A Spaceship Named McGuire


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.3 stars; 175 reviews)

Can a spaceship go crazy? Well, yes it can if it has a brain. And the new MG (magnetogravitic drive) experimental robot space ship does indeed have a 'brain'. Completely bewildered as to why the first six models of their supposedly perfect new ship model, the MG-YR, nicknamed the McGuire, have gone totally bonkers after activation and before they could ever be used, the company has called in the services of Daniel Oak. They suspect sabotage of course. Daniel Oak is the hard boiled private investigator with nerves of steel and a mind of the same substance. He is extremely expensive to hire but gets results; and he knows his way around crime, space ships and especially women. What he finds out is surprising! (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (1 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Part 1 19:04 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 2 21:25 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 3 21:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 4 19:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
Part 5 21:29 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

Classic Sci-fi

(3 stars)

Phil is the best. I use the first name only, because I can never remember the spelling. Kind of sad because I have listened to everything Phil has narrated, with exception of the Oz books.

Good story!

(4.5 stars)

Story is text book Sci Fi. But Phil Chenevert makes it awesome. Pretty common for Phil!

Could be worse.

(2 stars)

For a short serial story it was OK but I have read vastly better material in Analog etc. The characters were stereotypes that were poorly developed & you tended to feel flat or "Is that it?" & Asimov's Robots even gave this story a baseline yet it still fell flat. Maybe I'm not being fair or I'm spoiled by the Masters, it's something to consider.

Too good, too short.

(4.5 stars)

To make up the time/story I was cheated out of, I listened to the first 5 and a half minutes 4 more times . Yes, they were that good. And after the reading, for some unknown reason my mind recalled Mike Hammer.

A product of the times

(2 stars)

and complimentary once you let him finish, but left me with a sour taste

Crime noir laced sci-fi. Very good.

(5 stars)

Phil does an amazing job on this and its sequel, His Master's Voice!

Awesome Book!

(4.5 stars)

Great Story! Can't wait to listen to His Masters Voice.

Fun story

(5 stars)

Of course well read by Phil. enjoyable short story