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Wayward Galaxy 2

Written by: Jason Anspach,J. N. Chaney
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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Publisher's Summary

Coming this summer, the sequel you’ve all b-b-been waiting for....

Their foothold established, Reach and the soldiers sent to secure Amir have only begun to repair the destruction inflicted on them by hostile neighbors when a terrifying new threat emerges from the deep woods and dark jungles of Amir itself. Something so lethal and evasive, not even Brody can seem to take it down....

New threats and old enemies arrive as more mysteries of this new home world are uncovered, and with them, clues to humanity’s own mysterious past.

Wayward Galaxy 2 is the explosive sequel to the blockbuster first book that had sci-fi listeners calling for more. Don’t miss this next installment featuring the gritty combat of Galaxy’s Edge combined with the world-building intrigue of the Renegade Star series performed by award-winning R.C. Bray.

Includes a special note from the author.

©2021 JN Chaney and Jason Anspach (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Series keeps getting better

I love Brodie. He is my spirit robot.

Speaking of Robots, how many of those do they have? How many can they make? Do you have to be dead or artificial to inhabit one? That could solve the HR problem.

Favorite 80's action hero:
Michael J Fox
Kidding!
Take Arnold and Sylvester out and its Kurt Russell.

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More?

Enjoyed it all. Please keep expanding the universe and making more of these books.

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Great Listen

This was an excellent continuation of the first book. looking forward to the third book.


Re Interview:
Also don't forget Sean Connery, Bond films, Untouchable and Red October (1990 but its close enough).

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Get to the choppa ... err ... Predator!

Brodie grows on you ,,, with the overall story having a Sunday Matinee feel: the good guys are having to be constantly on the move to deal with problems, the sheriff or the cavalry always riding to rescue. Definitely entertaining.

My only disappointment is the "Just In Time" manner additional "important" characters are minted 5 minutes before their lives are at risk or they become the pivot point of the story. A little more time in the background, mentioned and integrated would feel better.

But I like this series, like a chewy bubble gum for the brain, something different from the real world.

Just curious Jason, besides the few Marines you tuck into your universes ... does everything need to be solved by Rangers and only Rangers ?

Favorite action movie ? It would be the Christmas Classic : Die Hard.
But for fun, nothing beats the off-kilter comic book pulp : The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

I hope you get to put the first Christmas on Amir

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MOAR!!! GIVE ME MORE YOU BASTARDS!

*Ahem* Excuse me, I'll have to pull myself together for this review

The book is great - The unapologetically pro-American humor and patriotism from Brodie is so well done and unique that it'll keep you hooked. The writing (combined with narration) made some parts of the book feel like a horror story which is unique in the action/adventure genre, Moreover, the book adds some philosophical thought experiments that I am interested in hearing them continue. As for the narrator, R.C. Bray does a great job with the voice work, particularly with Brodie. Just to keep this review legit; I feel like the author was limiting his potential by teasing the "bigger picture" story arc, Specifically, I feel like the booked teased the greater story arc too much when it should have divulged more. It's a small complaint, and one driven due to my own engrossment into the story. The author has an extremely good touch on society and ideological social positions. .

I've deployed overseas (Afghanistan) and this guy nails the sub-cultural humor. I recommend picking it up and checking it out. If you're a fan of Expeditionary Force then you'll like this series. And no, it isn't a clone of the aforementioned book.

Also, it was asked in prologue. Foundational action movies for me were "They Live" / "Aliens (aka. Alien 2)" / "Predator" / "Starship Troopers" / "Platoon"

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Great Story!

I am really enjoying this series and can't wait for more! Keep them coming!

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The best parts of cheesy 80s action and sxi-fi

I really dig this series. Rangers in space, cool. Half crazy combat Droid obsessed with 80s action, really cool. Add in a bunch of different comunist enemies and it just becomes awesome. Rc Bray kills it as always.

And to answer the authors question: in the 80s my favorite action star was Stalone in the Rambo films. In the 90s it was Arnold for Terminator 2.

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Fantastic!

Having a great time listening to these.
The 80s and 90s action movie references and one liners are great in their delivery.
I grew up in the 90's, watching every Schwarzenegger, Van Damn, Stallone, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Wesly Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis (Before he started calling it in) and other action movies I could get my hands on.
I feel right at home here. Keep it up!

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very good

i really enjoyed it was easy to listen and BBBBRBRODY is so funny .. I will buy book 3 when it's coming out for sure

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Love it

Can’t wait for 3. There is so much to love about this series and I can’t wait for more!

And it’s gotta be Van Damme haha

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  • Sara Vanderpool
  • 2021-07-31

C'C-Clapping commies!!!

Brody is B-B-Back and better than ever!! This quickly becoming my favorite series. Funny, action packed and full of pop culture references from late 70's to early 90's. Keep it coming boys!! We need more Brody.

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  • Paul H
  • 2021-07-31

Brody makes me laugh out loud in my car!!

RC Bray is a jewel and brings so many characters to life every book he performs.
Brody is the ultimate tribute to 80s and 90s action movies…such a fun character.

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  • PaleHorse Operations
  • 2021-07-31

Totally binged the entire book in one listen!!

This week be the first review I've actually written. I always give stars, but just never take the time to write a review. I feel like I have to say though, that I am beyond in love with everything to do with this universe that's been created and I just made up a bunch of reasons to stay in the garage, so that I could listen to the entire thing, including the author's note, the interview at the end, the credits, and listened to the gag real twice lol. Not only that, but I have no doubt that if book 3 were available, I would 100% already be listening to it right now too!
Oh, and side note, there are so many throw away lines and movie quotes that made me realize just how many movies I have memorized from when I was a kid, and I'm not sure if I'm proud of slightly ashamed that I'm fairly certain I caught every single one and knew exactly what movie was being referenced! I have to say I laughed the hardest at the Tinker quote from Road House!! that has always been my favorite line from that movie and I thought it was just me that will forever have it seared into my mind, but apparently Brody thought it was a great one too lol! Thank you all for bringing such an entertaining and satisfying story to life, and R.C. Bray is an absolute mad genius! What a perfect collaboration!! Can not wait for 3!!!

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  • Michael Orosco
  • 2021-07-30

Brody is in my brain!

Thanks for making me relive my time at the movie theaters and walking down the aisles at Block Buster. Brody is now living in the back of my mind shouting movie lines...so thanks fot that. 😝
One guy you missed was Patrick Swayze. Sure you mentioned Red Dawn (1984) but what about Uncommon Valor (1983) and my personal favorite Steel Dawn (1987). Don't forget Peter Griffin's personal favorite ROADHOUSE! (1989)

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  • Keri S Adams
  • 2021-08-01

Great Storyline, keep them coming!

Enjoyed 2 as much or more than the first. You captured most of the top action hero’s of the time but you may have missed Rowdy Roddy Piper in “Them”, very John Matrix.

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  • Sam Thompson
  • 2021-07-30

Great sequel

The second Wayward Galaxy was even better than anticipated. The evolution of the characters and the story line is compelling and holds your interest with every page read. R.C.Bray was his usual brilliant self, bringing the characters, and the alien planet’s flora and fauna to life as if you were there yourself. As per your request Jason, my favorite action stars from the eighties were Kurt Russell, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China, and Arnold, his whole catalog. I very much look forward to the third installment of Wayward Galaxy, and could not recommend it any higher to anyone who hasn’t listened to either book yet.
Regards,
Sam Thompson

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  • AVUPS
  • 2021-07-31

Critter wars?

No story about the how or why the ship was lost in time but rather more about RUPAC and critter causing problems. Bray is great as usual…

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  • DavidZeb
  • 2021-08-29

Difficult to follow battle sequences

First, I'm a huge fan of the first audio book. This second book in the series had great moments and I laughed out loud several times!

I had difficulty following what the heck was going on in the battle scenes though. A bunch of new characters were suddenly introduced and I couldn't keep track of what the heck was going on at times. I had to rewind several times to relisten. The main problem I had was remembering what the current environment was like where the characters were. As the story jumped from scene to scene, it wasn't very well described what the situation was like. Normally, I feel like I can picture events in my head, but the lack of descriptive information made that difficult in many cases.

Also, why chase down an entangled partical when you don't know where the matched entangled particle is?????

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  • Samuel Warren
  • 2021-08-06

Great story, but...

When i recently found the first installment in the Wayward Galaxy series i was ecstatic. The plot sounded right up my alley and the reviews boasted of its greatness like I've only seen done to a handful of other books (all of which I loved BTW). Sure enough it didnt disappoint, I loved it. Now coming to the matter at hand... This second book had all the elements of the first that i loved (which ill get to in a second) but seemed to lose a little of the clarity as far as differentiating new characters being introduced and lacking a more detailed description of what's happening to who, especially during the more action packed scenes or during battles and the like. There were 2 new characters that i was completely unaware of existing until a scene where i guess their hunting or tracking something and i skipped back an hour or more several times to see if i was missing something or some explanation as to where they came from or who they were or why their showing up now or at least SOME kina back story. Its also confusing moving so quickly through action sequences and when perspectives (or main characters of focus) switch so frequently its hard to keep things straight, i had to skipp back so many times just to be able to follow the story in some parts. Id appreciate something to make us readers/listeners aware of it so it doesn't all kind of run together. I know R.C. Bray is already set in concrete here and he does a wonderful job dont get me wrong but some of my faves are Stephen Pacy and Ray Porter because it's inhuman how many voices those men can do and each characters voice seems to be personally chosen and worked at and without the text in front of you, having a specified voice for each character helps stave off confusion. All that being said, those minor details didnt detract too much from the book as a whole. The plot was still very engaging, characters lovable (especially Brody). I appreciate how much research obviously went into making things as close to reality as possible as to not detract from the illusion. It really grabs the attention and keeps hold all the way until the final word. I would've liked to see the relationship between Le'Anna and Jason develop a little bit more but i guess thats just the romantic in me. TBH certain parts of the story seemed a little rushed but thats not that big of a deal because they rushed into other entertaining arc's and twist's, but my hope is that their revisited in the next installment of the series
All said and done I give book two a resounding 4 stars. Very entertaining and enjoyable listen but not quite all 5 due to clarity issues
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  • David Goodrich
  • 2021-07-31

they did it again what a fantastic book

such a good listen they follow the storyline and expand on new characters non-stop action an RC Bray absolutely Nails it. Thank you so much and can't wait for book 3

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