Earth becomes too hot for Jake Bayard.
Too many shape-shifting aliens and people, including those on his own side, are trying to capture him in order to use his star-traveling abilities for their own greedy ends.
Bayard flees to Kaldar, a world devastated by atomic war and lousy with mutated rat-men and the Dark Brotherhood. At first, he’s just trying to stay alive. Then, he uncovers a mystery, one that, incredible as it seems, reaches all the way back to Earth. It could mean the alien enslavement of everyone, which means that Bayard is fighting for more than just his own survival. The Zero Stone is the third tale of a gung-ho Terran taking on the masters of an insidious and ancient alien conspiracy.
MICHAEL BRAUN has narrated over 200 titles in genres ranging from literary fiction to nonfiction, thrillers, science fiction and young adult. He has had the pleasure of narrating for numerous New York Times bestselling authors. Recent projects include Karl Ove Knausgaard’s The Morningstar and The Podcaster by Christopher Chen, a commission by Audible Theater. He can be seen in the upcoming feature films The Tender Bar directed by George Clooney (based on the memoirs of J.R. Moehringer), The Courtroom directed by Lee Sunday Evans, and Deep Water directed by Adrian Lyne (based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name). He appears in the third season of "The Sinner," and recently played EJ on the fifth and final season of Showtime’s “The Affair” opposite Anna Paquin. He has appeared on Broadway in The Crucible directed by Ivo Van Hove, War Horse at Lincoln Center as well as The Bridge Project: Winter’s Tale/Cherry Orchard, directed by Sam Mendes at BAM and the Old Vic in London. Other New York theater credits include shows at The Signature Theater, The Public Theater and Second Stage as well as work across the country at the McCarter, NY Stage and Film, Williamstown Theater Festival, Yale Rep, Centerstage and Seattle Rep. His film credits include the Chris Morris’s The Day Shall Come, Dark Water, Incoming, Dare, Igby Goes Down and Drinks! His television credits include: "Succession," “The Night Of,” “High Maintenance,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” “The Blacklist,’ “Blue Bloods,” “Unforgettable,” “Do No Harm,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!” the ABC pilot "Awkward Situations for Men,” and the Apple show “Dickinson.” He received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award.