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Publisher's Summary

Things heat up in Tritania as Quantum Hughes and the Dream Team continue their search for Strata Godsick's son both in the real world and the Proxima Galaxy. 

An attack in the real world throws a wrench into their plans, as does an event and a key decision that may change the team forever. Expect giants, expect dragons, expect Quantum being as maverick as ever, expect a few twists and surprises as the Dream Team's membership grows by one and Quantum is finally able to use his favorite Loop weapons in Tritania. 

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production: 

  • Jeff Hays - narration 
  • Dalton Lynne - proofing and editing 
  • Griffin Malnar - production, editing, and mastering
©2016 Harmon Cooper (P)2018 Harmon Cooper

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A Pulse pounding adventure in Proxima

Cooper returns to the Proxima Galaxy and everybody's favorite smart mouth, Quantum Hughes, returns in style. My biggest beef with this dish? Not enough Francis Euphoria, I love that dame. The search for Godsick's son is still ongoing, and the dream team is finally making some progress on finding his location, but they end up getting sidetracked into doing a mission for one of the upper crust royal personages that think their diznikes don't stink. It was a blast seeing Quantum get some payback on one of the reaper B-holes that has been a plug in his "but" for a few books. Best use of a sword stick I've ever heard!

Seriously, Hughes is twice as mouthy and grumpier than ever, and his team seems to be suffering from the we can't trust anybody virus, as one or two members do some shadey dealings or break a lot easier than they should have. Quantum might be out of the action for a little of this book, but his arena fights are the stuff of Legends! And if you want to talk about funny, all I can say is there are two bits in which Quantum is chided for being racist, the first is an "Engrish Prease" back and forth that mad me belly laugh, and the other was about Islamic proselytizing that literally made me almost fall out of my car as I was opening the door because I was laughing so hard. Cooper is clearly the snarkiest snark that ever snarked, and he uses that to his advantage. I would fear a conversation with him, just on the basis that somewhere in the back of his lizard brain lurked a fully formed Quantum Hughes who was ready to strike at the slightest hint of vulnerability.

Also, I love the cover, Qpappy187 looks suitably vicious, but I would have loved to see him in his life vest with Hacky in his hand. That would have fit so much better than the grim and dark angle, but hey, ya gotta go with what sells and this cover is an attention grabber.

Gotta talk about Hays, and his narration. No one else could play the fast talking wise-acre, Quantum Hughes, quite like Hays does. I think other narrators would get marble mouthed just trying to keep up. Plus, it is refreshing to see Jeff doing the whole book solo, I appreciate the other SBT cast members, but Jeff just rocks out stories all on his own, and Quantum is 100% Jeff all the way. He spits out quotes and phrases that would stunt a lesser narrator's growth, and does so with aplomb. Shockingly, I do have a few small issues I have to take with the Master of the Vocal Arts. First, in the aforementioned Islamic bit there is a bit of a pause that goes a little long when the giant is speaking to the Dream team. It goes on for what feels longer than a dramatic pause and seems more like a piece that got spliced back into the story. Like he had to redo it due to a flubbed line, and the timing was just a little off. Next, and this is strictly because I know some chefs, and would get a wet rag slapped in my mouth if I said it this way, but Jeff says the word "Saucier" in a distinctly American manner. Technically, his saying the word as saucey-er isn't incorrect, but it is french, and they way I have always heard it is as saucey-A, with the A being a long vowel sound. The same way that person who recommends wine is referred to as a sommelier. It too, ends with a long A sound. I am sure he did his due diligence and checked out how to pronounce it, but sometimes that old interweb lies or misdirects you. Just check out Top Chef sometime, they will give you the real skinny on how to pronounce those kitchen terms. I really don't want to pick at nits, and I am seriously not pointing the no-no finger at Jeff, but it needed pointing out.

What does all that mean? With the issues that I took umbrage with, i.e. less Francis than I'd have liked, a minute (as in small) pause, and one word being misprounced I'd have to give this a subtraction of .00001 % of a star. Rounding up, there is no negligable difference. This book takes the Proxima Galaxy and sucks it into a black hole of pure awesomeness. You can't go wrong with the combo of Cooper and Hays!

Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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Finally, Waited so long for this

This is an awesome addition to the other 3 books already offered on audible. Great story telling and jeff hays knocked it out of the part! A must listen so they can get the whole series on audio!

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A gamer fantasy with action, violence, and humor

I waited a long time for this audiobook, the fourth book in the Feadback Loop series, and it was well worth the wait. Jeff Hayes does a terrific job bringing the story to life, and the book is every bit as good as the previous books in the series. The story is full of action and humor with a bit of grittiness mixed in. This book would probably work fine independently, but I'd hate to have missed out on any of the previous books!

Contains violence, some cussing, sexual conversations, and a "fade to black" sex scene.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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Awesome

This one was better then the first 3 very well done. Very good preformance by all invoved as well.

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  • Scott R
  • 07-05-18

Quantum and Co return. 6 out of 5 stars

It's that time again and this time the action is in the real world as well as the virtual as we work towards the face off with the Reapers and Godsick Strata.
As is expected the virtual world and one liners rule as Harmon paints a picture of an all too realistic reality.
The non stop humour and action gives 5 oit of 5 and plus the mad talents of Jeff Hays aka the Voice then i just have to add the next star.
For an honest review and my own critique i have to say the worst bit is that this flows by and i could of had a longer story or that after finishing this i can't have book 5 on audio to carry on the joy.
I asked for this audio and was provided it giving my 2 cents worth ,or what ever currency you work with for those who read it of my own free will and give my own take of it.

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  • John
  • 07-16-18

awesome book 5 stars

I love this book from start to finish the characters a well written and informative the narrator did a great job with the narration and the author did a great job with the story 5 out of 5 stars.