A Learning Experience, Book 1 : A Learning Experience

  • by Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by Christian Rummel
  • Series: A Learning Experience
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Earth is not alone. There is a towering civilization out in the galaxy, far greater than anything we can imagine. But we are isolated from the galaxy...until now.
When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.
To Steve the captured starship represents a great opportunity, one to establish a new civilization away from Earth and its increasingly oppressive bureaucracy. But with the aliens plotting their revenge and human factions suspicious of the new technology, it will be far from easy to create a whole new world....


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Customer Reviews

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Moroninc, red neck dross.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different book.

What was most disappointing about Christopher G. Nuttall’s story?

This is a cringe worthy crawl through a red neck teenager's mind.
Let me count the offences it caused me.
1. It’s full of anti gun control crap.
2. Every leader in the book is male, even the sodding aliens are patriarchal.
3. Brothels seem to be an acceptable solution to calm male troops. Quote "there are plenty of desperate women on Earth" oh that's ok then!
4. Being Islamic or from a country where Islam is predominant is, out of hand, grounds for suspicion.
5. The idiotic idea that all politicians are liars and full of self interest is, again out of hand, bounded about.
6. The idea that all lawyers are evil is given the same childish treatment.
7. The biggest female character is a doctor but not really because all doctors are so terrified of being sued (by the evil lawyers and the evil families of the deceased) that they hate their jobs, so she decided to become a vet! I'm not joking it's really in the book.
8. Anyone who dares to protest about anything is a whiner.
9. The idea of political correctness is made out to be some kind of great evil, dividing society.
10. All forms of law enforcement are nothing but a hindrance to the gun totting good ol boys who make up the main characters.
I could go on, and there is a lot more, but what's the point.

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favourite?

Does it matter, the fact that he managed to keep his voice straight was quite an achievement, unless he came from the same special community as the author. But he did manage to make them all sound a bit stupid which was, in hindsight, genius.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The actual story wasn't terrible, it got 2 stars for a reason.

Any additional comments?

Please listen to something intelligent, or just take this as the comedy, red-neck, self congratulatory, rubbish it really is.

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- Tim Fitzgerald

Rednecks in space!

I found the opening scene of country guys from Montana being abducted by aliens initially amusing and initially thought that the story was being told with a heavy dose of irony. It dawned on me that the libertarian and reactionary views being espoused were meant in all seriousness! The narrative took on ridiculous proportions when we were asked to believe that a small group of gung-ho gun-toting guys could capture space ships, establish colonies on the Moon and Mars, defeat the Taliban and contact other galactic species all within the space of a year! I only persisted to the end ( increasingly irritated) because I'd paid for it! I shall not be purchasing the sequel!
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- C Dunkley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing