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Madame Guillotine

Galaxy’s Edge: Contracts & Terminations
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Leave no man behind. 

On Detron, a simmering protest boils over and turns deadly when militants hiding among the demonstrators deliberately shoot down a group of legionnaires, executing one survivor and taking two for ransom. The only Republic asset the captured leejes can rely on is a lone marine sniper who defies orders in a desperate attempt to save them.   

But a troubled sea of hostile riots, looting, and murder is too much for anyone to navigate safely.  

Except Tyrus Rechs. Following a trail that links the riots and deaths to a demagogue known in the underground as Madame Guillotine, the bounty hunter must fight his way above, beneath, and through the sweltering city to bring the prisoners back home…and make those responsible pay.   

Join the adventure as Tyrus Rechs stops at nothing to take down a nefarious conspiracy before it has a chance to take root in the very Republic that wants him dead. 

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

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A must add to your library

Ray porter adds that extra zing to another great story from Jason Anspach and Nick Cole.

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15 words are required so here they are in all fifteen words of glory. Excellent.

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Best yet

I’ve read all the books in the entire GE series and this was one of my top 3. Loved it!! Can’t wait for the next.

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Great as always.

Fantastic bit of si fi. It almost seems like it was written in 2020. The rioters full of , as the kgb used to call them " useful idiot's " . Today Revolutionaries tomorrow's dictators take advantage of a protest to start a war. But theres 3 things in there way a hull buster, a leige and a old bounty hunter.

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Another General Rechs Knockout

Awesome action scenes, deep and we'll thought of plot. Story has a good flow. The Nubarian Gunnery Bot steals the show Hahaha... good moving characters

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Loved it - best book yet

This book was the best so far - loved it and cannot wait for the next one

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Another must listen in the Galaxy Edge series!

Great performance, good story and includes everything you love about the Galaxy Edge series.

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another great Tyrus Rex story

i enjoyed the story and narrator. let down by the post production, sound is glitched.

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Insane

Rex is that guy you just can’t get enough of but never find out as much as you want! Bring on the savage wars ! KTF

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  • Philip Burgess
  • 31-10-2019

Performance, story, perfect. Audio, wtf.

I love everything about the story and performance and won't right a huge blah blah about that. But what's with the intermediate audio volume drop. Why. What editor didn't catch that. I've downloaded and listened to it on 3 separate phones along with 5 separate Bluetooth devices. Then re-downloaded it on each to try again. Really?

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  • Pedro
  • 16-11-2019

Okay but....

I generally like Anspach and Cole along with the Galaxy’s Edge universe they’ve created. However, I wish they’d lay off the overly long,introspective self analysis each character seems to engage in. A little for character development is good but we don’t need half a chapter of self indulgent meandering of thoughts when a paragraph will do.

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  • Douglas C Wire
  • 14-11-2019

A little heavy handed and repetitious

Let me start by saying I really like this universe, and Rex is one of my favorite characters in it. It's been clear from the start what the author's political views are. We agree and disagree on different issues which is just fine with me. I was also pumped that this one was a little longer than some of the others, but found that most of that extra time was spent listening to the same observations and internal monologues over and over. It's definitely still worth listening to, it just gets a little tedious at times.

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  • Zachary
  • 05-11-2019

Bad audio or disinterested narrator?

I love the series and I’m a Ray Porter fan, but I feel like this performance wasn’t his best. At times when you should feel excitement the performance is bland and I’d doze off or day dream then rewind to see what I’d missed. After about the 8th time I stopped rewinding and just kept going. Also the audio fades in and out. I deleted the copy of it on my phone, downloaded it on a different device and still had the same issues. Tried different headphones or none at all, same issues.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-2019

Great story, some audio issues

The story was excellent, definitely worth a relisten to on down the road, but there were some issues with the audio, namely there are dB drops, noticeable but not breaking.

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  • Bruce
  • 04-05-2020

Wait.... what happened here?

This book really should have been a short story. There is so much one sided socio-political name calling going on in this book that just didn't need to be there or accomplish anything. It doesn't really advance TR's story line all that much. I wish I knew that because I would have skipped this book. I really liked all the other ones I've read. Instead of being "Intelligent Grunts in Space with a Star Wars and Sci-Fi Homage sub-theme" this book devolves into "American Conservative Gamer writing about Grunts in Space from a disaffected viewpoint, parodying Star Wars for comic relief." (I don't know if the writer(s) is military or not, I am describing how the book sounds to me.) Soci-Pro? All the stoner student protesters (and there is a protester rock concert) turn out to be willing to go along with beheadings of military personnel? OK, the writers don't much like college student protestors, but what about the Donkeys? Seriously, there are some no redeeming value aliens to behead stuff already crated in all the back story. Drill instructors in advanced combat training refer to the candidates as "wannabe's?" That word got some serious use in a couple chapters. This book has a bunch of axes to grind and points to make that hurt the story and don't actually accomplish anything. The rescue part of the story could have been so interesting in the world of these stories. But it just becomes humans and Star Wars Bots and bitter resentment that makes more sense in a story from the 70's. Contractual obligations? No editor because the first two were GOOD? We are expected to Embrace the Suck?

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  • Chris
  • 07-03-2020

Overly Political (Again)

I'm a massive GE fan, but this book was a slog. From the get go, it's trying to push political agendas that, frankly, feel out of place within the the Contracts and Terminations storyline and feel like a ham fisted attempt at commenting on the current political landscape in the United States. It had its good parts, it really did, but it definitely one of the weaker franchise entries.

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  • Clonetrooper
  • 03-02-2020

Another great story...

I just love how the authors mash very current politics and the most stupid political actors and military sci-fi together. Unfortunately, we live in a period without the great T-Rex to clean up the mess we have to dwell in. Where is a hero when you need one? Ray Porter is next to RC Bray the finest narrator and shows an incredible talent to bring the characters to life. Awesome. I hope this series continues for years to come!

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  • Anand
  • 10-01-2020

A great story. Voice goes in and out

Some technical glitch. The voice goes in and out. Ray Porter is a great narrator. Am used to RC Bray for galaxys Edge so it was a surprise to hear Porter. Story is good. As always Tyrus Rechs is stunning.

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  • Reider
  • 25-11-2019

Fix the audio!

Only issue I had was with the audio dropping out all the time. Everything else was great.

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  • Mr. D. Taylor
  • 07-11-2019

They just keep getting better!

Certainly the best book of the series so far. While book 2 was a little disappointing compared to the first one (Requiem For Medusa) , this takes the story up another level. I won't bore you with details, I will just say - get it! A special mention to Ray Porter also. Picking up after RC Bray (who did the Galay's Edge series) was a thankless task but he has brought his own style to the narration and really impressed me. Well done.

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  • philip bell
  • 25-03-2020

great story

well worth a listen. the galaxy needs more tyrus rex. can't wait for the next one.

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  • Aidy
  • 11-03-2020

a lot better than books 1 and 2

great story with this book! black hawk done type stuff and really brings Rex out in the best way! loved the baulder character and thought is was great twist and enhanced that leg of the story. Ray Porter did a great job even though he gets a bit of bassing taking over from RC BRay only issue i have is the audio skips and i kept having to rewind. that needs sorted out! keep them coming like this please!

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  • paul sparks
  • 06-02-2020

Tyrus Rechs 🙁

I love the GE books and I enjoyed Rechs character in those books (brief as it was ) but that was with RC Bray narrating and I have been greatly disappointed by Ray Porters narration, I have purchased all 3 Rechs standalone books on Audible and then had to get the kindle version because I can’t get past the first few chapters

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  • Rogeraee
  • 12-01-2020

Better than I expected and enjoyable.

Entertaining throughout, looking forward to the next book. hoping for a different twist on the stories.

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  • lewis stimpson
  • 05-01-2020

Another arse kicking story

An interesting spin compared to the others. I also likes he's met his best friend (a mans best friend)

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  • lee fardoe
  • 16-12-2019

Better and better and Better

This book is more awesome then its 2 prequels, can't believe just how much the story is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kitty77
  • 18-11-2019

Brilliant

I loved this book. I couldn't stop listening and as always Ray Porter brings the characters to life !