Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash

Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
Series: Jacques McKeown, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2,676 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The hero of Will Save the Galaxy for Cash returns to do what he does best. Which is - what again, exactly?

With the age of heroic star pilots and galactic villains completely killed by quantum teleportation, the ex-star pilot currently named Dashford Pierce is struggling to find his identity in a changing universe.

Then, a face from his past returns and makes him an offer he can't refuse: take part in just one teeny weeny, slightly illegal, daring heist, and not only will he have the means to start the new life he craves, but also save his childhood hero from certain death. 

How hard could that be? If you need to ask - you don’t know Dashford Pierce.

Before long, Pierce is surrounded by peril, and forced to partner with the very same supervillains he'd spent his heroic career thwarting. But when he's confronted by the uncomfortable truth that star pilots might not have been the force for good they had intended to be, he begins to wonder if the villains hadn't had the right idea all along....

©2019 Yahtzee Croshaw (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Amazing again

Another outstanding audio book from a master story teller. This book is laugh out loud funny. Croshaw's mastery of simile and metaphor shines brightly again. The story is another wild ride through this crazy universe and I cant get enough of it. Dare I say, Yahtzee Croshaw is the Douglas Adams for a new generation.

Yahtzee Croshaw is definitely now on my auto-buy list. That exclusive list in my head of authors where if I see a new book out by them on audible I buy it, I don't read the synopsis or any reviews, its just add to cart and purchase.

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Plying Fantastic!!!

Absolutely love this series and I'll get down on my knees to grovel before Sir Croshaw in the hope he will one day bequeath another sequel! Also if you've bought "Will Save the Galaxy for Food" and have yet to purchase this then I'd ask how the brain eating worms inside your head are doing.

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Yahtzee has evolved so much as an author.

While I like all of Yahtzee's books, this one has got to be his best. It flows, it has copious amounts of hilarious characters, great moments, exciting developments and a fantastic universe I don't want to leave. I hope this turns into atleast a trilogy, and if not, I'm pretty sure in saying that whatever Yahtzee's next book will be, it will be fantastic. He's on a winning streak.

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Will write review for third book

When I first began listening to “Will save the galaxy for food” some years ago, I believed it to be a standalone book. A good book with a good ending that seemed to wrap things up. So I was surprised when “Will destroy the Galaxy for Cash” popped up on my radar.

I was concerned one of my favorite authors may have “sold out” as it were, writing a sequel simply because the first had sold well, or because fans had pressured him. So when the story immediately dragged me in, I was somewhat surprised. More so as the book began throwing new hooks left and right, shaking up what we knew of our main character without ever making it seem forced or fake.

My biggest critique of the book is that now I know that there is another book coming after this one, and I’m impatient for Yahtzee’s two year writing cycle to complete once more so I can see what comes next.

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great performance

The reader is energetic, great at voices, and acting the part as well. story is fun and adds to the original story well. looking forward to more.

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Yahtzee did it again!

Please finish the next one swiftly. I am hooked. Pilot math is now my favorite way of cussing! 😆

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best sequel ive seen in years

Yahtzee nails this. the writing and delivery are on point and its just as funny as it is hilarious.

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A lot repeat

It was a lot repeat of previous book. Not as good but ok. Hopefully next book is better

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even better than the first one

I loved the first one and found this one even better. I need more in this series

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Submerge yourself in satire

I enjoyed the previous book in the series so I was excited to see that another came out. It’s got all of the fun things you could want from a satire on Sci-Fi plus A heist which was a fun bonus. Over all I enjoyed my self. I’m always a fan of when the author reads the book too.

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  • edward nelson
  • 10-22-19

It’s about time

I have read all of Yahtzee croshaw books and this one does not disappoint . A second mogword would be nice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-20

Yahtzee has done it again

Brilliant and hilarious! Love hearing yahtzee read it too! Got this straight after finishing the first book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-19

Plying Brilliant

I thoroughly enjoyed the first instalment of the Jacques McKeown story and was thrilled to dive into the next chapter. The new characters were great but I felt like they weren’t quite as fleshed out as before so didn’t invest quite so much in them - particularly the big bad. However, Yahtzee’s trademark spleen still consistently delivers laughs and whilst some of the twists were pretty easy to spot the story was solid.

My one complaint about Yahtzee’s writing is he does tend to overuse metaphors. But this is a minor gripe and doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment.

And I still plying love the mathematical swears.

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  • edmondsonfan666
  • 10-30-19

Can't wait for part 3

I've been reading Yahtzee's books since Jam and this book shows how far he's come in both story telling and performance. There will be a part 3 and I for one can't wait. Keep up the good work Yahtz.

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  • Alejo Sanchez
  • 07-18-20

The wacky adventures go on

The quality of the characters and tone pick up right where the first book left. I hope this is not the end!

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  • Saints-drummer-mat
  • 07-16-20

yahtzee has done it again

Read through and adored his first book, unsurprisingly his second book doesn't disappoint, incredible story!

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  • Esteban Hung
  • 07-14-20

A new favourite series

Really enjoyed both this and the first entry in this series. After stumbling upon it via the recommendations from other audiobooks, I really enjoyed these very dry, very funny stories that follow the exploits of a washed up star pilot equal parts Zapp Brannigan and Dave Lister. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Scott
  • 06-25-20

Great listen.

I've enjoyed listening to the sarcastic tones of Yhatzee since I found zero punctuation. His writing and narration is almost as good as his ability to shit all over video games.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-20

sublime from start to finish

Absolutely sublime from start to finish and I will jam forks into my eyes if I ever use those words to describe anything else ever again.
-Yahtzee in his orange box review
I feel it's relevant here.

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  • TheJudd
  • 09-17-20

I love this but...

People who don’t like this book are plying brackets who eat track and are divs

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-02-19

Even better than the first book.

Took a little to get back into it after the first book, but Yahtzee kicked up his voice acting up a notch with a similar crazy sci fi story that was engaging throughout.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

Very enjoyable

I Realy like Yahtzees writing and his sense of humor. A great follow up to the last book.

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  • Ky
  • 09-30-19

It really good you should listing to it if your a fan of the original

Just like the first one it really good much more action-packed and it makes more use of the background character that I was hoping to see more of so that was fun it left on a cliff hanger but Hopefully, Yahtzee will give us an ending in a next book instead of committing THE SIN. You know the one. This one, in my opinion, it's better than the first and I hope we get a conclusion Especially cause it seems this scratches my space drama itch more then most thing coming out today

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  • phoebe
  • 08-08-20

funny, silly and sarcastic

yahtzee's narration is credible & spot on for the Jacques character. the dialogue is usually extremely sarcastic and adventures silly, which can make for an annoying listen. but the witty turns of phrase get you through and somehow you keep listening.

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  • Andrew Vaughan
  • 05-10-20

Love the series

Enjoy everything the author produces. This series is playful, colorful and written self referentially in a very enjoyable way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-24-20

A worthy sequel

Not entirely 100% but still a good, engaging story that kept me wondering what was going to happen next. A good listen if youre into the genre.

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  • Timothy
  • 02-23-20

Excellent sequel

I love this book. It feels like an excellent step forward for Yhatzee. The expansion of the characters and the universe here are awesome. You should buy this book right now. You will not regret it.

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  • amazingcustomer
  • 02-20-20

Loved it

Excellent continuance in the series. Hopefully there will be more! Yahtzee Croshaw has serious talent.

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  • Bernanda
  • 11-07-19

Well worth it

I've heard that Will ___ the Galaxy for ___ is eventually going to be a trilogy. I consider Will Save the Galaxy for Food Croshaw's best work (in a very competitive field of high-quality novels), but this sequel doesn't disappoint, and doesn't suffer at all for being the middle book. Maybe a shade less good than its predecessor, if only because it didn't feel like the protagonist's journey built up to a big philosophical revelation in quite the same way, but the character development still pays off very satisfyingly. And all that before a twist ending which caps off the story and sets up the (final?) third book beautifully. Eager for more, hoping we don't have to wait 5 years between books like we did for WSTGFF.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-19

Fun premis and interesting next chapter

i just enjoy thease books thanks for fun scifi story, just a bit sad that it was a bit short as a short as 10hour audiobook can be