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The Days Before

A Prequel to the Five Roads to Texas Series (A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 8)
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: Five Roads to Texas, Book 8
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

The day of retribution is at hand. 

Years before the outbreak, an unexplained illness in the Congo that mimicked different hemorrhagic fevers brought scientists from the CDC to the jungle. Rebels attacked and destroyed all of the data and blood samples before their research was completed. The true nature of the disease remained a secret. 

Months before the outbreak, contractors began to build and secure caches of military equipment and supplies across the US. What was their purpose? 

Days before the outbreak, everything seemed normal. The public had no idea that terrorist forces planned to unleash a literal hell upon the earth. The US and British intelligence community knew, and sent a covert team to North Korea to try to stop the extinction event before it began. This is their story. 

The Days Before is the prequel to the best-selling Five Roads to Texas series written by W.J. Lundy, Rich Baker, Joseph Hansen, Allen Gamboa, AJ Powers, Brian Parker, and JL Bourne. Find out how it all began.

©2019 Brian Parker (P)2019 Brian Parker

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Awesomeness

Great to read some of the back story's......
as ever a great read, just gotta wait for the next 5 roads book to land..... did I mention I hate waiting 😁😁

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  • nazrat
  • 12-09-19

great story ..very well read ..great job Andrew.

narrator did an exilent job ..I like his style ..looking forward to more from Andrew Wehrlen.

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  • Rayc
  • 10-09-19

I love a great prequel.

The Days Before - A Prequel. .
A great story that ties up some pre history of events and characters. As a prequel you need to have read book 1 in the Five Roads to Texas series.
Gripping and fast paced. This is part of the best post apocalypse series around.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • NV Cefalo
  • 09-09-19

Fast paced action packed sequel to the main series

*This book was given to me by the author at my request, and I provided this voluntary, unbiased review.*

4/5

I enjoyed this story - was glad to see its a prequel book to the main series, which I haven't read yet. Now I will have an origin story when I go to read Five Roads to Texas. This was a fast-paced and short book, but I enjoyed the ride. Some of the characters were forgettable, but the MC and his would-be fling were interesting enough. The prequel definitely has my interest peaked for the main series, and I would suggest reading this first before the main series.

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  • RJ
  • 07-09-19

Time Out for North Korea!

This is the prequel to the Five Roads to Texas Series; i.e., how it all began. Back in the day, CDC scientists in the Congo were researching a virus which caused hemorrhagic fevers, but rebels destroyed the site along with all the data and blood samples scientists had been collecting. Fast forward to today; the United States is aware of North Korea working on a virus in underground facilities. Through escaped prisoners and defectors, U.S. Intelligence learned that North Korea was testing this virus on captured villagers. In a bid to teach North Korea a lesson, U.S. military contractors were secretly sent to the facility to destroy it, everything, and everyone within. This is the account of what they found. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Joe Mahoney
  • 05-09-19

Outstanding! How The 5 Roads Universe Started!!!!

The Days before is a prequel to the Five Roads to Texas Series (A Five Roads to Texas Novel, Book 8) written by Brian Parker. The narration provided by Andrew B. Wehrlen. Brian Parker has delivered the story fans of the Five Roads Universe have been waiting for with this outstanding Prequel. The author could have easily made this a multi-volume story with the back story of many of the characters in the shared universe. As it was he does a truly amazing job giving time to many of the major players and some minor ones.

For a true fan of the Five Roads to Texas Saga, this will hold their attention as the of story characters lives right up to the outbreaks are detailed. The listener learners more of the how and the why some of the major players in the outbreak *cough* Dr. Sanjay *cough* got so truly used and manipulated. I honestly just loved this audiobook.

The narration is provided by Andrew B. Wehrlen in the audio performance. There is a massive cast of characters in this audio performance. Mr. Wehrlen has performed them all before in separate audiobooks but now all under one umbrella. He does so flawlessly. I have been a fan for a while now but this performance was just outstanding.

The production quality of this audiobook is also of the highest quality. I heard no problems during the entire performance. There were not any detectable flaws that I was able to hear during the entire performance such as loops, breaks, or buzzing. The production was crisp and clear. Muddy Boots Press, LLC delivered an excellent audiobook production. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jennifer L.
  • 29-08-19

The perfect prequel!

Brian Parker must be a pro with a hammer because he certainly nailed this one! After reading the Five Roads starter pack, this is fabulous at filling in the backstories of some of my favorite characters and the beginning of the virus. Obviously it's a must read for the finer folk who know what's what in apocalyptic literature.

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  • willee
  • 28-08-19

The Start of a Good Post-Apocalyptic/Horror

I totally enjoyed this book especially the character development and fast paced action is the prequel to the series Five Roads to Texas of how and who causes the spread of the infection with the Iranians and Koreans. It did start out a bit slow but quickly picked up. Grady and Anna are the primary characters in the book. Recommend this series with good narration and you enjoy military post-apocalyptic. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • audra dryer
  • 24-08-19

Book 8 in the Five Roads to Texas series

Book 8 in the Five Roads to Texas series was so good! New and old (familiar) characters to enjoy their continuing stories. The author is fast becoming one of my favorites. The story is engrossing from beginning to the end. The narration was perfect! Always a great performance by Mr. Wehrlen. I received this for free for an honest review.