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Casey Stevens awakens within a crashed alien vessel 35 years after she was abducted. Navigating inverted tunnels, she’s plagued by ghostly apparitions from her past and stalked by a ravenous, mutated experiment gone horribly wrong. When Casey discovers her own body is changing - becoming blotched with grey, scaly patches - she fears she may face the same fate as the once-human creature that now hunts her.

Taking inspiration from 1990’s science-fiction tropes, such as alien abduction, UFO coverups, and mutant hybrids, author Doug Brode offers a new twist on familiar themes and plays against the listener's expectations at every turn. The deeper you delve inside The Ship, the more terrible the answers become. The truth is not what you think.

©2020 Doug Brode (P)2021 Alien Sky Publishing

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Ok for a movie, not so much for a book

The story of The Ship is a confusing one as it is trying to be a lot of different things all at once. What is good here is the setup and the tone. Ominous and creepy settings stand out in the story. Where those settings fail is in the characters who only just freak out or befall the stereotypical weasley guy who's going to screw over everyone in the end.

The story involves time travel, alien/human hybrid monster zombies, flying saucers, future humanity, and of course "aliens". The confusing aspect is that I didn't see the plot laid down enough once you had storyline plot points revealed to make clear or to clarify over time what was going on. While the atmosphere lends to some ominous build-up, the characters either operate on freakout mode or yelling. For some characters that makes sense but the reason to have many different characters in your story is that you bring in different personality types to explore the world made for them. The conclusion of the story makes it hard to believe that the events leading up to what the antagonist(s) want would have occurred in the early part of the story.

If this were a novella or a shorter story, the repetitive occurrences with some of the main characters could have really been streamlined. As I was reading this I thought the action and characters read more like a screenplay for a movie. I checked the author's other credits and sure enough, he has a background in movies. I could see this story being a DVD direct movie. However, as a book, I didn't enjoy it as much. The very end of the story however offered an interesting twist that I would have liked to have had flushed out more.

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Best scifi ride!!

I was given a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review. And, here it is. Absolutely, hands down some of the best scifi I've read in a while. I'm a fan of the genre, and this one nails all the boxes with twists to fuel the flame. Character development was awesome and very detailed. Enough so that you were emotionally involved with all of them, right until the very end. I've not had a can't put down scifi book like this one, in I can't tell you how long. If you like intense scifi, are a fan of Star Wars, Alien, and even Stargate, you're gonna love this one. Zachary Johnson did a phenomenal job at narrating from start to finish. He helped fuel Mr Brode's words, and brought the book to life. Great job guys. I'm looking for more. This one brought me back to my first love, audio books. Amazing read, and listen. Give it a shot, and yeah. Hold on, it's gonna take off.