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Columbus Day

Expeditionary Force, Book 1
Autor: Craig Alanson
Sprecher: R.C. Bray
Serie: Expeditionary Force, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 23 Min.
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Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year

We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn't win. And that was the good news. 

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. 

When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn't even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren't our enemy. Our allies are. 

I'd better start at the beginning. 

©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Sehr gut!

Ein gutes Buch mit viel Humor! Auch der Nachfolger ist gut gelungen. Vielleicht kein absolutes Meisterwerk, da etliche Wiederholungen negativ auffallen. Aber auf jeden Fall hervorragende Unterhaltung und das Guthaben alle mal wert!

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great Story!

the speaker really gets the athmosphere and Charakters. had a lot of loud laughs at skippy and his rather abnormal Charakter. habe been binge listening until book 6 now and counting...

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nice weird AI, too much army style

lot's of very funny passages, but getting a bit pathetic sometimes. guess you have to like the army stuff a lot to feel relaxed with it.
great narrator!

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Love it

bloody brilliant. Buy it now (you filthy monkey)
great speaker, great Story, awesome cast of characters.

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Gave up reading, story not thrilling,reader boring

Was looking forward as the story sounded interesting and thrilling and as I'm fan of SciFi and also military related books. However the way the story is written is not thrilling and long drawn-out. The reader (audio CD) Is unfortunately not making it any better and makes the book even more monotonous. Style reminds me of military reports and pathetic story telling. Though this is in general not bothering me it is way too pathetic here. Quit reading after maybe half of it.

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  • 27.05.2019

A good book that suddenly turned out great

I was thinking this was a good book till about halfway where it became great. Once I finished this I couldn't wait to get the next books in the series. I have been listening to Exforce books from about the time the 4th book came out and I now download the new books as soon as they come out. I personally find this book to be funny, well written and R.C. Bray is just fantastic and bringing these characters to life.

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Skippy

Wie viele besonders gute Bücher / Filme / Serien hat auch diese einen herausragenden Charakter, der allerdings nicht direkt zu Beginn auftaucht. Ich will nicht spoilern, die übrige Geschichte und der Protagonist sind auch solide, aber besonders ist das Buch durch Skippy. Ich glaube nicht, dass das für eine lange Serie reicht, aber das zweite Buch kaufe ich jetzt sofort :-)

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Great performance, solid story, great writing.

My best audiobook so far. It isn't Assimov-like type of SF, more a popcorn-kind, but...: Performance is perfect - exactly matching the main characters. The plot is interesting, engaging and funny as hell when it can be. Couldn't stop listening!

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Klasse Serie, gute und stimmige Mischung mit Humor

Die Geschichte wird erst ab der hälfte interessant
Der Sprecher ist etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig

All das verfliegt jedoch sehr schnell in der passenden Stimmung. Der Author schafft es wie kein zweiter mit seiner Geschichte zu unterhalten und mit seinem eigenen Humor zu würzen (auch wenn er dafür ein paar Seiten mehr braucht).

In jedem Fall empfehlenswert!

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Uninteresting and boring

Even though the reader depicts the american grunt soldier well and only lacks the ability to speak for different characters differently a bit.

The story lacks real alien aliens. The aliens pretty obviously portrait prejudices and stereotypes of WW2 participant nations. As the author repeatingly states. Very disappointing when thinking of the endless possibilities that science fiction holds for the imagination of societies.

The story also suffers by the supposedly coolness of the main character. No other character gets really fleshed out which makes them kind of irrelevant. Any action scene gets rendered boring by the characters coolness and the way he tells the story.