narrated by: Somerset Hamilton
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Publisher's summary

Slave-taking aliens kidnap Bill MacCarthy and Jane Yamaguchi from the remote Rocky Mountains. But the aliens are in for a surprise!

Bill is a retired Navy SEAL and Jane is an Air Force Space Command captain. Together they must breakout from escape-proof cells, fight the ship's crew, capture the captain and take over the starship - all before they are delivered to buyers on an alien world.

Along the way they gain alien allies, including a naive ship AI. But will their escape survive a space battle at the Market world where captives are bought and sold? All that is certain is it was a bad move to kidnap a SEAL!

©2015 T. Jackson King (P)2016 T. Jackson King

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Good story but weak writing and performance

Would you try another book from T. Jackson King and/or Somerset Hamilton?

I like the story concept and I think overall I will continue to read the series. The problem I have with the book is that the writing is a bit childish, not realistic, and the narrator who has a good overall speaking voice seemed to enhance the writing issue with some of his word emphasis. I do think the tech that was involved was done well but the pirate crew was a bit weak and didn't rise to the level of what I think a starship crew would be.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the story line about alien abduction and the tables being turned on slavers. It is a bit like a pirate story. I also liked the concept of an AI running a ship.

Would you be willing to try another one of Somerset Hamilton’s performances?

Yes, I think his speaking voice is okay, better than some I have listened to. I just don't think it worked with the writing very well.

Do you think Escape from Aliens, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, I want to see how things end up.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest that the author, who does seem to have good ideas, work a bit more on realistic character development and interaction.

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