New & Notable Audiobooks Week of September 23rd

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Quietus by Bobby Akart
Narrated by John David Farrel & Kris Adams

Quietus est… he is quit.

There is no such thing as an ending, just a new beginning.

Throughout the millennia, extinction has been the norm and survival, the exception.

When faced with the hour of departure, will mankind fight to survive?

Not only was there a patient zero, there was also a last patient.

A new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Boston Brahmin series, and the Prepping for Tomorrow series). The events depicted in The Pandemic Series are fictional. They are, however, based upon historical fact.

In Beginnings, book one of The Pandemic Series, a deadly plague virus has been introduced across the glove by ISIS terrorists who are waging the mother of all wars – The Final Jihad. Dr. Mackenzie Hagan, a disease detective and epidemiologist at the CDC-Atlanta and Nathan Hunter, an off-the-books operative for the mysterious Project Artemis within the Department of Defense, join forces to both identify the disease, but also to locate its source.

In The Innocents, book two of The Pandemic Series, ISIS terrorists continued to wage the Final Jihad, infecting innocent people around the world. The highly contagious form of the plague has been genetically modified – to be the perfect killer.

In Level 6, book three of The Pandemic Series, the pandemic has hit a brick wall, but not because it’s burned itself out. Rather, it’s running out of victims. Social distancing is the only way to avoid a gruesome fate. Unfortunately, in a dystopian world where resources are scarce and scavenging is a way of life, every moment away from where you live could result in your death from either the disease, or your fellow man.

Quietus concludes The Pandemic Series. For Mac and Hunter, and all mankind, there is no means of avoiding the final death blow brought about by the spread of the deadly plague.


The Feedback Look (Books 1-3) by Harmon Cooper
Narrated by Jeff Hays

Quantum Hughes has been a gamer for most of his life.

Trapped in an online world, he lives his days on repeat, fighting the same killer NPCs and playing out the same story line again and again.

Then he receives a message from a mysterious woman named Frances Euphoria which sparks a humorous, action-packed adventure across multiple online fantasy worlds.


Last Stand: The Complete Boxset by William H. Weber
Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse: John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country’s electrical grid. With most electronics, communications, and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy.

For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come together, a powerful outside force appears that threatens their survival. Will John’s years of military and prepping experience be enough to keep them safe?

Mixing tons of useful prepping tips into an action-packed story, Last Stand: Surviving America’s Collapse is a must-listen for any fans of survival fiction.

Last Stand: Patriots: Three months after the EMP cripples the United States, John Mack and his family find their peaceful new existence shattered when a tyrant seizes control of the nearby town of Oneida. Soon John encounters a group of patriots who’ve sworn to stand against the growing despotism. But John will learn that nothing in this new post-EMP America is what it seems – and that the deadliest threats are often the ones you didn’t see coming.

Last Stand: Warlords: Tormented by a past he can’t forget, John Mack is about to face the toughest fight of his life. The tiny town of Oneida, Tennessee, stands in the crosshairs of Russian and Chinese armies threatening to push across the Mississippi river. With the United States fragmented and on the brink of military collapse, John will need to dig deeper than ever to defend his loved ones from enemies both foreign and domestic.

Last Stand: Turning the Tide: Foreign armies are poised along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains preparing for the final assault and America’s inevitable defeat. For John, turning back the tide will mean going deep behind enemy lines and organizing the very insurgency he fought so hard against in Iraq. But more than that, it’ll mean coming to terms with the brutality of war and the realization that sometimes the deepest scars are the ones that can’t be seen.


Pacific Rising by John W. Dennehy
Narrated by Marlin May

A hurricane brews in the Pacific, grounding all military aircraft. The storm awakens an ancient predator from a decades-long slumber, a Kaiju bent on ravaging Tokyo. Storm conditions and a treaty banning nuclear weapons hinder offensive capabilities.

A Joint Task Force turn to US Marine fighter pilots and Master Gunnery Sergeant James Penton to tackle the monster. Meanwhile, a Navy SEAL operation is underway in North Korea, with a mission to disable an old Soviet missile.

After conventional weapons fail to stymie the destructive beast, leaders turn to Penton as a last-ditch effort to thwart the Kaiju, and prevent further death and devastation. Will the Marines prevail, or become victims of the creature?

Pacific Rising is an action-packed thriller with a rare behind the scenes look at the ordnance that fuels modern aerial warfare.


Autonomous by Annalee Newitz
Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda

From award winning tech-journalist and io9 founder Annalee Newitz comes a highly anticipated science fiction debut!

Autonomous will pull listeners into a dark and dirty world that feels, at times, a bit too familiar.

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can’t otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.

Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack’s drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand.

And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?


Extinction Reversed: Robot Geneticists, Book 1 by J.S. Morin
Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia

These days, even the humans are built by robots.

Charlie7 is the progenitor of a mechanical race he built from the ashes of a dead world – Earth. He is a robot of leisure and idle political meddling – a retirement well-earned. Or he was, until a human girl named Eve was dropped in his lap.

Geneticists have restored Earth’s biome and have begun repopulation. But primate cloning is in its infancy; human cloning is banned.

Far from a failed genetics experiment, Eve is brilliant, curious, and heartbreakingly naïve about her species’ history. But Eve’s creator wants her back and has a gruesome fate planned for her. There is only one robot qualified to protect her. For the first time in 1000 years, Charlie7 has a human race to protect.

Extinction Reversed is the first book in the Robot Geneticists series. For fans of old-school science fiction where robots are people and any problem can be solved (or created) with enough scientists. If you’ve ever wondered what the world would be like if scientists who’d read I, Robot created a race of robots, or if you ever wondered what might be more dangerous to clone than dinosaurs, this is the series for you.


The Dane Maddock Adventures: Volume 2 by David Wood
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

Looking for action-packed adventure filled with lost treasures and ancient mysteries? Dane Maddock and his partner Bones span the globe taking on forces bent on the world’s destruction. This collection includes books four through six of the Dane Maddock Adventures series, plus a bonus novella.

Icefall

The bones of the Magi have been stolen from their resting place in a German cathedral. When a dying priest whispers a cryptic clue, Maddock and Bones find themselves in the midst of a deadly race to solve a centuries-old conspiracy. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead…or what they will uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Maddock and Bones must outrun and outwit their enemies in the thrilling adventure- Icefall!

Buccaneer

For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get much more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search for a treasure out of legend that dates back to the time of Christ. Ancient wonders, hidden temples, mythical creatures, secret societies, and foes new and old await as Maddock and Bones unravel a pirate’s deadly secret in Buccaneer.

Atlantis

What is the true story behind the fabled lost continent of Atlantis, and what power did the Atlanteans wield? When archaeologist Sofia Perez unearths the remains of an Atlantean city, she unwittingly gives the Dominion the power to remake the world after its own design. From the depths of the Caribbean to the streets of Paris, to Japanese islands and beyond, Join former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake on a race to stop the Dominion from unleashing its greatest threat yet in the thrilling adventure, Atlantis!


The Dane Maddock Origins: Omnibus 2 by David Wood
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

This collection includes three books from the Dane Maddock Origins series: The Sons of the Republic Trilogy!

Freedom

What dark secret did the Founding Fathers of America hide, and who will stop at nothing to uncover it?

Navy SEALs in-training Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake can’t be in the same room without trying to kill each other, but soon find themselves caught up in a race with a secret society to solve a mystery that dates back to the founding of America. Find out how it all began in the action-packed first Dane and Bones Origins novella…Freedom!

Liberty

September, 1787- A clandestine group of founding fathers gather to debate a decision that could change the fate of America.

Once again, Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Dane and Bones Origins story – Liberty!

Justice

A lost relic.

A pirate’s treasure.

A mystery from the time of America’s Founding Fathers.

A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find Justice!


Cause of Death by Patrick Logan
Narrated by Michael Pauley

How do you catch a killer when no one believes that a murder has been committed?

Detective Damien Drake is back, but after what happened with the Butterfly Killer, he’s no longer associated with the NYPD.

Now Drake heads his own PI firm, which specializes in dealing with paranoid housewives and rich suburbanites suspicious that their nannies are stealing their silverware.

That is until a visitor comes to him with a series of photographs of dead people. The problem is, no one believes that the victims in the images have actually been murdered.

Staged to look like suicide, the victims follow a pattern that Drake is determined to crack. But as the body count rises, the real difficulty becomes determining the victims’ true cause of death….

Cause of Death: A Gripping Medical Murder Thriller is the second book in the best-selling Detective Damien Drake series that is bound to leave you breathless.


Forest by Ambrose Ibsen
Narrated by Joe Hempel

“You should not have answered its call….”

Professor Stephen Barlow is no longer a skeptic. Having faced the horrors of Chaythe Asylum, he turns his attention to the man responsible for the Third Ward Incident – the enigmatic Dr. Corvine – in the hopes of finding answers to his many questions.

But some things, he soon learns, are better left lost to history.

Traveling to a remote cabin in Michigan in search of the doctor and his research, Stephen finds himself descending deeper into a world of terror and madness. He and his students uncover the frightful truth about Corvine’s experiments and realize that they may have unleashed something terrible in their meddling.

Forest is the second novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.

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