Starship Pandora

A Star Force Drama
Series: Star Force
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (840 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama.

A new stand-alone space drama by B. V. Larson makes its debut in the wildly popular Star Force series with an extensive and stellar cast. When the Ancients, a mysterious alien race, vanished before Earth's last ice age, they left behind a highway of interconnected rings across the galaxy. Humanity knows how to use the highway, but not how to build any more rings, or alter the connection pattern between them.

Now the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. On Venus, they meet a rogue robot, Marvin, with a mission of his own to reconnect the rings into a new pattern. The result is pure pandemonium. Everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens are coming through the ring, overrunning Pandora's base camp.

The good news? The aliens can be killed. The bad news: The aliens keep coming through the ring, and no one knows how to turn off the connection leading directly to their home world. But even if the aliens can be defeated—there’s still Marvin to contend with and his alternate agenda.

Starship Pandora is performed by:

Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr; Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake; Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear; Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles; Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh; Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow; Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome.

With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson. 

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Finally another Star Force story! It was excellent! Marvin made for a great major character and it was even nice to see Crow alive again, the thieving groundskeeper! Excellent audio production as well. It was like listening to a major motion picture!

- Kim, Audible listener
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Our favorite moments from Starship Pandora

No actual night or day on a spaceship
Perform as promised…or get dismantled
Are you talking about warships?!

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B. V. Larson

About the Creator

B. V. Larson is the author of more than 50 books with over three million copies sold. His fiction regularly tops the bestseller charts, including Swarm, the first book of the Star Force series. He writes in several genres, but most of his work is science fiction. Many of his titles have been professionally produced as audiobooks and print as well as ebook form. Eight of them have been translated into other languages and distributed by major publishers in foreign countries. He writes college textbooks in addition to fiction, and his three-book series on computer science is currently in its sixth edition.

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Love Star force but this format is not for me

Dislike all the sound effects/noise and unnecessary theme music. I feel like I'm listening to a movie; it lacks context which has to be deciphered from the sounds which is overlayed on the dialogue making both hard to hear.

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Not what I was expecting, fell short

As soon as I saw a new Star Force book I immediately purchased it. This book is more of a radio drama with multiple actors than an audio book. While it is set in the Star Force universe, it’s a parallel story centered around Marvin. Which I know doesn’t sound bad, but is! The story is dull and too short. I consider this as waste of a credit. Only Star Force book I have ever came close to feeling this way.

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too short for the cost.

I feel like this was too little for the price. I could have cared less if it was a full cast. a single narrator is fine by me.

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un sure

Not sure I like this multi person book reading experiment. It's better than not having a book at all but I think I prefer the old narrator type style.

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Star Force is Back!

I reviewed this presentation under another account. I didn't realize I had downloaded it under my wife's account.
In any case here's a link to a full review: http://box5183.temp.domains/~notacuba/star-force-series-starship-pandora/

It's too long to post in here.

In any case, it was an excellent presentation. The cast was perfect. It was great revisiting old characters, and getting an explanation for things which weren't fully explain in the series...such as Crow's "enhancements".

My hope is that enough people will listen to his presentation and BV Larson will continue the Star Force series.

With Kyle though. I like Cody but you can't beat the original main character, Kyle Riggs, who is referenced quite a bit in this story.

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oh how I wish it was longer.

I really love this series. That said, I really enjoyed the performance, style and the way it was created. Definitely need more!

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happy to revisit this universe.

love the space force series... was great revisiting thesecaracters and filling in previous gaps but would enjoy some new adventures!

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Awesome cast and characters

Excellent cast and characters! Sound design was really fun too. I'm not usually one for sci-fi audio but found myself engaged and entertained with Starship Pandora.

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listening to a bad B movie

Enjoyed the story, and got a few good laughs. Over all the drama was over the top, with cheap sound effects. I found this style of audiobook took away most of the imagination. The fight scenes were hard to get into, as listening to the actor poorly fake a characters death seemed to be over drawn. Would recommend the paper back version on this book, as BV does what he does best. Write a good story with a better cast.

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Not an audiobook

This is not actually an audiobook. It’s more like a movie without video. If you like the series, it’s worth a listen I guess. Very well produced, but very short also. FYI the time frame is around the middle of series (book 4-7) roughly

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  • Julien Laurent
  • 12-28-18

milking the originals

I love the original books but this is half baked and quite short . just milking it.

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  • Calvin
  • 11-12-19

great drama great book

like how it was more a cast than one person telling a story got into it much more

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  • Darren McMillan
  • 06-17-19

lots of fun, multiple narators made a big impact

really enjoyed this, the narration and sound effects were fantastic, going to listen to all the starforce books now

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  • Roger Newton-Darby
  • 03-29-19

EPIC!

omg that was great! please please please make more, all cast were brilliant and marvin especially.

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  • dave h
  • 02-16-19

absolutely outstanding!

This auduobook was great for so many reasons. firstly because its a starforce series continuance. Secondly the narration was a step above, using more than one narrator allows you to get lost in the story more. Lastly, all the sound effects they we amazing, it allows you to pictures the scence in your head so much easier, i hope all audiobooks start to follow the methood of delivery shown in this book.

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  • thomas
  • 02-02-19

not my cup of tea

As a big fan of starforce this was a must read for me. the theatrical drama, however, was definatively not for me. I found it distracting with so many different voice actors and as such I found it difficult to stay focused in the same way as traditional narration. Mark Boyett already does a splendid job of emulating all kinds of personas in the previous books, and with the additional couloring that comes with ordinary narration this is, for me, much preferred.
Background music to set a mood is fine and, if properly toned down, can add alot to the experience.

in short;
the book was too short compared to the price.
not much value for money.
It should have been released as a normal audio book.

that said - any starforce is better than no starforce.

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  • Mr P J Thornton
  • 12-26-18

Nicely done

This is an interesting full cast dramatisation which brings the strengths of the so familiar characters to life. Well worth a listen.

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  • Alan
  • 01-03-19

reminded me of a great old fashoned radio play

this was the first Audible peoduction done in this way, I enjoyed the performance and the foemat immensly

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  • hazyandlazy
  • 01-01-19

Wow!! It’s a full Audio show!!

Using characters and sound effects, this will bring you inside the star force universe like never before.
Also explains so much of what happened between starforce/empire clashes.
If you haven’t read any of the starforce series, this is a great place to start to get you attached to the characters. B V Larson and co have done a superb job! I’m going to reread the whole series again!!
Thank you unit 14!