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Trans Galactic Insurance

Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant, Book 1
Narrated by: William Turbett
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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A space station murder. An accounting student accused. Can he track down the killer before his number is up? 

Jake Stewart fears his hard work may never pay off. With his tuition funds disappearing down the black hole of his bank account, the academy student can't believe his luck when his friend finds him a cushy job. At least until his dodgy new boss turns up dead with Jake pinned as the prime suspect....

Expelled from school and hunted by the planetary militia, he desperately tries to escape on his own. But when his long-time crush offers to help clear his name, he hopes he can keep his awkwardness at bay long enough to crack the case. As long as the beautiful girl's own secrets don't get him in deeper trouble....

Can Jake track down the killer before his life is lost in space?

Trans Galactic Insurance is the first book in the mind-bending Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant sci-fi series. If you like scrappy heroes, engaging plots, and interstellar humor, then you’ll love Andrew Moriarty’s rollicking saga. 

Buy Trans Galactic Insurance to launch into lightspeed action today!

©2017 Andrew Moriarty (P)2019 Andrew Moriarty

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Who knew insurance was such a cut-throat business?

As a fan of sci-fi, I gotta say I really like this book. Although it's primarily a mystery book, the sci-fi elements it has play out as realistic, enough to help immerse the reader into the story.

The story is very much a murder mystery where the scapegoat has to prove his innocence, but instead of being some action hero macho man stereotype, he's just a college student who, while being a little naive, is trying to wrap his head around what happened. Instead of finding out about the murder and instantly switching into super sleuth mode, he freaks out and tries to come up with ideas to help him stay afloat which, as he acknowledges in the book, are short term at best.

The narrator does a good job with the different voices, switching between naive everyman, smug jock, seedy ship captain, and everything inbetween.

This book takes a realistic look at a situation like this and turns it into an engaging and immersive story... but set in space, of course.

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This book is not the greatest piece of work ever...but I have been listening to a bunch of garbage lately, so I added a star...and it probably deserved just for the plot. I thought the plot was engaging, interesting, hard to predict..etc. The motivations of the various characters do seem to be a little business centric...so in that sense the book is disappointing...maybe its trying to push a Republican agenda, who knows. This point is really the major flaw in the book, but it can be overlooked.

Is it worth a credit, probably....I think the one dimensional aspect to the characters will be annoying to people, but it's fun ride otherwise.

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