• Bob and Nikki: Publisher's Pack

  • Bob and Nikki, Book 1-3
  • By: Jerry Boyd
  • Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (611 ratings)

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Bob and Nikki: Publisher's Pack

By: Jerry Boyd
Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
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Publisher's Summary

Contains Bob's Saucer Repair (book one), Whammo Ranch (book two), and Shady Oaks (book three) of the Bob and Nikki series!

Bob thought he was doing fine on his own. Then the love of his life fell out of the sky. Can he get her back in the air with auto parts and a cutting torch? If he does, will she ever come back?

Nikki took a job before she saw the equipment. Can she keep her passengers alive on a strange planet? Are the natives friendly?

John is doing well with his underground medical practice, when his sometime partner Bob calls him with a job. A job that changes everything.

©2019 Jerry Boyd (P)2020 Podium Audio

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  • 06-18-20

Excellent Series

Listened to this pack in two sessions. The first two then most of three. I live the cadence for sponge reason and while the story is far fetched, I feel like it's possible even plausible given the circumstances. the narrator is mighty good at voice acting, when I first started listening I checked to be sure it had only one. I thought that Nicki was possibly voiced by a woman. Granted I was driving on the highway so it was not without a fair amount of background noise, but now that I am finished I am sad that there isn't more to listen to. I plan to buy the kindle editions shortly. I wish that people were not like these characters in real life, I think perhaps the world would be a better place.

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snag fart

I tried , i can get into some silly humor and over look alot, but geez. He comes home to find a Alien working on a space ship in his garage and immediately acts like no big deal, nothin strange , they are old buddies. They get parts to fix the ship like mufflers, and antifreeze from auto parts stores, and it runs on isopropyl . But the wrost part is the old country slag the author tries to use , like their favorite saying "snag fart" . Couldn't make it past 30 min, sorry!.

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Delightful!

I wasn't sure what to expect from the description, but it sounded intriguing so I thought I'd take a swing at this publisher's pack since I was getting 3 books for 1 credit. I'm glad I did. If you like hard-core SF with lots of action this probably won't suit you -- it's more like the SF version of a "cozy" mystery. I really enjoyed it. The characters are likeable, the story is believable once you accept the premise, and the narrator is perfect. Jerry Boyd describes himself as a house husband and other things, but doesn't mention writing. It's OK, Jerry -- you can call yourself a talented writer. Come on, Audible, there are 7 more books in the series! Get Chris Ciulla in the booth STAT!

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Lake Wobegon with aliens

Funny at first but wears thin after hours of easily fixed problems. Alien lady needs roadside assistance. Breaks down on Earth and a guy with diesel experience can fix it. Bend a pipe and Bobs your uncle. Who knew spaceships were so easy to fix. Or that aliens were just nice people that you want to take home to your mama for a wife.

Not only can he fix said spaceship but he sets up a alien spaceship Repair Depot. Makes lots of money but his neighbors don't ask where it came from or what he's going to do with that monster repair shop in the woods. Orders tons of supplies but nobody notices delivery trucks driving in the woods! Makes friends with the cops so they don't care.

Everybody that is let into the secret is ok with it and keeps their mouths shut. Everybody in this quaint little Southern town is friendly. Nobody gets jealous of his sudden wealth or mysterious wife.

Everything is hunky dory, every problem solved by Southern charm swearing and barbecues. Which means it is boring. Easy listening for background background noise.

Worst: Audible won't let me return this turkey.

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warm and adventurous fun

I can't hardly put it down. These are the kind of people everyone wishes they knew. I have found this series to be a welcome break from reality. And I enjoy the continued discoveries about alien life with shenanigans aplenty.

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Just can't Stop listening!

Wow! Really held my attention and pure joy to listen to. Just had to buy the kindle version books 4 - 10 but can't wait to have them in audiobook format!

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I'm hooked

wasn't sure about this one but I gave it a shot and I'm very glad I did. the narrator takes some getting used to but he fits the story well. the jokes get a bit repetitive but the storyline is very entertaining. I'm going straight into the second publisher's pack now.

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ugh. couldn't make it through an hour.

*Every* character acted like they were stoned. is this actually popular? is there a new genre of stoned sci fi? Aieeeee! The voices matched the writing, so I have to say it's not the reader's fault.

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EE "Doc" Smith would have loved this series.....

....in his formative years. I would not spend a dime buying these stories but I'd listen to them for free if I wanted a break from The My Mother married a Zombie Vampire books going around. (I don't buy them either) There are some gems in Audible's "free listens" this ain't one of them.

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I give 3 stars but this is for the author

If Murphy’s law was true then he wouldn’thave been alive long enough to come up with it …. Just a thought for you

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  • Tim Millea
  • 04-17-22

No skill in storytelling

Although this is my type of genre I had to give up on this because it's just poorly written. The story jumps along with no real reason for anything happening, no development whatsoever. It just clunks through actions and dialogue like a rough first draft. And the supposed banter between characters is awfully forced, clichéd and unfunny. Even though it was included free I still feel ripped off.

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  • PaulS
  • 11-16-22

Amazing performance!

A great performance and some how I got through it all. A nice story, nothing gripping but at the same time very "listenable".

Not high tech but very easy listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-21-22

Bob is a good guy

The thing I really like about these stories is it's not fast pace, you can really get to like the characters.
Life is not always what you want but you make the best of what your given, and that's bob all over.

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  • Mr. S. P. Solari
  • 09-09-22

Dreadful

See headline for review, I managed almost 10 minutes before to was costing me too many brain cells to keep listening

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  • Bob
  • 09-08-22

Good performance but a little bit boring

Chris Ciulla did a good performance. I am sorry to say the story was a bit flat for me. The protagonist, whose name I have already forgotten, showed such a lack of curiosity about the origins of the saucer people that I wonder if he was hypnotised. The aliens themselves not only sounded Human but appeared to have no culture of their own. Really. They must have had entertainment and passtimes. But other than the tasteless reconstituted food not a lot was said.

They did seem not to blink at eating meat or its origins. But that was new to them. Weird. The tone was very sub-Heinlein. Unconscious right wing leanings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-22

Nice To find friendly aliens

Great collection. Loved every minute of it. Looking forward To The next books. Getting soon

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  • 04-18-22

marvellous

this has to be one of the most enjoyable books I have listened to ,if I could give it 6 stars I would .the characters were so likable I binged the entire 3 books and immediately got the next ones in the series ,and I listen to alot of titles. this is possibly one of my top 2

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  • Ricky
  • 09-25-22

Unique sci-fi

Great story, no the usual type of sci-fi that’s what made it so refreshing. Give it a try.

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  • A C Bennett
  • 08-29-20

Absolutely Awesome Audio

Love the Audio but was a bit disappointed toward the end, because it cut short of the end, of the actual book. It may have been because of my download I'm not sure. Looking forward to the rest of the series on audio thanks Jerry and Chris.