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Starship Pandora

A Star Force Drama
Written by: B. V. Larson
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins

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Publisher's Summary

B. V. Larson returns to the world of his Audible best-selling Star Force series for the first time in three years with this original, full-cast audio drama. 

The mysterious alien race known as the Ancients vanished before Earth's last ice age - but not before building interconnected rings that form a highway system across the galaxy. Humanity has used these rings for years but has never figured out how to build its own, or even how to alter the connection pattern.  

Now, the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. While on Venus, an unexpected guest arrives - Marvin, a rogue robot who puts his strange mind to work on reconnecting the rings into a new pattern. And everything goes haywire. Grotesque aliens come through the ring and overrun Pandora's base camp. The good news is the aliens can be killed. The bad news is the aliens keep coming, and no one knows how to turn off the ring that leads directly to their home world.  

And even if the aliens are defeated - there's still Marvin to contend with.  

Starship Pandora is performed by: 

  • Mark Boyett as Marvin and Gen. Kerr 
  • Marc Vietor as Maj. Drake 
  • Tim Gerard Reynolds as Dr. Blear 
  • Scott Aiello as Capt. Stiles 
  • Natalie Gold as Lt. Hersh  
  • Jamie Jackson as Emperor Crow 
  • Graeme Malcolm as Adm. Newcome  
  • With additional roles performed by Kevin T. Collins; Lauren Fortgang; Natasha Soudek; Jeena Yi; Gabriel Vaughan; Josh Hurley; Eddy Lee; and B. V. Larson.
©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

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  • Drew
  • 27-12-18

Love Star force but this format is not for me

Dislike all the sound effects/noise and unnecessary theme music. I feel like I'm listening to a movie; it lacks context which has to be deciphered from the sounds which is overlayed on the dialogue making both hard to hear.

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  • D. S. Lunsford
  • 05-01-19

Not what I was expecting, fell short

As soon as I saw a new Star Force book I immediately purchased it. This book is more of a radio drama with multiple actors than an audio book. While it is set in the Star Force universe, it’s a parallel story centered around Marvin. Which I know doesn’t sound bad, but is! The story is dull and too short. I consider this as waste of a credit. Only Star Force book I have ever came close to feeling this way.

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  • Nathan
  • 21-12-18

too short for the cost.

I feel like this was too little for the price. I could have cared less if it was a full cast. a single narrator is fine by me.

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  • Trever B. Tiller
  • 21-12-18

un sure

Not sure I like this multi person book reading experiment. It's better than not having a book at all but I think I prefer the old narrator type style.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-19

Star Force is Back!

I reviewed this presentation under another account. I didn't realize I had downloaded it under my wife's account.
In any case here's a link to a full review: http://box5183.temp.domains/~notacuba/star-force-series-starship-pandora/

It's too long to post in here.

In any case, it was an excellent presentation. The cast was perfect. It was great revisiting old characters, and getting an explanation for things which weren't fully explain in the series...such as Crow's "enhancements".

My hope is that enough people will listen to his presentation and BV Larson will continue the Star Force series.

With Kyle though. I like Cody but you can't beat the original main character, Kyle Riggs, who is referenced quite a bit in this story.

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  • alex
  • 23-12-18

oh how I wish it was longer.

I really love this series. That said, I really enjoyed the performance, style and the way it was created. Definitely need more!

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  • Parnell
  • 09-01-19

happy to revisit this universe.

love the space force series... was great revisiting thesecaracters and filling in previous gaps but would enjoy some new adventures!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-18

Awesome cast and characters

Excellent cast and characters! Sound design was really fun too. I'm not usually one for sci-fi audio but found myself engaged and entertained with Starship Pandora.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-18

listening to a bad B movie

Enjoyed the story, and got a few good laughs. Over all the drama was over the top, with cheap sound effects. I found this style of audiobook took away most of the imagination. The fight scenes were hard to get into, as listening to the actor poorly fake a characters death seemed to be over drawn. Would recommend the paper back version on this book, as BV does what he does best. Write a good story with a better cast.

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  • Joseph Meyer
  • 19-12-18

Not an audiobook

This is not actually an audiobook. It’s more like a movie without video. If you like the series, it’s worth a listen I guess. Very well produced, but very short also. FYI the time frame is around the middle of series (book 4-7) roughly

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  • Julien Laurent
  • 28-12-18

milking the originals

I love the original books but this is half baked and quite short . just milking it.

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  • Darren McMillan
  • 17-06-19

lots of fun, multiple narators made a big impact

really enjoyed this, the narration and sound effects were fantastic, going to listen to all the starforce books now

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  • Roger Newton-Darby
  • 29-03-19

EPIC!

omg that was great! please please please make more, all cast were brilliant and marvin especially.

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  • dave h
  • 16-02-19

absolutely outstanding!

This auduobook was great for so many reasons. firstly because its a starforce series continuance. Secondly the narration was a step above, using more than one narrator allows you to get lost in the story more. Lastly, all the sound effects they we amazing, it allows you to pictures the scence in your head so much easier, i hope all audiobooks start to follow the methood of delivery shown in this book.

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  • thomas
  • 02-02-19

not my cup of tea

As a big fan of starforce this was a must read for me. the theatrical drama, however, was definatively not for me. I found it distracting with so many different voice actors and as such I found it difficult to stay focused in the same way as traditional narration. Mark Boyett already does a splendid job of emulating all kinds of personas in the previous books, and with the additional couloring that comes with ordinary narration this is, for me, much preferred.
Background music to set a mood is fine and, if properly toned down, can add alot to the experience.

in short;
the book was too short compared to the price.
not much value for money.
It should have been released as a normal audio book.

that said - any starforce is better than no starforce.

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  • Mr P J Thornton
  • 26-12-18

Nicely done

This is an interesting full cast dramatisation which brings the strengths of the so familiar characters to life. Well worth a listen.

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  • Alan
  • 03-01-19

reminded me of a great old fashoned radio play

this was the first Audible peoduction done in this way, I enjoyed the performance and the foemat immensly

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  • hazyandlazy
  • 01-01-19

Wow!! It’s a full Audio show!!

Using characters and sound effects, this will bring you inside the star force universe like never before.
Also explains so much of what happened between starforce/empire clashes.
If you haven’t read any of the starforce series, this is a great place to start to get you attached to the characters. B V Larson and co have done a superb job! I’m going to reread the whole series again!!
Thank you unit 14!