The Hidden Ship

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brian Polk had been stateside for barely a year after leaving the air force when the unthinkable happened. It was an interstellar invasion - the beginning of the end of known civilization. First, military installations and the largest cities across the globe were turned to rubble. Tens of millions of souls lost during a horrific reign of terror. Government centers and law enforcement resources were next. Finally, the aliens eliminated humanity’s means to electronically communicate with each other. 

The Earupitans' technology and weaponry was so remarkable, so advanced, humanity never really had a chance. The aliens now walk brazenly among humans - their reptilian eyes always watchful, always scrutinizing. No one is safe, and almost everyone who gets taken into an OEC center never sees the light of day again. Humanity now lives in fear - freedom is a thing of the past. And then there are those who have befriended the enemy. 

But not Captain Brian Polk. He’s far more interested in taking back a little of what was stolen. When he acquires some of the alien technology, he finally has hope of making some small difference. He might even be able to pull off the impossible - that or he'll die trying.

©2019 Avenstar Productions (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Fantastic!!

Great Listen!! Amazing Performance!! At moments found myself laughing so hard I was crying knowing what was coming next.

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Really enjoyed listening to this book. Can commend both the author and narrator, on a great job.

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A Bad Independence Day Knockoff

I enjoy most books by Mark Wayne McGinnis, and I absolutely loved the Scrapyard Ship series, but not this one. This was very much like a rehash of Independence Day with low IQ aliens utilizing low technology. I actually found nothing interesting in this book, and I did not care about any of the characters. Sad, I had hoped for more.

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  • 08-18-20

Liberal drill brought to you by a writer who is to dumb to know his political party is the embodiment of tyranny.

Even though the story is unique, has a strong male character as the lead (something nonexistent these days), and even has some interesting elements, it’s hard to get past the hypocrisy of these confused, ill informed writers and the preachy leftist drill they incorporate into their writing these days. So, you don’t agree with dangerous, foreign enemies endangering your loved ones? You don’t agree with traitors who sell their own kind out of a fear of persecution? You believe you’re entitled to the rights granted to you by the Constitution of your country? You don’t believe in mobs terrorizing innocent civilians? You want your freedom of speech, want your right to arm yourself against life threatening invaders... then why are you a liberal in 2020!? Maybe you don’t realize just what your supporting, the history of your party, a history you’ll discover is still carried on today with just a little bit of research? Wake up man, my God. Ok what? CNN claims this or that... oh my, Capitalism is so evil! Hmm, well tell me is that not a shiny new iPhone in your pocket, and I’m sure you always buy off brand products whenever you go shopping. Here you take the time to write your books, but you sure as s**t aren’t giving them away for free, are ya? You think Walmart just started out as a global empire? Sorry but no, Walmart was a mom and pop just like the one down the road. But they did things right, worked hard, and wallah they achieved the American dream... just like you. See that’s the thing about America, the very thing writers like this take for granted and the very thing Antifa/BLM wants to destroy- In America ANYONE can be Steve Jobs with a good idea and a little elbow grease, but I doubt even this writer understands that simple concept. No, what I think we have here is the same rampant hypocrisy we have going on in Hollywood right now; a bunch of liberal males with a platform who loudly support things like MeToo, yet it turned out behind the scenes they were just men with a guilty conscience, men (and women we’re finding out) guilty of the evil acts and perversions they were condemning. It seems as if liberals use this propaganda in their entertainment as a sort of penance to excuse vile behavior, meanwhile the rest of us, the men who have never even considered harassing a woman, have to suffer knowing everything coming out today is riddled with their preachy, gas lighting rhetoric. But what does all this have to do with “The Hidden Ship,” you ask? Well, I guess I’d have to admit I learned this particular writer is a far left liberal by not only listening to this book, but also reading reviews of his most recent titles. I find it ironic he incorporates these weather hardened soldiers into his stories and yet the very party he supports seem to want nothing more than to end the lives of men like that. He writes of these alien threats who invaded our planet without even considering a diplomatic approach to moving into an occupied land. That to me is very reminiscent of the situation we have today with foreigners ignoring our laws and instead sneaking their way into our homeland. Just like with his alien threat, how are we to know who is coming into our country? Whether it be a pregnant mother looking for work or a ruthless killer avoiding detection? It seems these simple, logical questions are never considered by these writers or anyone on the left for that matter. This has never had anything to do with racism and all to do with being cautious and rational about protecting your home and the ones you love. I wouldn’t expect this writer to just leave his front door open for any stranger to come in, so why should we do the same with our countries borders? Then you have the behavior of the alien species in this book, they patrol the remaining population ruthlessly and police their behavior and speech, getting rid of anyone who might seem like a threat to their political agenda. Well, that it eerily similar to the new strong arm of the left Antifa, and their attack now, ask questions later attitude. And just like the aliens, Antifa is never interested in your opposing point of view, instead both threats seem to have in common the mantra, “It’s my way or the highway.” Lastly you have the most fantastical part of the story (even more so than the aliens), the attractive female hero with her male associated traits. Of course she constantly criticizes the men for the same behavior she herself displays and always feels the need to question their manhood, even when rescuing her. What I find fascinating is these female characters written by leftists can without question display the same masculine traits men are constantly criticized for having, traits only known to our species because they have been associated with men through the ages. Yet, it seems these days men are condoned if they even consider displaying this formally natural behavior (at least Caucasian men that is), while women are rewarded and praised for being strong and resilient. These liberal writers seem to always want to blur the gender roles and yet the common stereotypes associated with our genders are only known to us because they have been such a common theme among us for thousand of years. So the question is, if a gender has more often than not displayed a certain type of behavior, is it natural for them to continue it or unnatural for them to suddenly stop and have the opposing gender come along and pick it up as their own? I guess we should just ignore centuries of evidence to the contrary. For example: If I spend my whole life speaking without an accent and then suddenly one day I pick one up, would that not seem odd to the people familiar with my common behavior? These are just a few of the hypocrisies I found in this book, and yes this is long winded, but just like many other Americans, I am sick and tired of these liars distorting the truth and hiding facts behind dated beliefs. Beliefs such as Republicans are racist and the Democrats support the black community... all it takes is looking at their voting record to see Democrats have never been kind to African Americans. You will also discover Democrats have been hiding their true political agenda through entertainment for decades, and just like with books like this they write heroic male characters who stop at nothing to persevere their Constitutional freedom. Yet they still choose to believe these patriotic characters would ever select “Democrat” on any ballot. If they actually ever did real research they would find men and women like this in the real world do not support or subscribe to the left’s political agenda. In fact, all you really have to do is look to the common political association of our men and women in uniform, the closest thing we have to these characters in the real world, and you would see it’s an undeniable fact that no real patriot would ever call themselves a Democrat.

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  • 05-16-19

Well written

This is a very good book, if there was a sequel I would buy it. The narrator also did pretty good.