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Communication Failure

Epic Failure Trilogy, Book 2
By: Joe Zieja
Narrated by: Joe Zieja
Series: Epic Failure, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

In this sequel to Mechanical Failure, Captain Rogers, despite his best attempts to do otherwise, has become the acting admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet. His first task: worrying. A lot.

The rival Thelicosan fleet, under the influence of bad intelligence, a forbidden romance, and a communication officer with an eardrum injury, is about to break a 200-year-old nonaggression pact. They have offered a vague, easily misinterpreted message: "We're invading." Rogers isn't sure, but he thinks that's probably bad.

War is hell, especially when you've forgotten how to fight one.

©2017 Joe Zieja (P)2017 Tantor

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Damn it! You got me again!

I laughed out loud at work for a second time. I loved it! Keep up the good work and I highly recommend this and the first book.

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  • Elsa Colorado-Felizzari
  • 16-10-19

By Newtown's Apple!

Oh. My. Science. Who would have ever thought calculus and math jargon could be so funny?
In this second installment of the Failure trilogy, the absurdity of military life and politics play humorously and sarcastically throughout situations that are oddly relatable, even though the setting is futuristic and out of this world, literally.
Zieja has an incredible knack for satire. I'm truly looking forward to the third book in the series.

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  • Zachary Ricca
  • 11-10-19

Hilarious

Quinn is the absolute best character. Somehow even funnier than the laugh out loud first book

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  • Samuel E Mayo III
  • 10-07-19

Great book.

I loved the first book, this one wasn't quite as funny but it did have plenty of laughs and a good plot. Highly recommended.

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  • Bret
  • 08-05-19

Fun

This book and it's predecessor are fun, sudo military sci-fi. kind of like MASH meets Battlestar Galactica. Unfortunately, some of the jokes do get a bit repetitive, but it didn't take away from the story. The author does a good job with narration.

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  • Kyle in PNW
  • 27-02-19

Gotta be better than the book

Siena reads his own material so well, with a sense of comedic timing and pace that is great to listen to, but may be easily missed on a page. Highly recommended! Can't wait for the next installation.

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  • skipparade
  • 15-03-18

expicative great read

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  • Matthew
  • 04-02-18

Tee Hee

It's been a bit since the first book, so I was a little lost at first. One of the things I was lost about for awhile was why I gave the first book a 4 star rating. Well, after Communication Failure really got going, I realized why. This book and series are just full of genuine, laugh out loud moments.

Communication Failure starts out where Mechanical Failure left off. Our less than intrepid protagonist is stuck dealing with a military stand-off that could respark the greatest war ever fought. To make matters worse, most everyone, including the enemy think Rogers is a tactical genius. On top of this, the enemy commander may be a tad bit of a stalker. With these and many more issues cropping up, you have a set up for numerous hilarious situations and surprises.

The humor isn't exactly the most complex, but it will tickle your funny bone if you have one. Plus the book keeps up the theme of hitting a little too close to home with workplace bureaucracies.

So once more, I recommend this book to fans of humorous scifi and those that enjoyed the first book in the series.

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  • Rebecca Enzor
  • 20-10-17

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

Audible screwed up and let me download this book a month early, and I am so glad it did! Communication Failure was just as laugh out loud funny as Mechanical Failure, but with a slightly more mature Rogers this time (especially by the end). There are still some groan-worthy jokes, and I wasn't a huge fan of Quinn's POV, but Deet gets his own POV in this one, and Rogers not only gets punched in the face a lot (yay Viking!), he also gets kicked in the face. And let's be honest, if anyone deserves a kick to the face, it's probably Rogers, although perhaps not at that particular moment.

Plus Tunger rides a lion and saves the day. Tunger and Deet are definitely my favorites <3

If you're having a bad day, this will be just the book to cheer you up :)