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Summary

B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama.

A new stand-alone space drama by B. V. Larson makes its debut in the wildly popular Star Force series with an extensive and stellar cast. When the Ancients, a mysterious alien race, vanished before Earth's last ice age, they left behind a highway of interconnected rings across the galaxy. Humanity knows how to use the highway, but not how to build any more rings, or alter the connection pattern between them.

Now the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. On Venus, they meet a rogue robot, Marvin, with a mission of his own to reconnect the rings into a new pattern. The result is pure pandemonium. Everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens are coming through the ring, overrunning Pandora's base camp.

The good news? The aliens can be killed. The bad news: The aliens keep coming through the ring, and no one knows how to turn off the connection leading directly to their home world. But even if the aliens can be defeated - there’s still Marvin to contend with and his alternate agenda.

Starship Pandora is performed by:

Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr; Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake; Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear; Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles; Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh; Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow; Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome.

With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson. 

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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great drama great book

like how it was more a cast than one person telling a story got into it much more

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lots of fun, multiple narators made a big impact

really enjoyed this, the narration and sound effects were fantastic, going to listen to all the starforce books now

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milking the originals

I love the original books but this is half baked and quite short . just milking it.

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EPIC!

omg that was great! please please please make more, all cast were brilliant and marvin especially.

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absolutely outstanding!

This auduobook was great for so many reasons. firstly because its a starforce series continuance. Secondly the narration was a step above, using more than one narrator allows you to get lost in the story more. Lastly, all the sound effects they we amazing, it allows you to pictures the scence in your head so much easier, i hope all audiobooks start to follow the methood of delivery shown in this book.

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Weak story line

I was looking for a new series to start reading but this isn't the one for me. although somewhere I've read that's been likening to Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy, one of my favourite books, there is very little humour in it and seems to be written to emulate It in order to get more readers. If the other books in this series are anything like this then I won't be bothering.

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Star ship Pandora

Do not waste your money . Poor story and dreadful audio with bad accents .rubbish.

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terrible

don't waste your money unless you want to listen to a BBC-ish dramatisation. I require minimal of 15 words. do not buy if you've listened to the rest of the series.

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another great book

Enjoyed this book immensely,having listened to all the others its left me wanting more.The book is a little out from the timeline of the other books ie its set back before the last few books but it still fits in and theres no need to read the books as it fills you in on the historic events,well read with more than one reader its different in a good way, though the ending is abrupt and unexpected i was left wanting more

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not my cup of tea

As a big fan of starforce this was a must read for me. the theatrical drama, however, was definatively not for me. I found it distracting with so many different voice actors and as such I found it difficult to stay focused in the same way as traditional narration. Mark Boyett already does a splendid job of emulating all kinds of personas in the previous books, and with the additional couloring that comes with ordinary narration this is, for me, much preferred.
Background music to set a mood is fine and, if properly toned down, can add alot to the experience.

in short;
the book was too short compared to the price.
not much value for money.
It should have been released as a normal audio book.

that said - any starforce is better than no starforce.

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  • 27-12-18

Love Star force but this format is not for me

Dislike all the sound effects/noise and unnecessary theme music. I feel like I'm listening to a movie; it lacks context which has to be deciphered from the sounds which is overlayed on the dialogue making both hard to hear.

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  • D. S. Lunsford
  • 05-01-19

Not what I was expecting, fell short

As soon as I saw a new Star Force book I immediately purchased it. This book is more of a radio drama with multiple actors than an audio book. While it is set in the Star Force universe, it’s a parallel story centered around Marvin. Which I know doesn’t sound bad, but is! The story is dull and too short. I consider this as waste of a credit. Only Star Force book I have ever came close to feeling this way.

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  • Nathan
  • 21-12-18

too short for the cost.

I feel like this was too little for the price. I could have cared less if it was a full cast. a single narrator is fine by me.

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  • alex
  • 23-12-18

oh how I wish it was longer.

I really love this series. That said, I really enjoyed the performance, style and the way it was created. Definitely need more!

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  • Trever B. Tiller
  • 21-12-18

un sure

Not sure I like this multi person book reading experiment. It's better than not having a book at all but I think I prefer the old narrator type style.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-19

Star Force is Back!

I reviewed this presentation under another account. I didn't realize I had downloaded it under my wife's account.
In any case here's a link to a full review: http://box5183.temp.domains/~notacuba/star-force-series-starship-pandora/

It's too long to post in here.

In any case, it was an excellent presentation. The cast was perfect. It was great revisiting old characters, and getting an explanation for things which weren't fully explain in the series...such as Crow's "enhancements".

My hope is that enough people will listen to his presentation and BV Larson will continue the Star Force series.

With Kyle though. I like Cody but you can't beat the original main character, Kyle Riggs, who is referenced quite a bit in this story.

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  • Parnell
  • 09-01-19

happy to revisit this universe.

love the space force series... was great revisiting thesecaracters and filling in previous gaps but would enjoy some new adventures!

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  • Fhykis
  • 20-12-18

listening to a bad B movie

Enjoyed the story, and got a few good laughs. Over all the drama was over the top, with cheap sound effects. I found this style of audiobook took away most of the imagination. The fight scenes were hard to get into, as listening to the actor poorly fake a characters death seemed to be over drawn. Would recommend the paper back version on this book, as BV does what he does best. Write a good story with a better cast.

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  • Peter Smale
  • 28-12-18

Not a good idea

Don't like the new format with sound affects and many narrator's.
If it started this way it my have been better. But so late in the seres don't start this.
Seems like B.V Larson may have someone else righten this one.

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  • Brandt
  • 20-12-18

Awesome cast and characters

Excellent cast and characters! Sound design was really fun too. I'm not usually one for sci-fi audio but found myself engaged and entertained with Starship Pandora.

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