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{April 26, 2012}   {Review AND Giveaway} Bad Radio by Michael Langlois

From Goodreads: Sixty years ago, Abe Griffin saved the world and gained eternal youth.

Or so he thought.

Now, a man that Abe thought long dead is killing the surviving members of Abe’s old squad in order to reclaim the relics that they have kept hidden for decades.

The relics form an ancient beacon that must never be used, in a ritual that must never be completed. But the end of the world requires more than just activating the beacon.

It requires Abe.

With help from the granddaughter of his oldest friend, Abe must learn the truth about his immortal body, while at the same time trying to stop a horrifying series of supernatural opponents from sweeping away everything that he cares about.


I really enjoyed this novel; from start to finish, Langlois takes the reader on a breathtaking roller coaster ride, battling evil in its most heinous form as it attempts to take over the world, one town at a time.  Abe Griffin is an amazing character, and I really enjoyed his depth and perception as he attempts to restore peace to the world, save his squad and, once again, all of humanity. 

This story begins with Abe, an elderly man trapped in that of a 30 year olds body, never aging, contemplating suicide after the death of his wife.  Having severed all ties, he’s ready to take the next step toward eternal rest, but the world has other plans for Abe, and when the granddaughter of one of Abe’s surviving comrades comes calling, he is quickly sucked back into a world he gave up on long ago.

This fast-paced read is extremely gripping and hard to put down once started.  There is a feel of constant danger all around as the main characters, Abe and Anne, settle themselves to fight against the “bait bags,” relatively normal looking humans filled with worms, given superhuman strength, and evil to the core.  While the descriptions of these enemies are indeed disgusting, they are the perfect enemy, and as Abe and Anne put two and two together, figuring out the source of these grotesque enemies intent on destroying them and all mankind, the story comes sharply into focus.  I really enjoyed this novel and was especially intrigued by the story behind Abe’s immortality and lack of aging, though on occasion I found myself a little confused.  However, that is no fault of the author at all, but rather because I was reading so fast and I missed important information.  I was so wrapped up in the story that I had to literally force myself to slow down and reread for clarity in order to understand it all; it’s that engaging, and I highly recommend this thrilling novel to all.  Four stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.


And now for the giveaway!!! Michael Langlois is giving away a signed copy AND an eBook copy of his novel!

All you have to do is enter your name and email to win, but there are extra entries options if you’re interested!

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-Be 13 years or older (or have parent/guardian permission)
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This contest is open INTERNATIONALL and will end at 11:59pm EST on May 7th. Please only enter once. The winner will be announced on May 8th, and will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave me a comment!



[…] is back, along with the remaining crew that helped take down the Devourer in the last novel, Bad Radio, and I have to say, I really adore him.  He’s a phenomenal character, fully fleshed out and […]

Sounds great- I have a thing lately with stories about people who are “ageless”. :)

Reblogged this on Paranormal Book Club and commented:
Oh wow looks good as well:)) love good books!

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