Commune Book Three Audio Book Update

Well, now that C2 has been released on Audible, I have a ton of readers asking when C3 comes out on audio.

First off: thank you very much for your interest.  It’s a great problem for a writer to have.

The best I have right now is that production for C3 is tentatively scheduled to start sometime later this year, probably around July or August.  That’s really the best information I have right now.  As you know, R. C. Bray’s schedule is somewhat akin to an exploding minefield…

In the meantime, I’m currently writing the 4th book and listening to the new Mountain Man Prequel by Keith C. Blackmore.  If you haven’t picked that one up yet, just what the hell is wrong with you???

Thank You

Commune Book 2 was released on Audible three days ago.  It’s already climbed to the #2 best seller slot for the Post Apocalypse genre and jumped to 77 on their Science Fiction top 100 best seller list.

You readers out there who are making this happen: you can’t imagine my gratitude.  Just thank you.

Commune: Book Two Audio Production Wrapped on 3/12!

Commune Book Two Audio

Production wrapped today!  All that remains now is to submit the completed package to Audible and let them run through their own QC process (hopefully today).  I can’t say when it will finally be available for download because the time for them to complete their process is variable, but trust me: I’ll sound the alarm as soon as you can go grab it!

– Josh

Had to share this review…

The reviews are really starting to pile up for Commune Book One on Audible, overwhelmingly positive, making me overwhelmingly grateful.  I’d like to share them all but I feel like it would become quickly tiresome for any folks stopping by this blog, who I flatter myself might be interested in my thoughts on storytelling rather than me just sharing the words of others praising my work.  It’s a fine line you walk, teetering between being proud or being…”that guy”.

But I couldn’t help but share this one from Natalie at Book Lovers Life.  What a fantastic way to wake up in the morning!

“Amazing characters!!”

When the world is hit with a CME bigger than the Carrington Event, things quickly go to hell, but humanity perseveres and they try to survive. Just as things are starting to come together, a sickness spreads and kills even more of the survivours. Now we are following a group of people who are intent on trying to make things work.

This book surprised me a lot!! While it follows the basic rule of a post apocalyptic book, it isn’t the plot that makes this shine, it’s the characters and it’s the way the story is told! It’s told to us as a story, the narrator is recording how the Commune came to be but we also see the same story told through multiple characters POV. Now, that can sometimes be awful but it works here, and works well!!

This focuses on 4 people. Jake, Billy, Amanda and her daughter, Lizzy. How the four came together is something you will have to read the book to find out, because I don’t want to spoil it! But it’s a heartbreaking journey for some of them. I loved how they came together, and I think the author does a fantastic job with it. But it doesn’t just stop with them meeting, nope, the journey continues as a group and is captivating and addicting!! I absolutely devoured it.

Every single character is well written and developed, which is rare in a debut book. There is depth to these characters that really captured my attention. Amanda and Lizzy have a hard journey, but they come out stronger. Billy is a great character and a real father figure. Jake is mysterious and I really can’t wait to find out more about him. He is a fantastic character!! I also liked the fact that there isn’t a love story here! While there’s potential, I’m glad the author didn’t feel the need to create one, especially after what Amanda endured.

In all, this is a story of survival when nothing is available anymore. The author really makes you realise how things can change in the blink of an eye! He puts a lot into the world building, but even more into the character development and what he has created was a memorable read, and I can not wait for the next one!!!

R.C Bray… let’s all bow down to the awesomeness that is R.C Bray! His range of tones and voices is impressive and he really knows how to tell a story!! A good story teller can draw you into the book and make you forget everything else, well this is what Bray does. He drew me in and made the story effortless to listen to. It played in my head like a movie and I loved it!! He is a narrator I could listen to every day and feel like I was listening to different people. Amazing performance!!

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.