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The North Star

Galactic Sentinel, Book 1
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Series: Galactic Sentinel, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
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An ancient alien race, a sentient monkey, and epic battles.

Jason Grimshaw has one job.... Get the cadets to Colony 115.

Just another day. Just another milk run. Or so he thought.

When scanners pick up an unidentified alien vessel, it's already too late. With his ship blown out from under him, and his crew scattered across a war-torn planet, his day just keeps getting better.

The good news is, one of the pilots survived. The bad news is, it's the biggest pain in his ass, and she's stranded miles away.

When Clio Evans said she wanted to fly, crash-landing a starship wasn't what she had in mind. She may not be the most experienced Fleet pilot, but she sure as hell has a few tricks up her sleeve, and with an army standing between her and the rest of her crew, she'll have to pull out all the stops, even if it means exposing a secret that'll see her hanged for treason.

You'll love this military sci-fi adventure with a twist, because who doesn't love overbearing commanders, cocky redheads, and aliens with guns?

©2019 Killian Carter (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Ok, but falls apart

You can make it through 9 hrs of the book with not much trouble. After that point, I felt like things were happening and choices were made just because the plot needed it to. The AI on Project 0 being probably the worst example...actually the whole sequence from getting to the ship to getting it through the gate is just ....bad Star Trek....really bad.

I might listen to the second book on the off chance the writer works on the mistakes.

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great for fans of Star Wars

if you like a lot of fighting. And I mean 90% fighting. The plot barely makes a show. everybody gets saved by some miraculous event. Apparently nobody's smart enough to figure their way out of fighting a superior Force. no cliche goes left behind. listen on high speed.

I don't think any of the reviews mention that this is really two books in one. There are two plots moving on parallel tracks without any resemblance to each other until the final chapters. pretty confusing when you're listening to the reader and the chapter switches to the other plot line. takes awhile to realize what happened to that battle you were just listening to.

My pet peeve is when author introduce an alien character that nobody knows about but coincidentally it speaks English and can eat human food without being poisoned. Maybe it will be explained in later books.

This is not science fiction. It is a military western/war with magic devices. For instance the alien gun has no obvious trigger and will not fire for our Heroes. Could easily be explained by technology that recognizes it's not near an authorized user. But noooo, turns all it takes is getting mad. Why would an alien gun recognize human emotions? hard to find any science here.

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fresh - excellant

yes! will check every week for next in series. wonderfully new and fresh story lines

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  • MR J A SYKES
  • 09-22-19

Good story, not the best narration.

I am enjoying the story itself, however it is hard going to listen to at times. This is mainly due to the narration and poor pronunciation of certain letters. Ideally this should be recorded again by a different narrator. I know in the future I will only by a kindle version of this story or sequels if it has the same narrator.