Hunters & Hijinks

Salvage Treasure Book 1

Fiction - Audiobook
416 Pages
Reviewed on 03/21/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Hunters & Hijinks is a work of fiction in the science fiction, adventure, and action genres, and is the opening novel of the Salvage Treasure series. It was penned by author team Nick Steverson and Melissa Olthoff, with narration for the audiobook by Daniel Wisniewski. The plot follows Reggie, Maddy, Ed, and Harold as they ditch their mundane office jobs to scour the galaxy for lost treasures. Facing pirates, Ahkal-Tiki, and savvy business Krugeri, they navigate the perilous galactic currents in pursuit of the Lost Weapons of Koroth, all while dodging danger and hilarious mishaps.

Author team Nick Steverson and Melissa Olthoff have crafted an absolute blast from start to finish that pays tribute to classic science fiction but breathes a lot of new life into the genre. The characters' escapades kept me laughing out loud, while the fast-paced plot kept me hooked from chapter to chapter with a great balance of character-led moments and action-packed scenes. Reggie and his crew's transformation from office workers to intrepid adventurers was both entertaining and inspiring, making a very relatable point about the universal desire for adventure and freedom from the daily grind. The authors expertly blend humor, action, and heart into a tale brimming with witty dialogue, sharp characters, and bold descriptive lexis.

In terms of audiobook presentation, Daniel Wisniewski really knows how to set listeners up for every witticism and clever plot twist, adding drama and tension at just the right moments. The editing is clean and sharp for a pleasing listening experience. Steverson and Olthoff's witty writing combined with Wisniewski's engaging narration creates a truly immersive atmosphere that sweeps you away. Overall, Hunters & Hijinks is a recommended must for anyone looking for a thrilling and hilarious journey through the cosmos, and the audio version only enhances the experience all the more.