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 Wrath of Cons: A Rex Nihilo Adventure

    • Starship Grifters, Book 3
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J. D. Ledford
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha are back, and they're neck-deep in their most outrageous scam yet: selling black market planets! As the pair's profits soar, they find themselves on the run from...well, pretty much everybody....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 2,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,956

    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 Dawn of the Iron Dragon

    • An Alternate History Viking Epic (Saga of the Iron Dragon, Book 2)
    • By: Robert Kroese
    • Narrated by: J. D. Ledford
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In medieval Europe, three explorers from the distant future begin an ambitious project: to build a craft capable of reaching the stars. When the Iceland base comes under attack, the travelers try to return to defend their home, but they're trapped in Paris as an army of Vikings attacks....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • 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 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    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

    • 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 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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

    • 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 75
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • 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 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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

    • 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 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 497

    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

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