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Summary

A space station murder. An accounting student accused. Can he track down the killer before his number is up? 

Jake Stewart fears his hard work may never pay off. With his tuition funds disappearing down the black hole of his bank account, the academy student can't believe his luck when his friend finds him a cushy job. At least until his dodgy new boss turns up dead with Jake pinned as the prime suspect....

Expelled from school and hunted by the planetary militia, he desperately tries to escape on his own. But when his long-time crush offers to help clear his name, he hopes he can keep his awkwardness at bay long enough to crack the case. As long as the beautiful girl's own secrets don't get him in deeper trouble....

Can Jake track down the killer before his life is lost in space?

Trans Galactic Insurance is the first book in the mind-bending Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant sci-fi series. If you like scrappy heroes, engaging plots, and interstellar humor, then you’ll love Andrew Moriarty’s rollicking saga. 

Buy Trans Galactic Insurance to launch into lightspeed action today!

©2017 Andrew Moriarty (P)2019 Andrew Moriarty

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Something a little different

Here's something a little different, and not your usual action packed sci-fi. Focusing on Jake as he progresses through his accounting course at an academy he received a scholarship to attend, he finds himself caught up in accusations of smuggling and murder - and with no idea what to do ends up on the run. Moriarty gives an enjoyable story here, though not without some small issues, mostly relating to the pacing and differences of style from start to end. What I thought would be a light and funny story turned into something a little darker, yet the writing didn't quite move in the same way. Still, it's an easy listen with a good narrator and I'm definitely interested in listening to the second in the series.

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  • Bill89
  • 20-06-19

Who knew insurance was such a cut-throat business?

As a fan of sci-fi, I gotta say I really like this book. Although it's primarily a mystery book, the sci-fi elements it has play out as realistic, enough to help immerse the reader into the story.

The story is very much a murder mystery where the scapegoat has to prove his innocence, but instead of being some action hero macho man stereotype, he's just a college student who, while being a little naive, is trying to wrap his head around what happened. Instead of finding out about the murder and instantly switching into super sleuth mode, he freaks out and tries to come up with ideas to help him stay afloat which, as he acknowledges in the book, are short term at best.

The narrator does a good job with the different voices, switching between naive everyman, smug jock, seedy ship captain, and everything inbetween.

This book takes a realistic look at a situation like this and turns it into an engaging and immersive story... but set in space, of course.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-21

Awkward narration

Enjoyed the story. Unique premise and engaging characters. The narrator has an unfortunate way of phrasing and emphasis which made it awkward listening.

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  • Chad W. Nixon
  • 03-06-21

Fun Story

The narrator is pretty good, the book is well written with good character development and of course everything is in space (which is cool).

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  • Adrian Nichols
  • 13-05-21

Accounting in Space?! Yes!!!

Great characters and story line
Found myself locked in wanted to hear what happened to Jake. Despite the future setting the author does a great job making the characters personable and intriguing!

Fun read. Onward to book 2!

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  • Ijw
  • 17-05-20

no go

Poor kid tries to work his way up and gets shafted. But it's pretty basic, uninspired writing. chapter 5 and I don't know if I'll finish.
Nope. Just not engaging. Hoping for humor; got adolescent drama.

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  • C E Wright
  • 04-02-20

Poor boy makes good

Naivete is the premise of the hero of the story. Farm boy in the big city. A lot of who actually did what to who. The plots within plots and of course a surprise and clever ending.
William Turbett did an overall good job on the narration. a few times it was a little stilted. Kudos for the distinct male and female voices and the wide ranges in each. So no confusion in the characters.
So yes a good Sci-Fi yarn enough so that I will be buying the next book in the series.

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  • lwmarti
  • 25-01-20

A good attempt

Not perfect, but then what is?

Of the random science-fiction books that I've picked up to listen to while traveling, this was one of the better ones. Not art, but reasonably good entertainment.

The protagonist faces a series of problems that are more than a little like the challenges that you faced in the classic Infocom game Bureaucracy. Intrigue. Cheats. Thieves. Corruption. That sort of stuff. Not your typical science-fiction story. Definitely worth the time.

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  • Greg
  • 15-06-19

Different

This book is not the greatest piece of work ever...but I have been listening to a bunch of garbage lately, so I added a star...and it probably deserved just for the plot. I thought the plot was engaging, interesting, hard to predict..etc. The motivations of the various characters do seem to be a little business centric...so in that sense the book is disappointing...maybe its trying to push a Republican agenda, who knows. This point is really the major flaw in the book, but it can be overlooked.

Is it worth a credit, probably....I think the one dimensional aspect to the characters will be annoying to people, but it's fun ride otherwise.

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