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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 22-11-20

great book - love Brody!

loved it- good characters- fun story worth a listen - I like the Bannana easteregg

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Schoolboy error?

Why oh why would you call the ships AI Alexa? For a book destined for audio on Audible you can guess what the end result would be. Good story though.

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Rushed

Wayward Galaxy The book just missed its mark. if feels rushed. You dont really get to know the carectors. For the first 3/4 of the book somthing has happened to the mission that leaves a massive question mark hanging over the whole story. then when the revile happens its explained on what could be half a page. The story as a whole could be so much more. It isnt a page turner. Its more frustrating then anything. The best way to discribe is. pretend that your friend has read the book and your trying to tell them what happens to make them remember it. the whole book feels writen like that. the meat of the plot is missing.

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SK..SK...SIPPY...GET SOME

outstanding fantastic definitely gonna by the next time will it comes out on Audible. I think a cross over into Skippy's world is a must though!

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Need more of this book

Love R C Bray and science fiction. This ticks all the boxes trust me. Just buy it and love it.

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  • 29-09-20

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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  • Tod
  • 29-09-20

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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  • Eric
  • 29-09-20

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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  • Connie
  • 06-10-20

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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  • John K.
  • 01-10-20

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-20

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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  • Edwin
  • 30-09-20

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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  • jordan brosowsky
  • 21-10-20

Meh

Wildly predictable, surprisingly underwhelming. Not much else to say here, but this review requires 15 words minimum, So I added this extra sentence.

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  • Jen
  • 29-09-20

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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  • Alex S.
  • 29-10-20

mediocre experience.

Performance is superb as always you can expect from RC Bray, the story feels rushed , repetitive, charachters lack depth, poorly thought through details or lack there of. a mediocre book.

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