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Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash

Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
Series: Jacques McKeown, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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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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It’s about time

I have read all of Yahtzee croshaw books and this one does not disappoint . A second mogword would be nice.

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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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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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Love this author - can't wait for more from him.

Ben Yahtzee Crowshaw (of Zero Punctuation fame) is a real tour de force, with a sharp wit and an expressive reading voice.

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Wow what a fun book! and what a great ending!

I really liked the first one.. and this one even more!, even tho it seemed to light for my taste. Nobody makes me laugh like you Yahtzee

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Yes it's as good as the last one.

Somehow as hillarious as the last book. The characters get a ton more development and the plot is very fun and wierd.

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A great follow up to one of my favourite books

The kind of sequel that builds upon the original and delivers a funny, smart and gripping tale that further expands the universe of Jaque Macqone.

Looking forward to seeing more in the future!

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Yatzhee does it again

Loved it, brilliantly written and read every character feels unique. 10/10 would recommend to everyone

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  • Mark
  • Enfield, United Kingdom
  • 24-10-19

it ended well`but slow to start

I loved the first galaxy book, so much so I listened to it twice, unheard off. The second one started slow but built up to something I really enjoyed. I warmed to it about one third of the way through. then Mr Crowshaws wonderful repartee won me over. Well worth a listen but I am not sure there should be a third.

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Yahtzees best book yet

incredible from start to finish. brilliant sequel to a massively underexposed novel. Yahztee deserves far more recognition as an author

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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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  • Zombiebrains
  • 04-10-19

Extremly Funny And Worth the Credit

Will Destroy the Galaxy for Cash is an excellent follow up to Will Save the Galaxy for Food. Having read Croshaw's other works, this one really stands out to me as being one of the funnier entries. The nameless protagonist must take up the mantle of Jacques McKeown once again, and suffer through insufferable fans, reformed villains, and passive-aggressive psychopaths. Yathzee's caustic wit is on full display here with multiple one-liners that made me pause the recording because I was laughing so hard. I particularly liked the Jacques McCon scenes as they reminded me of the hijinks you might see in a Terry Pratchet novel. Croshaw does an excellent job of narrating the main characters. Each has a distinctive pitch and cadence that you might expect from professional voice actors. It really emphasizes the dry wit of the author, and makes it easy to tell who is talking. I will definitely be re-reading this in the future.

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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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  • Mark C. Frye
  • 07-10-19

I Enjoy his Stories

I just enjoy this series, it's concepts, and humor. There are really fun and Zahtzee is a perfect narrator for his series.

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  • Hunter
  • 19-10-19

absolutely fantastic

I've followed this author's career for quite some time and I must say this is a fantastic follow-up to Save the Galaxy. I would recommend it to anyone who misses classic space romps such as the one imagined by Douglas Adams.

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  • David S.
  • 17-10-19

Good Follow up to the First boom

I like I will save a the Galaxy for Food. This is a good follow up. I really enjoyed it. I think you will too. Hopefully Yahtzee Croshaw will write a third book 😀

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  • Andrew
  • 17-10-19

A great sequel, leaves room for more

Will save the galaxy for Food is already my favorite of the Yahtzee novels. I was thrilled to enjoy more of the same character on a different adventure. If you enjoyed the first, the second is just as enjoyable.

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  • Joanne
  • 17-10-19

Next please!!!

Is this going to be a long publishing cycle??

I love ALL yatzee Croshaw book!! More! More!

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  • Andrew
  • 15-10-19

gaaaaaah!

Amazing as usual for yahtzee, and yet another cliff hanger leaves me hungry for more.

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  • Enoch Andersen
  • 14-10-19

fucjin loved it

honestly yahtzee keeps finding ways to bring his story to life and i love it. im excited to hear more from this setting.

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