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They are coming. The countdown has begun.First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with internet) has already shown tThey are coming. The countdown has begun.First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn't even bother to deny the alien ships' existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with internet) has already shown the populace what is coming. So the news has turned from evasion to triage, urging calm and offering the few facts they have: The objects are enormous, perfectly round spheres numbering in the dozens, maybe hundreds. They are on an approach vector for Earth. And they will arrive in six days. Fear simmers.Meyer Dempsey - mogul, wealthy entrepreneur, arrogant and always in charge - is in New York, on the phone with his ex-wife in LA when the news breaks. He can hear tension in the voices of reporters and experts chronicling all that's known and unknown. But even while those supposedly in charge restrain their own panic, Meyer finds he recognizes bits and pieces of what the world is facing. He's seen this in dreams - in visions of another place. He knows where he and his family must go. He has prepared … though he never knew until now what he'd been preparing for. He knows only they cannot hesitate. They must run to their safe haven in the Colorado mountains. Now. Before society shatters into chaos, and it all falls apart. Fear rises.Meyer has been taking steps for months, and has made preparations: a trove of supplies, a van stocked for the worst, a Gulfstream waiting at a small airstrip in Jersey. But he hasn't yet been able to take the final and most important step: moving the family to Colorado, where every contingency is covered. The networks stay on-air longer than expected, creating a farce of calm. But those with means have already begun to scramble as Meyer gathers his wife Piper and his two teenage children and begins their race toward that compound, toward safety. There is no time for hesitation, regret, or pity. Soon, pundits begin to ask questions hard enough to tip those who've thus far stayed calm out of their complacency, inciting chaos: What do the beings inside the ships want? What will they do when they arrive? And what if the scientists are wrong, and the spheres aren't decelerating? Will they strike the planet, raising clouds of extinction dust? Will they knock the Earth off its axis? Is this a prelude to an alien invasion? An alien war? An alien apocalypse? The first domino in the birth of a new alien empire? Fear erupts.Panic, once it breaches the thin crust of civilized society, spreads like a virus. Meyer knows only one thing, and it's a truth that has perched atop his mind like a psychic obsession: When the ships arrive, his family must be at the Colorado compound or all will be lost. The space fleet in itself doesn't matter. The disintegration on the surviving news outlets does not matter. Reports that Las Vegas has been set ablaze do not matter. The fate of humanity, in Meyer's eyes, doesn't matter.All that matters is Piper. Trevor. Delilah. And Meyer's ex-wife Heather, coming to the same destination from the west - a woman who remains his best friend, and his secret lover. Rioting spills into the highways as time ticks away. Unrest boils in both city and hinterlands. But Meyer's obsession to reach Vail is single-minded, guided with the focus of a far-seeing nightmare. Gangs can ground his plane, threaten his vehicles, and steal his belongings. But nothing will stand between Meyer's family and their haven … and Meyer will kill his way to Colorado if he has to. This relentless, page-turning tale of apocalyptic dawn is the first in the alien invasion series by masters of story Truant and Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, the Dream Engine series, and many more....

Title : Invasion
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ISBN : 26006279
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Number of Pages : 9 Pages
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Invasion Reviews

  • Emotonal Reads
    2019-06-03 12:45

    The hero was a cheating jerk, setting up an sex date with his ex wife while married to another woman, in fact cheating on his wife their whole marriage, then this author having the wife thinking that if he is cheating it's her fault. The jerk wasn't hero material and I kept hoping he would be the first person to die.I hated, hated the so called hero. The cheating jerk

  • Chris
    2019-06-14 13:54

    Read all six seasons of Yesterday's Gone and loved it. Invasion is nothing like that. We're stuck on a road trip with a sociopathic narcissist, who believes he and his idiot family are the only ones who deserve to survive the coming alien holocaust because "he is prepared for it." The second book in the series is offered free at the end of the Kindle book. No thanks.

  • Diane
    2019-05-31 13:38

    Great idea and good solid writing. I just didn't enjoy spending time with these characters. I also didn't like the cliffhangerISH ending.

  • G.G.
    2019-06-12 10:03

    Contrarily to what the title says, the whole story isn't about an invasion but about a family who tries to reach a bunker the father had had built in case of such an event. The event, you might wonder, is that spaceships are spotted in our solar system and they seemed to be aiming directly for Earth. It doesn't take long for people to panic, the flights to be grounded and for our little family to start having trouble going where they need to be. The main protagonist might not be the likeable one we might expect. We soon learn he's a cheater who still have sex with his ex. Yet, we can't really hate him. At least, I didn't. He does all he can to bring his family to safety (and that includes his ex on the other side of the country). So, as we read we live the trouble they have, and the fears and all. It's well done. It keeps you reading. However, if you were looking for aliens and such, well, you'll probably have to wait for the sequel as we don't learn much about them. Since what we do learn is at the end of the book, I won't say a word so not to spoil. (The sequel is offered free at the end of the book if you don't feel like spending a dime.)Over all, if you're ok with what I said above, you should like the book. I did.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-05-21 05:41

    FREE IN KINDLE 1-5-16

  • Alan Zendell
    2019-05-17 06:02

    This book turned out to be a lot more entertaining that I expected it to be. I almost put it down after the first few pages because it seemed more vulgar than it needed to be and the main protagonist seemed modeled after Donald Trump. However, both impressions changed as I stuck with it. Meyer Dempsey turned out to be rather likable, spiritual in his own way, and heroic - a good guy to have along in a crisis. And while much of the dialogue remains crude in spots, it seems to fit the characters and the situations they're in.The opening book in the Invasion series, this volume has Meyer desperately trying to get his family to safety in Vail, Colorado from New York (including an ex-wife Heather traveling from Los Angeles and Raj, the unexpected Indian boyfriend of daughter Lila who is shanghaied along by circumstances). They have five days before the aliens arrive and civilized behavior is breaking down everywhere. It's not all completely believable, but it turns out to be fun.The best line is when Heather is trying to talk about personal matters with the family and she says to Raj, "Why don't you go do some math".

  • Michael Ronn
    2019-06-10 13:41

    I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Invason, but I'm glad I did. It's extremely well-written, and it is definitely a page turner. I won't summarize the plot (other reviewers have done this better than I can), but the premise is fantastic and the book moves quickly. Meyer Dempsey is probably one of my favorite Sterling & Stone main characters--I really felt like I knew him, and I found myself thinking about him even after I put the book down. My only complaint is that Meyer was so well done that the rest of the family just wasn't engaging enough to keep up with him. Not a major problem as the series is just getting started, but something I noticed. All in all though, I would recommend this series if you're a S&S fan---you won't be disappointed.The audio narration was also good. The narrator did an excellent job with Meyer and his voice was perfect for him. I thought the other characters weren't as well-voiced, and I thought the pacing/reading could have been better. I thought some of the minor characters (the Iowans in particular) sounded too hillbilly for me, but that's a minor quip. Overall, it's a solid narration though not S&S's best.

  • Steve Kinsman
    2019-05-29 09:49

    I didn't dislike it but I was unimpressed overall. I should have known the writing style would be a bit immature just from the character names - Piper, Delilah etc - but I thought I was being judgemental.There are too many irritating characters doing things that don't add up. There are too many coincidences and artificial cliff-hangers at chapter ends. It's kind of engaging (enough so that I got through it quickly) but a long way from being good literature - you're aware of the amateur style throughout.The follow-up, "Contact", was free so I'm now reading that but kind of regretting it. Either I've really had enough now or it is on a downhill slide.

  • Steph
    2019-06-14 05:49

    (Listened to audiobook w/hubby) Didn't really track that Meyer, a man who had supposedly incredible insight and preparedness, would not include certain (seemingly obvious) survival items. But, aside from that, which very much frustrated my retired Marine hubby to no end, we're curious to see where the story goes from here.

  • Brenda Rothert
    2019-06-03 10:43

    Great writing of an outstanding story. Sean Platt hooked me with Yesterday's Gone, and I loved Invasion just as much.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-15 09:52

    I hated "Meyer F*cking Dempsey," and his entire lot, BUT this was a great audiobook for my weekday commute. It was very well-paced and exciting. I'll look forward to the next installment.

  • James David
    2019-05-17 07:56

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  • Matt aka
    2019-05-25 13:04

    Invasion is the first in the science fiction series Alien Invasion by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant but it reminds me more of a dystopian or thriller story such as Fear the Walking Dead.The story begins with a family in New York City learning that alien spaceships have been spotted and are expected to reach Earth in five days. As pandemonium hits they attempt to escape New York because "everyone knows New York is where everything happens" and reach their shelter in Vail, Colorado.Much like Fear the Walking Dead the story focuses almost totally on the experiences and interactions of a family as they react to what is happening. The father is a famous and rich movie producer who plans for disasters and even has a specialized vehicle that they begin their travel to Colorado in.I liked reading as the family drove through my stomping grounds of Pittsburgh and Ohio and got into trouble near Chicago. However, the focus of this first book in the series is on the family and the people that make their trip much more dangerous and not aliens. I give the book four out of five stars and would have preferred a little more science fiction and a little less thriller or dystopian. I am certain based on the ending that we will hear more from the aliens in book two but the buildup was slower than I would have preferred.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-16 06:47

    I really enjoyed the story line, I love apocalyptic books so anything along those lines grab my attention, this book though.. it's a tough one to rate, I can see why it has so many low stars I really can, I didn't love the way this was written jumping from one person to another then another and in places I felt it was too descriptive but then in others I felt it wasn't descriptive enough, understanding the surroundings whilst reading was hard in places, I wasn't sure where they were from one min to the next, usually when I'm reading I have no trouble picturing my surroundings (ok characters surroundings) and in some instances in this book I had no trouble at all, such as the description of the alien ships, that was really good but the car/van they spend half the book travelling in, i' d pictured it one way but then it was mentioned that there was a toilet in the van and that the inside resembled a plane.. i was so confused! also at one point they are in a broom closet/pantry so in my head they are in a confined space, no windows and the door had been wedged shut.. but then they can see through the door easily? and one of them is now looking out the window.. is that a window inside the closet? coz where I come from these types of closets don't have windows, so like I said I was confused a lot on locations and surroundings, and i wasn't keen on the multiple points of views.. so I guess it seems weird I would give this 4 stars, well.. let me explain, despite all the above I stayed up till 3am reading this, i have deffo read better books than this but this one did grab my attention dispite all my issues with it, I was sucked right in and after awhile the things I was unsure of i just kinda saw them how I imagined them to be in my mind, which I'd say prevented me from putting the book down at times. I guess my reasoning for 4 starts is quite simple, anything i rate below 4 stars I doubt I'd ever re-read, and this even with all the issues I would read again coz i enjoyed the story so much, but i can't give this 5 stars due to the reasons stated above so 4 it is! I have to also say I wasn't expecting that ending at all, and it really makes you want to jump straight into the next book to find out what happens next (which I will be doing as soon as I've written this haha) I'm not sure at this point how many books are in the series but I downloaded this one ages ago and at the time it was free on Amazon kindle, when you finish this book there's also a link to get the second book for free which I have done, depending on how I find book 2 will depend on weather or not I'm happy to pay to read the rest of this series.So I'm off to make a start on book 2 now!

  • Raymond Crownover
    2019-06-06 08:45

    Thoroughly enjoyable survival takeWith the world facing the soon arrival of an alien fleet society begins to crumble and few people know what to do. One man is determined to make sure his family survives no matter what it takes. Our hero is a paranoid survivalist whose preparations for the inevitable apocalypse began long before as the result of drug-induced vague new age visions right out of the Western version of Eastern mysticism so popular in the latter half of the Twentieth Century, but this drug-addled looney happens to be a billionaire with the force of will and resources to build a luxury underground bunker in Vail, Colorado. Only one problem. His family and he are in New York and society is crumbling around them. The story pulls the reader along by frequently using cliffhangers at the end of chapters to make you want to see how they manage to save themselves from the series of troubles. Often, the troubles resolve themselves without much effort, but sometimes they are genuine deadly quandaries. There is a sense that the characters are worth saving, except for the main character whose single-minded determination to reach safety makes him give up anything worth saving as a human being and become a brute beast thinking only of getting to his sacred lair in the mountains. His one redeeming quality is his fierce determination to save his family, but the author apparently wants us to see him as some kind of New Age prophet (a theme which will apparently be developed in future volumes of the series). If this guy is the face of New Age spirituality, I'll take the Old Time Religion, thank you. Just because he was ultimately right about the vague gloom and doom feelings his recreational drug of choice brought out in him doesn't mean he has achieved nirvana.Still, I'm willing to set aside my dislike for the guy and for the surprise ending of the book (which seems so out of place given the story line that it needed a special explanation by the author in an afterword), and look forward to reading the next installment. Invasion was a good read that drew out an emotional as well as intellectual response from me and made me want to continue the series. That is a fine achievement and the mark of a fine author. I may have given that fifth star if not for 2 issues: I felt like the book was too pushy at places about the 60s pseudo-spirituality, universal mind, drugs are the way to expand consciousness thing; and any ending that requires an afterword to explain just doesn't seem like great writing.

  • Nikki Shields
    2019-06-10 11:39

    The basic premise of Invasion is pretty clear and has been done before - aliens show up and humans have to deal with a new reality, one that most people never really believed to be true. But Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant have put their own unique twist on the theme, and created a captivating story that has plenty of mystery underlying the action. Our hero knows that he has to get his family from one side of the country to the other before the spaceships arrive. But how does he know? And why? And will he actually be able to do it, using the skills he's learned while preparing for a crisis combined with his (not inconsiderable) force of will?The story, while purportedly about an alien invasion, is really about the human condition. I guess that's true of any really good tale, but this one grabbed my attention from the start and kept me turning pages (I finished it in less than two days). We see what happens when people panic, and how our priorities and ethics shift and change. The way the various characters cope with their world being turned upside down is realistic and well-written. Platt and Truant don't take the easy way out. They explore, among other things, the complex nature of relationships, varied approaches to spirituality (though some of the characters would balk at that word), and mob mentality.The pace of the story is fast, but nonetheless, it's more than mere entertainment. The ending proves that. Without giving anything away, I'll just say that while I found the ending satisfying, it left a lot of unknowns on the table. I'm definitely looking forward to book 2.

  • Ron
    2019-05-24 05:39

    “There were powers in the universe that found [our] force and aggression not just laughable but unworthy of notice.”Don’t read the blurb; it’s a synopsis of most of the book. Oddly, the titular invasion occurs off stage. In fact, this is mostly a dystopia about the panic between the sighting of inbound aliens (species, powers and intentions unknown) and the actual first contact. “Good men and bad men looked the same from the road, especially considering how thin the line between them had become.”Good story telling, if linear and episodic. The characters are vividly, if incredibly, drawn. Hard to picture an arrogant business mogul who does--and believes in--yoga. Thankful the token non-white is not black.“Somewhere around your twenty-second birthday, teenagers started sounding like melodramatic idiots no matter what they did.”Quibbles: Will the “Sears Tower” still be thought of by that outdated name in 2050-2060? Will teens then use antiquated (now) expressions like “bun in the oven” and “knocked up”? There’s no need for a sign on the border between Iowa and Nebraska because there’s a mile plus wide river (the Missouri) between them.“If you peered close enough, everything was nothing; if you pulled back far enough, nothing somehow became everything.” The ending is either great hook to the next (of seven projected) stories or a dirty trick, or both. They told us, "The End is only the Beginning." Still, it cost them a star because it felt hokey and pasted on.“It won’t last.” “But nothing lasts.”

  • Daniel Willcocks
    2019-06-16 07:01

    I'm not usually much of a sci-fi reader, but I'm a huge fan of these guys and their SPP podcast, and as someone looking to begin serialisation I thought I'd give it a try.Firstly, I loved the feel of the whole book. The shifting perspectives of the character add a nice depth to the story and means that you can feel the growing panic of the invasion from a variety of different angles. There's a definite direction the story moves in and you find yourself wondering how and when they will achieve what they're after. There isn't really any points where I felt the story dipped, or where I felt it dragged on. There was a nice pace and it kept me interested.In terms of character development, I'd say that I would have liked a bit more. There were definite traits and personalities, but I felt the overworld of the story had more attention. Obviously in an epic alien invasion story, this makes sense. But for me, I didn't feel too much for them.Overall, this is definitely one to read for sci-fi fans. The fact that this is entirely self-published is also a definite bonus. I WILL be reading the next as I'm curious to see how the next one pans out. I have to admit, the cliffhanger took me by surprise and I'm interested to see where that goes.Good job guys, keep up the good work!

  • Charlesvan Buren
    2019-05-16 09:49

    Drug inspired rich prepper tries to get his family to Colorado, December 7, 2016Verified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Invasion (Alien Invasion Book 1) (Kindle Edition)The description from Book Bub is not encouraging, " In six days, a host of alien crafts will descend upon Earth -" I wonder if in addition to peoples, the deers, geeses and such will be in danger from the alien crafts.The grammar in the book itself is better but it is written on a level comprable to young adult literature. However, mature themes and language make it unsuitable for young adults. The main character is a rich business mogul who has had drug fueled premonitions of the invasion under the guidance of a shaman. Right. For a rich man with advance warning, Meyer is ill prepared. In addition to poor preparation, he and his group make several foolish decisions. Several parts of the book don't ring true. For instance Meyer and his family walk across inner city Chicago with no problems, but boy, when they get out amongst the country folks! Come the Apocalypse Chicago street gangs turn benign but Ma and Pa Kettle turn vicious.

  • Annie
    2019-05-29 05:45

    2.5/3 Stars Not a bad start to a series. The only problem I had with it was with Meyer, the main character, the so called hero... his personality was the worst thing ever. He thought of himself as the smartest person around just because he was 'prepared' for the end of the world unlike everyone else. He seemed like the worst of humanity with his 'I deserve to live because I'm prepared' attitude. Also his relationship with his ex was um questionable and unrealistic. I couldn't tell if he was cheating on his current wife with his ex but either way it was disturbing. If I'm being honest there was more than one issue which I had with this story like Trevor's creepy obsession with his step-mother. This was both sick and cringe worthy. I get Piper was young, in her late twenties, but she was still his step mother for god sake. Overall, I liked it well enough to try out the second book in the series.

  • Philippe Jolicoeur
    2019-05-22 11:55


  • Patrick Stemp
    2019-05-23 11:52

    What strikes me most is how real the characters are in Truant and Platt's books. They aren't afraid to deal with feelings and thoughts that real people have but desperately keep to themselves. You don't see that a lot - everything is very PC these days, even in fiction. But not here. So aside from the impending invasion, we get a real look into the heads and hearts of real people dealing with real problems - some related to the situation at hand, but many more spilling over from their lives "before".

  • Chip
    2019-05-19 09:03

    Society quickly breaks down when all they see are dots on a space telescope. Throughout most of the book, the main characters steal, kill, hurt and whatever they have to to reach their final destination. And they justify it because if they don't do it the other party will. The protagonist constantly use his insight in some new-age drug to guide him. The characters are somewhat thin and aliens part of the book is tiny. But for some reason, I'll probably read the next book.

  • Aj
    2019-05-31 10:46

    Well this book is bad. This book, called Invasion, isn't a story about aliens invading earth. It's about a family who takes a trip across the country to get to their bunker BEFORE the aliens arrive. We hear little of these aliens. All we know is that they are coming and won't arrive for 6 days. This book is incredibly frustrating and the title is misleading. I will not be continuing on with book 2.

  • Nick
    2019-06-15 12:47

    Locked down in a bunker? Lots of canned goods but tired of counting the cracks in the ceiling caused by the ground bursts from North Korea? Forgot to bring that box of must read books, and you are limited to user manuals and the Invasion Series by Pratt? Well, grab the cheetos and dehydrated beer, and start reading. You won't raise your IQ with this, but it's mindlessly distracting.

  • Beth
    2019-05-25 09:50

    I'm waffling between 2 or 3 stars for this book. Some things I liked and others I didn't. The book had a made for TV miniseries feel about it. Although the second book in the series is offered for free I'm not sure I'm interested in the storyline to find out what happens next.

  • Melbie
    2019-06-07 06:02

    Page-TurnerThoroughly enjoyed this sci-fi thriller and looking forward to reading the sequel. Excellent writing, good charter development, fast paced and interesting plot. Even if you are not a fan of the genre, you will enjoy this book.

  • Skk12
    2019-05-22 11:01

    Nice One

  • David Castlebury
    2019-05-25 12:03

    This is a great book to read during a summer vacation. Fast paced and it kept you coming back for more.

  • Stephanie
    2019-06-15 12:48

    Can't wait to start book 2!! Great read that I could not put down. If you love alien invasion scifi, I think you'll enjoy this series. I'm very excited to read book #2!