The Meat Grinder | Podium Audio

War’s Edge

The Meat Grinder

Book 3

By: Ryan W. Aslesen

Performed by: Roger Wayne

Released: November 29, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 14 min

A galaxy in flames.
Devastated early in the war, the United Systems Alliance has retaken several key systems lost to the Galactic Union. But getting even isn’t good enough for General Hella. Determined to end the costly war and destroy the Union, Hella launches a daring offensive against the planet Kuut, a key military base deep in Union space.
At the tip of the spear, Lieutenant Mark Rizer and the Marines of Orcus Company find themselves in the mud and blood of a planetary ground invasion. Despite the usual chaos and snafus, the Marines seem to be winning—until they receive the order to evacuate.
Drawn into a trap, Hella must risk his invasion force and his career to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. He redeploys the Marines and sailors of Sixth Fleet on a suicidal mission, one that will test Rizer’s mettle and leadership to the extreme. Fighting a desperate battle in close quarters at zero-g against a cunning and ruthless enemy, Rizer and his Marines quickly realize they’ve been thrown into a meat grinder.
Fortune may favor the brave, but this is going to hurt.
Warning: This book contains graphic violence, profanity, and sexual content. It is intended for a mature audience.



Ryan W. Aslesen

Ryan Aslesen is a bestselling author based out of Las Vegas, NV. He is a former Marine officer, a veteran of the War on Terror, and a graduate of Presentation College and American Military University. His military and work experience have made him one of the premier writers of military science fiction. His bestselling Crucible Series is highly regarded for its authenticity, explosive action, and sci-fi twists. When not writing or lost in his imagination, you will find him spending quality time with his family. He is currently working on his next novel. He can be reached at



Roger Wayne

Hi my name is Roger Wayne. I served in the military after community college in Minnesota, where I grew up. Started acting professionally in Minneapolis, where I got my BA degree, then moved to NYC, and have since completed nearly 300 audiobooks, and several co-star and guest-star roles on TV, including an upcoming one for a new show on Showtime coming out probably next year. Along with that I've been involved in several stage productions, short films, indie features, and on-camera/ voice commercials.