April 28th: New and Notable Audiobooks

Here are this week’s (Week of April 28th) new and notable audiobooks featuring Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and more from Brian’s Book Blog.


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Broken Shells by Michael Patrick Hicks
Narrated by Justin Thomas James
Bleeding Ear Audio

Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck. Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing more than a scam. The promise of $5,000, though, is too tantalizing to ignore.

Jon Dangle is a keeper of secrets, many of which are buried deep beneath his dealership. He works hard to keep them hidden, but occasionally sacrifices are required, sacrifices who are penniless, desperate, and who will not be missed. Sacrifices exactly like DeWitt.

When Antoine steps foot on Dangle’s car lot, it is with the hope of easy money. Instead, he finds himself trapped in a deep, dark hole, buried alive. If he is going to survive the nightmare ahead of him, if he has any chance of seeing his wife and child again, Antoine will have to do more than merely hope. He will have to fight his way back to the surface, and pray that Jon Dangle’s secrets do not kill him first.


Yesterday’s Gone – Season 6 by Sean Platt & David Wright
Narrated by Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, Adam Verner, Em Eldridge, Tamara Marston, Brian Holsopple, James Patrick Cronin, Scott Aiello, Tara Sands, Christopher Gebauer, and John Wray
Podium Publishing

The wait is over.

On October 15, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors woke up to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Now, they are home. But they’re not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on the planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity.

THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE.

One final battle. One last shot to save the world.

Can this band of survivors overcome an even greater threat before all is lost?

In the stunning conclusion to the best-selling Yesterday’s Gone series, Sean Platt and David W. Wright challenge everything you thought you knew.

Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing and potentially offensive material.


Surviving Chaos by Ryan Westfield
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Self-Published

How much could you take?

Society continues to unravel. Supplies are low, and the survivors are more desperate than ever.

Max is on his own, without food or water. A day’s journey has turned into four days and four nights. If he can’t find the gas they desperately need, what will happen to his friends back at camp?

Georgia and Mandy wait for Max to return. Without food, they struggle daily. At any moment, the enemy could appear. Weakened by her injury, will Georgia be able to lead the defense of the camp? Will the others have enough strength to follow?

John and Cynthia are trying to track down Max. With Dale’s help, they’ve made it to the compound. But when they mention Max’s name, tensions quickly rise. Will they be able to get out of what they’ve gotten themselves into?

Surviving Chaos is book 4 of The EMP, a post-apocalyptic survival thriller series. It deals with real people fighting for their survival every inch of the way.


The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper
Narrated by the Author
Hachette Audio

The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times best-selling author of The Outpost – 1950s DC intrigue about a secret society and a young congressman in its grip

Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife, Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…but for his life.


The Bitter End by A.R. Shaw
Narrated by Jim Cunningham
Self-Published

By best-selling author A. R. Shaw! More than 51,000 books sold!

Graham’s Resolution: What the world dreads most has happened….

The Bitter Earth is a return to The China Pandemic’s beginnings. The first half is the tale of what actually happened in those early days – the panic that ensued. Meet Sheriff’s partner, Officer Lincoln Asher, and experience those last days.

The second half is set eight years into the future after The Malefic Nation. With so few left behind, how will they maintain a society, or will they become a nation of lonely scavengers?


Reset by Brian Andrews
Narrated by Ray Porter
Brilliance Audio

The human mind has always been unhackable…until now.

Deep in the Afghan mountains, Sergeant Michael Pitcher discovers an object with powers that defy explanation. After interacting with it, he suffers a traumatic seizure and is flown home for evaluation.

Cleared by the doctors, Michael goes home to his relieved wife, Josie. But he’s a changed man. The once-loving husband is now coldly withdrawn. After emptying the couple’s bank account, he disappears into the night.

When a team of scientists connected to Sergeant Pitcher vanishes without a trace, CIA agent Dean Ninemeyer comes to him for insight – only to find that the recovering soldier has also disappeared.

Dean and Josie must now join forces in a desperate race against time, searching for answers in an ever-twisting mystery. What they uncover is a chilling conspiracy that already has the fate of the world in its grip.


Empty Bodies Volume 2 (Books 4-6) by Zach Bohannon
Narrated by Andrew Tell
Self-Published

These are the final three audiobooks in the best-selling Empty Bodies post-apocalyptic zombie series.

The collection includes Empty Bodies 4: Open Roads, Empty Bodies 5: DamnationEmpty Bodies 6: Revelation.

In a single moment, everything changed. Hundreds of thousands of people suddenly collapsed, leaving their friends and loved ones behind, terrified and confused. Moments later, the fallen rose, and the survivors became the hunted.

The final three aduiobooks continue to follow the group’s journey for survival in a bleak, post-apocalyptic world. They face new threats, both alive and undead, on their way to finding Gabriel’s family. All while suffering tragic loss along the way.

Perfect for any fan of postapocalyptic horror, dystopian science fiction, supernatural suspense, or the zombie apocalypse!


Rising Tide by Fredric Shernoff
Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer
Tantor Audio

The fate of Theo Essex is revealed in the long-awaited sequel to Atlantic Island. Follow the survivors of the Great Uprising as they attempt to rebuild the shattered island nation. In the wake of war, a new, shadowy order is rising from darkness . . . Will the survivors be able to overcome this threat? Will Theo and his friends be reunited? Will the “islanders” find a way home? The epic tale continues in Rising Tide.

 

 


Legacy of the Fallen by Luke Chmilenko
Narrated by Luke Daniels
Podium Publishing

Fresh off their victory over Graves and his followers, Marcus and his friends have managed to enjoy a few weeks of relative calm and peace as they continue to build Aldford, preparing the town for a new wave of settlers coming from Eberia. But as the days wear on with no new arrivals in sight, they begin to fear the worse, eventually setting out to search for their promised reinforcements and soon realizing that they weren’t as alone on the frontier as they thought they were.

Just managing to rescue a caravan of settlers in the nick of time from a horde of bandits, Marcus and the rest of Virtus barely have a chance to catch their breath before they find themselves thrust into the middle of Eberian politics, revealing a plot that threatens not only to take away their hard-won independence…but to destroy Aldford completely.


Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty
Narrated by Peter Berkrot
Audible Studios

“This is a tough, sharp history of comedy and competitiveness, of rising stars and brilliant upstarts. Of difficult egos, awful behavior, fragile friendships, bursts of inspiration, and blizzards of cocaine – told by the survivors and shaped by Chris Nashawaty’s welcome insight and perspective.” (Mark Harris, New York Timesbest-selling author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back)

Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working-class kids and the white-collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs, and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn’t start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn’t have the word classic in mind as the cameras were rolling.

In Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy’s greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there’s ever been and a rich portrait of the biggest and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it’s got that going for it…which is nice.

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