• Earthers

  • The Silver Ships
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Omnians, Earthers, and alliance members are fighting the Colony, the horde of sentient insectoids that threaten alliance space.

The Colony has had centuries to expand through the network of domes built by the Messinants, an ancient race. The domes’ Q-gates allow the insectoids to invade planets through their inventive use of rings, which extends the power of the domes.

It’s Omnian superior technology that gives a temporary advantage to the peaceful alliance members who lead the fight to retake their planets.

Omnian warships and fighters, Tridents and travelers, possess beam weapons to destroy the Colony’s shuttles and transports. However, the Colony escalates, turning its transports into deadly explosive traps.

In the past, the few alliance races that fought back could barely hold the line against the Colony’s seemingly never-ending incursions. Now, Jess Cinders leads a group of dedicated veterans armed with explosive dart weapons borrowed from the Loopah race.

Again, it’s the Omnian advanced tech that changes the dynamics in favor of the veterans. Engineers upgrade an invention first used decades ago. It’s a shadow, a multilegged avatar, with a mounted laser.

Unfortunately, for those races fighting to halt the Colony’s expansion, the insectoids aren’t willing to retreat. They fight back with even deadlier tactics that take the lives of the unwary.

©2020 Hannon Books, Inc. (P)2020 Hannon Books, Inc.

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Wtf

You get too fucking cheap to keep the same narrator? You trying to wreck a good book?

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Narrator hasn't a clue to characters

Really? Maybe the storyline has waned. I dunno. But the narrator has not researched or listened to the character development from the original narrator, Grover Gardner. The narrator's over annunciated, staccato pacing sounds more like a computer-generated voice lacking tone and flavor. Mr Gardner had successfully developed each character's signature. All of that is gone. In fact, most male characters sound like they're pinching off a loaf. Without this proper development, the book is a fragmented collection of boring sentences. I forced ... literally forced myself to finish this book. I should have returned this book in the 2nd chapter. I see the same narrator has voiced the next book. It's the end of the series for me.

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  • KR
  • 10-28-20

What happened here?!?!?

This is the first time I’ve been unable to provide 5 stars for all of the rating of this series of books.

I waited until a friend completed listening to this book before writing this review to make I wasn’t terribly off on my view. We both felt like this book was written by someone else and read by someone who hadn’t listened to the prior books or believed the audience was over the age of 10.

We talked over what we thought might have happened and are left wondering if this was rushed to make a deadline or maybe lost a critical reviewer or represents some pressure on S H to target a younger audience.

Regardless of the reason, instead of the usual compelling stories with mystery and craftily establishes situations - we are getting overly simple storyline with flat delivery and childish characters.

Whatever happened here - be it an attempt to make these stories more accessible or deadline pressures or unavailable voice actors who love these stories for what they are - this book was a complete miss.

S H is a great story teller and whatever pressures or circumstances led to this book and vocal actor should be resolved prior to publishing future works. These aren’t usually small children’s stories - please don’t present them as though they are.

Thank you.

Your sad and bewildered listeners....

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i'm not sure if I can finish this story

The voice acting is so bad/machine like yet jumpthat it makes it hard for me to focus on the story. Considering getting this as an ebook so I can judge the story properly. Previous book voice acting was kind of bland but it allowed me to listen to the story without constantly being irritated. Will update the review if I can force myself to endure this audiobook to it's end.

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Good Story Butchered by robotic narration.

Stopped listening an hour into a series and author I love. Storyteller’s narration is so stiff, the rich nuances of Juvha’s writing is lost. Absolutely terrible.

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Computer generated Reader?

Story enjoyable as rest of series. The halting computer generated sounding reader made it difficult for me to truly enjoy the book. -- It should be re-recorded.

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Why Change Narrator ?

Why would you change Grover Gardner who has been the voice of Alex Racine and friends from the very beginning ????? It was hard to purchase any more books since the loss of his narration and I question any future purchases . Don't know if I can finish the continuing series without Mr. Gardner !!!!! It's just not the same listening to Alex voice coming out as feminine . Is Mr. Gardner ill or no longer narrating ? I am an avid listener of this series and tell all of my friends about it but the excitement to listen any more is lost . GROVER GARDNER Please !!

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Bland and disappointing

It’s a Silver Ships easy-reading good guys winning kind of book. Yet it’s pretty bland. There’s not much character development, none of the new characters were memorable, and I’m really starting to get bored of the “destroy all bugs” plotline which frankly falls very out of line with most of this series and it’s approaches to conflict resolution. You’re telling me the same group of individuals willing to babysit a killer AI for the rest of time aren’t willing to interrogate bugs for more than a couple months? How ridiculous.

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Engaging

I enjoyed the Silver Ship Series and the 16th book is no exception. The Omnians, Earthers and alliance members are fighting sentient insectoids that are invading Alliance worlds; but, I had the feeling the book is sort of a completion of a story and a set up for a new challenge for Alex and friends. I cannot wait to start the next installment.

I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is twelve hours and thirty-five minutes. Nicola Poole does a good job narrating the book. Poole is a classical trained actress. She has won multiple Earphone Awards and has been nominated for an Audie Award. I do miss Grover Gardener narrating the series. Grover was the only narrator until recently. He was one of my favorite narrators. I assume he has retired after almost thirty years of narrating audiobooks. I sorely miss the sound of his voice.

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Yet another narrator

Just started this book. Horrible narrator. Your changing narrators makes me regret purchasing this book. This narrator sounds like a joke when trying to change voices. I am going to cringe listening to the book. Good grief!!!

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  • Dara
  • 07-04-22

nice story but the reading was terrible

I barely finished it. The reader does things like "Alex" replied then "Julian" replied. it gets on your nerves after a while.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-22

Who's idea was to make a radio drama of this book!

The performance destroyed my wish to listen the book 😔.
this is tha 14 book I listen and it is going to be tha last one
So silly to give sades a robotics voice when they are capable to register and translate the speech of many species 🤢🤢🤢
can I have my money back, please

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  • Eamon
  • 02-16-21

Grover Gardner

It’s sad that Grover Gardner is no longer with us. This narration would have been so much better to have had both Grover and Nicole narrating this together