By

Read By

Yahtzee Croshaw

Length

10 hrs and 23 mins

Audiobook Review

Will Save the Galaxy for Food

Genre(s)

Yahtzee Croshaw

Overall
Performance

Sci-fi and satire collide with hilarious consequences.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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Croshaw is a master of absurdist satire. The mix of the futuristic setting with the mundanity of a space pilot being rendered obsolete by technology is the perfect basis for darkly comic gold.

The plot is the weak point of this particular book. Plot isn't always important in humour (I'm thinking of Nick Hornby's How to be good which I loved despite it being fairly aimless). However, I just didn't warm to this. Still went on to read the next one though.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

I've said this before, but Croshaw is an excellent narrator with sharp comic timing and a sardonic tone that never fails to make me smile.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Douglas Adams is an obvious one given the theme and tone. There are definitely Hitchhiker vibes here.
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ABOUT

Will Save the Galaxy for Food

THE BLURB

A not-quite epic science fiction adventure about a down-on-his luck galactic pilot caught in a cross-galaxy struggle for survival!

Space travel just isn't what it used to be. With the invention of Quantum Teleportation, space heroes aren't needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he's sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult!

From the creator of Mogworld and Jam! Benjamin Richard "Yahtzee" Croshaw is a British Australian comedic writer, video game journalist, author, and video game developer. He is perhaps best known for his acerbic video game review series, Zero Punctuation, for The Escapist