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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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    Walter AWESUM 11-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent read!! Skippy runs into some problems."

    loved it. this story continue to keep my interest.
    I am motivated by the relationship between Colonel Bishop and Skippy the beer can. more please!!

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    michael ray giordano 11-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "another great book"

    great book, kept me interested and wanting more. I cant wait for the next book to come out, the series has been fantastic.

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    Arash 11-17-17
    Arash 11-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Can't get enough"

    I seriously cannot get enough of this series. I hope Alanson and Bray continue this series forever!

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    Amazon Customer COATESVILLE, PA, US 11-17-17
    Amazon Customer COATESVILLE, PA, US 11-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilariously intriguing!! Couldn’t stop listening."

    I could not put the series down, if I was not listening I was reading it on my iPad.

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    S 11-17-17
    S 11-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book series"

    Loved every minute of it! All the twists and turns in the story as well as the narration was the best! Can't wait for book 5!

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    Michael 11-17-17
    Michael 11-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love these series!"

    The series is fantastic. The narration is on point. I can't wait until the next book!

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    damorton 11-16-17
    damorton 11-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Another hit"

    Just the right amount of sarcasm and wit Skippy and Joe make me laugh out laughing d really

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    TJunk 11-16-17
    TJunk 11-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great action, but dragging the story out a bit"

    I love this series and the dynamic between the crew and skippy. But this book seemed to drag on without anything meaningful happening until the end of the book. More of a filler setup book than I would like. Still a decent book though.

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    Jason 11-16-17
    Jason 11-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Really fun SciFi story with great characters"

    Another great installment in the Black Ops series. A lot of series seem to get worse with each new book, but not the case here! Same great characters and lots of new, fun, interesting adventure. Can't wait for the next book!

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    BuildItLikeBeal 11-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Heartily laughed out loud many many times!"

    This book is: More space battles! More unimaginable predicaments! More of our lovable leader! More heroism! More brilliant strategy! In short, it's more of what has made this series so much fun to listen to in the first place, But most of all, it's more of our favorite little beer can, Skippy! The universe's ultimate side-kick!

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  • Simon
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    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!

    13 of 13 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!!!!!!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Gavin
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    "Skippy the Magnificent"

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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......

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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 😀

    3 of 3 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

    3 of 3 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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Terry in Hull
    11/10/17
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    "Easily the best book of the series"

    I didn't think this saga could continue much longer but this dumb monkey was sorely mistaken. In skippys own words this was simply awesome. I would so much like the merry band of pirates to return very soon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    11/10/17
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    "How can you do that!"

    What a way to end the book, this is a really enjoyable series of books.
    Joe Bishop and his merry band, bouncing from one disaster to another.
    Saving earth the hard way

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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