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The third part of the laugh-out-loud sci-fi adventure series, from the author critics are calling "the new Douglas Adams."

Cal Carver, petty-criminal turned space adventurer, is on a suicide mission - and he really hates suicide missions. But this time it's to save his best buddy, Splurt, who has been taken prisoner by the elderly assassin, Lady Vajazzle, and the evil Zertex corporation.

When they discover that the ship carrying Splurt never made it to Zertex, their search leads them through a wormhole to a mysterious planet unlike any they have seen before. Will they survive this strange new world and finally find their friend? And, more importantly, does he even want to be found?

Packed with gladiator battles, angry bees, a big thing blowing up, and the return of the galaxy's oldest assassin, Space Team: The Search for Splurt, is the rip-roaring conclusion to the first Space Team trilogy.

©2017 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2017 Barry J. Hutchison

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Sail on forever Space Team

Only on the third book but I know I’m in for as long as Hutchison and Thron want to take it. Very funny but also good story and characters you care about.

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Love these!!

This series is lol funny, great group of MC's and bizzaro space adventures! Where is Netflix?

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Loved it. It's space opera and humor.

Second time listening to it. Barry delivers space opera with a kick to the ballocks while Phil is; hands down, one of the best performers to grace Audible. And Im saying this as audio book fan that was listening to audiobooks before Audible was a thing.

While waiting for more Barry J. Hutchison, I found more Phil Thron. Outstanding job to both of you. Keep up the exceptional work. Now if you'll excuse, I need to re-listen to the next book. I have never re-listened to a book before this series.

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Great!

It was laugh out loud funny. The characters where dynamic and different from each other. The dialogue is very believable. The narrator is a very very good too! He brings the characters to life.Please Mr. Hutchinson write faster, I can't wait for the next book to come out.
I usually don't try books that are not rated by at least 500 people. This book totally changed my mind. Can't judge a book by how many people rated it. Great recommendation Audible.

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best yet

Cal Carver has done it again with this latest iteration in the series! He (and his friends) continued to bungle their way through, with humor, grit, and grand incompetence in so many ways.
This is perhaps the best in the series balancing action, story driven emotional impact, and humor throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed it from page 1 through the very end.
I don't know where the series is going, but I sincerely hope the author keeps moving forward with it.
Most enjoyable.

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effing awesome

I love this series and this book Takes the Cake it's funny yet it still hits you emotionally in spots it has lots of action and is great from page 1 to the end

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Best yet!

If you have been reading this series and enjoying it, this one won't disappoint. Easily the best and most fun of the series.

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Lot of "what's his name"

Would you listen to Space Team: The Search for Splurt again? Why?

Humor mostly. Maybe a bit repetitive, but funny anyway.

What other book might you compare Space Team: The Search for Splurt to and why?

Not a book, a movie - "Galaxy Quest". Some characters do not know what to do, some even do not have names - like crewmember nr 5 or Zortex Guy 1.

What does Phil Thron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is really good with putting different voices to characters. Some dramatizations have less variety than this one narrator performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not that kind of book.

Any additional comments?

Characters are still very 2D (as in previous books in the series). Author attempts to add some depth to main character by memories of lost family, but it just doesn't work well. Other than this it is a fun and easy book.

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Fricking brilliant

love them to bits. All of them. Yes even that one and the other one that you didn't think was worth it but really was in the end when you found out what they meant. and that obvious thing that you want to compare it to well it's better than that.

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Might be my fave so far...

Great SpaceFiction series... Especially if you love puns, bad jokes, and shiz hitting the fonkin' fan every time you turn around... Yeah, silly, juvenile at times, and light on science, but nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, and lol funny from beginning to end... Think this is my fave bc some really nice deeper content... Friendship, teamwork, and never leaving any, umm, space entity behind... Some finely done emotional moments amongst the high-jinx... As a tease, there's an addition to the team that'll fit right in, given its, errr... ummm... odd nature;). Worth every penny!

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  • 01-02-19

I love this series

Really great. I've been flying through these audiobooks. The narration is spectacular and I absolutely love the story. Already picked up the next one.

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  • English Atheist
  • 09-04-18

out fonkin standing

What can I say. I absolutely love these books. All of them. You should buy them, you won't regret it!

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  • 01-22-21

Great fun story

An enjoyable addition to the story, with Cal and Co attempting to overcome some familiar enemies and some new ones to get splurt back. The creation of a predatory planet where everything wants to kill you or eat you helps to maintain the sense of threat and relentless danger for our heroes, and some of the messages around working together to overcome the real enemy are well done and avoid getting too cheesy. But the whole story is very nearly derailed by the narrator's inability to do even a spurious Aussie accent. When a story line needs to provide cover for a narrator's difficulty with an accent, by describing a character as "nearly having" an Aussie accent, my advice to the author or the performer would be to step away from the accent or change it to one that the narrator can do. Apart from this minor, but for pretty grating issue, this was a great story and another terrific "space" adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-20

If guardians of the galaxy we’re less competent

The title of the review sums it up. You’ve got a crew of misfits who bumble around the galaxy trying to stay one step ahead of trouble and still somehow falling deep into it.
They’re a ruder, cruder and less competent band of reluctant heroes and yet that makes them incredibly endearing.

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  • darrell thomas
  • 05-17-20

great fun

I love these series,there funny and entertaining.
Cant wait to hear more of them soon.

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  • Ken
  • 02-22-20

best book yet

love it, humourous and exciting from start to end. hope the next book is available

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  • DJCurno
  • 09-01-18

Love it

This series is really good. The characters are great, and it's funny. I love the look my wife gives me when she catches snippets of what I'm chuckling to😂

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  • mike
  • 06-21-18

funkin

Australian accent was a bit dodgy, slightly South African :). Another well written and well read book.

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  • Gaz B
  • 09-22-17

Not my favourite Space Team so far but okay

While this is the same funny great characters of the previous books I felt it was let down (for me) in the middle by the “Mad Max” feel to it. The ending was great though and I will grab the next one as soon as it comes out on Audible! 😉

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-29-17

BEST SPACE SERIES EVER

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely and I do! Funniest space adventure I have come across! Great story, great characters

What did you like best about this story?

What I love about Space Team is that each book is better than the last, where normally books tend to have a diminishing return factor. Other books tend to repeat themselves alot, having there heroes going over the same thing in slightly different ways but the Space Team books feel fresh each time, with brand new different experiences for the characters in each one.

What does Phil Thron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I really want to read the next books that are already on Amazon as ebooks BUT Phil Thron does such an amazing job at narrating these books that I will have to wait for the next audible release.......damnit!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep

Any additional comments?

If you like sci fi and comedy, you wont find a better series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-14-20

hilarity

The misadventures continues. The humour continues. Each book I listen to I'm seeing in my minds eye a TV drama unfolding. Excellently narrated.

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  • Jas
  • 09-16-17

Love Space Team

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I absolutely would recommend this. It's fun, funny and full of adventure!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Space Team: The Search for Splurt?

Cal and the space squirrels - dead and alive :)

Have you listened to any of Phil Thron’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listen to Phil Thron in a previous Space Team book and he does a great job

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lots of parts moved me to chuckle out load and garner strange looks from my family

Any additional comments?

Love Space Team