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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

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

  • By Kevin on 2018-02-14

Stop recapping and repeating!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-26

Every 2 chapters there's a recap of "the adventure so far" snuck into the dialogue. Then there's the irrelevant tangent stories and bickering or jumping to panic moments. I frankly end up skipping through many minutes at a time. Makes me feel as if the intended audience is supposed to be as stupid or forgetful as ether or both the two main characters.
When there is movement it's great or when the section is from a different character.
Honestly I believe this book would only be 10 of its 17 hours if all the bullshit was trimmed out.

All that being said, I'm already invested this far, I'll likely get the next ones too.

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  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

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

  • By Andrew on 2019-03-25

If your memory is bad it might not drive you crazy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-20

generally love the story of the book.. -when- it actually storyed. Insted, there is constant bickering between the two main characters. Then you're reminded every 2 chapters about big main concepts over and over and over almost the same words every time! I sadly found myself skipping forward 30 seconds at a time multiple times throughout the book! Next book better rein that in or I'll have to trade it for something else.

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