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Kaijunaut Audiobook

Kaijunaut

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They were there to stretch the realms of the cosmos. To learn about new planets, and perhaps old civilizations. To explore. But then they discovered something they shouldn't have. Something that shouldn't have been there. Kaijunaut is the story of five NASA astronauts venturing out to an exoplanet with the hopes of bringing back relics of an ancient alien civilization. But this civilization holds many secrets, some small and some...gigantic. The astronauts' training will be tested in ways they never could have imagined because they are about to come face to face with the implausible.

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    DENNIS SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom 18/10/2017
    DENNIS SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom 18/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "GOOD IDEA UNFULFILLED"

    THE OVERALL STORY IDEA WAS GOOD,BUT HAD TOO MANY HOLES IN IT,THE BACK STORY AT TIMES SPOILED THE NARRATIVE.THE CHARACTERS WERE NOT WELL ENOUGH DEVELOPED AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THEM AT TIMES SEEMED LIKE FILLER TO BULK OUT THE BOOK.THE NARRATION WAS VERY WOODEN AND SPOILED MY ENJOYMENT.HOWEVER I FINISHED THE BOOK BECAUSE THE OVERALL STORY IDEA WAS GOOD AND I WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED IT.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Missouri, USA
    18/07/17
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    "interesting story"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Doug Goodman? Why or why not?

    yes, I have a couple


    Any additional comments?

    Kaijunaut by Doug Goodman is a book I won from LibraryThing. It is an interesting sci-fi novel with an awesome cover. My sister said it looked interesting and she doesn't see well so I bought the audio version so she could listen to it too. The story is about NASA astronauts but they often act like teens with a lots of childish arguments. The imagination is great, the creatures are great but the names for the creatures can get very annoying, you would have to read it to understand. I had mixed emotions about this book. In some ways this book was pretty good and in others it was very annoying. I do think it was worth a read. The audio version, the narration matched the novel well. The annoying names and speak of the one species will really drive you crazy listening to it, even worse than reading it! LOL

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    16/07/17
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    "Surprises around every corner"

    3.75 out of 5 stars

    I haven't seen a cover that I was more drawn to in quite some time.  I saw the cover and instantly thought, "Oh, I need to read that".  I was right.  Kaijunaut was an interesting book full of surprises.  Granted I go into books with a pretty open mind so I'm more easily surprised than some readers of this genre, I was still amazed at some of the things I didn't see coming. 

    Unfortunately, because I do not do spoilers in my reviews I cannot tell you about any of these surprises, but I will say that they are plentiful and seemingly random. 

    I don't know if it was a symptom of the audiobook or something that the book did too, but one of the issues that I had was there was no description of when they were in space or on Earth. There were some scenes where they were definitely discussing the mission, but it took me longer than it should have to realize that we'd switched places and people.  I've written about this numerous times in audiobook reviews.  Sometimes you need a slightly better description of when/where people are to allow the listener to follow along with ease (even if it's not in the original book).

    That being said, I still enjoyed the book.  There wasn't as much "Kaiju" action as I was expecting, but it was replaced with other action -- so I'm okay with that.  It was also a different book completely than I was expecting, but I still enjoyed it.  Goodman was able to write a book that was both full of surprises but also felt well thought out and put together.  I will definitely be checking other books by him out soon.

    The narration of Kaijunaut done by Marlin May who does a pretty nice job.  He was able to give different voices to different characters even though they all weren't perfect, I don't expect that from indie books either. 

    I received a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review of my opinion.

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
    10/07/17
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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent Sci-fi story of NASA exploring another world and discovering new life. 51 Golgotha is about 7 light years from Earth and inhabited by insect-like people and giant monsters! NASA had studied the planet with robots for several years before sending in a team of astronauts to explore the planet.

    Doug Goodman did an excellent job with this exciting book! It kept me on edge the whole time. Marlin May did a great job on the narration! I definitely plan to check out more from this author!

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