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Aliens are coming!

A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear.

Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome.

In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe? Full of UFO’s, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best…and pure, unadulterated fun.

©2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.; 2014 Stephen P. Coonts

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Okay finale for the series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Any book done by narrator Dick Hill has to be decent and this one was better because of the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I had read the other books written years back and was surprised to see this new one on Audible. It is worth the listen though it maybe of help to have followed the characters in the earlier books.

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Pretty Good Story ruined by terrible reading

Would you try another book from Stephen Coonts and/or Dick Hill?

I have several Stephen Coonts books and look forward to more - but with a different reader

Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

NO

Any additional comments?

The performance got in the way of the story and the readers terrible attempt at voicing elderly characters made me wince.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I miss performer Eric Conger.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The performer and/or producer of this third installment has diverged so far from the tone of the second volume that the characters are unrecognizable.

How could the performance have been better?

Mr. Hill reads this installment as if we've been dropped into the mob culture of the roaring twenties. Our heroine, an accomplished pilot and confident woman, has been transformed into a sheepish maul. Our hero, a punk. Everyone else a mobster or thug.

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The wrong narrator---

The narrator of this story sounds like he is trying to deliver each and every word of the story with the intensity of a vintage Movietone News headline announcer, making the story next to impossible to listen to---just imagine the voice characterizations...no one outside of a Little Theater production ever sounded like these people.

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Needed a different narrator.

Typically a book is only as good as the narrator. In this case the book deserved better. Dick Hill wasn't up to the task on this one and comes off sounding like Jimmy Durante narrating Frosty the Snowman (no offense Jimmy. You were great at what you did!)
It's a very hard book to keep listening to because of the terrible narrating. However, the book itself is very well written and a great addition to the Saucer series. Hopefully it will be re-released with a better reader soon because this version doesn't do the book justice. Terrible performance!

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  • Don
  • Los Angelos, CA, United States
  • 11-20-16

Disappointed. Earlier books bettter

I cannot believe this is written by the same person that published the Jake Grafton series. I was very disappointed, the book seemed to be edited without good transitions between paragraphs. One paragraph or "section" had extensive details only to jump to completely different topic in the next paragraph. That's OK for chapters but.....
The book felt more like collection of short stories pieced together around a common theme.

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  • Michael
  • Tacoma, WA, United States
  • 04-23-16

great story

I enjoyed all three books in the series. it would be nice to of had a little more of Rips and Charlie's adventure in space.

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  • Peter
  • London ON Canada
  • 12-09-15

Good adolescents sci-fi

aliens among us adventure usual inept evil adversaries an exasperated president heroes from middle America

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Great read

Well written, very entertaining, great story, looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Page turner

Stephen did it again really enjoyed this book thanks Stephen for your hard work and intelligent story telling can't wait for the next one maybe you and Whitley streiber can team up together

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  • 08-10-17

Nice book to read and not to taxing

Enjoyed reading the last book in the series. It's an easy going book to read and so doesn't take too much concentration. The story is concluded with no loose ends.

Not to sure about the narration but managed to listen and enjoy.