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- Publication date : March 14, 2017
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 175 pages
- File size : 2794 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1520843577
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B06XKRYQL7
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,160,361 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The characters are genuine sweethearts, flawed but kind and loving. They stayed consistent throughout even as they grew, and they felt like real people. I found myself rooting them on as the story progressed.
The world-building is fantastic. This author doesn’t use any generic sci-fi settings: every planet or station they fly to is really weird and cool. I wish he was designing settings for Hollywood and television, because we wouldn’t have so many bland worlds. Some really unique ideas in this story.
A major point knocked off a star: A large number of frequent typos. This book needed some serious proofreading. It got distracting after a while. My hope is the author does another proofread and updates the kindle version just as a quality of life thing for his future readers.
EDIT: The author has updated the novel and removed this issue, so the overall score was increased. Great customer service.
Other than that, this book was solid and enjoyable. I’d feel comfortable using it as a bedtime story for older kids, maybe 9+ just because of some vaguely violent background concepts, though Doctor Who is far worse.
Science fiction tends to forget the middle-aged men that fall between the young bucks and the grandfather mentors so beloved of the genre. Also lost in the constant march of chosen ones, rogues, aristocratic rakes, and military men is the regular joe grinding out his living one shift at a time. Space trucker E. Z. Sudden fills this unique niche, a more experienced (and less gullible) Northwest Smith more concerned with making his delivery schedule than chasing adventure and renown. But when adventure finds him, Sudden rises to the challenge, returning Karenina to her family because it is the right thing to do and not for reward. Sudden Rescue is a fun adventure in the pattern of the classic pulps, complete with the plot twists and glimpses into wider mysteries. Hopefully there will be more stories in this setting.
Jon has created a world reminiscent of the best bits of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, just without the nihilism. That's right: Our protagonist E.Z. Sudden is a bonafide, rough around the edges hero. Sudden Rescue also reminds me of the Space Quest series of computer games in that a slightly tongue-in-cheek universe with dark undercurrents is saved by a ne'er do well who actually wants to do good.
Give Sudden Rescue a shot if you're into anything that involves space, heroes, or heroes in space. You'll have a blast.
EZ finds himself Sudden-ly neck deep in imperial intrigue with a target on his back!
Sudden Rescue is a good ol' romp of a read that entertains from first page to last.
This was fun. Good storyline, interesting and unique characters (the safe cracker is especially good), villains who need a good case of getting shot. There is a sequel available, so there is more after you finish this book.
In addition, of course, to being a fun, adventure-filled work that rests on sound Christian principles without being preachy, the heroes are all heroic, in every sense of the world, and their sense of optimism makes a fine alternative to the too often nihilistic spirit present in many SF works today.
Top reviews from other countries
I enjoyed this book a lot and another quick edit would have garnered it five stars (there's a couple of typos and such, but that doesn't detract from the reading experience).