By Paul J. Joseph
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The mission to New Ontario, is not going as planned. The first landing ends in disaster when the American astronaut, Scott Anderson, goes down alone and dissappears. Captain Sally Buds, Ian Merryfield, Vladamir Coronov must put aside their personal differences and attempt an umarmed rescue unsure of what awaits them below. On the surface, they find only the remnants of a civilization. Buildings are rotting and the remains of human-like bodies are scattered around what may once have been streets. But the rescue trail leads them to a Nazi-style concentration camp populated with crowds of human cattle living in squalor. The camp has no walls or barbed wire, but no one is trying to escape. In fact, the workers are smiling. There among them is Scott Anderson. To rescue him, they must face an unspeakably cruel regime with no concept of mercy. But this turns out to be only the beginning. The Masters have discovered vital information about Earth, its technology, and location. Will the same madness that consumed New Ontario ultimately engulf Earth? Sally and Ian must risk their lives to prevent it.
||CleanEpisode 23 Bonus Material||In this final episode the author shares insights concerning the work and what some of the readers have said. This episode also contains the drawing for the manuscript raffle and the author's interview on Podioracket.com||9/21/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 The Fold / Nebraska||Scott Anderson rejoins the crew for a much deserved selebration, but with bitter-sweet overtones. Following the conclusion of the story, we see a preview of Sally and Ian's next adventure.||7/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 Ecstasy / The Pleasure Palace||With great care and great effort, Sally, Rachel, and Ian must work together to implement Rachel's plan to break Scott's conditioning. It is a gamble of life and death and if they fail, they will not get another chance.||6/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 Ground Zero / Escape Clause||Vladimir experiences a fitting and creative punishment at the hands of his captain. Meanwhile, what seemed like a small detail to Sally and Rachel previously turns out to provide a vital clue to Scott's ultimate treatment.||6/20/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 Mindquake / The Loyal and the Brave||The shadow of Vlad's act of genocide drops a dark cloud over the ship which neither Sally nor Ian can easily get past on their own. While preparing to put this event behind them, they also must face some unexpected reactions from many Earth governments.||6/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 Chess Game / Fire God||As the hours count down for their departure from New Ontario, Vladimir spends some quality time with his daughter, but even she is not to know the details of his plans. But when the final hour strikes, all hell breaks loose as Jackie's prophesy is...||6/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 Puzzle Box / Premonition||Vladimir continues to plan unknown mischief, but now the stakes are higher. On a visit home, Sally sees that Jackie has painted an amazingly detailed image of the Kelthy and New Ontario. But does this image predict the future? If so, disaster may...||6/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 Keeping of Her Word / Ship in the Bottle||The departure of the Masters leaves the crew exhausted and facing personal demons that had previously been kept at bay. To make matters more interesting, Poole's new treatment plan for Scott turns out to be a shocking surprise for Sally.||6/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 The Breaking Point / Sport||Ian's discussion with Obiiilion grows heated when he discovers the nature of her interest in Scott. At the same time Sally and Daaarrrm face off in a deadly duel. Earth's first contact with New Ontario is concluded with an armed conflict.||5/29/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 Docking / Master Daaarm||On this first contact with an alien culture, Sally, Vlad, and Ian find themselves face to face with unwelcome guests. Every word and every gesture is a veiled threat and gradually the Masters' plans become revealed. On top of this, Vlad may have yet...||5/26/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 The Pact / Insult to Injury||While preparing for the arrival of the Masters, Sally makes a startling request of Ian. And, while on their way up, Mistress Obiiiliion, a colleague of Daaarrrm's faces particular difficulty in reaching orbit. 4702 must defend her honor from a...||5/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 Controlled Hallucination / Heroes Welcome||Dr. Pool explanes to the crew just how dangerous the abuse of VR technology can be and theorizes how the Masters may be using it. Later, Ian and Sally visit their families in preparation for the comming conflict with surprising results in one case.||5/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 The Masters / Clean Dirt||The crew of the Kelthy get their first look at one of the Masters, and they appear to be eager to negotiate with Earth, but to no good end. Meanwhile, the mysterious Dr. Poole also makes an appearence with difficult news concerning Scott's condition||5/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 Language Barrier / virus||Vlad's attempt to reprogram Scott's VR chip as a tranlator prove successful, but the conversation that results is far more disturbing than useful. Also, Sally's attempts to gain medical assistance from Earth are met with further resistance. When...||5/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 Code White / Horrible Machine in the Sky||As Sally completes her initial treatment of Anderson she is informed by Ian that they are not allowed to leave the planet as planned. Apparently they have a new adversary on Earth who is taking a personal interest in the mission. Meanwhile, Vlad...||5/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 Voices from the Dark / Quarantine||A fatal flaw is discovered in Vlad's plan. Sally and Ian are still alive! While he works to reverse his attempts at sabotage Sally and Ian discuss their suspicions. On returning to the ship, however, they are far too preoccupied with Anderson to...||5/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 Counterfeit / Ambush||In this episode, Vlad's skills at hacking finally appear to pay off while Sally and Ian finally meet their missing comrade Scott. They also have a face to face encounter with their new enemies.||4/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 View from the Hillside / Long Walk||Sally and Ian discover that Scott is still alive, but rescuing him could prove to be dangerous. The trail they followed has led them to a Nazi-style concentration camp with a terrifying difference.||4/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 The Wheel / Mistress Obilllion||Ian and Sally continue their search for Anderson on the surface of New Ontario while Vladamir Coronov procedes with his clandestine plans to take over the ship. Meanwhile, we get our first look at what it means to be a Master.||4/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 The One Eyed Man / Moscow||Sally and Ian take their first hike on New Ontario, now finding the remains of humanoid creatures, one of which is not quite dead. Meanwhile, Vlad puts a case to his superiors in Moscow||4/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 The Limits of Aerodynamics / Paradise||Sally and Ian venture to the surface of New Ontario in search of Anderson and Ian's unconventional flight plan is put to the ultimate test.||4/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 Flip of a Coin||With plans for the rescue in the works, Sally and Ian discuss how they will retrieve their lost comrade safely. But Vlad has a trick up his sleeve (literally) that might just turn the tide.||4/9/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 Sutton Scottney/The Kelthy||In this first installment, we learn that the mission to New Ontario is in jeopardy. The American astronaut is missing with no clues as to why. Sally and Ian must work with their only other crew member, Vladimir Coronov to plan a rescue. Their...||3/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
Put this up with Nathan Lowell, Sigler Excellent Story and podcast!!
I have been through all of what I would consider the classic Podcast i.e. Sigler, Hutchins, Morris etc. This is a wonderful outer space journey. Well crafted and pleasantly narrated. At times the narrator sounds like Nathan Lowel and if you enjoyed his Golden Age series, then you should love this book. Listen to it on a turnaround road trip from Long Beach to Sacramento and still didn't finish. It was the perfect audiobook for my road trip. Joseph has been added to my list of favorite podcaster/storyteller/authors. Much success and thanks for the story.
Narration is bad
The previous reviews all sounded so good that I thought I'd give "Homesick" a try. My problem, however, is with the narrator--he reads too quickly, and actually sounds bored! Too distracting for me....
I serve the masters
i serve the Masters. I have heard the story.i serve the Masters. Have you heard the story?? i serve the Masters better because i have heard the story. i serve the Masters.