The New Madrid Run

  • by Michael Reisig
  • Narrated by Cameron Beierle
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Early in the next century, planetary alignment and the increasing ice mass combine to cause a shift in the Earth's poles. Within a few terrifying hours, modern civilization is shattered. Travis Christian, owner of Island Air Charters in the Florida Keys, has miraculously survived nature's initial onslaught. As he faces the terrible new elements of a changed world and the baser ambitions of his fellow man, he attempts to navigate a battered sailboat toward hope of safe harbor in the mountains of western Arkansas. Along the way, Christian gathers the most remarkable crew of castaways. As one world ends, another begins, and they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. High seas pirates, fierce storms, and, ultimately, the man who would be king, all stand between them and a place of refuge. Yet, banded together on this desperate gambit for survival, a handful of souls in a new world discover friendship, courage, and faith on The New Madrid Run.

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What the Critics Say

"Reisig has penned a page-turner of an islander┬┐s worst nightmare┬┐with a story line right on our doorstep." (The Key West Citizen)
"Thought-provoking, frightening - the best adventure since Stephen King introduced the plague to modern man." (The Texarkana Gazette)

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Fast, Fun Post-Apocalypse Thriller

This is about as much fun as a book about the destruction of most of the world's population by a devastating earthquake and tidal wave can be. If you like post-apocalypse fiction (and thankfully there aren't any NON-fiction books in that genre yet), you should enjoy this one. It is different enough from the other great books in the genre (On the Beach, The Stand, On the Road, Swan Song, etc.) that it's interesting to see how the author destroys the world and maneuvers his characters through the brutal gauntlet of post-disaster survival to (hopefully) find their reduced version of paradise. OK, maybe it's not Shakespeare in the prose department, but who'd want to read Shakespeare writing a post-apocalyptic thriller anyway? And some would say the characters are a bit "stock," and even a bit unlikely. But somehow the author manages to move them through their trials and tribulations in such a way that you just don't care about those things (you HAVE to know if they MAKE IT!!). So don't read this book because it's literature. Read it because it's fun. Read it because it's fast and compelling and makes you think. Even if what you might be thinking about is how the author came up with such an unlikely cast of characters and managed to maneuver them into the same boat. What ever your reason, though, read it. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours, and worst case you'll be a few critical steps ahead of your neighbors if a massive tidal wave ever strikes.
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- David

Audible needs to offer more of Reisig's stories

If you could sum up The New Madrid Run in three words, what would they be?

From the destruction of character Travis Christian's world to finding a happier life after one heck of an adventure.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The New Madrid Run?

The author's description of how Travis escapes from being killed by an approaching tidal wave got me invested in the story.


Any additional comments?

This was the second title on Audible that was able to select and enjoy. The story has sadness,romance,action and lots of explosion weaved together in a story line that involves many characters.

Now audible neeeds to add more selection of the authors writing.

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- Harry Boyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-14-2007
  • Publisher: Books in Motion