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Starship Sakira

Delphi in Space, Book 1
Narrated by: Jessica Gurd
Series: Delphi in Space, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

What would you do if you found a spaceship? Would you call the government, would you pretend you never saw it, or would you keep it a secret? What would you do with it? Use it to gallivant around the galaxy, conquer Earth, get filthy rich, or try to improve life on Earth? Listen along and find out how Marc works to convert Earth into a spacefaring world capable of defending itself and of being united as it meets the other civilizations in the galaxy. He and his brother start planning their next steps, but the one they don’t know how to prepare for is the arrival of Marc’s 12-year-old daughter. She comes to spend the summer with her father. She’s very smart and extremely curious.

Marc and his crew need to accomplish all this without tipping off the US government and before the Paraxeans come looking for their spaceship. But they have help, the ship’s AI is on their side, and she’s smart.

Starship Sakira is the first book in the exciting new adventure series Delphi in Space.

©2019 Robert D. Blanton (P)2020 Robert D. Blanton

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Fantastic listen

The preview for this book sounded interesting but having listen to book 1 I found it a very well written storyline and well read by the narrator. So much so that I imediatly bought the next two books in the series that are available on Audible. I do hope that they produce the rest of the series.

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Too good! Kept me awake

Kudos for creating this completely believable, grounded world and adding enough sci-Fi elements to whet my whistle and keep me wanting more. I think I reset my sleep timer more times at night than during a working week during my time with this book. Anxious to continue the journey!

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OK, needs improvement.

The basis was good but for an empire-building book, little happens in the book and it goes into details about paintball games and poker games. not happy with the progress.

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  • kokujin
  • 16-04-20

great idea

great story since I have thought about the same idea if I could help the earth with advance technology. the story goes a bit fast sometimes and the narrator was very monotone but as a AI she was spot on. looking forward to seeing the next book soon

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-04-20

a fun book, terrible narration

The narration is wooden and detracts from the story. Good narration brings a lot to the story, it can more than bring the story to life, it can provide for new understandings and new ways of looking at the story. This narration is NOT that. The books itself is good enough that I still was glad to listen to it. It's not a deep book, but just some lighthearted fun and I enjoyed reading it very much. i read all the other books in the series and will continue to do so. I do love the author's other books more than the ones in this series and would like him to go back and do more in that series.

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  • Charles Grayson
  • 21-07-20

My lifelong fantasy

I read a story as a teenager about a guy who stumbled upon a massively advanced alien spaceship, which, for some reason, submitted to his control. This fantasy followed me my entire life and I often dwelled on what I'd do with the technology if it happened to me. That's what the author of this book thinks through, step-by-step, and you can tell he put a lot of thought into it. This book was clearly written for me, personally, so I'm very forgiving about its major flaw, which is the narrator. She indeed speaks in a monotone, with no attempt to differentiate between characters, and it's hard to believe that she has ever read aloud before. But she's not irritating, just not good. She doesn't detract from the story, just adds nothing to it. If the story catches your fancy, her lack of talent won't ruin it for you.

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  • PawAngel
  • 13-09-20

Juvenile science fiction

Lots of shortcuts in the story. Things that proceeded in the storyline just don't happen that fast even with high IQs. I expected better as this is a series. Money was being thrown around like water and even for rich folk, not even close to reality. The narrator: normally I have no preference between male-female but this one just did not do a very good job with this one. It was hard to tell the characters apart. Still, If you get the series at a bargain price it will be worth it for a long drive.

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  • William L.
  • 20-08-20

yeah no

couldn't make it through chapter 3. snoozefest . an empty vessel of a tome. no value whatsoever

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  • Walter Beckman
  • 19-10-20

Not good.

Not sure where to begin. Just not very good. Not a good story, not a good performance,

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  • Mr. D. Dingwall
  • 11-09-20

A decent starter book for a new series.

Not going to spoil the plot for you. For the audio edition a slight niggle that Antigua (An-tee-guh) was continually mis-pronounced, getting thru that section was getting in the way of the story for me.

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  • Kevin Nolte
  • 16-08-20

Love these

I have now listened to all three of the books currently available and have enjoyed them. I look forward to more in this series and hope they're as enjoyable. The plot is easy to follow with just enough twists to keep me listening. I like what the main characters are trying to accomplish, improving the worlds condition.

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  • Chris
  • 27-07-20

A Real Review

Its easy to criticize and very hard to create. I know because I have tried to write myself, and have several unfinished books to show for it. But I have to speak up when i see blatant five star blasting. The idea's, characters, and even entire plot of this book is 100% awesome. This is a book and series that I very much want to read...BUT Frankly the writing seriously needs to be fleshed out by a good editor and/or another author that maybe has some experience. Several times in the book there are scenes that should have been mentioned as minor plot points that instead were turned into long winded filler for no good reason. Then on the other side of the coin there were several scenes that should have been expanded on, but was just quickly glossed over. Overall the book feels choppy and rushed with a bad case of too many ideas at once disease. This could be a great book, but it needs much more work. I very much want to continue the series, but will not be doing so since I fear the next books will be the same. As for the narration.. again I know such work is difficult, but this person is just not right for what is supposed to be serious sci fi. Frankly the narrator needs to emote a lot more, and attempt a little acting. To me every character sounded so much the same that I kept losing track of who was speaking or thinking. Her slow monotone reciting might be ok for non fiction, but stories need just a little oomph or it is confusing and detracts from the story. I had to speed up the auto two notches just to get through. Overall you got a book with GREAT idea's that needs a lot more fine tuning, and a narrator who is possibly not ready for fiction. I wish this was better and i am sure the narrator is talented and will get better, but I feel there are too many better choices for your credits.

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  • Matthew Finsrud
  • 27-07-20

well book is good at least.

the book its self is fun and i enjoyed it. but the darn narrator sounds like someone told her to be monotone the whole time.