Narrated by Todd Menesses
It was a quiet Seattle morning until the skies filled with fire: without warning, a catastrophic meteor shower caused buildings to crumble and the lights to go out. Out of the rubble, five ordinary people arose to find themselves manifesting undreamed-of abilities. Will they be enough to do what the military cannot — stop a massive alien invasion before the entire West Coast is destroyed?
About the Author
Tim spent time in the US Navy, worked for a major game corporation, an aeronautics company, and was in the IT field for 15 years as an engineer before becoming a full-time author.
He is an active member of Horror Writers Association, SFWA, and International Thriller Writers.
Tim resides outside of Seattle where he spends time with his partner in crime, author and publisher Katie Cord, as well as 2 children, 2 dogs of various sizes and dispositions, and a near constant supply of overpriced and overcooked coffee beans.
Tim answers all emails and loves to hear from his readers. You can contact him at: StupidZombies@gmail.com
Impact Earth: Symbiosis
Elsie’s Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Impact Earth: Symbiosis is fantastic! I have to admit though I almost felt like I did when I first started watching Game of Thrones, you need a flow chart to keep track of everyone in this book! Ok, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but you do need to pay attention.
Don’t worry, though, by the end, you really feel connected to each and every one of the five main characters in this audiobook. It also took a little getting used to the author jumping between characters, but once I got a feel for each character, I honestly enjoyed how the story was told from multiple points of view, it made total sense.
What really helped was the narration by Todd Menesses, but we’ll talk more about that later. So, in this ensemble cast, you have Brian, the overweight pimply faced 16-year-old kid. Elise, an abused woman just starting to rebuild her life. Sean, the big, kind-hearted divorcé. Martin, a crotchety old veteran dying of cancer and last but not least, Victor, the family man.
While the entire population of Seattle is caught up in an alien invasion, these five characters are fighting not one but two alien invasions. Talk about sensory overload! I’m not one for spoilers, so I’ll leave it at that.
Timothy W. Long really takes his time building this story. So expect this tale to roll out over several books because I really feel like book one is just the beginning! Speaking of that, I hate to be a Debbie Downer! When I went to Long’s website to see when the next book in the series was scheduled for release, I looked high and low and found zilch. I’m assuming it will be awhile before book two is released…
OK, so let’s talk about narrator Todd Menesses. I dare anyone to tell me that narrators are not actors of the highest caliber. It’s amazing to me that one person is voicing ALL of the characters, major and minor! Genius! Each character has their own distinct voice and not once did I have to question which character was talking and trust me it’s quite a feat to keep that many characters straight!
Amazing story, awesome narration!