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In Search of the Uldans

Galactogon Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Series: Galactogon, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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What could be better than space adventures? Captain Surgeon knows the answer to this question - space piracy! Loot, pillage, plunder, and sell all the lucre - that's the motto of the Galactogon pirates, and Surgeon is doing his best to join their number.  

But what is to be done when the enigmatic Uldans do not want to leave our swashbuckler in peace and keep laying new mysteries in his path, distracting him from his main goal? How does one become a formidable buccaneer, the scourge of Galactogon's countless star systems, when an indomitable alien invasion is razing empires all across the galaxy?  

Time and time again, the game hands Captain Surgeon the Black Spot and time and time again, he refuses to take it. It looks like he will have to work extra hard to realize his dreams of piracy and find the answers to all these mysteries....

©2019 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2019 by Boris Smirnov (P)2019 Tantor

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Pretty solid addition to the series .. mostly

I like Vasily's work. It has a great balance between high fantasy/sci-fi and real life consequences (if you live in the future and spend most of your time in VR -- that kind of real life). Game stats, high adventure, political intrigue in and out of the game. I dig the odd twists and turns the story takes quite a bit. That's why I keep coming back.

What could improve?

I don't buy the grand manipulators story. Its not a major factor to the majority of the story, but it does detract. These big wigs who run governments and businesses are spending their time analyzing human psyche and betting on it for fun? They shake off murder without batting an eye? Yeah -- okay they are sociopaths I guess. Just doesn't work for me. Maybe it works for others. Its not bad enough to worry too much about though. Like I said, the majority of this story is high adventure, witty hijinks and daring escapes.

I am NOT a fan AT ALL of Matt Godfrey's voice in this book. I almost had to quit listening at several points because it sounds like he was crying when he was trying to do a voice. His voice quivers and shakes and his female voices just don't work. Maybe he was sick -- or something. Just - not a fan.

If you like book one. Buy this one. Its a solid continuation of the story.

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  • Chris S.
  • 07-06-19

Ended too soon!!!!!

!!SPOILERS!! loved it but we hardly get to see the new ship and any major development of the pirate quest (I need pirate king next book) plus the whole hansa thing seems pointless (cos of new ship) and god damn you release the next one at least twice the length now (I want h8m to own hansa too plus have all guilds bow to him after anotger massive arbiter smashing space battle)