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Publisher's Summary

The Space Team Universe just got a whole lot darker.

In an alien city torn apart by crooked cops and ruthless criminals, private detective Dan Deadman specializes in cases unusual and bizarre.

Sure, he doesn't smell great, and he's technically been dead for quite some time, but if you've got a rampaging Hell-beast tearing up your street, or a portal to another dimension appearing in your bathroom, Dan's your man.

After saving a mysterious young woman named Ollie from the clutches of something big, slimy, and unpleasant, Dan gets entangled in a missing child case, a string of grisly murders, and a severed woman's arm that just won't leave him alone.

And then there's the demonic entity who'll stop at nothing to get its tentacles on Ollie, even if it means destroying the whole damn planet.

Times like these, Dan would give his right nut to be a real detective.

If he still had nuts.

From the world of Space Team: The Guns of Nana Joan, Dial D for Deadman is the first darkly comedic action adventure novel starring Dan Deadman, Space Detective.

©2017 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2018 Barry J. Hutchison

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Great Addition to the Space Team Universe

After reading the Space team series I immediately reached for the Deadman series. It did not disappoint. The humor is a bit more deadpan and drier than Cal and the SpaceTeam series but excellent all the same.

The mystery and SciFi mixture is done quite well and blends well. If you like the colorful characters like those in the Space Team universe and a good ol' fashioned detective story give this one a go. May you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Dial D for Dud

Too much bathroom humor, the dialogue had too many curse words for filler. I did finnish this book hoping it would get better

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Super-fun and unabashedly wild

Incredible work from this voice actor bringing this work to life! A wild world of aliens of all sorts, epic fights, and truly laugh out loud antics of the main cast. Highly recommended if you love a pulp space adventure!

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Awesone!

If you liked Space Team, you will love thus book! the comedy and snark are all there.

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Great book!

Great storyline and Phil is amazing as always in his narration! I am an avid reader but like audible as I drive alot at work and the narrator really makes or breaks even a good story. Thank you for my enjoyable long drives at work.

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Listen to Deadman Books1-3 before Space Team Book9

The end of the Dan Deadman series leads right into the beginning of Space Team Book 9: The King of Space Must Die. I wish I knew this beforehand, but it still made me re-listen to Space Team book 9 once I finished the 3 Deadman books so... maybe it all worked out actually.

Either way, thank you Barry J Hutchison for creating one of the best literary scifi universes.

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Great for laughs!

This book had me laughing out loud so much it made me look like a crazy person in public. The characters are fantastic, and the story line kept up a great pace that never lagged. I can't wait to get started on the second one.

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Anything by Barry J. Hutchison is Good

I always enjoy any story by Barry J. Hutchison. They are always don't and have a subtle social story interwoven that is always entertaining. Phil Thron does a great job. Highly recommended for a laugh.

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Very enjoyable!!!

I really enjoyed this story. Laughed several times and enjoyed the banter between the characters. I will read more books in this series. Narrator also did a superb job.

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A Fun Read

There were no slow parts that you "need to grind through." Every part was fun, exciting, creative, and oddly adorable. Thanks for writing such an entertaining little story.

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  • 01-16-19

Fantastic story.

Fantastic story and brilliantly read. Characters are great and there are plenty of laughs and excitement.

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  • Emma Rogers
  • 10-03-18

something entertaining! comes alive lol

Really enjoyed this one :) was something different to my normal read of zombie story's! very entertaining

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  • SBRAL
  • 03-11-18

Worth Listening

As a stand-alone book, and I assume and hope, series, the characters are awesome and I am really looking forward to the next in the series. The Irish dudes profanity had me actually smiling and laughing out loud, as the delivery of these lines by the narrator was flawless. The only downside for me, was that being a fan of the awesome Space Team series, the voice for Dan was the same as Mechs, but do not let that make you miss out on a great listening opportunity. 10 out of 5!

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  • 10-18-21

As weird as it gets.. in a dark galaxy far away

Dan Deadman has a peculiar name, but very appropriate since he is dead. On the bright side, he can stitch his body back together and will not die in a fight, but he is dead... and stinks. As a private detective, Dan focus on weird monsters and it's during an assignment that he meets Ollie and then things get weirder - even for Dan. I enjoyed this story, even though part of the Space Team catalogue it is hugely different. The book is set in a darker scenery and is less silly, but equally funny and adventurous. Dan is trying to finding a missing girl and realising he is not much of a detective. Ollie is my favourite and I am pleased to see her staying as a main character. Phil Thron does a tremendous job voicing this one, well done!

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  • 07-27-21

I laugh out loud

I enjoyed both book and narrative so much I've bought book 2.
Very well written and I felt narrator was acting.

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  • 07-05-21

Wow just wow

Loved it, big spaceteam fan and didnt really fancy this spin off but thank god the wife pushed me to listen to it, favourite book ever now this cant wait to start the second tonight, barry is a funken genius and Phil as a narrator is unrivalled, I did miss the outtakes at the end of this Phil if you are reading these reviews so please always add them in they are hilarious

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  • Hussain Saleh
  • 08-09-20

great writing style

2nd book I've read by Barry Hutchinson and I really enjoy the way he writes.
Just ike sidekick initiative however the ending isn't as good as the rest of the story but overall it was very enjoyable.
Well narrated too.
Already purchased another audio book from this duo

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  • MR
  • 05-25-20

good fun sci-fi fantasy

a good book is fun characters and interesting story.
it just felt like it was missing something. that would have made it great

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  • B.Nesbit
  • 10-25-19

Great stuff

Got this with no real expectations but enjoyed it a lot.
Story was great, narration excellent.
Will be grabbing the rest of the series

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  • mike
  • 07-28-19

fast & funny

Another awesome read from Messrs Hutchison & Thron. A sideline to the Space Team story with more brilliant characters.

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  • 05-02-20

Gritty

A nice touch of sarcasm and the brutal honesty of a dark dark futuristic world. excellently narrated, looking forward to next story.

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  • Dom
  • 11-23-19

NOT sppace scifi as title describes but...

Enjoyable story carried by great voice acting.
Only thing is there is zero relevance to a ''space team". Its just a zombie detective in a realm where muted scifi tech joins horror fantasy.
Three stars.

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  • Paul
  • 03-15-19

Fun all the way.

Great book with lovable characters.
"Phil Thron" is a wonderful narrator who brings the characters to life, and leaves your imagination unable to resist.

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  • Simon
  • 03-24-18

Returned - let down after Space Team

What would have made Dial D for Deadman: A Space Team Universe Novel better?

I don’t know, but this is boring. Dumb storyline, not funny.

What was most disappointing about Barry J. Hutchison’s story?

Boring

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Phil Thron?

Narrator is excellent

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

bored

Any additional comments?

nope