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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,490 ratings)

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Black Ops

Written by: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2017 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Hail the adventures of Skippy the Magnificent!!!

Let me start by saying, book 4 is the very best of the lot. I am not going to give any spoilers, but let me just say,...if you thought you were on the edge of your seat,...you better wrap that monkey tail around a solid branch, cause you are about to go on a ride for the ages....

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Read/listen to the entire series

I love this series so much it's sad to finish each book and wait for the next. The narration is amazing. The writing is so entertaining.

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Unfinished.

This feels like it was copied and pasted from previous novels in the series. Skippy was so fun in the early books but now his jokes just repeat again and again without any originality. There was so much potential for universe building that in the end just dies in mundane quests. The refueling scene was what really just killed it for me.

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More fun than a Barrell of Monkeys

RC Bray does a great job of bringing the story and characters to life.

The entire audible series is really entertaining with good story, good characters and good pacing.

Craig Alanson is one of my new favourite authors.

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Outstanding Series

Great character development, punctuated with humour, complex and suspenseful action sequences. A few bugs in audio quality towards end of this particular book, but nothing terrible.

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Excellent story

Really enjoy this story line and character development. Can’t wait to hear the next instalment.

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Still Great!

Story is engaging and actioned packed. Voice narration is A M A Z I N G! Worth picking up, another excellent addition to the series.

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Keeping it skippy!

Another riveting tale about the Dutchman and her merry band. The narration is outstanding as always and the story has you on the edge of your seats. Enjoy!

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Can't stop reading

This is such a gripping story I just can't stop reading, Skippy the magnificent is hilarious as always, Joe is a wonderful down to earth good person. This is one of my all time favorite series

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second best so far!

found the 2nd and 3rd books rather slow after loving the 1st, pushed through because of all the good reviews and this book was great! looking forward to book 5!

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