Audiobook Review: Solitude by Dean M. Cole

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About the Audiobook

Author: Dean M. Cole
Narrator: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes
Publisher: CANDTOR Press⎮2017
Genre: Science Fiction
Release date: April 3, 2017
Synopsis: Earth’s last man discovers that the last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. If you like action-packed novels, you’ll love the electrifying action in this apocalyptic thriller.
Can humanity’s last two unite?
Separated by the gulf of space, the last man and woman of the human race struggle against astronomical odds to survive and unite.
Army Aviator Vaughn Singleton is a highly intelligent, lazy man. After a last-ditch effort to reignite his failing military career ends horribly, Vaughn becomes the only human left on Earth.
Stranded alone on the International Space Station, Commander Angela Brown watches an odd wave of light sweep across the planet. Over the next weeks and then months, Angela struggles to contact someone on the surface, but as she fights to survive aboard a deteriorating space station, the commander glimpses the dark underpinnings of humanity’s demise.
After months alone, Vaughn discovers there is another. Racing against time, he must cross a land ravaged by the consequences of humankind’s sudden departure.
Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela – the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity’s disappearance – survive until he does?



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I’m going to start off with a bit of a rant about the promo for this book.  It says its like I am Legend but I have to disagree on one major point….There are no weird Zombies in this book and I think that if Zombies aren’t your thing then it might put you off! But please don’t let it! This author has such an incredible imagination and it would be a travesty to miss out on Solitude!
The author doesn’t waste time with chapter on chapter of scene building he very quickly lets you know everything you need to know about the characters and gets straight into the action!  The authors style is effortless and he easily puts you into the characters frame of reference.
This book is so much more than Sci-Fi you’ve got mystery, intrigue and survival to! So if you aren’t a die hard Sci-Fi fan don’t be put off this page turner is good for you to!
When it comes to the narration R.C Bray is fantastic as always! He always puts a strong performance into his work and is a pleasure to listen to! Julia Whelan also offers an amazing performance and the reading of alternating chapters flowed really well.  My only critique is that Julia’s chapters were louder than R.C Brays and it did disrupt the smooth transition between chapters.

About the Author: Dean M. Cole

Author, world traveler, and combat pilot turned commercial helicopter pilot Dean M. Cole writes from locales as remote as Equatorial Guinea and as romantic as Paris’s Champs-Elysées with his trusty sidekick and beautiful wife, Donna. A combat veteran, he flew Apache Attack Helicopters in the US Army’s First Cavalry Division.

License to kill revoked by the government, he traded in his attack helicopter for one of the transport ilk. When not weaving tales of alien apocalypse and redemption, he spends his days flying terrestrial aliens in IFOs (Identified Flying Objects) known as helicopters. No longer authorized to dispatch aliens he settles for dropping them off at oil rigs around the globe.

On the six months of time off his paying job affords, author, biker, and fellow Sci-Fi geek Dean M. Cole travels with his wife, builds airplanes and custom choppers, and writes his next tale of the apocalypse.

About the Narrator: R.C. Bray

From an early age Audie, Earphones, and SOVAS Voice Arts Award-winning audiobook narrator R.C. Bray despised reading. Truly hated it with a passion.

And audiobooks? Even worse. Those were for people too lazy to read (not to be confused with those like himself who didn’t want to read to begin with).

R.C. eventually got older and wiser (he was always good-looking) and eschewing his capricious convictions fell head-over-heels with reading. Not just to learn words like “eschew” and “capricious” so he could use them in a bio line, but because someone was actually going to give him money to do it.

Note: R.C.’s gorgeous wife and three beautiful children begged him not to make this his official bio. Clearly he misunderstood

About the Narrator: Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. She is perhaps most well known for her acting work on ABC’s Once and Again and her award-winning narration of over 200 audiobooks (including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl). Her debut novel is forthcoming.

After a healthy career as a child actor, Whelan attended Middlebury College and Oxford University, graduating with a degree in English and Creative Writing.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Dean M. Cole. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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