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Trans Galactic Insurance: Adventures of a Jump Space Accountant Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B072JNXNCM
- Publication date : June 1, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3080 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 279 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #68,339 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The plot is more complex than I had expected. The tale takes some very unexpected turns. There are lots of places where you wonder how Jake is going to get out of his current jam. There are bad guys and good guys, but it’s not always clear who’s really wearing the white hats or the black. Or even the gray.
The author is certainly qualified to write about life in space. Moriarty was born on an Asteroid, on RIM 37. He has held many different jobs. The book is especially enhanced by his detailed descriptions of life in Zero G or Low G environments. The detail in this series certainly showcases his knowledge of a wide range of skills, among them shipboard electronics, propulsion, cargo handling, accounting, and trading. Morality’s life experiences help bring this book alive. His understanding of physics seems innate, as well as his ability to explain things to we ground pounders.*
After I read this for free, I bought it. Then I bought the next two. At $2.99 for this book, why not keep it in my library for re-reading? This series reminds me somewhat of the great Terry Pratchett’s books. Moriarty’s protagonist, Jake Stewart, could someday grow into a pair of magnetic boots for Low G environments that could challenge Commander Vimes’s boots.
*So maybe I made that paragraph up, but his details in this series of books makes you almost believe this could be true.
The protagonist was likable, the world building was interesting and credible, and the plot engaging. There are some twists in the story but I found it easy to follow and not overly convoluted. The ending was satisfying and realistic in terms of the story.
Highly recommended to fans of science fiction and/or insurance stories.
It's not perfect or deep. Just a light fun read with a trader / coming of age slant. No glaring issues. Sets up a solid main character for future books as well if that's what the author intends. Good enough I would pre-order a future book in this universe.
Plot and pacing are very good, the characters will have you thinking of people you know, and the dialog is fun and entertaining. Editing/proofing is excellent. A really enjoyable series that reminds me of "Catch 22".
What a story! It is quirky, humorous and fun, and it is all about space insurance and cargo ships.
With a likeable main character, a cast of interesting supporting characters, an engaging plot, action, adventure, and unpredictable twists, it does keep the reader guessing throughout the book.
Well written, with a different concept, it starts off a little slow, but the pace quickly picks up and soon develops into a fast moving plot. There is good character development as the story unfolds and it ends on a satisfying note.
The accounts in space will never be the same again. Recommended!
Top reviews from other countries
Jake is quite dimensioned the others no so much but it easy, compelling reading.