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Summary

The hero of Will Save the Galaxy for Cash returns to do what he does best. Which is - what again, exactly?

With the age of heroic star pilots and galactic villains completely killed by quantum teleportation, the ex-star pilot currently named Dashford Pierce is struggling to find his identity in a changing universe.

Then, a face from his past returns and makes him an offer he can't refuse: take part in just one teeny weeny, slightly illegal, daring heist, and not only will he have the means to start the new life he craves, but also save his childhood hero from certain death. 

How hard could that be? If you need to ask - you don’t know Dashford Pierce.

Before long, Pierce is surrounded by peril, and forced to partner with the very same supervillains he'd spent his heroic career thwarting. But when he's confronted by the uncomfortable truth that star pilots might not have been the force for good they had intended to be, he begins to wonder if the villains hadn't had the right idea all along....

©2019 Yahtzee Croshaw (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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7 Chapters of this narrator were all I could stand

There's a good reason that professional narrators should be employed to perform audiobooks. I tried to give this book a chance but the whiny pitch of the reader and rapid delivery were just too annoying. I slowed the narration speed hoping to deepen the voice and improve the listening experience but it didn't help. I managed 7 chapters under sufferance and gave up. I always finish books even if I'm not overly keen on the storyline so I tried a second time and within minutes had to delete the book from my device.

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Plying Brilliant

I thoroughly enjoyed the first instalment of the Jacques McKeown story and was thrilled to dive into the next chapter. The new characters were great but I felt like they weren’t quite as fleshed out as before so didn’t invest quite so much in them - particularly the big bad. However, Yahtzee’s trademark spleen still consistently delivers laughs and whilst some of the twists were pretty easy to spot the story was solid.

My one complaint about Yahtzee’s writing is he does tend to overuse metaphors. But this is a minor gripe and doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment.

And I still plying love the mathematical swears.

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Yahtzee has done it again

Brilliant and hilarious! Love hearing yahtzee read it too! Got this straight after finishing the first book.

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Great listen.

I've enjoyed listening to the sarcastic tones of Yhatzee since I found zero punctuation. His writing and narration is almost as good as his ability to shit all over video games.

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Can't wait for part 3

I've been reading Yahtzee's books since Jam and this book shows how far he's come in both story telling and performance. There will be a part 3 and I for one can't wait. Keep up the good work Yahtz.

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A new favourite series

Really enjoyed both this and the first entry in this series. After stumbling upon it via the recommendations from other audiobooks, I really enjoyed these very dry, very funny stories that follow the exploits of a washed up star pilot equal parts Zapp Brannigan and Dave Lister. Can't wait for the next one.

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YOU PLYING BRACKET..

Oh For Tracs Sake, you can't leave us hanging like That. You Trachead. You Trac for Brains Doint...

WHERE IS THE THIRD PLYING BOOK YOU DIV....

Oh this is So much fun. lmao 🤣

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Excellent sequel to...

whatever the last one was. See, I'm even thinking like him. Mind you don't get kicked in the doints. Enjoy.

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A thoroughly enjoyable adventure

if you loved the first book this holds the same jigh pacing and standards of the first. Loved the story, Loved the setting, loved the characters. Just be forewarned of sudden outburts of laughter before you listen in public.

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Bracketing good story!

What an awesome take on sci-fi this series is. I really enjoyed this book and really hope there is another in the making!

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  • Jeffrey
  • 07-10-19

Amazing again

Another outstanding audio book from a master story teller. This book is laugh out loud funny. Croshaw's mastery of simile and metaphor shines brightly again. The story is another wild ride through this crazy universe and I cant get enough of it. Dare I say, Yahtzee Croshaw is the Douglas Adams for a new generation.

Yahtzee Croshaw is definitely now on my auto-buy list. That exclusive list in my head of authors where if I see a new book out by them on audible I buy it, I don't read the synopsis or any reviews, its just add to cart and purchase.

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  • Not Karl Marx
  • 23-10-19

Will write review for third book

When I first began listening to “Will save the galaxy for food” some years ago, I believed it to be a standalone book. A good book with a good ending that seemed to wrap things up. So I was surprised when “Will destroy the Galaxy for Cash” popped up on my radar.

I was concerned one of my favorite authors may have “sold out” as it were, writing a sequel simply because the first had sold well, or because fans had pressured him. So when the story immediately dragged me in, I was somewhat surprised. More so as the book began throwing new hooks left and right, shaking up what we knew of our main character without ever making it seem forced or fake.

My biggest critique of the book is that now I know that there is another book coming after this one, and I’m impatient for Yahtzee’s two year writing cycle to complete once more so I can see what comes next.

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  • Chase R.
  • 19-10-19

Plying Fantastic!!!

Absolutely love this series and I'll get down on my knees to grovel before Sir Croshaw in the hope he will one day bequeath another sequel! Also if you've bought "Will Save the Galaxy for Food" and have yet to purchase this then I'd ask how the brain eating worms inside your head are doing.

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  • RomulusRom
  • 28-11-19

Yahtzee has evolved so much as an author.

While I like all of Yahtzee's books, this one has got to be his best. It flows, it has copious amounts of hilarious characters, great moments, exciting developments and a fantastic universe I don't want to leave. I hope this turns into atleast a trilogy, and if not, I'm pretty sure in saying that whatever Yahtzee's next book will be, it will be fantastic. He's on a winning streak.

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  • Bradley
  • 05-12-19

great performance

The reader is energetic, great at voices, and acting the part as well. story is fun and adds to the original story well. looking forward to more.

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  • Warren
  • 04-12-19

Yahtzee did it again!

Please finish the next one swiftly. I am hooked. Pilot math is now my favorite way of cussing! 😆

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-19

best sequel ive seen in years

Yahtzee nails this. the writing and delivery are on point and its just as funny as it is hilarious.

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  • Adlai
  • 10-04-20

Good but not as good as 1

Still has the humor and adventure, but its a lot sloppier and more inconsistently paced than the original.

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  • undrwo
  • 10-03-20

definitely a sequel

I don't know if this has quite the pep and charm of the first book, but it's still a very fun follow up. Yahtzee Croshaw definitely has his own slightly grating style, but it's fun if you can get into the swing of him. I do recommend giving the first one a listen, and coming for the second one if you enjoyed the first.

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  • Vlad Tyrnov
  • 30-11-19

Even Better Sequel

Great story that takes the McKeown saga (as labeled by Yahtzee Croshaw) in a completely different direction from the first book. Interesting themes, great villain and shocking ending, that all in all makes me wish I could read/listen to the third book right now. Amazing work.

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