Sleeper Ship | Podium Audio

The Traveler

Sleeper Ship

Book 2

By: Vaughn Heppner

Performed by: Michael Braun

Released: September 20, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 58 min

Alvor the Sleek—a Krekelen shape-shifter—hates Jake Bayard because the Galactic Marine slew the others of his plotting brood.
Bayard wants to wring Alvor’s neck because the alien tricked him into teleporting to deadly Canopus instead of Saddoth to help his friend.
Bayard’s teleportation opens the way for Alvor to reach Canopus so he can board an ancient, orbital sleeper ship and collect a cargo that should give the Krekelens ultimate victory everywhere.
Well, that’s fine. After dealing with prehistoric supercrocs, kamikaze air-cyclists and 900-pound hominoids with .75 caliber six-shooters, Bayard just needs a minute alone with Alvor to fix everything. First, though, he’s going to have to find the devious alien who can literally look like anyone.
Sleeper Ship is the second tale of a gung-ho Terran taking on the masters of an insidious and ancient alien conspiracy.



Vaughn Heppner



Michael Braun

MICHAEL BRAUN has narrated over 200 titles in genres ranging from literary fiction to nonfiction, thrillers, science fiction and young adult. He has had the pleasure of narrating for numerous New York Times bestselling authors. Recent projects include Karl Ove Knausgaard’s The Morningstar and The Podcaster by Christopher Chen, a commission by Audible Theater. He can be seen in the upcoming feature films The Tender Bar directed by George Clooney (based on the memoirs of J.R. Moehringer), The Courtroom directed by Lee Sunday Evans, and Deep Water directed by Adrian Lyne (based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name). He appears in the third season of "The Sinner," and recently played EJ on the fifth and final season of Showtime’s “The Affair” opposite Anna Paquin. He has appeared on Broadway in The Crucible directed by Ivo Van Hove, War Horse at Lincoln Center as well as The Bridge Project: Winter’s Tale/Cherry Orchard, directed by Sam Mendes at BAM and the Old Vic in London. Other New York theater credits include shows at The Signature Theater, The Public Theater and Second Stage as well as work across the country at the McCarter, NY Stage and Film, Williamstown Theater Festival, Yale Rep, Centerstage and Seattle Rep. His film credits include the Chris Morris’s The Day Shall Come, Dark Water, Incoming, Dare, Igby Goes Down and Drinks! His television credits include: "Succession," “The Night Of,” “High Maintenance,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” “The Blacklist,’ “Blue Bloods,” “Unforgettable,” “Do No Harm,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!” the ABC pilot "Awkward Situations for Men,” and the Apple show “Dickinson.” He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award.