• Mastodon

  • By: Steve Stred
  • Narrated by: Shep Pryor
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Seventeen years ago, Tyler Barton was born in the Rocky Mountains, while his parents were on a hike.

On that day, his mother disappeared, never to be seen again.

Now, history repeats itself.

On the 17th anniversary of her disappearance, Tyler’s father is flying home when the plane he’s on disappears - in the same area where his mother was last seen.

Undeterred by officials, Tyler decides to hike into the area in search of his father, hoping to find him alive and bring him back  to safety.

But there’s a reason that area is prohibited to enter and even though Tyler doesn’t care, he’ll soon find out that the wilderness can hide some of the deepest, darkest fears known to man.

From the author of Incarnate, The Window In the Ground, and Ritual, comes a new novel that’ll make you rethink your Summer hiking trip.

©2022 Steve Stred (P)2022 Steve Stred

Critic Reviews

"An old-school creature thriller told with crisp pacing and kick-ass set pieces, Steve Stred's Mastodon is a monster-in-the-woods tale with some choice surprises and plenty of rampaging fun." (Andrew Pyper, author of The Residence, The Damned, and The Demonologist)

“Steve Stred's Mastodon reads like a cross between Gary Paulson's Hatchet and Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach Trilogy: A big-hearted adventure yarn with a dark and compelling mystery at its core.” (Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters)

“Mysterious. Gripping. High-octane. Mastodon is not the typical creature feature.” (Eddie Generous, author of Rawr and Behemoth Risen)

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Fun and exciting creature feature!

Loved the story. I find cryptid stories to be very fascinating and while I expected this to be part of the story, I was thinking more along the lines of Big Foot sightings and Chupacabras, but it was definitely a pleasant and different twist. Narration was great, but a bit fast for me, so I had to slow it down a tad and that alleviated the issue. Great story and performance overall.

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Well-written creature feature

Tyler lost both of his parents in the same wilderness- exactly 17 years apart. He embarks on a journey into this dense forest only to find grotesque creatures…mad scientists? Aliens? gov’t coverups? And good god what in the actual f*ck is this ending??

Looking forward to reading more from this author!