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Armageddon

Expeditionary Force, Book 8
Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Series: Expeditionary Force, Book 8
Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

After the Renegade mission by the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman, the UN Expeditionary Force thought Earth was safe for hundreds of years, at least.

After there was trouble on the home front, and the president had to authorize a nuclear strike on an American city, UNEF decided they did need the Merry Band of Pirates again. 

So, the Flying Dutchman is sent out on a simple recon mission. But for the pirates, nothing is ever simple, and their mission will become Armageddon.

©2019 Craig Alanson (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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A long wait for deja vu!!!!!!!!!

Thank god its nothing like homefront!!!!

I love this series, when it started it was not anything like what i had heard before i found it fresh and invigorating a new spin on sifi. Now we are at book 8 with numerous spin offs and everything seems the same nothing new ever happens its the same plot, we never get any solid answers only more questions. The author has said i the past that this was going to be a 12 book series i really hope that has changed because trying so answer all the questions raised so far would feel very rushed if it only spanned 4 books!

Joe's insistence on making sure he is blamed for the cause off all the problems that have befallen humanity is beyond ridiculous, it goes way past him being a young naive officer who feels lost.

Newtons third law is 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'

For this book series there is a similar law 'For every positive action in one book there is multiple bad reactions in the next book' Its getting tiresome never learning any answers.

For me the next book needs to be entirely answering questions it wouldn't bother me if they didn't see any combat and the whole book was a fact finding mission.

CA needs to tread very carefully the series has the potential to be one of the best written (in terms of entertainment not English) if he keeps leading his audience down rabbit holes with no answers he may lose they big fan base he has amassed


I DID ENJOY THE BOOK from the view point of it being on its own but if you look at it from the series prospective it didn't answer any questions for me.

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Story keeps getting better

The books starts the same for a while but ends very very differently. Alanson is starting to ramp up the storyline!

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a welcome change of tempo for the series

great addition.
I was getting tired of the old formula.
new toys make for happy monkeys.
author channeled r r Martin this time which came as a shock.

9/10 bananas

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How long till the next one!

firstly, I love this series, its very easy to listen too and Skippy the magnificent is, well, magnificent! as an avid fan of the series the character progression of Joe Bishop is masterful from guy in the right place at the right time, to dare devil pirate and all around mischief maker to total baddass in this book. I need to know what happens next! a truly bingeworthy series!

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8 books in and I can't wait for the next!

Couldn't stop listening, another great chapter in the story of skippy and Joe. love it.

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Craig's writing keeps improving with each story!

If you haven't listened to the other books yet then get going!!! Another magnificent performance from RC Bray, giving real life to each character. The story and narrative not only follows the delightfully well worn groove of Skippy and Joe, but also adds depth again in the supporting cast. More please!

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Freaking awesome - 7.5 never happened!!!

Just listened to two very good books before this, so thought this book might be a bit flat...nope, Craig & RC have only gone and smashed another awesome audiobook out. Really hard to think if there's a better series of books out there.

For anyone who hasn't started this series, i would say go and start it and you can join the "spacesuit" club.

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Amazing Series

Possibly the best book of the series, excellently narrated as usual by R.C.Bray. Can't wait until the next one.

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Trust the Awesomeness

No, really, TTA.
Ok, if you haven't started this series, just please, go back and start with book one, Columbus Day, if you don't you're going be a little lost and won't appreciate the full awesomeness of this story.

RC Bray is one of those narrators who is so good, he can take something truly epic and bring it to life. Just give it a go, you have nothing to lose. Craig, as always, thankyou for giving us this outstanding series and for trusting Bob with reading it.

I have listened to the first 6 books 3 times now (to refresh myself as each new book comes out)and will probably go through the entire series once a year for the rest of my life.

Another reason to get into this series, as Craig is self published through amazon, he doesn't have all that pesky hoop jumping that authors going the traditional route (having one book published every year or so) have, so his books are only a few months apart. Book 9 is coming out in the next month or so as an eBook and hopefully on audio within a couple of months depending Bob's commitments.

I'm not talking about the story itself, because that would mean spoilers. It's well written, excellent story continuation, lots of easter eggs. and I miss Kate Mulgrew as Nagatha (see Homefront).... just putting that out there.

Yeah, I haven't finished listening to the audio yet, but I read the book and I'm more than halfway through and they have exceeded expectations yet again.

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Another great episode of the expeditionary force!

Alanson hits it out of the park with another hilarious and irreverent adventure with the Beercan and the barrel of stinking flea bitten monkeys.

RC Bray gives another stellar performance and brings skippy to arrogant and awesome life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-19

Great and not so great

This continuation of the expeditionary force was hilarious and highly enjoyable like all the rest but for the love of god move the story forward. Every time a new book comes out I’m like yes finally there’s been enough piddling around with minor struggles now I’m sure craig will explore the Elders plot line and see where skippy came from but it never happens. Another story continuing seven books of a cliff hanger. Find the elders!

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  • Wargolem
  • 08-11-19

author got lazy this time.

the first six hours can be summed up as the writer using material from the previous books as filler. EVERY. DAMN. CHAPTER. in the first 6 hours is Joe and someone having flashbacks. it is like a sitcom where about episode 15 or 16 they do a season recap.

that being said RC Bray is phenomenal once again and the stuff after 6 hours is totally worth getting. sorry Craig but you know this is a lazy attempt.

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  • Ahmad
  • 08-11-19

R. C. Bray is amazing as ever. But...

Loved R. C. Bray vocal talent as always. However the story is getting old.
Character development is painfully slow and the story dosent seem to be changing much either. Earths in is endangered, the pirates save it. Rinse and repeat.

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  • Peter
  • 07-11-19

Repetitive. Why am I surprised?

Earth is in danger, the tin can is sarcastic, and the stupid monkeys are lucky.

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  • Carl Haynes
  • 09-11-19

The only bad thing about this book is the wait for the next one

Bringing a more serious tone in the third act was a refreshing twist to this great series, while still maintaining its rambunctious humour through out the rest of the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

a true Joe and Skippy adventure

wonderful episode in the opera of Skippy the magnificent. hope to see another book soon

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  • Nathan
  • 09-11-19

Stupid Monkeys and their cliff hangers...

damn you craig... why must you leave me with a cliff hanger ending.

great addition to the series.

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  • matt
  • 08-11-19

the biggest twists yet

this book floored me. As always the monkeys did their best to make sure life on earth was safe. but things never go as planned.

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  • Jon Button
  • 08-11-19

Awesomnicity

Best book of the series..... thanks for 18 hrs!!RC Bray & Craig Alanson surpassed themselves.

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  • Zack
  • 08-11-19

TTA!

Another awesome book that I'm sad has ended..... Please release the next book soon, you have once again blown my mind and have me dreading the wait til the next book is released. RC Bray proves once again, that he is the only one that can narrate these stories.....

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