Songs of the Etonic

Fiction - Audiobook
52 Pages
Reviewed on 02/10/2022
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Songs of the Etonic is a work of fiction in the adventure and science fiction novella subgenres. It is intended for the general reading audience and is produced in its audiobook format with original text by author D.K. Spencer and narration provided by Willie T. Robinson. In this concise but thrilling nostalgic space adventure, Spencer presents a look at the space mania approach of fiction in the 1950s and 60s through the eyes of the young space engineer Cal as he joins the crew of an aging freighter. A new kid, thrown in at the deep end, the story follows Cal through his journey to not only get on the side of his new crewmates but also save them from sudden impending disaster.

In terms of the story itself, author D.K. Spencer has crafted a sharp story that shifts from scene to scene at a great pace to keep readers interested and moving forward with the storyline. Mature young adults and adult readers alike will enjoy the episodic nature of the storytelling, which often sounds like a classic radio drama and offers much in the way of characterization, an homage to the sci-fi masters, and excellent plot twists and danger.

As an audiobook, the talented and lively narration of Willie T. Robinson offers even more expression to boost and enhance this enchanting and enjoyable story. The present tense narration brings a strong sense of urgency to the plot as it thickens, which Robinson elaborates on and conveys with beautiful emotion. I also thought the production of the audio itself was crisp and clean with some excellent atmospheric sound breaks and great pacing. Overall, I would highly recommend Songs of the Etonic as an ideal listen for anyone seeking a shorter-length but perfectly formed science fiction adventure tale.