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    Audible number-one best sellers Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle return with a relentless sci-fi adventure that asks: What if?

    The year is 1961. The Cold War is in full swing and the space race is on. Russia aims to send humanity to space. But what if space comes to humanity instead? Yuri Gagarin’s epic flight into space is disrupted when an alien Mothership jumps into orbit, causing a cosmic car crash that defies all odds. 

    Everything changes. The US and USSR must quickly put aside their differences. In exchange for the Earth’s help in the rebuilding of their Mothership, the mysterious aliens, the Vulbathi, offer promises of technology beyond humanity's wildest dreams. All the while, the world asks whether the Vulbathi are saviors or conquerors. 

    When an alien tech counterfeiter's mistake sets off a chain reaction, the fragile peace is threatened. Connor McCoy didn't mean to upset Earth's new intergalactic neighbors. He only wanted to make some cash.

    Now, Connor is the only person who can stop the doomsday clock from striking midnight. That is if his estranged brother, an agent in the new Department of Alien Relations, doesn't stop him first.

    If you're a fan of District 9, The Expanse, Destiny's Crucible, or Andy Weir's Artemis, you'll love this alternate history romp across Earth and space, post alien contact. 

    ©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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    “Aliens, agents and espionage abound in this Cold War-era alternate history adventure. This is classic SF in the golden-age tradition. A wild ride!” (Dennis E. Taylor, number-one best-selling author of We Are Legion (We Are Bob))

    "An alternate world that captivates the imagination and brings the reader on a thrilling adventure that will leave the devotees of classic science fiction eager for more." (Jason Anspach, best-selling author of the Galaxy's Edge Series)

    “A unique, unexpected take on a sci-fi adventure. Pure fun that that had me racing through the pages!” (Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times best-selling author of the Hell Divers series)

    “An inventive and entertaining alternate history science fiction book set in a Cold War that became damn hot and very wild.” (Steven Campbell, author of the Hard Luck Hank series) 

    "A fun and fast read. I can't wait to see what happens next!" (Olan Thorensen, author of the Destiny’s Crucible series) 

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    • Ecualegacy
    • 21/02/2020

    A Real McCoy of Science Fiction Goodness

    Rhett and Jaime have truly crafted a love-letter to sci-fi fans with The Luna Missile Crisis. We’re talking alternate history, battletoad aliens with super cool guns and glowing radioactive fields full of zombies. Oh, and despite the standard disclaimers, any characters resembling persons living or dead is entirely intentional. All that and so much more is packed into this irresponsibly good story of what might have been if aliens came crashing out of the sky at the dawn of the space race.

    Now, for all the campy trappings the book’s premise brings, I found myself fully unprepared for how compelling the main character proved. Connor McCoy has spent his life burning his bridges and failing at everything his perfect identical twin brother, Kyle, has succeeded at: work, women and even getting along with aliens.

    It doesn’t help, of course, that the E.T.s look like nightmare versions of Kermit and were sort of responsible for killing Connor’s girlfriend. Then again, as Connor reminds himself, he could as easily blame the Soviets for starting World War 3. That move did seem a bit much when the alien mothership T-boned their first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, on his way into orbit.

    Of course, it’s still life, but not as we knew it in the mid-60’s. In this world, the Beetles sing, “All You Need Are Toads”, John F. Kennedy is still president, and Neil Armstrong drives a space bus. But some things never change and that’s human nature. Many people have never reacted well to strange strangers and visitors from outer space certainly fall into that category.

    So, if you like alt history sci-fi, a little post-apocalyptic flavoring and unexpectedly relatable characters, then get ready for a close encounter with this thrilling story. Oh, and did I mention the audiobook is narrated by Ray Porter? He’s kind of seriously awesome.

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    • Arkewal
    • 21/02/2020

    Monsters, Mobsters, and JFK? What's Not to Like?

    This is a fun, pulpy romp through a history of the Cold War that never was. It's the 1960s; folks are paranoid; tensions between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. are at an all-time high. Plenty of plot for most stories, right? But wait, there's more--add aliens, the Mob, international political intrigue, and a good man with the best of intentions dropped into an impossible situation. The authors can tickle your funny bone and heighten your heart rate at the same time. Well-written, great characters, twisty plot. And a performance by Ray Porter that's absolutely fabulous. Bring on the sequel!

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    • Carl Haynes
    • 21/02/2020

    Amazing alternate history

    Most alternate history picks most of the same turning points. Bruno and castle have chosen an original turning point. Aliens arrive at the point where the Russians first enter orbit. The amazing job Bruno and Castle have done here kept me listening till the early hours

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    • Willis Burns
    • 20/02/2020

    Alt History at its best

    This is beyond all expectations! JFK, Neil Armstrong, Nixon, and Ray Porter nailing their voices like a pro!

    Aliens and humans in a cosmic car crash that kicks off the beginning of the end, but also... utopia?

    My earbuds might as well have been glued into my ears. I couldn’t get enough. “Just one more chapter.”

    I’m in love with the McCoy boys and I really hope there’s a book two in the works for this. It stands nicely by itself, but there’s definitely room for another adventure.

    Fingers crossed.

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    • Daniel Pope
    • 21/02/2020

    Alternate History Must Have

    The authors nailed it. The 60's, Aliens, Russians, Cuban Missile Crisis ... Great story cover to cover. Amazing narration. Check it out, well worth the credit.

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    • Josh R
    • 23/02/2020

    Interesting Alt-History SciFi Adventure

    I really enjoy a good alternate history novel, and I love a great SciFi story. This book combined them in an excellent way. The characters in this book are great, especially the main characters, the polar opposite twins, Kyle and Connor. Kyle is a military hero, and Connor is a drug addict and conman. Their family dynamic was well written and believable. The story was well written, and I enjoyed every minute of it, from Mafia shootouts to irradiated cannibals. The narration is excellent in this book. Ray Porter always does an amazing job with all the voices and accents. I really wish the authors and narrator had watched a little Futurama while writing and narrating this book though, there wasn’t a single “AROOOOOOOOO! Nixon’s Back!” Other than that, this book is an excellent adventure, and I’m looking forward to book two. There better be a book two!

    I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    • Gary Guilmette
    • 22/02/2020

    In the spirit of Turtledove and Orson Scott Card

    Welcome to our alternate past / future where things aren’t quite what you think. Mixing the best of Harry Turtledove and Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) authors Bruno and Castle lead us through a world that is ours, but is not. Rich characters and intrigues abound in a world not ready for aliens and change. In the midst of this turmoil you find family, friendship, sorrow and renewal mixed with starships, space travel and the hero's of our youth.

    I highly recommend that you add this book to your collection. Be warned, you will not want to stop listening, so best start on a Friday ☺

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    • Rachel
    • 22/02/2020

    Great alternative history!!!

    Really enjoyed this book. The authors do a great job of sucking you in and making you feel like you are watching a movie in your head. Didn't want to stop listening. Narrator was awesome as well.

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    • A.G. Whiter
    • 22/02/2020

    Fun, shameless pulp fiction at its best

    The setting alone, a Cold War interrupted by an extraterrestrial presence, is worth the price of admission. High marks earned for the pacing and commitment to high-octane fun, spiced up by a setting that plays on my nostalgia for campy 60s sci-fi movies. Ray Porter, as always, thoroughly sells the performances. Well worth the credit!

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    • cheryl l schilla
    • 23/02/2020

    Pleasantly Different

    I enjoyed this book. It has historical figures and lingo intertwined in the story.. At first I was not sure how I felt about this. I binged this book. Once I started, I did not want to stop. Ray Porter’s performance is outstanding . This story is a Nice Change.

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