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    Nominee, Audie Awards - Audiobook of the Year, 2018

    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 come ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There go the good old days, when humans only got killed 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!

    5 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Eine der besten SciFi-Reihen der letzten Jahre

    Die Expeditionary Force Reihe ist ein wunderbares Beispiel, wie Hard SciFi aussehen kann ohne dabei knochentrocken zu sein. Wenn man Stargate SG-1 mochte, wird man an dieser Reihe seinen Spaß haben.

    Neben der guten Story ist hier besonders der Sprecher R.C. Bray hervorzuheben, der eine exzellente Arbeit abliefert!

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    God bless America!

    As most of military-sf goes, this is very americany. Almost everyone else is like cargo. Lots of slang and abbreviations difficult to understand for german readers, and many anti-nazi-paroles.
    But the story and the jokes are really nice, so I'll order the next one!

    3 Leute fanden das hilfreich

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    Funny,captivating story with weak scientific basis

    If you don't put that much value on a strong scientific basis and are more interested in the "fiction" part of "science-fiction", then this book and especially series (14 books in total) is for you. Get through the first part of "We love America", then you're good. Later, the book gets REAL funny, like remarkably funny, which is why I stuck around until book 3. Personally, I probably won't go any further though.

    The book is written in a military style, not a scientific. The scientific basis probably isn't even that bad compared to other books, but I may have high standards because it bothered me substantially. Some aspects are being roughly explained later in book(s), but more of the "hard" sci-fi type. Often, the author hints towards some whole new physics to solve a problem, though to his credit, it's often done in a funny way. If you're okay with that, great, the book could suit you.

    For me the sci-fi was just a bit too "hard", and the humor got a bit dull by book 3 for my taste. Especially the scientific basis for the biology of the alien species seems not at all well thought-out and doesn't get talked about. Maybe it will later in the series and my criticism could thus be inadequate, I don't know.

    At least the scientific inaccuracies aren't that common, i.e. the author either explains things well and respects modern science or makes up some fictional science, but at least doesn't go against modern science.

    3 Stars might be a bit harsh, I'd give 3.5 if I could.

    TL:DR If you don't care that much about the scientific (especially biological) part of the story, the book's for you! Super funny later on in the series!

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    Setzt für mich einen neuen Standard!

    Ich war durchaus skeptisch als ich las, das Buch sei humorvoll geschrieben. Ich konnte mir nicht vorstellen, dass man eine ernsthafte(!) und packende Story erzählen und gleichzeitig die Dialoge zwischen den Hauptfiguren so unfassbar amüsant hinbekommen kann, ohne dass die Glaubwürdigkeit der Charaktere und der Geschichte darunter leidet. Ich wurde eines besseren belehrt und lade jetzt gleich die Fortsetzung. Der Sprecher bringt unglaublich viel Farbe hinein und schafft es mit seiner Stimme die Rollen absolut trennscharf voneinander abzugrenzen.

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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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    • 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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    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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    What a ride!

    It starts ok with a lot of perspective from an american Soldier. Not the spec OPs hyper intelligent Sherlockhomes super soldier, but a normal one.
    It starts out ok and gets a properly funny sometimes.
    I thought I have gotten the most out of this book, when it started to get reeeeeeally funny. I rarely laught so much out loud at an Audiobook.
    When you listen and don't like it in the behinning..... keep going until the 'Beercan'😉
    If you still don't like it then, your taste in humor is weird to me😄

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    A decent start to an ultimately mediocre series

    This first book of the Expeditionary Force series is generally enjoyable, but only if you don't pay too much attention, a great audiobook to have on while doing other things, such as "attending" zoom meetings, folding laundry or dusting behind that old, redundant, bookshelf.
    If you start paying too much attention you'll notice how certain explanations get repeated again and again, although in this first book it's not as bad as in the following ones of the series, and while this can be useful in a longer audiobook here it feels more jarring than helpful and really breaks your immersion whenever it happens.