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Galaxy's Edge

Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Galaxy's Edge Series, Book 1-2
Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10,028 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Galaxy's Edge contains Legionnaire through to the end of Galactic Outlaws

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come.

In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

Galaxy's Edge combines sleek starfighters, exotic aliens, loyal bots, blasters, scoundrels, heroes, and powerful enemies in a thrilling adventure that will take you back to that magic place from a long time ago.

©2017 Nick Cole; 2018 Podium Publishing; 2017 Jason Anspach (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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bit of a disconnect between parts

this is a good space adventure but there seemed to be quite a disconnect between part one and part two. it takes a while to catch up and the ending leaves you hanging. obviously there has to be more book forthcoming but I feel as though there should have been a bridge between the two parts. the narration is masterful although he used his Skippy voice for a truly dreadful character in this book. and if you know Bray you should know about Skippy the meh by now.

143 of 154 people found this review helpful

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As scrambled as Rex’s Memories

This book was all over the place in time, stories, flashbacks, character development, character devolution, numerous subplots, and left a lot of questions to be answered. R.C. Bray did an outstanding performance and this book series has a lot of promise; however, this particular book seems thrown together. It really reminds me of an amalgamation of Halo, Warhammer 40k, Starcraft, EVE, and Stephen Sommer’s The Mummy Trilogy. To be honest, I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this book. I want to like it, but it’s a hate/love relationship at the moment. Get it if you like sci-fi, stay away if your OCD about storylines.

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War never changes.

QR: Great war story, dark humor, good first person.


From the first 10 minutes in you'll be hooked, RC Bray voices this war story perfectly. If you've ever served, you'll catch a lot of references that'll make you laugh. Even if you haven't, there is just the slightest bit of dark humor to keep the action moving. I would highly recommend it if your looking for that action book fix.

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I wanted to love this, but . . .

I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks, but this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review. Audible kept recommending Galaxy's Edge for me, R.C. Bray is a narrator I enjoy, and at 17+ hours it was a good value for the credit. What could go wrong? But for some reason, I just couldn't enjoy this -- or even follow the story at some points. The characters are so thinly sketched that it was difficult for me to identify or empathize with any of them -- or even keep track. (It reminds me of Star Wars in that way, which seems to be the type of universe the authors were hoping to evoke.) As other reviewers have pointed out, there's a disconnect between the two parts, although that's the least of the problems. If you like compelling characters, you won't find them here. If you get confused about continuity when listening to audiobooks (as I sometimes do), don't buy this book. But is it worth one credit? Probably. I'm on the fence.

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great story

R.C. Bray does it Again! Great story. At first I felt like it was all over the place jumping back and forth to flash backs for almost every character.....however you start to see all the storylines and flashbacks merge into an epic ending with a crazy cliff hanger.....ive already preordered book 2!

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it was just not a book I could get Into.

For some reason it was just not a book I could get and to could get the excitement and the substance

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it felt too much like starwars at points

there were spots i glazed over because i was picturing han solo instead of the character. instead of a wookie they have an insect thing. the first half of the book the legionares fighting and such is outstanding.

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average star wars book<br />

not much to say other than if you like starwars you will probably like this. it's not a masterpiece but it's serviceable.

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Loved it

it was very interesting the whole way, can't wait for book 2 in the series!

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The Perfect Narrator for an amazing book!

Would you listen to Galaxy's Edge again? Why?

Absolutely. The time flew by listening to this.

What did you like best about this story?

The writing was top-notch, and Bray's portrayal of Keel in part two was wonderful.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ravi and Keel's first appearance.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The galaxy is a dumpster fire.

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  • S. Smith
  • 03-06-18

Difficult


This is a hard one for me to review. At the time I did not realise it was two books, so I was really enjoying the book then it jumped to seven years later and I did not recognise the characters and I just felt lost. I kept waiting to hear from Legionnaire Sergeant Cohen Chhun. Nope, don’t think I did! But I can’t give this book a negative review. I enjoyed it once I did a quick search on the book and found out it was more than one book. There is a series and this is the first two. So the first book is set on one world with one group of legionnaires. It’s very military with science fiction weaved in, (we are on a foreign planned in the future) there are aliens. The second book or 7 years later. We are following a young girl and her war bot/guardian, a legionnaire-turned-smuggler and his crew (starts up and him and a AI but expands)
and a bounty hunter. They are on a collision course with each other. This book we see a lot more of the universe or at lease a few different planets. I feel it’s a little less military but there are some good fights. It’s well narrated of course as it’s R.C. Bray I always enjoy his voice! I enjoyed the story very much, once I understood it was a second book.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Jon
  • 06-29-18

Good story similar to Star Wars.

Very well narrated story which is similar to Star Wars. Enjoyable. I'll look for the next episode.

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  • Lungsford
  • 06-21-18

Feels like a StarWars Firefly mashup

RC Bray a friend pointed out to me that you could make microwave instructions enigmatic, awesome job as always.

The story is ok, a good pulp fiction story. The occasional interesting twist. Please don't do an Arisen and over play this.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Scholastica
  • 05-09-18

can't wait!

A proper space opera! Very good aspects of a thriller, military sci-fi and science fiction a-la Lee Child, Michael Stephen Fuchs and Alastair Reynolds respectively. R.C. Bray does a wonderful job too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Savvas Kleanthous
  • 12-18-18

Army/gun p*rn in a sci-fi setting

Army is super, guns are awesome, government is stuoid and/or malicious, natives are stupid while "we" are awesome and know best (forget about the government) etc, etc, etc...

The whole thing is a puke-worthy, right-wing, gun-nut propaganda. RETURN!

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  • Norma Miles
  • 06-11-18

K.T.F. : Kill. Them. First.

Two complete novels from the Edge of the Galaxy, The Legionnaire, and, Galactic Outlaws. Both are complete in themselves, the second set decades after the first, but there are links between them.
From the very first moment of the first book, the reader is thrown into the middle of the action and it just keeps on going to the end. But emerging from the fast, furious and deadly are the personalities of one closely knit unit of leggionaires from Victory company, so alive, so three dimensional, they quickly become people to care about, just as they care for, and protect, each other as they try to defend the interests of the Republic who's bad judgement sent them there in the first place.
Book two has moved forward in time and the new leggionaires are not what they used to be. Instead we follow the activities of bounty hunters, one very old loner with a terrifying reputation, the second a charasmatic space pirate, his hologram navigator and several unsavoury, if amusing friends. And one little girl who wants vengeance on the man who murdered her daddy. More stunning and original action as different strands come together to culminate in a climactic ending. And lots of humour woven into the mahem from these technicolour characters.

The whole double helping of S.F. delight is masterfully performed by R.C.Bray, whose reading (first person in book one, varying in the second) is consistently clear, with perfectly balanced intonation and involvement without ever distracting from the story with over indulgent excitement. Instead, he allows the story to tell itself, the individual characters always clearly distinguishable, one from another, with voices which perfectly matched their personalities. Voice acting at it's best and which makes an already superb story even better.
If you enjoy science fiction, you've got to get this.
Highly recommended.

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  • Robert
  • 05-17-19

Confusing

The first part is fine. After that the plot is confusing, too many characters doing much the same thing.
I won't be buying any more of this writers work.

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  • Stuart Lee
  • 04-09-19

1st book so much better than the 2nd

the 1st book is a good, if a bit predictable, sci-fi action. Some very stereotypical character architypes, but its enjoyable.
The 2nd book goes off in a mad direction and becomes 75% a star wars rip off. Some interesting elements that should have been looked at more.

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  • Alice Blayney
  • 04-03-19

Mediocre Star Wars Fanfic

The crowning glory of this experience was the narrator. Seriously, R.C Bray does the best voices.

Most of the characters are very boring and the ones that weren’t didn’t get the attention and progression they deserved until far too late in a 10 hour audio book. I ended the whole thing just feeling dissatisfied, no questions answered, and not knowing enough about a handful of characters I liked. There’s so much potential, and so little accomplished.

The story had an eternal bounty hunter, loosing his sanity and forgetting who he is, yet somehow we focussed mostly on badly written totally-not-Han-Solo who only became interesting in literally his final appearance in the book. Mechanic princess from a planet where everyone is royalty was ignored in favour of bad-Solo again, or boring PTSD child. There was even a cat version of Chewbacca we didn’t need, presumably just to fill in the Chewbacca gap.

The writing was best when there was something actually going on. A lot of the story was spent with a babbling stream of consciousness that meant nothing. Even the good streams didn’t really add anything, they just sounded cool - until the author rewrote a very well known phrase to try and be original and then it stopped being cool.

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  • Mr. G. Stewart
  • 02-19-19

Entertainment. Don't expect more.

As the first book in the series this appears a little schizophrenic, with two quite different stories. The first being a military survival story, which ends after completing the expected arc (it tells you near the start how it ends). Then there is a new story that turns things on it's head and becomes an epic galaxy in peril space opera. Both stories are fine, but don't fit back to back.

voice actor is good, but on several occasions uses the wrong voice before realising he's supposed to have changed to another character. This should have been noticed and those lines rerecorded.

It's unlikely to rock your world,, but if you like your sci-fi a bit cheesy you could do far worse than this.

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  • Stuart J Barton
  • 03-27-18

Star Wars Meets Halo!

Enough said! Characters and their interactions with story hooks has a very Star Wars feel. Throw in a little elite armor guys in battle is like Halo. Love this!

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  • Thomas
  • 04-07-18

Thumbs up, fresh setting

This thing absolutely KICKS OFF after the first act. Magnificent space western stuff. Sequel baiting.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Lachlan
  • 03-29-18

rockin' space adventure

Great! Amazing narrator - dark wonderful adventure. Pure escapism. I want more of this kind of story.

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  • Adam
  • 03-23-18

Remember when the star war filled with starship troopers was on the firefly class

As the title of my review suggests the aurhors lend a great deal from these stories making an enjoyable book and I would recommend listening if you like any three of the aforementioned titles the only negatives is the fact that lending ideas from said titles makes small moments of “wow they really just did that?” Quite common that slightly distracts from the story

Other than that a vivid imagination and narrative gives this a charming feel that doesn’t dissatisfy

Looking forward to the next instalment

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  • Andrew
  • 04-08-19

Just a little confusing...

The ending of Galactic Outlaws had me scratching my head a little; like I'd missed half a dozen chapters filling in back story or even the timeline.

The first part on Kublar was awesome. Total thriller...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-16-18

Great first half.

I've given this 3 stars, 5 for the first book brought down by 1 for the second.

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  • Scarae
  • 09-13-18

Great story marred by inconsistencies

Interesting story with a fantastic narrator that was let down by inconsistency either from the original author or the narrator himself.

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  • Loxton
  • 08-06-18

Interesting and intrinsic story

The first novel in this bundle really spoke to me from its perspective of a small sliver of a story in a vast galaxy of other stories, where this small story was important to the whole but seperate from everything happening beyond the scope we were presented.
The characters were rich and their perspectives clear and easy to follow, and overall I found it easy to empathise with the main characters against the corrupt bureaucracy that governs them, which was slanted for demise.
I finished book one really looking forward to where book two might go.

The second book, unfortunately, just didn't grasp me. I'll admit, due to my habits listening to audiobooks whilst working I was somewhat zoned out during the opening sequences and missed some, but throughout the rest of the story it failed to grab me and I found the novel to be dragging on and searching for purpose.
Fortunately, that purpose finally arrived in the closing chapters, and I enjoyed those, but that didn't feel like it redeemed the rest of the novel.

First book: 8/10
Second book: 5.5/10

All of well written and very well presented though.

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  • Lloyd Brown
  • 05-01-18

Can't wait to hear the next installment

The story is enjoyable and with RC Bray reading the story it really comes alive

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  • Joshua
  • 04-19-18

awesome

space drama well worth the listen. would listen to again. well.done enjoyed it. really good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful