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A new master. A tug on the heartstrings. A mission to destroy a planet. 

After breaking away from the Segnal Space Marine Corps, the crew of The SSMC Reluctant is searching for what to do next. Unfortunately, a race of beings who call themselves "The Overseers" already have plans for them. It's one of those deals they can't refuse. Worse, Captain Don Harr quickly learns that his new masters truly want everyone who isn't an Overseer to die. It means no competition... 

Fortunately, there is a new political movement that is requesting that entire planets not be destroyed anymore. They crew has to travel to a planet that is making technological headway on a warp drive and destroy the device before it's too late. If they fail, the planet will be annihilated and every member of Platoon F will be summarily executed. To make things even more trying, Harr believes he's finally found the love of his life. Worse, she's the lead scientist on the warp drive project... 

Warped Conduit is the hilarious sixth installment in the Platoon F sci-fi series. If you like quirky aliens, naughty overlords, and silly adventures, then you’ll love John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young’s fun-filled adventure. 

©2015 John P. Logsdon & Christopher P. Young (P)2015 John P. Logsdon

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Hilarious and fun

Would you consider the audio edition of Warped Conduit to be better than the print version?

Although the print version is hilarious, Logsdon's voices and his comedic timing make this one a must hear. The characters come alive in the audiobook.

What did you like best about this story?

It is hard to say what I liked best. The book is well written in the same vein as Douglas Adams with the sarcasm level of Monty Python. The narration brings the characters to life and makes the listener part of the crew.

What about John P. Logsdon’s performance did you like?

His performance was perfect. I just loved all the different voices.

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

I could have listened to it in one sitting, but I wanted to savor it. I would, and am, listening to it again.

Any additional comments?

Well done on the funniest Sci/Fi book in a long time. I look forward to the other books in the series.

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  • shalte
  • san jose, CA, United States
  • 08-12-15

It's All About Tail Length

Warped Conduit is a rare audiobook indeed. It starts out funny and actually stays funny until the end. Mix in an assortment of unique characters with their individual quirks and you have a gem of a listen. I heartily recommend this audiobook.

This is the first audiobook in the series. I hope the authors keep this series alive as there are only a precious few truly funny space opera-esque sci-fi audiobooks out there for people like me and the previous reviewer to purchase. Maybe they can shove books 1-5 into an omnibus audiobook. I would snap it up in a heartbeat.

Warped Conduit has just about every thing an audiobook should offer - suspense, humor, witty conversations about perceived sexual orientation and at least 8-9 solid gold shut down comments wielded mainly by the kill crazy blonde death goddess.

This audiobook is filled with memorable characters that range from the previously mentioned ruthless blonde hard body who wants nothing more than to corpse up every single person she comes into the slightest contact with, to a midget alien boxing champion / master sergeant, to a male slut who errs egregiously in his tail selection, to Captain Don Harr who plays it straight and grabs the prize in the end, and lastly, General I forget his name who had a bunch of memorable conversations with his subordinate that had me busting up.

If you are looking for some deep expose on the true meaning of humanity's ephemeral relationship to blah, blah, blah ....... don't go looking here. If, on the other hand, you want to have an enjoyable time listening to a funny story about a space ship crew's adventures on an alien planet then Warped Conduit is the book for you. Drop the dime, it's well worth your time!

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Loved it!!

HILARIOUS addition to the Platoon F series. Great characters in HILARIOUS circumstances!! Well worth the time

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The Crew of the Reluctant rides again

Join Captain Har and the crew as they embark on their new adventures.

What will they do now that they are no longer part of the military? Where will they go? Read this Monty Python meets Terry Pratchett (with a bit of Douglas Adams thrown in for good measure) adventure to find out.

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I Don't Know What Impressed Me More...

First, this is but a small part of the Platoon F saga. I highly recommend all of them. Well, not the second so much. But anyway, you can read this one first, but if you do, you'll just want to read the others, so I'd recommend you read the others first since you'll be reading them anyway. But this book can stand alone.

Mr. Logsdon and Christopher Young created a wonderful world in the entire Platoon F series. The characters are top notch; the settings are real, and they throw in enough sci-fi tech to keep a geek happy. They successfully juggle space battles with daily life in outer space scenes and first encounters. And more impressively, this novel is hilarious! They found the perfect balance between the humor and the plot. One was never sacrificed for the other.

But on to one of the best audiobook narrators I have ever heard: John P. Logsdon. I know. We're all a little wary when an author reads his own books. But Logsdon brings with him a "full cast" reading. I googled Logsdon to see if he had done voice work or acting. He's that brilliant. I can say with no hesitation that Logsdon is the best reader I have ever heard for this type of novel. I love Wil Wheaton, (and Logsdon sounds a bit Wheatonesque), but Wil Wheaton only wishes he could reach this level of mastery! (Seriously, Wil, give Mr. Logsdon a call. He can give you some pointers.)

The guided review often asks who my favorite character was as voiced by the narrator. I have no problems coming up with an answer: G33Z3R is my fave!

So, I'm still left with the question: Am I more impressed with Logsdon for his voice work, or for the novel he wrote? Maybe G33Z3R can figure it out for me.

If you're looking for some fun sci-fi, get this book now.
If you're looking for something extraordinarily well-narrated, get this book now.
If you're looking for some good laughs, get this book now.

Seriously, you were interested enough to check out a review for this book, so just go ahead and get this book now!

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More fun with Platoon F.

I like these nutty stories, and I want to see the rest of the series out here on Audible. One complaint. Why did they skip books 4 and 5? Some things changed in those two and it shows up in book 6, leaving me wondering what went on. Come on Audible, give us 4 and 5 and then the rest. Please. Thank you.

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  • julie
  • RALEIGH, NC, United States
  • 06-06-16

Fun listen!

Hope Audible picks up more of this series. These have been fun space opera romps with a bunch of goofy humor. Some is a bit sophomoric, but it's tongue in cheek sci-fi for when you just want something fun to listen to. Author actually does a very good voice performance as well.

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  • The Jeepster
  • 10-05-15

Fun science fiction

Very much enjoyed this audio book, inventive, humorous and likeable characters. Fun narration and good vocal performance. Listened in the car and it brightened up my journeys. Will listen to and read some more Platoon F soon.

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  • Simon Moppett
  • 07-19-16

Thoroughly Enjoyed

The characters are brought to life, not only by excellent writing but by the authors superb voice skills. I found the humour to be right up my street and the story holds your interest from beginning to end. The character Don Har, is the glue that holds it all together. Already downloaded others in this series

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  • Jennie Nichols
  • 08-10-15

5 Stars - Pant Wettingly Funny

What did you like most about Warped Conduit?

The performance of the characters was consistent and easy to follow. There was a huge range of voices which gave it a fuller experience. The narration kept a good pace but the words were clear and well executed.

What did you like best about this story?

This is the 6th book in the Platoon F series and is a superb continuation of an already established Story. The characters as further developed here but you do not need to have read the others before enjoying this one. This can be listened to in isolation.

What does John P. Logsdon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The author narrated the book and therefore is read with all the inflection and meaning that was intended and sometimes missed by the reader. There are other elements like little chuckles from a character at the end of a sentence which are not in the book.

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

I listened to this book in 2 sittings.

Any additional comments?

The Bloopers Reel at the end of the book will have you in stitches. It is not something that I have heard other Audiobooks offer and I think that it is a brilliant addition.