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Author: Michael Mammay Narrator: R. C. Bray Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9780062882158
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A seasoned military officer uncovers a deadly conspiracy on a distant, war-torn planet…

War heroes aren't usually called out of semi-retirement and sent to the far reaches of the galaxy for a routine investigation. So when Colonel Carl Butler answers the call from an old and powerful friend, he knows it's something big—and he's not being told the whole story. A high councilor's son has gone MIA out of Cappa Base, the space station orbiting a battle-ravaged planet. The young lieutenant had been wounded and evacuated—but there's no record of him having ever arrived at hospital command.

The colonel quickly finds Cappa Base to be a labyrinth of dead ends and sabotage: the hospital commander stonewalls him, the Special Ops leader won't come off the planet, witnesses go missing, radar data disappears, and that’s before he encounters the alien enemy. Butler has no choice but to drop down onto a hostile planet—because someone is using the war zone as a cover. The answers are there—Butler just has to make it back alive…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A riveting listen from start to finish!…The perfect blend of science fiction, mystery, military strategy, humor, and momentum…R. C. Bray is the perfect narrator for Carl Butler, as his gruff voice fits the shrewd, matter-of-fact Colonel to perfection. He becomes the character, making it seem as though Butler is recounting the story himself. Bray’s impeccable timing and cadence will keep listeners hanging onto his every word. While he builds intensity as the mystery unfolds, his sharp delivery may even startle listeners into a few laughs. It’s a good thing audiobooks are great for multitasking because with Planetside listeners won’t want to put down their earbuds! Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • An easy book to love…Planetside is a page-turner and an extremely satisfying read.”

    Washington Independent Review of Books

  • “Mammay capably writes Butler’s gritty, old-school soldier’s voice, and the story delivers enough intrigue and action for fans of military SF.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This was a brisk, entertaining novel…I was reminded a bit of some of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War novels.”


  • "Planetside is an amazing debut.”

    Tanya Huff, author of the Confederation series

  • “A tough, authentic-feeling story that starts out fast and accelerates from there.”

    Jack Campbell, author of Ascendant

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Michael Mammay is a retired army officer and a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in military history, and he is a veteran of Desert Storm, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lives with his family in Georgia.

About the Narrator

R. C. Bray is an award-winning audiobook narrator with over 180 titles to his credit. Besides winning five AudioFile Earphones Awards, he won the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Science Fiction Narration and has been an Audie Award finalist seven times. He has been a finalist for the Voice Arts Award, and in 2014, his narration earned a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an accomplished producer and voice-over artist, and his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials.