Deep within snow-crested mountains, nine thousand feet above the lumber town of Blackwood, Oregon, a vessel has arrived.
Welcome to one of the September 3rd stops on the blog tour for The Ship by Doug Brode with Audiobookworm Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, audio excerpts, author interviews, and other reviews!
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About the Book
by Doug Brode
Published 11 June 2021
Alien Sky Publishing
Page Count: 334
Coming September 2021
Length: 8hrs 33min
Narrated by Zachary Johnson
Genre: Science Fiction
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A young waitress, Casey Stevens, awakens within a crashed alien vessel, thirty-five years after she was abducted. Navigating inverted tunnels, she’s plagued by ghostly apparitions from her past and stalked by a ravenous, mutated experiment gone horribly wrong. When Casey discovers her own body is changing—becoming blotched with grey, scaly patches—she fears she may face the same fate as the once-human creature that now hunts her.
Taking inspiration from 1990’s science fiction tropes, such as alien abduction, UFO coverups, and mutant hybrids, author Doug Brode offers a new twist on familiar themes and plays against the reader’s expectations at every turn.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary audiobook access to The Ship as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Audiobookworm Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Time travel with aliens? Yes please! This would make for a great sci-fi thriller movie, and the audio performance really works well. Zachary Johnson’s narration was so well done. I normally listen to audiobooks at no less than 2x speed and the tour review copies were distributed on a platform that doesn’t have playback speed options, but this excellent performance was a joy to listen to despite being forced to essentially listen at half speed compared to what I’m used to. That means there were no unnecessary pauses or drawn-out words and sounds, and I appreciate that.
In terms of the story itself, this is a wild ride with a lot of familiar elements and tropes tossed in a blender and churned into a completely new and fresh adventure. I love all the powerful female character spotlighting and the high-stakes nature of this plot that doesn’t let you put the book down (or press pause.)
I will say there were sections, particularly right in the middle, where timeline jumps got a little convoluted, but the end was so perfect I almost forgot about that by the time I was finished.
About the Author
Doug Brode is the creator of HBO/Cinemax’s sexy sci-fi series Forbidden Science, currently airing on Amazon Prime. He has also been a storyboard/conceptual artist on such popular films as Star Trek, Iron Man, Thor, Looper, Van Helsing, Planet of the Apes, MIB: International, among many others. He lives in California with his wife, Pamela, and their two little monsters, Leia and Hayden.
About the Narrator
Lover of mathematics, devourer of science fiction, and connoisseur of the dad joke. When he’s not doing math for business or fun, he’s devouring science fiction and fantasy, reading up on scientific advancements, going for a jog, or, on all too rare occasions, taking a refreshing swim at the beach. At your service, you shall have an able storyteller and gifted conveyor of information. Experienced in narrating fiction, from the romantic to the post-apocalyptic, and nonfiction, from the historical to the corporate, and armed with the tools to make it all sound great, Zachary promises that, no matter the job, you’ll be read-iculously pleased!
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