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The Fallen Ship

By: Mark Wayne McGinnis,Kim McGinnis
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
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"If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am." — Charles Yu

Moving on from the trauma of combat in Afghanistan, former Green Beret Captain Sam Dale has just begun to settle down in his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado. Now the owner of several small businesses, he is unaware that his world is about to be turned upside down. The call comes in at 2:30 a.m. The skies outside have opened up, unleashing a torrential rainstorm. Sam’s small towing company is being tasked with the retrieval of some kind of crashed aircraft.

At the site and up close, Sam soon suspects this is no ordinary aircraft. Could it be…some kind of small alien ship? And that’s when Sam comes face-to-face with the pilot—one who goes by the name of Cypress.

Sam will soon learn that a massive fleet of warships has recently jumped into the solar system, originating from the planet Naru. Soon, the initial stages of terra-displacement will ensue—the ravishing of Earth’s natural resources and genocide of the human populace. Sam and Cypress discover their goals are more aligned than expected—deciding to work together, albeit reluctantly. First up, they must recruit an army of local townsfolk. Unfortunately, too few of them are only marginally acceptable. Others are downright misfits. While it is time to defend a now totally isolated Castle Rock, it is also time to play offense and take the battle to the alien fleet up in space. Sam will now have to become the man he has fought so hard to leave in the past. The decorated Green Beret, the one with killer instincts and combat skills like few others.

And so, the epic interstellar saga, The Fallen Ship, begins….

©2022 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2022 Mark Wayne McGinnis

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Entertaining

looking forward to more in the series ,7 words remaining ? if you want people to do you a favor and review your books then don't put a limit on them

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Very creative story line.

I enjoyed this book. A good creative story. A different approach to competitive AI issues.

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Excellent book!

What an enjoyable audiobook! The story and the narrator go well together. Can’t wait for the next book!

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Great beginning..

This was a pretty good story. I liked Sam and Harper but mostly I like Cypress. The story was about aliens that were about to take over earth and it was up to Sam to stop it.
It sucked that it gave you no hint whatsoever when the next book would be out. Could be tomorrow or two years from now. *Sigh*

There's a touch of romance and the F-bomb was used 50 times.

As for the narration: James Patrick Cronin did a fantastic job on the voices and the emotions when he read.

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Bow wow

I enjoyed the over all story, but got lost in too much technical jargon. The characters them selves were will built and very easy to get involed with. And the dog is totally loveable.

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Good for what it is.

Is military sci-fi but the sci-fi is very soft.

if you have spent any time on the atomic rocket site most of the science is more akin to magic then any grounding in science

The main conflict makes no sense sine the agrressors is show to have all the technology needed to make what they do unnessary.

The "evildoers" have the tech to create Dyson swarms, a way better way to achieve what they are doing in the book.

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Is this a pre-cursor to future books

Having read or listened to a lot of Mark's books, I found the story to be a little weak. A huge alien armada waiting in space that takes no action. I can only think this is a pre-cursor to a future series. I really enjoyed his previous works, Scrapyard Ship series, Space Watch Series, Shipwrecked series, USS Hamilton series. This one, however, hopefully improves with book 2. Mark please continue the previous series they were great with great characters. More Space Watch and USS Hamilton please.