The Retreat Series

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 920 ratings

The Retreat Series Publisher's Summary

Audiobook one: Pandemic 

The first episode in the acclaimed apocalyptic military thriller series by Craig DiLouie, Joe McKinney, and Stephen Knight! 

As a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers, in Boston, a battalion of light infantry struggles to maintain order. As the number of infected grows, the battalion loses control, and the soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives against the very people they once swore an oath to protect. During the ensuing collapse, the lost battalion learns the Army is still holding out in Florida, which has been cleared of the Infected. Harry Lee, its commander, decides the only hope for his men is to get there. But first they must cross more than a thousand miles of America that has been turned into a war zone, fighting a fearless, implacable, and merciless enemy. 

Audiobook two: Slaughterhouse 

With laughter, comes death....

Emerging from the smoking ruins of Boston, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Lee leads the First Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment on a perilous trek to its besieged home post of Fort Drum. Along the way, the unit must battle through the legions of diseased killers lying in wait, evading clever ambushes and fighting through terrifying attacks. Lee struggles to hold the battalion together while epitomizing its motto, "Bounding Forward." 

Audiobook three: Die Laughing 

The City of Brotherly Love is currently under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade, the Independence Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it's up to Lee's right-hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces. Can he snatch Lee from the hangman's noose, and can he guide his troops and his civilian charges through the gathering horde of maniacal killers? Or will they all die laughing?

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  • Book 1-3

    • The Retreat Series

    • Books 1-3
    • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 717

    This set includes the first three audiobooks from the Retreat series: Pandemic, Slaughterhouse, and Die Laughing

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By wendy on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1

    • Pandemic

    • The Retreat, Book 1
    • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    In Boston, a battalion of light infantry struggles to maintain order as a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers. As the numbers of infected grow, the battalion loses control, and the soldiers find themselves fighting for their lives against the very people they once swore an oath to protect. During the ensuing collapse, the lost battalion learns the Army is still holding out in Florida, which has been cleared of the infected. Harry Lee, its commander, decides the only hope for his men is to get there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book helped by the "Bray Effect"

    • By Brian on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Retreat #2

    • Slaughterhouse
    • By: Stephen Knight, Craig DiLouie, Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Emerging from the smoking ruins of Boston, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Lee leads the First Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment on a perilous trek to its besieged home post of Fort Drum. Along the way, the unit must battle through the legions of diseased killers lying in wait, evading clever ambushes and fighting through terrifying attacks. Lee struggles to hold the battalion together while epitomizing its motto, "Bounding Forward".   

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Retreat #3

    • Die Laughing
    • By: Joe McKinney, Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The City of Brotherly Love is currently under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade, the Independence Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it’s up to Lee’s right-hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces. Can he snatch Lee from the hangman’s noose, and can he guide his troops and his civilian charges through the gathering horde of maniacal killers? Or will they all die laughing?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Russell Austin Arenz III on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

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