Narrator: Rich Miller
Series: The Henry Gallant Saga
Published by Self Published / Indie on November 25, 2013
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Author, Submitted
Follow the career of a young officer in the 22nd-century genetically engineered space navy.
As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars. With the United Planets' fleet on the verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. With so much uncertainty about the aliens' capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer equipment in Gallant's possession could prove crucial. The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty.
In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service.
Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends on Henry Gallant.
©2013 Harry Peter Alesso (P)2018 Harry Peter Alesso
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Midshipman Henry Gallant in Space: The Henry Gallant Saga Book 1. The book was written by H. Peter Alessio. The narration is provided by Rich Miller. The length of the audiobook is 5 hours and 42 minutes and was released on August 28th, 2018 by Video Software Lab.
This is the story of Henry Gallant a non-genetically engineered (Natural) Midshipman in the early 22nd century who has completed his cadet training and is now on his way from Mars to the Jupiter fleet to begin his training as a Star Fighter pilot with the Jupiter fleet. He faces discrimination from his genetically enhanced crewmates and fellow junior officers. He’s a freak due to the fact that he is not genetically enhanced or what is termed as a natural. He is a rare person because he can interface with the neural interface and pilot his Star Fighter. While on is Ship he is continually harassed and given the worst duty and other forms of discrimination by other fellow officers of his same rank. Until one day when things change for Henry and the Fleet.
The story does hold your attention but during the first act, there are several events that are referenced as happening during the midshipmen’s academy days that seem to be missing and are never explained. The story seems familiar and was released in 2013. I checked for my own curiosity on Amazon and there is no version of a Cadet Henry Gallant on Mars. This is something that would fit as part of the Henry Gallant story. There are several instances referenced with a character from his academy days a former roommate in this story. I do seem to remember having read that at one time but I cannot find it in the author’s collection of works. I mention this and go off on a tangent about it because this little fact bugged me enough to stop listening and look it up. When I came back off me hunt for the back-story. I was able to finish the audiobook. This is a story similar to such as the Horatio Hornblower series and Honor Harrington stories. Some things are really never expanded too deeply and the character of Henry Gallant is a reluctant hero. The story never gets too deep into the character development but it is the first in the series.
The narration for this audiobook is provided by Rich Miller. Mr. Miller does an average job with the material he is provided he has a nice deep rich voice which is easy to listen to but his performance felt somewhat detached. Mr. Miller performed the same throughout the entire audiobook he only really changed his tempo and his intensity during the action sequences. Mr. Miller did limited variations between characters. This was the first performance that I have heard from Mr. Miller I don’t know if I will be listening again but I may give him another try depending on the audiobook. The production value of this audiobook was Excellent. The publisher for this audiobook is Video Software Lab. I heard no problems during the entire performance. There were not any detectable flaws that I was able to hear during the entire performance. I did not hear any loops, breaks, or buzzing. The production was crisp and clear.
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