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Summer Winter Salvage

Narrated by: Chip McCullough
Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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The current planet the LES Corporation is excavating holds much value but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Nicknamed Summer Winter, its temperatures can drop a hundred degrees within hours and its storms are deadly. As management considers abandoning Summer Winter from off-planet, one of the remaining crews is tasked to repair an inoperable vehicle. 

While on-site, a member of the crew mysteriously turns homicidal, and after a storm hits, the survivors find themselves isolated at a warehouse without any communication and far from base. A desperate plan is set in motion, and not just because their oxygen will run out soon. They uncover something that makes them realize a deadly storm is the least of their problems.

©2013 C. A. Gleason (P)2017 C. A. Gleason

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Excellent short story

I could easily visualize the characters & the surroundings. The story was full of non stop action. I really enjoyed it and would love to have this story expanded and revisited.
Narration was great as well.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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  • Marcus
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  • 10-23-18

This had a lot of promise...

I'm not really sure what the author was going for here, but it certainly seems like he had either ideas in mind. Let me back up: the story takes place on some distant planet in the future. We follow one of those workers (promoted to supervisor) as he leads a team of salvagers. Something goes wrong with another team, and our protagonist's is sent out to assist.

This has all the makings of good scifi: futuristic setting, alien worlds, genetically-modified beasts. The problem though, is that the author seems to be far more focused on the internal angst of our protagonist who seems hell bent on whining about how his men didn't respect him and he's a supervisor. Seriously, he has a girlfriend here and her whole purpose in the story is for him to complain to and for her to be an object of desire, which causes more angst.

The ending makes no sense -- I mean, it could provide some food for thought as to what actually happened and why, but it's hard to even think of the plot when all that's left on my mind is the woe-is-me babble of the main character -- even up to the end!

The narrator did a fine job. There were some odd pauses here and there, but that's likely more down to editing/production than anything else.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for my honest review. I think if the author had stripped out all the pointless moaning, we could've had something far more interesting here.

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Enjoyable, intense, and interesting short listen.

This was a really neat short listen. My only complaint is that it's short and I wanted to hear more! I felt like I got to know just enough about the characters and the world to keep my interest and wanting to hear more. I would totally listen to a full length novel in this setting and to find out what happens both before and after the events that occur in this story. It does get quite intense towards the end but the storytelling pace was great.

Narration by Chip McCullough was pleasant, with a great pace and character voicing. I would have no problem recommending this narrator for other works.

Overall, this was a great short story that leaves you wanting more. I look forward to more works by this author and narrator. If you're looking for a short sci-fi listen that has you shifting to the edge of your seat, this is the book for you!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Summer Winter Salvage. A great read wonderful entertainment. Fast paced gripping novella. A fun read.

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