How Dark the World Becomes by Frank Chadwick audiobook

How Dark the World Becomes

By Frank Chadwick
Read by Paul Heitsch

Tantor Audio 9781451638707
11.00 Hours 1
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Sasha Naradnyo is a gangster. He's a gangster with heart, sure, but Sasha sticks his neck out for no man. That's how you stay alive in Crack City, a colony stuffed deep into the crust of the otherwise unlivable planet Peezgtaan. Alive only—because if you're human, you don't prosper, at least not for long. Sasha is a second generation City native. His parents came to this rock figuring to make it big, only to find that they'd been recruited as an indentured labor force for alien overlords known as the Varoki. Now a pair of rich young Varoki under the care of a beautiful human nanny are fleeing Peezgtaan, and Sasha is recruited to help. All things considered, he'd rather leave the little alien lordlings to their fate, but certain considerations—such as Sasha's own imminent demise if he remains—make it beneficial for him to take on the job. But Sasha discovers his simple choice has thrust him into the midst of a political battle that could remake the galactic balance of power and save humanity from slow death by servitude. Now all he has to do is survive and keep his charges alive on a hostile planet undergoing its own revolution. But it's the galaxy that had better watch out. For now the toughest thug in Crack City has gotten his first taste of real freedom. He likes it, and wants more.

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Summary

Sasha Naradnyo is a gangster. He's a gangster with heart, sure, but Sasha sticks his neck out for no man. That's how you stay alive in Crack City, a colony stuffed deep into the crust of the otherwise unlivable planet Peezgtaan. Alive only—because if you're human, you don't prosper, at least not for long. Sasha is a second generation City native. His parents came to this rock figuring to make it big, only to find that they'd been recruited as an indentured labor force for alien overlords known as the Varoki.

Now a pair of rich young Varoki under the care of a beautiful human nanny are fleeing Peezgtaan, and Sasha is recruited to help. All things considered, he'd rather leave the little alien lordlings to their fate, but certain considerations—such as Sasha's own imminent demise if he remains—make it beneficial for him to take on the job.

But Sasha discovers his simple choice has thrust him into the midst of a political battle that could remake the galactic balance of power and save humanity from slow death by servitude. Now all he has to do is survive and keep his charges alive on a hostile planet undergoing its own revolution.

But it's the galaxy that had better watch out. For now the toughest thug in Crack City has gotten his first taste of real freedom. He likes it, and wants more.

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Editorial Reviews

. Heitsch deftly captures all his resentment. When he does let down his guard to one of his companions, Heitsch creates a tone of intimacy and shows his vulnerability. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Frank Chadwick

Author Bio: Frank Chadwick

Frank Chadwick is the New York Times number one best-selling author of the Desert Shield Fact Book, as well as over two hundred books, articles, and columns on military history and military affairs, and over one hundred military and science fiction board and role-playing games. He currently writes science fiction nearly full time and is the author of five science fiction novels from Baen Books. His game Space: 1889 was the first steampunk role-playing game, and remains a cult favorite. He currently resides in Illinois and teaches continuing education courses in writing and military history.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English