Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 2:

Ambition

  • Translated by Daniel Huddleston
  • Runtime: 10.9 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 7.19.2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Genre: Fiction/Science Fiction
  • 10.90 hrs7/19/2016Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5082-1884-5

In the thirty-sixth century humanity has conquered the galaxy and colonized countless star systems. The Galactic Empire, modeled along Prussian lines, and the democratic Free Planets Alliance are at war, and the fate of every human being in the universe hangs in the balance. This classic Japanese space opera, adapted into a legendary anime, is finally available in English for the first time.

After a coup d’etat erupts in the Free Planets Alliance, military strategist Yang Wen-li is ordered to use his tactical wizardry put down the rebellion, but the ringleader holding the capital is someone he had once trusted deeply. Meanwhile in the Empire, Reinhard will soon face a new trial as in the wake of the Emperor’s death he stands amidst an intensifying power struggle among the aristocracy. The unbeatable magician and the unstoppable genius: the decisions these heroes make will send shockwaves across the galaxy.

Author Biography

Yoshiki Tanaka was born in 1952 in Kumamoto Prefecture, and published his first story, “Murder at the Hanquan Pavilion,” at the age of twenty. After completing a doctorate in literature, Tanaka launched his science fiction career. Legend of the Galactic Heroes, which translates the European wars of the nineteenth century to an interstellar setting, won the Seiun Award for best science fiction novel in 1987. Tanaka’s other works include the fantasy series the Heroic Legend of Aslan and many other science fiction, fantasy, historical, and mystery novels and stories.

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Reader Biography

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.

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