Robert Kroese
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Robert Kroese

Robert Kroese's sense of irony was honed growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan - home of the Amway Corporation and the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and the first city in the United States to fluoridate its water supply. In second grade, he wrote his first novel, the saga of Captain Bill and his spaceship Thee Eagle. This turned out to be the high point of his academic career. After barely graduating from Calvin College in 1992 with a philosophy degree, he was fired from a variety of jobs before moving to California, where he stumbled into software development. As this job required neither punctuality nor a sense of direction, he excelled at it. In 2009, he called upon his extensive knowledge of useless information and love of explosions to write his first novel, Mercury Falls. Since then, he has written 18 more novels. His latest book is The Dawn of the Iron Dragon.

Website: badnovelist.com
Facebook: facebook.com/robkroese
Twitter: twitter.com/robkroese

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Best Sellers

    • The Dream of the Iron Dragon

    • An Alternate History Viking Epic (Saga of the Iron Dragon, Book 1)
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J. D. Ledford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    In the 23rd century, humanity has been hunted to the verge of extinction by an alien race. When an exploratory ship accidentally travels back in time to Viking-age Scandinavia, the human race is given a second chance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Huge Kroese fan. I approve.

    • By clayton p michaud on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starship Grifters

    • Rex Nihilo, Book 1
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,892

    A space-faring ne'er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes you just gotta give a book a chance!

    • By Sad Carlos on 07-08-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Last Iota

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, now known as the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities and became a de facto third world country....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator, pronounces names differently

    • By Alex on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Big Sheep

    • A Novel
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 389

    Los Angeles of 2039 is a baffling and bifurcated place. After the Collapse of 2028, a vast section of LA, the Disincorporated Zone, was disowned by the civil authorities....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Big Sheep unravels into an incredible mystery

    • By Tim Ward on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Disillusioned

    • Land of Dis, Book 3
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    The Battle of Brandsveid brought together every king and nobleman in the land in an epic struggle for the future of the Land of Dis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, not Great

    • By Rickey on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Distopia

    • Land of Dis, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Distopia tells the story of Wyngalf the Bold, the legendary hero renowned for ridding the land of Dis of the scourge of dragons....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen, though not as funny as the first

    • By Jasmine Wahlberg on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mercury Falls

    • Mercury, Book 1
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 485

    Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Out of the Soylent Planet: A Rex Nihilo Adventure

    • Starship Grifters, Book 0
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo has a price tag on his head. Railroaded into smuggling a shipment of contraband corn to a planet short on food, Rex finds himself on the run from an insidious corporation named Ubiqorp....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most I’ve laughed in a long time

    • By Richard on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Aye, Robot

    • A Rex Nihilo Adventure - Starship Grifters, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J.D. Ledford
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he, and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha, have found their calling....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story with Bonus Novella, Recording needs review.

    • By Todd Bowman on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mercury Revolts

    • The Mercury Series, Book 4
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Joel Bezaire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    After a lowly software tester named Suzy Cilbrith uncovers evidence of a vast government conspiracy, she turns to a fringe reporter named Eddie Pratt for help....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining story but terrible narration

    • By Jessica on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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