The Life Engine

  • by Rick Baker
  • Narrated by Dylan White
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ian Wolfe is not your typical CIA officer. A former Olympic decathlete whose face once graced the covers of teen magazines and cereal boxes, he was disgraced by a doping scandal, and now he is seeking to reinvent himself within America's intelligence community.
But Wolfe's first assignment could be his last, because it brings him face-to-face with April Gentry, world-renowned biologist and category four hurricane. Seeking to fulfill her late father's legacy, she will stop at nothing to bring a life-altering medication she discovered in the Amazon to market.
Both Wolfe and April's plans go awry when one of April's business partners hacks into sensitive spy satellite data. The CIA thinks April is involved and shuts down her operations. Wolfe suspects otherwise and offers to help April clear her name. There's just one catch: He'll have to defy the CIA to do it. Despite the fact April despises everything Wolfe represents, she agrees to his plan.
Pursued by every law enforcement agency in America, both Wolfe and April come to realize they may have misjudged the other and we see them drawing closer to each other while they are on the run. Meanwhile, far darker forces dog their trail in the person of Anakim Sebastian, a mysterious man who believes he is one of the angels of the apocalypse. Whatever else he may be, Sebastian is death incarnate, and he is coming for them.
What follows is a breathless adventure with action unfolding simultaneously on two continents. Pitting ancient arts and rituals against the modern techno world, little do the players realize the future of the planet - our life engine - hangs in the balance.


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Strong Eco-Thriller

This book was clearly very well researched. The strong environmentalist stand was pretty awesome in my opinion. The story and the characters are very well written. Full of action, drama and wry humor that had me laughing out loud often. The end was just awesome. Loved it. This was a fun and entertaining read that I couldn't put down.

The narrator gave a wonderful performance. Very well done.

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- Nomi

I'm a Convert! Life Engine has much to commend it!

Where does The Life Engine rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A thriller, full of action, exotic and more familiar locales, an ecological warning, great protagonists, an evil villian. Some strong language scattered moderately through the narration, so be forewarned if that's an issue. I would rank it in the top fifty in my library.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Life Engine?

The chase scenes. There are several. The descriptive skills on the locales. And as important, the well done narration by Dylan White.

What about Dylan White’s performance did you like?

In all the Audible books I own, I enjoy the narrators that have believable differences of voice for character dialogue, the ability to convey appropriate feelings - fear, excitement, anticipation, loss, joy, etc for story telling and continuity. Dylan White possesses those skills. Adding to the overall success of the writing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Wolfe and Gentry, remember those names.

Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable. I was skeptical that this could live up to what it promised. It works on many levels. I cared about the protagonists, I hated the villian, the mission(s) were enthralling. And there were several, what I'll refer to as "easter eggs" that were fun to discover. Again, an "Archer" reference to shooting technique and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" prop reference. Others? Give a listen.

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- in1ear (John Row)

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-16-2016
  • Publisher: Codex Media