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While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise. But Colonel Joe Bishop warns that they might not like what they find, and they can't do anything about it without endangering Earth.
©2016 Craig Alanson (P)2017 Podium Publishing
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By Christopher Steele on 06-02-17

Slowing down but still great

This series is full of laughs and Joe and Skippy share an entertaining relationship but it may be time to come up some new dynamics for the two. Grrr Joe how did you out smart me again is getting a little old.

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By -A on 08-06-17

Serious lack of story progression.

Nothing new and interesting in this book. The author should have expanded more on the elders and higher order species... Boring rehash of prior books.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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By stewart on 05-23-17

its skippy time

Would you consider the audio edition of Paradise to be better than the print version?

Craig Alanson is the master of sarcasm especially when its delivered by R C Bray, this is the third in a series which just gets better and better, the story keeps you going but its the interaction between Col Joe and his omnipotent little beer can is superb and when delivered with R C Brays dulcet tones brings everything to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

has to be Skippy the magnificent, no other character can be so sarcastic yet with a roguish quality.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

i have listened to a lot of R C Brays work and this narrator is the best.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

how can you get moved by a beer can calling you a dumb monkey all the time lol

Any additional comments?

superb work by craig and R C dont keep us waiting for the other books.

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By Graham on 06-17-17

Fun and enjoyable

Ive just listened to all three of the books on the trot. Found myself chortling and with a smile on my face for 40 hours, I really am going to stop reading negative reviews on Audible. This was everything I wanted in a series of novels pure funny escapism. And there is a fourth novel in paper or kindle form, hopefully to be on audible? Do I wait or get the kindle version? Mmm

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By Anonymous User on 09-11-17

save yourself some money - read book 1 three times

The first book was good but since then the plot development has been crowded out by the formulaic rehashing of previous scenarios.
One of the reasons I bought into this series is that it was described as a trilogy which normally demands some tight story telling in the final volume but this seems to be trying to reinvent itself as a never ending sitcom series.

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By Anonymous User on 07-29-17

This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

And Skippy the beer can is what makes it so good. He is such an 'arsehole' you can't help but love him.
Like so many other people, I don't know how I'm going to make until the next audible book is out. I don't want to spoil it by reading the book.
R.J. Bray's reading of the book is amazing. Thank you. I almost believed everyone was real!

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