Regular price: £18.29

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Summary

In book two of The Colony Ship Conestoga series, Jerome and Cammarry, the adventurers from Earth, are trapped on the wrecked derelict of the once-enormous generational ship. It is in orbit around a mysterious and unknown planet, but most of its systems have failed, and life is barely managing to survive. All eight of the huge biological habitats, the places where food and people were to thrive, are missing. Did they make planet fall? Were they destroyed? Where are the people who once populated the Colony Ship Conestoga?

Cammarry and Jerome, along with Sandie, their artificial intelligence system, work to investigate the wreck. What will they discover? What dangers await? Are they marooned on the Conestoga? Can they find some way to escape? And if there is a way to escape, where do they go?

©2015 Automacube Enterprises (P)2017 Automacube Enterprises

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

How to prepare a rat for dinner.

Jerome and Cammarri have travelled from earth to the huge Colony ship Conestoga in the hope of saving the inhabitants of the fast failing Dome 17, home of the few remaining humans on the planet. But it seemed almost abandoned with a strange plant life growing over the internal surfaces. The teleported system is set up but no signal to Dome 17 can be established. Leaving Sandie, their A.I., to continue to try to contact Earth, the couple set off with the one person they had found, a strange man who calls then wizards, to explore the ship and find others on the ship. But something is wrong: Cammarri is consumed with an angry determination to save the people of Dome 17, an anger which threatens them both.

Another imaginative story set in the Colony ship world by author, John Thornton, in which two technologically advanced travellers are confronted with societies very different from their own. This one is no less colourful than the others in the sister books but, for this reader, was marred by the often unreasonable and constantly angry outbursts by one of them. This was further exacerbated by the narration of Paul Hikari whose emotional rendering of the text was often loudly bellicose whenever such outbursts were indicated by the text. But his reading was, nevertheless,good with a good pacing and intonation and very distinctive character voices, especially that of Sandie, the A.I. He has a fine singing voice, too, in the brief moment this is called for, but his laughter for the irritating Kin was sheer madness.

Another enjoyable adventure. Perhaps it did not make me hold my breath in expectation of what happens next but I certainly want to read on in this intriguing series. And I really want to find out what did happen in Dome 17.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another great read.

Any additional comments?

This does start of slow but it does pick up as the story progresses. The narrator does help. He really makes the characters come out. He makes you listen.
In this book we meet the people that live in the Conestoga, how they live, get along with each other and their history.
I didn't know what to expect in this book, the author has a vivid imagination. Also the characters change in a way that you don't expect, which I found frustrating at times but there is a reason to it. I just wish that Jerome was a little assertive when it came to Cammarry.
Would recommend it to those who love SciFi. It is clean read with some violence.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rayc
  • Rayc
  • 22-01-18

Stronger than book 1.

Would you consider the audio edition of Marooned on the Conestoga to be better than the print version?

Yes the audio version is superior, and is enhanced by the listening experience.

What other book might you compare Marooned on the Conestoga to and why?

None spring to mind, I find this series to be unique and original.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Hikari?

Maybe, his performance in this book was in places a little harsh and grating.
But I would still try another book narrated by him - if it was a book that was on my list to read.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No I found this book neither sad or funny.

Any additional comments?

Second book in the series - and the action and story are hotting up.
The series is going from strength to strength and I have already started on book 3.

I received a free copy at my own request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mathew Padilla
  • Mathew Padilla
  • 14-01-18

Don’t you dare give up.

When I got this book I was troubled that there was a new narrator, and when I first started listening I didn’t think I liked his voice. But I love this series so much I couldn’t stop listening. By the end of the book I couldn’t believe I thought I didn’t like Paul Hilari’s voice. As for the book, it is a wonderful continuation of the conestoga series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark
  • Mark
  • 21-01-18

Good book, but narrator is irritating

As a fan of John Thornton's books, I appreciate his gift of writing. But he (or whoever chooses narrators), should really give some serious thought as to who narrates his books. It was painful getting through books one and two.

THEN..."Eureka!"... just as I was about to give up on the series, I listened to book 3 and this beautiful, professional actress stole my heart! I was so happy that Thornton finally found a great narrator. After I finished book 3, I was equally thrilled to hear the same narrator on book four. But, alas, for whatever reason, Lauren Holladay, the narrator disappeared from the rest of the books after book 4. If the narrators are grating on your nerves, stay with it at least through book 4. I'm ditching the series after that unless he gets some decent talent to narrate his books.
What a pity.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful