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    • Homefront

    • An Expeditionary Force Audio Drama Special
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    After the latest mission of the starship Flying Dutchman, Earth is safe not just for a year but for hundreds of years. The ship’s weary crew wonders what they will do with their lives in peacetime, but the enemy has other plans, and there is danger on the Homefront. Starring Zachary Quinto, R. C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and everyone's favorite AI, Skippy the Magnificent, alongside a full cast. Includes plenty of pew-pew-pew, original sound composition, and maybe some singing by R. C. Bray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It grew on me.

    • By Jay on 18-06-2019

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • Deathtrap

    • Expeditionary Force Mavericks, Book 1
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 182

    The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an alien legion to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won't do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It's a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a amazing divergence from the Exforce core story

    • By Anonymous User on 04-06-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Columbus Day

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

    The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beer cans are all the rage

    • By Jotham on 04-03-2017

    Non-member price: $56.38

    • Renegades

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 543

    The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Last quarter is best part

    • By Calista on 28-03-2019

    Non-member price: $62.68

    • Paradise

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

    While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

    • By Kaz on 29-07-2017

    Non-member price: $58.57

    • Mavericks

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A solid B

    • By Christopher Edwards on 08-10-2018

    Non-member price: $62.68

    • SpecOps

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867

    Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent series

    • By michael on 29-09-2017

    Non-member price: $58.57

    • Black Ops

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,087
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Mike on 20-10-2017

    Non-member price: $58.57

    • Zero Hour

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scared of it getting stale..

    • By Jan on 22-02-2018

    Non-member price: $65.90

    • Trouble on Paradise

    • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like book not price

    • By Kris on 09-09-2017

    Non-member price: $43.51

    • Transcendent

    • Ascendant, Book 2
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    Koren Bladewell's future was stolen from him, by wizards who chose to lie, to conceal the fact that Koren is a wizard. Crown princess Ariana Trehayme must find a way to become queen before her 16th birthday - before her indecisive mother allows all of Tarador to be conquered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What. Leaves you wanting more.

    • By Anonymous User on 10-01-2018

    Non-member price: $51.25

    • Ascendant: Book 1

    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    The Wizard's Council of Tarador was supposed to tell young Koren Bladewell that he is a wizard. They were supposed to tell everyone that he is not a jinx, that all the bad things that happen around him are because he can't control the power inside him, power he doesn't know about. The people of his village, even his parents, are afraid of him, afraid he is cursed. That he is a dangerous, evil jinx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By jennifer on 02-02-2018

    Non-member price: $51.25

    • Deceptions

    • Ascendant, Book 3
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    Koren Bladewell now knows he is a wizard, but he is lost in the wilderness, cut off from help, and unable to use his powers. The enemy is poised at the border with an overwhelming invasion force, and it will take wizards, soldiers and a young, untested princess to hold off defeat long enough for Koren to be trained and grow into his power. But he might not wish to help those who deceived him and destroyed his life. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding performance

    • By Michael on 04-03-2019

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • Aces

    • Book 1
    • By: Craig Alanson
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been. When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story from Craig Alanson

    • By Lloyd Brown on 05-01-2018

    Non-member price: $43.93