Columbus Day | Podium Audio

Expeditionary Force

Columbus Day

Book 1

By: Craig Alanson

Performed by: R.C. Bray

Realeased: December 13, 2016

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 15 hr, 53 min

Nominee, 2018 Audie Awards — Audiobook of the Year

We were fighting on the wrong side of a war we couldn’t win. And that was the good news.

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits.

When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved. The UN Expeditionary Force hitched a ride on Kristang ships to fight the Ruhar wherever our new allies thought we could be useful. So, I went from fighting with the US Army in Nigeria to fighting in space. It was lies, all of it. We shouldn’t even be fighting the Ruhar; they aren’t our enemy. Our allies are.

I’d better start at the beginning.

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Author:

Craig Alanson

Craig Alanson used to create financial reports for a large IT services company. Writing fiction at nights and on weekends, he finally self-published three novels on Amazon. Within 6 months of his first ebook release, he was able to quit his day job and pursue a full-time writing career. The breakout success of Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force, Book 1) reached new heights when Podium Audio released it in audio format, narrated by Audie Award Winner R.C. Bray. The Columbus Day audiobook was a huge hit, and a finalist for an Audie Award as Audiobook of the Year. The ExForce series, as it is known to fans, has gone on to 9 books/audiobooks, many of which have hit the NYT best-seller list, with a 10th book releasing August 2020 and 14 books planned. Craig has also published a spin-off series, ExForce: Mavericks; an ExForce audio drama, Homefront; a fantasy trilogy, Ascendent; and a young adult space opera, Aces. Craig lives in Virginia with his wife, who loves him even though he perpetually refuses to clean the garage.

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PERFORMER:

R.C. Bray

Fan favorite R.C. Bray has narrated over 300 audiobooks. He is the recipient of multiple industry awards including his Audie Award-winning performance of Andy Weir?s The Martian in 2015. When not skiing black diamonds backwards, enthralling onlookers with his parkour skills, and charging hard in the North Shore, R.C. can be found spinning yarns to make himself sound so much more interesting than he truly is. He lives in New England with his gorgeous wife and three beautiful children.

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TITLES FROM the SERIES

Columbus Day

Expeditionary Force, Book 1

Trouble on Paradise

Expeditionary Force, Book 4

Black Ops

Expeditionary Force, Book 4

Zero Hour

Expeditionary Force, Book 5

Mavericks

Expeditionary Force, Book 6

Renegades

Expeditionary Force, Book 7

Homefront

Expeditionary Force, Book 7.5

Armageddon

Expeditionary Force, Book 8