Audiobook Review: Fata Morgana: S Boyett and K Mitchroney

Fata Morgana

Narrated by MacLeod Andrews

Publisher: Blackstone Audio


At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.

Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder – and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate – as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive. Climb aboard and hold on tight for this cinematic, meticulously researched adventure that’s part Band of Brothers, part James Cameron movie, part Casablanca, and 100% edge-of-the-seat breakout thriller.

Fata Morgana – the unforgettable epic of love and duty at war across the reach of time. Take the Detour!

Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Joe Farley is the captain of the World War II bomber Fata Morgana. While on a mission Joe and his crew are thrust centuries into the future. A terrifying future where the ruler leads with an iron fist and his daughter Wynda looks just like the girl painted on the nose of the Fata Morgana!

I loved this mashup of science fiction, time travel, and military thriller. Authors Steven R Boyett and Ken Mitchroney work together to weave a detailed, fascinating and horrifying story. Fata Morgana starts off at a nice slow pace, but once they land in the future it’s non-stop action all the way! I found the crew’s interaction with a future society so different from the one they came from interesting. I also enjoyed the banter between the tight-knit crew. It added a breath of levity at just the right moments. This audiobook ticks all the boxes no matter what genre you’re into including a little light romance.

MacLeod Andrews narrates this fully voiced production that comes in at just over 12 hours. He has so many voices in his arsenal and he voices them all well and it’s needed because there are many characters to keep straight and I never got lost or wondered who was talking. Mr. Andrews made it easy. The sound quality of this production was excellent. I look forward to hearing more from this narrator.

This audiobook was received in exchange for an unbiased review!


STEVEN R. BOYETT’s first novel was the cult fantasy Ariel. Other novels include The Architect of Sleep, Elegy Beach, and Mortality Bridge. Shorter works have appeared in literary, science-fiction, and horror magazines and anthologies. He wrote a draft of Toy Story 2 for Pixar/Disney, and wrote issues Ren & Stimpy for Marvel. As a DJ he created the groundbreaking workout-music series Podrunner, and the dance-music series Groovelectric. Both have won numerous awards and been iTunes Top 100 podcasts in their field since 2006. Boyett has been a professional martial arts instructor, paper marbler, advertising copywriter, proofreader, writing teacher, website designer& editor, chapbook publisher, and electronic dance music composer. As a DJ he has played clubs, conventions, parties, Burning Man, and sporting events. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

KEN MITCHRONEY’s ( film and television credits include director, head of story, director of photography, and storyboard artist on Storks, The Lego Movie, The Ant Bully, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., The Annoying Orange Show, Mighty Magiswords, and more. His comic illustration includes Ren & Stimpy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Myth Conceptions, and creating the influential Space Ark. He is an official artist for the Ed “Big Daddy” Roth estate, and official illustrator for the Oakland Athletics and at one time the Baltimore Orioles. Mitchroney has been a professional race-car driver and pinstriper, and restores and runs vintage locomotives. He is currently involved with the restoration of the Ward Kimball collection at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris, CA. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area and Los Angeles.


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