Cascade Point by Joshua Guess

Posted April 12, 2019 by Elena in Reviews / 0 Comments

Cascade Point by Joshua GuessCascade Point by Joshua Guess
Narrator: Andy Harrington
Series: The Ghost Fleet #1
Published by Self Published / Indie on 8 December 2017
Genres: Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Grant Stone and his crew just want to be left alone. They fly at the edges of Alliance space, surveying new systems far from the problems that brought them all together. Some are former military, while others have more colorful pasts. Everyone aboard the Fallen Angel has a reason for staying on the fringes. It's a good life, but a chance discovery will change everything.

Confronted by an enemy powerful enough to threaten all of human civilization, Grant and his crew are forced to choose between confinement or joining the Ghost Fleet, a hidden network of ships recruited and run by the Alliance Navy. Faced with an existential danger, Grant will lead his team into the far reaches of unknown space to keep the brewing conflict from exploding into all-out war.

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The crew of the Fallen Angel is enlisted as part of the Ghost Fleet to investigate the sighting of a new vessel and what appears to be a new mining colony.

This book was an entertaining and neat story with some twists that made it interesting. There are some new concepts created by the author that I felt were explained a little bit late, but otherwise, it was a fun read. I missed well-developed characters, since all were just archetypes but with little definition. Giving some of a backstory is usually not enough to have well-defined characters.

Because of this, I didn’t get very invested in the story, and my attention zoned out often. Maybe due to that, I felt the transitions between scenes too abrupt at times. In general, I think the book would have benefited from being edited.

I enjoyed the tension and intrigue about who the enemy was, and I think it was done in a clever way, but the ending, somehow, felt a bit anticlimactic.

Andy Harrington did a good job with the narration of this book, voicing the different characters and bringing them to life. Harrington’s narration did, overall, add interest to the book.

It was an okay book, with very good premises but subpar execution. I felt this could have been much better than what it really was.

About Andy Harrington

Andy Harrington is just some schmo from the Mitten State who loves acting, reading out loud, and telling stories. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Film and Video Studies, he applied his knowledge in his hometowns, the Tri-Cities of Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region: Midland, Bay City, and Saginaw. 989 represent.

After the better part of a decade producing many types of media from TV ads to radio spots to corporate meetings and training videos to live sports broadcasts, Andy got turned on to vocal performance and narration through From there he was recruited into The Online Stage, where he performs with other narrators dramatic readings of many classics and other original works.

From there, he caught the narration bug when he learned several of his fellow members of The Online Stage also recorded audiobooks through ACX, and now Andy is actively making it a goal to nurture this erstwhile activity into more than a hobby, because he finds great satisfaction in helping upcoming authors’ words jump off the page and actually thinks he has a decent ability to do so. Maybe he’s crazy, maybe not. But he *has* been writing about himself in the third person this whole time, so you tell me…

About Elena

Since I was a little child I loved science fiction and fantasy, and I can't resist to a good novel. In 2015 I started to listen to audiobooks and I discovered the pleasure in being able to read while doing my daily tasks, so there's always an audiobook playing on my phone.

I live with my boyfriend, four lovebirds and two Gouldian finches in Madrid, Spain; and I like to spend my free time knitting and sewing while listening to audiobooks.

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