Zero G by Dan Wells

Zero G

Length: 4 h 8 minIt’s one kid versus an entire band of space pirates in this cosmic middle grade caper from New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells.Zero is just one of 20,000 people aboard a spaceship bound for a new planet set to be colonized. The journey is over a century long but luckily, everyone is in stasis, so they’ll be safe and sound asleep during the trip. Everyone that is, except for Zero, whose pod has malfunctioned, waking hi...


Details Zero G

TitleZero G
Author
Release DateDec 6th, 2018
PublisherAudible Studios
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Audiobook, Young Adult, Fiction
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Reviews Zero G

  • Jennifer (Jen/The Tolkien Gal/ジェニファー)
    1970-01-01
    Fantastic middle grade fantasy infused with Chinese and Japanese elements, pirates, cryogenic freezing chambers and a navigation robot with a sense of humour. Review to come when I can get out of this reviewing slump.
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    This was awesome!!!!!!!! Get it, get it, get it!! Such a cute and well produced and well acted story. So much fun. Zero is too cute and clever for words. The space pirates are mean idiots. And the ending shows us Zero getting recognition for his heroics :D Highly, highly recommend. 5 big space pirate stars!
  • Addi
    1970-01-01
    Very cute Middle Grade scifi. Home Alone meets space.
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    1970-01-01
    This was wonderful! Home Alone in Space - a full cast and sound effects brought this delightful story to life. What a pleasure.
  • Nathan Burgoine
    1970-01-01
    This was a super-cute audiobook about a young boy who enters a stasis pod with his family to make the 105 year journey to another inhabitable planet, only to wake up before the ship even leaves the solar system.At first, it looks like it might be fun—he gets to man the cannon to shoot rogue asteroids—and he chats with the ship AI, but then things start to get a little worrisome: one, the pilot who should have shot the asteroids is missing, an...
  • Soo
    1970-01-01
    Mini-Review:5 Stars for Cast of Narrators & Production Team4 Stars for StoryGreat space adventure story about a kid named Zero. A malfunction caused Zero to be awakened from his pod early. A carefree exploration of the ship turns into a dangerous attempt to save the ship from pirates. Cool tidbits about space and life in on a ship are threaded into the story. A clever tale that kept me entertained from start to finish.
  • Karen’s Library
    1970-01-01
    I loved Dan Wells’ Partial series so when I saw an Audible Original, for free, I had to have it. The fact that it was set in space was a huge bonus! I didn’t care that it was middle-grade. It was entertaining! What a cute story, and the production was AMAZING! And even though I read ALOT of sci-fi, I was surprised that I still learned a few new things about gravity and space travel. Well done, Audible!! And Dan Wells!!
  • D. H.
    1970-01-01
    I ran out of Audible credits and saw an SF book being offered for free to members, so I downloaded it. The intended target is young, and the plot is a Die Hard, Home Alone, Passengers smash up, but it is a fantastic introduction of common SF themes to young readers (listeners). The bonus is that the performances are good, and it's nice and short.
  • Neonraate
    1970-01-01
    This is great for everyone, but especially kids who are into or want to get into science!
  • David
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected for a middle grade book. For a story that is basically Home Alone meets Passenger, Dan Wells writes a credible science fiction adventure, starring a personable twelve-year-old protagonist."Zero" (his nickname, because he doesn't like his given name) is one of twenty-thousand people being put in stasis for Earth's first interstellar colony. The ship will be sent on a 105 year journey to a habitable planet ...
  • Eric Allen
    1970-01-01
    This one was okay, but it was a little too kiddie for me. Some midgrades will do it for me, some won't, this one didn't. It was also a pretty generic plot. I've seen about a thousand movies with almost the exact same plot. Younger kids will probably enjoy it much more than I did. This one just wasn't for me.
  • Starlah Marlaine
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsThe Passengers meets Home Alone.This is a middle-grade, science fiction story about a kid versus an entire ship of space pirates. Zero is one of many individuals aboard a spaceship on it's way to colonize a new planet. While everyone is sleeping safely in their stasis pods, Zero's malfunctions and he is woken up only weeks into century -long the trip. Bad turns worse when a ship of space pirates hijacks the spaceship. It is up to Zero to...
  • Cmoore
    1970-01-01
    I had never read anything by Dan Wells, but I expected something good from this best-selling author. I was however, rather taken aback at how hokey the beginning was... complete with a "Star Trek" like, grandiose music score. Hahaha! Seriously though, it seemed that the author skimped on plot simply because it was written for middle readers. My husband was laughing at how idiotic it was to have an AI that was brilliant at navigation (by design), ...
  • Stacy GeekRemixALot
    1970-01-01
    This was so cute! I got it for free as part of my Audible membership (not sure I'd be listening to middleschool audio drama otherwise hah), but it was a cute, short listen while I was working on reports at work.I saw a reviewer describe this as "Home Alone in space" which I think it a pretty apt description! Some of the villain acting is a little hammy, but for kids I think it would be pretty enjoyable, and it wasn't so overdone that I couldn't e...
  • Roy
    1970-01-01
    A freebie Audio edition with full cast and a roughly 4 hour story. Quite entertaining and I would have loved it even more if I were younger. The story is has a bit of the Home Alone movie theme but taking place on a colony ship just before it leaves the solar system. By that point everyone else is asleep except for Zero, our 12 year old protagonist who is awake by accident. At that point, pirates show up and the story takes off. In contrast to Ho...
  • Boostamonte Halvorsen
    1970-01-01
    A simple and short story in the classic Dan Wells fashion. I should say, it isn't his "Serial-Killer" fashion, but his "Mirador-Partials" fashion. Sci-fi and humor with a good amount of tension. The practical-ness of what this kid did sometimes suspended my belief in the story, but at the same time, I didn't mind it. Kinda like choosing to ignore it because the story was too fun to care. Good quick read, great for young kids!
  • Bee Glosson
    1970-01-01
    Fun listen...or read depending on what you did. Great for kids and kids at heart (like myself). Fun flow to the story, and really cool ideas to think about for the future. Good over evil and all that. I give this a solid 4 stars. Maybe even 4.25. Worth the time for sure
  • Fawn
    1970-01-01
    I listened to this book with my kids and they are the ones that would give this book a five star. They lived all the action and funny voices in this. For me - it seemed like a kid version of “Passengers.” It was very enjoyable.
  • Dig
    1970-01-01
    This was a refreshing little audio drama that I adored.
  • Jen Halligan
    1970-01-01
    Cute story and great audio performances!
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    Home Alone meets Passenger. Nice voice work and kept all four of us entertained on road trip.
  • Elizabeth (Lizzy)
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this audiobook, it's a fun middle grade book.
  • Kimberly
    1970-01-01
    This is an entertaining story - at about 4 hours it was perfect for a weekend road trip audiobook for N and me. There are several narrators and all are great except the narrator for Zero, a 12 year character, sounded much younger than the character's age.
  • Ian
    1970-01-01
    Got the audiobook from Audible December Original freebies. Had I been a middle-schooler, this would have been a fun, exciting story. However, I wish I knew the target age before I started reading. Personally, finishing the book was a chore, despite the twists and turns. Decent story, but predictable to me. Found it hard to relate. One dimensional characterizations. Detractors:- The only person supposed to be awake for a 20,000 people trip is the ...
  • Alex Shrugged
    1970-01-01
    This is an audiobook for kids and young teens, but I enjoyed it entirely. The story is about how a kid fights off space pirates while his fellow colonists are incapacitated in their hibernation pods. But frankly, this audio performance sounds a lot like the movie "The Goonies" IN SPACE! Any problems with the story? Not really. If you are looking for hard science fiction, this isn't it, but the author reasonably understands the issues of zero grav...
  • Christopher
    1970-01-01
    Good premise, weak execution. Another free Audible Original audio drama, this one geared more towards younger readers/listeners. A decent premise of a 11 year old boy on a colony spaceship about to embark on a 105-year journey in stasis sleep to a new colony. Unfortunately, his stasis pod malfunctions and wakes him up way too early and he has to defend the ship and its thousands of sleeping inhabitants from pirates and deadly asteroids. The main ...
  • Thom
    1970-01-01
    Three stars may look like an indifferent review, but actually and those are very high marks considering that this story is clearly meant for kids and I’m a middle-aged crank. I'm certain that when I was twelve I would’ve given this five stars with three exclamation marks!!!I enjoyed it well enough. The price was right and I finally got around to listening to an audiobook by Dan Wells, one of the hosts of the Writing Excuses podcast. I'm a fan...
  • Steph's Romance Book Talk
    1970-01-01
    OMG starting 2019 off with a bang! This was an Audible Original that I got for being a subscriber. I had no expectations for this book. I had hopes of sharing it with my 10-yr old and I am so very happy that I took a chance. In this story Earth is no longer inhabitable; scientists have created new colonies in faraway galaxies. Zero and his family are in transport to the new colony when something goes wrong with his stasis pod. Zero does a bit of ...
  • B.A. Wilson
    1970-01-01
    This is an absolutely adorable MG sci-fi story that was recorded as an Audible original. The narration is fantastic and includes multiple narrators, as well as sound effects.It tackles important science concepts in simple ways, and it would be a great way to introduce children and/or reluctant adults to the sci-fi genre, specifically space sci-fi. I usually like to learn while I read without feeling like I’m being taught a lesson, so that is my...
  • Denae Christine
    1970-01-01
    Reader thoughts: Fun. Short. It had an interesting and believable 12-year-old boy running loose on a space ship. He paints mustaches on his brother's and sister's cryo pods. He gets picky about which food he wants to eat. He wants to rely on the computer but ends up making a friend of a space pirate instead.Writer thoughts: There was a predictable moment that still worked.The space pirates turned off the spaceship's computer (well, the AI part).N...