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Unknown World: The EMP Survivor Series, Book 3 by Chris Pike
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Best-selling author Chris Pike brings a fresh voice to the post-apocalyptic genre with another pulse-pounding, harrowing story about survival.
He was a man of quiet faith and determined courage who lived by an unwavering code of honor. He was a firm believer that the good guys would win and the bad guys would lose, although it didn’t mean there wouldn’t be casualties or injuries in the process of winning. EMP survivor Chris Chandler wasn’t one to back away from overwhelming odds, and as of now, the odds weren’t stacked in his favor. One way or the other, people were going to get hurt here or killed.
Amanda Hardy and Chris Chandler have been living comfortably at the Double H Ranch where they took sanctuary after the EMP. Deciding it was time to head to Austin, where they both have relatives, they leave the safety of the ranch to embark on a journey filled with unknown perils.
They have meticulously planned for the trip, carrying extra food, ammo, and water, and they think they are prepared for every possible contingency, except for one. Amanda hasn’t been completely truthful with Chandler about her past – a past that will have tragic consequences.
Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.
Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters.
Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction.
Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It’s here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.
With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what’s left of the human race. But not everyone at Central Command has the same plan for victory. As the Variants continue to evolve, only a handful of heroes stand between the creatures and mankind’s total extinction.
One way or another, the battle for the United States of America ends here.
Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.
Back in the States, Captain Reed Beckham and Dr. Kate Lovato are settling into a new life on Plum Island. Across the United States, the adult Variants have all been wiped out, and the juveniles are on the run. But survivors soon realize there are other monsters at home, and they may be human.
As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will science prevail – or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet?
Hostile: The After Light Saga, Book 4 by Cameo Renae
Narrated by Rachel Simpson
Wanted. It’s something I’ve had to get used to since being placed on the government’s Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me.
Little do they know, I’m battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine. Now, I’m too dangerous, and the lives of my loved ones depend on my separation from the group. I must leave and face the hostile world alone.
My name is Abigail Park. I will do whatever it takes to save the ones I love.
Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Narrated by Rupert Degas
World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely in their orbits. Radio is mute on all frequencies. The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city.
It’s there, hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was constructed as the world’s largest air-raid shelter, where now people try to outlive the end of days. It’s there that they created a new world for themselves. The stations of the Metro became city-states, and its citizens, torn apart by religions and ideologies, are fighting for now-scarce commodities: air, water, and space.
This tiny underground world can only remind humans of an immense world they once were the masters of. It’s been 20 years since Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once had. But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from the underground onto the surface.
And he will.
The Tears of Ephraim: Apocalypse Coming, Book 1 by William Dunaway & Cindy Dunaway
Narrated by Ben Clark
Part of the West coast is recovering from a series of devastating earthquakes. This caused a record drop in the stock market, and due to a national debt of 20 trillion dollars, the value of the dollar is on the edge of collapsing.
Now, due to civil unrest, riots are starting to break out across the country.
Our enemies see our weakness and know it is time for them to take their places as world leaders. However, they have to find a way to neutralize the American military. Two countries think they have come up with a way and have set everything into motion to do just that.
Vince and Kim Johnson live on a farm 40 miles to the southeast of Kansas City, Missouri. After serving 17 years in the Army, due to an injury, Vince had to take a medical retirement. Now, all he thinks he has to fight is “cabin fever”. Little does he know that a chain of events is about to take place that will test all his training and skills.
Both must band together with family, inexperienced friends and four of the men he served with years earlier, to prepare for and try to survive a time unlike any in our history.
Fast Forward by Darren Wearmouth
Narrated by James Langton
Imagine having your life ripped away…and somebody you trust offers a way out that looks too good to be true. Would you take the risk?
After recovering from near-fatal injuries sustained on a mission, Luke Porterfield is offered a second opportunity to fight terrorism by a private venture. He is stored in bleeding-edge technology before agreeing to the deal and wakes to an uncertain fate. In the vastly changed and advanced city of London, Luke is tasked to defeat a deadly and elusive terrorist group. When his mission unearths a five-decades-long conspiracy, the explosive consequences force him into a fight against the full technological power of a demented dictator. Fast Forward is a thrilling science fiction adventure packed with action, unexpected twists, and technologies destined to be part of our future.