Overlord : Event Group

  • by David L. Golemon
  • Narrated by Richard Poe
  • Series: Event Group
  • 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Overlord, the stunning conclusion to the trilogy within the Event Group series that began with Event and continued with Legacy (fans' favorite titles), a time of war is upon humanity. The plans of a million years are finally ready for what has always been coming - Armageddon. Finally, the first move is set in motion and the assassinations begin, eliminating the leadership and consolidating military control of the seas and airspace of the world’s most powerful nations. Only one element in the arsenal of the world can possibly give the Earth a fighting chance at survival - a tiny being that has already saved the world once in the Arizona desert is now called upon to outthink his former masters.
The one entity on the planet that refuses to accept the inevitable defeat of humankind, The Event Group, is suffering from losses of military personnel and being torn apart by internal conflict. The Group also faces a threat that may be far more dangerous to Earth’s survival than the attacks from deep space - their old enemies have returned to take revenge and the worst fears of Department 5656 are realized - a breach in security allows intruders to get at the secrets inside the complex in Nevada. As the war wages on, countries fall, nations fight to the last man, and the fate of planet depends on a few good men and women in this action-packed thrill ride from New York Times best-selling author David Golemon.

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Event Group trilogy conclusion

David Golemon's Overlord is the 3rd and final installment of the Event Group trilogy concerning an impending invasion by aliens that was hinted at in the 1st two installments. Overlord is the codename for the plan to defend Earth. The story builds on the first two parts, Event Group and Legacy, but adds many more players to the mix. Final preparations for Overlord are consummated and the plan is somewhat executed. Mixed in are both intelligence and political opponents who lack insider information and harass, rather than hinder the main characters.

The sci-fi elements are limited to wormholes with funky time effects and powerful lasers. While an engaging and exciting tale, with good pacing throughout, the story suffers from a crude, naivete. Basically, the overlord plan was designed and wholly known by just 4 individuals, one of whom is already dead, two who get injured and are out of action, with the last being the little friendly alien who has been holding back. This leads to the continual mantra of "need to know" which seems useless when world ending events are unfolding. 70 billion aliens in spaceships sailing across the galaxy looking for food also seems pretty lame (you can create an energy source big enough to bend space-time, but you can't produce food - really???). The actions of speaker and intelligence chief were also overly simplistic and farcical.

The narration was quite good with an excellent range of voices that was needed for the expanded character set.
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- Michael G Kurilla

I think I lost my watch down south...

Would you try another book from David L. Golemon and/or Richard Poe?

Yes, definitely into the Event Group series. The team of Poe and Golemon is ourstanding.


What did you like best about this story?

Historical references are well researched.


Which character – as performed by Richard Poe – was your favorite?

Oddly, the rogue president and his crowd. An the Russian commander.


Did Overlord inspire you to do anything?

Read more Event Group thrillers.


Any additional comments?

This series, performed by Poe, is one of my personal favourites on Audible. Well researched, with enough drama and such that it is as realistic as this kind of stuff can be. Highly recommended.

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-17-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books