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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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All of the amazing

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

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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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  • Zombiebrains
  • 04-10-2019

Extremly Funny And Worth the Credit

Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash is an excellent follow up to Will Save the Galaxy for Food. Having read Croshaw's other works, this one really stands out to me as being one of the funnier entries. The nameless protagonist must take up the mantle of Jacques McKeown once again, and suffer through insufferable fans, reformed villains, and passive-aggressive psychopaths. Yathzee's caustic wit is on full display here with multiple one-liners that made me pause the recording because I was laughing so hard. I particularly liked the Jacques McCon scenes as they reminded me of the hijinks you might see in a Terry Pratchet novel. Croshaw does an excellent job of narrating the main characters. Each has a distinctive pitch and cadence that you might expect from professional voice actors. It really emphasizes the dry wit of the author, and makes it easy to tell who is talking. I will definitely be re-reading this in the future.

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  • Mark C. Frye
  • 07-10-2019

I Enjoy his Stories

I just enjoy this series, it's concepts, and humor. There are really fun and Zahtzee is a perfect narrator for his series.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-2019

love it!

I enjoyed this and the first book. it made my walks to and from work fly by.

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  • TheAvengingKnee
  • 07-10-2019

I really hope there will be many more of these.

I really hope there will be many more of these, the books are great so far with a fairly unique premise.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-2019

Love it

Love all your books. from mogworld to this one. Can't wait for more books from you in the future. Thank you. Richard.

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  • Vincent
  • 06-10-2019

Amazing!!!

Amazing followup from the last book, I hope this isn't the end of our nameless protagonist!!!

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-2019

Part 2 of a Trilogy?

Just as good as the first, with a clear expectation of more to come!

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  • Kit
  • 05-10-2019

The Man Without a Name

I love the main character in this series - a Star Pilot who wants to run away from his past, with no future in mind. Witticisms aside, I find the character's self-reflections to be the most enjoyable.

The Star Pilot known as Dashford Pierce battles the usual villains & evils of the galaxy in this installment, as well as a couple of rabid fans of McKeown, but he has only one thing on his mind: getting the hell out of the sphere of known space and everyone that knows him. After dealing with bikers (bicyclists), a crew of criminals, rabid McKeown fans & unleashing an evil scourge upon the galaxy, Dashford Pierce finds himself in another "fight for the fate of the galaxy" - as well as for all that he believes in the good of Star Pilots.

To win this fight, Dashford's gotta figure things out on the fly - including where his own place in the galaxy is.

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  • Ken
  • 13-10-2019

compelling cut a bit rubbish

hints at a plot to follow never appeared, weak plot and weak imaging. not gonna bother with any more in this series

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  • TheWraith
  • 11-10-2019

A welcome return

Well I never expected to see another Jacques Mckeown book. I didn't know Yahtzee did sequels. The ending of this book makes me really want another sequel to finally find out who the real Jacques Mckeown is, even though this book wasn't as good as the first and knowing who Jacques really is could ruin these two stories.

Yahtzee is as awesome as ever and the book is as witty as ever, however the story didn't surprise and wow me like the first book, still it's a great listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2019

Listen to this book

Croshaw nails this. His books are always well written, crammed with plot, rich in world building and hilarious. I was concerned about his first sequel, worried it may take away from Will Save the Galaxy for Food but this really doesn't. Potential trilogy!?

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  • pryhozmu
  • 11-10-2019

A fantastic space adventure

The story line is solid and is a good continuation from the first book. The narrating is good and is done by the author himself, which I found added to the story and helps grab you in from the first chapter . I would recommended this to anyone who is into Sci fi.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-2019

Great to see a sequel from Yahtzee Croshaw

I really enjoyed the book, it seemlessly when from one arc to another; making it feel like the time had passed very quickly; so I must of enjoyed it.
I can't wait for another installment of Jacques McKeown.

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  • James Luter
  • 09-10-2019

A real goldilocks writer

Another brilliant book from yahtzee. hes truly a brilliant writer of books, poems, reviews, articles etc. Anytime he sits down to write/create, he just makes gold in my eyes.

this is his first official sequel (although he does usually have easter eggs running through his books that could suggest they are all technically from the same universe); 'Will save the galaxy for food' is probably one of his best and has the most likeable characters in it soni was glad to see he chose to do a follow up book.

it has great tone, humour, characters etc and more importantly it's all in perfect balance to each other. its refreshing to read a book where the main character isn't perfect (or gets absolutely everything right), or a simmering, intellectual ladies man that can save the universe in an afternoon, or even exceptionally try hard anti-hero (that seems to be popular at the moment). although you would probably have to still box the MC as a anti-hero, he just written so well.
The characters almost bumble along and let the story play out itself without doing anything too convoluted or having any deus ex machina. all the characters feel very real because of this. even the super villain being like a shy, one word answering teenage works next to his killing sprees.

Just go and read his books and read/watch his other creative outlets.

p.s. you must read the first book before this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-2019

Unnecessary fun

I would like to start off that I love pretty much everything that Yahtzee Croshaw creates: his videos, the games he is currently making from scratch, all of his books. But, from the critical perspective, I can't say that I would recommend every one of his books to an outside reader. Speaking of which, that's one of the problems I have with this book: I would recommend it, but it requires a prior knowledge in the face of "Will Save the Galaxy for Food", what somehow puts this book lower on the list, if not for the sequel position. I loved "Will Save the Galaxy": it was hilarious, fun and adventerous. This book certainly still has all of these qualities, but the ending of the previous book, leaves this one in a position of being extremely unnecessary. "The universe continued to turn" is a great set off for a book in the same universe, but not for a story about the same bracket.
But, as I already said, I loved this book. All the characters, the main passive-aggressive villain was strangely terrifying. I also loved the blue melancholy feeling of this one, and due to the ending, I can't wait for the upcoming sequel (let's not fool ourselves that there won't be one). Loved the read, even if it was unnecessary.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2019

Pure Sci-fi comedy brilliance

Laughed out loud A LOT while listen to this. Both Crowshaw's writing style and performance are hugely enjoyable. Great follow up to the first novel and can't wait for another follow up! Just Brilliant!

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  • Diane Spencer
  • 08-10-2019

Fantastic

Another thrilling book by Yahtzee Croshaw, with a totally unexpected ending. Please tell us more

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  • SjC
  • 08-10-2019

A great sequel, I'm hooked.

Building on the first to expand the world and take the adventure to new heights whilst keeping what worked this dose exactly what you want a sequel to do. If you liked the first you like this but it also stands on it's own as a stand alone story.

Looking forward to future instalments.