Reset

Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (3,146 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In cart

Publisher's Summary

From the Wall Street Journal best-selling co-author of the Tier One series comes a pause-resisting sci-fi thriller about the ultimate battlefield: the human mind.

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation.

Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. After emptying the couple’s bank account, he disappears into the night.

When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight - only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

Dean and Josie must now join forces in a desperate race against time, searching for answers in an ever-twisting mystery. What they uncover is a chilling conspiracy that already has the fate of the world in its grip.

©2018 Brian Andrews (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,440
  • 4 Stars
    1,039
  • 3 Stars
    462
  • 2 Stars
    125
  • 1 Stars
    80
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,104
  • 4 Stars
    607
  • 3 Stars
    179
  • 2 Stars
    34
  • 1 Stars
    15
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,305
  • 4 Stars
    920
  • 3 Stars
    477
  • 2 Stars
    135
  • 1 Stars
    101

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

You'll never see it coming

I've never written a full review, just answered the pre-set questions, but this book made a special impact. I won't re-hash the story, that's all in the book summary. I admit that I mainly bought this book for the narrator. I just LOVE Ray Porter's narrations and the summary intrigued me.
When I was about 2/3 through, I was at first disappointed that the deliberate character developments from the beginning abruptly stopped and were replaced with pure action. To be honest, there could have been more bridges from a character's backstory to bring us to current events, but I quickly forgot about those gaps. The showdown was perfectly paced and easy to follow, it was all logical. After the story concluded and the epilogue started, I expected the usual continuation of the character's life after the event, but got something very different. I have over 600 audiobooks and have read many more paper books in my life, but rarely has my jaw literally dropped. And I mean literally. It changed my perspective on the whole story and I really hope that there will be a follow-up book that picks up where 'Reset' ends. Don't get me wrong, it's a fully completed story without a cliffhanger, but with endless possibilities. Go ahead, spend that credit, you won't regret it!

212 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Decent SiFi Book

What if the human brain could be hacked and reprogrammed? In Reset by Brian Andrews, a mysterious floating orb is found in a cave deep within the mountains of Afghanistan. Those who come into contact with the device suffer seizures. Upon recovery, their minds and bodies are hijacked and set on a specific course to alter the fate of earth and humanity.

The unique premise caught my attention, and I found it a suspenseful and fast-paced read. Though some of the scenes and dialogue felt a little formulaic at points, the overall plot was certainly unique and provided a couple of very intriguing turns that more than made up for any lapses in writing style. It was easy to become immersed in the interwoven concepts of near-extinction events and the possibly alien technology that could hack the human brain. The separate stories of the characters blended together well to culminate in a series of events to battle the influence of the mysterious orb.

Brian Andrews’ background as a Navy veteran and nuclear engineer lend well to this military thriller with a taste of science fiction. He is also the author of the bestselling Tier One thriller series with Jeffrey Wilson.

Ray Porter brought the book to life with his brilliant narration of the story

53 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Action mystery sci-fi suspense thriller...Whew!

The author of this book is the same author of the Tier One books cowritten with Jeff Wilson. If you have not listened to those books I would recommend that you do as that is a fantastic series. If you have kindle unlimited those books are FREE to read and listen to. This book too is a freebie on Kindle unlimited. Not that I'm pushing but it does kind of pay for itself in the long run.
Anyway, about this book. To begin with, I have to start by telling you that this is narrated by Ray Porter. I always enjoy listening to him, his narration it outstanding. He always gets the correct emotions and sarcasm and levity or seriousness.
So it's 1963 and Captain Will Barnes wakes up in a padded room, wearing a straight jacket, parched mouth and no clue as to why. When he finally meets with his commanding officer he doesn't remember a thing about what brought him to this place. Nor does he remember when the colonel tells him that he has murdered his own wife in their bed three weeks ago.

Now Michael Pitcher finds something in a spherical cave chamber in Afghanistan. There is a comatose terrorist and then he hears a woman talking to him in the cave, but no one is there. The voice says it wants to know him.

Meanwhile in upstate NY an old military missile silo has been purchased and is being prepared for doomsday by Willie Barnes, he's now 76 years old. He gives Josie Pritchard (a journalist) a tour of his silo. When she says something under her breath Willie turns and asks "does she talk to you too?"

I can't say any more without spoiling this book. This is an EXCELLENT sci-fi mystery thriller with plenty of action and suspense.
My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS!!
If you found this review helpful please indicate so.
Thank You.

169 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

good book, good narration

I am a fan of Brian Andrews books and a huge fan of Ray Porter so it's not surprising I enjoyed this audible story. It's a military techno thriller, sci-fi, action, type novel without politics which is becoming increasingly hard to find.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

This one has it all!

The subject matter got my attention but when I saw Ray Porter was narrating I couldn’t spend my credit fast enough! I was not disappointed!! This one really does have it all, science, government agencies, a prepper, something alien, possible end of the world, love, betrayal, zombie ants (sort of), you get the idea! Somehow it all works! Could be the voice of Ray Porter, he can turn silver into gold, but overall I think Mr. Andrews did a solid job here and I thought it was a fun ride! As other reviewers mentioned there is a glitch or two, I didn’t find it a big deal in the scheme of things. Also there is a commentary by the author at the end, some people seem to have their feathers ruffled over it, my feathers remain unruffled. It’s just a commentary not the end of the world, or is it? You be the judge.

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Finally a page turner and with a good message...

The Reset has been a refreshing departure after having chewed trough a few titles as of late that did not capture my interest nor retained my attention. This however is a page turner, “brain candy”, an easy listen with a simple yet captivating story arch that comes with a bonus message and a recommendation. Ray Porter, the narrator of the Bobiverse series, is great as expected though there are a few stumbles and mishaps along the way. Still, a top notch performance. Also, so great to finally come across a stand-alone book!There is room for a possible continuation but it would not be necessary as the ending is satisfying as-is. Getting a little tired of series whose conclusions may come years in the future if ever.

32 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The story stuck with me.

The story itself is action packed and engaging, everything you want in a thriller. Since listening to the book, I find myself thinking about how different perspectives, real/honest or manipulated are ultimately irrelevant when facing a existential threat. It is really hard to review without giving things away, so just give it a read. You wont regret it.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very entertaining

Loved it! I would circle the block a couple times just so I could finish a chapter. Very entertaining in an action packed, don't really have to think about it kind of way. If you want a cerebral thriller, look elsewhere but if you just want an entertaining time pass for the commute as I did, this fit the bill.

15 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Love It

Now this is the kind of book I like. The narrator is one of my favorites. Buy it now. You will not regret it.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • b
  • 05-29-18

ugh...

not sure who to blame here. the story idea, is ok/good, but I'm not sure if it's the editor or possibly director of the performance, there are huge gaps in the story, like sections were edited out or removed, can't imagine that's how it was written. the characters will be discussing something that happened in the story, but the listener never hears it. the main character picks up her husband, sentence ends, then next sentence the main character is having lunch with a friend talking about what happened the night before with her husband, things important to the story, but the listener never hears. I really enjoy ray porter, one of my top 5, but one second the character has an English accent, next it's gone, again possible editing failure. didn't bother listening to the last 30 minutes. too bad, the story idea had potential.

52 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jonathan Seifert
  • Jonathan Seifert
  • 01-31-20

What a twist

The book is great, and the last few chapters throws in a twist that had me thinking about this book for hours after I finished it. FANTASTIC.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for S. Smith
  • S. Smith
  • 02-19-20

Enjoyable.

Starting to feel sorry for the kids that have odd names today for their unfortunate nicknames they will get in their future!

This book started to share a possible story line as another book I started at around the same time, and the two books could of blurred, thankfully they didn’t. I did struggle a little with the amount of characters, that’s a me problem because I have a terrible memory for names, and I figured there would be only a few main characters as only 3 names are mentioned in the books blurb. Obviously there are always more, but for some reason I struggled more than I normally do.

I carried on with the story and I enjoyed it, even if I found it a little hard at times to figure out where a certain character was.

I have listened to a few books that have been narrated by Ray Porter and he is very proficient, he is able to make different characters sound unique which helps me.

The chapters are quite short so I ended up listening to a few and sometimes my timer would end in the middle of a chapter, I like to listen to about 30 mins at night before I go to sleep.

It’s a very interesting story that I really enjoyed
I would probably buy another book by Brian Andrews again, that’s always a good point for me to say whether I liked the book or not

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joe
  • Joe
  • 03-09-20

A gem with a message

this had all the elements in a story I loved, sci-fi compelling story great characters and a great narrator Ray Porter.

You should DL this you won't be disappointed.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tuomo
  • Tuomo
  • 02-28-20

Heavy on "Author's Convenience".

There are two occurrences of an event in the history of humanity. A man finds one of them by random chance. Pretty much on the same day, a woman chances upon the other, on the other side of the planet. Sounds only a bit implausible, until we find out the two persons are actually married to each other.

Continuing along the same vein, the characters' motivations, abilities, and actual intelligence quotients seem to wildly fluctuate for no other reason than staying on the plot railroad towards the inevitable conclusion, which the author manages, post facto, to turn into a preachy, hammer-on-the-head "lesson for us all'.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for PR
  • PR
  • 02-01-20

A mediocre beat

I really wish the author knew another phrase than, a beat. It seems like it's used every other sentence and gets very frustrating, distracting from the story often.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M
  • M
  • 04-19-20

Teenage youth pulp, predictable and wooden

Predictable fairly trite pulp - nothing here to spark interest or curiosity. I’m only half way through and already thoroughly bored. Characters are wooden and their actions rarely credible, plot was initially attractive but rapidly dies away, narration is competent but no more. Many writers can bring out tension in an investigation, can develop and expand characters, skilfully orchestrate events and people; sadly not here. This book should be re-classified to ‘teenage’. I just hope this book doesn’t follow the current trend for endless follow-ups. Not recommended.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nick
  • Nick
  • 04-09-20

Worth pushing through

Wasn't sure if i was going to finish it. Great characters and top narration but the story takes a bit too long to unfold.
excellent ending though.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for rustyb
  • rustyb
  • 04-02-20

Small criticism

Thoroughly enjoyed the story. My small criticism is that the ending was quite short. As for the authors views at the end - I have no problem with this. Although I would like to know what action he is taking personally.