Finished Book 4 of The Softwire series and was looking online for a forum to discuss it, when I discovered that Nathan Fillion recorded the first three chapters of Book 1 as an incentive for the publishers to produce an audio book version of the series. I did some searching and found Chapter One at this crazy site of audio clips associated with Nathan Fillion. The Softwire reading is #11 on the list: http://en.muzlan.ru/search/Nathan+Fillion
Hope it’s okay to post this here, PJ!
I love the book series! There was so much character development (as well as action and adventure) that I’m looking forward to re-reading it with the added foresight!