Ascension | Podium Audio

Astra Epsilon


Book 1

By: Brayden Dodge

Performed by: Graham Halstead

Released: September 20, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 22 hr, 6 min

Do you want to avoid perishing in a hail of asteroids? Us too. That’s why we created Astra Epsilon: the perfect escape for your mind, even though your body is about to be destroyed.
As the end of the world rapidly approaches—both figuratively and literally—Astra Epsilon seems to be the last hope humanity has of sidestepping that awkward thing called death.
With only a few weeks to spare, two brothers and a trio of roommates arrive at the local Ascension Port, intent on unloading their minds into the game—rather than waiting idly for their inevitable doom.
The two groups find themselves joined together by random chance to make the obligate team of five. They Ascend, leaving their Earthly bodies behind.
As they awaken, now scattered across a random solar system in their new universe, they begin their first quest: to reunite. However, that task is made significantly harder by the hostile alien race that controls the system in which they spawn.
Beginning at level 1, with equipment that’s more a liability than a help, no knowledge of their new universe’s mechanics, and a Class of Worthless Scrub, can the teammates fight their way toward each other to complete their first quest? Or will it be their last?



Brayden Dodge

Author dedicated to exciting stories full of enjoyable characters



Graham Halstead

Graham is a classically trained theater actor from the US, living and working in Paris, France (where his fluent French comes in handy!). Recipient of two Audie Awards and twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards for his work in audiobooks, Graham’s 400+ narrations run the gamut from YA to historical fiction. As a stage actor he has performed on stages all over from DC and NYC, to London and Edinburgh. As a prolific voice actor, he has lent his versatile voice to anime and animated features, and TV shows like Pokémon and YuGiOh!, as well as commercial campaigns for everything from Subway to Airborne. Visit []( for more !”