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Publisher's Summary

Christopher G. Nuttall’s novel of human fear and survival, set in the thrilling world of his Angel in the Whirlwind series.

A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. The passengers include the owner and his daughters, Angela and Nancy. Growing up with all the luxuries in the world, neither sister has ever known true struggle, but that all changes when a collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone.

Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm.

And there’s no way out...

©2018 Christopher G. Nuttall (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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FILLER JUNK

Would you try another book from Christopher G. Nuttall and/or Jennifer Jelsema?

Only because most of the previous books have been pretty good, unlike this one

What could Christopher G. Nuttall have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Make it a stand alone book or new series. This seemed like a mix of ideas tossed into a book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer Jelsema’s performances?

I really can't say because the book was so off series.

Any additional comments?

Shortly after the book starts there is a warning that basically this book does not belong in the series or at the very least is so far out of the time line that it is crazy.
There are brief mentions of the war the series is/was about.
I'm asking for a refund. Maybe the book would have been OK if I had not expected it to be logically next in the series, this is probably should have been book 55, not 5.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Boring

I couldn't finish it. Was simply too boring. Sorry for the bad review. Sleep inducing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story, annoying narrator.

This narrator has trouble with hard consonants. Here are a few examples: Didn't becomes dint, rotten is ra-enn, couldn't is coont, important is imporant. Thank goodness for Kindle where you can read the book in Standard English.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful

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A nice adventure

As a side story to the Angel In The Whirlwind series it was an interesting interlude. Maybe a little slow, at first, but things got moving about half way through. Character development was nicely done and a realistic portrayal of the disparity between the haves and have nots was skillfully accomplished. It was good to see some of the former group begin to come to terms with the reality of survival. Would have been nice to find out just where to survivors ended up....perhaps meat for another story. Over all a good tale.

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Voice acting diction

I normally am not fussy regarding diction in voice acting and this is the first review where I have ever given negative feedback.

Typically I love it when a voice actor can do different voices and different accents. That being said Ms Jelsema hit a pet peeve of mine. Dropping middle consonants in words. Specifically Ts and Ds

Didn't = Dint
Certain = Cer-in
Important = Impor-in
Wouldn't = woont
Couldn't = coont

and so on.

Had it been only in the dialog I could have dismissed it as accent or dialect but it was also in the narration. It really took away from the story for me as I winced sentence after sentence when it occurred.

Other than that Ms Jelsema's performance was fine. This is something she should work on as a professional. It would be OK to adopt such a manner of pronunciation if the material called for it but it should not be her baseline.

It will make me think twice about choosing books where she is the performer.

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  • Christine
  • Sandy Hook, CT, United States
  • 05-24-18

Move along...Nothing to see here

This entire story could have been wrapped up in about 5 pages. The author obviously wanted to cash in some more on his previous work. The story was built on two very weak foundations:
1. a whiny rich girl who has done nothing with her life
2. An alien race that acts with no apparent purpose and is not resolved
Much of the story was dependent on a silly decision of the captain to send ships stewards to apprehend mutineers and a serial killer (the killer had absolutely no reason to be in the tory other than to add several pages of text). guess how that worked out?
The evil aliens then got their revenge by sending the ship to a habitable planet???

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Awful

I don't like horror stories, and this is a horror story.

Boring beginning, boring middle, boring climax and depressing end.

I suppose if you like horror and stories where everyone dies, you might think differently but I expected a space adventure so...

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Titanic Meets Aliens and Walking Dead

What disappointed you about The Hyperspace Trap?

I usually enjoy all of the Nuttall novels. Not this one. Improbable storyline. Poor ending. Not my cup of tea...

Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher G. Nuttall again?

Nuttall's other novels are exceptional. I would not judge his story telling skills based on this poor example.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Started out OK and seemed initially promising but that dissolved as the book went on.

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Star Trek has already solved every problem

If only the characters had watched the old Star Trek shows, mentioned in the book, solutions to their problems would have been more ready to hand.

The over-plotted set-up:
* Maiden voyage of an over-designed luxury liner full of snobby titled folks. The Corporation's owner and family are on board.
* Arranged marriage between Corporation's daughter and a wealthy family. She is not pleased.
* Handsome body-shopped lowly steward falls in love with her perfect face and body.
* Some members of the defeated Theocracy come on board.
* A serial killer is brought on for transport
* Trapped in a weird not-space, not hyperspace place, ship broke.
* Famous little sister is possessed.
* People start seeing things and hearing voices.

How many Star Trek episodes are combined here?

This is so much better than the Angel in the Whirlwind Kat books, but still has problems. Girl's arguments with her fiance are weak and brainless. Steward loves her for her looks. Nancy's situation is illogical and dumb. Serial killer plot point fizzles. But, note that this still gets 4 stars because it is interesting and exciting, and has aroused our curiosity. There's bound to be a sequel because several things are left unresolved, and well, when has Nuttall written a standalone book?

The narration is super annoying at first. You know the arguments of "mounTain" versus "mou^en"? Many people pronounce the word with a glottal stop for the middle T. This lady doesn't even have that. Didn't becomes dint, hadn't becomes hant, wouldn't is woont, and important is impor-ant. She puts the accent on the wrong syllable a couple times, to wit, reFORM as opposed re-form, meaning to shape again. Can't tell if one person's name is Belkin or Falcon. Someone on the bridge is named Title? Can't tell if they wear wrist coms or wrist cons (as in console?). Her voices are okay except for Captain Paul. She tries to imbue him with the gravitas of a mature, calm military leader, but he ends up sounding bored, tired and drugged. But if you listen through the annoyance, you get used to it, mostly.

I'm still going to hope for a sequel because, despite all my gripes, I am interested to see what happens next!

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A slow start and a good story

This book started out slow , with all the background setup.
Once the stage was set and the trap was set, it flowed well and was hard to stop reading.
Nice layup for a new series.
Makes you wonder where it will go

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • S. Griffiths
  • 09-01-18

fresh, exciting, beautifully read.

Definitely one of the best Sci-Fi Audibles I heard. Really original and compelling.
Superbly narrated too!

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  • Anarchymedes
  • 05-24-18

Real Aliens, at Last

It was a great fun to finally encounter the real, alien aliens - not the 20th-century polititians clothed in scaly reptilian skin and waving a number of tentacles (talk about the body being the temple of the soul). And the story that doesn't boil down to a glorified World War or the 'heated' Cold War with its Federation vs Empire simplicity, and its exceedingly complicated excuses for the atrocities committed by the 'good guys' was refreshing, too.
The total physical helplessness of the protagonists, even those who were supposed to be trained in unarmed combat, felt a bit frustrating, though; and I don't know: is it just me, or was there a veiled, fearful, but still a hint at the ultimate evil of the society where selling a girl out can save a corporation from collapse? At the profound wrongness of the very idea of marrying for anything other than each other? There definitely was a clear message about the need to find one's way to contribute to the humanity, tinged with the irony towards certain people's sense of entitlement.
It's not the original Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem; but it's definitely worth reading.

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  • Charles Lee
  • 03-26-18

great story and adventure

love the story. really inspiring to be able to imagine the adventure. space trap, aliens and even tragedy.