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The Galaxy According to Gideon: Publisher's Pack

Road Trips in Space, Books 1-2
Written by: Craig Robertson
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Contains books 1 and 2 of the Road Trips in Space series.

The Galaxy According to Gideon (Book 1):

Gideon is that close to striking it rich - again. The flaw that always seems to trip him up is that he is a con man, a swindler, and a thief. The entire galaxy seems to have it in for the poor crook. Of course, his task of staying alive isn't made any easier since he has to bring along his ex-girlfriend, who has become a zombie. Then again, maybe dragging along Rigel, the universe's dullest man from the galaxy's most dangerous planets is even worse? You choose. Will Gideon ever catch a break?

The Earth According to Gideon (Book 2):

Gideon's at it again. That's never a good thing! This time out he is dragging Zebah and Rigel to Earth, that backward rock layered with smelly humans. His goal, as always, is to get rich quick without falling back on any legal tools to do so. Gideon, Gideon.

The only thing that's for certain when Gideon tries to scam us humans is that you will laugh. Oh yes. You will laugh....

©2019 Craig Robertson (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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  • HTopper
  • 07-03-20

Not sure what the point is....

I am a fan of the author and love his other series with John Ryan. I wanted to like this book but just don't see what the point of it is. Also I'm finding out that I don't care for Simon Vance as a narrator. He has a wide range of voices but I just couldn't get into his tonation. Im sure lots of people will like the book but I just couldn't get into it at all.

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  • Kiersten
  • 14-04-20

highly enjoyable

quite enjoyable with a great narrator, its a space romp with no pretensions of science fiction just pure impossibility.

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  • mike O
  • 13-05-20

ridiculous pointless fantastic

this book series is exactly what I needed pointless potty humor ridiculous characters and I just couldn't stop listening like a train wreck for your ears cannot wait till books 3+

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  • Tomas Petrén
  • 07-05-20

Not worth your time.

Having enjoyed the Ryanverse books I picked this up since I was in the mood for something light hearted. I tend to finish listening to all books I start but this was the hardest one so far. The first book of the two was somewhat amusing partially, but the second was pretty damn bad. Sure, there are a couple of good puns in there, but they are too few and too far in between top be worth your time.

The main character is an unsympathetic idiot, and you actually want him to fail because he's just that annoying. The story is uninspired and uninteresting, especially in the second book where everything just feels like a mish mash of ideas.

It's like someone tried to make fan fiction of HHGTTG, but without having any of the intelligence that makes that book series one of the greatest comedies ever written. It's only fun of it's stupid AND smart, these books have plenty of the former bit very little of the latter.

Kudos to the narrator who does a good job with the material he's been handed, but good narration can't save a poor story.