Scrapyard Ship : Scrapyard Ship

  • by Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • Series: Scrapyard Ship
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately - evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he's relegated to his grandfather's old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate things, the women in his life are pulling from every direction. But it's through a bizarre turn of events that Jason is led to a dried up subterranean aquifer hundreds of feet below ground. Here he discovers an advanced alien spacecraft, one that will propel his life in a new direction.
The adventure begins...and with it new troubles for Jason: The Craing, an unstoppable interstellar threat, is headed right for Earth. A desperate situation goes from bad to worse as the Alliance crumbles.
Fortunately, Jason's unorthodox and impetuous nature seems to work in his favor as he moves up to the captain's chair. First order of business is to reconnect with his SEAL team compatriots and face this enemy head on. What's at stake? The very survival of the human race.

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A good listen

A well narrated story. Not overlay complicated with terms and daft names. Looking forward to listening to the next one.
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- James

In serious need of an editor and some rewrites

I am surprised that this novel has been turned into an audio book as it needs a good deal of work to be a worthwhile read or listen. It is not a bad book but it is a somewhat modern version of the Perry Rhodan series. Hidden alien space ship, check. Advanced technology beyond mankind, check. Square jawed American hero, check. Blue skinned alien babe, check. Alien threat, check.

The recycling of ideas is not in of itself a problem but the dialogue is in need or work and much of the descriptive prose to set mood and atmosphere is lacking. The result is a somewhat lackluster story with characters that don't grab your emotions and dialogue that frequently sounds a bit off.

A few cracks of an editor's whip and some passes through a writers circle to mature the story would have been great.

But, the biggest problem is that book 1 just ends with no fanfare or warning it just obviously continues in book 2 but it feels as if they just said oh 300 pages that's the end.

The narrator does a good job with what he is given but some of the characters and especially the women just don't work but that might be attributable to the author's stilted use of language at times.

Read it if bored and nothing else better is around but this is not one that I can recommend.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2014
  • Publisher: Avenstar Productions