Expeditionary Force

9 livres dans la série
4.5 out of 5 stars 3 249 évaluations

Columbus Day Description

Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year

We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news. 

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. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are. 

I'd better start at the beginning. 

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Livre 1

    • Columbus Day

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 16 h et 23 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily one of the better books I've read..

    • Écrit par jesse cornelious le 2018-10-31
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 16 h et 23 min
    • Date de publication: 2016-12-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 442 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 51,73

  • Livre 2

    • SpecOps

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 15 h et 50 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive and dull

    • Écrit par Andrew le 2019-03-25
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 15 h et 50 min
    • Date de publication: 2017-03-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 318 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 53,75

  • Livre 3

    • Paradise

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 15 h et 53 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really good!

    • Écrit par Matt le 2018-01-15
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 15 h et 53 min
    • Date de publication: 2017-05-23
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 471 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 53,75

  • Livre 3.5

    • Trouble on Paradise

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 5 h et 48 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a great side story to the overall saga.

    • Écrit par Duncan le 2018-01-09

    Prix: CDN$ 39,68

  • Livre 4

    • Black Ops

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 16 h et 44 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hail the adventures of Skippy the Magnificent!!!

    • Écrit par Kaisersoser le 2017-11-17
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 16 h et 44 min
    • Date de publication: 2017-09-26
    • 5 out of 5 stars 506 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 53,75

  • Livre 5

    • Zero Hour

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 20 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • once again a great listen

    • Écrit par Kevin le 2018-02-14
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 20 min
    • Date de publication: 2018-02-06
    • 5 out of 5 stars 559 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 60,47

  • Livre 6

    • Mavericks

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 21 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Histoire
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but heavy lack of the Merry Band of Pirates

    • Écrit par Scott le 2018-10-22
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R. C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 21 min
    • Date de publication: 2018-09-25
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 447 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 56,38

  • Livre 7

    • Renegades

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 7 min
    • Version intégrale
    • Au global
      5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Histoire
      5 out of 5 stars 303

    The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just binged the whole series. MUST HAVE MORE *taps forearm*

    • Écrit par Justin le 2019-04-21
    • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
    • Durée: 17 h et 7 min
    • Date de publication: 2019-03-26
    • 5 out of 5 stars 313 évaluations

    Prix: CDN$ 56,38

  • Livre 7.5

    • Homefront

    • An Expeditionary Force Audio Drama Special
    • Auteur(s): Craig Alanson
    • Narrateur(s): Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Autres
    • Durée: 5 h et 56 min
    • Production originale
    • Au global
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Histoire
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    After the latest mission of the starship Flying Dutchman, Earth is safe not just for a year but for hundreds of years. The ship’s weary crew wonders what they will do with their lives in peacetime, but the enemy has other plans, and there is danger on the Homefront. Starring Zachary Quinto, R. C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and everyone's favorite AI, Skippy the Magnificent, alongside a full cast. Includes plenty of pew-pew-pew, original sound composition, and maybe some singing by R. C. Bray.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Shmaybe!

    • Écrit par ChrisCW le 2019-06-19

    Prix: CDN$ 37,58