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Summary

Three 20-somethings are all that stands between an otherworldly threat and the survival of Earth in the latest thrill ride by Dennis E. Taylor, author of the Audible and New York Times best-selling Bobiverse series.

Jack Kernigan is having a bad day...a bad year...a bad life. After being booted out of MIT, he’s back in his Ohio hometown, working for the family business, facing a life of mediocrity. Then one day, out on a delivery, his truck hits...something. Something big...something furry...something invisible. And, it turns out, something not of this Earth.

Fate can play funny tricks. Which is why Jack suddenly finds himself the planet’s best hope to unravel a conspiracy of galactic proportions that could spell the end of the human race. All Jack and his best friends, Natalie and Patrick, have to defeat an alien threat is their wits, a lot of coffee, and a rather snippy AI named Sheldon. Plus, their own spaceship.

After all, if you’re going to rescue the world, the least you can get out of it is your own spaceship.

©2022 Dennis E. Taylor (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • Joshua Kring
  • 05-08-22

The least helpful review of Roadkill

Uh… yeah… well, I didn’t not like it. It was entertaining. However, I expected more from Mr. Taylor. He’s in my top five favorite authors list. My “pause whatever else you’re doing and listen to his new book” list.

So, what went wrong?

This was a little too tongue-in-cheek for me. Too rushed. Too influenced by Craig Alanson. The characters acted in unusual ways. Most of the time authors do this to force the plot along, but in this case it was different in a way I can’t quite describe. Example: “Oh, I’m the first human ever to make extraterrestrial contact? Wow. Cool. Well, it’s my bedtime. See you tomorrow.” WTF! No one acts like this! I kept thinking that this was a great story concept, but slow down! Explore the nuances. Hash out the details. This audiobook could have been half again as long and it would have been for the better.

Seriously, Dennis E. Taylor is one of my favorite authors. If you’re unfamiliar with him, don’t start here! Go listen to the Bobiverse series. Do this now! I mean, right now!

So, what went right?

Two words: Ray Porter.

That’s all I got.

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  • harrison delgado
  • 08-08-22

Everything has to be political

Man,
Everything has to always be political, I loved the Bobiverse , great series ( last book was a little slow )
Nevermind the fact that this book is basically a rip off of expo forces skippy , its political for no reason
Global warm? check , Attacks against the right? check, angry woman that's cowers men? check
Please , the next book you write , stick to Sci Fi and leave the politics to Twitter

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  • Chando
  • 04-08-22

Very entertaining and not too long.

I just finished this very entertaining book and it wasn’t that long, which was nice, in a good way. The narration is exactly what you’d expect from Porter and the story and comedy is what you’d expect from Taylor’s writing. It doesn’t have as much depth as any of the Bobiverse books but I don’t believe it was meant to. Perfect for a road trip. Wondering if he listens to a lot of Jimmy Dore though…

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  • Kat
  • 04-08-22

Don't skip this one!

As an avid Dennis E Taylor fan, I had this one on pre-order. I was not disappointed. It is another quirky sci-fi adventure narrated by the absolute best narrator on Audible, Ray Porter. It has the same tenor as his other novels, but they are also voiced by Ray Porter so it is easy to imagine the stories are similar, but this is a stand alone adventure which doesn't borrow any themes from his previous novels. If you are a fan of Dennis E Taylor or just want a fun sci-fi jaunt across the solar system, don't skip this one!

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  • J.
  • 07-08-22

Does it again…

Once again D.E.T. does it again and tells a compelling story with dram, humor, snark and an A.I. I really enjoyed the story and the voicing, it stands along with his other books as some of my favorites!

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  • matt gompert
  • 06-08-22

fun adventure, not very deep

just a fun silly adventure, not much to think about. one zainy situation after another, could have been funnier

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  • Andrea
  • 07-08-22

Taylor has delivered again!

Yet another imaginative and fun sci-fi gem from Dennis E Taylor, who is now officially my favourite sci-fi writer. Ray Porter brings the characters to life with depth and clarity. A great job and more please!

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  • Jody
  • 07-08-22

Another Home Run!!!

The Dynamic duo of Dennis E. Taylor and Ray Porter have knocked another Great Audio Book out of the park!!!

A great ride start to end !!!

#MOBIUS

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  • marshall carpenter
  • 06-08-22

Fun and uplifting little story

Just a simple story but it was a very fun one to listen to that used the ideas off of a past couple popular books

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  • Anthony
  • 06-08-22

Can’t go wrong

It’s Ray Porter and Dennis E. Taylor so if you like the combo you’ll be satisfied with this listen. A fun story, a mix of Bobverse and Outland and Singularity Trap. Hard to put down.

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