In the twenty-second century, humanity has journeyed to the stars, and found them open for business. And when it comes to protecting that business, Chief Bridget Yang and Surge Team Sigma - her squad of heavily armed space marines - are up to the task.
Unfortunately, Jamie Sturm is one problem they can't just vaporize. When Jamie's financial schemes bankrupt their expedition, Bridget and her crew refuse to let the rogue stock trader walk away. To save their jobs, the soldiers drag him out from behind his desk - and onto a seemingly hopeless mission to the frontier, seeking to open the most dangerous parts of the Orion Arm to trade. But in turning over every alien rock looking for profit, the hapless trader and his reluctant protectors uncover something that endangers humanity itself...
©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2013 John Jackson Miller
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"Fairly well done"
Brings interesting ideas on how we may encounter our first alien civilizations.
This guy is really good. He always brings his A game.
"This book surprised me."
I got Overdraft while on sale solely because it was on sale. To my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Overdraft is unusual in futuristic space sci fi in that it has a some genuinely funny parts but it is not a comedy. I would compare it to Firefly.
Not a thing. There are great narrators who cannot pull off female voices. Luke Daniels does not have that problem.
"feels like a sci-fi classic!"
i took a chance and really enjoyed this space adventure!the narrator is really excellent,it is like watching a good animation sci-fi movie.the story keeps surprising us with new aliens.its got space stations, armored soldiers bodyguards protecting the exploring trader,it remind me a bit of star trek too,very good book!
"Enjoyed the story, did not enjoy the Narrator"
A coworker suggested I listen to this audio book, as I am a big fan of this type of science fiction. I enjoyed the story, but I would've had a better experience reading the book the old fashioned way. The narrator used an annoying voice for many of the characters (in my opinion).
narration and production were excellent. a+
the anti-hero had to grow on me but he did.
I didn't like the terrorist angle. I didn't like the identity of the enemy alien species. I didn't like the screechy male protagonist... at first. I did come around on him. I did like the female protagonist and her team members, and I did like their misadventures, so overall I did like the book.
"Fun space opera"
Light weight but entertaining. I'd be interested in listening to the sequel. Might have to look into other books by this author.
"The 3 Stuges go to space"
Maby children but why waste the time
Take the basic ideas and populate the book with interesting, believable, non cartoon characters. Wasn't even funny, just a waste
Excellent performance of utter garbage. He deserves far better
Idea of trade as universal
He failed the physics test too, flunked science and turned troops into bafoons. How did it get 3 stars?
"Over It Before It's Over"
I rarely give up on a book, neither in print nor in audio. I tried to stick with this one, intending to plow through, resisting the urge to pull the plug at the one-hour mark, at two hours, three, and various other points along the way. Finally, at four, I just couldn't stand it any more. I kept hearing the voice of Michael Bunker in his afterword to Legendarium advising readers to sample as many independently published books as possible, but if one doesn't work, put it down and start another. So that's what I am going to do.
I got Overdraft as an Audible sale book because of its interesting premise and good reviews -- a stock trader of the type we'd encounter today is drawn into a 22nd century space opera, in a galaxy that capitalist humans are pleased to discover "is open for business". It was also supposed to be fun and funny, my favorite description for any type of audiobook, especially science fiction.
But Overdraft does not deliver on its premise nor its promise. It is just a bunch of people constantly yelling at each other while battling predictably bizarre aliens. Especially annoying is the stockbroker, voiced as a nerd. I don't blame Luke Daniels for the over-the-top voices -- he is usually good at performing different characters. The material is the primary problem, and one would also have to hold the director accountable for the misguided performance.
I usually go back and try again when I give up on a book, but I don't foresee doing that this time, not unless I totally run out of audiobooks, and that is not happening any time soon.
I thought this was a very interesting book the premise was different and I enjoyed it.well worth giving it a shot.
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