🎧 Moon Cops on the Moon by C.T. Phipps @CT_Phipps #AlexFreeman #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMel

Posted February 23, 2024 by Melanie in Book Review / 4 Comments

🎧 Moon Cops on the Moon by C.T. Phipps @CT_Phipps #AlexFreeman #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMelMoon Cops on the Moon by C.T. Phipps
Narrator: Alex Freeman
Series: Moon Cops #1
Published by Crossroad Press on December 02, 2023
Genres: Cyberpunk
Length: 7 hours, 40 minutes
Format: Audiobook
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"Welcome to the moon!"

Neal Gordon screwed up his assignment on Mars and they reassigned him to Antarctica. Now he's being reassigned some place even Luna City. A crime ridden hellhole with a super-rich ruling class, he almost immediately finds himself targeted by bounty hunters and cyborg terrorists. Thankfully, Neal has an unusual set of partners in robot dog, Barksley, and the snarky but badass Lucy Westenra. Yes, make all the vampire jokes you want.

It's tough being a corporate cop on humanity's foremost colony and before this adventure is over, he's going to have to deal with deranged influencers, mysterious female secret agents, and a 1970s themed flying car called the Purple Rain. Can he survive to get reassigned? Who knows.

MOON COPS ON THE MOON is set in the Futurepunk setting of Agent G , the Cyber Dragons Trilogy , and Space Academy novels but functions as a standalone series. It is a humorous action-filled romp that fans of The Expanse , Robocop , Demolition Man , and Blade Runner will enjoy.

If you’ve been reading my reviews for any length of time, you know I’m a big fan of CT Phipps. I’ve listened to most of his books and enjoyed every one I’ve tried. Some I like more than others, as would be expected, but they are mostly 4 stars and above for me. This is a new series from him, set in the same universe as Agent G, Space Academy, and Cyber Dragons. But it is part of a stand-alone series, so you can enjoy this without having read any of the others.

This is a very funny story about a detective who has been transferred to the moon. The moon is full of gangs and a lot of corruption in the government and the corporate company that has its own police force. Neal Gorden was an orphan where they named kids after SciFi characters. He signed a lifetime contract with the corporate police force. He has worked on Mars and Antarctica, which he thought was the worst post ever until landing on the moon.

The story starts off with him about to land on the moon with an elderly woman sitting next to him and acting along the lines of Mrs. Doubtfire. Then after he deplanes (or whatever you would call getting off a spaceship), she turns from lonely grandmotherly figure into a bounty hunter who will take Neal Gorden dead or alive. She’s not the only bounty hunter who is out to get him, though he has no idea why there’s a price on his head the moment he lands on the moon.

He meets his partners, Lucy and Barksley. Lucy’s family has money and she has quite the interesting past. Barksley is a sentient robot corgi, who was originally designed as a child’s toy until some became sentient and they were pulled from the market. Barksley has got to be the most interesting sidekick ever. Not only does he still think in ways that will always be cute, per his original programming, he’s also been upgraded, so that he can also be used as a flamethrower.

As per usual with a Phipps story, there’s a ton of humor, lots of twists and turns, pop culture references and just overall fun. His stories do often have a dark side to them, this one has slave trafficking. But the humor and great characters don’t let the darkness overtake the humor. Think of this as a cross between Blade Runner and Airplane. There are other comparisons, but these movies I’ve seen recently and what comes to mind for me. If you’ve never read CT Phipps before, this is a fun story to start.

Narration:

This is my first time listening to Alex Freeman. I’n really used to Jeffrey Kafer reading Phipps stories to me. So, I wasn’t all that sure about the new guy. But it didn’t take long for me to get lost in the performance  Freeman does with this story. I think he did an amazing job. The women’s voices were great and there are quite a few women in this story. And the voice of Barksley, the talking corgi, is great. He did a great job of bringing out the humor in the story and then showing the darker parts with the correct tone there. I look forward to listening to him again.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About C.T. Phipps

Author: C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular reviewer at The United Federation of Charles and the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, The Red Room series, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.

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Writing
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Dialogue
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Narration (Audio)
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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
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Posted February 23, 2024 by Melanie in Book Review / 4 Comments


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