Crucible

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 793 ratings

Existential Publisher's Summary

The Alaskan wilderness holds a nightmarish secret that threatens all of humanity in this epic sci-fi horror thriller. An audiobook so scary that it requires a warning label and a global phenomenon that is on track to sell more than one million ebook copies. 

It was supposed to be just another mission. 

Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind - a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle-hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past. 

While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue. Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. In what quickly becomes a struggle for survival, the world’s greatest soldiers will encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake. 

No backup. No escape. No hope. 

Terrifying, visceral, and deeply moving, Existential is a novel that will haunt you forever. 

Pick up your copy now and embark on an epic journey that will leave your heart pounding with every chapter. The perfect combination of science fiction, explosive action, and intense horror, Existential is a roller-coaster ride of terror! 

Warning: This audiobook contains intense scenes of violence and horror. It isn't for the faint of heart. Listener discretion is advised.  

©2018 Ryan W. Aslesen (P)2018 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Existential

    • Crucible, Book 1
    • By: Ryan W. Aslesen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 537

    It was supposed to be just another mission. Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind - a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. But when the dig goes silent, an elite team of battle-hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren. While the mission to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on an “archeological” project seems like an easy payday, once on ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action Action Action

    • By Ronald on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Undead

    • Crucible, Book 2
    • By: Ryan W. Aslesen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Jody Spangenberg on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • APEX

    • Crucible, Book 3
    • By: Ryan W. Aslesen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    As former Marine Raider Max Ahlgren continues the hunt for his family's killers and tracks down leads in Washington, D.C., a face from the past emerges with the information Max needs to continue his quest for vengeance. There's just one catch — he must first agree to a high-stakes mission to help locate and rescue a powerful Senator's son. The clues lead Max to an alluring reporter and a mysterious organization providing one-of-a-kind trophy hunts on a remote island off the coast of South America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hurry up with the next book Aslesen!

    • By Jody Spangenberg on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $29.99