Inception | Podium Audio

The Genesis Machine


Book 1

By: K.J. Gillenwater

Performed by: Jennifer Jill Araya

Released: March 05, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 05 hr, 33 min

Aliens have arrived… and this isn’t the first time.
When expert Navy linguist and cryptographer Charlie Cutter is recruited into a shadowy wing of the NCIS, she’s tasked with unraveling a mysterious ancient text that has puzzled researchers for centuries. Charlie isn’t eager to revisit her previous failures… but when she discovers the same strange language in top-secret photographs, she finds herself roped into a job that could make or break her young career.
After a strange pod crashes to Earth during a violent storm, Charlie and her small team uncover an incredible truth: aliens have landed on Earth—and not for the first time. Catapulted into a thrilling mystery that will carry them from the political swamps of D.C. to the scorching Las Vegas desert, Charlie must race against time to crack the code and save humanity from a possible alien invasion.
Surrounded by a web of secrets and lies, Charlie struggles to track down the origin of the pods—and unmask the hidden motives of their extra-terrestrial visitors. The mystery stretches back centuries… and it leads Charlie to a shocking revelation that will change everything.
Dive into a riveting technothriller that blends high-octane sci-fi with shadowy government organizations and desperate researchers fighting to unravel an extra-terrestrial mystery. The Genesis Machine is a compelling listen perfect for fans of William Gibson and A.G. Riddle.



K.J. Gillenwater

K.J. Gillenwater served in the U.S. Navy as a Russian linguist, spending time at the National Security Agency doing secret things. She now thrives in Wyoming writing government proposals and crafting captivating fiction.



Jennifer Jill Araya

Audie-Award-winning narrator Jennifer Jill Araya has been listening to audiobooks since she was a young child, and the fact that she now gets to narrate audiobooks for a living is a dream come true. Jennifer’s training as an opera singer and orchestral cellist lend a musicality and depth of understanding to her narration that help bring authors’ stories to life. An Audie Award Winner, Earphones Award Recipient, SOVAS Award Finalist, and three-time Independent Audiobook Award Finalist, Jennifer has narrated over 250 audiobooks for a variety of publishers and producers, including Penguin Random House Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, HarperAudio, Blackstone Publishing, and Audible Studios. Jennifer also narrates Romance and Erotica titles under the name Isabelle Ruther. When she’s not narrating, Jennifer can be found hiking, biking, running, or generally exploring her home city of Cincinnati with her husband Arturo (aka “Partner in Crime”).