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Torment

A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Soldier, Book 1)
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: Soldier, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

From the author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and the Invasion trilogy.

From the War on Terror, a world crippling bioweapon is released. The US scrambles teams of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control. America's top field agents are tasked with collecting samples and developing a cure. In a national laboratory, scientists race against the clock searching for a cure. Borders are closed, martial law and soldiers deployed across the homeland.

Thus begins the greatest outbreak in the history of humankind; a disease so deadly it pushes humanity to the brink of extinction. Entire populations and regions of the US quickly wiped out, millions falling victim to the primal virus. In the wake of the fast-spreading pandemic, state and local governments, desperate for answers, rush to provide relief to the devastated and overwhelmed communities. Experts in biomedical research are desperately summoned to Atlanta and military facilities across the country.

On a cold morning, the men of India Company, Second Platoon, are alerted and rapid-deployed to Virginia. Their mission: to recover and escort experts in biomedicine, specifically in the development and production of vaccines. With faulty intelligence and half-truths, Second Platoon moves forward. What they find is worse than anyone could have predicted. What was a rescue mission turns into a struggle for their own survival.

Author's note: Torment is a story I first began writing in 2014 shortly after WTF 5: Something to Fight For was completed. I wanted to tell the story of how things unfolded back in the States and have it be a stand-alone work from the rest of the series. Because of the popularity of the primary story line, I kept shelving Torment and driving on with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot primary band of characters. But then came the Invasion trilogy, and then Donovan's War. Torment fell further and further down the to-do list.

Eventually, I adapted some of the early chapters of Torment into a short story and released it with Amazon Publishing's Kindle Worlds under the title Battle for Orchard Hill. That was a decision I immediately regretted because I knew then the story may never be completed. Then something happened, Kindle Worlds is gone, and with that, those chapters went back to the bench.

That motivated me to get back into the original manuscript and finish Torment, a story I always enjoyed and thought needed to be told. Torment is not a rewrite of the Kindle Worlds novella Battle for Orchard Hill. Torment is the original imagining and telling of that story the way I always intended it to be. 

As always, thank you for listening, and I hope you enjoy. 

©2018 WJ Lundy (P)2018 WJ Lundy

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Who can stop the virus??

As a virus takes control of the world, a military unit are sent into rescue people who maybe able to help. Andrew does a good job narrating and the story moves at a nice pace.

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This is a very good audio book got to give it 5 out of 5

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Great Military Zombie book

Not over egsagerated Military shooter. Day to day struggles have a nice feeling in this

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  • SRT Bravo
  • 13-05-19

Great Story

Really enjoyed the story but, just don't like the narrator. Talks a little too fast for my taste and makes it difficult to follow.

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  • Charissa R
  • 26-09-20

The story is good, there is zero personality in the narration.

I like the story. Pretty standard as far as zombie books go. But the narration is awful. It sounds like it’s narrated by a computer program. Very distracting and really takes away from the story itself. I hope the next book doesn’t have the same narrator, it’s not worth listening to if it is....

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  • bernard
  • 20-09-20

please continue with this storyline

i love this story and the other book in this series. I'd like to listen to more.

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  • Sharon Quinn
  • 15-07-20

another good military read

I enjoy reading military stories when the author obviously knows the 'language's as WJ does. Nothing ruins a gread read than finding large mistakes in terms etc. waiting to read more of his books with great eagerness.

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  • Craig F.
  • 08-10-19

Good stuff

Pretty cool to get the story of the start of the outbreak in the US . Love the entire series so this is a great bonus for me.

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  • karen mccollin
  • 21-09-19

an ok read

it was an ok read it was different and I guess I wanted more action

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 29-05-19

A very good book!

The author has come up with a great story line! I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next! The narration is very well done! I recommend this book as it is a very enjoyable read!

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  • Thomas W Galloway
  • 21-05-19

Great

The book was much better than I thought I would be. Very impressed with it can’t wait for the second book.

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  • John
  • 01-03-19

Good story wish it was longer. I

One caveat, Little creek Amphibious Base is in Norfolk/Virginia Beach not Richmond. Can't wait for the next story.

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  • Russell Austin Arenz III
  • 06-12-18

Fantastic addition

The WTF series now has a counterpart for the outbreak here in the stated. zero. A