Metal Boxes
Books in series4
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  • 1
    Metal Boxes | Alan Black

    Metal Boxes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alan Black
    • Narrated By Doug Tisdale, Jr.
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (364)

    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.

    Juvenile

    Someone please tell the author that contractions make the dialogue sound more natural. Between the narrator giving the protagonist the voice of a 12 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2016 by shirley (CORDOVA, TN, United States)
  • 2
    Metal Boxes: Trapped Outside | Alan Black

    Metal Boxes: Trapped Outside

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alan Black
    • Narrated By Doug Tisdale, Jr.
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (258)

    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.

    DEHYDRATED MARINE

    HE WAS A GUY, AFTER ALL
    I am going to have to admit that I thought I was getting book one in this sale. This is actually book 2, which is obvious ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2017 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • 3
    Rusty Hinges: Metal Boxes, Book 3 | Alan Black

    Rusty Hinges: Metal Boxes, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alan Black
    • Narrated By Doug Tisdale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (204)

    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.

    Entertaining

    Our hero is growing older and still manages to save the day. I'm excited about the next book and hope to get it soon.

    Reviewed on October 24 2016 by Robert (Camarillo, CA, United States)
  • 4
    Metal Boxes - At the Edge | Alan Black

    Metal Boxes - At the Edge

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alan Black
    • Narrated By Doug Tisdale, Jr.
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (176)

    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.

    It's Clobbering Time!

    Trey Stone, relaxing and checking off items on his 'got done' list, has his world turned upside-down. He's arrested, PB and J are taken from his side ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2016 by Dave (Upper Tantallon, NS, Canada)