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Publisher's Summary

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

running out of ideas...

Loved book 1, book 2 seemed long winded but still had me and this book leaves me wondering if this saga is done with me. I enjoy skippy but he has become very meh... same old same old and Bishop's interactions with him have become underwhelming. Perhaps some more drama between the two...? Idk... I guess I want more elders... or introduce the superior species.

Performance is in my opinion the best around. I Really enjoy Bray's work. He brings characters to life.

I'm a fan of both Alanson and Bray. But book 1 is still the best by far.

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4 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
By Jean Claude Ard Van Pierre on 06-29-17

Much better this time around!

Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favourite?

Joe, as always ;)

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book much more than the previous two, less of Skippy calling everyone Monkey's every third word, lots of action, a better plot with the story taking place in two locations. Not sure what the point of Count Chocula was in this book as he didn't have much of an impact but aside from that I was engrossed in this. Plus a cliffhanger? :(

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-30-18

Invested in the universe, not so much the story

great narration, but the story seemed to revisit the same plot elements so many times. there's only so many times that the cycle of "problem Skippy can't solve, Joe finds solution, Skippy uses solution", and also "Joe has problem, Skippy reveals easy solution that nobody knows about"

overall enjoyed the book, but it got a bit frustrating when you start to be able to predict how all the problem solving will go, especially when all those solutions end up never working again for reasons that sorta get hand waved away.

overall it's alright, but I'm not sure if I will continue with the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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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