Join the Star Watch crew on their first mission to the planet of Trom, where hostile Pharlom invaders have appropriated high altitude cloud-ports as prisoner of war camps. As a fierce battle in space ensues, fragmented warships fall into Trom's atmosphere and head right for a populated cloud-port.
From best-selling author Mark Wayne McGinnis comes the highly anticipated Scrapyard Ship spin-off series, Star Watch.
The Craing War is now over... the enemy defeated. As planetary systems around the galaxy try to bring normalcy back to their existence, one thing becomes crystal clear... without the Craing around to keep everyone in line, space has become a far more dangerous place.
With tens of thousands of warships idle, along with hundreds of thousands of Allied crew personnel sitting on their hands, it's up to Admiral Perry Reynolds whether or not to send the combatants home, and mothball most of the ships. But as more and more requests for prompt Allied assistance come in from the farthest reaches of outer space (i.e. for minor incursions into sovereign territory; or others, more serious - including barbaric planetary invasions), Admiral Reynolds is compelled to introduce a new stellar over-watch program. With his own career winding down, one of his final directives will be in the formation of a special intergalactic marshaling service... Star Watch. The admiral has the perfect ship lined up for the task - the most advanced warship in the known galaxy: the mile-long Caldurian vessel - the Minian. Next he needs to outfit the ship with a captain and crew he can trust to get this far-range venture initiated properly.
Across the galaxy, young Boomer, daughter of Captain Jason Reynolds, begins her training in the ancient fighting methods of the Kahill Callan, and prepares to battle against Lord Vikor Shakrim - leader of the dreaded Sahhrain warriors.
©2015 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2015 Mark Wayne McGinnis
"This book continues the Scrap yard ship series."
If you liked the Scrap yard ship series then you will like this book because it picks up where that series left off.
"Did not enjoy"
I alternate between Audible and podcasts during the gym and my commute. Typically I start an Audible story and I get hooked and can't stop listening during every available minute. Not this one. I often took breaks to listen to news podcasts and other material. The story was not engaging and often seemed formulaic and stale. I went to listen to continue listening a couple of days ago but realized it was over. I didn't notice that I'd finished and now, just 3-4 days later, I don't even recall the ending.
I did not like the narrator. To me he came across as imitating some sort of 1950s stereotypical scifi story telling style.
This book should be flagged as part of a previous series. It is NOT a stand alone book or series. The characters have absolutely no depth are introduced as though you should already k ow them and you are left to wallow through a book with none of the characters having any personality. The setting of the story is widely unexplained and none of the arrangement of the different forces even touched on in the least. This book leaves a reader who did not read something previous mired in questions left unanswered. I presume that this story is based on some setup from the scrapyard series? If so this book should never have been sold as a stand alone as it fails in that regard, triumphantly fails no less.
"decent narration, story seemed too convenient"
no back story on the characters made it hard to follow. I felt like I knew who is going to win before the story even got into it
"Almost Gave Up"
The beginning of the book was so bad I almost pulled the plug - the rock people,,, The balance was was better but not great. The narrator can;t do female voices but has a strong talent in everything else.
Compared to previous books this one doesn't quite measure up - disappointing.
I wouldn't recommend this book.
"Let's hear it for the kid!!"
This beginning of Star Watch worked better for me as the ending of ScrapYard Ship. Several of the questions left hanging in book 7 were answered here so as usual, I'm ending instead of beginning! One thing that didn't change was the bouncy, almost disrespectful interaction between crew and authority, between crew mates, between sweethearts,
Between parents and children, between everyone. It moved the book right along with no"blah" parts and Ganser used it all to keep the listener riveted to this action packed book. I'll stick around for my beginning of the Star Watch series and recommend you do too!
"Near future SiFi with a twist"
Took a bit to get into. bit when I did I liked it. Good Narrator
"Space opera perhaps best for young adults"
Decent story line with the expected larger than life hero with some fun secondary characters surrounding him. Too much deus ex machina solutions for my taste but I believe many of the solutions were introduced earlier in the series - which I hadn't read yet. Narrator's voice is good, clear and he reads the text VERY well but his over dramatization almost caused me to stop listening part-way thru. All that being said, it was a nice but mindless accompaniment to some long driving hours. I'll at least try one of the earlier books to see if this one was my difficulty at liking it. Fingers crossed.
"pleasantly surprising and fun story"
I thought it was a good follow-up to the previous series. I thought it was a fun story. I think the narrator is terrific.
"Watch your back !"
I think this book would be grand in print as well as audio !!
A great multi-level story !!
When Boomer, a 10 year old girl, came to the rescue !!! Enhancement shield and all !!
I liked every character in this book, except Lord Sha Creame.
Hannah, Jason, Boomer, Dera, Rickett, and the rest of the cast, had an important part in this book !!
I cheered when Lord Sha Creame, got what he deserved !
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