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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,559 ratings  ·  275 reviews
Length: 4 h 8 min

It’s one kid versus an entire band of space pirates in this cosmic middle grade caper from New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells.

Zero is just one of 20,000 people aboard a spaceship bound for a new planet set to be colonized. The journey is over a century long but luckily, everyone is in stasis, so they’ll be safe and sound asleep during the trip. Ev
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Published December 6th 2018 by Audible Studios
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Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
Fantastic middle grade fantasy infused with Chinese and Japanese elements, pirates, cryogenic freezing chambers and a navigation robot with a sense of humour. Review to come when I can get out of this reviewing slump.

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Melissa
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome!!!!!!!! Get it, get it, get it!! Such a cute and well produced and well acted story. So much fun. Zero is too cute and clever for words. The space pirates are mean idiots. And the ending shows us Zero getting recognition for his heroics :D Highly, highly recommend. 5 big space pirate stars!
Addi
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very cute Middle Grade scifi. Home Alone meets space.
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
This was wonderful! Home Alone in Space - a full cast and sound effects brought this delightful story to life. What a pleasure.
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
A super cute middle grade space character featuring an Asian main character, cryogenic characters, space pirates, physics and a snarky AI who insists that you eat your veggies!

Zero was an adorable main lead—I loved his train of thought and the pranks he pulled while everyone was sleeping, and the little alien growls were just hilarious.

With an engaging cast, this is a sure-fire way to entertain kids during a long drive (or like, a four hour drive because this is about four hours).

My only gripe w
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Nathan Burgoine
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
This was a super-cute audiobook about a young boy who enters a stasis pod with his family to make the 105 year journey to another inhabitable planet, only to wake up before the ship even leaves the solar system.

At first, it looks like it might be fun—he gets to man the cannon to shoot rogue asteroids—and he chats with the ship AI, but then things start to get a little worrisome: one, the pilot who should have shot the asteroids is missing, and two? Pirates.

At that point, the whimsical nature doe
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Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zero G was one of the free books that come with the Audible subscription lately. I listened to this with my kid over a series of nights (as well as rewinding and listening to parts by myself.)

I was impressed with how well-voiced the work was. The plot was appropriately simple and easy to follow. It never felt like the pace lagged. I was definitely rooting for Zero to overcome, and was happy when things worked out the way they did in regards to one of the pirates.

It's a bit Home Alone-ish, albei
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Marianne
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The kid was as annoyingly cocky as Kevin in Home Alone, and this was the outer space version of said movie. Despite the Kevin-clone, I enjoyed the story. Great audible narration, especially for an audible freebie.
Soo
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mini-Review:

5 Stars for Cast of Narrators & Production Team
4 Stars for Story

Great space adventure story about a kid named Zero. A malfunction caused Zero to be awakened from his pod early. A carefree exploration of the ship turns into a dangerous attempt to save the ship from pirates. Cool tidbits about space and life in on a ship are threaded into the story. A clever tale that kept me entertained from start to finish.
Karen’s Library
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
I loved Dan Wells’ Partial series so when I saw an Audible Original, for free, I had to have it. The fact that it was set in space was a huge bonus! I didn’t care that it was middle-grade. It was entertaining!

What a cute story, and the production was AMAZING! And even though I read ALOT of sci-fi, I was surprised that I still learned a few new things about gravity and space travel.

Well done, Audible!! And Dan Wells!!
D. H.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I ran out of Audible credits and saw an SF book being offered for free to members, so I downloaded it. The intended target is young, and the plot is a Die Hard, Home Alone, Passengers smash up, but it is a fantastic introduction of common SF themes to young readers (listeners). The bonus is that the performances are good, and it's nice and short.
Neonraate
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
This is great for everyone, but especially kids who are into or want to get into science!
David
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Space travelers, pink-haired girls with stun guns, Macauley Culkin
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected for a middle grade book. For a story that is basically Home Alone meets Passenger, Dan Wells writes a credible science fiction adventure, starring a personable twelve-year-old protagonist.

"Zero" (his nickname, because he doesn't like his given name) is one of twenty-thousand people being put in stasis for Earth's first interstellar colony. The ship will be sent on a 105 year journey to a habitable planet 20 light years away, and Zero and his family will
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Eric Allen
Dec 19, 2018 rated it liked it
This one was okay, but it was a little too kiddie for me. Some midgrades will do it for me, some won't, this one didn't. It was also a pretty generic plot. I've seen about a thousand movies with almost the exact same plot. Younger kids will probably enjoy it much more than I did. This one just wasn't for me.
Tami
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Short and sweet story about space pirates and the kids who save the ship. This was offered as a freebie audible selection and it was a nice surprise as a way to fill a space prompt.
Kylie
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
This book was seriously so fun! It is an Audible exclusive so I (obviously) listened to the audiobook. It had a full cast which was amazing. Each character had their own voice instead of, for example, a book with different POV chapters and each chapter having one voice. It played like a movie!
Santos definitely reminded me of AIDAN from Illuminae (but a 100% good character). He was sassy and smart. Zero was so courageous and brilliant. The pirates were great villains, especially Kraft (n
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Starlah
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars

The Passengers meets Home Alone.

This is a middle-grade, science fiction story about a kid versus an entire ship of space pirates. Zero is one of many individuals aboard a spaceship on it's way to colonize a new planet. While everyone is sleeping safely in their stasis pods, Zero's malfunctions and he is woken up only weeks into century -long the trip. Bad turns worse when a ship of space pirates hijacks the spaceship. It is up to Zero to stop them.

While I enjoy science fiction and middl
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Cmoore
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had never read anything by Dan Wells, but I expected something good from this best-selling author. I was however, rather taken aback at how hokey the beginning was... complete with a "Star Trek" like, grandiose music score. Hahaha! Seriously though, it seemed that the author skimped on plot simply because it was written for middle readers. My husband was laughing at how idiotic it was to have an AI that was brilliant at navigation (by design), and yet completely incompetent at virtually everyt ...more
Stacy GeekRemixALot
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was so cute! I got it for free as part of my Audible membership (not sure I'd be listening to middleschool audio drama otherwise hah), but it was a cute, short listen while I was working on reports at work.

I saw a reviewer describe this as "Home Alone in space" which I think it a pretty apt description! Some of the villain acting is a little hammy, but for kids I think it would be pretty enjoyable, and it wasn't so overdone that I couldn't enjoy it. It even made me chuckle out loud in a few
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Roy
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A freebie Audio edition with full cast and a roughly 4 hour story.
Quite entertaining and I would have loved it even more if I were younger. The story is has a bit of the Home Alone movie theme but taking place on a colony ship just before it leaves the solar system. By that point everyone else is asleep except for Zero, our 12 year old protagonist who is awake by accident. At that point, pirates show up and the story takes off.
In contrast to Home Alone with a smarmy little kid, Zero is a smart
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Boostamonte Halvorsen
A simple and short story in the classic Dan Wells fashion. I should say, it isn't his "Serial-Killer" fashion, but his "Mirador-Partials" fashion. Sci-fi and humor with a good amount of tension. The practical-ness of what this kid did sometimes suspended my belief in the story, but at the same time, I didn't mind it. Kinda like choosing to ignore it because the story was too fun to care.

Good quick read, great for young kids!
Bee Glosson
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun listen...or read depending on what you did. Great for kids and kids at heart (like myself). Fun flow to the story, and really cool ideas to think about for the future. Good over evil and all that. I give this a solid 4 stars. Maybe even 4.25. Worth the time for sure
Jonathon P.
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a very entertaining audiobook and I enjoyed it. The only thing I disliked was that it was very childish. It was entertaining because you never knew what was going to happen. Zero and his family are on a space ship that is taking them to a planet where them and 20,000 other passengers will start a new civilization. All of the passengers must enter status pods because it will take 105 years to get to this new planet. During the trip, Zero's pod malfunctions and he starts to wander the shi ...more
Fawn
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this book with my kids and they are the ones that would give this book a five star. They lived all the action and funny voices in this. For me - it seemed like a kid version of “Passengers.” It was very enjoyable.
Dig
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a refreshing little audio drama that I adored.
Iman Eyitayo
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
un super livre jeunesse rempli d'actions ! la version audio est géniale et bien animée ;)
Jen Halligan
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute story and great audio performances!
Garidation
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome middle grade book, I would have loved it as a kid! It explanes some science stuff simply and it's filled with adventure and various shenanigans. 5 stars!
Melissa
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Home Alone meets Passenger. Nice voice work and kept all four of us entertained on road trip.
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Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new w ...more
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