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Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family - no small feat considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he's starting to feel like he's got the hang of things - at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there it's just a hop, a skip, and a jump to Australia, a continent filled with new challenges, new dangers, and yes, rival cryptozoologists who don't like their "visiting expert" very much.

Australia is a cryptozoologist's dream, filled with unique species and unique challenges. Unfortunately it's also filled with Shelby's family, who aren't delighted by the length of her stay in America. And then there are the werewolves to consider: infected killing machines who would like nothing more than to claim the continent as their own. The continent which currently includes Alex.

Survival is hard enough when you're on familiar ground. Alex Price is very far from home, but there's one thing he knows for sure: he's not going down without a fight.

©2015 Seanan McGuire (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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Interesting story despite Aussi stereotypes

It was a fairly decent story. While the author clearly knows no more than stereotypes about Australia - eg everyone eating mutton stew - it was mostly saved by completely ignoring real Australia and focusing on the authors "cryptids" and the"36 society". I did cringe a bit at the mention of the TSA in an Australian airport - TSA is not the generic term for any airport security. I would like to see more InCryptid books set in Australia but the author really needs both early Australian input and proofreaders and preferably at least an Australian holiday first. Regardless it is a good book and I would recommend it and will probably listen to it again.

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  • BikeVON
  • Southfield, Mi, United States
  • 06-27-15

A great series!

This is a must read for paranormal fans. Every protagonist has a unique signature. Consider a family of protagonists, 3 kids, each with a different talent. The commonality is the mission of the family. This is one series that you really don't have to read it in order. The plot centers around a different sibling and how they combat difficulties in support of the Price family mission.

The word is set in contemporary America but there are many and varied sentient beings. Respecting and preserving the rights of those beings is the mission of the family. The antagonist are those that believe unless beings are "human" they don't have a right to exists.

Yes, you have a clear cut human rights situation, but it is presented in an entertaining manner. How can you side with people who don't believe in rights for all? McGuire does a great job in providing an assortment of sentient beings to enjoy.

I really would like a story which shows how the kids were raised. You get glimpses as each sibling recounts their history, but I want more.

Enjoy the series!

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  • bob
  • San Jacinto, CA, United States
  • 02-12-16

Action with humor!

If you like a smart able hero who you can relate to and want a good monster or 10 get this book! Very good read..



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I love all her series

Read all 4 in a weekend. Need more! Funny and original. Hail the Goddess Author!

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Hail!

Alex's character is a lot better developed in this one, and it's nice to meet Shelby's family. But the true heroes of the story are the mice. If you're a fan of the mice this is a must-read.

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  • Terijo
  • AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States
  • 08-21-15

Best of the bunch.

Would you listen to Pocket Apocalypse again? Why?

Yes. I like the world and love the humor and many of the characters - and adore the mice.

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

For some reason I am drawn to the scene after the initial werewolf attack where our hero tries to save his partner and himself.

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great story wonderfuly read!

great story, read wonderfully read! love all her books. the only sad part is having to wait for the next one!

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awesome

this like the others in this series totally rocked
an amazing entertaining read/listen
couldn't stop til it was all done

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  • Kevin
  • Eighty Four, PA, United States
  • 03-15-15

A terrific Installment to a fun series

The fourth installment is the second adventure featuring Alexander (Alex ) price traveling to Australia to deal with an outbreak of werewolves which could devastate the continent. What happens to him, Shelby-his girlfriend and even a splinter Colby of the Azalyn mice that MUST go with him will change things forever!

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Alex and Shelby go Down Under

Alex has a history with lycanthropy and he seriously hates werewolves. However, he refuses not to honor Shelby’s request to help her family and the Thirty-Six Society. When they arrive, Alex receives a downright hostile reception. From the beginning tensions were high. Alex has brought a small colony of Aeslin mice with him. He finds himself blindfolded before being taken to Shelby’s home. Snark, Price digs, and distrust kept things interesting as did the outbreak. Leave it to McGuire to bring the unexpected.

Fascinating creatures, loss, danger, and family kept me listening. The story developed into quite the mystery as it soon appears Shelby’s family is a target. Can I say, the Thirty-six Society is almost as bad as the Covenant of St. George?

Alex’s experience with a lycanthropy outbreak is similar to those you might have read in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series as it deals with a virus outbreak. Any mammal large enough can be affected, and this includes some species of cryptids. Once bitten the victim if infected usually experience their first change in about twenty-eight days. Once changed they have only one goal and that is to kill. However, Alex quickly discovers something is VERY different about this outbreak.

A thread involving the Aeslin mice was intriguing, and we learned something new about these worshiping cryptids. Despite Shelby’s warm and loving family (insert snark) we do see relationship development between Alex and Shelby.

Poor Alex. Shelby’s family openly call him names and cannot see past his families ties to the Covenant not to mention how he and his family act towards monsters. Snark, name-calling, and faceoffs are plentiful. It brought a human aspect to the story. Here they are facing possible death, and they are bickering. Gotta love family.