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    • The Silver Ships

    • The Silver Ships, Book 1
    • By: S.H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

    An explorer tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smart protagonists!

    • By William R. Brown on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Méridien

    • A Silver Ships Novel, Book 3
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    The Méridiens are fleeing to their far colonies - and they have reason to run. Over the course of decades, they have lost hundreds of ships, billions of people, and seven Confederation colonies to an alien enemy: an advancing swarm of silver ships transported in the bowels of a gigantic, spherical vessel. Alex Racine, who once enjoyed the solitary life of an explorer-tug captain, is now an admiral and responsible for the lives of a quarter million Librans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meeting the Silver Ships

    • By Jean on 07-26-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Vinium

    • The Silver Ships, Book 10
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    After the passage of two decades, the Omnians discovered a second, critical clue about the Nua'll, humankind's enemy, while investigating Celus-4, the home world of the intelligent, canine-like aliens, the Dischnya. This striking discovery, combined with the final broadcast of the Nua'll sphere at Libre, prior to its detonation, gave Alex Racine and company the means to narrow the search for the Nua'll home world. Alex has a consuming desire to locate the point of origin of the Nua'll before another gigantic sphere arrives to destroy more human colonies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Read

    • By Jean on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Libre

    • A Silver Ships Novel
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845

    The surviving Méridiens have returned to Confederation space, aided by their recently discovered cousins, the New Terrans. They expect a celebration after their 71-year absence. Instead, they're shocked to find the silver ships have destroyed half the Confederation. The Méridiens are fleeing in advance of the horde of alien ships. But Alex Racine and his crew didn't come this far to run away from humanity's enemy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An entire book about logistics!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Espero

    • A Silver Ships Novel
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355

    Trouble infiltrated the Harakens' capital city of Espero, in the form of New Terra criminal gangs who grew wealthy and powerful on the moons of Ganymede, hiding behind the cover of an ill-conceived mining charter. The gangs brought stims and addictive hallucinogenic drugs to Espero, distributing them to the young on the planet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gangs and Drugs

    • By Jean on 10-02-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Allora

    • A Silver Ships Novella
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    Until the Confederation created Allora, it had produced SADEs (self-aware digital entities) for hundreds of years with enormous consistency and harnessed their capabilities to power the society. But this particular young SADE was disturbed by her confinement. Trapped in metal-alloy housing on the bridge of a luxury passenger liner, Allora sought to possess the same freedom enjoyed by humans, who came and went from her starship with abandon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Omnia

    • The Silver Ships, Book 9
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Alex Racine, who led an elite group of humans and SADEs (self-ware digital entities), left the newly discovered planet of Celus-5 under difficult circumstances. Few of the Harakens with Alex thought there was little he could do to bring peace to the embroiled planet. From their viewpoint, the demands of the Celus-5 Swei Swee, the six-legged aliens of the ocean, and the Dischnya, the warring, doglike, intelligent creatures who inhabited the dry plains, were too convoluted to solve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Empaths

    • Pyreans, Book 1
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Captain Jessie Cinders faces a hazardous choice. The murderer of the governor's nephew stands before him. But, the frightened teenager, Aurelia Garmenti, doesn't resemble the commandant's description of the vicious, hardened killer his security forces seek.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well, a good beginning, and well conceived.<br />

    • By Larry on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Haraken

    • A Silver Ships Novel, Book 4
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    Nine years of tranquility came to an abrupt end when a Méridien starship entered the Hellébore system, sounding a dire warning for Alex Racine, the Haraken president. Unwanted visitors had arrived again. But this time, they're not alien; they're human. Claiming to have followed the course of a colony ship launched a millennium ago when Earth wrestled with resource wars and climate change, the mission commander, Antonio García, requests a meeting with the planet's leaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Messinants

    • Pyreans Series, Book 2
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Pyre is a volatile planet. Its surface belches heat and noxious gases, forcing downsiders to inhabit domes. But Pyre's instability isn't limited to its geology. The colonists, who were marooned in the system hundreds of years ago, have endured a tumultuous history. Exploring Triton, Pyre's third moon, spacers inadvertently activate an alien dome. Nearly a year later, the Belle's bridge crew, who monitors the alien site, is alarmed, when they witness a bright blue light shoot from the dome's platform and merge with the shield. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD.

    • By Bunty on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sol

    • The Silver Ships Series, Book 5
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554

    Sol's warships paid the ultimate price for threatening the Haraken and New Terran worlds. Now, Haraken president Alex Racine and his Méridien partner, Renée de Guirnon, are engaged in a desperate gamble to stop a war between their worlds and United Earth's (UE) massive forces before it starts. What's Alex's grand plan? He hasn't a clue, but his people believe in him and hope he will find a way to protect them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By Jean on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Celus-5

    • Silver Ships, Book 8
    • By: S. H. Jucha
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Space Opera

    • By Jean on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $24.47