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Summary

A laugh-out-loud, action-packed space adventure series from the author critics are calling "the unholy offspring of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett".

When petty criminal Cal Carver is locked in a cell with a deranged, semi-naked cannibal, he suspects his life has hit its lowest point. He is mistaken.

Abducted by aliens and whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of misfits and criminals and sent on a top secret mission for the president of Space. And that's when everything starts to go very, very wrong....

This bundle collects the first three best-selling adventures of Cal Carver and the crew of the dread ship Shatner, by multi-award-winning author Barry J. Hutchison:

  • Space Team
  • Space Team: The Wrath of Vajazzle
  • Space Team: The Search for Splurt
©2016 Barry J. Hutchison (P)2020 Barry J. Hutchison

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An Unmissable Collection

Space Team has been one of the greatest listens on Audible I've ever had the pleasure of having, it's smart, funny and absolutely worth your time. It's helped me through this unfortunate quarantine more than pretty much anything else which is ironic now that I think about how the story begins.
Don't miss out, pick up this collection and get enough hours to last at least a few days listening.

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Sci fi comedy gold

Red dwarf,firefly,suicide squad,let's go to prison,evil dead ect if u enjoy listen to this book your in for a treat the main character is 50% wise ass 50% crazy and a whole lotta funny, chuck in a weregirl princess a bad ass mech and the worst/best pilot ever plus everyone's favourite slime shape-shifting life form and you start to get a idea of the kind of misadventures this space team are all about .........enjoy i did

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Space paced space fun.

The Sidekick's initiative was my introduction to Barry J Hutchinson's work. Much like that and Phil's narration, nothing dissapoints.

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Must be funniest series I have read.. fantastic

Loved it, have blasted the first three books. Looking forward to the rest.. Can't believe I haven't heard of this series before now. do not miss this.

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Awesome

Absolutely loved it. I listen while at work with my headphones on. So I have looked a complete idiot standing there laughing most of the day. Good story narrated really well. I have got some serious listening to do with the rest of the books.

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Very entertaining and really funny

This is a great collection to kick start the space team series and I cannot wait to see where the story goes next. Great performance by the narrator and very funny

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Like Discworld in use of language only

It is like a buddy, comedy, space action adventure film...in written format. If you are looking for something that is not serious, a just-roll-with-it narrative, joking with the tropes and clichés book then this is for you. Funny, easy, pick-me-up listen. Loved it. Is this the best sci-fi epic ever written? No. Is it fun and funny. Yes.

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So many laugh out loud moments

The story was awesome even if the rest of humanity doesn’t get to join in the adventure. The series is one I will keep going back to car Barry has a marvellous and humorous turn of phrase that will keep me coming back for more (e.g spread faster than live through kindergarten or the absolute trolling of the supporting characters) all in all I highly recommend this book if you want to explore the universe and have a good laugh.

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excellent

I have really enjoyed the volume 1 of Space team. Phil Thron is brilliant and really brings the characters to life. looking forward to the next one.

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surprisingly enjoyable

Not usually the type of book I would be drawn to but the humour is spot on. The narrator was excellent and the story was paced really well.

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  • 13-08-20

Absurd. Irreverent. A damn good time!

Imagine, if you will, a 7-foot-tall "valley girl" werewolf. Growl, like, fur shur. That is a sample of the alien cookie dough that is Space Team. With a nod to Star Trek & Galaxy Quest, Barry Hutchison has assembled the weirdest, funniest action figures you couldn't wait to rip out of their blister packs. Phil Thron's performance is among the best I have ever head! Great Fun!

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  • Phx17
  • 20-08-21

Galaxy Quest meets Austin Powers

I have to be in the mood for silly spoofs of Star Trek, goofy pop culture references, and juvenile physical comedy. But, when in the mood, this omnibus hits all of my absurd funny bones. Narrator Thron’s exaggerated, pulpy portrayals are phenomenal, from valley girl sounding werewolf Miz to Mech the smart or strong cyborg. There’s translated cussing of the “what the flonk” variety and zero actual nooky, but there is a lot of teenage-level boob-jokes or ball-gags, so I’d rate this as for teens and up. By book 3, the PG tone changes a bit, where heads explode and torture is described instead of merely fading to black. But, it’s all still of the John Carpenter Goes to Mars variety.

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  • Mr
  • 20-07-21

Laugh out loud

A great genre-aware send-up of space opera fiction. A fine cast of characters with plenty of failings each and action sprinkled throughout. No overpowered characters here, all leaning on each other despite distrust and snarky banter. Wrapped up with feel good endings, this is a solid choice for fun.

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  • Teige
  • 07-05-21

Fun fast listen

Any book that makes me laugh out loud gets a special 5 star. humor is a bit juvenile at times, so you gotta have a certain sense of humor, but if you're good with a little slap stick and body humor, this is amazing!

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  • singh
  • 06-09-20

Best Deal EVER!!!!

I LOVE these HILARIOUS, laugh out loud, works of art and having three of them in one collection is an out of this world bargain! They’re like Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy except Space Team is actually funny.

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  • C. J. Anderson
  • 19-08-21

FONKING HILARIOUS!!

When an audible version of a book, any book, makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe I know it's a winner.

This one did that so many times I lost track. And by 'one' I mean these three books as this is books 1-3 in the Space Team-iverse.

Not giving anything away here, but Cal really needs to understand danger much, much quicker because one such laugh-till-I-gasped-for-breath encounter with a fuzzy orange space squirrel pretty much sums up his entire outlook on this strange new world he finds himself in.

The naming conventions are another bit of brilliance as evidenced in book 2...I mean just look at the title.

I've already paid FULL price for book 4, so I think the author owes me. I'll take a never-ending supply of Cal, Misette, Mech, Loren, and Splurt as payment, thankyouverymuch.

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  • Munster
  • 12-06-21

Guardians of the Galaxy meets Futurama

Glad I got the collected adventures, it was a nonstop cliffhangers from the second to the third book. I am looking forward to the next few books as well. The MC is nonstop quaky and enduring, for a guy that lost his his entire planet and species. This is like a cross between Guardians of the Galaxy and Futurama. So far it is a great series with loads of laughs and witty satire.

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  • Kindle Customer lis
  • 07-06-21

Listen & laugh aloud like crazy

I’m a truck driver and listening to books makes the miles go by quicker. This is the best series I have come across. I will burst out laughing continuously throughout the read. Definitely put this in your library.

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  • Robert C Schubert
  • 04-06-21

One of the Best Series Ever

I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I have started using the controlled expletives in my everyday vocabulary. I think "fonking" is the one I use most.

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  • Home School Mama
  • 09-05-21

Grinning ear to ear

These books are so hilariously entertaining. I enjoyed every bit of it. The characters are wonderful, and the situations they find themselves in had me cracking up. Phil Thron is also now one of my favorite narrators.

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