Narrator: Bru Ajueyitsi, Caroline Wolfson, Christopher Scheeren, Colleen Delany, Danny Gavigan, Duyen Washington, Gwen Grastorf, Jacob Yeh, Jessica Lauren Ball, Jillian Levine-Sisson, Jonathan Feuer, Joy Jones, Julie-Ann Elliott, Kay Kerimian, Kimberly Gilbert, Lily Beacon, Lolita Horne, Marni Penning, Megan Graves, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Nanette Savard, Robbie Gay, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Scott McCormick, Terence Aselford, Tim Getman, Tony Nam, Tuyet Thi Pham, Yasmin Tuazon, Zeke Alton
Series: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1
Published by Graphic Audio on 2018
Length: 7 Hours 18 minutes
Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Source: Publisher, Submitted
In his hilarious new sci-fi series, Jim C. Hines introduces the unlikely heroes that may just save the galaxy: a crew of space janitors.
The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. However, they happened to arrive after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your standard apocalypse.
The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn around and go home. (After all, it’s hard to have diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.) Their second impulse was to try to fix us. Now, a century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.
Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact.
Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her team of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter.
As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could threaten the entire alliance… a conspiracy born from the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago.
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Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 1: Terminal Alliance written by Jim Hines. This audiobook is a Graphic Audio production directed by Colleen Delany who also stars as the narrator. The Primary cast- Jessica Lauren Ball as Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos, Bru Ajueyitsi as Kumar, Joy Jones as Wolf, Michael Glenn as Monroe, Gwen Grastorf as Doc, Lolita Horne as Grom, and Megan Graves as Azure. Mackubin Owens provided dialogue editing and sound design. I have never really looked up that person for a review before but this time I did because Mr. Owens did a wicked awesome job on this audio production in my humble opinion. The dialogue flowed smoothly and the sound for this awesome space-based story.
An alien race called Krakau arrived to offer Earth an invitation an alien of sentient species. Unfortunately, according to the Krakau, they showed up after humanity created an apocalyptic plague nearly destroying itself and reverting people to a feral state. A Century later after the Krakau intervened and helped to uplift some of humanity of use as a Mercenary Fleet. While on a mission the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish becomes infected with a bio-weapon when the away team returns after a successful mission. Reverting all the human crew to their savage state except Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team because they were suited up when the team returned.
This audiobook from graphic audio held my attention through the entire performance. I am a huge fan of the graphic audiobooks. The large casts and sound effects really expand upon the storytelling. The tagline of a movie in your mind is not wrong and is an excellent selling point. This was an excellent space opera filled with humor, action, mystery, a conspiracy, and plenty of science fiction space battles. The dialogue was excellent and interaction between the main characters of the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish was truly awesome and entertaining. I enjoyed this more than most science fiction as it just not over top the serious and not madcap goofy. It hits that sweet spot in the middle.
The narration was provided by Colleen Delany as the narrator, Jessica Lauren Ball as Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos, Bru Ajueyitsi as Kumar, Joy Jones as Wolf, Michael Glenn as Monroe, Gwen Grastorf as Doc, Lolita Horne as Grom, and Megan Graves as Azure. The narration by this cast was just excellent. Ms. Ball really gave an outstanding performance as Mops as one of the main lead characters. She was excellent with her timing of the lines and subtlety of the delivery. Joy Jones as Wolf made a strong impression as well. You could easily picture someone who would snap a person in half and not ask for them to step aside or pass the salt. The production value on this audiobook was of the highest quality due to the fact that this was not a standard audiobook. This audiobook had a large cast, and secondary cast of characters. This audiobooks also used a significant amount of excellent sound effects to perfectly enhance the listening experience. This graphic audio production offers a truly high-quality different listening experience. During the performance, there were no detectable flaws in the audiobook production. There is no hissing, buzzing, or humming sounds. The entire performance was crisp and clear during the entire production.
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