What the Truck | Podium Audio

Battle Trucker

What the Truck

Book 1

By: Tom Goldstein

Performed by: Zura Johnson

Released: October 24, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 14 hr, 12 min

It’s humans versus monsters when an apocalypse turns a simple cross-country trek into the road trip from hell in this breakneck LitRPG thrill ride.
All that stands between rowdy long-haul trucker Jill MacLeod (aka Junkmouth) and her family back in Boston is two thousand miles of asphalt. Well, that and the monstrous game the System has had her playing ever since it descended on Earth. The reward: mana. Jill’s goal: kill, score, drive—and stay alive. Behind the wheel of a turreted forty-ton semi named Bertha, Jill hammers east from Montana through a gauntlet of every kind of chomping, hissing, rabid creature imaginable.
Barreling forward in her magical soulbound big rig and chalking up a bumper crop of roadkill, Jill isn’t alone for long. Hitching a ride are stranded brothers Babu and Ras Bati, who just want to make it home to Billings in one piece, and Mia Williams, a school nurse with a rotary cannon and a crateful of ammo. The artillery, at least, will be handy, because what lies ahead is the biggest threat of all . . .
Arriving in Billings, they find a city in chaos, led by a self-appointed psychopathic mayor using the monster-ravaged ruins for his own ends. But Jill hasn’t come this far to be blindsided by a human—no matter how scary. There’s still a game to be played: The System is watching, that metal-muscle fortress Bertha is transforming, and Jill and her shotgun-riding friends will do anything it takes to keep the terror in the rear view one gobsmacking mile at a time.
The first volume of the hit LitRPG adventure series—with more than 400,000 views on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible! 



Tom Goldstein

Tom Goldstein is a physicist-turned-writer with a critical love of classic fantasy and science fiction. He lives in Vancouver with his partner and serves his science-cat, Shiva.



Zura Johnson

With 30 plus years of experience in theatre and commercial VO, Zura began her full time work in Audiobooks in 2020. As an actor she has found it to be the perfect marriage of her two greatest loves: the storytelling of theatre and voice acting. Zura holds two degrees in performance, including an MFA from the renowned Old Globe Theatre. Her greatest strengths are in her broad character range, comic timing, and accent work. Her character work was recognized in 2021 when she was an IAA Finalist for Best Female Narrator. Some of her favorite genres to narrate are SciFi, Fantasy, and RomCom. Zura is also an accomplished artist and illustrator. Her dearest love outside of her booth is traveling the world with her husband and two children.