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Summary

A galactic adventure rife with cultural relevance in today’s political and social media driven climate, Space Hobos launches the listener into a plausible sci-fi drama and never drops out of orbit.

Trillions of dollars behind schedule, the government and sponsoring corporations scramble to find enough manpower to finish preparing Mars for imminent colonization. Current socio-economic challenges give them the perfect opportunity to capitalize upon. A potential workforce of 600,000 homeless is at their fingertips. They make themselves champions of the homeless, forcing upon them a permanent solution to their predicament.

For quite a while the future has been bleak for Holistic Henry and Cancer Carl and it isn’t getting any better. As the government begins to round-up the homeless population for an involuntary mission to space, Henry and Carl attempt to evade capture, fleeing with acquaintances Junkie Julie, Castaway Connie, and Bike Mike. But their luck quickly runs out.

Exiled to Mars, thousands of hobos must stick together in their isolation. What the rest of the world sees as opportunity for them, they see as a death sentence.

When Henry learns that his estranged daughter, Lily, is terminally ill back on Earth, he races to find a way to return home. Carl reveals an escape route, but it will take rebellion from all the hobos to bring it to fruition. Connie and Henry orchestrate an uprising but the powers that be see the imminent threat and attempt to quash it before it can gain momentum. Will Henry and his friends survive not only the harsh living conditions of Mars but live long enough to see their revolution become a reality?

©2021 Justin Fulkerson (P)2021 Justin Fulkerson

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hobos

This is a great story, interesting characters finding themselves in a believable future. Narration is excellent. Highly recommend.

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Hobos in space... Space Hobos!

A great concept and story and I really enjoyed it especially the twist at the end. Some great (if a little cliched) characters too.
Really enjoyed the narrator too, although a few of the voices were a little annoying and he read the book really well!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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Simply brilliant!

I was given a free copy of this book and I'm leaving an honest and voluntary review.
I loved this book from the outset, I was very quickly drawn, the characters are perfectly suited and, their backgrounds are well thought out, they all come together to create this very imaginative story. The concept is unique and very plausible, they whole story and an air of believability about it. The detailing throughout is spot on.
The narration bring the book into its own, Jeffery gives each character their own unique identity, its simply flawless.
A definite 5 star...

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  • 20-06-21

Great Premise

This audiobook was pretty good, great premise with great characters and awesome storyline. I love the nicknames Justin gave everyone.. Jeffrey Holz does an admirable job narrating. I received this audiobook from the authors promotion and am giving my voluntary review.

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  • Luv2Read
  • 04-06-21

Homelessness meets Mars

This intriguing tales of the homeless and what the US does with them. Need to get them off the streets, ship them off to Mars.

Listen to this conspiracy theory that is thought provoking.

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  • 08-05-21

Fiction or Reality

There’s a unique and quirky quality to this book. The writing of Justin Fulkerson combined with the narration of Jeffrey Holz brings you into a world that feels out of the ordinary but not so far off from reality. The main character Henry is likable and three dimensional. I loved that although Mars is a major part of the book you have several intricate and real relationships with a good backstory. The weaving in and out from past to present was nicely done.

Everything is tied together beautifully by Jeffrey Holz the narrator. His performance is authentic and engaging. He subtly yet skillfully brings all the characters to life.

What makes this book so good is that although it’s fiction, it feels like it could actually happen. The sprinkling of real world issues is great as well.

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  • Aussie597
  • 05-05-21

Space Hobos

This story was quite thought-provoking, it has interesting characters that live in this world. The incorporation of some current events into the story was a surprise but it was good that the author brought them into the story.

The narration was entertaining