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Safe Passage

Black Flag, Book 1
Narrated by: Barbara Rich
Series: Black Flag, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it's all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it's about getting home. Together, they're about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy. 

Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space.

Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom.

Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself enemy number one of the conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.

©2019 Rachel Ford (P)2019 Rachel Ford

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pirates, sky ventures, robots and saboteurs

I am not a space pirates captain adventurer. But in this fast paced society of this story I fell head over heels for the characters and B. Rich brought the characters to life in my mind. I am awaiting for a next story in line of how Margolin and Katherine go after this. Very enjoyable and ket me going.

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Adorable space pirate romantic adventure

This was a sweet, fun audiobook. It’s the kind of story that you listen to when you want the kind of story that is easy and pure joy. Action, adventure and a cast of miscreant space adventurers that are memorable and sweet.

I went in without expectations and enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Gav
  • South Australia
  • 08-31-19

Safe Passage

Great story line, narrator. Drags you in wanting to hear the next chapter. The twist at the end was not expected. Cannot wait to listen to the next book.

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Interesting Sci-Fi with Romance

What started as a Sci-Fi Thriller morphed into a Romance, then back into an action-packed adventure. Plenty of ups, downs, twists, and turns plot-wise. I enjoyed getting to know, and love, the crew of the Black Flag along with our main protagonist.

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Privateers, not Pirates!

Kay gets herself into some trouble. To her surprise, she's rescued by pirates. No wait, they're "privateers", my mistake. It's not like they go around robbing ships or anything..... Captain Maggie makes a great first impression, but then for some odd reason turns a cold shoulder which lasts an annoying few chapters.

Sidney the robot is a little too...what's the word. pleasing? No matter how much people are irritated at Sidney, he wants to help out Kay. I miss the depressed marvin from hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy or the psychotic robot from Mia Archer's Villains Don't Date Heroes. Chapter 47 (audible 48) is my favourite chapter because of the fluff scene. Kay and Maggie are playing video games, and Maggie's kicking her butt. Then Sidney nags Maggie to drink more water to stay healthy, since Sidney wants Kay's girlfriend to be healthy.

I like Frank. Initially interested in a relationship with Kay, he sticks to being her best friend. He protects her and tries to set her up with maggie, who he feels is a better fit for her.

The rest of the characters weren't very memorable for me. I mix them up since they refer to different names. I think drake and sage are the same person?

After the theft, there were 10 more chapters (~90 minutes), so I was expecting some kind of twist. It wasn't a surprise, and it was a bit short lived.

While I liked the narrator overall, I wasn't a big fan of her portrayal of the main character. Her voice was always hysterical/nervous, even when she's supposed to have different emotions. It reminds me of harley quinn whenever batman does something. "Mr. J, I don't think that's supposed to do that.." kind of voice.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • April
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • 08-23-19

First sci fi audible

This was my first sci fi audible and first book by Rachel Ford. The story started out very interesting and grabbed my attention. However, the story didnt seem to have the level of action or excitement you'd expect from a sci fi book. The narrator did an ok job bringing the characters to life.
Overall I did enjoy the book and will probably listen to the next one just to see where the story takes you next.

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It's safe to listen to this fun adventure

This is the first book by his author that I have listened to and I did enjoy it but wished there had been more action scenes than romance. I liked the plot idea and some of the characters were good fun.
Kay is trying to get of planet but when it is a conglomerate that you are running from your options are few and far between. In steps Maggie with a proposal, help rob a bank held by the conglomerate and she and her band of pirates would help her out run the hit men sent to killer. This leaves Kay a choice a certain death to stay on planet or death by robbing a bank,the most secure building on the universe. Kay should know she designed the system that protects it.
The narrator was good and you could tell who was speaking but one of the voices she used sounded whinny at times.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Safe passage

I loved this book it was fun and funny and I would recommend it to my family and friends.
Even though I'm not into same sex relationships it was well written,not smutty.
I love Sydney the robot,he was funny.
The characters were well blended.
It reminded me that love can sometimes be scary,,,,,,,,but if you are with the right person love is safe too.
Also I was glad for the true friendship aspect.
Thank you
Mrs. Maria Keesler



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Is ok, some fun side characters (Frank!)

The story is ok, if predictable for an adult reader. The MC has unrealistic actions for an adult of the age alluded to. Adding to that, the narrator voiced the MC as a teenager might speak (or sqeak?) This is not all on the narrator. At some point the author, producer or even the sound engineer should have brought it up.
This narrator did a great job of pronounciatiion.
(This should not be such a big deal but 70% of what I have listened to recently would appall my 7th grade English teacher. )
In all, a light read and enough of a story to stay to the end.

Oh, and Frank needs his own sitcom. Very funny supporting character.

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It’s ok

Safe Passage is a light YA space opera romance that has fast paced action. The romance was a bit abrupt and there are a few things that come off as rough or aggressive overtures. The twists are predictable and there are parts that feel repetitive (calling characters by their name all the time in dialogue). Overall the story is ok. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • WeeJock
  • 08-30-19

Black Flag Safe Passage

Well this was my very first ever audio book, and to be honest I found the narrator a bit hard going, but perhaps it is just me, and I am being a little bit unfair. I live on the west coast of Scotland and liked the story, but I have to be honest and say that I found the narration really difficult to listen too, her very slow Texas drawl was really very hard to take and understand because it was so slow and then the squeaky voice Kate. That's all I am going to say except the story behind the voice was good I did enjoy the story

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  • Jude
  • 08-15-19

Fun and exciting

Safe Passage is part space opera, part heist of the century and part romance. Kay is the programmer behind the Conglomerate’s (some sort of space crime syndicate) bank’s security system. She’s really good at her job and the Conglomerate wants her dead as she’s the only person who could break into the bank. In an effort to leave the desolate planet where the Conglomerate has left her stranded in the meantime, Kay meets Captain Magdalene Landon and her privateer crew. They offer to help her get away if she helps them rob the bank. Kay doesn’t trust them at first, she only sees them as pirates, but she has no real choice if she hopes to stay alive a little longer. As days go by, she finds herself making friends and unexpectedly falling in love.

The different voices were great, very easy to distinguish, even though I felt Kay’s was a little too fragile. I loved the laughs. I haven’t heard many laughs in audiobooks, it was nice to not just know the characters were laughing but hear them too.

If you’re not a sci-fan fan yet, this would be a good entry point. It’s not too technical, there are just enough aliens and planet-talk to feel in space but not so much that the reader would get confused. The pace is good, the characters are well-written and the action is exciting.