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  • Expeditionary Force, Book 15
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins

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Failure Mode

By: Craig Alanson
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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When a mission ends in disaster—there is no way to achieve the objective, no way to regroup and try again, no plan B, no hope—all you can do is fall back into FAILURE MODE and try to salvage whatever you can.

...if it is even possible to save anything, or anyone.

The galaxy is doomed. Monkeys may be clever and too stubborn to give up, but Skippy The Idiot Who Got Played knows the harsh truth: this is a fight he can’t win. The odds are not only stacked against him, he was designed not to win this fight.

Maybe he can salvage some faint memory of the civilizations that inhabit the galaxy, but those beings are doomed. Doomed. Including the Merry Band of Pirates.

©2022 Craig Alanson (P)2022 Podium Audio

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  • Joshua Casey
  • 07-10-22

A biased review

I'm a fan boy of very few things, can't think of any others honestly, but I absolutely love the entire ExFor series. Bought merch off Craig's site (including an autographed hardcover of Columbus Day), and have gone through listening to the whole series more times than I honestly remember now (almost done with Armageddon again, starting from Book 1). Sometimes listening to all books, sometimes skipping the Mavericks because I can't stand being without Skippy for that long.

I really hope this isn't the last time we hear from the magnificent Skippy The Magnificent! How on earth will Earth survive without him?


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  • El Capitan
  • 09-10-22

I am Skippy the Magnificent!

Why even bother debating whether or not you will buy this book? I have an entire warehouse in Central America stuffed full with audio copies of this story. Just don't ask if they're coubterfit. You will buy it and you will make me extremely wealthy or my name isn't Skippy the Magnificent.

Seriously, trust the awesomeness.

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  • Trader Vyx
  • 08-10-22

Pre Order Review

Listen, I don't pre order things. don't believe in giving my money over to game companies, or cell phones, or anything. Not gonna give you money to just sit around and do nothing with it.

I pre ordered this book. Just had to make sure I owned this book now because by December I probably won't be able to subscribe to audible anymore.

I love this series. my only real complaint is the profanity. I know this will include profanity as well but I just ignore it or cringe a bit. I can't share this with my children for the profanity. That makes me a bit sad. might buy the actual books and read it to them myself. I've got all the books, including the mavericks and home front.

seriously if you are reading reviews for this book I'm not sure what to do to sell this book to you more than promoting thr first book Columbus Day. This series will sweep you away on an adventure. I've enjoyed it greatly and pray the author be blessed with all joy and peace in believing.

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  • Danial
  • 17-10-22

Awesome Book

cant waut ti listen to this. It's always a joy when new book comes.

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  • Matt
  • 11-10-22

Balancing out some one star ding-dongs.

Balancing out some one star ding-dongs who put in a review before the book is even out. Looking forward to this.

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  • dominic rufo
  • 09-10-22

rc bray is a perfect fit!

easy listen, bray does a great job with all the different characters. he makes the story even better, would not be as good without him

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  • da fox
  • 30-11-22

Well S#!%

I very much do not like this. Skippy gots some splainin ta do. Sure, take your time. It's not like the Elders are going to destroy all life in the galaxy or something. I mean, they aren't even the ultimate big bad, but sure one last splainin will do it. No way beer can, your not getting off that easy.

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  • Billy
  • 11-10-22

heh heh. you are not going to like this.

wow, i cant even tell you how much you are not going to like this