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Salvage Rat

Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Star Force pilot and hero Wyatt McCoy left his medals and career behind after the Rim Wars, disillusioned and bitter when he learns the truths behind the conflict. He takes his converted gunship, the Nellie B, and heads to the Near Fringe, salvaging derelict ships and abandoned stations and mining colonies. 

Dr. Beth Parker is a space archaeologist, documenting the history of planetary expansion and colonization for Kalok Enterprises and the Interplanetary Mining Guild. A piece of alien technology embeds itself in Beth's arm, giving her the ability to see the energy impressions of long-ago people and events. When Beth uncovers proof of genocide that could bring down the big mining companies, she's the target of assassins. 

Wyatt makes a split-second decision to intervene, launching them both into a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with some of the most powerful organizations in the system. They can prove Kalok and Interplan killed millions - but can they live long enough to tell their story?

©2018 Gail Z. Martin (P)2018 Tantor

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Terrible narration of a mediocre story

Overall I found this story lacking in excitement and emotion.

In particular the narration was very poor. Jeffery Kafer has an almost monotone quality to his voice and lacked much if any differentiation in his voice between characters. Yes there are worse narrators, for example Joe Farinacci's reading of "Galactic Freighter" but having listened to narrators the likes of Scott Brick, John Sharian I know just how much more life can be brought to an audio book by a great narrator.

The direction and editing of this audio book was abysmal. As an example, one of the supporting characters name is "Beth". At one point in the story the narrator said "Bob". Either the Jeffery Kafer was just reading the book verbatim or the production crew wasn't focused on their work to let something this obvious slip through into the final product.

The story does have some merit but this book needs another two or three passes through the editing cycle to add the polish I come to expect from Audible titles.

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Didn't finish

The story never really caught my attention. It wasn't bad just uninteresting to me. Never made me root for the MC.

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surprisingly good!

space, salvaging dead spaceships, an evil corporation hunting the protagonists, cover-ups, action.... solid fun. recommended!

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