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The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap.

©2019 Craig Alanson (P)2019 Blue Heron Audio

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Simply great.

A very very solid stand alone book for this group of characters. Great writing, with some great one liners from the "Alien " characters have me laughing out loud. Looking forward to the follow up books in this series.

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Decent

I listened to the whole book in one go, so it certainly kept my interest. One character in particular was hilarious. However, it's greatly lacking on the science side of things, and was too predictable.

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  • Vette Lover
  • San Jose, CA USA
  • 2019-05-13

Jates may be as funny as Skippy!

I did say 'may be', Skippy is still the best. But, Jates does have some great lines, go Mavericks! Another great story.

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  • Kenneth
  • 2019-05-13

Love this universe Mr.Alanson created

I am straight up addicted to the Expeditionary Force series. I've been hooked from the start.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Cliff
  • 2019-05-13

What a great spinoff!

Craig Alanson proves in this book that you don't necessarily have to have a shiny beer can to cause some really crazy "stuff" to happen to an unsuspecting universe at the hands of some really devious humans! I am so happy I bought this! With Craig Alanson writing and R.C. Bray narrating, what could possibly go wrong?

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Adolph Moreno
  • 2019-05-16

RC Bray... Good

there was so much more laughter in this book...
I don't like to write reviews but Skippy told me too..

so here you go... you shiny beer can...

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  • nrnbn89
  • Boston, MA
  • 2019-05-12

Excellent spinoff series

I was worried that this spinoff might suffer from not having Skippy around for comic relief. But it’s great. The plot moves rapidly and it’s even more engaging than many of the expeditionary force books. It probably helps if you’ve read the expeditionary force books, however, since there isn’t much character development in this book. It’s good if you know the characters involved.

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  • Connie
  • Spring Branch, TX, United States
  • 2019-05-12

Great new direction for the Ex. Force!

Having listened to all the Ex. Force books, this branch of the series is off to a great start. While I miss Skippy, Nert is provides some comic relief and the interaction between the different species is pretty entertaining. Nice twist at the end!

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  • Gregory
  • RENO, NV, United States
  • 2019-05-13

Great Book with a Great Narrator

I really recommend The Expeditionary Force and The Expeditionary Force Mavericks. The story flows well and R C Bray is excellent at creating realistic characters through voice inflection and a great understanding of how the characters fit into the plot.

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  • Micah James Messer
  • 2019-05-15

Excellent Addition

Deathtrap is very much a perfect addition and compliment to the Expeditionary Force universe. The characters are in-depth and lovable from the start. You will see familiar faces, new ones, and an exploring of different cultures in the EF universe. I hope to see more from this series!

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  • Calvin Neyrey
  • 2019-05-12

A phenomenal Adventure.

this entire Series has been a godsend. Witty and remarkable. Never failing to amuse and surprise.

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  • Ken Waymire
  • 2019-05-17

Another Winner

I have become a fan of this writer and love the narrator. The combined story writer’s abilities and inflection of the narrative keep you interested and in anticipation mode. This continued story of the humans and the interactions with various aliens is a story of daring, imagination, stupidity and wonder! I recommend any lover of Dune, Star Trek, Star Wars or Firefly to start your new love of SF with his books. I support the Beer Can!

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