We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Allora Audiobook

Allora: A Silver Ships Novella

Regular Price:$17.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Until the Confederation created Allora, it had produced SADEs (self-aware digital entities) for hundreds of years with enormous consistency and harnessed their capabilities to power the society. But this particular young SADE was disturbed by her confinement. Trapped in metal-alloy housing on the bridge of a luxury passenger liner, Allora sought to possess the same freedom enjoyed by humans, who came and went from her starship with abandon.

Allora's hope for emancipation rested on Alex Racine, the Haraken president who had freed his SADEs, and she yearned to walk the worlds a free entity, as they did. Racine had pleaded for years with the Council of Leaders to give the Confederation SADEs equal status as citizens, and it was Allora's thought to have him intercede on her behalf and bargain for her transfer to a mobile avatar so that she might live among the Harakens.

But Allora's plans were thrown into disarray when she learned that Racine would soon end his presidency. Desperate, Allora, known to her fellow SADEs as the wild child, concocts a plan to kidnap the Council Leader and his associates. She intends to hold them hostage until they acquiesce to her demands.

Little does Allora know that her actions will set the Confederation and the Harakens on a collision course. Quietly waiting and watching the drama unfold are tens of thousands of SADEs, who control Confederation starships, stations, and Houses and have a vested interest in the outcome.

©2017 S. H. Jucha (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (57 )
5 star
 (46)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (52 )
5 star
 (40)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (52 )
5 star
 (44)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    R. Shelton Sterling, VA United States 05-07-17
    R. Shelton Sterling, VA United States 05-07-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    91
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not as excitin as the others in the series"

    This one wasn't as exciting as the others, but still good for the time commitment. I can't wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ginger Birmingham, Al USA 05-07-17
    Ginger Birmingham, Al USA 05-07-17 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    102
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    84
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Scott H. Jucha NEVER disappoints."

    This is worth every penny or credit. Yet another home run in one of the best written and character driven universes in the Sci-fi or for that matter any genre. As an author myself I can only aspire to create such well written, developed characters. All of his books are master classes in dialogue both spoken and implied.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael 05-02-17
    Michael 05-02-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    18
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "eh...."

    Maybe the Silver Ships series is getting old to me. This particular novel had zero action. Zero science, fiction or otherwise. The whole book could have been written about any political issue argued to death by politicos. I think even Scott Jucha was bored writing this as the overall plot was short, simplistic, and a real yawner. Glad it was a $3 upgrade to my free Kindle version and it didn't cost me a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    CL Mt Vernon WA 04-30-17
    CL Mt Vernon WA 04-30-17 Member Since 2010

    caslam

    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    236
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Jucha just keeps delivering!"
    What made the experience of listening to Allora the most enjoyable?

    It's hard to point at one aspect. Grover Gardner is one of my favorite narrators. And the books are well written; the story lines enticing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, there's Alex . . . and Julian . . . and Miranda and . . . Zee . . . and Renee and the Swee Swee (however it is spelled) and . . . just about all of the characters are my favorites.


    What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I was introduced to his narration style in the Rosenfelt books. His wit, sarcasm, humor are all delightful. What he brings to these books is the inherent goodness and courage of his characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My main reaction is that I tend to stop whatever else I'm doing to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to future books. Thanks, Scott!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.