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Backyard Starship

By: J.N. Chaney,Terry Maggert
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
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Summary

When Van Tudor returns to his childhood home, he inherits more than the family farm.

His grandfather used to tell him fantastic stories of spacemen and monsters, princesses and galactic knights. Little did Van realize, the old man's tales were more than fiction; they were real.

Hidden beneath the old barn, Van’s legacy is waiting: a starship, not of this world. With his combat AI, an android bird named Perry, Van takes his first steps into the wider galaxy. He soon finds that space is far busier and more dangerous than he could have ever conceived.

Destiny is calling. His grandfather's legacy awaits.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with USA Today best-selling author J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert in this galactic quest for glory.

©2021 J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert (P)2021 Podium Audio

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ehhh almost....

I think I might get this to read instead of listening to it on here as the story sounds good but the Narrator is bland as hell. Everyone speaks in the same voice so following any conversation is difficult and it constantly pulls you out of the story.

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gentle space opera

ok for young teenagers, but a found it a bit wanting for adult consumption - sorry

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story and charactes are very much lacking.

love these types of books and listen to alot of them. honestly felt like I wasted a credit on this though and can't bring myself to possibly wast another to see if it gets better in book 2.
I remember thinking half way through if the main character got killed it wouldn't make a difference. just couldn't buy in to it. not for me.

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Start modeled after the video game genre that st

Only in the first hour or so of this story but it's very obvious the story is a rip off the space adventure/shooter video game genre started by Elite - you suddenly get a fairly weak space ship and have to do missions/ fight / trade to gain credits to upgrade so not looking promising. However the characters seem fairly engaging so not hopeless.

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I just couldn't get into this story

I just couldn't get into this story maybe I am too adult in any case it's not for me

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up to book 5 and it is going strong

It's a little bit of a shaky start but the series gets better and better as you go through the books. There are moments where you will be sad, moments you won't be able to stop laughing and where you hang on every word the narrator says.

I can 100% recommend this book.

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Great story

Novel way of getting the story 'into space', with an interesting back story. All the male characters sounded the same, as did all female characters.

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Excellent Space Opera Style series.

Great first book in a very entertaining series. One of my new favourite listens. Recommend

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I Enjoyed IT - A good start for the Series to come.

It provides a good start and grounding for the new series to expand on. This first book I enjoyed; though I did feel it was leaning more towards young adult rather than adult.
I will read the next book.

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Interesting listen

Good concept, unfolds well to open up the plot ready for more in the series

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