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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,279 ratings)

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Mavericks

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

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....

©2018 Craig Alanson (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Good, but heavy lack of the Merry Band of Pirates

The book was good, and I get it was called Mavericks, but there was way too much focus (more than half the book) on the Mavericks team and a massive lack of the Merry Band of Pirates. Skippy and Joe are what keep me coming back to the series, and finding that half the book didn't have them was a little disappointing. I get there is a bigger story arc going on, but I still found the Mavericks team story could have been summarized into an halter or two and we could have had more Skippy :)

The audio performance was top notch as always.

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Not really part of this series

This book is more of a off shot of the series with over 70% of the story having nothing to do with the series main characters. This should have been labeled as book 5.5 and the 30% that was needed for the main story ark included in book "6". I REALLY did not like the main story of this book, nor the characters.

Honestly Expeditionary Force is all about Skippy.

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Redundancy

If your reading this you are entirely way to thorough or must have a big case of OCD. You already know this is a great space epic story. Consider this review a confirmation that that epic continues with this book as well.

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Good story, too much description during battles

Good story, started to tune out to some chapters which went way overboard on descriptive detail during battles.

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Another excellent outing for the merry band

A very enjoyable new addition to the series ties together the threads of the Merry Band and the crew on Paradise. We are introduced to new aliens, see the Mavericks through an exciting voyage and very well imagined details of space combat, revisit an old stomping ground, and have more hilarious episodes with the famous beer can. A real page turner.

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Entertaing, fun,and an awsome narrativ

Just loved it.... best part in thebook is so damn fun couldnt stop laughing. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did

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Another amazing entry in the series

Mr. Bray does ana amazing job of creating all the characters is the book. I am still amazed that it feels like two different characters talking when Skippy and Joe are arguing or insulting each other. And once again, I am sad to reach the end, and I am craving more.

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Best book of the Skiipy series so far.

Great Narrator. Loved the development of Paradise characters. Couldn't put it down. sorry it's over.

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Shark jump approaches

Way too much not about Joe and Skippy. Perkins story was ok, but we listen for the beer can. Alanson needs to take it up a notch.

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Full circle

This amazing epic continues to keep you on the edge of your seat with every word.
Cathartic events will have tears in your eyes as you hear justice served and old wounds healed,
Character development deepens and heart strings tug harder along the way as the heroes hope for the best but plan for the worst.
A magnificent story in itself but as part of the series… the best so far.

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