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Summary

The Alien Legion has a new mission, and this time, they are working for the enemy. Also against the enemy. Like every operation that Emily Perkins plans, it’s complicated. But plans require good intel, and when the plan falls apart, the Mavericks are in freefall....

©2020 Craig Alanson (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Dissapointing

Too much time was taken up by the military manoeuvres and the details. The story was thin and felt dragged out for the sake of it. While there was some interesting character development in this off shoot series it really didn’t get me excited and I found it hard to pay attention to it all. Disappointing

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Brilliant series, brilliant narrator

Love Expeditionary Force series and this the Mavericks spin-off. I can’t wait for the two to collide.

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The first book in this universe I haven't finished

I think I'll stick with the Joe and Skippy books, at least there the long descriptive chapters are balanced out by a couple of strong characters and some good humour.

Not so with Mavericks, the characters just don't have enough depth for me to care about them enough to wade through the more tedious parts of the writing.

There's always been a feeling the author is going for quantity rather than quality but the enjoyable characters and engaging adventures of the merry band of pirates made it worth tolerating the hard going bits in a way Maverick doesn't quite manage.

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Worst if the series

Meandering story that doesn't really go anywhere unfortunately. R. C. Bray is great as always though.

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A bit of a stumble

This one was a bit of a letdown for me. Like going through the motions - a lot of the action felt like a rehash of older events and some of it especially at the beginning was in excruciating and unnecessary detail. I honestly zoned out from time to time and didn't lose much.

I know this is a spin-off and I can't expect the Skippy level insanity, but it really feels like a run of the mill military story. The first book was definitely way better.

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Loving this series......

Great story great reading and performance loads of action and plot twists.... Can't for for the next one but also can't wait to find out what's happened to the barrel of 🙊 and skippy the magnificent

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How does he do it?

Craig Alanson has done it again! I can’t say he’s knocked it out the park as you can’t even see the park...

Space X has just dropped a couple of chaps off at the ISS, Craig could do that by lunchtime such is his talent. (Just don’t ask him to clean his garage though)

Epic writing and equally epic performance by Mr Bray.

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It sure is another one.

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The story is fine. The legion has a new client, and their job is cut out for them. It's a big military operation with a lot of challenges to overcome.

My problem with this book is the human characters..at least the main cast. Why? because they are bland and way to similar. It's like having all the main characters playing the straight man. They lack flavour. The alien characters are great, loads of flavor! Hell, even most of the smaller AIs in this book has more colourful personalities than the main cast.

So you get a decent story, with a fair bit of action and excitement, some fun interactions with aliens...and boring humans. So IF I am going to read the next one(,because there will be one) I can only hope they do something to spice up the humans, or bring in more of the aliens.

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hoping next book is better

excellently performed by R C bray

the story however leaves much to be desired. its mostly a battle scene playing out for several character groups. overall story didn't progress in this book.

definitely hoping next book moves the mavericks story forward.

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Awesome again!

Both of the series are incredible, easily my favourites out of 1000s of listens and 100s of Sci fi! That is not said lightly, perhaps I just enjoy the style, but it needs saying...

The narrators outtakes on this book however have to be mentioned as they had me laughing so hard I actually blew snot bubbles!!

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