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Summary

A hilarious, fast-paced space adventure from the author the Independent calls "the new Terry Pratchett".

Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse.

He is wrong.

It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill.

Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags. Their mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another, they find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization - and its god - from total annihilation.

©2016 Barry Hutchison (P)2016 Barry Hutchison

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Fun times in space

This was a very entertaining listen. The story was a lot of fun. I found myself laughing out loud many times, which is never a good thing when you're traveling on a busy train.

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Deja vue

Good comical story, very well read. But bits and pieces of it I seem to remember from various sources on TV or movies

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good space romp. funny narrative

excellent narration, felt at times more like a full cast recording. Well written space romp that is light out loud in places. I'm straight on to next book!

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A Funkin great book, A Space Book if you will.

What other book might you compare Space Team to, and why?

There definitely similarly space Oprah's out there. The plot really nothing new. But has more in common with Red Dwarf in the why the characters play of each other.

Have you listened to any of Phil Thron’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Afraid I haven't, but certainly will be looking up other performances he has done.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Only by making me funking space laugh

Any additional comments?

It is a definite must if you like Space Oprah store and Comedy. Manages to tell a great story and yet no take itself to serious. It definitely knows how to stand out amongst a sea of other sci-fi books.

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I love these books ...

And the audio hasn’t disappointed, a brilliant sifi adventure you will be obsessed with in no time

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my new favourit

if Terry Pratchett had written Star Wars it would probably be something like this excellent book really funny great characters and excellent narration can't wait for the next one

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Space tastic

Laughed out loud enjoyed it a lot, especially the cultural asides and the ship name choice. classic.

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Mindless but enjoyable

If you want something to keep you amused but not requiring you to think too hard. Get this. Narrator does a great job

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got to laugh ...

got to laugh ... some obvious jokes but it still made me giggle. Mac and the (need to hear it yourself)..had me in tears. Still walking around with Mac's voice in my head.

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Just excellent !!

Hilariously funny. A must read .... a must listen. 5 big fat shiny stars.! Bring on the series.

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  • DobieChuck
  • 15-01-17

Fonking Terrific

A wonderfully hilarious, silly, and irreverent read... A quick moving story that will have you laughing on practically every page... I was slightly dubious, but got over that in about a second after I started reading this delightful story... Think Hitchhiker's meets Guardians of the Galaxy and you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect... If you're looking for something serious, deeply moving, or thought provoking then move along, nothing to see here;). If you want some solid entertainment that amuses while telling a tight story then grab this one fast... You'll thank me... Great characters and great narration only elevates... This is going to be a fantastic space series;)

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  • Gregory
  • 04-07-17

The most solid new work I've heard in ages

A team effort by newer author and narrator alike, Space Team is a light hearted, well paced romp. While many readers will recognize elements familiar to sci-fi here, most are offered up with a literary wink of mutual recognition one would expect from a seasoned pro.

Thron's performance is perfectly paced, well voiced, and pleasantly reminds one of James Marsters or Bronson Pinchot in terms of talent and enthusiasm.

highly recommended.

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  • Darrell Gibson
  • 17-03-17

Very Funny

Light hearted funny read. My kids and the clerk at the supermarket thought I was crazy when I would suddenly start laughing out loud for no discernable reason.

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  • wildmon
  • 22-01-17

bit of satire, humor, engagement

very good performance, first person, satire, doesn't take itself too serious, but is engaging enough. yes, there are plenty of plot holes, but just shut up and enjoy the ride. looking forward to more in the series.

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  • KC
  • 14-06-17

Great!!

I wish audible would do the rest of these. Great character writing. The narrator is 1st class.

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  • Matthew
  • 24-03-17

Wheeeee!

Any additional comments?

This is just one of those stupid forgettable but fun books.

Basically, you know Guardians of the Galaxy? You know just those bits that are funny? Yep, that is this book pretty much. Does it make a compelling novel? Nah. But does it make me smile? Yeah.

That's this book, a smile. There are other comedic space science fiction books, they are probably better too, but this one? This one was short and funny and I will continue the series.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes Hard Luck Hank, Guardians of the Galaxy, Willful Child, or any other light hearted scifi.

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  • Lorfet
  • 06-05-17

good escape

This was a fun, enjoyable book. It made me smile and it made me happy to listen to it. The narrator did an excellent job of portraying the characters. Sometimes a book is just a book and we enjoy it despite knowing that it doesn't aspire to win "novel of the year." It's nice to listen to something lighthearted in a time when the world seems particularly mean and crazy.

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  • Aquatic Toaster
  • 30-04-17

Absolutely AMAZING!

From the start this book had me laughing and wanting more! I cant wait till Phil Thron narrates more of Barry J Hutchison's brilliant work! KEEP ME POSTED!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-17

Recipe for Fun

Extremely entertaining and creative a la Guardians of the Galaxy with a dash of The Walking Dead. Perfect narration really kicked it up. Hard to believe there was a single narrator, who brought life to so many "fonken" characters.

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  • Tm
  • 10-02-17

A light hearted romp though space.

I found this book to be a fun and decidedly unserious romp through space. I enjoyed the characters and the humor. A nice change from the heavy sci-fi or thrillers I normally listen to.

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