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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

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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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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  • MSF
  • USA
  • 12-10-16

Read -- Don't Listen

An exciting yarn that requires great expenditure of suspended disbelief read by someone trying to sound like Rod Serling introducing an episode of Twilight Zone.

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 10-31-16

The End is Neigh....again!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Gotta love end of the world, derivative stories by Jeremy Robinson. Otherwise, no so much.

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

It rolls along in typical Jeremy Robinson fashion. Nothing is off the table, and I can't see how it could be improved without changing the core of the story.

What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s voice?

Clear
Consistent
Creative

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

SyFy, and 3rd level actors. It's sort of trashy.

Any additional comments?

OK I get it, this is right up the alley for Robinson and his fans. I was not enthralled, but yet I respect and understand why there are so many fans.

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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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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  • Jason
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 01-30-18

Great Apocalyptic Story. Interesting Kaiju

The Apocalypse Machine was an amazing story. The plot was more a warning than fiction for mankind to change their ways. The Kaiju monster was very different that any others I have read or seen, in that it has no desire to kill or destroy, it does so as its duty without remorse or care. Very apathetic to its destruction. This is very much a character driven story with the tell of the end of mankind being told through the eyes and voices of several main and, in some cases, not main characters. Survival after the end is harsh and it is laid out here with passion, but also with scientific accuracy.
I would highly, and have already, recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read/listen.

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Abraham

An interesting modern adaptation to Abraham and Isaac story. More "language" than I like though

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The machine is coming, is the world ready!!

Jeremy Robinson always delivers a good book. This one sees the world answering for its sins, as The Apocalypse Machine sets about reseeding the earth and wiping out the current occupants.

Having previously read this book, Jeffrey Kafer brings it to life and gives more depth to the characters. He delivers an enjoyable listening experience.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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Great reading.

I have found a new genre in Jeremy Robinson. I love his characters and topics. Keep writing and I will keep reading.

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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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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 03-27-18

Not my favourite!

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I'm a big fan of this author, but this book just didn't work for me. It felt too disjointed!!

The plot was slow to really get going, and when it did it took an extra little while to get into because years have passed and we get introduced to way too many other characters that we have to try to connect with too. We start with Abraham and some volcanologists checking out a dormant volcano that seems to be showing some activity. His guide steps on a spike of some sort and Abraham tries to get a sample, but once he touches it, he gets images of a giant machine destroying the world. This machine has been woken to cleanse the earth because the humans have destroyed it. From there we get snippets of different peoples lives and what happens the world as the machine advances. It's up to Abraham to figure out how to stop the machine.

That's basically the first half of the book, then we get to the second half and it's jumped 15 years (I think). Again we see snippets of life from different characters about how life is now. The machine is still going, still destroying, which I found odd because you would think that after years, it would have cleansed the world!! Anyway, enter Abraham, he's survived and determined to see if he's family has too. He also needs to stop the machine!!

Personally, I felt the flow of the plot was disjointed and I didn't like it. I think there were too many characters to fully connect with, and not many of them were really likable to me, and I don't know why! The author fleshed them out fine....there was just something missing. Plus the way it was told wasn't my style either, we get first person present tense, then some third person past tense thrown in, it didn't work for me.

In all, I still think this author is amazing and I'll read everything he writes, but not every book is for every reader, and this was not my favourite one by him.

Jeffrey Kafer is one of my favourite narrators. He always delivers a great performance, is easy to listen to and reads well. I just felt that with all the characters, some sounded too alike to tell apart. I also found that he didn't bring the atmosphere to life like he usually does. Still a great performance though!

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  • Jodie
  • 10-15-16

Absolutely awful

Story did not flow well at all. It was jumpy and disjointed and read like it was written by someone in high school not a serious author. Halfway through the book jumps to the future which in itself is fine...but then it jumps to random people with no reasoning clear behind it. The narrator is even worse. Every line is read like a newsreader. Where it starts normal and talk talk talk and then dips low
....every time! It was irritating to listen to. Absolute waste of a credit. Really annoyed also that I can't seem to be able to return it either. Bad bad bad don't waste your time

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  • P. McNulty
  • 04-07-18

great fun book

a real fun tome. have up. all my podcasts for three days while I finished this. good action interesting twist on the massive monster ideas. excellent narration.

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  • NormaCenva
  • 08-30-16

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
  • 07-19-16

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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  • Joshua
  • 02-13-17

Bloody fantastic jeremy robinson and Jeffery Kafer

deliver ten out of ten every time! makes you think twice about the world we live in today...