on Feb. 1, 2016 :
I liked the premise and I enjoyed the parts that I read that built into the plot of the story, the parts unrelated to the plot that I suspect were supposed to be character development, I found boring. Rather generic husband and wife stuff, I found myself skipping through those sections, then soon I was missing the couple paragraphs of plot development scattered here and there, and having to go back and find them. I just got to be to much work to skip the parts that were not engaging. Read/scanned less than 10% (lost place so not sure how far I got)
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on July 31, 2011 :
This was read on my Kindle.
This was rated 5-Stars as a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, could easily read again . . . maybe even more than once.
Often, as I was reading "Rover Flight", I was reminded of "The Getaway Special" by Jerry Oltion, another excellent escapist SciFi story. The parallels are devices for space travel invented from off-the-shelf parts, likable characters and fun, escapist plots. From there, the story lines each go their own, unique directions.
Peter is a tinkerer, often to his wifes dismay (she couldn't bear to use his 'improved' vacuum cleaner and only barely kept him out of HER kitchen). Only this time, he accidentally invents a fantastic, innovative space drive - one that EVERYONE is trying to get. The plot proceeds without a hitch and the characters are extremely well developed; very three dimensional. Mr. Walker did an excellent job with this story and I look forward to reading his other stories, that were also found on Smashwords.
I think "Rover Flight" could easily segue into a sequel . . . (hint, hint, hint).
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)