Expeditionary Force
Books in series5
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(4.7 based on 48197 ratings)
  • 1
    Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1 | Craig Alanson

    Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Craig Alanson
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15089)
    Performance
    (14347)
    Story
    (14315)

    The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

    Boring beginning. Interesting middle. End was meh.

    The first 2-3 hours I almost quit. Then the story picked up and took an interesting turn.
    Then Skippy the beer can arrived. And it just went into ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2017 by Mr Dangerous (Los Angeles, Ca)
  • 2
    SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2 | Craig Alanson

    SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Craig Alanson
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11673)
    Performance
    (11082)
    Story
    (11046)

    Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

    WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY by NO PATIENCE MAN

    BREAKING IT DOWN BARNEY STYLE
    I wanted to BLUFF IT, but it is your money. I liked this book and will continue the series, but I did not love it. T..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2017 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • 3
    Paradise: Expeditionary Force, Book 3 | Craig Alanson

    Paradise: Expeditionary Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Craig Alanson
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12633)
    Performance
    (11879)
    Story
    (11838)

    While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

    getting repetitive

    the plot from the first book to this has gotten formulaic. problem, Skippy magic, Joe's idea, Skippy complain.

    Reviewed on August 22 2017 by Erin Gardner ()
  • 3.5
    Trouble on Paradise: Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5 | Craig Alanson

    Trouble on Paradise: Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Craig Alanson
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3969)
    Performance
    (3758)
    Story
    (3750)

    While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

    Should have been part of Book 3

    Craig Alanson, please don't do this again. Don't take a side story, break it out and charge too much for it. This "book" should have been part of "Par..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 11 2017 by W. Brooks (Seattle, WA United States)
  • 4
    Black Ops: Expeditionary Force, Book 4 | Craig Alanson

    Black Ops: Expeditionary Force, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Craig Alanson
    • Narrated By R.C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4833)
    Performance
    (4585)
    Story
    (4572)

    The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

    Did not expect to get this hooked in-

    It’s the detail in this book and for the series overall that enthralls. When it comes to sci-fi, it takes a lot of minutia to bring the listener into ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2017 by Amazon Customer ()