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In space, medicine can be murder....

Grace Lord, combat surgeon in training, has just landed her dream job aboard a medical space station. Attacked by a powerful, gorilla-enhanced combat soldier the moment she steps onto the station, she quickly realizes this assignment will be far from typical. She treats the wounded space marines of the Conglomerate under the watchful eyes of stalking androids who all look alike and a mentor with a serious case of megalomania. Meeting a drop-dead gorgeous psychiatrist almost makes it worth it, until the station docks with a mysterious vessel....

The ship is void of crew. There are only some suspicious-looking oily puddles instead. Then Death comes hammering on the station with a flying fist. Before she knows it, Grace and her companions are on a race against the clock to find a cure for the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known before the medical station is blown out of existence....

Welcome to the Madhouse is a unique medical-sci-fi thriller that will put you on the edge of your seat. If you like sci-fi that combines gripping suspense, laugh-out-loud humor, and unforgettable characters, then you’ll love S. E. Sasaki’s debut novel. 

Buy Welcome to the Madhouse to see a new side of sci-fi today!

"A layered debut that sings odes to the grandmasters of sci-fi." (Kirkus Reviews)

"S.E. Sasaki is a hidden treasure, a powerhouse artistic talent who in Madhouse brings us medical science fiction on a personal, engaging level that is addictive to read, sometimes scary, and always fun. Recommended!" (Ed Greenwood, best-selling international creator of The Forgotten Realms©)

©2015 Sharon Eiko Sasaki (P)2020 Sharon Eiko Sasaki

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A True Madhouse!

Welcome to the Madhouse: Book One of the Grace Lord Series was written by S.E. Sasaki and Narrated by Marc Leclerc. This story lives up to its title, it's a true madhouse of a tale. Jump starting with immediate action, then moving to a weird love triangle, onto the ethics of being a surgeon who is healing soldiers that will just go back to fighting in an unexplained war. After that it takes a hard right to a viral outbreak with an extremely high mortality rate, then double backs to this weird love triangle topped with a murder mystery. And on and on with the weird turns.


While this story kept me entertained it felt like it was being told in a vacuum. I wish there was more explanation of the world this story took place in. This could have provided more depth and understanding to the main characters. The characters were entertaining and sometimes hilarious; though they still lacked depth in the way the characters acted differently than their previously described characteristics and mindsets.


Marc Leclerc's narration of this story started off rough but ended well. He started off at a very fast pace of speech but later got into a solid reading cadence. The differences in voice for different characters were distinguishable and consistent.


Editing, quality, and production were on par with most books I have listened to. It was clear, with no issue with sound or quality.


Disclaimer: This Audiobook was provided free of charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher in exchange for a non-bias, honest review.