Alexander Outland: Space Pirate

  • by G. J. Koch
  • Narrated by Andy Caploe
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Alexander Outland of the Sixty-Nine (short for Space Vessel 369, of course) is the best pilot in the galaxy. He’s also a pirate, a smuggler, and loved and loathed by women in umpteen solar systems. His crew of strays and misfits includes an engineer of dubious sanity, a deposed planetary governor, an annoyingly unflappable Sexbot copilot, and a slinky weapons chief who stubbornly refuses to give the captain a tumble.
Outland just wants to make a decent living skirting the law, but when an invisible space armada starts cutting into his business, he soon finds himself in hot water with the military, the mob, mad bombers, and an extended family of would-be conquerors. And that’s not counting an occasionally telepathic spy....
Like any sensible scoundrel, he hates heroics. They’re risky and they don’t pay well. But to keep his ship and crew in one piece, and make time with a certain hard-to-get weapons chief, he might just have to make an exception - and save the galaxy in spite of himself!


Audible Editor Reviews

Andy Caploe's performance as Alexander "Nap" Outlander perfectly pairs with the tongue-in-cheek humor of G. J. Koch's campy space romp. Caploe's husky growl captures the antihero rogue's buoyant snark and swagger, bringing to life Koch's dime novel adventure.
The fast pace of the action-packed narrative is matched in speed by the repartee between the quirky, patched-together crew, peppered with the one-liners that make up libido-driven Nap's internal monologue. The chapters of Alexander Outlander: Space Pirate fly by in a rapid-fire flurry of death-defying escapes, jaunty banter, and pure fun.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amusing sci-fi action space opera

Don't get me wrong, Koch is no Douglas Adams, but this is a likeable, amusing sci-fi story which takes the idea of a character like Han Solo and runs with it. Personally, I'd ship out with Captain Outland over Solo any day, he's got the better crew and gets into funnier situations.

Essentially, Alexander Napoleon Outland is a rogue with a woman in every spaceport (usually several women in each one), despite the fact that the one he really wants is his weapons and security officer. She's called "Slinky" and I think that covers everything we need to know about her (though she's brighter than the name might suggest). Together with Randolf, their ultra-nerd mechanic, and "The Governor" they get dumped into a situation where they must outwit a pirate armada bent on taking over the galaxy. Of course, that's not a problem, but it's the getting there that's the fun part.

Oh, and along the way they pick up a copilot who happens to be a converted sexbot, a spy who happens to be a brilliant cook, a military officer who happens to have a universal communicator, and a self-aware scanner. You'll get the hang of it.
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- Niall


What disappointed you about Alexander Outland: Space Pirate?

biggest pile of poo I have heard ,thought it would get better,but sadly wrong

Would you ever listen to anything by G. J. Koch again?


How could the performance have been better?

read something different

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Alexander Outland: Space Pirate?

prologue to epilogue

Any additional comments?


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- tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios