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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    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 2,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,870

    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

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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

    • 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 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • 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 403
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    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

    • Distopia

    • Land of Dis, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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 Rises

    • Mercury, Book 2
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    Mercury Rises continues author Robert Kroese’s tale of the heroic cherub Mercury, who is generally well-intentioned, rarely well-behaved, and always well-armed with a droll remark....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A humorous distraction, I enjoyed it very much!

    • By Tatia on 06-19-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Disenchanted

    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 657

    King Boric the Implacable knows death comes to all great warriors. He just didn't expect it to be so damn fickle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning, do not listen in public

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Mercury Shrugs

    • Mercury, Book 5
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: Rob Drex
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Four years after the destruction of the planeport, Earth remains cut off from Heaven. The angels and demons are in disarray, lacking direction and leadership....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the series until now. Bad new narrator.

    • By Kurtis Karr on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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