Galaxy's Edge Legionnaire Audiobook Review
Get ready for adventure! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat. Or plane. Or wherever you’re listening to Galaxy’s Edge Legionnaire Audiobook!
Now that we have audiobooks, you can indulge in this story using services like audible as your guide. But first, let us dive into what this story has to offer from Authors Jason Anspach and Nick Cole!
The Galaxy’s Edge series by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole has been said to be “more Star Wars than the movie itself”. I completely agree after reading Legionnaire, the first book. When Ben Kenobi describes stormtroopers in A New Hope as “elite shock soldiers,” as opposed to the laughably stupid mooks that were murdered by Ewoks in Return of the Jedi, Anspach and Cole have nailed the feeling of being a stormtrooper.
For the Republic Legionnaires, known as leejes for short, it seems like they have access to all of the galaxy’s technical resources at any one time. The Legionnaires’ weapons and armor are both effective (their armor really works!) and costly (since they are both clever and an exercise in pork barrel politics), therefore their numbers are limited.
As for the reasons for using all of this warfighting capabilities, that’s outside their scope of responsibility. As long as they are paid for it, Legionnaires are glad to do what they’re taught. In contrast, Legionnaires’ main commitment is to the Legion, which in reality means their fellow Legionnaires. Politics aren’t very interesting until it directly impacts your life or the lives of your friends.
Galaxy’s Edge Legionnaire Audiobook
The audiobook version of Galaxy’s Edge Legionnaire runs approximately 19 hours and 48 minutes. It’s Narrated by: R.C. Bray.
A long line of grunt-oriented military sci-fi novels dates back to Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, but the works that Legionnaire most closely resemble are Pournelle and Stirling’s Falkenberg Legion series and David Drake’s Hammer Slammers series. A love of technical detail concerning the instruments and gear used in warfare, as well as an imitation of military tactics from a certain time period are some of the trademarks of these works.
The 1980s and 1990s were a time of Western military maneuver warfare, according to Pournelle and Stirling. Anspach and Cole describe the model as resembling a hybrid of Afghanistan and the Star Wars universe, as well as ancient Rome. And I believe they did an excellent job at it, too. I like science fiction in general, but I really like how Anspach and Cole drew inspiration from the Star Wars world to create something that is both familiar and novel.
Legionnaire was a fantastic read, and I’m thrilled that there will be more in this series.
My thoughts on the galaxy’s edge legionnaire audiobook
I can say this was an action-packed tale, as much of the military fiction stories I like reading. The narrative takes place in a galaxy far away when mankind has evolved beyond the Sol System. The goal of this series was to take the type of Star Wars stories we are used to seeing and reading, remove all of the political content, and just make enjoyable stories in my opinion.
Under the name of cosmic science fiction, there is escapism and fun. We get to see the environment in first person, which takes some getting accustomed to but allows you to experience the turmoil and uncertainty that fighting brings. We only view the world through Chhun’s eyes, which I would have thought would restrict a novel, but after I got accustomed to it, I didn’t notice.
I never felt deceived or as though I should have witnessed scenes that occurred off-screen. It was a well-executed notion with a strong set-up that piqued my attention from the first phrase. The narrative developed and evolved, and I can only imagine greater things to come from the Galaxy’s Edge realm. So that the plot never felt flat, the author balanced the action with explanation and world-building.
It was at times perplexing since there were so many terms and phrases that didn’t make sense. It seemed like there will be answers soon, so it didn’t take me out of the tale. I believe I’ve gotten used to these big, broad worlds as a result of the massive quantities of space opera I’ve consumed. Your mileage may vary, but it’s certainly worth checking out this book. I was extremely into this book, as seen by the gushing.
The narrative was so gripping that I couldn’t put it down. I truly liked the notion, and even more so, I liked how it was executed. There was never a dull moment because to the outstanding pace. I couldn’t have asked for more: a creative notion, flawless execution, and excellent pace!