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Summary

Hal Spacejock Omnibus One contains three full-length novels.

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A Robot Named Clunk (Hal Spacejock Book 1)

Clunk, a clapped-out robot, is convinced he's about to be junked. Instead, his penny-pinching boss is sending him off to be refurbished. Being old and wise, Clunk knows there's a catch, but at first it doesn't seem too bad. He just has to help a freelancer pick up some cargo. Unfortunately, Hal Spacejock - the freelancer - is obstinate, over-confident, and woefully under-skilled, and he's never going to let a lowly robot fly his precious ship. Is there any chance this pair of misfits can lift off, collect the cargo and deliver it in one piece? Or will they fly straight into the nearest star, still bickering and fighting over the controls?

Second Course (Hal Spacejock Book 2)

Hal Spacejock’s cargo business is going so well he’s considering getting into passengers...especially the beautiful and mysterious Sonya Polarov. Clunk's certain she's up to something, but as usual Hal won't listen to a word he says.... Meanwhile, Rex Curtis runs the galaxy’s biggest freight company, and he’s sick of independent pilots stealing his cargo jobs. He’s determined to make a statement by destroying the biggest nuisance of them all: Hal Spacejock.

Just Desserts (Hal Spacejock Book 3)

Hal's new-fangled, bargain-bin stasis generator has just failed, exactly as Clunk predicted, and now their valuable cargo of fresh food is in danger of rotting away. They leave their ship and head off to find replacement parts, which is a real shame, because a secret agent wants Hal's ship for an urgent mission...with or without his permission.

©2012 Simon Haynes (P)2019 Simon Haynes

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brilliant load of old rubbish

Perfect light listening, ridiculous characters in ridiculous situations with even more ridiculous escapes. The narrator is prefect for a future of an Aussie style galactic civilisation, complete with deals done is shady 'space pubs', at one point I was laughing out loud in the supermarket like a nutter at the reading of an australian robot impersonating a cockney,
A great example of the genre of ripping yarns, good old fashioned unpretentious entertainment, downloading his next omnibus as I type this, my first ever review after 400 books. It you like silliness, you will love this.

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Loved it

Just my type of humour, doesn't take itself too seriously. Once I got used to the narrators accent I enjoyed it immensely. Comparisons with red dwarf are fair but it's no clone.
One reviewer didn't like it , describing it as juvenile, I enjoyed it for precisely the same reason. "How much is the robot in the window ? The one with the squeegee and pail". Love it.
I went on to get ,a portion of dragon and chips omnibus, which is equally daft and juvenile and seriously silly.
More please !

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Brilliant Humour, pleasantly read

Having already ready up to part the way through Book three I already loved the books. Once I got accustomed to Graeme Hagues Australian accent I grew to really like his style.

The Hal Spacejock series is the reading and audio equivalent of Red Dwarf as a reasonable comparison but in a very different style. The Author Simon Haynes has a really unique way of conveying great humour in written form that I found absolutely brilliant and being able to actually have the books read to me simply enhanced his craft.

I really thing the Hal Spacejock Books would work very well as a TV series - just saying

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 19-02-20

Fun

I really enjoyed this fast paced, light hearted space opera... fun and FUNNY! Can't wait to read more about Clunk's adventures!

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  • Aaron Stafford
  • 30-05-20

So annoying

This was one of the most annoying books I've listened. to. The narrator was completely wrong, but even if he had been better, the material was terrible. Others have mentioned that it's extremely juvenile. I think it's just completely simple-minded and absurd, without any actual humor. Not sure how this author kept writing, but I'm not listening to any more of this drivel.

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