Review: Out of the Earth by Jake Bible

Something else has been living beneath the Earth. Now, it’s their time to rule…

The Yellowstone supervolcano has begun to erupt, sending North America into chaos and the rest of the world into a panic. People are dangerous and desperate, knowing this will plunge the continent, and the world, into perpetual winter.

Until they realize that the eruption is the least of their worries…

Out of the massive chasm comes more than ash and lava. Giant monsters emerge, bent on destroying everything in sight.

Federal Marshal Lu Morgan and a ragtag group of survivors and soldiers must fight hard to stay alive and beat back the invasion of massive creatures.

It is a race against time, and a race for survival, as all involved struggle to find answers as to where the monsters came from and how to stop them.

Out of Earth by Jake Bible. Book #1 of the Out of Earth series. Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer. Published by Tantor Media Inc., 2022. Run time of 7 hours and 56 minutes.

*Trigger Warning: Pet death (maybe?)

Jake Bible is another one of my go to authors for creature feature fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t read many kaiju stories, even though I do enjoy kaiju movies and books. When I need a book title tat started with an “O” for an A to Z Horror Reading Challenge, I knew just the book to read! This one. This book right here.

There are a lot of characters to keep track of right off the bat. It took me a few chapters to finally figure out who is who. Not too difficult though. Some of the characters are a little on the annoying side. I super didn’t care for Lu’s kid and his whole side story. I get the point of it, but I was pretty over the whole son and father plot prettttttttty quick. :/ The only think I liked about the kid is that he had a dog. But then the dog gets killed (maybe?? It is a little ambiguous)! So yeah. Don’t care for that part of the story!

The narrator is just ok. Not horrible but kinda meh. Everyone just kinda sounds the same. D: The voices sort just….. blend together. Maybe I’m spoiled by Ray Porter’s voice acting? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

BUT!! The plot! So the main story is very fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ I really enjoyed the WTF giant monsters. So much variety too. Tons of carnage and very unique sets of weaknesses. I was really entertained by the main story and I was definitely hooked enough to want to read the next book in the series.

Out of Earth is a TON of set up for this series. Do not expect many answers for what is going on. Gotta keep reading the series for that! And I totally plan to do just that. I had too much fun here. ๐Ÿ™‚


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