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  • Galaxy's Edge: Savage Wars, Book 1
  • Written by: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Savage Wars

Written by: Jason Anspach,Nick Cole
Narrated by: Stephen Lang
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The greatest conflict the galaxy has ever known....

They were the Savages. Raiders from our distant past. Elites who left Earth to create tailor-made utopias aboard the massive lighthuggers that crawled through the darkness between the stars. But the people they left behind on a dying planet didn't perish in the dystopian nightmare the Savages had themselves created: they thrived, discovering faster-than-light technology and using it to colonize the galaxy ahead of the Savages, forming fantastic new civilizations that surpassed the wildest dreams of Old Earth. 

Until the Savages came in from the Darkness.... 

When a Savage hulk lands on glittering New Vega, one of the crown jewels of the post-Earth galaxy, a coalition of planetary governments amasses their forces to respond to the post-human Savage Marines who've come to sack and enslave. But what the coalition forces find is something far more sinister than the typical Savage hit-and-run: this time, the Savages have come to stay.

Witness the intense beginning of The Savage Wars, the epic conflict, built into the lore of Galaxy's Edge, that will encompass over a thousand years of brutal fighting. Only the greatest military force in the galaxy can bring this war to an end...and the galaxy will never again be the same. 

Experience the beginning of the Legion. Experience the Savage Wars.

Featuring an unforgettable performance by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gods & Generals), Jason Anspach and Nick Cole explore the thrilling, desperate, and brutal war that forever shapes the galaxy....

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

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Makes me miss R.C. Bray

I honestly love the GE universe. I enjoy the characters, the story, the "world" they built, and the military orientation of the setting. But this new narrator isn't doing it for me. I know its probably a useless request, but PLEASE being back Mr Bray.

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pretty good story, terrible narrator.

it was like listening to some drone on while reading the bible, no emotion and hardly any voice acting involved. half the time I didn't know who was ment to be speaking and the other half I was just trying to get through the story. The story itself was good and filled a lot of gaps from the series.

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Good story, terrible narration

I’m glad there’s a series covering the savage wars and the story is good but the narration is nearly unbearable. Character voices aren’t consistent, the narrators voice switches in pitch, volume and speed and he seems to switch back and forth from an American to a British(?) accent inexplicably. You can clearly tell where they edited together different segments of the story because of the sudden changes in tone and it makes the whole thing feel cobbled together. Fortunately the narrator seemed to find his footing about 1/2 way through which made it a bit better but it’s still rough. I’d recommend this if you were really into in the main Galaxy’s Edge series but don’t expect anything like what you would get from R.C Bray

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Exciting listen on my drives.

Be nice if there were multiple narrators, female as applicable to characters, and ages. Going to bet hardcopy to revisit this entertaining book.

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Not sure I'd recommend

Got quite difficult to follow along at points due to how short the chapters were to just change the point of view.

Adding to the difficulty of the narration being quite monotone and the characters sounding almost the same was difficult to quite figure out what point we were seeing it from or even who was saying anything.

Not sure I'll continue the series but I did finish it and it did finish strong with the story

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Long buildup, good ending.

The story took along time to build and I almost stopped at one point but it was worth hanging in for. Great book in the end. If you haven't listen to the main series I would maybe stay away until after.

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A great start to a new story

This book reached out to me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. There are some graphic allusions of how inhumanely humanity can act. I must fully admit that a graphic description of what a character was experiencing while being taken to a savage fate made me rethink some of my consumption. When human beings are looked down upon and treated like animals by beings who see them selves as superior; it calls into question our moral footing for how humans treat animals.

Solid writing, stoic and emotional performance.

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Second half really takes off

If you're looking for more lore on the Savages you'll definitely get some with this book. I always found the Savages very vaguely described in OG series so this helps to fill in some blanks. Also a few fun Easter eggs and full on return of some characters. The second half is much better as the narrative finds its focus.
Like others have mentioned Lang isn't a great narrator but he's probably not the worst you've ever heard.

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An amazing story.

love the story, would highly recommend listening to this series. The savage wars series is simply an amazing work.

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Narration is not good.

I love the GE world. This narrator was hard to listen to. If you're okay with sitting down and reading, I suggest you do so, instead of listening to this book.
Great back story, bad narrating.

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