I received this book for free from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Space Academy Dropouts by C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Space Academy #1
Published by Podium Audio on April 12, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera, Humorous
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes
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"Boldly going because they're completely lost."
The newly renamed Vance Turbo has sabotaged his own career at Space Fleet Academy due to a desire to atone for a training accident. Unfortunately, his actions result in him getting press-ganged into an expendable crew of misfits recruited by a legendary starship captain. Their mission? To recover a collection of lost sun-destroying missiles that could restart a galactic war. Unfortunately, Vance is smart enough to know something is wrong with this picture. After all, no sane person would recruit this crew to save the universe.
I enjoyed this book! I have read several books written by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkis so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when I went into this book. This was a lighter listen filled with pop culture references galore and a healthy dose of humor. I liked that the book is set in space and thought that the mission was very well done. This was definitely an entertaining listen.
Vance drops out of space academy only to end up as part of a crew on a different mission. Not only is he being forced on this new mission, but he is also almost immediately made second in command on the ship. Before long, he is the man in charge of this mission and the leader of the colorful crew on the ship. I had fun with their mission and loved seeing the various members of the crew interact. The banter between the crew was fun and some of the situations added to the humor of the story.
Jeffrey Kafer did a great job with the narration. I thought that the voices that he used for the various characters worked really well, including male as well as female characters. I thought that his delivery of the humor in the story was spot on and that he really helped to bring this story to life. I had no problem listening to this book for hours at a time.
I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a really well-done story with enough humor to keep a smile on my face until the very end. I also got a kick out of all of the pop culture references scattered throughout the story. I look forward to reading more of this writing pairs work in the future.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the author/publicist.
oh this sounds right up my alley. Thanks Carole 🙂
This one sounds like a good time. 🙂 I mean, a space opera with pop culture references… how can that not be fun? 🙂
I see that you had a good time with this one. Great review, Carole.
I really love it when a narrator can handle the cast of characters so well. I am glad that this one was such a solid read for you.
Great review and Happy Reading!
I’m not a fan of the cover but this sounds like a good read and the audio sounds like the way to go. Definitely not in my comfort zone but I enjoy stepping outside of that sometimes and this would be a fun book to try.
This one sounds so fun! I love the whole idea of it. 🙂
Melanie loves these and I’d like to read more of his work too.
Oh Phipps! Dang, I have been meaning to try him