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  • Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Yuri Rasovsky
    • Narrated By Simon Helberg, Barry Creyton, Kate Burton, and others
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (32)

    With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom. At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    AudioBookReviewer says: "This is more of a mash up"
    "This is more of a mash up"
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    I think that Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!: A Very Grimm Tale is more of a mash up of many recognizable faerie tales. Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Hazel and Gretel, and of course Snow White. This audio performance proved to be hilarious at times, and is definitely for adults only as it is full of sexual innuendos, cursing and more than likely offensive to many. Sound effects and music is something that I am not accustomed to, it did make this performance much more enjoyable. All that said it did entertain me, making me wonder where on Earth will it go next.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Sheep's Clothing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Einspanier
    • Narrated By Zach Brewster-Geisz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Doc Meadows, frontier doctor working in the small town of Salvation, has always considered himself a sensible man and has not believed in monsters for a long time. When injured half-Indian Wolf Cowrie staggers into his practice one night, however, he brings terrifying news - a vampire he hunts plans to settle in Salvation and turn it into his own private larder.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "It is this refusal to impose current ideology"
    "It is this refusal to impose current ideology"
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    Sheep’s Clothing by Elizabeth Einspanier has all the potential of a great book. Her Vampires display all the traditional characteristics of the classics, no sparkling or glittering in sunshine for Alexandre Russeau, trying to overcome the monster within by munching on wild game or attempting to assimilate into the community by being Mr Nice-guy or getting in touch with his feelings, in fact Russeau very much reflects the more traditional vampires to such an extent that I felt that any moment in the book he would be revealed as a descendant of Dracula himself. It is this refusal to impose current ideology on her ‘monsters’ that most appealed to me in Elizabeth Einspanier’s text; most modern vampire fiction attempts to humanise fictional ‘evil’ in line with contemporary needs to justify and explain the reasons for ‘evil’ itself; as a society we seem to apply the ‘nature vs nurture’ physiological debate to fictional and non-fictional ‘characters’ alike with the winning ‘nurture’ often justifying atrocities in the name of a ‘bad childhood’ or not being loved enough. Not so in Einspanier’s text, here there are no ambiguities and we are urged to pick up our pitchforks and our burning torches (or we would be if Doc and Wolf had not come to the rescue) and smite the ‘vicious and feral‘ vampires with no reservations.

    Another interesting aspect of Russeau and his ‘brides’ is their OCD-like need to count, while Arithmomania was common to vampires in early folklore, in literature it now seems to be limited to the Muppet’s Count von Count, and for good reason; if Vampires were so easily distracted that a simple sprinkling of rice could keep them busy for hours and hence keep their potential victims safe, wouldn’t every vampire hunting kit contain a bag of basmati? I can’t help but reimagine all the great vampire showdowns; who needs stealth, cunning and bravery…Van Helsing seems a lot less impressive armed to the teeth with lentils but I like the inclusion of this characteristic in Einspanier’s vampires, it enhances the folklore background of the narrative.

    Sheep’s Clothing is good escapism, it is fast moving and action packed but I would have loved it to be a bit longer so I could engage with Doc Meadows and Wolf’s back stories a bit more as I’m sure their fight against Salvation’s villain would have been more poignant if the reader was a bit more invested in the two men and their relationships but perhaps this would hinder their traditional fight against evil.

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  • Drummer Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Scott Nicholson
    • Narrated By Milton Bagby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    On an Appalachian Mountain ridge, young Vernon Ray Davis hears the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a caveknown as "The Jangling Hole", and the wind carries a whispered name. According to legend, the Hole is home to a group of Civil War soldiers buried by a long-ago avalanche. On the eve of an annual Civil War reenactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a mock battle. But inside the Hole, disturbed spirits are rising from their slumber, and one of them is heading home.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "The plot and characters were well developed and be"
    "The plot and characters were well developed and be"
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    Dummer Boy is the second in a series following The Red Church. The setting is in Titusville – somewhere on the Appalachian Mountain Ridge. This area is deeply committed to its historic past of battles during the Civil War. Residents of this town are poor and stereo-typical back hills redneck types. The story centers around the civil war and it’s victims of long ago who still can be found near the Jangling Hole.

    Several people have fallen victim to the Jangling Hole and it’s spirit inhabitants. The Hole is stirred up when the mountain is slated to be a huge housing development. The spirits manifest and visit several residents who have ties to the long dead men. Within these residents is a young boy – Vernon Ray Davis who does not belong in the world of his father (although he longs for it) and does not belong in the world of the Jangling Hole residents.

    Vernon Ray Davis and his friends have multiple encounters with these spirits but ultimately, no one can save Vernon. He is faced with joining a world whose inhabitants have accepted him and given him what he has longed for – respect, and a coveted role of drummer boy or continue in the world where his father mocks and openly hates him. the jangling hole and it’s residents resonant with the rat-a-tat of the snare drum from the dead drummer boy who needs to be replaced.

    Officer Littlefield who was predominant in the first book – The Red Church – is not as involved as he is always a day late and a dollar short.

    The book had some harsh language but given the demographic it is written about, it only makes it more realistic. The plot and characters were well developed and believable.

    The narrator, Milton Bagby did an excellent job of reading the book. He spoke clearly and concisely.

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  • Lock In (Narrated by Amber Benson)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Amber Benson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (281)

    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

    Anthony says: "Love Amber's Narration"
    "I love snarkiness in characters"
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    This was set up in two different editions. The one I listened to was narrated by Amber Benson and I think she did a fabulous job. I actually looked to see if it was only one actor because Amber is so fantastic at voices that I thought another gal may have joined her. Her voice and play on characters is nice because there is not a small amount of characters in this. It would have been very difficult to keep up with everyone had she not done such a superb job with the accents. I actually laughed a few times because the idea of the person matched what her accent was.

    As the book introduces the characters I got a sense of real snarkiness form the two lead gals. Both cops, one locked in and one not. I love snarkiness in characters so this really thrilled me. There is some stuff about both gals that Scalzi does go into later on in the plot but not so much that it drags anything down. I really enjoyed hearing about their backgrounds, although, we learn about the main character, Chris Shane, pretty fast.

    Then there is the sciencey stuff. I totally loved this part until the explanations start rolling. To be honest maybe some of it went over my head but not so much that I couldn't continue with the story line so I just went with it and tried to keep up. It was fantastically done being that John Scalzi had to explain the entire mystery behind what is driving the plot. This was great too because at about 10% I was asking where the story was going to go and shortly thereafter I got my answer. There IS a mystery behind it all but the Hadens have to be explained before the story can really get in that direction.

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  • Hallways in the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By R.C. O'Leary
    • Narrated By Steven Jay Cohen
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When a veteran cop tries to arrest baseball's home run king, one of them ends up on trial and the other one ends up dead. A routine stakeout is almost over when Dave Mackno decides to pursue a speeding Porsche. It's a decision that will have deadly consequences. That's because the Porsche is being driven by Remo Centrella, baseball's home run king, who is half-drunk and at the tail-end of a steroid cycle that makes him think he's bulletproof.

    Karen says: "Just when you think you know how it will end..."
    "We are introduced to a pair of police detectives,"
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    We are introduced to a pair of police detectives, Dave Mackno and his partner, that work a part of town that few want to. Because it contains much of the poorer population and tends to have crime and violence. Right off the bat we get to witness the racism that both certain police have and their assailants and vice versa.

    Then while on a stakeout Mackno decides to investigate a suspicious situation. One that leads into a series of unfortunate events, between Mackno and the best baseball player the town has ever known.

    The characters are so impressively deep and colorful. Each time introduces a new player we are treated to a very interesting recap of what makes them tick. This was the driving force of this story. This was so much more than a whodunnit court room battle. O'Leary made me care for all of the characters, to the point of wanted everyone to win in the end.

    While everything plays out much like I expected, except for the twist at the end, that even got me. Normally I can see those coming a mile away, but not here. I couldn't stop listening. I needed to know more about the characters, much more than what was going to happen next.

    This was my first time listening to Steven Jay Cohen, he didn't disappoint. Even though at first I didn't think I was going to be able to finish the story. Very soft spoken raspy voice, average characterizations. Eventually I started to love the voice and all the subtle nuances, that I do not think everyone would notice. By the end I had to double check that this wasn't actually narrated by one of my favorites, Fred Burman.

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  • PRIMAL Origin: The PRIMAL Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jack Silkstone
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    Your mission is to build an organization capable of dealing with men…Men who think they are above the law. Men who sow hatred and pain wherever they walk. Men who are evil.” That’s the call to arms for Vance, Ice, Mitch, and Bishop, a team of highly trained operatives who’ve gone rogue and formed PRIMAL, a global vigilante unit. They protect the innocent, punish the guilty, and wage war against terrorism, all in the name of justice. Their first target: the wealthy CEO of a powerful corporation—and a die-hard jihadist supporter—scheming to exterminate Western influence in the United Arab Emirates. Our four warriors challenge his murderous ambitions, turning the dark arts of clandestine ops against a seemingly untouchable evil. Success gives them access to new resources and new targets, and within a matter of days they’ve brought a Russian mafia cartel to its knees.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "would recommend it to anyone that enjoys military"
    "would recommend it to anyone that enjoys military"
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    The CIA are working undercover to prevent terror attacks when they find out that they are the next target, rather than pack up and go home, two members of the team decide to find out what is going on and put an end to the attacks. Through this they are approached to set up a team that would fly under the radar, no government controlling them, all they have to do is rid the world of the ’bad guys’ with an unlimited budget, that was an offer they couldn’t refuse. We join Vance & Ice as they set up their ‘PRIMAL’ team and embark on their first mission. I liked the characters, I thought they were written really well and that the author did a fantastic job of setting the scene in his descriptions, it is fast-paced and kept my attention throughout. Overall I think the origin did its job, it has whet my appetite enough to make me want to read more of the series.

    I have only ever listened to one audio book by Dick Hill, so I don’t really have much to compare it to, I thought he did a good job with it, the narration was clear and entertaining, I could follow which character was which with no difficulty at all and I even had a few laugh out loud moments, which was more due to Dick Hill’s narration than the writing. It is not a long audio book, easily listened to in a day. I found that I enjoyed the narration more on the second listen than I did originally, whether that was because it took a while to get used to the narration or because I gave it more attention, I’m not sure. Overall I enjoyed the audio book and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys military thrillers.

    Audiobook provided for review by the Author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William Peter Blatty
    • Narrated By William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (397)

    Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

    Purdy Oaten says: "Add 3 Hours&40 Years&Let Simmer Till Very Dark"
    "This was a seriously intense horror"
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    Holy crap! I can remember watching this as a kid in the dark. I loved being so freaked out and so scared and curious about the world and if this kind of thing can actually happen. Not much has changed in those twenty years! I'm still really curious and still love being scared, which is why I jumped at the chance to review the audio version of The Exorcist!

    Not only am I excited that this is in audio but I'm super excited that the author is narrating this! He has a really interesting voice that adds to the drama of the story itself. A sense of hypnosis happened while listening to his voice which again, just adds to the zen before the horror starts. I think it's also great when authors narrate their own stories. They are the only ones that know exactly where they want the anticipation to heighten or when to add in a softness that other narrators may not pick up on.

    Overall this was amazing. There are a few differences if you compare the book and the movie. Firstly is being able to get into the thoughts of the characters more. I was able to completely understand how the mother is really into making sure that Reagan is ok after her parent's divorce. She is very into Reagan's life and in the beginning of Reagan's "illness" she is trying to take Regan to everyone she can think of to get Reagan better. She even has a career opportunity that she gives up for Reagan and I don't remember any of that coming through in the movie. Being able to hear how solid and secure she is and then watching her entire self get slowly chipped away was a huge thing that I think wasn't in the movie. Chris is completely flabbergasted and at her wit's end! I could feel her tension in every part of the book, even when it seems like nothing is going on that is that crazy.

    Also, there is Father Carries. He is completely unable to believe in God or Demons which creates another huge amount of tension. He's a normal guy that is just faced with some real questions in life. Something we ALL go through.

    So, I was loving the story, three hours in the intensity goes from ok, this is creepy to HOLY CRAP!! IT has started!

    Going back to how the narration is done I am in love with William Peter Blatty's voice. He has an almost guttural quality, or a scratchiness that totally lends itself to this type of book. At times his voice could be soothing and welcoming or sounding completely insane! He easily transformed between the two. The only downside is that the second narrator, Eliana Shaskan, only had small parts. I think it may have added even more if she voiced more female parts but it didn't really take away from the story because (yet again I'm gushing here) William Peter Blatty was amazing!

    As the story intensifies I did notice quite a few of the scenes were in the movie. I was pleasantly surprised because these became the iconic scenes and statements. Like when Linda Blair's head does a 360, or when the demon is calling Regan a sow. All of the gruesomeness that I loved in the movie was there, and more! It's a lot to pack into a two hour movie but just enough for a book. The intensity does ratchet up quite a bit but there are some down times to the plot. Kinderman is trying to figure out the crime while the priest is trying to be a psychiatrist, and the people in the house are dealing with this gruesome being that used to be a sweet little girl.

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  • Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

    Mike Naka says: "northern exposure meets zombieland"
    "A man who is more mystery than anything else"
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    The audiobook intro, you know the part that says “…presents Adrian’s Undead…” made me fear that I was in for a home made tinny hollow sounding narration. Thank God that changed as soon as the real book started.

    Dark Recollections is the diary of an everyman named Adrian. A man who is more mystery than anything else and more is revealed throughout the story little by little adding to his interesting character. Told in the journal style that I expected and was happy to hear that it worked very well. This is something, in my mind, that would be difficult to pull off. The author has to remember that it isn’t straight action and what not as many people would leave certain thing like that out of their diary and Philbrook remembered that.

    Adrian is alone through most of the story, except for his pal Mr. Journal. Reconstructing the tasks and events that take place for him to build a secure hideout. The day to day work of clearing infected and gathering supplies.

    There were a few side stories that veered away from Adrian’s point of view and they were welcomed by me. They added more depth the outbreak epidemic.

    While it was slow paced, there are so many different direction the story could go. I want to listen to more and more of Adrian’s adventures and cannot wait for book 2 to come my way.

    I wasn’t sure, right away, if I was going to like James Foster’s performance or not. Mostly because of the opening few words that I mentioned above. But the more I listen the more I was mesmerized.

    Foster sounds like a regular guy, not a news caster or movie preview guy, not polished. Just real and raw storytelling. Good characterizations, great ability to emphasize humor and terror. I will be looking for more from him.

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  • Return of the Phoenix: Monster Squad, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Heath Stallcup
    • Narrated By Jack Voorhies
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (49)

    Humanity has spent its time enjoying the peace that can only be had through blissful ignorance. For centuries, stories of things that go "bump" in the night have been passed down and shared. When creatures of the night proved to be real, the best of America 's military came together to form an elite band of rapid-response teams. Their mission: To face the challenge and keep the civilian populace safe from those threats and hide all evidence of their existence.

    William says: "Where is the rest?"
    "Fun military story about fighting monsters"
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    I am fully expecting some sort of a reinventing of one of my favorite audiobook series, Monster Hunter International. A secret agency battling monsters in real life and protecting us regular people.

    I want action, blood and gore, ridiculous monsters with plans to take over the world. I want a solid story that will help define this monster story sub-genre.

    What I got was an epic tale of a secret military team that is trained to fight the horrors of the night. They are all given secret injection to help keep them safe from the “contagious” variety of monsters.

    What I really liked was the hard core military action scenes, procedures and personalities. Full of subtle and not so subtle humor throughout. Instead of having the monsters be just monsters. Stallcup was able to give them all interesting back stories and agendas.

    Where my interest started to wonder was in the love story between a monster and one of the military team. I always find myself becoming very uncomfortable when erotica pops unknowingly in a story. Sitting at my desk at work, hoping that no one will hear what I hear. Constantly looking over my shoulders to make sure that no one gets too close.

    All in all this was a fun military story about fighting monsters. With several good plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I think for a first novel that Stallcup did very well and I look forward to hearing how his style progresses with future stories.

    In the beginning I found the performance by Jack Voorhies to be a bit soft-spoken for my taste. This changed slowly as the story progressed. By the end I was not able to think of another narrator that would be able to give the story such a unique voice.

    I didn’t care for the obnoxious blast of sound for the indicator of story switch. At first I thought there was something wrong with the recording and soon I realized that this was an intentional signal to the listener.

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  • The Book of Riley: A Zombie Tale Pt. 3: Book of Riley Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (178)

    Together with Yorkshire terrier Ben-Ben and former archenemy Patches the cat, Riley struggles to keep the zombies at bay while helping her favorite human, Jessie, as they travel cross-country, dodging pepper paint balls and taser blasts from the evil, misogynistic Icely and his band of thugs. Now this motley mishmash of mammals are running for their lives.

    AudioBookReviewer says: "Tufo wouldn’t be Tufo if he didn’t wring emotions"
    "Tufo wouldn’t be Tufo if he didn’t wring emotions"
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    I have enjoyed Mark Tufo’s books immensely – he has never disappointed. I was a bit skeptical at first about “seeing” the zombie apocalypse through an American bulldogs eyes, but I should have known that Tufo does NOT disappoint (I’m sure the word is NOT in his vocabulary!).

    This is part 3 in a series of novellas. Jess and Zack are humans struggling to reach Mike Talbott’s family (see Zombie Fallout Series to meet this fun and adventuresome family). Continuing her travels Jess, with the help of Riley, Patches (the cat) and BenBen (a Yorkshire Terrier pup), she has to make sure her less than 2 year old brother makes it there alive.

    In this part, they break free from the evil villain, Icely, and takes one of his brides to freedom. Along the way this strange pack encounters zombies and decent folks who try to help them. No one is really prepared to battle Icely and his thugs who are hunting them down. In Icely’s mind, no one gets away especially a “bitch.”

    Of course, Tufo wouldn’t be Tufo if he didn’t wring emotions out of his readers – you will laugh (and find yourself craving bacon), cheer, gasp, and cry all in sitting. He weaves his magic so that you become entrenched with his characters and his plot – there is no escaping his writing style! You will find yourself immersed in this horrifying zombie apocalypse where luck has fled and fighting alongside the pack until the end.

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  • Plague War: The Author's Cut

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jeff Carlson
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Cam Najarro and Ruth Goldman have developed a vaccine to protect Earth's survivors from the Archos plague, but the shattered U.S. government will do anything to keep the vaccine for themselves. Intent on sharing their cure, Cam and Ruth must cross the apocalyptic wastelands of North America – never realizing a greater threat is about to strike...

    Shieldslinger says: "Great Post-Apocalyptic Romp!"
    "Well written with high levels of anxiety inducing"
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    A mixture of military and post-apocalyptic thriller set in the not too distant future, Plague War captivates it’s audience with several gut wrenching ideas (not necessary new ones) that are communicated clearly and concisely thus making them very real!

    Nanotechnology that was designed to create cures for diseases takes an unexpected turn – it is released and begins to eat at all living organisms – plant, animal and human alike – destroying them. Only those that escape and live in the mountains – 10,000 feet above survive.

    Staged in the war torn U.S., Dr. Ruth Goldman, Cam, and Nemocheck struggle to reach a military base in Colorado, escape from Leadville and deliver the vaccine to the good guys. Amidst an invasion by China and Russia, our heroes must deliver the vaccine while dodging nuclear bombs, invading forces and their own people!

    This book also focuses on the power struggle of nations as well as survival of humankind – we are our own worst enemy. Communications break-down, bombs are no longer a threat but a reality. As if this is not enough, Ruth must find the origin of a ghost nanotech that has taken up residency in the vaccine while navigating a romance.

    Well written with high levels of anxiety inducing moments, Carlson achieves a well-developed, very real like plot with twists that leave one wondering what he has in store for them next. An excellent read for those who love military thrillers and those who love relationship themed reads.

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