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  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (618 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet.

Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise...

©2017 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Terrific

I was worried when I saw the duration and half step nature of the title that it might just be an exposition filler. I was pleasantly surprised. Though void of the flying Dutchman and the crew we're used to, the book is a fully fledged story in its own right and kept me thoroughly amused from start to finish.

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This was a great side story to the overall saga.

this was a great story and was performed wonderfully. It is a great side story to the series and was extremely entertaining.

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Great interim addition to the series

Great listen but all too short. Looking forward to the next full instalment and the menu adventures with Joe and Skippy the Magnificent.

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Trickling

The odds of wanting to find the cristang is about as good as wanting their company. The pieces are slowly coming together for these circumstances provided to all of these battle hardware killers.

My questions is: How long does Skippy think he'd going to remain hidden with all these little clues being left behind prematurely. UNEF best start collaborating, quickly.

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Disappointed

This on is really not engaging, I’d skip straight to #4 and wouldn’t bother with this one.

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filler

it's so meh that I didn't even realize I had heard it before. guaranteed I will forget the majority of the characters and plot points by the time these characters come up again in expeditionary force.

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very short!!

good story, well performed but only 5 hrs. I'd probably just skip ahead to book 4 and not be worse off.

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Great side story

It lacks the main crew from the main books but it’s a really cool side story on Paradise that seemed to do a great job of bridging the gap between books 3 and setting up book 4.

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fun and entertaining

fun and entertaining short story I'm a big fan of the series and look forward to book four

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Story too short and not needed

Too short of story for cost to buy it, The story did not adding anything to main story being told in series. Why?

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  • Wiley Brooks
  • 2017-07-11

Should have been part of Book 3

Craig Alanson, please don't do this again. Don't take a side story, break it out and charge too much for it. This "book" should have been part of "Paradise." Did I enjoy this entry? Of course. It had RC Bray as narrator and Craig Alanson as its parent. But really, this feels like a wallet-grab. Craig, you have loyal followers. Don't gouge them or they will be less loyal.

As for the story, a nice subplot in the ongoing saga. Not up to the Joe/Skippy narrative, but good nevertheless. Neither Skippy or Joe are in think even. RC Bray is magnificent, as usual. And with this entry we flesh out more of the secondary characters. Perhaps knowing them better will become important in a future installment. I hope so.

Im still a fan. i just wish i didn't feel so dirty.

If you haven't read books 1-3, don't start here. But if you have read them, and you have splurge money, then go ahead.

But this felt like some editor or agent might have said: Take this side story out and repackage it as a standalone. You'll be able to sell it for a quick extra $20. Short-term strategy. Disrespectful to your fans. I'm pissed off that I paid $20+ for this "installment." Maybe $5.95. Really, should have been part of the Paradise book.

And yes, I'll buy the next bull-length installment. I love Col. Joe and Skippy.

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  • Scott
  • 2017-07-15

1/2 Book for Full Price... I Felt Cheated

This is a new story arc, so I was barely able to get into it before it ended. While I knew that it was going to be a shortened book, I couldn't believe it when it ended after only 5 hours. I don't mind cliffhangers, but this one felt like it stopped at chapter 3. It felt like I got only 1/2 the book, but paid full price. Really frustrated at that.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-07-15

Noooooooo

Why was this not part of 3? Used a credit to download and regret it. Ready for book 4

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  • David
  • 2017-07-16

Waste of a credit

I've enjoyed the series but this was nothing more than a gimmick. The plot with Joe and Skippy wasn't furthered at all and the book didn't even finish. There were several instances where it seemed the author rushed the story to meet a deadline. Author and publishers owe fans more. I just feel taken advantage of and won't be listening further.

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  • Sherrys' family
  • 2017-07-17

I paid how much for this?

love the series. love the writer. love the reader.
feel I got screwed with this 5 hour book that I paid way, way to much for.

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  • John
  • 2017-07-04

Half the length, half a book, at full price.

Imagine my surprise when this $21 5hr 48m book is introduced as "Epiditionary Force, book 3.5", it certainly wasn't half price.

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  • Kurtis Karr
  • 2017-07-08

No Skippy or Bishop

I primarily like this series because of the dynamic interaction between Joe Bishop and the AI, Skippy. Neither made an appearance in this novella. I just couldn't get interested in this minor character backstory.

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  • Robert
  • 2017-07-20

It's not like the others

I loved the other books. This I really did not enjoy the story at all. The author is amazing so I don't want to take way from him but it's not worth the credit

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  • Doug Bench
  • 2017-07-05

Short story not a book

I love the story, disappointed this wasn't part of book 3. It should have been, felt too rushed and incomplete. One aspect of the series I enjoy, it makes me think (folding time space) I can see a story developing around Skippy where he could be anything from just an AI to a sentinel to an Elder's consciousness. Wonderful possibilities. While the story of Paradise needed told, it should have been part of book 3.

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  • Curtiss leach
  • 2017-07-12

no Bishop, no Skippy.

narrator great. book was short and expensive. no Skippy no Bishop. Just lacking. I'm bummed.

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