Wayward Galaxy

Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (759 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The future isn’t what they expected.

A company of Army Rangers is sent on an interstellar colony ship to secure a foothold on a dangerous, alien planet through violence of action. Leaving behind a warring Earth flung headfirst into a conflict of mutual assured destruction, the Rangers and the accompanying crew of first colonists are guided on a 40-year journey by an unprecedented artificial intelligence.

But when they emerge from the frigid embrace of cryosleep, they awake to a nightmare, finding themselves greeted by the same ruthless enemy that brought about the ruin of Earth. Alone on a dangerous, alien planet and with no hope of rescue or relief, the military colonists are forced to finish the war they thought they’d left behind. And in an unknown galaxy, friends and enemies alike prove to be much more than they seem.

Wayward Galaxy is an explosive military science-fiction adventure featuring defective AIs, valorous soldiers, a brilliant scientist, and gritty combat written by Jason Anspach (Associated Press best seller and cocreator of Galaxy’s Edge) and J.N. Chaney (USA Today best seller and author of the Renegade series).

©2020 JN Chaney and Jason Anspach (P)2020 Podium Audio

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A breath of fresh air

An exciting forray into a distant future with interesting characters and some really fun AIs. This was exactly the type of book I was looking for. Chaney and Anspach are great together, their voices made even more incredible by RC Bray's. I hope there are sequels to this, because this is a universe I want to explore even more.

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Moooore please

I loved this adventure even more than the first Galaxy's Edge! Please write more in this series and keep RC Bray coming back.

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More than I wanted

Not what I expected, but I am looking forward to the next installment .Wonderfully written and Narrated, RC Bray does his usual fine work and we as listeners are lucky to have him. Jason Anspach and JN Chaney have put together a unique world where life is gritty yet has possibility for growth. Keep up the good work, all of you!

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Insanely good

I just want to say that I really liked this. The characters, the world, the story. It's everything I look for in military scifi. The narration was stellar, too. Gonna keep my eye on these guys in the future.

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How long before the next book?

I love the story and R. C. Bray's narration is spot on! The premise has a few unexpected twists and turns for space opera, which I liked. The narration had a lot of variety which really helps to keep the many characters separated. Over all, I repeat, how long before the next book?

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Loved it

add Brody to the list of best all time characters with Skippy. I loved the book and narration. I'm a big Galaxies Edge fan too. Wayward Galaxy was right there for entertainment value and I wish the next 3 or 4 were already out. I demand more from all three series.

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Fantastic

Give us more Jason and Bob! This is a great new series. Don't let up on Galaxy's Edge though.

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Another hit!!!

Yet another in a long string of hits for Chaney. I've been a fan of his since the Amber Project and then Renegade Star. He's continued to evolve and produce higher and higher quality stuff. This is no different. The story is engaging and the narration is absolutely nuts. I've only heard RC Bray in Ruins of the Galaxy before and I loved what he did there. This is equally good. Extremely good, in fact! I hope they do more of these in the future!

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loved it

I loved this story. can't wait for the next installment. mr bray hits another homerun with bringing the story to life!

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Wayward Galaxy

As a work of fiction this book was hits the mark! First and foremost it was entertaining! The characters were developed well without too much back story! Once started I found it hard to put down...... finishing chapters in my driveway or whatever destination I was traveling too. The performance by the narrator was very well done all the way down to Brodie’s stutter. Take a chance and I think you’ll find this book worth your time and money. Can’t wait for the next installment!

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  • 10-14-20

I enjoyed this, but....

did you really have to call one of your main characters Alexa?... I had to put her on nonlisten mode to stop her being repeatedly activated.

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  • Paully
  • 10-02-20

Unexpected surprise

Wasn't sure if was in the mood for another military space opera and concerned it would be very generic. It was actually very good and a very entertaining listen.

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  • craig prest
  • 10-23-20

Meh. Just Meh

This isn't a gripping story. Its starts in very much the spirit of The Remaining with the author in love with the idea of being a Marine. I got glimpses of an over excited redneck dreaming of what it'd be like. he's learned all the lingo and now he gets to shoot people! The story is pretty derivative. You know the whole thing before it happens. The broken AIs the other reviewers touted as amazing have the odd moment that make you chuckle, but Skippy they aint! The Bobiverse and Expeditionary Force books blow this away, They're far more creative and the characters actually call to you. I honestly can't remember a single characters name from this and I only finished it a couple of days ago, In the background, not paying attention, it's a passtime book. if you want a riveting story or something to the standards of Expeditionary Force - look elsewhere. R.C Bray - Awesome as always, but not much to work with this time I don't think. If it was anyone else narrating I'd have cut my losses half way through I think.

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  • david ayre
  • 10-03-20

Exactly what is required in a Sci fi book

Brilliant book excellently read and really looking forward to hearing the next in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-20

Good start

I did enjoy this book, quite a good start and more adventure, mysteries to come and WOW Brody you gotta love this character! Thats Skippy should have been! Lots of action what a ride looking forward on this series

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  • ian donnelly
  • 10-29-20

The authors still got it

loved this book from start to finish and the biggest praise I can give it is that I interrupted finishing Craig alansons expeditionary force series (momentarily) to give it a try ,which is also narrated by the brilliant R C Bray .I really hope that this turns into a series and we find out what happens back on earth and also the rangers can take their newly acquired starship out into the stars and meeting new friend and foes. so guys get writing as I love it when a plan comes together.

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  • Jac
  • 10-28-20

Pulpy

Annoyingly pulpy. Torture to make it to the end. Hours of my life I won't get back

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  • Keith Fitzmaurice
  • 10-26-20

loved the book start to finish

loved it please bring more can not wait until the next one in the series would have been luck

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  • Alex Brady
  • 10-26-20

3.5 Stars

RC Bray is fantastic the story is a good start to a bigger story there is enough for me to want another.

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  • J M Morris
  • 10-24-20

Accessible, awesome, action fest!

Loved this from start to finish. if I were to have any criticism at all it would be that the story was a bit to basic considering the premise, but as they say: its not the destination, it's all about the journey. This story features the best character I've heard R.C. Bray perform yet. I s s s still got it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-20

Great military sci-fi

Really enjoyed everything about this book/audio-book. Great story, characters and pace and, as always, brilliant performance from RC Bray

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  • Ethan
  • 10-07-20

Awesomely awesome

Excellent story that got me hooked - plenty of misdirection that keeps you wanting to know what happens next. I’m a massive fan on military sci-fi and this delivers. Thanks for keeping me entertained while I wait for the next Ex-Force to come out 😉

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  • Matthew heid
  • 10-28-20

awesome

this is a high recommend. I don't normally write reviews but this one was totally worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-27-20

Loooveeee ittt!!!!

So good. Bray's voice is awesome and the story had me on the edge of my seat a lot and then laughing too! Thank you to all involved Nd I can't wait for more!! x