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Starship Mine

Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
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Summary

James Patterson is a gay accountant living in Keyes, Oklahoma - deep in the Bible Belt - the religious heartland of America. He's also the first person to make contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence seeking to understand our world, and that makes him the most important person on the planet.

©2015 Peter Cawdron (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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An amazing Novella

I would highly recommend this novella to any lover of science fiction. The story was well paced and beautifully write.

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wonderful!

Simply a beautiful heartwarming alien/human tale! wonderfully narrated. The best couple of hours I've spent a long time.

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  • Brian
  • 16-10-17

This Starship is Mine

Sometimes you pick a book because the synopsis drags you in or based on the cover art. And then other times you remember another story that the author wrote that blew your mind. That was the case with Peter Cawdron and Starship Mine (along with a couple other books I recently picked up). I read Free Fall by him and it just blew me away. Well, I’m happy to announce that Starship Mine was just as good as the first book I read by him.

The story in Starship Mine revolves around a couple that lives in Keyes, Oklahoma. They live a normal life taking care of foster children that they secretly (and quietly from home) call their own. One morning everyone wakes up and they’ve all had the same exact dream. A dream about another place. James did not have this dream in the night but ended up having it later during the day. What happened to him next was much different than what happened to the other people.

This story really gut punched me a few times and took me on some emotional roller coaster rides. I just recently lost my best friend to brain cancer and honestly, the near ending (no spoilers) almost had me in tears. I could really relate to James and how he was feeling. I honestly thought the book would have ended differently than it did, but I’m happy with the direction that Cawdron went. (I almost just spoiled the ending just now).

The amount of amazing science fiction that Cawdron just squeezed into 3 hours is incredible. I felt the same way about Free Fall — which was another novella/short story. I love when an author can do that and make me feel while writing a complete story.

I would highly recommend picking this book up and giving it a listen. Cawdron is a masterful science fiction writer that everyone should be familiar with. Starship Mine was a phenomenal book that really made me think and feel.

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

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  • MRS. QUINN
  • 03-09-20

Not a romance.

This was an interesting science fiction story, but I found no romance whatsoever. The main character is in a committed relationship, but no physical expression of romantic love was present.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 02-11-17

What if everyone had the same dream, same time

Starship Mine
By: Peter Cawdron
Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
This is a book I thought about for days after I listened to it. I still think about it. I like books like that, books that are so good, I roll it around to savor it again and again. What if 99% of the people you know had the very exact dream you did last night. It was on the news, all across the USA, the world. All the details, the same. It was of a planet. Well, everyone had the dream but you. Then you had the dream while awake, and it did something to you, something special....This was an extraordinary story, with things in there that is awe inspiring and terrifying. Things of hope, sadness, and love. A book that made me ask, what would I do? It was just such a wonderful book, I enjoyed it tremendously. Gave me a warm feeling. I wish I had been there.
The narrator was perfect for this book. He did a small child, a teen girl, and everyone in-between without me thinking that they were really not those people. I was in total suspended disbelieve and it was wonderful to her his voice tell me this wonderful story. He added a lot to it. thanks.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-09-20

poignant for current sociopolitical climates

I think I have found my new favorite author. I loved this book so much. as a queer, disabled, disenfranchised parent and activist that loves sci-fi and fantasy this book really hit home. good stuff

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  • Jerry B.
  • 28-06-20

I wanted it to be longer... more blue planet

Great story and great narration. I love stories that make you think and this does that. The MC is part of a gay couple and they are fostering a brother and sister. The gay part is not very important and I think the author put it in for the straight reader to understand how normal gay people are. The real story is the "dream" that vast segments of earth has the same night as they sleep. Only a few people are receptive enough to allow the dream to take them off planet. Yes it is one of those utopian alien species that initiate contact. But the universal truths the author expresses are the captivating part. Although the book is complete including a long epilogue, I wanted it to be longer with more contact....especially at the end. This author has a lot of science fiction and I think I will try out a lot more of his work.

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  • HF
  • 11-06-20

Not a romance, just a short story

Definitely no romance in this. A sort of interesting little sci fi story, but it lacks depth. There is a bit of resolution in a 15 min epilogue but it could’ve been developed into a whole universe.

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  • William J Cox
  • 17-05-20

Very good listen

Having gay relatives for many years, this story was both a great story and at same time let me see from the other side. Recommend its purchase.

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  • Michelle Robbins
  • 02-01-18

Fascinating concept, well executed

To be perfectly honest, when the audiobook first started I wasn't sure I was going to like it. The way the beginning sets up the main character' life is slightly clunky and I didn't know if I would end up finding his POV endearing or annoying.

I am so so sooooo glad that I stuck with it. Once the sci-fi elements of the plot really start to kick in, it becomes fascinating. And then enthralling and kinda heartbreaking at times too.

I 100% recommend this short story (/novella?). It's stuck with me for days now after I have finished it - and probably will for quite some time.