The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) by Justin Cronin

The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) by Justin Cronin


The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) by Justin Cronin

The Passage (The Passage Trilogy Book 1) by Justin CroninThe Passage
Series: The Passage Trilogy #1
Author(s): Justin Cronin
Narrator(s): Abby Craden, Adenrele Ojo, Scott Brick
Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
Publication Year: 08 June 2010
Genre(s): Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic
Publisher: Random House Audio
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

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“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

©2010 Justin Cronin (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears.” (Stephen King)

“Magnificently unnerving . . . The Stand meets The Road.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“Justin Cronin has written a wild, headlong, sweeping extravaganza of a novel. The Passage is the literary equivalent of a unicorn: a bona fide thriller that is sharply written, deeply humane, ablaze with big ideas, and absolutely impossible to put down.” (Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad)
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The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David Estes

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David Estes


The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David Estes

The Moon Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 1) by David EstesThe Moon Dwellers
Series: The Dwellers Saga #1
Author(s): David Estes
Narrator(s): Julia Whelan, Will Damron
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
Publication Year: 12 May 2015
Genre(s): Dystopian, Fantasy, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

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In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the Earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms. After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, 17-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family while being hunted by a deranged killing machine named Rivet, who works for the president. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of who has dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the president and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to follow Adele mysteriously as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents' true past. In their world someone must die.

©2012 David Estes (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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Smile Now, Cry Later (Chuck Restic Mystery Book 1) by Paul MacDonald

Smile Now, Cry Later (Chuck Restic Mystery Book 1) by Paul MacDonald


Smile Now, Cry Later (Chuck Restic Mystery Book 1) by Paul MacDonald

Smile Now, Cry Later (Chuck Restic Mystery Book 1) by Paul MacDonaldSmile Now, Cry Later
Series: Chuck Restic Mystery Series #1
Author(s): Paul MacDonald
Narrator(s): Paul Dake
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Publication Year: 8 April 2015
Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Modern Detective
Publisher: Self Published
Format: Audiobook
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Chuck Restic is wasting away in a soul-crushing job in Corporate America. As an HR exec he spends his days avoiding lawsuits. But when Chuck ventures out of his Los Angeles skyscraper to investigate the disappearance of a colleague, he starts to feel alive again.
Chuck's not your typical Private Investigator (he prefers a passive-aggressive approach over the old-fashioned fisticuffs kind) but he is amusingly effective at solving crimes. And at last he is able to apply that HR experience -- the same one that gives him so much consternation -- to a finer purpose.

This first book in the humorous mystery series takes Chuck from the shady underworld of Armenian mobsters to the billion-dollar land developments that serve as the lifeblood of Los Angeles. Murder lurks at every turn and this amateur sleuth needs to find the killer before his name is added to the list.

The Chuck Restic Series is a fun romp that mashes traditional mystery with a scathing send-up of Corporate America. It's a new kind of noir that delivers a fresh take on the classic Los Angeles detective novel and will have you wanting more from Chuck Restic, Private Investigator.
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