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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,569 ratings)

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Zero Hour

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

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

©2017 Craig Alanson; 2018 Podium Publishing

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once again a great listen

RC bray does a spot on job with the narration once again and the story kept me locked in from start to finish with the serious nature of the crews situation mixed with a lot of humour (something i feel most other books lack). But there is one teensy weensy problem here.... The book is way too short. I found myself breezing through the 17 or so hour book in little over a week leaving me craving more from this series. I guess this monkey just needs to wait now.

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Awesome

The only criticism is I need to wait for the next book in the series again awesome

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  • 2018-02-10

probably the best one yet...

the author has really found their stride. best book of the series, IMHO. looking forward to #6 and maybe another Paradise novella?

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amazing all around

what can be said, simply an amazing story told with amazing nairation, I feel skippy is how my brain narrates the world so I especially enjoy this series. I have been running through all the books for about 2 months now. So far this has become a new favorite scifi series of mine. 1000/10 shiny beer cans, good job monkies.

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Annoyingly Entertaining

Ugh. These are dumb and I love them and he keeps writing more and he needs to stop so I can get on with my life.

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Skippy is back

Skippy comes back the pirate crew get is more deep trouble once again on the edge of self destruction

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The characters 

Amazing story they should do a movie on the series,
I love the characters, the attitude, very colourful


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  • 2024-01-20

Enjoyed the expanded coverage of the other aliens

Some jokes fall flat from over use dumb dumb but loved the book for its ambitious story with stakes

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chapter 29 3:10 mins

love the series, should Joe and Skippy be talking about a worm virus not a wormhole?

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Starting to get repetitive

Performance is top notch as usual .Story starting to wade through similar yet not quite the same ,but far enough away to seem different and familiar .I know I contradicted myself twice but that’s how the books are starting to feel . Easy listening with a chuckle every now and then

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