Five Roads to Texas

People were rushing the road from the tree line, screaming. Their faces were twisted into masks of tormented rage…

W.J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Rich Baker, Joseph Hansen, Allen Gamboa
Five Roads to Texas

Format:
Audiobook

Publisher’s Synopsis:
It spread fast- no time to understand it- let alone learn how to fight it.

Once it reached you, it was too late. All you could do is run.

Rumored safe zones and potential for a cure drifted across the populace, forcing tough decisions to be made.

They say only the strong survive. Well they forgot about the smart, the inventive and the lucky.

Follow five different groups from across the U.S.A. as they make their way to what could be America’s last stand in the Lone Star State.

Point of view:
3rd person. Multiple perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is an amazing collaboration between Phalanx Press authors W.J. Lundy, Brian Parker, Rich Baker, Joseph Hansen, and Allen Gamboa.

The authors take the helm of characters of single, familial, teams, and found allies as they learn of a quickly spreading threat. It’s unknown whether a virus or parasite is causing humans to rapidly decline into mindless beings attacking the uninfected.

I love the fact that they share the perspectives of a broad variety of people: gender, age, background, personality, occupations, skills, social status, etc. Don’t get too attached, because even the most beloved characters aren’t safe.

It offers a rich and unexpected storyline. The pacing is fantastic. At 12 hours, I couldn’t listen all in one day – but I squeezed listening in to every spare moment I had. This ends on a cliffhanger in that the time covered is really only the first month of the outbreak. The authors & their characters diverge into a series of individual books that I’m looking forward to. Starting with book 2: Brian Parker’s After the Roads.

Content Warning: Keep in mind that tough topics & situations are explored with stark reality: be aware that vicious attacks, murder, rape, and other brutalities occur.

Narration:
I really enjoyed Andrew B. Wehrlen’s narration. As mentioned above he has a huge & diverse cast of characters to work with as well as a wide range of emotions and situations. He delivers a wonderful and consistent performance. I’m thrilled he’s narrating the entire series.

About the authors:
W.J. Lundy is a still serving Veteran of the U.S. Military with service in Afghanistan. He has over 12 years of combined service with the Army and Navy in Europe, the Balkans and Southwest Asia. W.J. is an avid athlete, writer, backpacker and shooting enthusiast. He currently resides with his wife and daughter in Central Michigan.

You can connect with W.J. Lundy here:

Brian Parker is both traditionally and self-published with an ever-growing collection of works across multiple genres, including sci-fi, post-apocalyptic/dystopian, horror, paranormal thriller, military fiction, self-publishing how-to and even a children’s picture book–Zombie in the Basement, which he wrote to help children overcome the perceived stigma of being different than others.

You can connect with Brian Parker here:

Rich Baker lives on the front range of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado and may or may not have a Danny Harris-style bunker where he can take refuge from the zombies when the inevitable apocalypse strikes. When he’s not writing or working, he enjoys running in the Colorado sunshine, even if it’s 20 degrees outside! He also enjoys an occasional round of golf and binging on the latest Netflix sensations.

You can connect with Rich Baker here:

Joseph Hansen also writes under the name of H.J. Harry. He is a self- studied author who has made excellent use of the online educational tools such as NaNoWriMo and various other focused critiquing groups.

Allen Gamboa is a retired peace officer and ex AirForce Sergeant. He lives in the Redwoods with his lovely, former Navy and retired peace officer, wife. He loves all things horror and cake.

About the narrator:
With a strong, friendly and confident voice, Andy will tell you a story in a conversational way that seems like you’re hearing it from a friend you trust.

​Specializing in sci-fi, thrillers, horror,  post-apocalyptic and genre specific.

You can connect with Andrew B. Wehrlen here:

My Favorite Quotes

Smoke billowed, forming thick black clouds that blocked out the sunlight. – Five Roads to Texas by @wjlundy @rbakerbooks Brian Parker Joseph Hanson @allenkillszombi #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #FiveRoadsToTexas #Zombies #Horror #Thriller #Suspense

If shit went down like it looked like it would, then her number-one priority was saving herself. – Five Roads to Texas by @wjlundy @rbakerbooks Brian Parker Joseph Hanson @allenkillszombi #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #FiveRoadsToTexas #Zombies #Horror #Thriller #Suspense

The video continued until the screen was filled with bodies mangled and wrapped in the wire. – Five Roads to Texas by @wjlundy @rbakerbooks Brian Parker Joseph Hanson @allenkillszombi #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #FiveRoadsToTexas #Zombies #Horror #Thriller #Suspense

People were rushing the road from the tree line, screaming. Their faces were twisted into masks of tormented rage… – Five Roads to Texas by @wjlundy @rbakerbooks Brian Parker Joseph Hanson @allenkillszombi #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #FiveRoadsToTexas #Zombies #Horror #Thriller #Suspense

If it was bad inside this “secure” facility, she wondered how it was outside. – Five Roads to Texas by @wjlundy @rbakerbooks Brian Parker Joseph Hanson @allenkillszombi #Audiobook narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen #FiveRoadsToTexas #Zombies #Horror #Thriller #Suspense

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