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Space Team

Narrated by: Phil Thron
Series: Space Team Saga, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (353 ratings)

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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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Funking good read

Well written & read, I would say closer to the style of Douglas Adams than Mr Pratchett. A good story with some goods laughs (some out loud chuckles). I for one will be reading more in the series.

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  • Peter G
  • Maidenhead, England
  • 10-09-18

Best Sci fi story I've heard in ages!

Very well written and narrated - consistent and simply a joy. A bit like guardians of the galaxy but in my view this is better.

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brilliant

thoroughly enjoyed this book. we bought it because we had an 8 hour drive. so pleased we did! brilliantly narrated. we have bought book 2 for the return journey.

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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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Universal fun

Excellent performer, brilliant writing and lots of laughs. Barry J Hutchinson clearly knows what he's doing. A great book packed with both familiar and original ideas.

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Good listen hate the silence before the chapters

It goes very quiet for a good couple of seconds before it says chapter. and I really don't like spider man. but this was a good listen

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narrator ruins it(for me anyway)

What did you like most about Space Team?

Excellent character development by the author, it's Red-Dwarf meets Suicide Squad.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I found the voice very difficult to follow; I'm used to Brian Blessed and Stephen Fry so maybe I should be more forgiving.

Any additional comments?

I will be reading paper copies in future.

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Fonkin Hilarious

I haven't laughed so much in a long time, great storyline, fast paced, ludicrously funny characters...can almost see the movie in my head (Ryan Reynolds as Cal)! Seriously, Hollywood would be fonkin crazy not to 🤣

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Fun in a way, but definitely not Pratchett

I would be lying if I said that I didn't enjoy the book, it is extremely well read and the dialogue between the characters is pretty funny.

However, the story is shallow and to compare it to Pratchett is close to false advertising. It lacks both the nuance and intelligent, but subtle commentary on humanity. The only similarity is the fantastical nature of the world, story and characters.

I would probably have listened to the entire series, but using Terry Pratchett as a comparison has just shown me how much is lacking, which is rather sad really.