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When a scavenger captain offers her an unusual job in the middle of nowhere, Delphine accepts and tags along. But will she manage to get the treasure they're looking for when she has to operate a seadrone all by herself? When the treasure is buried in a spaceship graveyard two miles under water? And when the challenges she faces go beyond her wildest fears?  

This story was inspired by Point Nemo, a place located as far away from land as possible where spaceships go to die.

©2018 George Saoulidis (P)2018 George Saoulidis

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This really needs to become a full length novel!

Where a Spaceship Goes to Die-An Antigravel Short Story by George Saoulidis was just plain old fun. It's not very often that I listen to a short story and really wish it was a full length book, but this is one of those times. Yes, this short story ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, as we the listener wants to know what happens next, but it's also a perfect place to stop for a short story. Delphine ends up in a tight spot after she takes a temp job helping to try and recover a sunken treasure from a super luxurious spaceship something like 2000 feet underwater. I don't want to say more since it's such a short story and I don't want to spoil it, but it was so fun!! I really hope Mr. Saoulidis makes this into a full-length novel one of these days and I would definitely listen to more of his stories!

Luke Rounda did a great job narrating this short story. Though the recording sounded a smidge hollow as one reviewer had mentioned, it wasn't honestly annoying at all. I've listened to other recordings that were way worse to listen to. Anyways, Mr. Rounda did a wonderful job and he handled the characters really well and did a great job differentiating each one so that the listener knows exactly who is speaking at any given time. I'd definitely to more narrations by him in the future. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Brief, but a blast. Leaves you wanting more

George Saoulidis has written some really great short stories, and I look forward to his Antigravel universe releases as they appear. This is a mixed blessing, as it is most certainly and excellent story, but it ends far too soon. It almost feels like it should be part of a bigger story, or may even be a precursor to more, but the ending definately did not feel like it completed the tale and had left sa door open. I could even see this as a prologue to a full book (which would be great).

Luke Rounda does a really great job, I enjoyed his work immensely, and felt that he added a great deal to the tale. His voice is pleasant to listen to, and he can tell a good story when he gets going. I enjoyed his pacing and delivery. I could not ask for more from a narrator.

Saoulidis is a solid writer, and I find myself enjoying his work more and more. I really think that he is getter better with every story he writes, I know that he holds my attention and that is all I really ask in a writer. I enjoy his style and the way he weaves a tale. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Where Spaceship

This was a really good short story.It could have been longer.Luke Rounda narated it nicely.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Immersive little slice of sci-fi

It's only 33 minutes long, but quickly transports you to the world of the story. The very slight amount of effects used in the audio add to the story. It's barely there, but it contributes to the story in a good way.
In the cold, murky waters of the ocean floor, in an abandoned ship, the need to resurface into light and air again is overwhelming. A feeling that starts as unease and blooms into something closer to panic... That's the mood of it.
The end felt like breaking the surface and taking in a deep, cold breath, leaving me ready to dive back down and explore this story some more!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Fun Short Scfi Story that leaves you wanting more.

Where a Spaceship Goes to Die-An Anti gravel Short Story by written George Saoulidis and narrated by Luke Rounda. This short story is similar in style and content to early Heinlein Juvenile space stories. One downside many others reviewers have complained of is the ending seems to be a cliffhanger. I view it as a short story testing the ground to see if there is an audience for a second chapter. The main character Delphine takes a temp job trying to recover something from the spaceship graveyard using a special type of advanced VR gear due to the extreme depths of the underwater recovery efforts. Due to the short run time of 33 minute, I will not spoil the story with any more details. I found the story very enjoyable.

The narration by Luke Rounda was excellent on this short performance. This is the first time that I have ever heard a performance from Mr. Rounda but he did an excellent job of providing a clear voice for each of the characters. I would enjoy hearing more of his work in the future. The production value of this audiobook that was published by Mythography Studios was only there were times the voices seemed hollow and were not as crisp and clear as most recordings found at Audible. I checked this on two different devices with the same results. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by for an honest review.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 08-30-18

Imaginative short sci-fi

This is a very well written short science fiction story. The ideas and main characters are interesting enough to be developed into a much longer story. The narrator has an excellent voice range.

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WEEEE!

Fun interesting read, My biggest complaint is that It could have been longer. Maybe a sequel could help with that though. For what its worth I was given this book for free to listen to, in return for a review.

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  • Kingsley
  • Henely Brook, Australia
  • 08-30-18

A lot packed into a tiny story

In the middle of the Pacific is a spot farthest from any land mass. This is the chosen spot of a spaceship graveyard, where old space shifts are crashed to ensure that no one is hurt when they come down. It is also a great spot for scavengers to visit, to collect technologies in said crashed ships. And that’s what brings Delphine here, to scavenger from the ships.

Despite only being 30 minutes long there is a lot packed into this story. We only get glimpse of what is going on outside the small scope of the story, but it is told in such a way as to hint at a much wider world. Concepts that build to make the world feel complete: a spaceshift graveyard, aliens, AI, avatars, moving consciousness to other bodies, and more.

The story is tightly told. Possibly a little too tight, as you have to fill in the gaps here and there for what is not conveyed clearly. Explanations of the technology is not there, and particularly the consciousness movement and avatars is not completely clear at first. But while it does make the reader work a little more, it isn’t a difficult thing to follow. The ending is open ended as well. No complete resolution, just a path with options. It feels unfinished, but I think it actually works well for the story.

Narration by Luke Rounda is good. He is clear and well paced. He provided voices and accents for each of the characters, which helped with keeping who was talking and what was going on clear. For such a short piece he was able to show his range really well. Happy with his work and would listen to more by him

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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Interesting, but lacking

This was a short and interesting story. The writing was good, and I feel like there are a lot of promising elements that could really be built upon in a sequel. That being said, some of the pacing and dialogue feltl a bit off, and because of the short length and cliffhanger ending I was left feeling largely unfulfilled. This is unfortunate, since there was a lot of potential here, both with the main character, Delphine, and with the direction the story was heading. In the end, there just needed to be more. With regards to the narration, the audio quality was a bit hollow sounding, but Luke Rounda more than made up for it with his solid narrating.

The characters and concepts are interesting, but ultimately the combination of brevity and limited world-building undermined what could have been great short story.

I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Great

I thought it was a great sci fi short story and the narrator did a great job I like short stories I got this audiobook from audio boom and i’m glad I got a code for it
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Terri

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  • Ostfeld
  • 08-31-18

Love / Hate.

George I truly hate you but in a good way.
Excellent short story a teaser which needs to be continued.
It got the making of a beginning to a great book !
So please continue this beautiful creation.

Recommend !


My honest review for this free audiobook.

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  • Emily
  • 10-08-18

Is That It????

I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I feel like this would have been a lot better if it had been longer and there had been more world building. As it is, I didn't have get what the point of the book is. It was good, but it left me wanting more. It left me wanting something to explain it. It feels like it was one scene in a bigger book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-30-18

Being allergic to fur.

Another of the short stories from the strange world that is George Saoudiris. This one tells of a young woman employed to recover something from a sunken space ship. Nicely written, poignant and funny, a thriller and a mystery all rolled into one short book. Luke Rounda is the narrator, his beautifully articulated voice adding to the pleasure of listening.
Short, inexpensive and definitely recommended.

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  • *Angela*
  • 08-31-18

A good short story

A very promising start, grabs your interest instantly. I absolutely loved the narrator. Very engaging really immerses you into the story.
The premise of the story itself I found very interesting and no doubt this can be developed into a full novel(s). The only thing I found needs a bit more work, would be Delphine's character. I found her to be a bit flat compared to the other characters.

On the whole I enjoyed this short story very much and it would be great to see what happens next!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.