Metal Boxes

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263 ratings

Metal Boxes Publisher's Summary

Coming of age can be hard for anyone. But for Blackmon Perry Stone it is life threatening. At 15, he barely manages to graduate from the empire's cadet training by a talent for unusual problem solving. He has trouble settling into navy life, but life becomes harder when he uncovers a ring of thieves aboard the huge ship. Life becomes difficult when they killed him.

Stone is ejected into hyperspace in an escape pod without hyperspace engines. Fully expecting to die, he reconfigures the sub-light engine to escape the inescapable. To his surprise it works, but only well enough to do little more than crash on an uncharted planet. It will surprise him if he can make the engine work again, but not as much as it will surprise everyone else if he can come back from the dead.

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  • Book 1

    • Metal Boxes

    • By: Alan Black
    • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    Coming of age can be hard for anyone. But for Blackmon Perry Stone it is life threatening. At 15, he barely manages to graduate from the empire's cadet training by a talent for unusual problem solving. He has trouble settling into navy life, but life becomes harder when he uncovers a ring of thieves aboard the huge ship. Life becomes difficult when they killed him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Juvenile

    • By shirley on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Metal Boxes: Trapped Outside

    • By: Alan Black
    • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    Perry Stone hasn't gotten over his fear of being outside and he still hasn't settled into life in the Empire's Navy. After months of legal wrangling over his last assignment, he has been given a new assignment. He was looking forward to getting a new posting on a spaceship or a station. The problem is that his new job is on a planet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • DEHYDRATED MARINE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Rusty Hinges

    • Metal Boxes, Book 3
    • By: Alan Black
    • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    Stone's fist, secure in the combat suit and hidden by camouflage, impacted the Hyrocanian mouth before it closed around the baby. Stone grabbed the helpless piglet with his free hand and tossed it to a startled female. The piglet, the last of her kind on the delivery shuttle, grabbed the baby and ran. Stone twisted his fist, trying his best to break every tooth in the Hyrocanian's mouth. Suddenly, his fist broke free from the shattered teeth. Opening his fist, he felt something soft and squishy at the back of the alien's throat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Robert on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Metal Boxes - At the Edge

    • By: Alan Black
    • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Ensign Stone's goals were to make his way in the Empire's navy, make his family proud of him, and make love to his fiancée. No matter which way he turned, someone was conspiring against him. Disgraced and humiliated, he is court-martialed, discharged, and abandoned. Accepting what he thinks is a lowly busy-work position on a beat up old family business space freighter travelling at the edge of human space, he hopes to earn back the trust and respect he lost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Clobbering Time!

    • By Dave on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95