Here are this week’s (Week of January 13th) new and notable audiobooks featuring Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and more from Brian’s Book Blog.
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We Won’t Go Quietly by C.A. Rudolph
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Lauren Russell, her family, and the community of Trout Run Valley had been blessed with a workable blueprint for overcoming nearly insurmountable odds – odds that had been surmounted against them, and others like them, since the blackout, subsequent decline of society, and the world’s devolution.
The aftermath of the most recent onslaught, a ruthless attack by a menacing enemy, had left them reeling in its wake, leaving a once-sustainable food supply damaged beyond repair and two of their own senselessly murdered. Rebuilding would require time – time they no longer had – following the discovery of yet another tribulation in this unending apocalypse.
When various species of wildlife the community had depended on for life-giving food begin to abruptly die off, and several residents become afflicted with an unidentified illness, it soon becomes evident that another adversary, one that former DHS Agent Christian had forewarned of in earnest, had not yet written them off.
A decision is made in desperation. Several inhabitants must leave the safety and security of the valley that had once provided them with so much plenty and venture out into the precarious unknown that lay beyond its borders, in search of medical assistance and to acquire provisions, or otherwise become victims of the atrocious actions enacted by constituents of the former federal government.
Meanwhile, Lauren’s grandmother, Faith Gallo, had been amassing her own form of defiance inside the FEMA camp she and hundreds of others had been unwillingly confined to. However, her actions had not gone unnoticed. Threats are made, and an ultimatum is given, yet Faith stands her ground, refusing to submit. An unwavering response to her oppressors draws a line firmly into the sand, and indicates a promise that a revolution beckons, even in event of her death:
We won’t go quietly.
Rain by Jeff Carson
Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins
Into each life some rain must fall.
A woman crashes her car near the scenic Colorado ski resort town of Rocky Points and slips into a coma after suffering head trauma. The Sluice-Byron County first responders discover she’s stolen her vehicle from central Washington, and doctors find her body is riddled with wounds that have nothing to do with the collision.
Chief Detective David Wolf of Rocky Points is two days from getting married when he learns the crash victim’s identity is Special Agent Kristen Luke of the FBI – Wolf’s colleague and former lover. As questions mount about her inauspicious arrival, Luke wakes up and provides no answers, because she can’t remember.
When the Feds drop in to take Special Agent Luke back home, Wolf can’t shake the feeling more danger is at play than they’re letting on. In this action-packed new installment of the David Wolf mystery-thriller series, Wolf must choose between two loyalties, risking his new life at home to travel to the Pacific Northwest. Among biblical rains and ruthless gangs, can Wolf find the truth? Or will all he holds dear drown in deception?
The Perseid Collapse Boxset by Steven Konkoly
Narrated by John David Farrell
The entire Perseid Collapse series in one box set: post-apocalyptic thriller action and suspense in four books!
The Perseid Collapse (Book 1)
On August 19, 2019, an inconceivable attack against America’s infrastructure will unleash a human darkness over the United States – with a vast appetite for chaos and violence. Alex Fletcher, former Marine, will wake to this brutally hostile landscape, thrown headfirst into an epic, impossibly grueling journey to save his family and friends.
Event Horizon (Book 2)
With Boston collapsing faster than Alex Fletcher predicted, his personal rescue mission deep into the heart of an increasingly unfamiliar city reaches a critical point. Pursued by a ruthless militia group and forced to navigate a treacherous landscape, he runs a gauntlet of grim decisions and impossible odds to reach perceived safety. Perceived, because nothing is safe in the world emerging after the “event”.
Point of Crisis (Book 3)
In the aftermath of the brutal attack on his family compound, Alex Fletcher embraces his rapidly expanding role within the New England Regional Recovery Zone (RRZ). Fueled by a limitless drive to protect his family and a rekindled sense of duty, he enlists the reluctant aid of a local militia commander. As Captain Fletcher digs deeper into the government’s plans, he starts to question the federal government’s intentions – and ability to stabilize the situation in New England.
Dispatches (Book 4)
With the United States crippled, belligerent powers rise to fill the void overseas, catapulting already volatile regions into chaos and war – hastening a worldwide collapse. As spring arrives, Alex Fletcher faces a difficult choice. With their food supplies running low, Alex questions the feasibility of staying with the Thorntons and Walkers at their isolated lake community.
Genome by A.G. Riddle
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
The thrilling conclusion to The Extinction Files is finally here!
A code hidden in the human genome…will reveal the ultimate secret of human existence.
And could hold humanity’s only hope of survival.
In 2003, the first human genome was sequenced. But the secrets it held were never revealed.
The truth was discovered 30 years ago, almost by accident. Dr. Paul Kraus had spent his entire career searching for what he called humanity’s lost tribes – human ancestors who had gone extinct. When Kraus compared the DNA samples of the lost tribes with our own, he found a pattern of changes: a code. At the time, the technology didn’t exist to unravel what it meant. To protect the secret, Kraus hid his work and disappeared. Now the technology exists to finally understand the mysterious code buried in the human genome, but finding the pieces of Kraus’ research is more dangerous than anyone imagined.
Dr. Peyton Shaw and her mother have obtained part of Kraus’ research – and a cryptic message that could lead to the remaining pieces. They believe his work is the key to stopping a global conspiracy – and an event that will change humanity forever.
The ultimate secret, buried in the human genome, will change our very understanding of what it means to be human. For Peyton, finding it may come at an incredible price. She must weigh the lives of strangers against those she loves: Desmond Hughes and her mother. With time running out, Peyton makes a fateful choice – one that can never be undone.
After It Happened Publisher Pack 3 (Books 5-6) by Devon C Ford
Narrated by R.C. Bray
This publisher’s pack contains Sanctuary (book 5) and Rebellion (book 6) of the After It Happened series.
Set in the UK in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious illness that swept the country and left millions dead, the series follows the trials facing a reluctant hero, Dan, and the group he forms around him. They must battle the elements, find sufficient supplies and equipment to survive, and protect themselves against the most destructive force on the planet: other people.
Sanctuary, book 5: Scattered, the group must come to terms with their new reality. They face more danger than they can deal with. They have no idea if they can win the race against time before one of them becomes critical. Meanwhile, back at home, a plan is hatched to overthrow a tyrannical rule.
Rebellion, book 6: Steve, now recovered from his horrific injuries, forms a plan to restore the balance of power in their camp, but his opposition is also playing a dangerous game. Meanwhile, Sanctuary reveals its secrets to Dan and the others, and they find safety and comfort behind the high walls. But safety is an illusion, and there are forces converging on them with a malevolence that they have not battled before.
The Whole World For Each by Kate MacLeod
Narrated by Kira Omans
After humankind fled Earth for space, they discovered one inescapable truth. People die in space. And lots of dead people means lots of ghosts. April Nguyen earns a nice living getting rid of those ghosts. People all over the Solar System clamor for her aid.
April’s only problem? Never actually seeing a ghost. She pretends, she feigns, she completely convinces her clients, but she fears her inevitable exposure as a fraud.
And then comes Hakim, the ultimate suspicious skeptic watching her every move. And yet, April feels herself drawn to him. He knows a whole other world.
The Whole World for Each, a story about belief and disbelief and how we jump between the two. Humankind escaped Earth, but not death and what comes after.
Eye of the Storm by R.K. King
Narrated by E.R. Edwin
It All Began with the Sound of Thunder. A Thunder That Came in the Night. A Thunder That Changed the World.
The world as we knew it ended. Cities crumbled. Nations vanished. In a world with no more society, there’s only one thing left.
The Storm that destroyed humanity and left only a handful of survivors looking for a way out. Inside the Storm’s Eye, the only inhabited area in an unsafe world, young Aiden dreams of something more. He wishes for a world beyond scrounging for scraps and fighting for temporary land. Little does he know his wish is about to become reality.
A Mysterious Girl with a Message.
Everything Aiden knows is about to come crashing down. Just like that airplane he discovered. Nobody he knew could fly that plane. Nobody but that girl hidden within. Something about her, she had a mystique that intrigued Aiden. She spoke in an unknown tongue, but her message was quite clear. There IS a safer place, there IS a safe land.
Beyond the Storm.
But in order to find it they have to go out in the Storm. It will not be easy. They will need the help of the Stormwalkers, a mysterious group of nomads who choose to live in the Storm, to show them the way. But the people of the Eye do not trust these mysterious beings. They may not be what they seem. They may not even be human….
As the expedition ventures beyond the wastelands and into the Storm they will be confronted with dangers unlike anything they’ve ever seen, and wonders unlike anything they could ever imagine.
Welcome to the world of the Storm, where the only way out is through….
Life After the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair
Narrated by Cheyenne Barrett
Seventeen-year-old Krista must quickly figure out how she’s going to survive in the zombie-destroyed world.
The one advantage humans have is that the zombies hate humid environments, so they’re migrating west to escape its deteriorating effects. The survivors plan to construct a wall at North Platte to keep the undead out, and Krista has come to Nebraska to start a new life.
Zombies aren’t the only creatures she has to be cautious of – the other survivors have a dark side. Krista must fight not only to live but also to defend everything she holds dear – her country, her freedom, and ultimately, those she loves.
Join Krista in her quest to survive in this thrilling apocalyptic novel by Pembroke Sinclair.
Desert Runner (Book 1) by Dawn Chapman
Narrated by Andrea Parsneau
An NPC story.
With her pain potions in short supply, Maddie accepts a deadly run, picks up a package in Trox City, and crosses the desert plains to Port Troli. The only issues – an unwanted passenger and Tromoal breeding season.
Current by Keith Carmack
Narrated by Kimberly Loftus
Current is a sci-fi story set in a world where an alien craft has landed on Earth with no lifeforms on board. Its cargo? …. Water.
Follow Olivia, a military woman, as she is called to action during a possible alien invasion. The event forces her to recall her unique family history and upbringing, pushing her relationship to its limits. It is a story of where we’re from, how we become who we are, and of children who yearn to impress their parents.