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Sparkle Ship Shine

A Tri-Star System Story, Book 1
Narrated by: Lillie Ricciardi
Series: Tri-Star System Stories, Book 1
Length: 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Cleaning starships is unglamorous work, even for a teenager. Sadie doesn't just hate her job, she hates pretty much everything about her life. When her sleazy boss leaves her on the closing shift alone so he can go party, she thinks it's the beginning of another in a long line of forgettable nights. Then she meets her final client of the evening, and finds that her otherwise boring job is about to become a fight for survival.

©2017 Steve Beaulieu (P)2018 Steve Beaulieu

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High stakes, high tension, contract cleaners!

This was a very well paced short story which built tension very well throughout.

Sadie is certainly thrown in at the deep end when she accepts a late night cleaning job on an alien spaceship. Sadie might hate her life and her dead-end cleaning job, but she's never had greater reason to. Sadie and her predicament are very easy to identify with and you're kept engaged and rooting for her through her ordeal.

Trigger warning, not for those who can't deal with body horror, and there's a fairly high ick factor from the get go, but it certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Instantly Hooked

This story was thoroughly enjoyable and intentionally campy fun. The Main Character, Sadie, jumps right out at the reader/listener like a real 17 y/o kid hating her cleaning job...except that she cleans spaceships at the docks. It seems like it will be just another miserable evening, but then a mysterious last call ship comes in. What follows is definitely the cleaning job of Sadie's life. I won't spoil the end beyond warning you that to find out the end to this story requires you to read at least the first portion of Book 2, "The Farmer's Daughter."

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Fires on all cylinders!

It is funny, gross, suspenseful, unpredictable!

Hall and Beaulieu weave a tale and Ricciardi(new to me) did a great job narrating!