The Red Line (audiobook)

17.5 hrs • 14 CDs• 2 MP3 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/War & Military
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 05/02/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 05/02/17 9781455136957
Add to Cart
MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 05/02/17 9781455136971
Add to Cart
Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 05/02/17 9781538431337
Add to Cart

People Who Bought This Also Bought


Finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Writers Award

WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of Red Storm Rising and The Third World War.

“Delta-Two, I’ve got tanks through the wire! They’re everywhere!”

World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian federation launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while specially trained Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points.

Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses.

Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O’Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it’s up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood.

There’s one thing that’s certain. The thin line between victory and defeat is also the red line between life and death.

Review Quotes

Narrating this audiobook about World War III is a daunting task with soldiers and politicians on both sides, as well as, in a few cases, those that love them. Narrator Peter Berkrot is largely up to the challenge presenting an unexpected midwinter invasion of Germany by the Russians. The thriller focuses mainly on the undermanned Americans, and Berkrot helps the listener differentiate among the many soldiers and a handful of politicians. His accents are precise when voicing the few Russian officials in the production. The high body count results in characters disappearing just when listeners are getting comfortable with them. The problems with this audiobook, such as its abrupt resolution, rest with the author, not the narrator, and Berkrot keeps the tension high throughout.

“The best World War III epic I’ve read since Red Storm Rising.”

Grant Blackwood, New York Times bestselling author

“Impeccably researched, riveting…Must reading for any military action fan. Nearly every page reeks of the smoke of battle and the stench of death.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“In Gragg’s intense and gripping debut thriller…this frightening and realistic scenario will be compared to Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising, as both titles deal with war and the horrors of the battlefield. The characters are more fully developed here…Difficult reading, not for the writing, which is stellar, but owing to the story’s timeliness and authenticity. Recommended for fans of military and futuristic thrillers."

Library Journal (starred review)

“Seems eerily prescient in an edgy time.”


“You’re going to hold this book so tight you’ll leave thumbprints on the page.”

Mark Leggatt, author of Names of the Dead