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Space Force

Written by: Jeremy Robinson
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?

My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". While the powers that be attempted to make Space Force an embarrassment, they also sent some of the very best minds, fighters, and pilots to the program, because sometimes the best of us decide to take a stand against those same powers. Yeah, yeah. Not me. Though I seem to recall I was standing when...sorry. It's a distracting memory.

Flash forward five years and between tenses. President West is in office. Power has shifted. And Space Force is defunded. With just a handful of us still living on base, we find ourselves being evicted. But before all of us can leave, aliens invade. Really ugly ones, too. Super nasty. I don't think I could describe them here without getting the audiobook banned.

Anywho, using their advanced technology, they seal off Space Force Command behind a shrinking force field and kick off a battle royale to the death. Human vs. alien. To the victors goes the Earth. While my boy Frank Taylor and I throw down inside the force field, my main squeeze, First Lieutenant Jennifer Hale, leads an international strike team into freakin' space. It's nuts. Crazy action. Super funny, too, in like a Deadpool way, if that's your thing.

The only way to really know what went down is to snag a copy of this audiobook and listen to it for yourself...before it's too late. Or wait for the movie. There is going to be a movie, right?

Hale and I agreed to let "best-selling"* author Jeremy Robinson tell our tales. He's not my favorite person in the world, but I think he captured our voices and the reality of what happened, printing every word we spoke, no matter how offensive, blunt, disgusting, or violent it was. If you're upset by what you hear in this audiobook, first, lighten up, but then blame me. Jeremy Robinson is a fragile flower. He's only to blame for hackneyed writing.

*Best-selling is in quotes because the only best seller status that matters is New York Times. Doesn't matter if it's not a true reflection of actual sales, popularity, or quality. Everyone knows that, Robinson.

©2018 Jeremy Robinson (P)2019 Jeremy Robinson

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  • VladC
  • 2019-02-28

Easy listen, funny and entertaining

Funny and entertaining. A clever story mix of sci-fi humor with gaming and alien arrival. A group of charismatic characters will keep you entertained with enough reference to modern games to keep you extra engaged. It is a fun listen and I really enjoyed the story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 2019-03-05

Ridiculously Funny!

This story is all about laughs, action, irony, and more laughs! Imagine the world is being attacked by gamers from another planet, who look like male genitalia, and behave like Minions. There is no way that won’t be funny to anyone who maintains a shred of youth. However, if you somehow lost touch with your teen self, have a stick unfortunately implanted, or were born without a funny bone, stick to listening to James Joyce or the Bronte sisters.

Jeffrey Kafer delivers another solid performance, as we have come to expect. The real news is the performance of Emily Woo Zeller! She did an outstanding job, and really stole the show with her character voices and humorous delivery. The surprise appearance of Jeremy Robinson was a great touch too.

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  • BT
  • 2019-03-04

I'm not entirely sure what I just listened to...

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Space Force is the story about Americas newest fighting division. Everything they know, all their training is meaninglessness when aliens show up.

It is probably one of the oddest written story's I've read/listened to. It is very meta, and self aware. The main characters, and even secondary characters talk about the writing style and events as they relate to the plot.

It is sarcastic comedy, light on sci-fi and light on action. Most of the story resolves around relationships and personal interactions, with only an occasional action sequence.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, even though it is very oddly written. The voice acting was well done and the voices fit the characters.

I recommend this book if you like humorous sci-fi, but stay away if you're looking for serious action or hard core sci-fi.

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  • Cyphers Fallen
  • 2019-02-27

It's Like The Army or Navy But For Space

From the opening dialogue, which made me spit out my drink laughing, I was hooked. Captain Ethan Stone is hilarious. He is like Deadpool, Captain Kirk, and Leroy Jenkins rolled into one. And Ivan, the Russian Spetsnaz, story of how his parents died made laugh uncontrollably. There is so much humor and inside jokes packed into this book. The story is awesome. It is about the Space Force, yes that one. It is the laughing stock of the world. It may be pointless, best of the worst, and completely failing at everything but Space Force is the only thing (not by choice) that is going to save us from aliens. The Aliens, named the Chote (Google it), have invaded Earth and have been influenced by the way they see us battle (online). FPS Battle royal is game and Space Force is chosen to play. This book ranks in the top of audio books I have listened to in the last year. It is Awesome.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 2019-03-13

Laugh out loud fun!!!

This book was so much fun to read!! I haven't laughed as much at a book in a long time.

The plot was simple enough but with an added twist. 5 years ago, the then President of the United States created a Space Force, it was supposed to be a serious branch of the military, but everyone eventually poked fun at it and in the end, it was filled with the "undesirables". As the blurb says.."As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?". But just when Space Force is being disbanded, Aliens attack, but they attack like it's a video game and it's the battle royal to the death, the victors get the earth. Can the band of misfits save them all?

I really don't want to go into the plot too much because it's such a fun experience reading it with no forewarning! All I'll say is go into this with no expectations at all and you will love it. It's a tongue in cheek book and one that the author had fun with!! Filled with witty banter, great characters, wierd a&& aliens and loads and loads of fun!! I will say that it is silly at times...picture teenage humour, but that's what made me love it all the more. It was a breathe of fresh air to read such an entertaining, funny, laugh out loud book, in a time when politics is so messed up. The author pokes fun at a lot of things and It. Was. Awesome!

In all, I loved this. I loved the characters, the immature humour (cause honestly, life is too serious at times, it's nice to let go!!) and I even loved the aliens, they are definitely the most interesting looking ones I've ever read about!! Be warned though, it is gory, it is bloody (and other bodily fluidy) and it's got lots bad language, but it's a easy, fun and entertaining read and one I know I'll read again.

Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller and Machelle Williams did an amazing job narrating this. You can tell they had fun and enjoyed doing it!! They made me enjoy it all the more because they were able to bring the characters to life and make me laugh more. I couldn't picture anyone other than Jeffrey Kafer doing Stone because he brought across his dry humour so well. Brilliant performance!!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-28

PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW

I have never written a review for an Audible book. I have dozens and dozens (like a real lot) of Audible books. Never have I been moved to write a review, good or bad. I am sitting in my truck, in a Casey’s gas station parking lot, eating lunch as I finished the last 10 minutes of Space Force.
This book had me laughing out loud, for 9 plus hours. I’m not a gamer, but I’m 45 years old and the pop culture references were hilarious. The last ten minutes of the book was amazing.
Buy this book. Not for a serious, thought-provoking story line, well-developed characters or any of the myriad reasons we usually choose titles. Buy it for its sheer genius.

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  • Dan G
  • 2019-03-31

I'm not a Gamer, but . . .

No, you don't need to be a Gamer to really enjoy this story. . . . But if you ARE a Gamer (and I do know a few who I have made a point of turning on to this story!) then I'm sure that you REALLY will enjoy this book! Plenty of laughs, action, barbs, and a mixed bunch of rejects made this one FUN alien invasion unlike any other I have ever encountered.
Some of the language and descriptives might not make this everyone's "cup of tea", but I blame that on Stone. (The guy has issues.) Don't blame Robinson. He's just the poor writer who got dragged into all of this.

Kafer, Zeller and Williams brought the whole story to life with their renditions of all of the characters. GREAT JOB GUYS!

I REALLY HOPE Jeremy will be giving us more adventures of SPACE FORCE!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-12

I really tried to like it

The description made it seem like it would be a fun, hilarious action sci-fi, but in reality it's just juvenile humor with poor story telling. half of the book is filler and the other half is horribly forced pop culture references. The alien invaders speak using gaming lingo and the entire battle plan is based off battle royale games. Which would be fine if it was done cleverly. What infuriates me most is that I know Jeremy Robinson is a good writer because I really enjoyed Infinite. If you aren't a fan of poorly used crude jokes, bad story telling, and a stupid amount of poop and penis jokes (Seriously it's the entire book, non-stop), then this book is not for you.

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  • Backlash
  • 2019-04-23

Game of Planets

After the next administration decides to dismantle the US Space Force an alien invasion sets up a Fortnite like Deathmatch for the rights to the planet. Stone and Hale' (not Holly) are separated by a death field and must partner up with some unusual allies to defeat the space....well, you'll see. Funny story, great characters, many shots at all kinds of politicians, bosses, and body shaming. The narrators had a great time with this one and it showed. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Steve Manke
  • 2019-04-20

Laugh-out-loud funny!

Funny! Reading this book was fun, but listening to the audio version was laugh-out-loud fun. The narrators did an amazing job of capturing the humor of the characters.

Next, I want to see this as a movie!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful