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Several years in the future, an all-female astronaut team circumnavigates the globe once every 90 minutes aboard the International Space Station, prepared to be a powerful presence in space. When a surprise set of "everyday citizens" tags along for the ride, all protocol flies right out the proverbial...airlock.

After a lifetime of being kept down on the ground, what happens when these women finally rise up and see their lives - and their planet - from high above it all?

©2019 Erin Mallon (P)2021 Erin Mallon

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Not worth the $0.99 Daily Deal special

I noticed all the rave reviews were from people who were already fans of Erin Mallon. This was my first sample of her work, and I did not enjoy any of it. I did not find it humorous, and the ending was odd and unsatisfying. I do not recommend this to anyone who isn't an Erin Mallon fan.

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Super, Stellar Audio Play!!

Erin Mallon never ceases to wow and impress me with her inventive, fun and creative audio plays! Pale Blue Dot(s) is no exception, and the entire audio production is simply out of this world! With Erin, I know I am always in for a good time, but also I know she is going to dig a little deeper and really make me stop and think!

Pale Blue Dot(s) rockets us on a ride into space on the international space station with an all female astronaut/ cosmonaut crew (plus one guy) with ordinary civilians onboard too. These women explore the many obstacles women face and are challenged with on a daily basis. At the same time, this play also recognizes the many successes of women as well! Each character presented us with their own special, individual story, which left me feeling happy, excited, a little melancholy, and eager for their future adventures and life experiences.

Pale Blue Dot(s) is performed by an all star cast! I loved each unique voice, and how passionate (and hilarious) each narrator was in his or her performance. Plus, the sound effects and the music made you really feel like you were right there on board, blasting into space with the entire crew. The whole production is not to be missed, and such an audio treat for your ears! Thank you Erin for another stellar audio play!

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Another great play

I Never would have thought I would listen to plays on audio. Erin Mallon has made me I lover of her plays. This is just awesome wow play for me. The cast is awesome of course. I’m a theater lover in the audiobook world. Who knew great job Erin and everybody involved. When can I buy my next ticket?

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so much hilarity packed in this audio play!

Do you need more laughter in you life? Are you crunched for time but need a fantastically hilarious audiobook in your ears? If you answered yes, don't wait, grab this audio now! I'm not going to lie, I've listened to this audio play probably 5 times already. Each time I find something else that made me LOL!

Erin is such a talented person who not only writes these little gems, but also casts the perfect people for each role! There's so much talent packed into this quick listen.

This audio play will be in rotation in my library for when I need a good laugh or a pick me up!

I also loved that she threw in some great factoids while entrtaining me!!

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Like fingernails scraping a chalkboard

It was so hard to get through the first 15 minutes that I started jumping ahead by chapters trying to get to the end. The bloopers at the end were lame. Obviously this is just my personal opinion but I thought it was really, really stupid and I couldn't imagine why it would appeal to anyone. A real waste of my time.

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Needs more Uranus jokes

“I like food that isn’t afraid to be mush.”
A perfect Dollar Store purchase, this is like a sitcom episode, with scripted audio, random sound effects, and jokes that occasionally make a serious point. It’s less about a storyline and more about comedic riffs. There’s a smattering of F 💣, but most of the language is of the “mother effin shi brick on a dk” variety.

“I love boy’s names for girls.”
This is feminist, but in a fun, light-hearted way that also pokes fun at being politically correct.

“Stop with all the You People-ing!”
Ditto for riffs on religion, airheads, and NASA. I’d say safe for teens and up, as long as you can
dig juvenile jokes about Uranus.

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An ode to women

How to write a review about this little gem without giving away too much?

First of all, this is an ode to women. Women with children, and women without. Women who work. Women with ambition. Women with passion. Women who want to be in charge of their lives. Women who love women, and women who are learning to love themselves. Women from all around the world… and beyond.

Sprinkled with meaningful conversations between more humorous scenes, and some real-life-in-space information, it’s written beautifully. In a few lines and actions, each character is defined, their peculiarities highlighted, their arc developed.

The voices bring texture to the words, with sound effects as the decor. Though it’s chaotic at times–of course, with 6 main female characters–there are enough clues, and the narrators offer enough nuances, that you always know who’s talking.

In one hour and a half, you’ll get attached to all of them. The author finds once again the perfect balance between laughs and tears. There are so many layers that you’ll need to listen to it several times to get to the depth of this story.

All the narrators give their all, with some unusual choices–especially regarding guest roles Elon Musk and David Bowie. It almost felt like the characters were written for them. There couldn’t have been a better cast.

So buckle up and en route to space!

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a fun space age adventure

Erin Mallon brought us a delightful listen of a side age adventure. it's fun, a little suspenseful, and a bit heartwarming

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A great escape from reality for 90 minutes

A great escape from reality for 90 minutes and I absolutely recommend that everyone pick this up

I read this (ok, listened to) a month before it was released on 2’s day (2/22/22), with an ALC copy courtesy of Erin Mallon and Home Cooked Books. I was extremely lucky because I adore Erin, I adore Karen who runs HCB, and I love shouting from the rooftops to anyone who will listen that they have to run out and pick up anything and everything that Erin puts out - this new audio play is absolutely no exception. It’s hilarious, stunning, and the cast is so darn good! All of my faves and a couple new voices being added to the list.

Everything about this play, from minute one to minute 90, is attention grabbing. From the nearly all female cast of astronauts and a few guest females heading to space (Andrew Eiden is ground control and chimes in a few times, the only male in the cast and his role is great), to some guest appearances by superstar legends (voiced by others of course), like David Bowie and Elon Musk. The Russian Cosmonaut is a treat and I really enjoyed her humor. Burritos in space. Music heard by only one person. Uranus jokes.

A great escape from reality for 90 minutes and I absolutely recommend that everyone pick this up, whether they have tried one of Erin Mallon’s audio plays before or not - the cast is literally out of this world and you will not be disappointed!

I received an ALC copy from Erin and Home Cooked Books and this is my honest review!

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Excellent!

OMG! I loved it! This short novella is fun, entertaining, and fast-paced. The world building is original, and captivating. Some scenes are hilarious! No dull moments! The cast of narrators is amazing. This is a GEM, and I highly recommend it! Erin Mallon is a good author with a vivid imagination. This audiobook is entertaining!

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