Extinction Red Line by Nicholas Sansbury Smith narrated by Bronson Pinchot


Extinction Red Line is the prequel to the Extinction Cycle Series. This prequel is an addition to the original series.

It clarifies how the variant world started. A team of soldiers ordered to inject themselves to protect them from chemical warfare in Vietnam. The team, following orders, turned into something unspeakable.

A British reporter decides to investigate a Vietnamese superstition about a White Ghost of some sort. This reporter is Vietnamese and wants to investigate the truth behind the legend that he knows of from when he lived there. He becomes an overnight success but at a very high price.

His story, in a British paper, sets in motion a series of events that saves the reporter. The cost of this story is human lives. Americans much clean up what they left behind.

The narrator has to do various accents to bring this book to life. The narrator brings Extinction Red Line to life in a fantastic way. The author did a tremendous job with this prequel.

Abandon by Blake Crouch


Abandon is a town way up in high altitude mountains where oxygen is much thinner. The book alternates between past and present. Something precious has been there since the town was booming 1n the 1800’s. There seems to be something worth dying killing for,

Abandon is not an easy place to journey. A guide must take those wanting to do there on a long and dangerous hike. Hikers must bring everything with then. Abandon isn’t just the name of the town. It is abandoned.

Abandon is a scary adventure. The people in this hiking party all have different agendas. This town is dead. No one ever knew where all the people went. That is part of the attraction of this town.

All is revealed both from the past and present. Not everyone gets to go home after this adventure. Those that do are changed forever.

Serenity Engulfed Book 5 in the Shelby Alexander Serenity series by Craig A Hart


Book 5 of the Shelvy Alexander Serenity series gives us, the readers, a glimpse into the main character, Shelby Alexander’s, past while going through a suspense story happening to Shelby now. Serenity is a quiet town where Shelby was hoping to have a peaceful retirement.

During his time living in Serebity#, he has developed a reputation for being the go-to guy if one requires help. A fixer is his profession. Brute strength is one of Shelby’s go-to defenses. Shelby is not looking for work. He can’t turn anyone away, either.

In this latest book, old enemies return to threaten all that is important to Shelby. A few old characters and some newly introduced. All these characters are well defined. Shelby’s best friend, Mack, a retired Detroit cop, happens to be visiting coincidentally. Serenity Engulfed is a book of never-ending suspense and action for Shelby Alexander Fast read. Serenity Engulfed is a stay up all night read.

Extinction Lost by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. Book # 6.5 in the Extinction Cycle Series. Audible by Bronson Pinchot.


Extinction Lost is book 6.5 in the Extinction Series. Team Ghost, now led by Master Sargent Fitzgerald, must liberate a small fishing town from a type of variant that has taken out the entire previous team.

These variants are a mutation. New challenges face the exhausted and injured team that barely got out of Europe in the previous book. Constant suspense and action make it impossible to put this down just like the last six books.

The characters and varIants are well defined. The variants are always changing. These battles are full of surprises because of the unknown abilities of the variants Team Ghost will be facing. Not everyone lives through any of these books. The Extinction Cycle is a continually evolving series that has kept me obsessed.

The narrator, Bronson Pinchot, does a fantastic job with every character. Listening to the audible is like watching Extinction Lost on TV. I have no idea how anyone can create so many distinctive characters with one voice.

I don’t want this to end. I’m reading the prequel now before I move on to the final book in this series.

Divided By Witcraft by Karen Perkins


Divided by Witchcraft is the second historical fiction short story from a series examining witchcraft during the late 16 and early 17 centuries in England. Divided By Witchcraft actually did happen. Only two characters are purely fiction in Divided by Witchcraft.

Witches hung when finding guilty. Divided By Witcraft is the true story of a family accusing relatives of corrupting Grace Sowerbutts is the daughter, granddaughter, and niece caught in the middle of turmoil. Grace went to church with her relatives. Witnessing Grace’s exiting church with three female relatives upset her mom, causing Grace’s mom to involve a Jesuit priest in playing a role in accusing these three relatives of witchcraft.

Grace Sowerbutts and many of the less educated of the time speak in an old British slang which is explained at the beginning. Once the slang words translated, it’s easy to understand the speech of the lower, less educated class. It is disturbing how life was in the days of the witch trials.

The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King Book 4.5 in The Dark Tower Gunslinger series


Stephen King has incorporated a Gunslinger error fairy tail within this book. The ka-tet continues following t the beam to the Dark Tower. This book takes place during the Is on their day to Calla Bryn Sturgisgis. Between The Wizard of Glass (#4) and The Wolves of the Calla (#5) in The Gunslinger Series. The reader learns more about the way of life during this time. Bad storm takes on a whole new meaning. The reader also gains some powerful insight into Roland.