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Paradise

Expeditionary Force, Book 3
Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
Durée: 15 h et 53 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (501 évaluations)

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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. But Colonel Joe Bishop warns that they might not like what they find, and they can't do anything about it without endangering Earth.

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Au global

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Histoire

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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really good!

bad news is you'll hate the ending cause it leaves you hanging and of course needing more.
good news is, ,,,,,, there's more!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book!

Great book!! R.C. Bray Brings this universe to life!!

6 words needed remaining, Apple Starfish bacon.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rob
  • 2019-07-11

I love the little "Beer Can"!!

I loved it, Skippy had me actually laughing!! I can't wait to listen to the next book. But is Skippy's lack of memory a foreshadow of things to come!?!?

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

that cliffhanger.

Reads like a "Humanity, F*ck Yeah!" story. happy to support the author, unless he keeps pulling the cliffhanger card making me but the next book.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

such a great performance

OMG this is like listening to a one man show. so well read, so funny, the story is a bit repetitive but it is a lot of fun! the reader is just fantastic, accents, language, so perfect, i feel like we have become friends! will. miss him when we done.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Great Everything

A little fluffy with some Rando characters.. but like really great. I'm burning through these books in a couple days because I can't stop listening and I love the characters. On to the next one.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

once again R.C Bray is brilliant.

R.C Bray is by far my favourite narrator. he really sells the stories for me. the book itself was good to. again looking forward to the next one.

  • Au global
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Interesting

lots of laughs. Great insight into the other races and factions, learning more about our magnificent Skippy's inner workings. great series

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars

More repetitive than anything I’ve ever read or listened to

Look, there’s a certain amount of fun to be had with the premise and Skippy’s personality, but my God these are poorly written schlock. And there’s nothing wrong with poorly written schlock if it’s fun and satisfies an itch for science fiction serials. This BARELY satisfies, but it has to feature the most repetitive interactions of characters I’ve ever seen in a novel. It reads like a high school novella expanded (so far) over three books. There’s only a handful of memorable characters, and the promise of interesting story developments keep getting delayed so you have to buy the next book to figure out what happens. It’s like the author pitched a trilogy and audible was like “we like it, can we stretch it out needlessly so listeners have to use more credits to finish it?!” Honestly, I’m starting to feel ripped off and I think I’ll have to give up and read a recap somewhere.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Skippy & Joe are truly Awesome!

I drive a lot and through snow, rain and sunshine this story keeps you intrigued and wanting more. On to book 4. Can’t wait for my next road trip. RC Bray does a great job bringing Mr Alanson’s characters to life. I find myself laughing out loud and clinching the wheel during those tense Skippy moments.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • AP
  • 2017-06-08

running out of ideas...

Loved book 1, book 2 seemed long winded but still had me and this book leaves me wondering if this saga is done with me. I enjoy skippy but he has become very meh... same old same old and Bishop's interactions with him have become underwhelming. Perhaps some more drama between the two...? Idk... I guess I want more elders... or introduce the superior species.

Performance is in my opinion the best around. I Really enjoy Bray's work. He brings characters to life.

I'm a fan of both Alanson and Bray. But book 1 is still the best by far.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Wiley Brooks
  • 2017-05-28

These books are so much fun

Let me just get it out there. I'd read anything that had Skippy and Col. Joe at the heart. Their relationship grows in this installment, but the humor and wit are still at its core.
The story picks up where book 2 ended. There's a brief period back on earth, but the real begins once the Flying Dutchman is back in space.
This plot has some good twists and turns, but in the end the plot is just the way that we get to ride along with Skippy and Joe. And what a fun ride it is.

And the end sets up book 4.

Finally, RC Bray is absolutely perfect for this book. He's an awesome reader. He gives each character unique, memorable voices. But it is more than that. RC captures the essence of the story. He didn't miss a beat. I don't know if the book would be as good as it is without his talent at telling the story.

13 personnes sur 13 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-07-11

R C Bray never disappoints.

the overall story was a 3.5 stars for me. There is a good bit of action, some interesting and unique scenarios, but the dialogue between Skippy and Joe gets a little old. It just follows the same and repetitive formula; There's a sticky situation, Skippy the super duper artificial intelligence can't find a solution, Joe a monkey brain human comes up with a clever solution, Skippy hates himself and bemoans his existence. repeat this 1000 times and you have a book. That said the banter and scenarios are interesting, the characters are fun, and I found the book to just be a great listen in the background while doing other things.

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Christopher Steele
  • 2017-06-02

Slowing down but still great

This series is full of laughs and Joe and Skippy share an entertaining relationship but it may be time to come up some new dynamics for the two. Grrr Joe how did you out smart me again is getting a little old.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • The Home Cook
  • 2017-05-30

This is a bridge Novel

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

While the reading by R.C.Bray was excellent, I can't say that I enjoyed this story as I had enjoyed the first two books in the series. It bounces about from Paradise to Joe, To Paradise to Joe every few minutes. The first 5 hours was a chore to get through.

Has Paradise turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. All series sometimes takes you in directions, or just seem to stall on certain events as the author gets his bearings.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to give away anything here, and I certainly do encourage readers to give this series serious consideration, but Alanson could have made this into a shorter story, and I hope the next book in the series will not stall out and become so repetitious as this one was.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Den Ardinger
  • 2017-08-18

Very original and entertaining - a classic story!

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

I have not read the book versions but very much enjoy the audio versions while driving. My twenty minute daily commute is spent listening to a wide variety of books and I have this series at the top of my list. I can't wait to get back in the car so that I can listen to this tale of high adventure across the galaxy.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a very original story line that is very entertaining to listen to while doing other things.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I have listened to all three books in this series narrated by R. C. Bray and intend to get the others as they are available. His narration is "just right" for this series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book is a classic and varies from high drama to making you laugh out loud.

Any additional comments?

I listen to and read quite a bit of science fiction and have found this series one of the best so far. The story line is original and timely (set in current time today). However, it engages technology left behind by the Ancient Elder Race who have mysteriously disappeared from the Milky Way Galaxy along with the technology of competing ET's who fight over and claim other planets (including Earth). The competition among the various races for who controls the area of space around Earth as well as the other planets visited in this series is well thought out and destined to make this series a classic. Being a retired Colonel myself who rose through the ranks I identify with the characters in these books very much. The strategies, politics and tactics are correctly explained (I'm picky about that). R. C. Bray's narration is outstanding and brings to light a fascinating storyline that I have heard nowhere else. This series has me hooked and I can't wait for Book 4.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Trudy Owens
  • 2017-06-03

the awesome awesomeness of Skippy!

There was action right up up until the end! I thought this was the end of the series so was disappointed in the ending, but no, there will be more. Thank goodness!

These are books you don't want to put down, you don't want to go to work or to sleep, just so you can keep listening. There are brave deeds done by humans, dastardly deeds done by aliens, and then there's Skippy. It's rare to laugh out loud in a Sci-fi book, but there is honest-to-goodness humor here! And RC Bray delivers it so well, you really do forget you are listening to a book--you think you are there with Joe. Thank goodness Skippy is on our side, or humans would be sunk. Even with all Joe's inventiveness, the humans could never have gotten anywhere without Skippy. It doesn't even seem contrived, that's how good the writing is.

The dynamic between Joe and Skippy is good. Some of the angles may be sliding into becoming tropes, but it's so well done, it's okay. Joe keeps thinking up schemes and plans that a super AI never could. And Craig Alanson thinks up new problems and solutions that most of us never could. It's astounding!

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • john
  • 2017-08-02

The protozoan pirate crew continues to boldly go.... wherever skippy tells them to!

The thoroughly entertaining adventures of Skippy the magnificent and his primate cohorts continue to amuse. The primary gag of Colonel Joe figuring out the True solution when Skippy the magnificent can't is starting to run thin though. Overall still a very engaging book.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-05-26

Great writing and reading

I have been waiting for this third book and it didn't disappoint! I have loved this whole series so far. Many times I literally laughed out loud.

Best Sci-Fi trilogy I have heard to date and the reading and interactions between characters are done to perfection! Bravo

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2017-05-31

Repetitive

Narrator and story are great. I absolutely loved the first book and immediately bought the second because of it. The second was a bit too much arguing between Joe and Skippy and what seemed (in my opinion) to be a lot of added filler that did very little for the story. Because of this I was fairly hesitant to listen to the third but I really wanted to know what happens and unfortunately it is quite similar to the second book.

I did enjoy how the book jumped to different perspectives of characters and even alien races however, I feel as though it was just filler for very mild plot influences. still way too much Skippy and Joe arguing about predictable crap that could be reduced quite a bit so the author could add more to the story. it's makes you want to scream get to the point several times

I was really hoping the author would reach a point of the elders/Skippy making some headway. instead the whole book seemed to come to a disappointing end and a cliff hanger that doesn't really entice me to want to listen further. I really like the story I just wish there was as much action as there is talking/arguing.


I just finished the first book of the Fear the Sky saga which is a kind of similar story line (minus the space travel) but I enjoyed that book much more and recommend it.

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