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Starship Repo

By: Patrick S. Tomlinson
Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Firstname Lastname is a no one with nowhere to go, with a name that is the result of an unfortunate clerical error and destined to be one of the only humans on an alien space station. That is, until she sneaks aboard a ship and joins up with a crew of repo men (they are definitely not pirates). 

Now she's traveling the galaxy "recovering" ships. What could go wrong?

©2019 Patrick S. Tomlinson (P)2019 Recorded Books

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DNF - struggling to care about characters

There are 8 hours and 43 minutes left to finish this book and I have wrestled with returning this book or keeping on just a bit longer to see if the writing can capture my interest. At this point I am giving up. The story needs more clarity and smoother writing. Perhaps this is an editing issue - as if this shouldn't have been the final draft. Also, I don't care about the main character - a 17 year old female hacker who steals. The aliens are a jumble of physical descriptions that are hard to remember since they all get introduced around the same time. The conversations are interesting, but while sometimes they were amusing, there was no laugh-out-loud response from me. Mainly, the writing needed to be worked on a bit more to clarify things for the reader. The narration is okay. There was little distinction between characters. Everything remained at "arms length" and the book remained a disconnect from me, the reader/listener. I bought this because there was a recommendation from someone who liked In the Black which I also bought at the same time. I haven't listened to that yet. Hope that will be better.

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Great Read

Couldn't wait to get my hands on this book after reading author's previous book Gate Crashers. The book does a great job of walking a fine line between good drama and laugh out loud humor. I don't read much science fiction, but this one is great. If you like(d) Futurama you'll love this!!!

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Snarky and funny

Starship Repo is entertaining, often snickeringly funny, sometimes (intentionally) eye-rollingly corny, and never boring. It is not high literature, but it is engaging, with interesting alien characters who team up to rid the galaxy of deadbeat starship owners who cannot ignore their debts, even in the deeps of space. The sidelong glance the author sometimes takes toward our own political and social current events--so decried by some reviewers--is actually clever. The performance by Alyssa Bresnahan is excellent. Have some fun!

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This would make great television.

This is an unexpected masterpiece. It's not just that Tomlinson creates a fantastic array of truly unique ET characters and races beyond my own imagination. He still manages to make the characters familiar enough to us all, that any audience can relate. I helps that the main character is lovable, and flawed like the average human, set extraordinary situations.

I say again: This would be great television.

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Better than I had hoped for

The worst part about this book is that it appears to be a standalone, and I want more! I really liked the characters and the relationships they formed.

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Full of Adventures!

I had a lot of fun with this book! I really appreciate the humor and the character of First. she is such a cool protagonist! I would listen to this book again in a heartbeat!

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best sci fi book ever

Be me: Looking for a fun boom to listen to at work, finds this random book in the sci fi section. sees the main character is named First name Lastname. ses f it and gets the book. finds out this is the best book iv ever read/listened to in all my life, I would honestly call it perfect in every way.

100% recommend

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I really enjoyed it

I didn't think I would enjoy this so much. The story felt very fresh and didn't take itself as mathematically as some sci Fi books do where you feel like you're sitting in for a physics exam. Some get too carried away in tropes and tedious things while this book did enough to satisfy my listening but not more.

The book also made the characters and alien races quite fun and interesting and they felt very original. I think the author is very creative and does a great job conveying that with a story.

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Fun

Liked the characters and plot. This would be an excellent series! Disappointed it isn't, yet. Well read.

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there is i realy fun storry it just needed

this book is full of fun and will take u out of this world . The story and idea has a lot of potential. It just wasn't executed as well as it could have been. Narrator was very one tone monotone with no personality to the characters. And with a little buzz from the writer. This book could have been sdeller.
This book had a lot of opportunities for some good humor but was not executed. Very well, it's sad because this could have been absolutely amazing book. With all that being said, it is still a good book. And I do recommend you giving it a listen

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