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Project Nemesis Audiobook

Project Nemesis: A Kaiju Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Jon Hudson, lead investigator for the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center-P, thinks his job is a joke. While other Fusion Centers focus on thwarting terrorist activity, Hudson's division is tasked with handling paranormal threats to national security, of which there have been zero during his years at the DHS. When yet another Sasquatch sighting leads to a research facility in the backwoods of Maine, disguised as an abandoned Nike missile site, Hudson's job becomes deadly serious.

Hudson and the local Sherriff, Ashley Collins, suddenly find themselves on the run from a ruthless ex-Special Forces security team, but the human threat is short-lived as something very much not-human destroys the facility and heads for civilization, leaving only a single clue behind-a name scrawled in blood-Nemesis. Working with his team at Fusion Center-P, Sherriff Collins and a surly helicopter pilot named Woodstock, Hudson pursues the creature known as Nemesis, attempts to uncover the corporate secrets behind its creation and accidental release, and tries to comprehend why several clues lead to a murdered little girl named Maigo.

But as the body-count explodes, along with the monster's size, it quickly becomes clear that nothing short of a full military response can slow Nemesis's progress. Coordinating with every branch of the U.S. military, Hudson simultaneously searches for clues about Nemesis's origins and motivations, and leads the counterattack that will hopefully stop the monster before it reaches Boston and its one million residents.

Witness the birth of a legend as Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of SecondWorld and Ragnarok, combines the pacing of Matthew Reilly with the mystery of James Rollins and creates the first iconic American Kaiju* story since King Kong.

*Kaiju is Japanese for "strange beast." The genre includes classic monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.

©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2012 Jeremy Robinson

What the Critics Say

"Robinson blends myth, science and terminal velocity action like no one else." (Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Infected and Ancestor)

"Just when you think that 21st-century authors have come up with every possible way of destroying the world, along comes Jeremy Robinson." (New Hampshire Magazine)

"There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom." (Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent)

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    Daniel Delgado Long Island, NY 04-09-17
    Daniel Delgado Long Island, NY 04-09-17 Member Since 2014

    Teacher and family man.

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    "Robinson Brings Kaiju Back!"

    I grew up with Godzilla, Gamera, King Kong, and the Sinbad movies. As cheesy as the rubber costumes or stop-action claymation looked, I loved them all. With Nemesis, Jeremy Robinson brings back the nostalgia without the goofy visuals I loved as a kid.

    Project Nemesis is an origin story. It creates a new giant beast that will become legendary. In this book she (Nemesis is created from a girl's DNA) is a scourge of man. She unleashes wrath and destruction from New Hampshire down the New England coast. Yet, as is finally revealed, her savagery has a sympathetic impetus.

    When I read this book a few years ago I loved not only the kaiju factor, but throughout the series Jon Hudson is hilarious! While Jeffrey Kafer is a solid narrator, in my opinion he totally whiffed on Hudson. The sarcasm and snark was typically missing from Hudson's lines, instead sounding either serious or angry most times. The overall storytelling was pretty good, but the loss of Hudson's "voice," from the way I envision it, took quite a bit from my enjoyment of the audiobook version.

    READ this book! It is awesome. If you enjoy the audiobook version, reading it will make it even more memorable.

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    Steve Manke 03-26-17
    Steve Manke 03-26-17 Member Since 2017

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    "If you're not yet a fan of the genre, just wait!"
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    A monster thriller with character and heart. If you're a fan of Godzilla and Kaiju fiction, you're in for a treat. If you're not currently a fan of the genre, you're about the become one. The book's protagonist, Hudson, bounces between amusing and laugh out loud funny and the action is non-stop from beginning to end. This book would make a killer movie.

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    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 03-25-17
    Tim Poulsbo, WA, United States 03-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast, furious, fun"
    What made the experience of listening to Project Nemesis the most enjoyable?

    Mad science, mayhem, monsters, fearless hero's, whats not to like?


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    I happened upon this series in one of the Audible twofers and initially wasnt crazy about the Island 731 prequel, actually I havent yet discovered what the tie in between that book and Nemesis is, but i suspect that might come in a later book. This story is a good old "genetic modified experiments go amok, smart aleck, cynical federal agent and hugely competent female cop get together to do battle with evildoers." I enjoyed it, you will too. Well read by one of my favorite voices, Jeffery Kafer.

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    jared 03-02-17
    jared 03-02-17 Member Since 2017

    A machinist that loves peeks into the supernatural. And science fiction. Aaaand comedy. Look, I'll listen to almost anything to keep sane.

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    "Kaiju story with a brain and all the love"

    Come with me, my friends, and listen to the tale of Homeland Security agent that finds out his X-Files style unit isn't just a paranoid useless waste of taxpayer money. Witness corporate conspiracies of illegal biotech research gone horribly wrong, a tale of brutal revenge and honor upheld, monsters obvious and human. All read by a narrator who sometimes sounds like he's grinning and good enough to convey the frustration of our heroes when needed.

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    Marissa Madonna 12-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "no Godzilla spoof"

    pretty entertaining listen. just long enough to feel comfortable using a credit on but no to long to draw it out. good monster book. "I was entertained"

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    Aztex Desert Southwest 11-11-16
    Aztex Desert Southwest 11-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally Fun!"

    What do you expect from such a story? Well you'll get more and then some!

    I enjoyed it and will get around to it again!

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 09-20-16
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 09-20-16
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    "AWESOME! MOST ENJOYABLE. WELL WRITTEN AND WELL PERFORMED."

    Great! I enjoyed every minute of it. Listened to it in one day! I love Jeffrey Kafer's performance. He gave distinct voices to all the different characters so it is easy to follow. The protagonist is such an interesting character. Very action packed and kept me glued to my iPad the whole time. Very, very good start to a new series. I am looking forward to continuing the next book which I have downloaded. Well done to both Jeremy Robinson and Jeffrey Kafer for a wonderful series.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 09-01-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 09-01-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "Great Fun"

    This book reminds me of the Japanese giant monster invasion movies--yep, that's what it's supposed to be. A large, growing monster flops around in New England destroying cities. It's also a reminder of Mulder and Scully with some interdepartmental bickering. The narration is believable, the female love interest, sidekick etc. is an effective monster hunter. It ain't fine art, but it's fine fun.

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    critic 08-31-16
    critic 08-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Reads like a classic monster movie meets "The Wire" and "Alien". Intense scenes that make it a real thriller. Don't let this one out of your library, or Boston is doomed! 5 stars!

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    bobby shovel charming, ca 05-27-16
    bobby shovel charming, ca 05-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "New Fan"

    I wasn't too sure what this might be. Longtime TOHO, Godzilla etc. fan. Fantastic. Clever. Brought me into the story. Realistic. Fast Paced. On to the next. Hope someone enjoys this like I did. Enjoy.

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