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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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It was good

Story was really good. Miss R.C Bray but this guy is pretty good ounce you get used to him

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Amazing and Stephen does a great job.

A bit hard to go from Bray to Stephen but I can honestly say it's so well done and a great read to boot.
"Do another one babe."

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Jow did the Legion start?

Yes, we now have only one more pre-cursor storyline to flesh put: The Obsidia

Looking forward to the Legion Creation Myth growing out.

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  • 2020-03-01

A Great Voice Actor can make or break a book/serie

Iv read/listened to all the Galxays Edge books & drank the stories in. As soon as a new one popped up I bought it, recommendations unread, didn't matter cuz I knew it would be another awesome installment... & they pretty have beem until now. Why oh why would you guys allow your work to be read by such an untested one voiced actor. No check that, this narrator is not a voice actor he is a book reader with very little tone deferential & almost no ability to make different voice characteraations. He is painfully bad & has single handedly ruined my favorite story Arch. I'm about 65% of the way though Savage Wars Book 1 & don't think imma gonna make it & if that happens I won't be movung onward within this story Arch...& that's just plain unacceptable!
You have a go, cuz I Know you've love these book/series as much as I, but be forewarned, the narrator ruins this book! From R. C Bray to this? Guys, just what were you thinking?

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  • Archangel91
  • 2020-02-28

Exactly what I wanted.

This is exactly what I hoped it would be, an amazing dive into history about the most brutal conflict to sweep the galaxy. Told in the style of the legendary Stephen Lang, these characters were brought to life and the story was made real by this talented man. The Authors have once again delivered awesomeness to my ears! Read this book!!! KTF. DO-91

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  • Alex Sumner
  • 2020-03-04

Meh

Savage Wars opens the same way as Legionnaire, you're thrust into the midst of a dangerous military engagement, introduced to a number of characters across the board and there's no indication who's central to the story and who's not. You have to make up your mind as the story plays out. As the attrition rate climbs the core players of the story rise to the surface.

And here is where RC Bray's brilliant narration of Legionnaire made that evolution a gripping experience. I cared about _all_ the characters, no matter how minor. From the members of Hyena Squad grouped too close together to the little girl buried alive, their fates had an impact on me. The dire circumstances Victory Company found themselves in on Kublar had me on the edge of my seat, worried about their survival the entire book.

I'm sad to say that Savage Wars does not have the same immediacy as Legionnaire. I was psyched when I found out Stephen Lang would narrate the trilogy. He has a terrific voice and I've enjoyed his performances on the big and small screens. Unfortunately, during the initial campaign segment of Savage Wars the majority of the time Lang is merely telling the story, which results in little to no emotional engagement. As a consequence, the brief scenarios of numerous minor characters during the battle, which _should_ enhance your experience like in Legionnaire, instead risk the story devolving into total confusion if not downright annoyance at being distracted. When Lang does choose to narrate a scene, there isn't a lot of distinction between the supporting character's voices. As Savage Wars continues, they became a bit more unique, but even during the latter stages of the story, there were still moments of figuring out who was talking. Lang's narration is nowhere close to the vividness RC Bray imparted from the get go in Legionnaire.

Bummer. I was hoping for an awesome listen. Instead it's nothing to write home about.

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  • sasquatch
  • 2020-02-27

Humanity's best vs it's absolute worst.

Exceptional beginning to an exceptional story of conflict and sacrifice. No man is an island, but Rechs is a rock in an ever changing galaxy. "Do another one babe"

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  • Jesse
  • 2020-02-25

By Oba this is it.

I didn’t have a favorite Galaxy’s Edge book. Until now. Holy freaking hell this book is awesome. Worth missing a nights sleep. Get some caffeine and be prepared for in my humble opinion of the BEST GE novel to date. The Savage Wars do not disappoint. KTF Leegies. KTF.

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  • Logan
  • 2020-02-25

Great addition to the Galaxy’s Edge universe

Another great GE book that expands the lore of the humans and savages before the main series takes place. Can’t wait for the second book!

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  • Dustin Ankerson
  • 2020-02-27

Awesome prequel spinoff

Huge fan of the GE series and somehow this is even better so far. Already pre-ordered the next two books. Stephen Lang was the perfect choice to narrate this series, his cadence is spot on and he has the calm, cool and collected air of confidence in his voice that you can feel in Cole/Anspach's main characters.

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  • Ls-16
  • 2020-02-26

My new favorite in the Galaxy’s Edge universe

This one has it all! Its got wild firefights, it’s got Savage insanity, it’s got WMDs, motorcycle chases, and heart string tugs, and to top it all off, they got Stephen Lang to bring it to life straight to your ear holes!

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  • J.D. Cooper
  • 2020-03-06

Wow!

I must say, one of the best! can't wait to get into the next installment.

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  • Neal B. Forzod
  • 2020-03-03

Do another one babe.

This book was fantastic. My favorite in the entire series. It’s action packed and character driven at the same time. I love the Wild Man and Tyrus Rechs. Please don’t stop at 3. This needs to be an ongoing setting in the Galaxys Edge universe. KTF!!

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