Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell
Series: Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #3
Published by Tantor Audio on August 9, 2022
Genres: Space Opera
Length: 13 hrs and 16 minutes
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The third and final book of the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse follows a group of unlikely heroes trying to save the galaxy from a zombie plague.
Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos and her team were trained to clean spaceships. They were absolutely not trained to fight an interplanetary war with the xenocidal Prodryans or to make first contact with the Jynx, a race who might not be as primitive as they seem. But if there’s one lesson Mops and her crew have learned, it’s that things like “training” and “being remotely qualified” are overrated.
The war is escalating. (This might be Mops’ fault.) The survival of humanity—those few who weren’t turned to feral, shambling monsters by an alien plague—as well as the fate of all other non-Prodryans, will depend on what Captain Mops and the crew of the EDFS Pufferfish discover on the ringed planet of Tuxatl.
But the Jynx on Tuxatl are fighting a war of their own, and their world’s long-buried secrets could be more dangerous than the Prodryans.
To make matters worse, Mops is starting to feel a little feral herself…
This is the final installment of Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse. It has been a really fun journey throughout the entire series. I loved Mops in the first book and that love has only grown with each story. She is such a wonderful character. She went from feral human, to head janitor, to captain of the Pufferfish and she just keeps doing what must be done for her team and other humans.
In this story, Mops sneaks onto a planet that has been blockaded by the enemy Prodryans. What was so important about this planet that the Prodryans decided to blockade it instead of just destroying it? And what is happening on this new planet of Tuxatl, might even be scarier than the war itself.
This was a great ending to the series. While it has a bit of a different feel than the previous two books (less silliness is the biggest one), it still feels like the same series. There is a note from the author that he was going through some really tough shit during the writing of this book. He even set it aside for a while and then he was a different person when he picked the book back up. I think fans of the series will enjoy this book, even with it being different from the first two. I think it feels a bit deeper with less silliness, but there was also still humor too.
If you haven’t given this series a try, I highly recommend it. It is a fun science fiction story set in the future and in space and other planets (and even a little bit of Earth). The characters are very well developed. You really do fall in love with so many of them. The action and humor help bring the entire series together.
Rebecca Mitchell continued to perform in this series. I’ve really enjoyed her narration. I did read the first book instead of listening, but listened to the second two. I would for sure listen to them all again. I hope to find more stories that she’s performed that would interest me. I would like to listen to more of her work.
Listen to a clip: HERE
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This is a series I regret not starting from the beginning, but hopefully I’ll get to it some day😁
I can see how an author’s real life world would definitely play a role in the tone of their writing. Glad it ended strong for you, Melanie!
I love the whole idea of this series!
I’m so glad the final book of the series was so satisfying.
I enjoyed this series a lot. I forgot that he lost his wife while writing this one. That would certainly impact my world. Glad you enjoyed them, too!
What a fun concept!!!
This series sounds like a blast for sure! Janitors and zombie plagues, and set in space too? Thanks for bringing it to my attention!