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Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash

Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
Series: Jacques McKeown, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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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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Even better than the first book.

Took a little to get back into it after the first book, but Yahtzee kicked up his voice acting up a notch with a similar crazy sci fi story that was engaging throughout.

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Very enjoyable

I Realy like Yahtzees writing and his sense of humor. A great follow up to the last book.

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  • Ky
  • 30-09-2019

It really good you should listing to it if your a fan of the original

Just like the first one it really good much more action-packed and it makes more use of the background character that I was hoping to see more of so that was fun it left on a cliff hanger but Hopefully, Yahtzee will give us an ending in a next book instead of committing THE SIN. You know the one. This one, in my opinion, it's better than the first and I hope we get a conclusion

Especially cause it seems this scratches my space drama itch more then most thing coming out today

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Well worth it

I've heard that Will ___ the Galaxy for ___ is eventually going to be a trilogy. I consider Will Save the Galaxy for Food Croshaw's best work (in a very competitive field of high-quality novels), but this sequel doesn't disappoint, and doesn't suffer at all for being the middle book. Maybe a shade less good than its predecessor, if only because it didn't feel like the protagonist's journey built up to a big philosophical revelation in quite the same way, but the character development still pays off very satisfyingly. And all that before a twist ending which caps off the story and sets up the (final?) third book beautifully.
Eager for more, hoping we don't have to wait 5 years between books like we did for WSTGFF.

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Fun premis and interesting next chapter

i just enjoy thease books thanks for fun scifi story,
just a bit sad that it was a bit short as a short as 10hour audiobook can be

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Fun and action packed!

Great listen! Even better then the first book in my opinion and some great laughs and awesome new characters. Can't wait for the next book!

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All of the amazing

Witty, sarcastic, delightful, funny, winner winner chicken dinner. I can never get enough of Yahtzee

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  • Jeffrey
  • 07-10-2019

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.
  • 19-10-2019

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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  • RomulusRom
  • 28-11-2019

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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  • Bradley
  • 05-12-2019

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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  • Warren
  • 04-12-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-2019

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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  • Caroline
  • 01-12-2019

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
  • 30-11-2019

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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  • Philip
  • 26-10-2019

A solid sequel

In my opinion, this isn't Yahtzee's strongest book, but it's still brilliant! It manages to allow those who enjoyed "Will Save the Galaxy for Food" to feel immersed in the references to it, while still being completely comprehensible to someone listening to it on its own. I personally recommend checking out the previous book, or "Differently Morphous", if you're new to Yahtzee's work, but this book is still excellent.

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  • Not Karl Marx
  • 23-10-2019

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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  • edward nelson
  • 22-10-2019

It’s about time

I have read all of Yahtzee croshaw books and this one does not disappoint . A second mogword would be nice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2019

Plying Brilliant

I thoroughly enjoyed the first instalment of the Jacques McKeown story and was thrilled to dive into the next chapter. The new characters were great but I felt like they weren’t quite as fleshed out as before so didn’t invest quite so much in them - particularly the big bad. However, Yahtzee’s trademark spleen still consistently delivers laughs and whilst some of the twists were pretty easy to spot the story was solid.

My one complaint about Yahtzee’s writing is he does tend to overuse metaphors. But this is a minor gripe and doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment.

And I still plying love the mathematical swears.

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  • edmondsonfan666
  • 30-10-2019

Can't wait for part 3

I've been reading Yahtzee's books since Jam and this book shows how far he's come in both story telling and performance. There will be a part 3 and I for one can't wait. Keep up the good work Yahtz.

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  • ragreynolds
  • 18-02-2020

Worth a listen, but not as good as the first

If you enjoyed the previous book, then this is certainly worth a listen. However, it’s not as good as the first. It has its moments, and I really don’t have anything negative to say, but the story just isn’t quite as good as the previous.

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  • Mr. Daniel M. Ford
  • 12-02-2020

One of a kind. The second one of a kind?

This is fantastic, narrated and written so well and with such a great sense of direction and humor that you can't help but be swept up.
I found myself laughing out loud multiple times. And I now find myself cursing in mathematical short hand.
11/10 would become a supervillain again.

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  • AGGELOS IOAKIMIDES
  • 07-02-2020

This was FINE specimen of Adams follow up

Audible would be happy to hear that I’ve enjoyed this program. Thoroughly enjoyable, I REALLY enjoyed the swear words.

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  • Ryan SMee
  • 02-02-2020

Brilliant sequel

I thought this was a brilliant book. It might even be better than the first. I felt like the universe had been so well set up in the first, Yahtzee could get straight into the meet of the story in this one. It was true to the feel of the universe, with great call backs, and somehow managing to still be really fresh. I’m not sure if there’s scope for a 3rd, but I’d love to see another - even if just a spin off in the same universe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-2020

Great

Yahtzee has outdone himself yet again! Absolutely gripping book with fantastic narration. If you like hitchhikers guide then you'll love this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-01-2020

great sequel

this is a great follow up to Will Save the Galaxy for food. Must Read

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  • photoben
  • 18-01-2020

Fantastic. Perfect for any Pratchett fans out there.

Great follow up to the first - read that first - and I’m already looking forward to the next instalment...