The Hatching

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 567 ratings

The Hatching Publisher's Summary

An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut novel about the emergence of an ancient species, dormant for over 1,000 years and now on the march.

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India, earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these incidents begin to sweep the globe, a mysterious package from South America arrives at a Washington, DC, laboratory. Something wants out.

The world is on the brink of an apocalyptic disaster. An ancient species, long dormant, is now very much awake.

©2016 Ezekiel Boone (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hatching

    • A Novel
    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 344

    Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India, earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Part One of ???

    • By Patrick Marstall on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Hatching

    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in an Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government 'accidentally' drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. And all of these events are connected.

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 2

    • Skitter

    • A Novel
    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    First there was the black swarm that swallowed a man whole, the suspicious seismic irregularities in India that confounded scientists, the nuclear bomb China dropped on its own territory without any explanation. Then, scientist Melanie Guyer's lab received a package containing a mysterious egg sac; little did Dr. Guyer know that almost overnight, Earth would be consumed by previously dormant spiders that suddenly wanted out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • B movie creepiness and action at its best

    • By S. Yates on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Skitter

    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newburn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-size glowing egg sac is discovered, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • Zero Day

    • A Novel
    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer's theory that we need to kill only the queens? For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it's an easy answer. She's gone as far as she can - more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder - and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining trilogy, the dog lives

    • By S. Yates on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Zero Day

    • By: Ezekiel Boone
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realisation that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer's theory that we need to kill only the queens?

    Regular price: $21.31