• A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy

  • By: Alex White
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Blacklock
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (114 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The greatest dangers hide the brightest treasures in this bold, planet-hopping science-fiction adventure series.

The crew of the legendary Capricious are rich enough to retire in comfort for the rest of their days, but none of it matters if the galaxy is still in danger. 

Nilah and Boots, the ship's newest crew members, hear the word of a mysterious cult that may have links back to an ancient and all-powerful magic. To find it, hotheaded Nilah will have to go undercover and find the source of their power without revealing her true identity. Meanwhile, Boots is forced to confront the one person she'd hoped never to see again: her old turncoat treasure-hunting partner.

The Salvagers:

  • A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe
  • A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy
  • The Worst of All Possible Worlds
©2018 Alex White (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"White combines elements of magic and traditional space opera to create an intricate world laced with fascinating characters, expansive spaceships, and compelling settings." (Booklist)

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Just a really fun romp

What it lacks in complexity and stylistic sophistication, it more than makes up for in plain all out swashbuckling fun.

Imagine Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter all mixed into a batch of warm cookies and you’ve got the Capricious Universe.

Enjoy!

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great story

had to get past the less than stellar narration but the story is so engaging you get used to it

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really goood read

I love these action packed kind of stories. It is so good I can't wait to read the next one

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Didn't break even or surpass book 1

I feel like this series could have just ended after book 1. Seemed like more of the same in different circumstances.

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So good!

An excellent follow up to the first book and I cant wait for the next!

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Every bit as awesome as the first!

If you liked the first one, you’ll love the sequel! Action! Adventure! Character development! Romance! Some new faces to intrigue you! Infiltration and deep cover and space battles galore. White tells a fabulous story with intricate detail and flawless internal consistency. His characters are vivid, his dialogue snappy and varied, his descriptions gorgeous without being heavy. Anyone who likes space opera should like this book. Anyone who likes plucky heroes running against the odds and doing it in a way not QUITE above board will love this book. Anyone who loves sparkly magic will like this book. I am telling you, this story and its predecessor merge all these things into a satisfying and brilliant narrative that kept me wanting more. I deeply hope there is another on its way!

The only criticism I have is that performance wasn’t quite as polished this go-around. Nothing I couldn’t listen past, but it’s a shame it’s not as polished as the story itself.

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fantastic

really exciting and a great sequel to The First. Can't wait for another volume to come out in audio