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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,484 ratings)

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Paradise

By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise".

The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise. But Colonel Joe Bishop warns that they might not like what they find, and they can't do anything about it without endangering Earth.

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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save yourself some money - read book 1 three times

The first book was good but since then the plot development has been crowded out by the formulaic rehashing of previous scenarios.
One of the reasons I bought into this series is that it was described as a trilogy which normally demands some tight story telling in the final volume but this seems to be trying to reinvent itself as a never ending sitcom series.

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  • 29-07-2017

This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

And Skippy the beer can is what makes it so good. He is such an 'arsehole' you can't help but love him.
Like so many other people, I don't know how I'm going to make until the next audible book is out. I don't want to spoil it by reading the book.
R.J. Bray's reading of the book is amazing. Thank you. I almost believed everyone was real!

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Invested in the universe, not so much the story

great narration, but the story seemed to revisit the same plot elements so many times. there's only so many times that the cycle of "problem Skippy can't solve, Joe finds solution, Skippy uses solution", and also "Joe has problem, Skippy reveals easy solution that nobody knows about"

overall enjoyed the book, but it got a bit frustrating when you start to be able to predict how all the problem solving will go, especially when all those solutions end up never working again for reasons that sorta get hand waved away.

overall it's alright, but I'm not sure if I will continue with the series

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Brilliant. Entertaining.

Great snippets of military humour.
Laugh out loud text that makes you pull over to giggle.
A great series that is totally worth the time.
So glad I found these books.
Thank you

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book 3 in series

if you have read the previous two books this is very repetitive - I am not encouraged to read further in this series

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Brilliant

Another great episode in the series. Great writing and RC turns in a spectacular performance particularly when voicing Skippy.

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To Seek Glory in Battle is Glorious

Another thrilling adventure for the crew of the Dutchman! This installment also introduces us to the best crew to have ever come from the Kristang! The real heroes of this story are the crew of the To Seek Glory in Battle is Glorious!

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Absolutely loving this series

Loving this series and the performance from RC Bray is wonderful! About to purchase the next book!

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another cliffhanger?!

Oh man, straight into the next one already, again!
I can't remember the last time I've ploughed through a series as insatiably as this.

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Fantastic

Another brilliant story and absolutely amazing narration. Can't wait for the next book. Totally recommended

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