Apothecary | Podium Audio

First Contact


By: Peter Cawdron

Performed by: Nick Cracknell

Released: October 10, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 13 hr, 42 min

In 1558, during the reign of Bloody Queen Mary, Earth is visited by extraterrestrials who initiate first contact.
Their mission is to gather samples of life on Earth and observe but not interact with humanity. After witnessing a brutal execution, their patience is tested beyond breaking point…
First Contact is a series of standalone novels that explore humanity’s first interaction with extraterrestrial life.
Includes a special note from the author.



Peter Cawdron

Peter is an Australian science fiction writer, specializing in making hard science fiction easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable. His FIRST CONTACT series is topical rather than character-based, meaning each book stands alone. These audiobooks can be listened to in any order, but they all focus on the same topic—First Contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. In this regard, this series is akin to BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE



Nick Cracknell

Nick is based in the UK and has a deep and rich voice with a twang of Irish that can be accentuated. He is able to voice all accents from the British isles, from London to Scottish, Welsh and northern variations, as well as standard US, Australian and European accents from French and German to Scandinavian.  He has narrated over 60 audiobooks including Amanda Milo’s Stolen By An Alien series, Aya Morningstar’s Seeding Eden series, and a number of fantasy and paranormal titles, and is comfortable with just about anything thrown at him!