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Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash

Written by: Yahtzee Croshaw
Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
Series: Jacques McKeown, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The hero of Will Save the Galaxy for Cash returns to do what he does best. Which is - what again, exactly?

With the age of heroic star pilots and galactic villains completely killed by quantum teleportation, the ex-star pilot currently named Dashford Pierce is struggling to find his identity in a changing universe.

Then, a face from his past returns and makes him an offer he can't refuse: take part in just one teeny weeny, slightly illegal, daring heist, and not only will he have the means to start the new life he craves, but also save his childhood hero from certain death. 

How hard could that be? If you need to ask - you don’t know Dashford Pierce.

Before long, Pierce is surrounded by peril, and forced to partner with the very same supervillains he'd spent his heroic career thwarting. But when he's confronted by the uncomfortable truth that star pilots might not have been the force for good they had intended to be, he begins to wonder if the villains hadn't had the right idea all along....

©2019 Yahtzee Croshaw (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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crowshaw does it again

irreverent, foolish, satirical, hollarious. everything I could hope for in the next Jacques McKeon book.

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A good laugh

jacques mckeown's at it agian! the new characters are fantastically written, the world building is great. Mckeown's cynicism portrayed by Yahtzee never ceases to amuse and im looking forward to his next adventure, or mishap, depending on your definition.

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Yahtzee's Best Book So Far

I really enjoy all the books Yahtzee has put out so far, but Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash is by far my favourite. It's a wonderful romp through space that's dripping with satire and sarcasm. I'm seriously hoping for more books in this series as they have definitely taken their rightful place in my top 5 series of all time.

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Plying Fantastic

Grabs you by the doints and takes you on a wild ride.

Layers of satire, wit, and dry humor. I found myself laughing out loud far too often at the beautifully crafted metaphors and the dead pan manner in which they are delivering.

The narration is superb, only the author is capable of carrying out the same tone as the writing and it just works.

Looking forward to the next one.

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I actually laughed

as a fan of sci fi I love a satisfying satire of the genre. not only does it do a good job of skewering the tropes it provides characters that are relatable and likeable, with a plot you can keep listening to.

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Yahtzee knocked it out of the park again

With Hemmingway-esque brevity and pure dry wit the author has penned another rip roaring tale. If you liked the first you'll love this one. But, no need to read the previous one, he'll catch you up on what's necessary to know. Not to mention the bastard reads quite well, as, you should know he does in his job as an online video game critic. This of course has honed his sense for what makes a good story. And of course he puts it to good use.

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Light entertainment

Doesn’t pretend to be serious science fiction—humanity has progressed BEYOND interstellar spaceship travel, but somehow everybody still uses 2020-era smartphones, desktop computers, and inkjet printers! Quite witty and funny though.

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so good I got into it and binged the last 7 hours

it was a great book I didn't t know yahtzee wrote books but was very happy with it

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Another great book and performance

An awesome book and performance by Yahtzee. There is no one else that even comes close to this witty writing and perfect delivery.

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awesome narator and super witty writing<br /> loved it

I really enjoyed this book. I've heard a lot of sci-fi and fantasy books, but I found that this one was quite funny and witty. I really like the story plot. Highly recommend

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2019-10-07

Amazing again

Another outstanding audio book from a master story teller. This book is laugh out loud funny. Croshaw's mastery of simile and metaphor shines brightly again. The story is another wild ride through this crazy universe and I cant get enough of it. Dare I say, Yahtzee Croshaw is the Douglas Adams for a new generation.

Yahtzee Croshaw is definitely now on my auto-buy list. That exclusive list in my head of authors where if I see a new book out by them on audible I buy it, I don't read the synopsis or any reviews, its just add to cart and purchase.

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  • Chase R.
  • 2019-10-19

Plying Fantastic!!!

Absolutely love this series and I'll get down on my knees to grovel before Sir Croshaw in the hope he will one day bequeath another sequel! Also if you've bought "Will Save the Galaxy for Food" and have yet to purchase this then I'd ask how the brain eating worms inside your head are doing.

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  • Warren
  • 2019-12-04

Yahtzee did it again!

Please finish the next one swiftly. I am hooked. Pilot math is now my favorite way of cussing! 😆

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  • RomulusRom
  • 2019-11-28

Yahtzee has evolved so much as an author.

While I like all of Yahtzee's books, this one has got to be his best. It flows, it has copious amounts of hilarious characters, great moments, exciting developments and a fantastic universe I don't want to leave. I hope this turns into atleast a trilogy, and if not, I'm pretty sure in saying that whatever Yahtzee's next book will be, it will be fantastic. He's on a winning streak.

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  • Not Karl Marx
  • 2019-10-23

Will write review for third book

When I first began listening to “Will save the galaxy for food” some years ago, I believed it to be a standalone book. A good book with a good ending that seemed to wrap things up. So I was surprised when “Will destroy the Galaxy for Cash” popped up on my radar.

I was concerned one of my favorite authors may have “sold out” as it were, writing a sequel simply because the first had sold well, or because fans had pressured him. So when the story immediately dragged me in, I was somewhat surprised. More so as the book began throwing new hooks left and right, shaking up what we knew of our main character without ever making it seem forced or fake.

My biggest critique of the book is that now I know that there is another book coming after this one, and I’m impatient for Yahtzee’s two year writing cycle to complete once more so I can see what comes next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-05

best sequel ive seen in years

Yahtzee nails this. the writing and delivery are on point and its just as funny as it is hilarious.

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  • Bradley
  • 2019-12-05

great performance

The reader is energetic, great at voices, and acting the part as well. story is fun and adds to the original story well. looking forward to more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-30

even better than the first one

I loved the first one and found this one even better. I need more in this series

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  • Caroline
  • 2019-12-01

Submerge yourself in satire

I enjoyed the previous book in the series so I was excited to see that another came out. It’s got all of the fun things you could want from a satire on Sci-Fi plus A heist which was a fun bonus. Over all I enjoyed my self. I’m always a fan of when the author reads the book too.

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  • Vlad Tyrnov
  • 2019-11-30

Even Better Sequel

Great story that takes the McKeown saga (as labeled by Yahtzee Croshaw) in a completely different direction from the first book. Interesting themes, great villain and shocking ending, that all in all makes me wish I could read/listen to the third book right now. Amazing work.

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