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Space Team: The Wrath of Vajazzle

Narrated by: Phil Thron
Series: Space Team Saga, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Suicide Squad meets Galaxy Quest, in this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud novel from the author the Independent calls, "the new Terry Pratchett." After saving an alien race and its god from a sentient zombie virus, Cal Carver and the crew of the Dread Ship Shatner are feeling pretty pleased with themselves. Unfortunately, the creator of the zombie virus is out for revenge, and has recruited the galaxy's deadliest - and oldest - assassin, Lady Vajazzle, to hunt Space Team down. But when Vajazzle discovers the crew is under the protection of a wolf-like species known as the Greyx, she is forced to implement a Plan B so diabolical it threatens to plunge the entire star system into chaos. With time running out, Cal must find a way to outmaneuver and outgun the galaxy's greatest killer before she murders his friends, butchers the Greyx, and buys the whole galaxy a one-way ticket to total annihilation.

©2016 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2017 Barry J. Hutchison

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Awesome

So I got these on a bit of a whim. I do that sometimes. And I have to say it’s just right. The character are a little 2D and comical but that’s what I was looking for. There is the tiniest bit of sexual content but tiny tiny. And it’s also serious but only enough to set up the next joke. It’s pretty much perfect. Good solid sci fi tropes with good solid humour. Buying the next and I’ll keep going until it gets repetitive which after listening to book one and then two it’s not. I’ll let you know after I finish book three. It’s downloading as we chat. This is chatting I didn’t know if you knew. Anyway must dash see you soon.

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  • singh
  • 19-09-2017

Much, much, MUCH better than...

I don't know this jewel of a series has not been more widely recognized for its brilliance!

Anyone who enjoyed the movie or show "Serenity" will heartily enjoy the adventures of Captain Cal Carver and his Space Team.

Suspend disbelief, turn down the critical voice in your head and let yourself get lost in the lovable, oh-so-cheesy, entertaining banter provided by Mr. Hutchison and his characters.

Give it a shot and give it a thumbs up for not taking itself too seriously (I'm talking to Alerón Kong here), making us laugh, and still providing a great story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-2017

Fun lighthearted adventure.

This is the second book in the Space Team series by Barry Hutchison. It's a fun lighthearted space adventure. At times I think it tries a bit too hard to be funny, but overall it's an enjoyable tale.

Phil Thron does a spectacular job narrating the book. I find it hard to believe he only has a handful of titles here on Audible. He sounds like a true profession, as if he's been doing voice for for years, and I hope this is just an indication that he's just getting started on his book narration career and we'll be seeing many more titles from this talented artist.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • scott
  • 11-07-2017

A must read!

So funny and entertaining. I can't wait for book 3. This book is a must read.

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  • Bobby Kennedy
  • 03-07-2017

Fonking funny!

This one's even funnier than the first one. Really, really looking forward to The Search for Splurt to come out on Audible next. Great series!!

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  • Jennifer Hurst
  • 01-07-2017

Made my fonking day!

This book is right up there with Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett and the narrator is a perfect fit. I'm looking forward to the other books in the series being released in audio form.

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  • Heather North @AudiobookObsession
  • 12-08-2017

Hilarious

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book hilarious! I was laughing so hard I cried.

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I would recommend this for fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Smartass and sometimes clueless lead character makes for many funny situations. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. Highly recommend giving this one a listen. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Michelle
  • 01-08-2019

This series is awesome

You've already been though one so you know how this goes. Same great core group with new friends and new enemies. What are you waiting for?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-06-2019

Always great

I have yet to listen to a book by Hutchison that wasn't utterly fantastic. Great sci fi with the perfect dose of humor.

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  • Mark C. Frye
  • 07-04-2019

This is a hoot!

This is a great mix of a guy from our time in future time - with all the sarcasm and humor that you will truly understand.

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  • Katherine
  • 01-04-2019

if you want a sci-fi with a fun story, this is it

This series has a fun story, relatable protaganist and is almost purely comical check this series out.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 28-08-2017

Worst pilot ever.

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A comedy science fiction story, rather than a sci fi story with comedy: very different. And whilst it has the potential to be a very funny film, given excellent actors playing it for real (as opposed to for laughs as there is sufficient built into the text already, for example the astonishingly bad piloting of Lauren, able to accidentally land on the only building within a thousand miles of desert), I did not enjoy it as a book.

This was by no means the fault of narrator Phil Thorn, who read flawlessly with good intonation and understanding, and expression of the text as well as giving individual and differentiated voices to the various protagonists. A good performance, although I did increase the listening speed to 1.25, finding his pace just a tad too slow.

The book is well written and immaginative in content. If near slapstick humour is your thing, this is probably for you. Sadly, it did not appeal to me. My thanks, however, to the rights holder who freely gifted me a copy of the book, via Audiobook Boom.

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  • P. Staples
  • 16-07-2019

It's a grower

Galaxy quest mixed with red dwarf with a dash of Jim Carey humour shaken, served slightly cool and garnished with cheesey sci fi references.
That's a win btw

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2019

Amazeballs

Fonkin amazing, can't stop listening to these audio books. Quick wit, stellar bravery, fast paced! Please, please, please make films!!!

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  • Chris T.
  • 30-05-2019

awesome

fantastic follow up book, fun characters and great narration. ALREADY got the next one queued up

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  • Neil
  • 28-01-2019

Loving the Series

Another great listen, and an amazing narrator. A-team, Star trek and Red Dwarf rolled into one great listen.

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  • GiffRock
  • 14-01-2019

Great 2nd outing.

Though these books are shorter than I’d like they are great fun tales. Cals sheer lack of understanding the galactic world he’s been thrust into and him trying to make sense of it using tv sci-fi really makes it.

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  • English Atheist
  • 29-08-2018

Excellent.

Somehow not as funny as the book and yet just as enjoyable. Weird that! Now straight onto (into?) the Search for Splurt.

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  • Archive of Avalon
  • 16-04-2018

Funniest adventure!

The Space Team series is a must listen/read. Ot would make an excellent TV series. If done right. But having watched Ready Player One getting fonked by Spielberg I have my doubts that anyone would do it justice.

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  • Peter
  • 11-08-2017

Fun and lighthearted mad sci-fi adventure.

A fun lighthearted adventure with a tongue in cheek attitude, this book made me smile with in the first few minutes, some bits of this book are truly hilarious. There is a great cast of characters and the banter between them really makes this an enjoyable listen from start to finish.

Barry J. Hutchison’s writing is smart, self-aware and funny, all the characters are well written with tons of personality. Some of the lines in this book are amazing, I will not say anything else about them to avoid spoilers.

Even though the plot has many a dark moment there is always the sense of fun, I would love to see this as a TV series. I feel like if the people that made Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland got together to make something like Red Dwarf you might get something like this.

The narration is clear, easy to listen to and conveyances to the tone of each situation well. Each character has a unique voice that really suits them enhancing the whole experience. Phil Thron has their timing down just right to help make the jokes just that little bit funnier.

This is just a great book and I highly recommend it.
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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Scott R
  • 11-08-2017

Warning this will have you listening with a smile

In this the 2nd outing from the aptly named Space Team with our hero Cal yet again trying to escape from another Galaxy threatening disaster.
With many a purloined song , quick whit and some judicious hiding behind his teammates ,the adventure is carried along at a nice pace ,with many humours interjections and Earth pop quiz remembrances thrown in for our enjoyment.
Whilst our band of merry misplaced heroes attempt to fly a ship, argue how things should be named and work that damn sapce shower, political problens and one of the oldest and strangest assassins is sent to apprehend them.
If serious scifi and explanations are what you like then this is definitely not for you.
if you just like a merry adventure with lots of Monty Python and Galaxy Quest style humour is your cup of tea then this will have you a fan in no time at all.
Narration is very capable and actually made me like one of our heroes Mech more than Cal as i listened to what he would say in repsonse so many a silly quip.
This title was gifted to me exchange for an honest review and as such is my own opinion.