Undead

Crucible, Book 2
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Series: Crucible, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (251 ratings)

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The explosive best-selling sequel to the landmark horror-thriller, Existential. A must-listen for science fiction and horror fans alike, Undead is a roller coaster ride of action and terror!

Max Ahlgren thought the nightmare he had endured in Alaska was over. He was wrong. 

Consumed with finding those responsible for the death of his family 10 years earlier, Max is approached by Juno Rey, a seductive CIA agent with a tantalizing offer - information on the killers in exchange for Max's help on a top-secret mission. The target: a covert biomedical research facility located deep in North Korea, where scientists are attempting to reverse engineer the alien life-form discovered in Alaska. 

An elite team of CIA operatives accompanies him, but even their advanced weapons cannot ensure survival against the murderous abominations created at the facility. Max must decide who he can trust as the devastating secret of their mission unravels. To unlock the secrets of his past, Max must again face his nightmares as he fights to save humanity from an unearthly terror. 

Undead is a cocktail of horror, science fiction, and thrilling military action. Fast-paced, terrifying, and visceral, it contains intense scenes of graphic violence and horror. Listener discretion is advised.

©2018 Ryan W. Aslesen (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Great story

Loved the characters and how there stories unfolded. Looking forward to the next book! !

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Another well written book

This book is an continuation of a previous book, both books are will written and enjoyable. I killed this book within a day could not stop.

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Very thrilling and suspenseful!!

Just the like his last book, I really enjoyed this author's ability to capture such detail and goriness. He has a great talent of making you feel as though you're right there being part of the action!! I thought the story evolved smoothly and how the intensity just kept building and building. I was once again blown away by the detailed knowledge displayed in this work, from the weaponry, down to the bullets, gear, and armor. Impressive! I don't want to give away any spoiler alerts here, but the ending I thought was just genius!! I did not see that coming. Looking forward to more from this series!

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Not worth the 7 hours

Poor story line and characters. Max again survives after looking his entire team. Dream sequences are a bore and don't add to the plot. Save your money. No third in series for me.

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Worth the time and money

I would not hesitate to tell you to give this a listen that being said a few notes.The fist 7 chapter seem to be copied from the first book? Not sure why the long recap. Maybe he did not have enough original material to tell a story.
It was fun ride. I would give you more detailed review but audible would not publish it as they did my last review.

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Great Series

I'm usually hesitant to start books with lots of military aspects and gunplay, because the authors usually get so much wrong, but this guy is the real deal. All the tactics are sound, the weapon choices and use are (mostly) on-point, and it's a fun mix of action and sci-fi. I'm really diggin this series so far.

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He's a bad motha' SHUT YO MOUTH.. talkin bout Max.

A book about a man's man for a man's man to read. Max is the fkn man. Alpha male how-to guide step by step.

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Almost stopped in middle to request a refund

I hung in with the story & character for two books... two books longer than I should have. Could not really get to the place where Max felt like anything more than a 2 dimensional character. His emotions felt very shallow & his actions & decisions did not speak highly of his abilities as a leader. The action scenes were graphic but unreal. Felt it very suspect that Max survives missions where everyone else is killed. The writer seems to hate women- they are portrayed as over- sexed eye candy, harpies, manipulative & untrustworthy. Especially hated the voice talent... made Max seem even more like a shallow musclehead.

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A good book, military , aliens, it's not as good as EXISTENTIAL. But still a solidb book. Good airport read

In an effort to take revenge max embarks on A plan but as usual, things don't go exactly as planned

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a solid 2nd outing for Max Ahlgren

narrator is great, story definitely above average but lacking the sci fi punch of original