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 .
Blood of the Scarecrow Audiobook

Blood of the Scarecrow: Solstice 31 Saga, Book 3

Regular Price:$19.95
  • 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

Captain James Worthington, Roland Barcus and the crew of the deep space survey ship Ventura have been betrayed and blown out of the orbit of the planet Baytirus in a heinous ambush.

As they struggle to survive, the crew discovered they were sacrificed to protect a dark agenda. Now that they've fought their way free of their planet-bound trap, the survivors are ready to go home. Whether Earth wants them back or not.

©2016 Martin Wilsey (P)2016 Martin Wilsey

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (25 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (10)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.1 (24 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.6 (24 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Joseph Kirk 11-22-16
    Joseph Kirk 11-22-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great ending to a terrific series"
    If you could sum up Blood of the Scarecrow in three words, what would they be?

    Action-packed, exciting,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Barcus... a man who never wanted to be a hero, but felt himself obligated to take the mantle.


    Have you listened to any of Andrew Tell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    All questions are finally answered, and a few new mysteries are revealed, as the truth behind the 'incident' comes to light. Fates of the characters we've come to love are determined, some good with a few not so good. All in all, a terrific ending to the Solstice trilogy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L 11-22-16
    L 11-22-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great rap up"
    Would you listen to Blood of the Scarecrow again? Why?

    I would listen to again, I will listen to all three books again they were awesome


    What did you like best about this story?

    Barcus was my hero and the whole series just is so captivating. very well done.


    Have you listened to any of Andrew Tell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Andrew did the first two books and I would listen to other stories he reads.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Mr Wilsey did a fantastic job with this series and I hope he continues writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 11-21-16
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 11-21-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1961
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    623
    329
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    516
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Book 3 kicks it up a notch"

    Blood of the Scarecrow is Martin Wilsey's 3rd installment in the Solstice 31 Saga trilogy. As with Book 2, the story opens with a focus on another survivor of the Ventura destruction, Wes Hagen and begins concurrent with Books 1 & 2. More quickly however, all the survivors hook up, along with Wex who saved Barcus' life, but transformed him into something else. The plot shifts back to the Earth system where the mystery of the Ventura destruction is revealed as part of a larger political move to cement power, thus explaining the basis for the chapter intros regarding a subsequent investigation into events that resulted in millions of deaths.

    The sci-fi elements are mostly in line with earlier installments, especially with AI sophistication. One new intriguing element is the concept of a "scarecrow", an alternate lifeform, that human can become that have "wolverine" (X-Men) like recuperative powers, and can perceive time as human perceive space allowing for limited precognition. The geopolitical machinations that created the basis for the story are well crafted, but devilishly complex, equal to the planet on which the story began.

    The narration continues to be above average with a solid range of voices. Tone and mood are well suited to the plot. Of particular note is the pacing which allows for absorption of a complex web of motives and interactions. If possible, listening to all three books in succession will help in the flow as the character count is on the high side.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sailfish 12-11-16
    Sailfish 12-11-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    497
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    647
    300
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Somewhat over-the-top but very entertaining"

    This being the last installment of the trilogy, Martin decides to end it in Dr. Strangelove one-upmanship fashion. He also, wrongly, conflates megalomania with liberal fascism. The earth governance was more of a kleptocracy headed by a psychotic nut-job than some collectivists pipe dream. Also, some of the SciFi elements were more than a bit outlandish.

    Even so, the novel was a kick to go through, in no small part due to the excellent narration by Andrew Tell.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter J. 11-21-16
    Peter J. 11-21-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    350
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed Ending"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Story was confusing with too many changes and views, overall I was disappointed especially considering the depth of the first two books in the series.


    0 of 1 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.