The Crypt Book 01: The Crew
By Scott Sigler
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A far-future military/scifi endeavor from New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler. It is the best-kept and worst-kept secret in the Planetary Union navy. The PUV James Keeling, a warship that does things that no other ship can do. It is a weapon, and a liability. The rumor is that eighty percent of the people assigned to the Keeling die before their two-year stint is up. That rumor is the reason for the ship's nickname -- The Crypt, a vessel full of the dead. Those with a promising career, those with connections, those that can can avoid service on the Keeling do just that. But still, the ship must fight, and for that, it needs a crew. The navy assigns the worst of the worst: cowards, thieves, murderers, rapists or those with nowhere else to go, no way to opt out. Your choice is simple: be executed for your crimes, or serve two years on the keeling. If you make it out alive, your record is wiped clean and you get a fresh start. For this crew of just over 100 souls, it will be the longest two years they have ever faced. What is this ship? Where did it come from? And why, oh, why, won't everyone stop screaming ...
||01 - ?1puvjk||Meet Travis Ellis. His legal troubles force a Hobson's choice upon him.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||02 - error3 reconstruct||Meet Nitzhans Shamdi and Aramis, two hulking interplanetary marines. Bad things tend to happen when these boys drink too much.....||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
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||03 - dualism-destruct||Meet Sergeant Maya Whitaker, Private Jim Perry, and Private Mark Bennett. What could compel someone to volunteer to serve on The Crypt?||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||04 - restraint-ascension||Meet Master Gunnery Sergeant Francis Sands, head of Marine security for the PUV Goshawk. He goes against his inherently strict nature and winds up putting his head in the figurative noose while walking his rounds.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||05 - 4th pylon (error)||Meet Lieutenant Suzanna Rossi and Captain Brachford serving on the PUV Shale Morris. Lieutenant Rossi, a devoted Purist, rapidly discovers that Captain Brachford is a religious bigot looking for vengeance. They are not going to get along very well.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||06 - Recruit Yolanda Smith||When you is a ho, the pimp always wins. Yolanda Smith is taught this harsh truth in this episode. Here is your first peek, albeit a small one, inside the PUV James Keeling.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||07 - Petty Officer Samuel Draper||Jonas Robinson will not let anything stand in between him and his vengeance. Colin Walker took his family from him, and he will pay.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||08 - Kirsten Graves||Every woman has the right to defend herself from the unwanted attentions of a man. But where is the line? And how far is her defense allowed to go?||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||09 - Engineer B.W. Crites||"Bent Wrench" Crites is a brilliant engineer. Unfortunately, he also possesses a teensy weensy temper and is just a bit crude. This tends to offend his commanding officers' delicate sensibilities.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||10 - Private Pippa Remic||Death surrounds some people. It follows them and shadows their every move. For Private Pippa Remic, it's something she just can't seem to escape. You can't really run from death when you are the one who is always dish||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||11 - The Tank Part 1||Sergeant Krystina Simonsen and her crew find themselves naked and confined. They have no idea where they are. They are definitely "in the piss." Can their situation possibly get any worse? Are you kidding? This is a Scott Sigler story.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||12 - The Tank Part 2||Sergeant Krystina Simonsen and her crew find themselves naked and confined. They have no idea where they are. They are definitely "in the piss." Can their situation possibly get any worse? Are you kidding? This||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||13 - Washington, D.C. Part 1||The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is wo||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||14 - Washington, D.C. Part 2||The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is wo||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||15 - Washington, D.C. Part 3||The stealth attack ship Washington D.C. is on a mission which must be completed, regardless of the cost. Everyone is expendable. All that matters is that they succeed in their task. They must learn what Professor James Keeling of the Planetary Union is wo||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||16 - Washington, D.C. Part 4||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||17 - Washington, D.C. Part 5||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||18 - Angel of Death Part 1||Angela Stewart is starting her life over. She's going to be a doctor & an officer in the Planetary Union Navy. But she has a dark secret......||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||19 - Angel of Death Part 2||Angela Stewart is starting her life over. She's going to be a doctor & an officer in the Planetary Union Navy. But she has a dark secret......||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||20 - Angel of Death Part 3||Angela Stewart is starting her life over. She's going to be a doctor & an officer in the Planetary Union Navy. But she has a dark secret......||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||21 - Dr. Erun Wellingtun||Dr. Erun Wellington is about to find out exactly how important continuing to live really is to him. We also meet the unusual life form known as a Grizzit.||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||22 - Master Chief Billy Kinshasa||Master Chief Billy Kinshasa is a woman who doesn't know what she's asking for. But when have you ever known a mother who's protected her young to be reasonable?||1/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||23 - Sergeant Shonda "Peace Sign" Bible||Shonda "Peace Sign" Bible has had a time of it, no doubt. Good thing she's the pilot of a MV-6T hull-breecher, also known as a "Sexy Beast." That's right: an assignment request for the Keeling, a bad-ass soldier, and a 35-ton mech. Scott co-wrote this ep||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||24 - Lieutenant Mac "Stone Balls" Cooley||Special forces standout Lieutenant Mac Cooley has spent the last five months embedded with the Ki Imperial Commandos, speaking their language, fighting their fight, eating their food and gathering intel on Ki Rebel Association assets. Now, "Stone Balls" a||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||25 - Hamzah Haring||The last members of The Crypt crew are assembling for the shakedown cruise, although just like the rest of our characters, they have no idea what's coming. At least most of the crew actually volunteered for the Planetary Union Navy, but not computer hacke||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||26 - Chief Bronson McLean Part 01||The crew of the PUV James Keeling is almost complete. In this episode we meet Bronson McLean, career sailor, dedicated to his comrades, the guy you want with you in a pinch. When his crew is sent to assess an derelict enemy warship, The Sword of Mother Th||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||27 - Chief Bronson McLean Part 02||This is the conclusion of Bronson McLean's story. He's a career sailor, dedicated to his comrades; the guy you want with you in a pinch. When his crew is sent to assess an derelict enemy warship, The Sword of Mother Theresa … McLean's dedication is put||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||28 - Major Anne Lafferty||The PUV James Keeling has her crew ... almost. One more lost soul must join The Crypt before she embarks on her shakedown cruise. Scott teams up with Mur Lafferty to give us the final crew member of the ship. Mur has written the Afterlife series, Playing||7/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
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I can't remember the last time anything I've read, watched, or listened to was that intense and awesome.
The stories of each character draw you in so much! This is an excellent set up and I simply can't wait for the other books to follow this one! Keep up the great work Mr. Sigler!
No, really.... More! I can't wait to find out what happens!