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Galaxy's Edge Part VI: Takeover

Galaxy's Edge Series, Book 6 | Galaxy's Edge Season 2, Book 1
Written by: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Series: Galaxy's Edge Season 2, Book 1, Galaxy's Edge Series, Book 10
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Every disaster brings an opportunity.

Goth Sullus and his empire have fallen.  

With the Legion and the rest of the galaxy watching from the still-smoldering galactic core, Carter, a former legionnaire turned private contractor, and Jack Bowie, a Navy spy with nowhere left to turn, sign up to work for an enterprising private contractor looking to make a statement on the planet Kublar.

Plans are in motion dating back to the Savage Wars, and as the galaxy rushes to fill in the vacuum created by the fall of the Imperial Republic, the bodies are hitting the floor.  

But every plan has a reckoning…

Takeover is the thrilling aftermath of the final, desperate execution of Article Nineteen and the looming rebirth of the Legion and the galaxy itself as Galaxy’s Edge: Season Two begins!

©2019 Galaxy’s Edge, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Didn't really like this story line.

Hard to get through, compared to other books in the galaxy edge series. Thats just my opinion.

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A Great Listen

Nice to see the story continue and evolve as new lead characters rise to the top of the story.

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Glad that that the story isn't over yet

I really enjoyed this book. I was well written as usual and I was entertained from start to finish. It will keep you engaged and tie in nicely with the series that you know and love. The reason why I am forced to give it a 3 on the overall rating is because it is 12 hours long. This book loses on value because of its length. My opinion is that a 12 hour book should not cost 1 credit or 30 some odd dollars when much longer books come in at a the same cost...

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  • R. Martinelli
  • 2020-02-13

Great kickoff to season 2 with one slight

I will say I loved this book and could not put it down. I ate this story up and can not wait for more.

Ray Porter’s acting was stellar as usual as well.

My only slight misgiving is that I was slightly disappointed to see that Ray Porter didn’t apparently have the chance to listen to the way RC Bray pronounces Chhun’s name or how Bray voiced a certain character that returns for a cameo from the first season. I was hoping he would be given samples to maintain some continuity of characters between the performances, but I assume this was a timetable thing.

That said Porter’s work is stellar as usual and I can not WAIT for more!

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  • Tom Rogneby
  • 2020-02-02

An excellent start to Season 2 of Galaxy's Edge

Takeover is set in the aftermath of the death of Goth Sullus and the Republic. The stories of Carter, a former Legionnaire, and Bowie, a former spy, intertwine as their new employer tries to wrest control of Kublar from what’s left of Republic forces.

Carter’s story is pure military fiction. Raids, battles, and gunfights burn through his tale. Any reader who enjoys run-and-gun fiction will get their money’s worth just from Carter.

The plot of Bowie’s exploits is more understated, but just as riveting. This is pure cloak-and-dagger storytelling, and it’s done masterfully. There’s a lot of action here, but it’s short and violent when compared to Carter’s firehose of non-stop combat.

Both stories are done by masters of the art. The plots flow beautifully, and I found myself glued to Takeover as Ray Porter read it to me. His narration was spot on, changing tone and cadence when switching between the two plot lines.

If you’ve enjoyed the first season of Galaxy’s Edge, you’ll love Takeover’s introduction to Season Two.

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  • Scott Tilmann
  • 2020-02-02

What a great ride we are getting on again

Jason and Nick have done it again!

This book is starting us off on another great ride with season 2 of Galaxys Edge. More action, more KTF, and intrigue.

I love Ray Porters work and he does a great job reading a lot of the side stories in GE. My only complaint is that I do not know if he listened to RC Brays reading of season 1 and chose to pronounce some characters name drastically differently than what the community accepts as the standard pronunciation.

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  • Chenzo
  • 2020-02-28

It's Chun not Ca-Hoon

This book was really great I always enjoy this series. Jason on Spock and Nick Cole never cease to amaze. I just wish that re Porter would have listened to RC Bray pronounce everyone's name. Not knowing how to pronounce the main character of the other 5 books is something that's very irritating.

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  • B. Zimbardi
  • 2020-01-29

Fantastic Entry in this Series

I was initially not thrilled with the new narrator, however, he grew on me quickly.

Perhaps the conversational/editorial tone of this book is better suited to his talents than the Requiem for Medusa title he also voiced.

The story is intriguing and keeps you listening / turning pages. As always a few familiar faces make an appearance, but we are now on another wild goose chase that I am excited to be a part of.

The overall tone is fairly comedic and as previously stated, "editorialized" in a funny way, as if you are riding along the story as the internal voice of the character instead of being loosely told what they are thinking or feeling. It's a cool way to tell the story and lets the authors give a lot more "personality" to the story itself and certainly the individual characters.

I've yet to read a bad book from these two, this is no exception. They've flipped the narrative a bit on some familiar humanoids and I found myself at the end feeling like "why do I suddenly like so-and-so" which is always cool. They found a way to endear certain characters to you that you would otherwise despise if you're familiar with the story already.

Well done, can't wait for the next one.

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  • Kevin G. Summers
  • 2020-03-07

#BoomBoomKillaDidNothingWrong

This series keeps getting better. This book picks up after Retribution and launches season 2. It’s a tight story about a small cast of characters similar to Legionnaire. And it ties in perfectly with the rest of the series and leaves you with a hook that will make you groan in anticipation of the next title. KTF.

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  • Brian Glass
  • 2020-02-27

Excellent start to a new chapter of Galaxy’s Edge

Ray Porter is a great choice for this new chapter in the series. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • tony young
  • 2020-02-17

all good storylines with all characters

you get to really know the characters good bad and suprising this would make a great show are a 10 series movie keep it coming.

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  • Ethan
  • 2020-02-10

Give me more

This book went by way to quickly in my opinion. I wish it would not end. Ray Porter does a fantastic job of bringing these characters to life with his voice. I'm excited for the next book!

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  • Artis
  • 2020-03-05

Another great entry into the story

Lots of new characters introduced into series, and a few old ones drop by for a visit. Overall, a good start for the season two, with some very nice twists to a story.
I didn't mind the change of narrator too much, but the butchery of Chhuns name is ... annoying.

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