Tech, Lies, and Wizardry

A Space Opera Fantasy Short Story (Black Ocean, Book 0)
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Black Ocean, Book 0.5
Length: 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It started as a simple heist.

It went to hell from there. 

On a space station orbiting a pale blue sun, a package changes hands. Data too sensitive to transmit will be exposed for one brief moment. The client is paying a crazy sum - if the job is clean.

That’s not going to happen.

Instead, the galaxy’s unluckiest crew of outlaws will have to put all their resources into salvaging what they can from the job.

Even if it’s only avoiding blame for the fallout. 

Tech, Lies, and Wizardry is a sampling of the hijinks you’ll find in the 26th-century’s greatest outlaw space opera, Black Ocean.

Throw a copy in your cargo hold now.

©2014 J.S. Morin (P)2015 J.S. Morin

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buy the whole series already

If you're reading this review or listening to this book, just go ahead and get the Black Ocean Mobius series and get to listening!

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I need more

I need of these guys I love to hear a series on morph alone please. please

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Good tale of the dark ocean.

Far too short, I hope that future add on stories will be longer. Narrator was excellent - as usual.

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An enjoyable tidbit of a story

After listening to the 5-star epic audio book of episodes 1 to 16.5 (85 hours of action, humor, and amazing writing and narration) - I saw there was this short story. It's good. But, if this were to be the introduction to the characters of the Black Ocean stories, it might lose some potential listeners. It's too short to hook people in with the individuality and strong personalities of the series. I love the sound effect between scenes. Audio books are a great medium for entertaining the listeners and I really enjoy good use of sound effects. There's only the one sound used for this series, but it's great. Narration: Fantastic

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Short, but to the point

What did you love best about Tech, Lies, and Wizardry?

I liked the feel of the world. It is pulling the worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy together a bit more, almost like Dresden files in space. Only... there is a bit more space feel that magic feel... well.. in this short story anyway.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I could only have asked for more.

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

Easy to listen to vocals and does a good job distinguishing character voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Maybe just the title.. it captures it all right there..

Any additional comments?

Good fun.. and VERY quick listen. Already hoping to meet again with these characters.

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Enjoyable, short story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this story to a friend whose looking for something good but short and simple.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite character because I felt the story was too short to fully define characteristics of any individual person.

What about Mikael Naramore’s performance did you like?

He had good infliction of each individual character.

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

Nothing extreme.

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Engaging but too short, even for a short story...

First off, I am usually pretty critical of narrators, but this one does a great job. He has a good range of voices, allowing you to identify the character purely by voice.

The writing is good, but I definitely felt like we skipped over the climax and actually including the scenes would have made for a longer and better book.

The price... If I compare length to price on comparable audio books, the price is steep. At less than an hour, a comparable 10 hr book would be over $40.

Conclusions: I think it is a good teaser to get you to read the other books, but I'm not sure that the content delivers on the investment. Hopefully the series has a better page/time to dollar ratio.

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A good prelude to the Black Ocean series

Would you consider the audio edition of Tech, Lies, and Wizardry to be better than the print version?

Equal to the print version but well worth it if you prefer audio books.

What other book might you compare Tech, Lies, and Wizardry to and why?

Dragonstar RPG

Have you listened to any of Mikael Naramore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never heard other books by Mikael before

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Great prelude to the Black Ocean series

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Great Story Enjoyed It Very Much

If you could sum up Tech, Lies, and Wizardry in three words, what would they be?

Great Short Story

What about Mikael Naramore’s performance did you like?

Great

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Would Be A Great Movie

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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Great Story

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the characters created. It was easy to follow along with while I was driving and easy to pick up when I got back in my car. I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading more.

What about Mikael Naramore’s performance did you like?

The performance was fun to listen to because Mikael Naramore used different voices for each character. It made it easier to follow along.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes sci-fi and adventure.