Listen free for 30 days

  • A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

  • Written by: Alex White
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Blacklock
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe cover art

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Written by: Alex White
Narrated by: Charlotte Blacklock
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $32.31

Buy Now for $32.31

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.
activate_primeday_promo_in_buybox_DT

Publisher's Summary

Firefly meets The Fast and the Furious in this science fiction adventure series that follows a crew of outcasts as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to saving the universe.

A washed-up treasure hunter, a hotshot racer, and a deadly secret society.

They're all on a race against time to hunt down the greatest warship ever built. Some think the ship is lost forever, some think it's been destroyed, and some think it's only a legend, but one thing's for certain: whoever finds it will hold the fate of the universe in their hands. And treasure that valuable can never stay hidden for long....

Listen to the audiobook that V. E. Schwab called "A clever fusion of magic and sci-fi. I was hooked from page one."

©2018 Alex White (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What listeners say about A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting story, but struggles due to delivery.

It’s a moderately interesting story, but I found it difficult to engage with until the last 1/3 of the book. The use of magic in a sci-fi setting is a nice touch, but it feels at times like it’s used too often as a heavy-handed deus ex machina to either add unnecessary content, or to get the character out of a situation that the author didn’t really think through very well. The use and rules of magic seem almost random.

I feel I would have enjoyed the book more if not for the narration. I Dialogue between characters happens woodenly, and reminded me of listening to a high-school play. It just wasn’t delivered in a way that seemed natural and believable, as though people were actually speaking. The rest of the book was read in an almost overly dramatic manner that just felt awkward; either due to where the narrator put her emphasis, or by the pacing.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

3 people found this helpful