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Space Force

Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)
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Summary

Five years ago, the US Space Force became a reality. And while those writing the checks took things very seriously, the other military branches did not. As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?

My name is Captain Ethan Stone, a decorated member of SEAL Team Six turned Space Force "recruit". While the powers that be attempted to make Space Force an embarrassment, they also sent some of the very best minds, fighters, and pilots to the program, because sometimes the best of us decide to take a stand against those same powers. Yeah, yeah. Not me. Though I seem to recall I was standing when...sorry. It's a distracting memory.

Flash forward five years and between tenses. President West is in office. Power has shifted. And Space Force is defunded. With just a handful of us still living on base, we find ourselves being evicted. But before all of us can leave, aliens invade. Really ugly ones, too. Super nasty. I don't think I could describe them here without getting the audiobook banned.

Anywho, using their advanced technology, they seal off Space Force Command behind a shrinking force field and kick off a battle royale to the death. Human vs. alien. To the victors goes the Earth. While my boy Frank Taylor and I throw down inside the force field, my main squeeze, First Lieutenant Jennifer Hale, leads an international strike team into freakin' space. It's nuts. Crazy action. Super funny, too, in like a Deadpool way, if that's your thing.

The only way to really know what went down is to snag a copy of this audiobook and listen to it for yourself...before it's too late. Or wait for the movie. There is going to be a movie, right?

Hale and I agreed to let "best-selling"* author Jeremy Robinson tell our tales. He's not my favorite person in the world, but I think he captured our voices and the reality of what happened, printing every word we spoke, no matter how offensive, blunt, disgusting, or violent it was. If you're upset by what you hear in this audiobook, first, lighten up, but then blame me. Jeremy Robinson is a fragile flower. He's only to blame for hackneyed writing.

*Best-selling is in quotes because the only best seller status that matters is New York Times. Doesn't matter if it's not a true reflection of actual sales, popularity, or quality. Everyone knows that, Robinson.

©2018 Jeremy Robinson (P)2019 Jeremy Robinson

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Super funny!

I found this book really funny, I wouldn’t say it’s super serious, but a fantastic listen. The narrators did a great job of bringing the book to life.

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Freaking Awesome

I don't think I've laughed out loud to a book so much! Bloody brilliant! Immensely funny! Full of action and gore and riotous laughter inducing dialogue! Genius!

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Got board with it after 6hrs.

litrpg, space opera, comedy, love story. for me its lucky to get 2/10 in each category.

Really guys get you credit back and listen to Space Team by Barry Hutchinson narrated by Phil Thron. it has been compared to Terry Pratchet at his best. it is hilarious and beautifully written and the narration is award winning Phil is what all the others dream to be.

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Too good!

this was brilliant, easily in the top 5 of Jeremy's books. Get it, you will not regret it.

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great

loved it
what a ride and funny to go with it .
The performance of the narrators were spot on was more like a radio play and kept me enthralled from beginning to end

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Don’t normally do this...

It’s very rare that I actually write a review. Normally I just rate them and that’s it.

Jeremy Robinson has nailed this book. I’ve not listened to anything else he has done, this came as a recommendation from Jeffery Kafer via his Facebook page. Yeah I know he’s one of the brilliant narrators for this book but when they say how much fun it was and how enjoyable the book was to record, then you know it’s worth the credit!

It really is a great listen, the humour is fantastic and well placed. The disabled toilet part is awesomely funny as I can relate to it.

Enough of me writing, just buy this book, you won’t regret it.

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Crap

The worst Jeremy Robinson book I’ve ever listened to not up to his earlier novels

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  • Cyphers Fallen
  • 27-02-19

It's Like The Army or Navy But For Space

From the opening dialogue, which made me spit out my drink laughing, I was hooked. Captain Ethan Stone is hilarious. He is like Deadpool, Captain Kirk, and Leroy Jenkins rolled into one. And Ivan, the Russian Spetsnaz, story of how his parents died made laugh uncontrollably. There is so much humor and inside jokes packed into this book. The story is awesome. It is about the Space Force, yes that one. It is the laughing stock of the world. It may be pointless, best of the worst, and completely failing at everything but Space Force is the only thing (not by choice) that is going to save us from aliens. The Aliens, named the Chote (Google it), have invaded Earth and have been influenced by the way they see us battle (online). FPS Battle royal is game and Space Force is chosen to play. This book ranks in the top of audio books I have listened to in the last year. It is Awesome.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 13-03-19

Laugh out loud fun!!!

This book was so much fun to read!! I haven't laughed as much at a book in a long time.

The plot was simple enough but with an added twist. 5 years ago, the then President of the United States created a Space Force, it was supposed to be a serious branch of the military, but everyone eventually poked fun at it and in the end, it was filled with the "undesirables". As the blurb says.."As a result, Space Force was populated by undesirables: men and women who made too many mistakes, didn't follow the rules, or...slept with the wrong general's daughter. Three times. On camera. It was a mistake, okay?". But just when Space Force is being disbanded, Aliens attack, but they attack like it's a video game and it's the battle royal to the death, the victors get the earth. Can the band of misfits save them all?

I really don't want to go into the plot too much because it's such a fun experience reading it with no forewarning! All I'll say is go into this with no expectations at all and you will love it. It's a tongue in cheek book and one that the author had fun with!! Filled with witty banter, great characters, wierd a&& aliens and loads and loads of fun!! I will say that it is silly at times...picture teenage humour, but that's what made me love it all the more. It was a breathe of fresh air to read such an entertaining, funny, laugh out loud book, in a time when politics is so messed up. The author pokes fun at a lot of things and It. Was. Awesome!

In all, I loved this. I loved the characters, the immature humour (cause honestly, life is too serious at times, it's nice to let go!!) and I even loved the aliens, they are definitely the most interesting looking ones I've ever read about!! Be warned though, it is gory, it is bloody (and other bodily fluidy) and it's got lots bad language, but it's a easy, fun and entertaining read and one I know I'll read again.

Jeffrey Kafer, Emily Woo Zeller and Machelle Williams did an amazing job narrating this. You can tell they had fun and enjoyed doing it!! They made me enjoy it all the more because they were able to bring the characters to life and make me laugh more. I couldn't picture anyone other than Jeffrey Kafer doing Stone because he brought across his dry humour so well. Brilliant performance!!

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • VladC
  • 28-02-19

Easy listen, funny and entertaining

Funny and entertaining. A clever story mix of sci-fi humor with gaming and alien arrival. A group of charismatic characters will keep you entertained with enough reference to modern games to keep you extra engaged. It is a fun listen and I really enjoyed the story.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Daniel Delgado
  • 05-03-19

Ridiculously Funny!

This story is all about laughs, action, irony, and more laughs! Imagine the world is being attacked by gamers from another planet, who look like male genitalia, and behave like Minions. There is no way that won’t be funny to anyone who maintains a shred of youth. However, if you somehow lost touch with your teen self, have a stick unfortunately implanted, or were born without a funny bone, stick to listening to James Joyce or the Bronte sisters.

Jeffrey Kafer delivers another solid performance, as we have come to expect. The real news is the performance of Emily Woo Zeller! She did an outstanding job, and really stole the show with her character voices and humorous delivery. The surprise appearance of Jeremy Robinson was a great touch too.

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  • BT
  • 04-03-19

I'm not entirely sure what I just listened to...

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Space Force is the story about Americas newest fighting division. Everything they know, all their training is meaninglessness when aliens show up.

It is probably one of the oddest written story's I've read/listened to. It is very meta, and self aware. The main characters, and even secondary characters talk about the writing style and events as they relate to the plot.

It is sarcastic comedy, light on sci-fi and light on action. Most of the story resolves around relationships and personal interactions, with only an occasional action sequence.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, even though it is very oddly written. The voice acting was well done and the voices fit the characters.

I recommend this book if you like humorous sci-fi, but stay away if you're looking for serious action or hard core sci-fi.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-02-19

PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW

I have never written a review for an Audible book. I have dozens and dozens (like a real lot) of Audible books. Never have I been moved to write a review, good or bad. I am sitting in my truck, in a Casey’s gas station parking lot, eating lunch as I finished the last 10 minutes of Space Force.
This book had me laughing out loud, for 9 plus hours. I’m not a gamer, but I’m 45 years old and the pop culture references were hilarious. The last ten minutes of the book was amazing.
Buy this book. Not for a serious, thought-provoking story line, well-developed characters or any of the myriad reasons we usually choose titles. Buy it for its sheer genius.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-19

I really tried to like it

The description made it seem like it would be a fun, hilarious action sci-fi, but in reality it's just juvenile humor with poor story telling. half of the book is filler and the other half is horribly forced pop culture references. The alien invaders speak using gaming lingo and the entire battle plan is based off battle royale games. Which would be fine if it was done cleverly. What infuriates me most is that I know Jeremy Robinson is a good writer because I really enjoyed Infinite. If you aren't a fan of poorly used crude jokes, bad story telling, and a stupid amount of poop and penis jokes (Seriously it's the entire book, non-stop), then this book is not for you.

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  • Just_Shoppin
  • 15-04-19

YUCK! What a Bad book

Man I love the title and reviews. I love humor and future,SCI-FI and this should be the book for me. Well sadly I missed the need to be a young gamer to like this book. This story is all about references to game lingo and if you don’t live it the basement dwelling world of imaginary people you’ll miss the humor. Narration is on the same level read by some long haired skater, well I don’t want to be negative. I returned it after 90 minutes.

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  • Greg
  • 11-04-19

Not very funny

I generally like Jeremy Robinson, I've read 4 books by him now (Alter, The Others, Infinite and Xom-B) which range from really good to fantastic but damn if this isn't a dud. I should have paid closer to the subtitle, "All your base are belong to us." It seems like it could have been funny, basing a book on the failed idiotically named Space Force fitting for our current administration but what happens is cringey attempts at humor. It's pretty banal and crude but not in a good way. Andy Weir's The Martian or Josh Gayou this is not. It's not offensive enough to be edgy, and it's littered with pop-culture references, new and old but more so, old. Some of the characters are woefully thin, such as our sassy African-American bus driver, who's seems entirely to exist to deliver clichéd lines.

The premise is alien invaders learn about humans through gaming and want to do battle Earth's elite. However due to budget cutbacks, few remain in Space Force. Their preferred method of combat? Deathmatch. It really goes downhill fast. Most of this is sophomoric, relying on bad metaphors over witty banter and literal bathroom humor, (including our heroes having to stop to use the bathroom and find one of the penis-shaped aliens flatulating in a stall). I appreciate dick jokes probably more than I should but these lack wit. Once or twice a few lines were actually amusing but after bombing joke after joke, it's not enough to save it. Robinson's The Others had better humor in it, and it wasn't necessarily meant to be comedic. This probably would have resonated with me at age 13-14.

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  • Ron
  • 11-04-19

Not To My Taste

There is only so much sarcasm, pop culture references and breaking the fourth wall that can be crammed into one book before it becomes annoying or predictable. This book managed to do both.

This book had received some praise and the majority of reviews said the book was rather funny. Also, I heard the concept of Space Force was being crafted as a mockumentary series starring Steve Carell for Netflix, so I thought I'd pick up the book quasi related to the material. I certainly think the show on the topic will be better than the book.

The characters were so over the top which could be funny if the writing wasn't equally over the top. Silly isn't even the right word to describe the book as I enjoy silly, the Caverns and Creatures series is silly, the Magic 2.0 books are silly and both have plenty of enjoyable content. This bordered more along the lines of stupid, I think. I strongly dislike using that work to describe a book about invading aliens forcing humans to partake in a video game challenge to the death, but even when embracing the world Robinson creates, nearly everything is just, well stupid.

For any one enjoyable part of the book, there were maybe five that were unenjoyable and had me rolling my eyes. I considered even skipping some parts which is akin to sacrilege to me. Alas I didn't and suffered through the book. Perhaps it just wasn't to my taste.

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