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Rogue Starship

By: David Alastair Hayden
Narrated by: Peter Kenny
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When renowned archeologist Gav Gendin discovers the wreck of an Ancient starship, with a stasis pod and a still living member of the extinct aliens inside, it should be the greatest triumph of his career. Instead, it ends in disaster and leads to his son, Siv, being placed in cryogenic sleep.

A century later, Siv Gendin wakes to a world in decline, a world where you do what you must to survive. With the help of a snarky, sentient AI companion named Silky, Siv becomes a top procurement specialist.

Enslaved to the Shadowslip Guild, Siv has little hope of ever being his own man. Until they offer him freedom in exchange for completing a practically suicidal mission. His target: a young girl with uncanny abilities. Rival criminal guilds, foreign governments, and religious extremists will risk all-out war to get their hands on her - for good reason.

With her mysterious link to the Ancients, this girl could reshape human civilization, perhaps even bring back the golden age Siv knew as a child. But only if he is willing to defy the Shadowslip and risk everything to keep her safe.

The Benevolency Universe

For over 3,000 years a superintelligence called the Benevolence guided humanity through an age of unprecedented peace, prosperity, and technological advancement. Now, a century after its collapse, our enemies multiply as we struggle to maintain our starfaring civilization and recover technology we once took for granted. But the Benevolence kept many secrets to itself, secrets that could shape the future of humanity.

©2017 David Alastair Hayden (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Utter Fun

The story had a wonderful take on the use of technology in the future, and the characters were flushed out enough that I was happy with the tid bits offered here and there. It was a good balance of expression of the character, and effort into the situations that arrived, whereas other books give you chapters of information in a 'data dump' style. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.

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i rather enjoyed this book, some nice twists

Story was good, I rather enjoyed the story and the plot had some nice twists and went along rather smoothly.

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No "porn" included…!

Another review harps on about this book containing "porn." I cannot, for the life of me, fathom a mind that could have extrapolated "porn" from ANY description, character, or action taken throughout this entire book. Tech "gadget-porn," maybe, but that's about it. The book itself is not bad. The story is interesting, a bit juvenile, but worth a listen. The narrator does a fine job as well.

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Performance Could be Better

it's a decent story so far. I'll probably listen to the second book before I make a final decision. A decent job of building on the characters. And the story is pretty plausible. The only problem I have is everyone basically has a British accent. Even the aliens. Not that I mind the accent. But I'm sure I'd feel the same about an alien with a southern drawl. But I do like the story. And since the accent is more of an observation than an annoyance I'll keep listening.

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This is an excellent adventure w/o all the violenc

This certainly is a calmer change and pace of sci-fi adventure. Excellent narrating looking forward to my next adventure.

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Excellent story buy the kindle version

I listen to a LOT of Scifi I always have an Audible and kindle book open. I’ve been reading Scifi for over 60 years. This is a promising Kindle book, it has humor, intriguing characters, action and science, well written and I will buy the Kindle version. But the narration is awful! After 3 chapters
I returned the book for that reason alone. The narrator talks so fast I had to play it at 3/4 time. There is very little differentiation between his narrative and character voices. It sounds like he is simply reading to me instead of performing. I hate to write negative reviews but the narrator really did a disservice to this story,

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Good Story and interesting characters

I really liked the pace of the story over all, as a sense of urgency is heavily conveyed near the end, and plenty of suspense is generated as a result. The reader's accent (Scottish ?) is a bit tough to understand, at times, for an American speaking audience, but not so much so that it distracts from the story, but I did have to go over some parts again to understand what was said.

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Excellent tale

Thought the story was excellent and move along nicely. Preformed well by the talent on this audio book

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Better than the prequel. Funny and engaging

The ending was a little brief. I was thinking that I was glad I got the one next in the series. Definitely a winner.
The readers accent was a little distracting, but it forced me to pay close attention at first, and once I was accustomed to it, I greatly enjoyed the story!

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Great book series

This series has been great. Each book adds to the story and I have found gripping.

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