• Starship for Sale

  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Dave Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (241 ratings)

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Starship for Sale

By: M.R. Forbes
Narrated by: Dave Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

When Ben Murdock receives a text message offering a fully operational starship for sale, he’s certain it has to be a joke.

Already trapped in the worst day of his life and desperate for a way out, he decides to play along. Except there is no joke. The starship is real. And Ben’s life is going to change in ways he never dreamed possible. 

All he has to do is sign the contract.

Joined by his streetwise best friend and a bizarre tenant with an unseverable lease, he’ll soon discover that the universe is more volatile, treacherous, and awesome than he ever imagined. 

And the only thing harder than owning a starship is staying alive.

If you like found starships, unlikely heroes, and intergalactic mayhem, you’ll love Starship for Sale, the latest sci-fi adventure from best-selling author M.R. Forbes.

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Change the audio preview sample to Chap1 please!

I give the publisher a challenge, Change the audio sample and my guesstimation is you will gain a higher percentage of book purchases.
I love the author and the narrator is great. The section that the publisher chose is not consistent with the narrators voice and abilities at all.
I have looked at this book several times and rejected it because of the reviews and the audio sample.
Later, it kept popping into my mind and I read the reviews on Kindle, and I liked the reviews. I went ahead and took a chance on the book because I cannot imagine the author being as terrible as some of the reviews stated.

The book does have a plodding pace and is a slow Developing storyline. However, the book is paced towards character development and plot development for the second book. The last 10 chapters of book the story starts to get interesting and captures one’s attention. It is a little predictable, moreover the book allows you to guess whether your predictions will come true but it also has some fun surprises.
I am definitely getting the second book.
I love that book is clean. I cannot remember whether there is vulgarity in it or not Which of course indicates that there’s very little or none in the book. This makes my purchases very easy and the content is refreshing. An adult book that I can actually recommend to my grandchildren, wow what a concept!

Lastly, the narrator in various voice ranges sounds like will Wheaton which is a complement. Will Wheaton is one of the best book narrators on the planet. However, it is a little bit of a fun distraction when all of a sudden I hear will Wheaton. The narrator is good and Appears to be fairly new at his craft but he is good and appears he will continue to get much better and I enjoyed him very much.

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Bill & Ted's excellent adventure

A 19 year old's view of a space adventure. Not a stuffy military romp. Entertaining

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Concept good

But a lot to be desired of the story being flashed out. The story does not suck you in to go further.

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lazy storytelling

This is a great idea executed mediocrely. it has all the right ingredients, but ingredients doesn't make a dish taste good by itself. There's a few wasted opertunities to have complications, like maybe a tag -along first date to create some humour and conflict. A bit too much convenient things happen. it's like a junior High schooler took a university level author workshop... this book is saved by an excellent narrator though, so it was enjoyable

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I've been looking for a book just like this.

2 friends traveling the galaxy for an adult audience. A narrator with a smooth sultry voice. Chronicling their travels from job to job and port to port. What more could someone ask for?

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it didn't suck....

I'll give book two a shot just for the sake of, well, I have nothing better to do.

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Disappointing

I agree with other reviewers who say the plot presents like a YA story line —- main characters behaving like very immature teens!
The premise was good, though, so the plot could have been much better. All together a disappointing choice for me.

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S Kaye

Good story line! Different and looking forward to more. Dave Jackson did a good job. Thanks

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The story is like Swiss cheese

author does not explain very well. and this first book doesn't end on an accomplishment of any kind.

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a young adult book maybe

story wasn't really well thought out just didn't make sense in some parts narrator sometimes blended voices together so you weren't sure who was really talking probably a good book for a young adult

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  • Aaron W
  • 07-08-22

Boring

I tried to stick this one out but couldn't. I just found everything a bit meh (boring). The concept was one that has been tried before with more success. I do credit the author with picking a narrator who did really try to turn an average story into something more. But unfortunately that wasn't enough to hold my attention.

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  • Ian
  • 08-28-22

Enjoyable yarn

Nice piece of escapism which kept my attention. The main problem is only 2 of 5 books are available in audible format.

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  • Dub4274
  • 08-20-22

great new series from Mr Forbes

really enjoyed it , only issue was it was a bit of a slow start but worth it.

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  • Peter H.
  • 07-12-22

looking forward to book 2

really enjoyed the story and I hope book two is as good loved the pace and had to listen to the whole thing in one go