The Stars Have Eyes, Episode Six, “Victory and Equity”

By Neven Iliev

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Maggie and Joe visit the “zoo” that Ryan’s uncle works at. But after that, there’s no time to waste. Joe and the lads need help with the Underwater Yoga Blaster tournament. When the pressure is on, Maggie shows her worth as a star pilot, but is it enough to win?

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When I was little, I used to have dreams of making video games for a living. I didn't have a console, but the games I played on my PC blew my mind as a kid.

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Excellent!

Ep.1-6 Great so far!

This series starts off so serious. The chanting, the robes, the cult. Plus there’s a naked guy chained up, as if for sacrifice. But as the chanting rises and suspense thickens the air, warriors burst in, guns a-blazing! Joe Mulligan is saved! Yet he’s also a little sad. After all, he was just looking for solid dating advice in his quest to land a girlfriend. Lucky for him Mag’rathlak the Observer isn’t done with him.

The story gets deliciously silly after that. Mag’rathlak (aka Maggie or Mags) tries to give humanity a chance by running around as a human for a while. Mags chooses to appear in an attractive female body and Joe can’t complain. He takes her home and shows her all the things he enjoys doing, which isn’t as scandalous as you might think. There’s computer games and the arcade and cheap food. Mags is mildly amused.

As the series progresses, we get more from the group that attacked the Cult of the Gazing Star. AJ and others are still hunting eldritch entities. Sarah and Sparks and the rest monitor Joe and Mag’rathlak from orbit. They have concerns that Mags will successfully invade the cyberworld.

Meanwhile, Mags becomes fascinated with animals, especially pets. In her quest to learn more, she finds a somewhat shady pet store where she picks out something she finds cute. Later, there’s a trip to a zoo, but it’s not quite what Mags was expecting. Though Joe has a good time and Mags enjoys seeing him stupid happy.

Episode 6 sees that Mags joins Joe’s team in some online game just in time to train for the tournament. Mags finds that team efforts can indeed be satisfying. The story leaves us on a small win but with the door left open for plenty more shenanigans. 4/5 stars.

The Narration, sound effects, & music: Once again, Soundbooth Theater has a quality performance. All the characters have unique voices and are easily identifiable. Though I will say sometimes I feel Joe’s voice is over the top and grates on me a bit. Thankfully, Mags is the star of the show. The sound effects were well-timed and easily identifiable. There’s background music too and mostly it works to accent a situation. Yet there was that bit of music that was reminiscent of country music and didn’t match the situation. There’s no country visits, no cows, no big hats. Still, pretty good for a serial audio drama. 4/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Soundbooth Theater. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

love the series!

Excellent

Excellent story.

Awesome chapter

Annie and Jeff were fantastic as always. Can’t wait for the next chapter.

Great

Fantastic!

Such a great chapter…. Now I want to see a book just about the game

A production worth the wait

I read The Stars have Eyes on royal road a while ago and it was a great story. But soundbooth bring this story to a whole new level and really brings it alive. I cant wait till the whole story is finished so I can relisten to it from start to finish again.