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Black Ops Audiobook

Black Ops: Expeditionary Force, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

©2017 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Stephen 10-20-17
    Stephen 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "repeat story from earlier books"

    performance great. story is a repeat of earlier books. Just felt tired and no new ideas this time .

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "four of I hope more"

    enjoy the book hope there's more, I want to see the merry band of Pirates succeed

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    Anonymous 10-20-17
    10-20-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A great addition to the series!"

    If you have listened to the other titles in this series, you won't be disappointed.

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    Timothy 10-20-17
    Timothy 10-20-17
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    "Awesome."

    Incredibly awesome. I’ll be listening to this series over and over again! Perfect narration and story.

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    randy purvis 10-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "AMAZING!!!"

    I cannot wait for the next one! This book series is incredibly captivating and you truly feel as though you are part of the story!

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    Jason P. Bowman 10-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The best one yet"

    loved the character interactions. Mr Bray nailed the story and put real emotion into telling.

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    A.N. in Texas 10-19-17
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    "A great SYFY series that makes you laugh too."

    Book four was great, "but" you left me hanging, when does the next one come out? I skipped 3.5 due to comments on this forum, and it appears you don't miss anything. Want a series that has a great story and makes you laugh too, well here it is.

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    Richard 10-19-17
    Richard 10-19-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Pirate story's don't get any better"

    Another excellent story i love the interaction between skippy and the pirates and cant wait for the next book another great book Well Done!!

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    JR Fairfax Fairfax, Virginia United States 10-19-17
    JR Fairfax Fairfax, Virginia United States 10-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "WOW-Awesomeness"

    I have loved all of these Expeditionary Force books. I think this one is my favorite to date. It has an amazing mixture of characters, lots of action and suspense and there's never enough skippy!! The narrator R.C. Bray brings the book to life with his fantastic voices. I can't say enough about this book and the entire series, I hope Mr. Alanson writes many more of these for years to come.

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    jazmaan Santa Monica, CA United States 10-19-17
    jazmaan Santa Monica, CA United States 10-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Entertaining funny sci fi"

    I can't wait for the next one! Skippy come back! Don't leave us hanging like this!

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  • Simon
    Somewhere between a pair of headphones.
    9/27/17
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    "Super-Skippy-Just-Fantastic-Expeditionary-Force!"

    Sit down strap in and get ready for another episode of one of the funniest and most inventive sci-fi series I've come across in a long time. Episode four of Alanson's Expeditionary Force sees Joe Bishop's Merry Band of Pirates careering across the galaxy, staggering from crisis to crisis only to end on another cliffhanger! Yes there will be even more to come after this one!

    Earth is once again under threat so The Flying Dutchmen and her crew including Skippy, the sci-fi world's favourite beer can are once again embroiled in Alanson's heady mix of impossible situations, amazing alien politics and of course zany humour. In fact he really does go Spinal Tap on us and dial it up to eleven in this one.

    I suspect that sense of humour is also being directed at his narrator here. His text has Maestro Bray doing everything from singing a high-pitched La Marseillaise of all things to a wonderfully credible Chewbacca. Being the trooper he is RC Bray rises to each and every challenge with suitable awesomeness!

    I could split hairs over some of the editing including some very repetitive small passages but even I can't spectacularly miss the point of these books by quite that much. They are the Sci-Fi equivalent of a good boozy night down the pub with old friends. Good fun, warmly humorous and thoroughly satisfying until the following morning - when you realise you stayed up waaaay too late listening to it!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • allan smith
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    "Oh you Bastards!"

    loved it
    you didn't have to do that at the end... WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK!!!!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gavin
    9/30/17
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    "Skippy the Magnificent"

    Another excellent installment , expertley narrated by RC Bray, believe in "The Awesomeness" of Skippy the Magnificent..

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  • sfak107
    9/29/17
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    "Trust the awesomeness"

    Just trust the awesomeness and keep listening to another great story and performance by RC Bray. What will be in the next book......

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  • Christopher
    9/28/17
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    "More outstanding work!"

    Another amazing adventure with Skippy and the merry band of pirates... Cannot wait for the next installment and hope it comes soon we rather than later 😀

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    9/28/17
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    "Love it!"

    Not much to say other then I want more!!! If you liked the last 4 books your going to like this. The whole series is well worth a read if you haven't allready

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • CNS1995
    10/10/17
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    "Incredible! Couldn’t get enough!"

    This book gets full marks from me! Seriously entertaining! When is the next book due to come out... I can’t wait any longer! Congratulations Craig this series is tremendous, please hurry and publish more audio books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tom
    9/28/17
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    "#trust the awesomeness"

    Some things are certain in life.

    Death, taxes and Craig Alanson writing wonderfully fun books.

    I feel bad only giving 4*, and really it's 4.5* as I stayed up to 3am last night listening. But after 3 super previous books this one seemed to just slightly lack the originality of the first books. R C Bray is his usually genius self and in Skippy, I think I've found an audio character that will never be topped.

    It's just that the jokes are now more comfortably familiar than laugh out loud (though lots of sniggering) and action scenes felt just a little flatter with plot twists even more outrageous. This is of course like criticising Usain Bolt for only running a 9.9s 100m. It's still great by any standards, but not quite the best. So overall great fun and my standout series of 2017 continues to deliver.

    Get listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • madjuba
    Redhill, Surrey
    10/20/17
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    "Fear for the awesomeness!"

    Another fantastic instalment in the series.

    My only criticism would be that it is over far to quickly. Keep em coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ben L
    10/19/17
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    "Triumphant again"

    This is yet another fantastic instalment. There is no let up in the quality of storytelling and RC Bray just gets better the longer you listen to him.

    What a cliffhanger, I can't wait for the next book. Thank you so much Craig. Keep up the magnificent work.

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