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Shadows of a Lost Age: Dustfall, Book 1 by Glynn James & J. Thorn
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
“With every light comes a shadow.” – Dustfall
In a ravaged tribe on the edge of humanity, the suspicious death of a chief thrusts a man into a dark realm for which he is unprepared. When Jonah inherits leadership of the Elk Clan from his father, many in the old man’s inner circle question his son’s ability to lead the tribe to their winter shelter at the ruins of Eliz. A dark stranger, a journey over hundreds of miles of dangerous highway and clashes with feral gangs will push Jonah to the edge.
From best-selling authors J. Thorn and Glynn James comes Dustfall, a new post-apocalyptic series chronicling one man’s challenge and his epic quest to save what remains of humanity.
What’s Left of My World: A Story of a Family’s Survival by C.A. Rudolph
Narrated by Kevin Pierce
Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn’t even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been?
Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended. Now, the skills she had been taught serve an essential purpose. They keep her and those she cares about alive.
Even in the sparsely-populated mountains of West Virginia, where she and her family have been forced to relocate for their safety after the collapse, peril lurks around every corner. Normal life has taken on a whole new meaning for Lauren, her family, and the community they have become a part of. In this different world, the new status quo is self-preservation. There is no more middle ground. People either live, or they die.
Lauren’s father didn’t make it home on the day the world changed forever, and she misses him more than anything. Now, in What’s Left of My World, she and her family must learn to endure life’s horrors – without him.
Solitude: Dimension Space, Book 1 by Dean M. Cole
Narrated by R.C. Bray & Julia Whelan
From the best-selling author of the Sector 64 Series!
Earth’s last man discovers that the last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. If you like action-packed novels, you’ll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.
Can humanity’s last two unite?
Separated by the gulf of space, the last man and woman of the human race struggle against astronomical odds to survive and unite.
Army Aviator Vaughn Singleton is a highly intelligent, lazy man. After a last-ditch effort to reignite his failing military career ends horribly, Vaughn becomes the only human left on Earth.
Stranded alone on the International Space Station, Commander Angela Brown watches an odd wave of light sweep across the planet. Over the next weeks and then months, Angela struggles to contact someone on the surface, but as she fights to survive aboard a deteriorating space station, the commander glimpses the dark underpinnings of humanity’s demise.
After months alone, Vaughn discovers there is another. Racing against time, he must cross a land ravaged by the consequences of humankind’s sudden departure.
Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela – the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity’s disappearance – survive until he does?
Cling: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by Jeff Menapace & Kim Bravo
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
The only thing deadlier than the air are the people breathing it.
Sadie can perceive what others cannot. A rare and hazardous gift, it is one she would rather not possess, as its price is great suffering. There is a word used to describe her kind: Martyr.
Wandering the wastelands of a ruined Earth plagued by gangs and Cling – an affliction which shortens the human lifespan to a mere few decades – Sadie’s hope to find a slice of utopia fades.
When an act of desperation in a reckless moment sets her on the run from a vicious warlord, her flight leads to a mysterious boy who seems to hold the answers to Sadie’s salvation. If she will use her gift to help his community, he vows to share the location of a tunnel deep beneath the ground – a tunnel revealed to Sadie in a fever dream as the key to defeating her pursuers.
But when Sadie enters the tunnel, what she discovers plunges the boy’s community into unimaginable peril. Fortunately, Sadie has a few tricks up her sleeve – and an old acquaintance with a notorious set of skills who just may agree to join the fray.
Bunker: Mission Critical Series, Book 1 by Jay J. Falconer
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
All That Stands Between a Global Conspiracy and the End of the World Is One Man and a Gun
When a coordinated attack brings chaos to the country, the mountain community of Clearwater, Colorado, finds itself at ground zero.
Without power, technology, and the ability to survive, the desperate townspeople turn to a mysterious drifter for help – Jack Bunker, a troubled man with the skills and training to keep everyone alive.
Soon it becomes clear that not everything in Clearwater is what it seems. Dark forces are amassing in the shadows, preparing to unleash an evil far worse than anyone could have imagined. An evil even Bunker might not be able to stop.
Bunker: Mission Critical, Book 2 by Jay J. Falconer
Narrated by Gary Tiedemann
When a covert communication is intercepted, Jack Bunker and the town leaders of Clearwater swing into action to uncover the secret behind its deadly intent.
However, before their defenses can be fortified and the threat neutralized, a ruthless faction gains a foothold, turning to kidnapping and torture for control.
As the body count rises, Bunker is forced to summon a part of himself he loathes in order to save everyone he cares about.
But rescuing his friends won’t be easy, not when he’s captured by the insurgents who focus their attention on his mysterious past with extreme prejudice.
Agent G: Infiltrator by C.T. Phipps
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
In a world where virtually any death can be bought for the right price, follow the path of a high-tech assassin searching for answers to questions he shouldn’t be asking along with his next target. Agent G is a Letter, one of the Society’s 26 weapons for hire.
Unfortunately for the Society, G is starting to think for himself.
Unfortunately for G, he’s in the middle of infiltrating a rival organization and is running out of people he can trust.
Cyclops Road by Jeff Strand
Narrated by Joe Hempel
Evan Portin is at a sad, scary place in his life. While taking a long walk to compose himself and figure out where to go from here, he encounters a young woman being mugged in a park.
When he tries to intervene, he discovers that she doesn’t need his help. At all.
Her name is Harriett. She is very, very good at defending herself. Everything she owns is in a large backpack. She’s never seen a cell phone. She’s never been in a car. She’s never really ventured into the outside world.
And she says she’s traveling across the country to slay a Cyclops.
She’s crazy, right? Evan is not in the habit of hanging out with delusional women he’s just met. On the other hand, it can’t hurt to offer her a ride out of town. And maybe this insane journey is exactly what he needs…
A brand new adventure from the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Blister, Dweller, and Wolf Hunt.
Idempotency by Joshua Wright
Narrated by Tom Jaramillo
In the year 2112, technology has advanced and immortality is nearly achieved – at least for those who can afford it. Those born before the stemgineering revolution, or TrueElderly, soon discover the problems of advanced age.
This is just the beginning, as an avalanche of new problems is waiting on humanity’s doorstep. For enthusiastic salesman Dylan Dansby, selling an innovative new product to combat these problems could be a career defining opportunity – but Dylan’s selling a product he doesn’t believe in, and one that might just work a little too well…
Deadly Conditions: David Wolf, Book 4 by Jeff Carson
Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins
Rocky Points, a small town in the mountains of Colorado, has just been hit with an epic snowstorm, and while skiers at the resort are enjoying deep turns and face shots, the rest of the people in town are struggling to dig themselves out.
When a dead body is uncovered – brutally murdered and clearly marked with some sort of cryptic message – Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies are put on the clock, left scrambling to find a committed killer, and stop him before the corpses start piling higher than the snow.
Wolf’s investigation leads him through the back rooms of Rocky Points, and when he unveils corruption involving the highest authorities, he’s forced to gamble everything – life, limb, and his entire career – in order to reveal the truth.