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The Flock

By: J. Todd Scott
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
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Publisher's Summary

From J. Todd Scott comes a chillingly engrossing thriller about a cult survivor who must confront the horrors of her past to ensure the safety of the future.

Ten years after a fiery raid kills her family, former cult member Sybilla “Billie” Laure has a completely new identity. She’s settled in rural Colorado with her daughter, hoping for a quieter life. But the world has other plans.

With wildfires raging and birds dropping from the sky, Billie wonders if her cult leader father’s apocalyptic predictions are finally coming true. When an intruder murders her husband and kidnaps her daughter, Billie has no choice but to confront the secrets of her past. But Billie’s journey has other perils, too—namely, a police chief hot on her trail, determined to expose the dangers of the defunct doomsday cult.

To save her daughter, Billie will have to go back to where it all began—to the ruined compound in New Mexico where the real threat is the truth.

©2022 Jeffrey Todd Scott. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“In this riveting postapocalyptic thriller from Scott (Lost River), the world has been rocked by multiple catastrophes, including a terrible new disease that’s ‘a silent killer of children across the globe that now affects adults.’ Admirers of Justin Cronin will want to check this one out.”Publishers Weekly

“It’s all here: doomsday cults, innocents and grifters, unexplainable phenomena. Heartache and regret. A chance at redemption. What sets The Flock above your average thriller is the absolute ring of authenticity from this twenty-plus-year career DEA agent. You got the real deal right here.”—Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor and The Hunger 

“Scott lays out his short, propulsive chapters like a trail of breadcrumbs you can’t help but follow. This one will keep you up late turning the pages.”—Brian Freeman, bestselling author of Thief River Falls 

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  • 10-02-22

Lucky Birds

This is terrible. The story is strange & makes no sense.The narration is so melodramatic and cheesy, I thought it was a joke. But no...it was meant to be taken seriously. The book editor and audiobook director have alot to answer for here. The birds were the lucky ones...they were put out of their misery at the beginning of the book.

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hated it

don't waste your credit. story is hard to follow and the narrator doesn't help

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Great read

I loved this twisty thriller, how it mixed mysticism, human frailty and the dark heat of the internet.

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  • 10-11-22

Another gripper by J Todd Scott

I’ll admit that it was hard at first for me to get into. So many moving parts that it’s difficult to keep up with at times. But the author does a good job keeping you into the story and wanting to find out what’s happening. The narrator’s voices were a little too nuanced to separate the characters for me. I would definitely suggest checking out but understand it’s not the tail of Chris Cherry by any means!

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Totally confused by earlier reviews

I found the level of drama perfect for the characters, the trauma they had experienced, were experiencing, etc. This definitely is not a light listening book. The story and narrator switch fluidly between characters, news reports, excerpts from FBI files and religious context throughout. everything is relevant and is used to build suspense and an immersive experience within the story. IMO, it is beautifully done and is a perfect melding of the thriller/true crime genre to get this story across.

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The narrator is so dramatic with every word that I couldn't even make it through Chapter 2. Very hard to follow a story line when it all seems like a dramatic or climatic moment in the tone of voice. Exchanging for a new title.