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Publisher's Summary

Hopefully you’ve read/listened to Starship Sakira, but you can start Delphi City, the second book in the exciting new adventure series Delphi in Space.

The McCormacks have a starship, and now, they need a safe place to start harvesting the technology. They’re starting with a place in the Cook Islands, but to succeed, they have to avoid spies, figure out how to manufacture the new technology using Earth-based tools, and then introduce it without getting into too much trouble with the governments and big corporations of Earth.

Come listen along as they build their team from the initial five to enough to run and protect a city. They’re preparing to take the human race into space, but will they succeed before someone manages to take over their spaceship and technology? And can they finish before the Paraxeans come looking for their spaceship?

©2019 Robert Blanton (P)2020 Robert Blanton

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Excellent second installment

I enjoyed this book even more than the first.

The story continues hours after the first ended.

Perhaps not the depth of a David Weber but a lot faster moving.

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  • Nvr2old
  • 2021-03-11

Needs a livelier performance!

Jessica Gurd has a delightful trace of an accent that i can’t place, but overall her rendition of Delphi City was a little dry. I’m hoping she picks up the pace in the next book. The true heart of this review is the book itself. Bob Blanton reveals an extraordinary tale of what truly driven people without greed and personal power drives can accomplish with the advent of technology. He ratchets up the suspense by having four of the original ships crew awake from stasis and two escape. My disappointment is that then the author drops that story line completely. The crew search for the two escapees in the stolen spaceship’s largest plane, but they’ve dropped off the face of the world. They’re not mentioned again. I know they’ll appear in the coming book but shouldn’t they have been mentioned at least in the Board Meetings? Overall, once I became adjusted to the cadence of the narrator, I really enjoyed the book. And of course I’m buying the next book to see how a space station is built by a private enterprise with “alien” tech. The two brothers have come a long way, baby!

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  • Thomas J. Pruitt
  • 2021-03-06

Obnoxious daughter

The daughter is constantly whining and begging and immature sure she is intelligent but she is no where near as mature as the other characters are constantly saying she is. The fact that they let her do ANYTHING she wants is annoying.

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  • Tony Toomey
  • 2020-11-12

SO SLOW

Give up on chapter 7👎👎 not getting more books 👎bad bad so slow to keep leasting

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  • Sallamae Johnson
  • 2020-11-07

All-around good, except child drug use

True, there is not much action, but great progression of the story. Too much action has ruined other stories because they couldn't produce a believable timeline and lost track of details in the natural growing complexity of a story. I hope that this story goes a long time.

The only truly bad thing in the overall story line is the 13-year-old using drugs regularly and with supervision, while contrastingly supposed smart and talent professionally as if she were 25. This is outrageously stupid.

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  • SteveM
  • 2020-10-12

Too much talking, not enough action

This one was difficult to listen to. lots and lots and lots of talking. Every detail was dealt with in lengthy exposition. it didn't help that the narrator speaks in a dull monotone and is difficult to listen to. there is very little that took place in that in this book and very little action. I do not recommend this book.

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  • Galenabob
  • 2020-08-31

Great story

Love the books so far can’t wait for the next books in the series great books

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  • Cameron
  • 2021-09-25

Terrible dont bother

Terrible series don't read I suffered through 5 books because I was board at work and was hoping they would get better. they don't they get worse

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  • Lucas M. Shepherd
  • 2021-06-30

Super genius 13 year old

It's really hard to get over how unbelievable this little girl is. Not that it's not technically possible but I mean really you would think the president would call this girl to get her opinions before making national decisions.

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  • Chance
  • 2021-06-27

Narrator is getting better, still needs practice

The story is great, so long as you don't mind an obvious YA target audience and lack of action.

The characters are decently fleshed out and consistent, though not particularly varied. Most importantly, they are *intelligent*.. or at least significantly moreso than in most books/series. They make realistic (if sometimes a bit "silly"- remember, YA audience), well thought out plans, *then follow them*.

There are no real specific protagonists, and any that pop up are unrealistically ineffective and/or easily thwarted. The general overhanging threat- global governments- are unrealistically disinterested and reactionless. World powers don't get [stuff done to their stuff] and just shrug and go home, sorry.

Ultimately, there is such minimal conflict that the realism issues aren't overly important/noticeable. It's about people rapidly ramping up human technology and capability to make us a spacefaring species with some alien examples/assistance, not a "crap, aliens! shoot em!" book. So long as you're good with that.. and don't easily get the craving to strangle teenage girls due to their antics.. you'll like it.

On the narrator- based on her performance in book 1, this book, and the first few minutes of book 3, she's a noob who is getting better as she goes. You can kinda see(hear) it happening, lol. More power to her, but this does mean she's definitely not top grade.

On several of the reviews talking about the girl/MC being annoying- she's a 13 yr old. In my experience and memories, most are, regardless of gender. Go realism?

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  • 2021-06-09

excellent story.

I loved the story. Dynamic plot. enjoyable performance. Overall I have found the two books to be quite accelerating. I want to thank the author for the brilliant insertion of scientific details with current and plausible future developments of mankind.