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Invasion Audiobook

Invasion: Ice Hammer, Book 1

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It only took an instant for the world to come crashing down.

The bombs came first, and the troops were close behind. Life in the dream that was America ceased when a deadly new alliance of communist states from Russia, China, and their allies invaded from the North.

The invasion splits Brad Stone's family apart. His wife, Youngmi, is captured and exploited by Alaska's new communist warlord. Brad and his sons narrowly avoid massacre and retreat into the icy wilderness. Brad, a former Marine, finds himself thrust to the front as the warrior they call "Ice Hammer" - a leader, a legend, and the most wanted man in occupied Alaska.

Brad, Youngmi, and their sons Ben and Ian must find their way through the horrors of war. They may not live to see victory, but they will not live as slaves. They have already learned a brutal truth:

The age of peace has ended. The age of the Ice Hammer has begun.

©2017 Basil Sands (P)2017 Basil Sands

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    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 02-22-17
    AudioBook Reviewer Madison, WI, United States 02-22-17 Member Since 2011

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    "a range of emotions -  anger, sadness, laughter..."

    An invasion of the US orchestrated by China, Russia and their allies bring the US to its knees.  Invasion: Ice Hammer is focused on Alaska only, a very small part of the invasion but still riveting!  Brad becomes the Ice Hammer without realizing it; his sons are on the move with a boy scout troop now being led by a military leader; and Brad’s wife, believed to be dead is actually the prisoner of the Chinese General.

    The invasion was completed in an imaginative way.  One that I found fascinating; not one of the usual boring dropping of bombs or suicide bombers.  I thought he did an excellent job of creating a very sneaky invasion and one that was total!

    There are a lot of moving parts to this story but Basil Sands does a wonderful job of keeping them moving, bringing them together and creating twists and turns that keep the audience in suspense.  One note – one of my favorite characters from Faithful Warrior makes an appearance as the Hairy One!

    While the characters are faced with grueling conditions, starving, traumatized beyond belief, there are still some very humorous parts that will leave you with tears in your eyes.  One is an older Korean woman who keeps the Hairy One on his toes by slapping his face after each kiss – this is so he gets the thorns with the flower!

    Well-developed the plot moves at a good steady pace; the character development is well thought out and executed building the characters and their actions in conjunction with one another.  Nothing seems out-of-place other than with the exception of Brad being lax in trying to recover his boys.  A man such as Brad infused with his family, I would have expected him to take off immediately to find his boys but he doesn’t.  This was the only part that disappointed me in the book.

    Sands keeps his audience on their toes with a range of emotions -  anger, sadness, laughter, and suspense.  I enjoyed this book immensely and can’t wait for the second in the series.

    Basil Sands also narrated the story.  He performed the audiobook as a talented professional – I loved the voice Kadji (The Hairy One).  His voices and accents were well done.  I enjoy authors who read their own books – they inject the enthusiasm, suspense and other emotions that they had when writing their book thus giving their audience a true representation of their book.

    There were no issues with the production quality of this book.

    Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

    Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Good to have an Alaskan Story"

    So many landmarks to relate to & made the story really interesting. Good job!
    Story was really good. I am a Alaskan Wildcrafter... so hearing the herbs, etc. being picked processed & used for food & medicine was a really good addition to the story.

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    Amazon Customer 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great from the breginning"
    What did you love best about Invasion?

    I loved this book because it was good from the beginning. Not too much back story was given at the beginning


    What other book might you compare Invasion to and why?

    Does not compare to any other book I have read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Mrs. Stone meets her old friend


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The way Brad feels for his wife.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book in exchange for a voluntary review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 05-19-17
    Adam 05-19-17
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    "Alaska Invasion!"

    This book is narrated by the author who does a great job handling several accents well. Great production quality.

    I'm about a third of the way through, and it is a pretty good story. It might be worth checking out after you have finished the James Wesley Rawls and Mark Goodwin sets.

    Early in the book it felt like the author was going to get lewd with some of the story lines, but then I think the love interests might have died in the invasion.

    Descriptions of the carnage are pretty brutal, but not in a horror genre way.

    There are a lot more Asian women in This Alaskan story than I would usually think to associate with Alaska.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    mrmeeka 05-18-17
    mrmeeka 05-18-17
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    "Awesome Book"

    The book tells the tale of enemies of the US invading and occupying the country. Taking most surviving citizens captive. While the few that escaped are trying to live int he wilderness and build an army to fight back.

    While the book is fiction it is written in a way that the reader is able to believe the events.

    I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

    I truly enjoyed the book and am anxiously waiting for the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 05-02-17
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 05-02-17 Member Since 2009

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    "Off to a good start..."

    A fairly convincing tale of a Chinese and Russian invasion through Alaska. I believe I heard via a radio broadcast that both American coasts had been invaded; probably Chinese on the west coast and Russian on the east coast. Our main protagonist is Brad Stone, a former Marine whose life is turned upside down when his wife is presumed dead and his two sons escape capture with a group of Boy Scouts, their leaders, and a few former soldiers. Brad teams up with an experienced Afghan guerilla fighter named Kharzi and they head out to find Brad’s sons. Brad’s wife Youngmi, unknown to Brad of course, has in fact been captured and is being held by a Chinese General because she resembles his deceased wife. Quite the can of worms, eh? Very good writing and narrated by the author, Basil Sands who does an excellent job. We’re off to a good start with the series and we’ll have to see how it plays out.

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    Jesse 04-11-17
    Jesse 04-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Holy Guacamole Batman!"

    Amazingly written and narrated, this story had me on the edge of my seat during nearly the whole thing!

    I've been listening to books narrated by Basil Sands for a while now, and only recently learned that he was an author as well as a narrator. This book goes to show that his writing is just as great as his narration skills!

    Mixed in with all the action is the witty comic relief of an certain furry side kick immediately comparable to a loveable, knowledgeable, yet quirky Robin.

    There are also quite a few spots that will truly test your ability to hold back tears as the true fear and horrors of war are explained out in the Alaskan Bush.

    After such an intense cliff hangar at the end of this amazing book, I'll definitely be grabbing the next in this series as soon as it's out!!!!

    I've been blown away by this book, and look forward to reading many more written, and narrated, by Basil Sands.

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    clearly off the beaten path for delivery 03-22-17 Member Since 2014

    always on the road so im always listening to books

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    "intriguing"

    I received this book free of charge for an honest review. something about it being based in my own nation makes it appealing and gives a bit of an understanding to what it would be like to be invaded by another country. wouldn't mind seeing more of the series

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    Andrew Hart 03-21-17
    Andrew Hart 03-21-17 Member Since 2016

    I love a good Audiobook.

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    "I liked it"

    I enjoyed this story. it was well written and i had a good range of emotions through out the story. the narrator witch is the author did a great job.

    “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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    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 03-10-17
    S Atherton Portland, OR USA 03-10-17 Member Since 2004

    Prolific reader and listener of books of all kinds.

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    "Chilling View of an EMP and Invasion"
    If you could sum up Invasion in three words, what would they be?

    Korean Cuisine Invasion. There is a lot of discussion of Korean food and culture which is odd, but meshes well with the story-line.


    Any additional comments?

    The book has a wide range of characters and the author does a good job of balancing their situations and tying them into the overall narrative. There is no shying away from the real impacts of a invasion of this type and the violence resulting on both sides.<br/>The scenario presented is believable for the most part and well thought out and presented.<br/>Fortunately I do like Korean food as this is a reoccurring theme in the book. Your stomach may rumble a few times during your reading. You've been warned.<br/>Overall this is a good story and is well performed. I look forward to future additions to this series<br/>This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com..

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