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Renegades

Expeditionary Force, Book 7
Lu par : R.C. Bray
Série : Expeditionary Force, Volume 7
Durée : 17 h et 7 min

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The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

Includes special bonus note from the author.

©2018 Craig Alanson (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • Global
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  • Spankybus
  • 03/04/2019

Same Problems as BSG and LOST

This series has been what I look forward to the most. Every time a new book hits, i re-listen to the series , in order, to get ready..usually to remind myself of whats happened prior. With each book, there is a slight drop-off in enjoyment as the same jokes, one-liners, and themes reiterate themselves without significant story evolution. Note that until This book, I felt the falling off was slight.

My gut feeling with Renegades is that the author never expected this series to be this successful when he set out...and not he's just padding the story with repetitive crap to wring every cent out of it that he can. Its the same feeling I had with ScyFy's Battlestar Galactica, LOST, and a dozen others shows that were overnight hits. Its like, "Holy crap, this is huge...we need more seasons"

The story is languishing. The jokes are pretty old now: "Let's go with the caring thing", "Hold my Beer", "I hate my life" I don't want to give much away, so I'll not say more...but predictable is the word...its become predictable.

We need to evolve the current characters. The story about overarching Skippy story needs to move forward faster, we need some new characters with depth in their own right. Hell, in this book, there were even fewer players...which meant we had to spend even more time with the same circular jokes and plot.

This series has been great...but please move it along, evolve the characters...More has to happen...If the next book falls off harder than this one did, I think I am done. At the very least, I won't pre-oder anymore and wait to read the reviews.

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  • BeauFLA
  • 27/03/2019

Good But I Hoped For More

Book 7 is a lot better than book 6. For me however, there was too much bantering and not enough story development. Don't get me wrong I like the banter between the characters. But, when I can fast forward a few minutes and the same banter between the same characters on the same subject is still going on for several minutes afterward, its a bit much.

Just my perspective. I am sure there are a lot of Skippy fans who have a different opinion.

All in all I did enjoy the book. Just not as much as if there would have a bit more story development.

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  • Gar
  • 15/04/2019

I'm Out

The last two books but especially this one have been little more than ongoing side quests to the main story line. I really liked the first five books in the series but after that it just keeps dragging and dragging on ENDLESSLY..."Oh no now we have another problem to solve which is composed of 5 smaller problems and each of those has a ridiculous number of surprises that need to be solved!" and on and on. Almost nothing...again....about the main story line which is really what kept me reading this series. also Skippy is a lot less likeable now and the relationship between him and Joe a lot less fun. Suddenly the phrase "you little shithead" being repeated constantly throughout the book, seems a lot less funny and bit more disturbing. This last book was nothing more than a blatant money grab by trying to extend the story far beyond it's best before date. I count that as a slap in the face by the author towards his fans. I'll be returning this one and won't be getting any more. I'm Out.

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  • Patrick Roy
  • 03/05/2019

Best series ever, yes. Best book in the series, no

I eagerly await each new book. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each one as they’ve continuously added to the storyline, character development, and new insights about the galaxy the author has created. I thought this particular book didn’t live up to that criteria. In some instances I felt it took a step backwards.
It was a good listen but I, like many reviewers, are dying for things to move along. This could easily have been one of those .5 books as it didn’t seem to progress at all. It was just another mission. I listen to a lot of RC Bray and it almost seemed as if he was also waiting for new jokes and details. It felt a little somber.
I will buy the next one with hopes that it sheds a little light on where this is all going.

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  • Todd Gee
  • 08/04/2019

Ready for the next stage

We all know the series isn’t going to end soon, but Renegades felt like the close of the first phase of the story.

From Spec Ops (book 2) through Renegades the Merry Band Of Pirates’ portion of the story followed a very familiar formula (impossible problem - hours of thinking - lots of “you dumb dumb” from Skippy - a creative solution from Joe - repeat as necessary). I have kept listening because the books are entertaining and Columbus Day did a great job of building an intriguing universe while making the reader care about Joe. With that said, I’m hoping that the end of Renegades will let the story build to something bigger than interstellar crisis management.

Book 9 (or 10 if they go back to the Mavericks for book 9) is a real opportunity to get back to building a large-scale narrative and to get away from the formula a little bit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/04/2019

Another filler book

Always better with Skippy and Joe. Unfortunately just a bunch of repeated phrases and events in a different part of the galaxy. Prepare to hear "monkey brain" 300 times and maybe 10 minutes of new information. RC was fantastic as always, though seemed to struggle with the accents slightly in this one.

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  • Jeremy
  • 03/04/2019

Series needs to go somewhere soon

I've enjoyed listening to these audiobooks at work. I skipped Paradise Lost as well as Book 6 as I felt they were nothing more than fillers or contractual obligations to the publisher. While I don't think this book was bad, I feel like it was rushed out just to have more sales. I know this is the goal of any author and publisher, but I would rather not be able to feel that is the case while I'm listening to the book. The series really needs to go somewhere in the next book.
I agree with other listeners that it needs to explore the Elders, more of Skippy's hidden background, as well as some interaction with some higher species.

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  • Kevin L Salaba
  • 03/05/2019

Wonderful!

Dear Craig Alanson, please stop making the first 10 chapters the same as last 3 books! If you threaten to toss Skippy out an airlock, I am going to throw myself into a blackhole. I find the repetitive threats very tedious. Especially since you have reused them from previous books and use the same threat at least twice a piece in this book!

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  • Jason
  • 27/03/2019

Felt weak

R.C. Bray is amazing as always.

This series has been fun to listen to till this book.

This felt like Robert Jordan during the filler parts of Wheel of Time. Amazing detail spanning hours that did not progress the plot much.

Hopefully things get better the next couple of books.

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  • Max
  • 28/03/2019

Great story but starting to slow down

Honestly the book was great the narrating was amazing, I loved the commentary between skippy and joe. But I’m going to be honest, the plot feels like it’s slowed down quite a bit, like there’s little advancement in the story and the overall plot line. I feel like personally it’s a bit slower in the past 2 books and some moments feel really drawn out. But overall it’s excellent writing and it’s amazing narration always has me coming back to the series!

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  • Global
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  • Norger
  • 27/05/2019

To much the same

I listened for some hours and the story was just orbiting around the same theme as in the books before, with mostly the same conversations between "the beer can" and the main character. It might be that there is something coming later in the story, but I for myself do not like to waste too many hours on "smal talk". But I liked the first books of the series!

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  • LCF
  • 24/05/2019

Better than the previous book

Skippy is still extremely annoying. But it is tolerable and all in all I liked this book very much. Good development of the secondary story lines too.
Reducing meaningless let's-waste-some-time Skippy/Joe banter would be even more awesome ;)

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  • Paul Guitar
  • 19/05/2019

Fantastic

Great story. Very different and refreshing as were the predecessors in this series. Also very well narrated. A must for any science fiction fan who also enjoys a laugh.

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  • Justin De Jongh
  • 12/05/2019

Story is still awesome!

Story is still good ! The interactions between Joe and Skippy have me laughing continiously.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03/05/2019

Love it

Now it's time to wait for the next one...
This series is just so amazing you need to hear it.

  • Global
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  • Lindalu
  • 24/04/2019

Immer noch nicht langweilig

Wieder hatte ich grossen Spass mit Joe und Skippy das Universum zum Weinen zu bringen. Auch wenn ich keine Ahnung hab, was davon realistisch ist und was nicht. Super erzählt von Mr. Bray. Grossartige Unterhaltung für Monkeys. Skippy loves us all!

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  • Dominic Faber
  • 23/04/2019

i love the series sooooo much!

great juuuust really great and entertaining books.
If skippy ever gets a movie.. for the love of god, RC Bray needs to voice him!

  • Global
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  • Thomas Werthmann
  • 09/04/2019

Another great shot

You must have this one ! Skippy the magnificent.

And - listen to the end it is worth hearing the author

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01/04/2019

I liked it, but I would love more at the end

I liked it, but hoped for a bit more at the end, but over all loved it :)