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Summary

The crew of the Desiree was unprepared. The Simiu were unexpected...Earth's first contact with an alien race turns to disaster when a friendly encounter erupts into inexplicable violence and the threat of interstellar war. But two ordinary individuals - Mahree Burroughs, an ordinary woman with a gift for friendship, and Dhurrrkk', a male Simiu with boundless curiosity - have forged a bond of understanding that bridges their many differences. Along with a reluctant Robert Gable, brilliant young ship's physician, they make an astounding journey across the stars, to seek a way to save the future of both species!

©1989, 2011 A.C. Crispin (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • The Eric Booth
  • 29-10-20

Started out good

I'm just going to get to the point here. Apparently, in the future, it's ok to have sex with underage girls. The protagonist in this story just turns 17 and falls for a 24-year-old. By the end of the book they are sleeping together and everyone is ok with it and I'm pretty sure she didn't have another birthday during the trip.
When the first contact is made, every alien race is so welcoming and glad to meet you. How lucky for our heroes. One last thing, I hope you like the word "honor" because by the end of the book you're going to hear it a thousand times. It was maddening.
This story did start out really well. I had high hopes and liked where it was going. Then it all fell apart. Everything just neatly falls into place. There was very little tension in the book. Oh, there was a couple of quick little battles but nothing to give you the feeling like all was lost.

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  • Liza
  • 24-01-14

Awesome listen! Classic sci-fi at its best.

What made the experience of listening to StarBridge the most enjoyable?

I'd read this book years ago and always liked it but hearing it made me love it.

What did you like best about this story?

It's sci-fi at it's best with a heart and great characters which is really rare.

What does Romy Nordlinger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrator Romy Nordlinger is fabuluous and helped me believe some pretty far out situations by grounding them in reality and very strong characterizations - and she's easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to listen to this whole series!!!

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  • Pickles
  • 18-02-21

Waist of time, YA series.

First for the non spoilers. This is very much written in the style of a YA series. It had potential but really it got repetitive very quickly, everything works out very quickly, and there is very little tension or consequences. Not worth your time.

Spoilers from this point on, do not read if you intend to continue the book or series...

Okay, you were warned. So Mahree is a total slut and after catching Roberts heart goes on to lead him on for decades. While he sacrifices his life and deals with depression and living away from the love of his life (all while sacrificing his future to selflessly help the youth of the future and alien cooperation) she seeks glory while adventuring across the galaxy.

She gets to have her cake and eat it too sleeping with guys all over the galaxy then come home to vacation with hubby. Towards the end of the series she even leaves her daughter with Robert and goes to f*** some Indiana Jones wannabe.

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  • Joshua
  • 03-11-20

Story seems really interesting. Dislike narrator

The story seems really interesting. I really don't like the narrator. I may see if I can read the book myself!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-21

Needed more the one narrator

Good story line, but the narrator was not good for all the characters. Had everyone sounding the same.

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  • Sallamae Johnson
  • 21-12-20

Nonsexual excellent adventure, then a sex story!?

Most of the story is well crafted and enjoyable, but within the last four hours or starting around chapter 14 the story resembles life in a federal prison being described as a luxury resort. It gets to be appallingly (and literally) unbelievable. Also, some should know this is a not particularly romantic sex story, though this does not really become apparent until about the same place the story becomes unbelievable. The effort to include sex is probably related to the quality of the story falling apart.

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  • Linda Herring
  • 10-08-21

I will try the next one

What was so-so - a slow start at the beginning while getting to know the characters.
What I loved - As the story picks up, the scenes are decently set, the characters really fill out, and the story line takes some twists and turns. I came to be invested in the characters and the star trek like progress of the story enough I want to continue.
What I hated - the gratuitous inclusion of a poorly written sex scene. When I see this in a sci-fi book it always seems to me they include it simply to try to make more sales, even though the story is doing just fine on it's own, and the inclusion is uneeded to move the story along. If I wanted to listen to poorly written sex encounters I would buy a romance novel.

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  • Jeff
  • 20-01-21

Much better than I expected

It was surprising many times it took an unanticipated direction and now I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Brian alexander
  • 05-01-21

wonderful

I was very impressed great storyline and also lots of fun humor on the book 2

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  • Bledar C.
  • 04-01-21

Great book. Very visual.

Great reading. Enjoyed it. Can wait to start the other book in the series. Great narration.

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