The ArwenRATING: Three out of Five Sigs

I'm listening to this free podcast novel THE ARWEN, which I got at podiobooks.com. Click on the cover to go to that page. First of all, this is just old-fashioned spaceship scifi, with a tough-as-nails captain (but she has that soft spot for her crew), an ass-kicking first mate, and a supporting staff of experts in their fields. This isn't cutting any new ground on the conceptual level, but I'd forgotten how easy it is to get sucked into a story like this, particularly when it's written as well as Timothy Callahan has written this.

About Callahan. He won a Parsec Award for this. So he can kiss my fat ass. Fuck you, Tim Callahan, I ain't won shit.

Whew, that's better. Got that out of my system. Anyway, good story, the only dings are on the production side. He doesn't have an intro, just rolls into the story. Also, no story so far, so more than a few times I wasn't sure if I was on the right episode. Once my iTunes pooched, and I went from Episode 5 to Episode 16, but didn't know it, and was totally lost. Also, no outro music - the episode just ends, and you're looking at your iPod to see if it's broken. His reading is rushed and I've had to rewind in a few places to keep track. Now I don't know if this is a post-production thing when it was uploaded to podiobooks, because to be blunt, I can't figure out how this won a Parsec when production is supposed to be part of the equation. Maybe it's because the story is so much fun, it trumps the iffy production.

As for the story itself, I'm loving it. Cool cultures, neat plot twists, and a scientist that is almost as big an ass as Angus Kool from EARTHCORE. I'm digging it, and happy to see that there is a Season Two of the Arwen already up at Podiobooks.com.

Oh, and Tim, did I tell you to fuck off? Oh yes, I guess I already did ...

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i might have to listen to this soon

sounds pretty good.

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Its a good story G-Man

 I've listened to all three seasons. I think you would enjoy them.

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im going to try this one.

downloading as I type
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you'll enjoy it

All three seasons are good

 

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. Honored recipient of the 2009 "Iron Man" Award.
*Member of the Wolfpack* Funky Name Brotha, Gutter Brethren & Pusher Thrice Over!

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I finished all three parts.

I did enjoy them, but yes the reading is rushed and a bit irritating.

 

Now I'm onto Quarter Share -  Intergalactic Merchant Mariners.

Emphasis on the people story and sci fi is just the tool.

 

ttfn, piipster

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Just finished it up!

I actually finished this on Friday (yesterday).  Not too bad!  I found myself cursing at Capt'n Cook's husband because the way it was being set up, I knew what was going to happen.  I'm darned to admit that I actually cried with book three. 

The only thing I really didn't like was the redundancy of words.  It seemed like you heard one then quickly heard it again talking about the same thing.  And I'm so very used to talking going on before/after the stories that this one threw me for a bit of a loop.  

 

All in all, it was an enjoyable romp through space.  If you like Star Trek type sci-fi and can put up with creative editing, you should enjoy it.  

 

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