Wings of Steele: Destination Unknown, Book 1 : Wings of Steele

  • by Jeffrey J. Burger
  • Narrated by Kevin Clay
  • Series: Wings of Steele
  • 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." (Arthur C. Clarke)
Book one in the Wings of Steele series, Destination Unknown is an epic science-fiction adventure that reaches from the surface of our familiar planet and the safety of terra firma to the dark, vast expanse of deep space and distant star systems.
Jack Steele is an ex-big-city cop that left the department after losing a friend in the line of duty. Recovering from a tough divorce, he reinvents himself with a love of flying and restructures his life as a pilot for hire. Accompanied by his ever-present German Shepherd, Fritz, Jack will fly almost anything anywhere, shuttling new and used planes for clients all over the world.
He had never been a Boy Scout, but he is a man who likes to stay prepared and in control of whatever life throws at him. But nothing could have prepared Jack and his copilot for how life suddenly goes drastically and violently sideways, in a direction and magnitude that no one could have ever anticipated. Wanted men, it seems, like everyone on the planet, are hunting them, and their only option is to run...but to where?

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A real Turkey

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

I felt I had to write this review to warn people, there is a genesis of a potentially good story but.....


What could Jeffrey J. Burger have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The plot lacks depth, if you have any imagination then you question almost every development as the main characters meander along the path making decisions which do not seem to be based on logic, the existing situation or any other reason comprehensible to the reader. this is science fiction. But there is little science or knowledge of the physical laws in the book or an explanation of why they are not true, e.g. he uses space fighters with reaction engines, fuel is exhausted out the back and propels the ship forward, but when the throttles are shut, the fighter is dead in space, not on a ballistic course and the turn and junk as if they where a atmospheric fighter.


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Clay?

I am British and there are a couple of British characters in the book which are so offensively stereotypical that it annoyed me instead of entertained me. The language employed by these British characters is contextually wrong and I am not sure if this is the author or narrator's decision but the accent used combined with the language is just wrong, I have met and conversed with a large spectrum of people from all backgrounds and have never met anyone like this.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wings of Steele: Destination Unknown, Book 1?

Definitely needs more details in the plot development, remove the misogynistic elements of the book, make it more believable.


Any additional comments?

This is a very negative review and I know there might be people out there who will enjoy this book, However this is the 1st book in over 20 years that I have abandoned without finishing, and that combined with the comments articulated above compelled me to write this.

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- Mark

After 4 hours listening no improvement very poor

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

Nothing at all, I gave it a good chance hoping for...well


What will your next listen be?

non of these books


How did the narrator detract from the book?

thenarratorwasawful,howiamwritingishowhenarrated...

the narrator was awful, it was as though he was rushing to get to get the job done or done in a certain time.... really bad


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- Leslie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2015
  • Publisher: Jeffrey Burger