• by Basil Sands
  • Narrated by Basil Sands
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It only took an instant for the world to come crashing down.
The bombs came first, and the troops were close behind. Life in the dream that was America ceased when a deadly new alliance of communist states from Russia, China, and their allies invaded from the North.
The invasion splits Brad Stone's family apart. His wife, Youngmi, is captured and exploited by Alaska's new communist warlord. Brad and his sons narrowly avoid massacre and retreat into the icy wilderness. Brad, a former Marine, finds himself thrust to the front as the warrior they call "Ice Hammer" - a leader, a legend, and the most wanted man in occupied Alaska.
Brad, Youngmi, and their sons Ben and Ian must find their way through the horrors of war. They may not live to see victory, but they will not live as slaves. They have already learned a brutal truth:
The age of peace has ended. The age of the Ice Hammer has begun.


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a range of emotions -  anger, sadness, laughter...

An invasion of the US orchestrated by China, Russia and their allies bring the US to its knees.  Invasion: Ice Hammer is focused on Alaska only, a very small part of the invasion but still riveting!  Brad becomes the Ice Hammer without realizing it; his sons are on the move with a boy scout troop now being led by a military leader; and Brad’s wife, believed to be dead is actually the prisoner of the Chinese General.

The invasion was completed in an imaginative way.  One that I found fascinating; not one of the usual boring dropping of bombs or suicide bombers.  I thought he did an excellent job of creating a very sneaky invasion and one that was total!

There are a lot of moving parts to this story but Basil Sands does a wonderful job of keeping them moving, bringing them together and creating twists and turns that keep the audience in suspense.  One note – one of my favorite characters from Faithful Warrior makes an appearance as the Hairy One!

While the characters are faced with grueling conditions, starving, traumatized beyond belief, there are still some very humorous parts that will leave you with tears in your eyes.  One is an older Korean woman who keeps the Hairy One on his toes by slapping his face after each kiss – this is so he gets the thorns with the flower!

Well-developed the plot moves at a good steady pace; the character development is well thought out and executed building the characters and their actions in conjunction with one another.  Nothing seems out-of-place other than with the exception of Brad being lax in trying to recover his boys.  A man such as Brad infused with his family, I would have expected him to take off immediately to find his boys but he doesn’t.  This was the only part that disappointed me in the book.

Sands keeps his audience on their toes with a range of emotions -  anger, sadness, laughter, and suspense.  I enjoyed this book immensely and can’t wait for the second in the series.

Basil Sands also narrated the story.  He performed the audiobook as a talented professional – I loved the voice Kadji (The Hairy One).  His voices and accents were well done.  I enjoy authors who read their own books – they inject the enthusiasm, suspense and other emotions that they had when writing their book thus giving their audience a true representation of their book.

There were no issues with the production quality of this book.

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Holy Guacamole Batman!

Amazingly written and narrated, this story had me on the edge of my seat during nearly the whole thing!

I've been listening to books narrated by Basil Sands for a while now, and only recently learned that he was an author as well as a narrator. This book goes to show that his writing is just as great as his narration skills!

Mixed in with all the action is the witty comic relief of an certain furry side kick immediately comparable to a loveable, knowledgeable, yet quirky Robin.

There are also quite a few spots that will truly test your ability to hold back tears as the true fear and horrors of war are explained out in the Alaskan Bush.

After such an intense cliff hangar at the end of this amazing book, I'll definitely be grabbing the next in this series as soon as it's out!!!!

I've been blown away by this book, and look forward to reading many more written, and narrated, by Basil Sands.
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- Jesse

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2017
  • Publisher: Permuted Press