What I think I remember, and this is over 3 to 6 books, starts with a soldier, I believe he's a ship's captain of some sort, gets in trouble, gets sent to a ship of misfits with a female captain, that keeps everyone in line with an iron fist, and I think planted explosive charges.
I think the 2 captains become "cozy". There's a part where they find and sort of rescue a female scientist that's alone on her research ship. Think she found something crazy that makes people more powerful, something broke free on the ship, and killed everyone. I think the scientist gets kidnapped by ice pirates, with an "ice queen" that runs the entire crew of pirates in the galaxy.
Their home base is on a planet or asteroid, where they've built and congregated on top of a super tall plateau, where if you look over the edge, it disappears into mist, with the bottom being a complete mystery. They keep the female scientist locked up working on the "secret sauce", and they either keep her, or another part of her crew, in a nook in the side of the cliff on this plateau. Whoever it is they keep there, they barely have room to stay securely in the hole, and it's too cold to do anything, but sit and shiver.
In the last scene I remember, the main character has to battle the ice queen on the top of the plateau, while her crew, and the ice queen's minions watch.
That's the biggest stuff I can remember. I really thought it might be M.R. Forbes Queen of the Damned books, but I couldn't find any signs of the stuff I just mentioned.
I listed to it on audio within the last 5 or 6 years, and I don't think it was NEW, but it definitely wasn't that old. It definitely would have been available either on YouTube, or audible. I'm leaning towards YouTube, since I've tried damn near every book in my library on audible, with no joy.