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Featuring unexpected stabbings, maniacal puppets, and a dog with a head like a testicle, Space Team: The Hunt for Reduk Topa is the 12th book in the Space Team series, and the perfect jumping on point for new listeners.
 

Sick of the stress, aggravation, and multiple genocides they've had to put up with lately, accidental space hero Cal Carver and his crew set off to start a new life in a distant corner of the galaxy.
 

Six tedious days of warp-speed and board games later, they arrive in a sector filled with new hope, new opportunities, and new adventures. Too broke to take advantage of any of these things, they are forced to accept a series of increasingly demeaning jobs just to make ends meet.
 

When one such job leads them to the offices of a sector-wide TV network, Cal signs-up to star in smash-hit game show The Hunt, confident of winning the big cash prize.
 

What he fails to realize is that the show's premise involves him being chased and killed for the amusement of the viewing public and so Cal must run, fight, and occasionally beg for his life as he attempts to win the game, the money, and his freedom.
 

But in the entire history of the show, no competitor has ever survived The Hunt, and the network will stop at nothing to keep that record intact....
 

Space Team: The Hunt for Reduk Topa is the 12th book in the internationally best-selling series from award-winning author Barry J. Hutchison and perfect for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and The Golden Girls.

©2019 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2019 Barry J. Hutchison

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MORE PLEASE

I love this series. Barry is hilarious and Phil Thron is the absolute best narrator.!
the bloopers make me cry.

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Bested!

Another fun listen! Barry writes some crazy shiz and Phil brings it to life. Very few audiobooks have made me burst out of my earphones laughing and made me look like a psycho in public - this series never fails to succeed. ...and never - I repeat - never quit listening until you’ve heard the outtakes at the end!!!

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Hilarious series brought to life by the perfect narrator!

I’ve listen to a wide selection of audiobooks across lots of genres. Some have featured disappointing narrations, many have been good listens, several have even been very impressively performed. But, there is no written work on Earth, or in space, that has been narrationally brought to life quite as completely as the Space Team series has by Phil Thron.

I will fight you on it. There has never been a more fitting audiobook narrator. He voices the characters perfectly, along with the cadence and timing to their dialogues.

I’ve returned to this series repeatedly and it still has me busting out laughing. Also, I caught the Sidekicks Initiative reference on my most recent listen of The Hunt for Reduk Topa.

We need more!

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Best Space Story

The narration was good but the story better as it progresses from humorous to heartfelt. sorry I meant space humorous to space heartfelt

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I didn't want it to end!

It has been such a joy to listen to The Space Team series by Hutchison as performed by Phil Thron. Hutchison really brought his best work and gives a longer journey for this last quest. I will keep an eye out for the comic adventures posted in their kickstarter! Read his funking books, y'all.

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  • 05-01-21

My favorite book series, You would fall in love

This one was a surprise, the name and plot description didn't help. Now 12 books later I am a fan. Funny with great characters. Its a classic

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Another great adventure from Cal & the gang.

My favorite moment:
When they come upon the little lawn gnome people and Miz says they look, "Delicious."

I think Phil Thron's outtakes are wonderful! What a great idea. And my new favorite way to end a book. 🤣

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Excellent space adventure!

I immediately related to the main character Cal, he is a perfect smart ass that is also somehow endearing. These books are mostly on the lighter side but have their moments of sadness and loss that really bring the storyline home. Great performance by Phil Thron, he has quickly become one of my favorite narrators.

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They just get better each time.

There is no dip in this series. They are all home runs. This one doesn't disappoint. Phil Thron is a master on this series and quickly has shot into my top 5 narrators.

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Hilariously Funny

Hilariously funny, uproariously irreverent, and super enjoyable. Unlike most series that tend to taper off after 3-4 installments, the Space Team series just keeps getting better and better. I remember thinking, “where could he be going with this,” with Splurt nearly six books ago and then he went through and explained all the Splurt stuff and still managed to make the little bamston one of the best characters in the series. “Redunk Topa,” a clever play on “The Hunt for Red October,” cleverly plays off of the plot of “The Running Man” (or the SPACE Running Man). It’s a story you’ve heard before, but never with this level of sass and backtalk. You’ll want to wash the books mouth out with soap and spank it for being so naughty. Just buy it. It’s awesome.

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  • Alpha1g
  • 10-12-19

so funny

it's the 12th book in the series and at some stage you would think they are getting boring but I still giggle like I did with the first one and let's not forget the outtakes at the end they earn a extra mention

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  • Craig J. M. Thomson
  • 10-20-21

Love it.

Another fabulous piece of literature. Written well and narrated brilliantly.
Adding the "cock ups" at the end is a fab idea. So funny.
More more more.

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  • richard james tomlin
  • 07-23-21

Awesome

Barry is a space comic genius... And Phil brings all these loveable antihero's to life... I've enjoyed every book and Hope Barry and Phil collaborate on many more.

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  • Adam Taylor
  • 06-19-21

slow start but great book

Crashed this book over two days and didn't want it to stop, set up at start was slow but found its feet and all linked up nicely. Narrator in my top 2 and he does a great job making it a hilarious read. Thanks

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  • Roger
  • 04-14-21

enjoyment at its best

these space team stories keep getting better, more please
Phil Thron in a genius narrator

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  • Tom
  • 01-23-21

Fantastic

I cannot express enough how good this whole series is. Narrator is superb, stories are wonderful and very funny, can't wait for the next instalment

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  • Chuck stuff
  • 03-31-20

Wish I would end now

After 12 books the jokes are becoming the same, with a few new moments every now and then.
It's just now got to the point where he's taking done before ideas and just doing that as a book. It's become a TV series with episodes that have no progression on the main story.

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  • Abby
  • 01-10-22

Not even the great Phil Thron can rescue this one

I’ve generally enjoyed the Space Team series - they’re a bit up and down in quality (not surprising when there’s over a dozen books) but there’s usually been plenty of positives to outweigh the negatives. Not this time though; halfway through and we hadn’t even got to The Hunt’ show part, which given the summary I’d thought would be a significant part of the plot. Incredibly disappointing.
The characters are the same as ever but the banter is stale and feels increasingly mean spirited rather than teasing (there is a ‘joke’ about sexual assault which serves absolutely no purpose). There is far too much of them meandering about and messing everything up, which can work ok in moderation around a decent plot but here it’s just tedious and I’m not sure why the author wasted so much time on so little content.
It feels to me like the series has become so successful that it’s gone on longer than originally intended and is now becoming just a collection of catchphrases and in-jokes.

To end on something positive though, Phil Thron’s narration/performance is absolutely terrific!

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  • Dodgey
  • 01-18-21

Good fun but really lacking content

I've listened to all the books in the series and felt this one took way long to get to the meat of the story. When we finally got to Reduk, my Alexa announced there was approx 4 hours left in the book. 7 hours of messing about with no real purpose and then a fairly swift ending.

This is fine if you take the book as a sort of slapstick comedy, but I like a good story to go with it, and I felt the first 3/4 of the book was just comedy and no story.

Don't get me wrong, if you are a fan of the series you'll enjoy it, as I did, but it felt like a bit of a con. I honestly can't remember what went on in the first 7 hours. That isn't great.

Phil Thron is masterful as always - what a tallented narrator.

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  • Tom Brooks
  • 09-03-20

Best one yet!

This one was SO funny! Good work Barry - love you Phil! Cant wait for the next.

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  • Penny
  • 03-08-20

So entertaining - addictive series

Author, Barry J. Hutchison, is an absolute favourite of mine. I have listened to nearly all Barry's audiobooks to date and have thoroughly enjoyed everyone of them and will be listening to them more than once. I have had the best laughs listening to this book and the entire series. Makes a very entertaining drive to work.

Audiobook narrator, Phil Thron, is my all time favourite narrator after first hearing him with another of Barry's books "The Sidekick's initiative'. Phil is an amazing narrator, bringing the characters personalities alive and the bloopers he includes at the end of many of his narrations are an excellent touch. I follow Phil on Facebook and his appreciation of his audience is very evident.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-13-19

Space Team is back, bigger, better & camera-ready

Your favourite space space team is back with an all new storyline. In an all new sector.

See the team slug it is out, talk it out, yell it out, crash it out and generally do the same shizz they do in the other great books in the series, that you have grown to love. In another Space Adventure! Now with 30% more intelligent villains (well not as brilliant as Kevin) but still none the less smart and very very shiny.

Enjoy Cal scoffing down banoffee pie by the shipload, not getting killed too much and...oh look, cute little elves!

It's a great space space adventure and you won't be space disappointed.

NOT SUITABLE FOR ROBOTS!