🎧 Space Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus @CT_Phipps @JeffreyKafer @PodiumAudio #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMel

Posted January 27, 2023 by Melanie in Book Review / 10 Comments

🎧 Space Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus @CT_Phipps @JeffreyKafer @PodiumAudio #LoveAudiobooks @AudiobookMelSpace Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Space Academy #3
Published by Podium Audio on December 13 2022
Genres: Space Opera
Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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"These are the voyages of the starship...something-something."

Captain Vance Turbo has been struggling for the past few years, his reputation in tatters and most of his allies having turned against him. Offered a chance to go after a sinister crime syndicate at a peace treaty in Notha Space, he jumps at the chance. However, no sooner does he do so that he discovers that a malevolent AI and even more powerful forces are at work. Ones that threaten everyone and everything in the galaxy. Will Vance somehow stumble his way into saving the universe again or will his luck finally run out?

Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer's Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.

Space Academy Washouts starts a few years after book two, Space Academy Rejects. Vance Turbo’s reputation and the reputation of his team are in the toilet. He is sent to go after a criminal group at a peace treaty, but Vance wants the treaty more than he wants the crime syndicate. And there are also wicky powerful, god-like AIs working against him.

This Space Academy  series is fast-paced and full of laughs. The character development is top notch. You can’t help but love the characters, flaws and all. The characters are continuing to get more complex with each book. Then there’s the universe (which does have some overlap with a lot of other Phipps/Suttkus stories, but the other series are not required reading to enjoy this series), which continues to grow with each book.

The plot of this series continues to be a lot of fun. If you enjoy science fiction with a lot of action, fun pop culture references and tons of snarkiness, this is a series for you. I do recommend you start with the first book, Space Academy Dropouts. The story arc does cover the entire series. I won’t go anymore into the plot because I could spoil earlier books in the series.


Jeffery Kafer is once again the narrator for this story, as he is with most of Phipps/Suttkus stories. He’s one of my favorite narrators. I have enjoyed his work since I listened to my first book with him. I continue to love his ability to bring out the action and humor in the story. He does a great job with both male and female voices. I’ve yet to hear something I didn’t think he performed well.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Jeffrey Kafer

An award-winning, Los Angeles audiobook narrator, Jeffrey Kafer has performed over 375 titles in all genres from indie authors to bestsellers.

About C.T. Phipps

Author: C.T. Phipps

C.T. Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular reviewer at The United Federation of Charles and the author of Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, The Red Room series, Lucifer’s Star, Straight Outta Fangton, and The Supervillainy Saga.

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Posted January 27, 2023 by Melanie in Book Review / 10 Comments

10 responses to “🎧 Space Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

    • This author is one that always brings the fun. He is a great one to pick up if you need to pep up your mood. 🙂

  1. Sarah

    Love Love Love this book!! C. J. Phipps is an amazing author. Vance is a great character. Love Love love!!

    • As you can see, I’m really far behind on commenting too. I keep saying that I’ll be better. I’ll get caught up and say I’m going to stay that way and then it never happens. Hope all is well with you.