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The Ship Audiobook

The Ship: The New Frontiers Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species.

There will be changes...if we survive.

Fans of Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jerry Pournelle will love this hard-SF series.

©2016 Jack Knapp (P)2016 Jack Knapp

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    Robert Ft. Benning, GA 01-08-17
    Robert Ft. Benning, GA 01-08-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Please record the rest of this series"
    What did you love best about The Ship?

    Narration; character development


    What other book might you compare The Ship to and why?

    The Silver Ships (and the rest of that series).
    Because while being si-fi, it still provides a slim hope for the future.


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

    Yes


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    EricN 02-19-17
    EricN 02-19-17
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    "Tedious"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ship to be better than the print version?

    I doubt I would have made it through the printed version. Great beginning and reasonably fast pace for the first few chapters. After that is simply plods along making very little progress then after around 10 hours it seems like the writer realized he needed to end it and wrapped it all up in a fast and somewhat confusing finale.


    What was most disappointing about Jack L. Knapp’s story?

    Twice as long as it needed to be.


    What about Tom Lennon’s performance did you like?

    I liked his voice. Easy to listen to. Only thing that allowed me to stay with it until the end.


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

    No


    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PA United States 03-08-17
    Amazon Customer PA United States 03-08-17
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    "Great Premise for new series"

    This book plants the hook for the series very well. The only issue is it really bogs down in the middle. Great beginning and exciting ending. Even the narrator sounds bored through the middle chapters and with good reason. He does speak very clearly and adds much, but he can't carry the overly drawn out middle chapters. Book needed to be a couple of hours shorter. It is like an 8 hour book dragged out to 10 for no good reason.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Matt 01-14-17
    Matt 01-14-17
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    "Great Opening Chapter"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they are at all interested in Sci-Fi this seems like anew series worth following.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Morty - Had the most personality.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?

    Morty again. Seems like the others are almost bland at times.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The crash (spoiler alert)


    Any additional comments?

    Moves a little slow. Makes you want to get onto book 2 where hopefully there is a quicker pace and more action. This is really almost an introduction to the series, not a standalone novel.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    KyleR 02-19-17
    KyleR 02-19-17
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    "Great premise"

    For most people I think the basic "science" of this book will be plausible. Certainly enough science-speak to make it seem that way.

    My big complaint is that the book moves at an absolute snails pace. There is some humor to lighten the load. The opening especially is light and fast paced. After that however it seems to become almost a diary of a not very interesting character.

    I thought all things considered the easy going tone of the narrator was perfect.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    BrianK 02-19-17
    BrianK 02-19-17
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    "Set up for #2 in Series"
    If you could sum up The Ship in three words, what would they be?

    Complicated, Interesting, voluminous


    Has The Ship turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not sure. There was so little action and so much useless detail about nothing important, it may turn me off on the author, but not the genre.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 1 - The Bedstead!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. Amazingly even when the Inventor dies, I simply didn't care. The characters are cardboard. The narrator sounded as bored as I was at times though he generally somehow managed to sound interested right up until the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Now that the Ship exists there are certainly lots of things that can happen in number 2. Hopefully the characters will be more human and the pace will be faster.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Brett 02-10-17
    Brett 02-10-17
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    "Great Beginning to a unique series"
    What did you love best about The Ship?

    The premise was so real. Sci-Fi yet actually had me believing in the ship.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ship?

    Opening chapter with Morty flying outside the building.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?

    Morty. He was Morty. He is very easy to listen to which for such a long book is very important.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Mel's crash.


    Any additional comments?

    Moves along at a leisurely pace after a great beginning. Really sets up the next book. Hope they record that one soon.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 01-12-17
    Donna 01-12-17
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    "Interesting but a little long winded"

    The basic idea is a very good one. Nice SF without getting into anything supernatural. To me plausible.

    My only complaint is the pace. Obviously the good parts of this story will come in later books. As an introduction to the series this is much longer than it needs to be. Unfortunately with an audiobook you can't just skim over meaningless detail.

    The narrator I thought did a good job trying to keep it interesting and gave some of the cardbooard like characters a real personality. Without him I am not sure I would have hung in there. I will definitely be looking for the next title in the series as the action should start to really pickup it seems. Now that we have a Ship let's see what happens.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    traveler California 02-08-17
    traveler California 02-08-17 Member Since 2005
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    "Great if you are an engineer..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The initial chapter was good, but then it deteriorated into engineering/physics babble. It put me to sleep. Wish I hadn't spent the money. If there is a good story in there, I didn't find it after listening to it for a hour. Wish the initial chapter had continued.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jack L. Knapp again?

    probably not.


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

    He is a okay narrator, but it was hard to distinguish who was talking.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sleep, which isn't good if you are driving.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rudi OakPoint, TX, United States 01-29-17
    Rudi OakPoint, TX, United States 01-29-17 Member Since 2004
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    "Feals like it was written in the 40's"
    What did you like best about The Ship? What did you like least?

    This book read like it was written a long time ago. The science is up to date, but the interactions of the characters and governments felt very dated.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jack L. Knapp? Why or why not?

    I do t think so


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tom Lennon?

    No


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    "awful narration r"

    the reader was terrible and the story was hard work maintaining interest. i would give zero stars if i could

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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