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Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp, which reaps obscene profits by keeping the planet dependent on shipments of synthetic rations.

When Rex and his long-suffering robot companion Sasha are sentenced to work as slave labor on a massive Ubiqorp plantation, they learn the terrible secret behind the corporation's products. To escape, Rex and Sasha team up with a mis-programmed combat drone and an intelligent mutant plant to lead a rebellion against their merciless corporate overlords.

Out of the Soylent Planet is a novel-length prequel to Starship Grifters, the book New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey called "one of my favorite space romps of all time".

©2017 Robert Kroese (P)2018 Robert Kroese

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Most I’ve laughed in a long time

This is my first exposure to both Kroese’s writing and Ledford’s performance, and my biggest regret is that I didn’t pick up the Rex Nihilo series sooner. I’ve been listening during the work day, and SASHA’s narration of Rex’s misadventures had me in stitches all week. Kroese’s sense of punny humor reminds me of Piers Anthony, and the narration by Ledford was brilliantly delivered.

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Hilarious space comedy

I love this series! it is good clean fun that keeps you laughing throughout the book. The story is very clever with many reconnecting path to different points throughout the story. This series one one of my all time favorites.
The narrator is amazing! She multiple realistic voices and does excellent male voices. she great discipline makes the series come alive. I wish I could give him and the author 10 stars.

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  • waelse1
  • charlotte, nc USA
  • 02-25-18

Best of the Sasha-Rex books

An origin story, how Sasha, the robot with acting pretensions meets Rex Nihilo, the goofy interstellar conman. Wacky fun, terrific story, hilarious characters. Enjoyed it a lot, and J. D. Ledford is outstanding as she tells the tale from Sasha’s POV. Hope the series has a long life.

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Space!

After listening to and loving the first two Rex Nihilo stories I was excited to give this one a try. I'm glad to say that it did not disappoint!

In this book 0 installment of the series we are treated to the original meeting ad first adventure of Rex and his trusty robot Sascha. It proves to be just as zany and entertaining as the previous books!

I definitely recommend giving it a try.

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The Prequels

For Rex fans, this does fill in the blanks. I know SASHA is a robot and it's her story, but she seemed to read methodically.

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nice origin story

This book was as fun that the first in the series. The straight man and the comic bit was just plain enjoyable and lighthearted throughout, and you get to see how it all got started. It has inspired me to go back and re-listen to the first book in the series,. Funny and not to serious at any point.

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A perfect recipe for intense laughter.

A prequel to the first two books of the "Space Grifters" series,  "Out of the Soylent Plant" explores the first tangled and out of control encounter of the humorously unlucky robot Sasha and the incredibly reckless hairbrained schemes of Rex Nihilo. The story mostly centers around a plan to get off a planet ruled by an evil company that forces it's citizens to eat horrible food, but there is also a shorter two hour story at the end of the main audiobook that recounts a tale of a simple smuggling run going sideways by Rex making it more complicated than it needed to be. Both are great stories written with a lot of thought and self aware humor.

Simply put, this audiobook is a roaring good time that will have you laughing like a lunatic for hours. The narrator here, J.D. Ledford, just makes the audio experience absolutely perfect here. Her range for all the wacky characters is spot on and she hits every comedic cue in the writing. If she keeps this level of quality up in her narration for all her future audiobooks, she could easily be one of the most sought after on audible in the next few years.

This book is highly recommended to listeners who just want to laugh. There is no required reading from the first two books in order to enjoy it and no need to take in a bunch of new science fiction concepts here. It's straight self aware comedic gold, designed for people who just want to enjoy a ridiculous setting with ridiculous characters.

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great book

one of the best in the series. narrator takes a bit to get used to but she is good

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the reader made this almost unbearable,

but the story was so good as is always the case with Rex nihilo Adventures.

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  • Paul
  • Woodbridge, VA, United States
  • 02-25-18

Narration is poor....

...please give J.D. a partner in the next installation. The story arc has kept me coming back for more; the performance is causing me to reconsider my choice.

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