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A Star-Wheeled Sky

Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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The Waypoint to ultimate power!

Over a millennium in the past, humans fleeing Earth in slower-than-light vessels discovered the Waywork, an abandoned alien superhighway system that allows instantaneous travel from star to star. The problem: there are a finite number of Waypoint nodes - and the burgeoning population of humans is hemmed in as a result. Furthermore, humanity is divided into contending Starstates. One of the strongest is based on an oligarchy ruling families, but still mostly democratic. The other is a totalitarian nightmare. War seems inevitable.  

Now a new Waypoint appears. Might it lead to the long-lost creators of the Waywork? If so, there may be knowledge and technology that will tip the balance in the coming war.   

Three people race to make it to the new Waypoint - and beyond. These include Wyodreth Antagean, the reluctant son of an interstellar shipping magnate, Lady Garsina Oswight, the daring daughter of a royal family, and Zuri Mikton, a disgraced flag officer seeking redemption. They are facing an implacable foe in Golsubril Vex, a merciless, but highly effective, autocrat from the Waywork’s most brutal regime. Vex is determined to control the new Waypoint and whatever revelation or power lies on the other side.   

Now humanity’s fate - to live in freedom or endless dictatorship - depends on just what that revelation might be. And who gets there first.

©2018 Brad R. Torgersen (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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TORGERSEN AND SOUDEK KICK ASS

Could not stop listening! Torgersen wrote a great book, and Soudek kicked ass reading it. Loved the story, characters, and voices. Thank you.

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Familiar and New

This novel was exceptional sci-fi. It had a familiar feel like the best of Star Trek, and yet it had a raw, new feel to going where no man has gone before.

I came across Torgersen while reading some short sci-fi and then read his debut novel, The Chaplain's War, way back when. I've been waiting a long while to read more. It's enjoyable writing, and creative ideas.

A Star Wheeled Sky did not disappoint. In fact, it is some of the best sci-fi I've read.

The galaxy is at war, humans generations after earth are fighting over a power they don't understand and only think they control.

At the end, I was both excited that it seems there's more to come in this series and disappointed because I don't want to wait for the next installment. But I will. As this story was well worth the previous wait.

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A great old school type military sci-fi offering

I loved it. Brad writes in same voice as Pournelle, Niven, Heinlein & Piper. Great narration. My only issue is leaving me a cliffhanger that I'll have to wait for. ugh

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Great story in an exciting new universe!

Brad Torgersen returns with an exciting new story. What happens when a gateway reveals a hitherto unknown galaxy and two star-spanning civilizations want control of it?
Well done, will definitely listen to again.