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Apocalypse Machine

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Publisher's Summary

The human race started the sixth mass extinction on Earth.

A chain of subglacial volcanoes erupt in Iceland. The melting ice floods the countryside. Poisonous gas descends on Scotland. A tsunami devastates the Norwegian coastline. An ash cloud rises into the atmosphere, blotting out the sun across Europe, ushering in a new Ice Age. Dozens of nuclear power plants, flooded by ocean water, experience meltdowns. Millions perish. Many more are displaced. All on the first day.

On the second day, a series of earthquakes moving in a straight line, reveal the presence of something massive walking across the landscape. Concealed by a thick, radioactive ash cloud, the 'aberration' heads west, toward Russia.

Abraham Wright, a science writer for Modern Scientist, who wants nothing more than to be reunited with his family, finds himself at the center of the United States' response to the crisis. Under his new title as Assistant Science Advisor to the President, Wright is sent to Europe with a team of Army Rangers, where he uncovers the truth about the ancient behemoth laying waste to the world: there have been five mass extinctions on planet Earth, and the aberration has been present at each.

On the third day, the world fights back.

And loses.

Separated from his family by continents and oceans ravaged by countless disasters and populated by strange new life, Wright struggles to survive in an evolving world. Hoping to uncover the key to mankind's redemption, he fights for answers, and to reach his loved ones - before the human race's extinction.

The Apocalypse Machine will finish it.

Jeremy Robinson returns to the Kaiju thriller genre he popularized with the largest Kaiju to ever appear in fiction: the Apocalypse Machine. Bursting with all the epic action, desperate struggle and complex characters that listeners have come to expect, Robinson takes the world to the brink.

©2016 Jeremy Robinson (P)2016 Jeremy Robinson

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    Sandra Naperville, Illinois, United States 08-14-16
    Sandra Naperville, Illinois, United States 08-14-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Totally engrossing story"

    You know you've got a good book when it's nearly impossible to take a break from listening to the story - or when you can't stop thinking about it when doing something else. I found this world that Robinson created to be incredible. Love the characters and the way the book was set up - a mix of first person (which I normally shy way from) and third person points of view. Just incredible story telling and Kafer is one of my favorite narrators. Brilliant.

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    David L Woodruff II 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not his best work unfortunately."

    I'm a big fan of Jeremy Robinson, but not this book. it was filled with too many characters I didn't care about, and too many one shot characters that didn't move the story along. I was so bored by the last couple hours that I just wanted it to end. I wish I could recommend it, but I just can't.

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    Charles 09-08-16
    Charles 09-08-16
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    "Don't"

    I have always given writers much creative license but this is ridiculous. The first half of the book is good but the second half is so so bad. I really wanted to give it one star but I never read one star reviews. Just don't, save yourself now. Lol

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    Lorenzo United States 07-24-16
    Lorenzo United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Am I taking crazy pills?"

    Other than the monster was really big, this book had nothing to do with the Nemesis Saga.

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    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 09-26-16
    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 09-26-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Kaiju, Kaiju and more Kaiju, oh my!"

    As a group of scientists study a volcano in Iceland, they make a discovery that spells doom for mankind. As a Kaiju that would give Godzill a massive inferiority complex rises up to the sky, they run for their lives, and the months and years that follow show the battle mankind faces to survive an extintion level event, namely a Kaiju that has caused massive die offs throughout the planets history. Great writing and characters, a fast paced story that has you waiting to see what comes next are key points. The only issue I had with it was the complete harping on the climate change thing. Wow, does the author beat you over the head with it, as if its completely settled, and no questions remain, even though some of his own writing in the story show climate has been cyclical throughout history. Other than the complete overhammering of that point, which to me was pointless preaching, a cheap plot device for the Kaiju's existence and the weird "marriage" arrangement of the main character, the book had lots of great points that make it readable. Jeffrey Kafer, as always, really nails the characters and makes the story narration flow smoothly. If you like Jeremy's other Kaiju books, you'll enjoy this one.

    I was given a copy of this book by the narrator free of charge in return for an honest review through Audiobook Boom.

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    Adam 09-25-16
    Adam 09-25-16
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    "A Godzilla Environmentalist Retelling of Genesis"
    What did you love best about Apocalypse Machine?

    It was written well, and performed expertly.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The modern retelling of the life of Abraham, where Godzilla is God is likely to turn off anyone who respects the historical Abraham of the Hebrew Scriptures. I'm sure the new atheists will love the alien nature of the origin of life on Earth


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Not my favorite kind of book.

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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    Mark 09-13-16
    Mark 09-13-16
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    "I really wanted to enjoy this book..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I had a difficult time listening to this work. It just didn't hold my attention. In fact, I stopped listening to it several times when I realized that I wasn't enjoying it at all. But, because I had received this as a promotional copy in exchange for an honest review, I felt obligated to listen, and I'd pick up where I'd left off days earlier. But today, at six and a half hours into a ten hour work, I realized that there was no point in listening any further. There was a point at which I thought the book had come to an abrupt end, and then "Bam" the story picks up somewhere else. But that "Somewhere else" sounded like I'd accidentally been taken to a chapter in an entirely different book, and an entirely different story. Which in turn abruptly ended... and another chapter from another book began. I was so lost I just had to stop.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeremy Robinson again?

    I don't know. This is my first Jeremy Robinson novel, and it didn't inspire me to look for his other titles


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I've enjoyed listening to Jeffery Kaefer's narration in the past, but this one let me down, and it's not Jeffery's fault. There is nothing he could have done to make it better. There were times when it almost sounded like Jeffery was bored with the writing and trying hard not to let it show. But maybe it was me, feeling sorry for him having to read this work all the way to the end.


    Could you see Apocalypse Machine being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I really don't


    Any additional comments?

    I really wanted to enjoy this book.

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    Tiffany Markworth 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Apocalypse Machine"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought this was a good book. It was a little long. I thought some of the things in the book could have been left out. The narrator did a pretty good job. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 09-12-16
    MelHay Adamsburg, PA 09-12-16
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    "Wow. So much more than expected!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed listening to this story as it didn't stop. I would have sat and listened to this all day if I could. The first two hours flew by as it leads up to what really happened at the volcano. It was excellent. Even the events of trying to stop the machine, then we jump to 15 years later, when the world is completely changed. Wow. All of it was gripping for me.

    Abraham is the main character throughout the book. He's a journalist, and being in this field he's experienced and worked with many different people and circumstances. In doing this, and being a studied person as well, comes in handy with all he faces. Abraham faces more dangers than I would ever want to see, or hear about, in this book as he is put in places to learn what he can of the Apocalypse Machine, which he names. I like how his life's experiences bring him to know details while he's on the move. This puts a light on the events that gives us something to relate to in what could be seen as fantasy moments and moments we would not have experienced (like nuclear plants failing).

    Abraham also faces a few things about himself too, things he doesn't want to think on but is brought to his attention - like why he's always taking jobs away from his family that he's always wanting to get back to. Is there something he doesn't want to face there? He does have a special and unique relationship in his home life.


    Have you listened to any of Jeffrey Kafer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Jeffrey is an amazing narrator for suspense. His pace keeps the urgency at a pacing that's easy to understand and think on as it's happening. He vocalizes the event with rise and fall of his voice that keeps me on edge, waiting and wanting to hear what's next.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I found I was emotionally invested in the book and characters too. I teared up at moments, mostly the happy ones but a few sad ones too. I even smiled when I found my way back to my regular characters in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    We get a few different views to see the horrors that wreck across Europe from the eruption of the strip of volcanoes, though the whole world is affected. The lives of the people and how they are touched with the fall outs - deadly gas, earthquakes, and tsunami. This gives us the first hand view of all that's affected, the many terrible tragedies that happen when the world falls apart. People have created many things that could easily kill us when the world goes wrong, and we see those along with naturally caused dangers and deaths. All these terrible events and suggestions Abraham makes come to be obstacles in his path.

    This story was one of the greatest finds I've come across in a long time. It's much more than an apocalyptic moment changing the world or a monster story. I am highly impressed with Jeremy's take on the events and twist to telling his story.

    I am totally amazed with this book! I didn't expect what I got here, and I'm thrilled with it. I was constantly held at attention. Even the last sentence hit me with a whoosh, it made sense.

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    tearai ruidako 09-09-16
    tearai ruidako 09-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Great Robinson Tale"
    Any additional comments?

    Firstly, I was gifted this book by the author through AudioBookBlast dot com, for which I am very grateful.

    Secondly, and as always, Jeffrey Kafer does a great job of narrating the story.

    I am a real fan of Jeremy Robinson and this book didn't disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it, beginning to end. The characters made sense, had great personalities and I really felt for each of them as the tale unfolded.

    I also enjoyed the little cameos Robinson provides, showing just how vulnerable we can be to disaster, one day living our our normal lives, the next running for them.

    All round a great end of the world romp.

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  • NormaCenva
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    8/30/16
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    "My first Kaiju book was a success!"

    Great set up. Very detailed. Enjoyable and in-depth presented characters. A total surprise for me but a very welcomed one!

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  • S. Smith
    Gibraltar
    7/19/16
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    "Great read"

    It was one of those books that your listening to and all of a sudden, it finishes! I was enjoying the book so much I thought I had more left. I love the narrator and the author. The story did trick me. I thought it finished suddenly but then the story picked up slightly in the future. It's a great story a new take on a kaiju story. Very interesting. Would recommend to fans of apocalypse and kaiju fans.

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