Here are the books that were released the week of July 13th that I think are new and notable including books from Bobby Akart, Nick Thacker, and Dean M. Cole. Featuring Narrations by R.C. Bray, Joe Hempel, and Duke Fontaine.
I have mentioned any books that currently have Whispersync deals, if more come up after posting, please leave a comment and let me know!
If you’d like to be featured here in the upcoming weeks, please let me know!
Authors, narrators, producers, and publishers — any of the books featured here are prime candidates for review. If you see yourself featured here, I would love to review your audiobook! Let me know here
Book covers and bolded titles have affiliate links to Amazon (where you can buy the Audible version). Clicking these helps support this site, so thank you if you do.
New to Audible? Get 2 free books when you sign up using this link:
Pandemic: Beginnings: The Pandemic Series, Book 1 by Bobby Akart
Narrated by John David Farrell & Kris Adams
They attack with impunity, and without prejudice.
Their goal – to destroy you, from within.
A merciless enemy, just one-billionth our size.
WELCOME TO THE NEXT GLOBAL WAR
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.
Terrorists kidnap and blackmail a young French scientist in Western Africa. The outbreak of an ancient disease kills everyone in a village located in a remote jungle of Guatemala. U.S. government operatives uncover a secret biological laboratory in Trinidad. An isolated death at the hands of this killer virus is discovered in Greece.
Is there a connection, or are these simply a string of coincidences?
Dr. Mackenzie Hagan, a highly-educated, well-respected epidemiologist at the CDC-Atlanta, is called to Guatemala. As the daughter of a retired Commanding General of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Mac often says infectious disease is in her blood. While no infectious disease outbreak is routine, this particular hot zone in Guatemala has its own set of complications – including a mysterious operative sent there by the Department of Defense. Events unfold and Mac is sent around the world investigating new cases involving this same, rare disease.
Nathan Hunter, a covert operative within an off-the-books project for the DOD, tracks down terrorists before they strike. As Hunter unravels a villainous plot with tentacles spanning the globe, his investigative path crosses with Mac’s. Was it fate, or something else? Mac and Hunter work together to analyze the disease and to identify the source. But they soon learn that the biggest challenge they’ll face is right at home – a government bureaucracy unwilling to sound the alarm to protect the nation.
As the disease spreads and the crisis escalates, an army lurks in the shadows – one blessed by Allah, and prepared to wage the Final Jihad.
This series will be frighteningly realistic. It is not intended to scare the wits out of you, but it might just scare the wits into you. Remember, it could take just one cough, one kiss, or one touch to change not only your life, but the lives of everyone around you — forever.
This is an ingenious, inventive thriller about the threats we face from a global pandemic, and the use of infectious diseases by terrorists as they wage jihad around the world. Drawing on his unique talent to place the reader in a post-apocalyptic world, Bobby Akart delivers an explosive page-turner that has you wondering – will there be a last patient?
Note: The Pandemic Series does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults. Although some scenes depict the realistic threat our nation faces from a worldwide pandemic, and the societal collapse which will result in the aftermath, it does not contain graphic scenes typical of other books in the post-apocalyptic genre. I believe more of our young people need to lead a preparedness lifestyle. Studies show that our millennials do not have any of the basic survival skills. By writing this series free of vulgarities and gratuitous sexual innuendo, I’ve intended it to be suitable for everyone. Thanks.
Harvey Bennett Thrillers: Books 1-3: Harvey Bennett Thrillers Box Set by Nick Thacker
Narrated by Mike Vendetti
Harvey Bennett is just a park ranger…
Harvey Bennett is an unassuming everyman, the kind of guy who likes to be left alone. But when a bomb goes off at his park, he can’t help but get involved.
Grab the first three books in the series for one low introductory price!
With over 1,200 reviews on Amazon (4.5-star average), these books are being compared to Dan Brown, James Rollins, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Jump in and discover the next great series in armchair travel and adventure.
Books in this box set:
The Enigma Strain
The Amazon Code
The Ice Chasm
The Enigma Strain: When a bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, threatening the stability of the world’s largest active volcano, the reclusive park ranger Harvey “Ben” Bennett is startled to realize that the blast itself wasn’t the only threat: the bomb released a virus into the air, and the outbreak is beginning to infect and kill more and more people.
Ben teams up with Juliette Richardson, a driven CDC agent working inside the newly-formed BTR (Biological Threat Research) team, to find the people behind the act of terrorism. When the attacks get personal, Ben and Julie take it upon themselves to seek out and destroy the threat before it’s too late.
A race across the United States, chasing terrorists, dodging bullets, and escaping the threat of a deadly virus outbreak and military apocalypse…
The Amazon Code: When her company discovers a remarkable hidden message in the dreaming brains of her subjects, Dr. Amanda Meron unknowingly invites disaster unto her company. She enlists the help of some old friends to find out what the clues are pointing her toward, but they seem to be pointing her to one of the remote places on the planet.
The Amazon Rainforest.
When Harvey “Ben” Bennett gets a hint that the nefarious organization he’s been searching for has turned up in Brazil, he and his new girlfriend Juliette Richardson race to the jungle to discover what they’re after – and hopefully stop them.
From the myth of the lost city of El Dorado to emerging science technology, The Amazon Code has it all: action-packed adventure, an exotic setting, and characters you’ll fall in love with.
The Ice Chasm
Near the McMurdo Station on the continent of Antarctica, a signal is seen and intercepted by a telecommunications company. They don’t understand what the signal means, but whoever sent it is illegally using the company’s restricted technology and satellites.
Harvey “Ben” Bennett and Juliette Richardson are approached to join an expedition to Antarctica to find the source of the signal, and bring back whatever technology is hidden there.
After trekking through the Amazon Rainforest and narrowly escaping death at Yellowstone National Park, Ben has little interest in yet another dangerous mission, but there is one reason he accepts the job:
Draconis Industries, the company that was behind the mass genocide at Yellowstone and the heinous crimes in the Amazon.
Together, Ben and Julie, joined by new teammates Reggie and Joshua Jefferson, must visit the coldest continent on Earth to uncover what Draconis Industries is trying desperately to keep hidden.
Home Invasion: The Survivalist Series, Book 8 by A. American
Narrated by Duke Fontaine
Morgan and his extended family could see the light at the end of the tunnel, dim though it may be. There was the promise of power once again. The plant was being repaired and it looked as though it may actually run. While it meant lots of hard sweaty work, the reward was worth the investment. The farm was growing strong and community involvement was good. People were finally coming to terms with the fact that they needed to work together. So far, Mother Nature had been on their side. But that too was about to change.
There was no shortage of problems. There were those in town with their own plans. And those plans did not include Sheriff Morgan Carter. For the most part, Morgan ignored the issue, thinking it would simply go away. But that was not to be. He would have to face it head on; and it just may cost him his life.
As serious as the issues in town were, there were other, much larger problems brewing. These were beyond his control. They were beyond the control of the entire community, even if they were banded together. And Morgan would not be able to simply ignore them either. There were forces converging on Central Florida that would bring back the uncertainty that only recently appeared to be vanquished. Only this time, it would be far worse than a rogue band of Federal Agents. War was coming, and with it, death. It would test them all.
The Rising by Brian Keene
Narrated by Joe Hempel
The classic that helped start a pop culture phenomenon – back in print and UNCUT!
Since it’s 2003 debut, Brian Keene’s THE RISING is one of the best-selling zombie novels of all-time. It has been translated into over a dozen languages, inspired the works of other authors and filmmakers, and has become a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of horror fans.
THE RISING is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape, to find his young son. Accompanied by Martin, a preacher still holding to his faith, and Frankie, a recovering heroin addict with an indomitable will to survive, Jim travels from state to state and town to town, facing an endless onslaught of undead hordes, and the evils perpetrated by his fellow man.
This brand-new, author’s preferred edition, restores nearly 30,000 words of material that was cut from the original edition. These new chapters, which have never been seen by anyone before now, expand the original story, adding new depths to characters and more horrific situations.
You may think you’ve read THE RISING, but you haven’t read it all until you read this edition!
Deadite Press is proud to present this uncut, author’s preferred edition, which also includes a lengthy essay by the author about the novel’s genesis and history.
The Null Prophecy by Michael Guillen
Narrated by A.T. Chandler
Space weather scientists in Northeast Canada have spotted holes opening in Earth’s magnetosphere. Now a massive, deadly eruption of solar radiation is barreling toward the planet at one million miles per hour. With only three days before impact, the president of the United States desperately turns to two unlikely heroes for help: inventor Calder Sinclair and physicist-turned-news-correspondent Allie Armendariz.
As they and the world focus on the looming disaster from space, someone is secretly plotting to wreak havoc globally on the ground. If successful, the fiendish plan will hurl modern civilization back to the Nineteenth Century.
Guillen skillfully weaves heart-racing suspense with deeper questions about the profound consequences of scientific innovation, both intended and unintended. As his heroes search for answers, they run headlong into questions about human origins and the meaning and purpose of life and death.
Racing the clock, Calder and Allie battle personal demons (as well as each other), all the while inching closer to a staggering truth foretold in ancient literature that decisively spells out the world’s future—the Null Prophecy.
Richard’s Story: A Numbers Game Short by Rebecca Rode
Narrated by Stacey Glemboski
Richard just wanted a girlfriend – not the apocalypse. Richard Peak’s senior year is looking painfully ordinary – fighting for position on the soccer team, his parents’ constant arguing, a glaring lack of a girlfriend. He can’t wait to graduate and join a soccer team overseas, preferably as far from home as possible. Then the president is assassinated and his life changes forever. As an alarming chain of nationwide terrorist attacks trigger a civil war, Richard finds himself on a dangerous journey for survival. As those around him fall prey to hunger, illness, and hatred, Richard must decide between a full stomach and humanity – and somehow create a new society out of the ashes of a fallen world. Richard’s Story is the secret journal of the boy eventually founded the New Order Republic of America (NORA). This is an exclusive prequel to the best-selling Numbers Game Saga.
Chimera: Universe Eventual, Book 1 by N.J. Tanger
Narrated by Josh Bloomberg
The fate of Earth’s first colony rests on the shoulders of a pair of misfits: Theo Puck, a rogue hacker with a gift for speaking to machines, and Selena Samuelson, a brash but talented pilot with a dark secret in her past.
Earth went silent over a decade ago. No contact, no resupply. If something doesn’t change, the colony will go extinct. The only way to restore communication with Earth is the ancient colony ship Chimera. Two centuries of disrepair have taken their toll on her–the shipboard AI that allows travel between distant stars is lost in unending sleep. She must be woken and the ship rebuilt for a desperate return journey to Earth.
The mandate to repair and crew the Chimera seems like a game to Theo–one he isn’t invited to play. Angry at having been overlooked, Theo hacks his name onto the list of those selected to crew the Chimera, a decision he soon regrets. A brutal murder changes everything: Theo must make it to the Chimera or his family will suffer terribly consequences.
Piloting an ore trawler is the only life Selena has ever known until an industrial accident strands her aboard the Hydra, the orbital station responsible for rebuilding the Chimera. A chance encounter with her AI suggests Selena might have a far larger role to play in saving the colony than she–or anyone else–ever imagined.
Theo and Selena’s futures become intertwined as they carve out places for themselves in the crew that will navigate the Chimera back to Earth. However, behind the scenes, a brilliant sociopath has set events in motion that could not only destroy their lives, but doom their colony as well.
Sector 64: First Contact: A Sector 64 Prequel Novella by Dean M. Cole
Narrated by R.C. Bray
As part of the Greatest Generation, Major Anthony Spinelli, a World War II fighter pilot, flew into combat to save his family and keep them free. Two years later, he lost them in the blink of an eye, leaving Tony rudderless and without purpose. Then, on a dark, moonless night, in the skies above 1947 New Mexico, he has an encounter that will change humanity forever. However, when an accident threatens to unleash unimaginable destruction, Tony must race against time and unwinding plots to save us…and maybe himself along the way.
Hell’s Teeth by Paul Mannering
Narrated by Doug Greene
In the cold South Pacific waters off the coast of New Zealand, a team of divers and scientists are preparing for three days in a specially designed habitat 1300 feet below the surface.
In this alien and savage world, the mysterious great white sharks gather to hunt and to breed.
When the dive team’s only link to the surface is destroyed, they find themselves in a desperate battle for survival. With the air running out, and no hope of rescue, they must use their wits to survive against sharks, each other, and a terrifying nightmare of legend.
- Operation Brushfire by Rhett C. Bruno & James Wolanyk (Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips) - September 21, 2021
- Hell Divers VIII: King of the Wastes by Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Narrated by R.C. Bray) - September 19, 2021
- New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of September 18th on Brian’s Book Blog - September 18, 2021