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SADEs

The Silver Ships
Narrated by: Susanna Burney
Series: The Silver Ships, Book 15
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

Dangerous forces are at work across galactic space that the Omnians are attempting to stabilize, but their resources are severely strained.

The SADEs, self-aware digital entities, express to Alex Racine and Renée de Guirnon their desire to know the method of their creation. Alex and Renée, the Omnian co-leaders, want to obtain the knowledge for the SADEs, who are humans’ closest allies.

Alex, Renée, and Julien, a friend and a SADE, board the giant city-ship, Freedom, which sails for Méridien, the home world of the far-reaching human colonies of the Confederation. They have a long overdue appointment with House Brixton, the Méridien group responsible for creating the SADEs. However, Shannon Brixton, the House Leader, is expected to zealously guard the secrets of the SADEs’ origination.

While at Méridien, Alex receives an urgent message requesting help in alliance space, where a small group of Omnians and Earthers battle the Colony, a race of insectoids, which is subsuming planets. 

To complicate matters, a rogue battleship fleet left the federacy, bypassed the human colonies, and is searching among the alliance worlds for a habitable planet. If an unoccupied world isn’t found, they’re prepared to evict the inhabitants by force.

In the wake of Alex’s exit from Omnia for alliance space, Hector is left in charge of the Omnians’ second fleet. The SADE temporarily carries the mantle of protector of human colonies and allied worlds.

For the Omnians, life and its challenges couldn’t be more precarious, or could they?

©2020 S. H. Jucha (P)2020 S. H. Jucha

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  • Linda Luella
  • 19-04-20

HORRIBLE NARRATION!

I like this series and was looking forward to this new book. I'm bummed now because apparently they have a new narrator who ruined the story. It starts with the "new" way of pronouncing DASATA (Alex Dischnya name) and continues with mispronounced names to the point of making me scream.

WHO CHECKS FOR ACCURATE / ADEQUATE NARRATION WHEN A BELOVED SERIES CHANGES THE NARRATOR? OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

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  • Michael
  • 21-04-20

Terrible narration. Good story.

After the first chapter I was in shock. I couldn’t tell the difference between the characters by the narrators voice. I can understand that they might be different with a new narrator but it’s so monotone to make it unbearable.

Zee’s voice sounds like the admirals and Rene and Alex for example. The story sounds so cold and not exciting anymore.

I’m returning this book. Imagining the characters voices in my head while reading it is far better now. Such a shame as this was my favorite series of audio books.

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  • Pharmant
  • 22-05-20

HEY LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD FAMOUS NARRATOR! NOT!

I loved this series. It felt like it was written for Grover Gardener. That golden warm voice always left you warm content and spiritually full.
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Seriously? after 14 books you screw this up?
FONKING HOW DUDE? MONEY?

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  • Robert
  • 21-04-20

Wonderful story, Narrator didn't do her homework.

I love the Silver Ship series. Until SADES the series had a great narrator in Grover Gardner. Apparently the new narrator did not listen to any of his narrations. That would be the only explanation for the numerous, irritating mutilations of the key character's and place names. Even the one named after the famous philosopher Desecrate she pronounces 'Dez cart ezes'! Did she not listen to the books at all? Her narrating is very good. Her voice-acting, (the difference between audiobooks and computer read text) is non-existent. So bad it is difficult to determine if Alex or Rene is the one talking. Zee's Germanic accent and Miranda's sultry feme-fatalle gone forever? Very sad. Still love the series, but will have to switch to reading it.

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  • Ron S.
  • 29-04-20

Great continuation, hope Grover narrates again

Got somewhat used to the new narrator, but missed Grover. Not enough time changes to distinguish characters I got lost in who was who at times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-20

save your money or credit

spoiler alert
extremely disappointed in the narrator. she put in no effort in learning the pronunciation of words from the previous narrator. she tried to use different voices are characters that could not pull it off

as for the story they have nanites that can dissolve Starship but yet they can't use something to sterilize The Colony the majority of this book could have been cut and paste from previous book this book and the previous book should not have been placed in the silver ships series it only added more characters and distracts from the main character of Alex Ricci

in conclusion they should pull this book from Audible until Cleveland can redo it right

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  • R Wilson
  • 01-07-20

Narration sucks!!!!!!

Stop mispronouncing the names! Who hired this lady? Where was the audio producer? What did S.H. Jucha do to deserve this narrator? Very, very disappointed.

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  • Jean
  • 14-06-20

A Fun Read

I have to admit that the Silver Ship series is my favorite sci-fi series. I cannot wait for a new book to be released.

The book is well written and I am always amazed at Jucha’ s imagination. In this book we have three major story lines intertwining. Alex and the SADEs are in negotiations with the House of Brixton for the SADEs to be able to create themselves. Alex and fleet are searching for a fleet that escaped a world that had been controlled by Artifice; they are hunting for a world to move to. Jeff Cinders and the veterans, along with the SADEs, are fighting the Insect Colony trying to gain control of the Gate Domes. This only barely highlights what is going on it this story. Overall, an exciting read.

Susanna Burney does a okay job narrating the book. Burney is an actress and voice-over artist as well as an audiobook narrator. Every book in this series until this book was narrated by Grover Gardner. Please bring him back.

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  • Michael
  • 07-05-20

It is OK but needs Grover Gardner

Susanna Burney, is very talented But Grover Gardner is the silver ship. As a long time listener I am at a loss and feel slighted not hearing Grover. The story is missing so much, Alex dose not feel the same and he is so important to the story line.

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  • Robert
  • 19-04-20

New Narrator

As our view of the story changes focus, so also we can accept that change is and always will be with us. I've listened to this series many times and only now on my second listen of SADEs. Yes! I'm disappointed in some of the differences in pronunciations of character names. But I evaluated my disappointment and have decided that "Voice" is something provided by the human mind, I can't provide it to Susanna and could not have provided it to Grover. So I moved on. Listened to the story and enjoyed it.
It is so difficult to find positive multicultural fiction that I must honor Scott Jucha for his contributions.
One other small note, within the narration by Susanna my mind formed a vision of some of Orson Scott Card's voices.
Thank You Susanna and thank you Scott.

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