Convergence (A Shrouded World Book 3) by Mark Tufo and John O’Brien

Posted January 30, 2018 by Charla White in Reviews / 0 Comments

Convergence (A Shrouded World Book 3) by Mark Tufo and John O’BrienConvergence by John O'Brien, Mark Tufo
Narrator: Sean Runnette
Series: A Shrouded World #3
Published by Audible Studios on 12 December 2017
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Genres: Military, Science Fiction
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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Having survived Atlantis, the town of Indian Hill beckons. As Mike and Trip make their way toward Indian Hill and are in search of some much needed answers, Jack is fast on their heels. It is a dangerous journey fraught with all manner of creatures. Zombies, Night Runners and the Alien Whistlers do their best to prevent the trio from ever going home again. The Whistlers are constantly roaming the wilds in search of food, the zombies gather in large groups, and the night runners own the night.

Will they survive the nightmarish beasts only to be shredded by time itself? Trip may have some knowledge that could help, but extracting it from him is proving exceedingly difficult. Mike's memories are being tattered, and Jack's soul is tortured as he makes one final desperate bid to get back to his family. Time is truly running out. Will the group manage to get back to their original worlds before this one folds into nothingness?

©2017 Mark Tufo, John O'Brien (P)2017 Audible, Inc.


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Jack, Tripp and Mike are still trying to get back home.  They traverse through some deadly night runners, whistlers and smart zombies; they find themselves caught up in several dimensional rifts and Tripp’s rare moments of lucidity.    Non-stop action keeps the listener sitting on the edge of their seat, biting their nails as Tripp and Mike try to connect with Jack at Indian Hill.  Lots of “moments” of clarity for Tripp and not everything is as it appears.  Although the storyline had the potential of becoming confusing and losing the listener, both Tufo and O’Brien kept it clear and moving forward.

The ending as well as throughout the book, things were being explained … like Tripp’s mind or lack of, the dimensional rifts, as well as some truly horrific descriptions of people and objects – you must hear it to understand!  Absolutely horrifying!  And I don’t think I could ever eat another Frito!

A great pairing of authors combining their best characters into a tale that truly has it’s most frightening moments as well as moments of complete and total hilarity.

Sean Runnette, as always, performs the book perfectly!  He has a tone in his voice – almost like he is Michael Talbot – that is spot on.  His voices for Jack and Tripp are just as spot on as well!  I enjoy hearing Runnette read.

There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.

 

About Sean Runnette

ABR interviewed Sean here

Sean Runnette has earned two Audie nominations and five Earphones Awards for his narration. He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie Award winners. He has toured the US and internationally with The American Repertory Theater and Mabou Mines, as well as appearing in Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order and 3rd Watch. He lives, unapologetically, in New Jersey.

The stuff that fits in between the lines:
I’ve been married for 13 years to the girl I first fell in love with when I was 19 years old. Which should make me 32, but somehow I’m closing in on 50. Go figure. We have a dog and a cat, live in a witness protection program style townhouse on the edge of farmland in NJ and don’t miss living in NYC.
I was raised mostly in California. Initially in Mill Valley and finally in LA. I went to Los Angeles Community College, realized I enjoyed acting, moved to SF (where I met my future wife) then moved again to Cambridge for more schoolin’. Then it was off to NY, where I did many, many plays in small rooms with and for swell folks. After a while the rooms got bigger and the people less fun. After a while hearing 100 no’s to every yes got to be too much, so I opted for sanity. Which is audiobooks. Still nutty, but much more civil.
I record in our basement, make holes in sheetrock and call it home repair, and train.

About John O’Brien

John O’Brien is a former Air Force fighter instructor pilot who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his career gathering his campaign ribbon for Desert Storm. Immediately following his military service, John became a firefighter/EMT with a local department. Along with becoming a firefighter, he fell into the Information Technology industry in corporate management. Currently, John is writing full-time on the series, A New World.

As a former marathon runner, John lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and can now be found kayaking out in the waters of Puget Sound, mountain biking in the Capital Forest, hiking in the Olympic Peninsula, or pedaling his road bike along the many scenic roads.

About Mark Tufo

Mark Tufo is the creator of the Zombie Fallout series, which feature everyman hero Mike Talbot.

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed at Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA, and Kaneohe Bay HI.

After his tour of duty, he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has since gone back to college at CTU to complete his Masters.

He wrote the first installment of the Indian Hill Trilogy whilst in college. This manuscript was stored in his garage until July 2009, when he published it on Kindle at his wife’s insistence.

At the time of this writing, Mark has since written the extremely popular Zombie Fallout series comprised of six serial novels, one prequel novella (Dr. Hugh Mann), and a related side story following the plague from the point of view of a zombie retaining human sentience (Timothy); two additional installments of the popular Indian Hill series; a metaphysical horror novel (The Spirit Clearing); two books following the trials of domesticated pets in the time of a zombie plague (The Book of Riley 1 & 2); a young adult version of Indian Hill entitled The Ravin (with a YA version of Indian Hill 2 scheduled for release in 2013); and a contribution to a compilation of zombie short stories (Undead Tales).

Mark’s books are generally written in a first person narrative style and crossover into several genres including horror, science fiction, and comedy. All of his books make some reference to the recurring semi-autobiographical character Michael Talbot and usually include some interesting insights into the real history of this unique author.

Mark Tufo lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs.

As of September 2012, Mark’s first film, Zombie Fallout is in pre-production with Illuminandi Media.

About Charla White

Mother of 2, grandmother of 5; love to read and listen to books; published writer. Event coordinator and associate program officer professionally. I also do editing, reviewing and ghostwriting. Highly eclectic in my reading but favorite genres are horror and cozy mysteries.

I have 30+ years of editing experience within the worlds of academia and business. My degrees are a B.A. in English with a Master’s in Education. My passion is experiencing the art of storytelling through books and audio's.

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