Gateway | Podium Audio

Crucible series


Book 5

By: Ryan W Aslesen

Performed by: Jeffrey Kafer

Released: December 15, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 07 hr, 8 min

The fate of humanity rests on a man with nothing to lose.

Former Marine Raider Max Ahlgren trails those responsible for his family’s murders to an antiquities dealer in Brazil. When the operation goes south, he must team up with Anna Kedrova, an enigmatic Russian archaeologist with a possible lead on the killers. She reveals a shared enemy: the mysterious and sinister Council of Osiris.

Fighting their way through treacherous jungles and ancient Mayan tombs, Max and Anna follow a trail of bloody clues to the lost city of Zet. At the heart of the ruins lies the Gateway, a legendary artifact that the Council goes to monstrous lengths to locate and exploit. Whoever controls the Gateway determines the fate of the world. Facing an army of mercenaries and a horde of horrific creatures, Max must decide how deep into hell is he willing to go to have his revenge.

Max Ahlgren returns in the internationally best-selling Crucible series. A must-hear for science-fiction and thriller fans alike, Gateway is a runaway freight train of action and suspense!



Ryan W Aslesen



Jeffrey Kafer

Jeffrey Kafer is a full-time SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator and consultant. He has narrated over 700 books in almost every genre for such authors Clive Barker, Steve Alten, Maya Banks, Gregg Olsen and many others. He has 2 degrees in cinema and broadcasting and spent the first part of his career as a video game tester for Microsoft before following his true passion of acting. He’s been on stage since he was 13 (his mom still has the bellhop costume she made) and currently lives in Los Angeles with his family and dog. Learn more at




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