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Backyard Starship

By: J.N. Chaney, Terry Maggert
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
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Summary

When Van Tudor returns to his childhood home, he inherits more than the family farm.

His grandfather used to tell him fantastic stories of spacemen and monsters, princesses and galactic knights. Little did Van realize, the old man's tales were more than fiction; they were real.

Hidden beneath the old barn, Van’s legacy is waiting: a starship, not of this world. With his combat AI, an android bird named Perry, Van takes his first steps into the wider galaxy. He soon finds that space is far busier and more dangerous than he could have ever conceived.

Destiny is calling. His grandfather's legacy awaits.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with USA Today best-selling author J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert in this galactic quest for glory.

©2021 J.N. Chaney and Terry Maggert (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Start modeled after the video game genre that st

Only in the first hour or so of this story but it's very obvious the story is a rip off the space adventure/shooter video game genre started by Elite - you suddenly get a fairly weak space ship and have to do missions/ fight / trade to gain credits to upgrade so not looking promising. However the characters seem fairly engaging so not hopeless.

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Interesting listen

Good concept, unfolds well to open up the plot ready for more in the series

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I Enjoyed IT - A good start for the Series to come.

It provides a good start and grounding for the new series to expand on. This first book I enjoyed; though I did feel it was leaning more towards young adult rather than adult.
I will read the next book.

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Great story

Novel way of getting the story 'into space', with an interesting back story. All the male characters sounded the same, as did all female characters.

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8 hours left and worth every penny.

likes; The action, the characters, the pacing

dislikes; the method of gaining the ship seems too easy but I even like that it comes with so many catches.

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gentle space opera

ok for young teenagers, but a found it a bit wanting for adult consumption - sorry

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listen to it it's good

I have listened to alot of books that have similar themes, then I seen this book. I listened to the sample then bought the book. the story is great, the characters are going to keep growing in an expansive and evolving world. this is my first review on here

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Fun Adventure

What I liked best were the characters because they made it possible to relate to situations that were totally imaginative. The storyline resembles others that I've read but it retains a freshness about it thanks to the author's universe much less unfamiliar. I look forward to reading another.

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Narrator was brilliant

Was on the epilogue and bought the next book. Lovely relaxing listening. Highly recommended. Will be buying the rest as well.

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up to book 5 and it is going strong

It's a little bit of a shaky start but the series gets better and better as you go through the books. There are moments where you will be sad, moments you won't be able to stop laughing and where you hang on every word the narrator says.

I can 100% recommend this book.

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