Here are this week’s (December 30th) new and notable audiobooks featuring Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and more from Brian’s Book Blog.
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Dark Redemption by Grace Hamilton
Narrated by Andrew Tell
In a brutal world, sometimes forgiving yourself is the hardest part of survival…
Megan Wolford knows surviving this new post-EMP world means facing ever-changing threats. It has been months since Wyatt’s brother Jack was killed, and his newborn son shows signs of an illness no one at the lodge can cure. Megan blames herself for Jack’s death, so when the opportunity to help his son, Jack Jr., arrives in the form of a wounded US soldier guarding a mysterious box, she’ll do anything to redeem herself.
The soldier is desperate to deliver the package to the National Recovery Unit, and Megan agrees to take on the mission in exchange for medical care for Jack Jr. There’s just one problem: Mark Doyle, a ruthless former special ops soldier who would rather die than see the world return to what it was before the strike. Thriving in chaos, Doyle works for what’s left of the U.S. government to fuel his addiction to pain meds, but the last thing he wants is for the box to reach its destination. Delivery could signal the end of this now broken world.
Now, the group must battle their way through a ruined city filled with desperate gangs and scarce supplies to reach the NRU headquarters—all with a sick baby. But getting there will be just the beginning… they’ll soon discover the box contains a secret none of them bargained for.
Extinction Code by James D. Prescott
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
We were wrong about the origins of our species.
For eons, the truth has remained hidden.
Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about the origins of our species.
A world away, geneticist Dr. Mia Ward receives a mysterious delivery from her former boss and mentor, Alan Salzburg. In it are clues of a dire warning hidden inside the human genome, one which foretells man’s very extinction.
His instructions to Mia are simple: keep the information safe and, above all, trust no one–words all the more chilling after Alan turns up dead. But who wrote the message and what does it mean? Jack’s recent discovery just may hold the answers, but can she reach him in time to save the human race?
Titan’s Wrath by Rhett C. Bruno
Narrated by Justin Thomas James
Two men are caught on opposite sides of a violent, off-world rebellion in this standalone, Science Fiction epic set in Rhett C. Bruno’s bestselling Titanborn Universe.
After inciting rebellion against Earth throughout Titan’s off-world colonies, Kale Trass learns that leadership isn’t only about fighting. Keeping control of his people–even his own family–requires a different set of skills. Following a pivotal battle over Saturn, Kale travels deep into enemy territory under the guise of seeking peace, though peace is the last thing on his mind.
Malcolm Graves used to be an infamous Collector for a powerful Earther corporation–and then he nearly lost his life on Titan. Now he’s retired. But when Kale’s wake of destruction follows Malcolm to Mars and claims the life of a friend, it’s time for the ex-Collector to dust off his pulse-pistol and leap back into a fight he thought he’d left behind.
With the solar system divided, heroes are few and short-lived … but someone has to put the self-proclaimed King Trass of Titan in his place.
Point of Proximity by Max Lockwood
Narrated by Christ Andrew Ciulla
Nowhere to run.
When the military safe-zone is overrun, the group must escape, carrying with them their own internal tensions. Alec blames Elaina for the release of the virus. Natalia hates her father for leaving her. Will is tormented by memories of his family killing each other. And worst of all, Elaina is infected with the virus.
When the group splinters, two will find refuge in an abandoned town hosted by a rogue group of soldiers, it seems. Is it possible they’ve found a safe space, or is there evil lurking there, about to unfold? Before they discover the answer, they will lose one of their own. But the question is, will any of them survive?
Contains mature themes.
Lifeless by Tarah Benner
Narrated by Jennifer O’Donnell
The world as they know it is gone. Survival is the only law.
When Lark and Soren escaped from San Judas, all they wanted was their freedom. Soren was desperate to rescue his younger brother from an abusive guardian, and Lark ached for a fresh start in life. What they found instead was a world destroyed – a country ravaged by drought, famine, and violent storms.
Ghost towns line the highway, houses lay abandoned, and the few people who remain are struggling to survive. Lark is reeling from the loss of her best friend, and Soren will stop at nothing to find his brother.
But when the gang is taken hostage by an ex-Marine and his family of misfits, they learn a disturbing truth about San Judas and the broken world that remains.
The Tide: Dead Ashore by Anthony J Melchiorri
Narrated by Ryan Kennard Burke
Book 6 in Anthony J Melchiorri’s The Tide series
In Morocco, tourists and merchants once packed the winding alleys and expansive markets of Tangier. Now there are only Skulls. Captain Dominic Holland and the Hunters pursue the mysterious organization responsible for the Oni Agent straight into the ravaged city. But something more frightening than anything they’ve encountered awaits.
Across the Atlantic, Colonel Jacob Shepherd is tasked with delivering a key enemy scientist to the United States Government. But no journey at the end of the world is without disaster. Faced with a mission derailed by catastrophe, Shepherd must make an impossible choice to save his country—and the world.
Staying Alive by Ryan Westfield
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
How long would you last?
It’s been two weeks since the EMP. Getting out was just the beginning. Staying alive is proving harder than anyone could have imagined. Max knows people will come from the cities. He knows they’ll be ready to fight, to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival. Will he be able to lead the others in the defense of the farmhouse, even when he’s still recovering from his injuries? Georgia is in charge of hunting. Each trip into the woods brings her closer to danger. It’s just a matter of time before she runs into people who will do anything to get her gun and her gear. How dangerous do things have to get before she stops trying to provide for her kids? John is Max’s estranged brother. He’d always made fun of Max for worrying about being prepared. Now, he’s trapped in his upscale apartment with no gear and no food. He’s wishing he was more like his brother. Does he want to have what it takes to try to get out of the city?
City of the Dead by Brian Keene
Narrated by Joe Hempel
The sequel to one of those most popular zombies of all time in a new, uncut, author’s preferred edition!
In this sequel to The Rising, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what’s left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.
Proteus by Marc Everitt
Narrated by Johnny Robinson
Small town, rural America. A man walks into a hospital for help, except this man can’t be helped. He will die horribly, and he is just the first of many. Dr Jamie Metcalf fights viruses. He was the rising star of the Army Medical Corps Rapid Response Unit before he gave it up for his family. He swore he’d never go back but an outbreak has started, unlike anything seen before, and if it can’t be contained then the loss of life will be unthinkable. For this is something new, something lethal, perhaps something unstoppable; and it’s not from round here.
Direct Fire by A.J. Tata
Narrated by Jonathan Davis
Packed with high-powered action and stunning authenticity, the novels of Brigadier General A.J. Tata have won widespread acclaim from the bestselling masters of suspense. In Direct Fire, he brings the war on terror to America – with his hero, Jake Mahegan, caught in the crossfire…
A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. Another key general, kidnapped from his farm near Fort Bragg. Atrocities like these are all too common in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is the United States of America…
When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander’s home – and walks right into an ambush. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is alive but the implications of the attack are as absolute as death: The terrorists are here…and no one is safe. Joining forces with Savage’s combat JAG officer, Alexandra Russell, Mahegan follows the trail to a killer who goes by the name “Jackknife,” a Syrian refugee-turned-terrorist who vows to avenge the bombing of a Syrian wedding – by killing as many Americans as possible.
But time is running out for Mahegan. Terrorist cells are gathering in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hackers are emptying the nation’s banks of millions of dollars. And their final act of vengeance will bring the whole world to its knees. For Mahegan, it’s time to kill. Now.