Bad Radio by Michael Langlois

01 Nov

Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth)Bad Radio by Michael Langlois
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

-IF you like heroes…

-IF you like heroines…

-IF you like Urban Fantasy with a bit of Horror and Mystery thrown in…

You have GOT to read Bad Radio by Michael Langlois, I mean it! Go now to your favorite book site and get it. Trust me.

OK, I’m calm. I’m gonna insert the book summary here so I can get an iced drink because this book is hot. 5 STARS hot!

Sixty years ago Abe Griffin saved the world and gained eternal youth.

Or so he thought.

Now, a man who Abe believed to be 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.

The opening scene in this story begins on a farm. Abe Griffen is bucking bales of hay up into the loft and remembering his wife. He had lost her five years earlier and had been living a very secluded life in the country. Most of his friends are gone, or will soon be. After all, Abe and his friends are closing in on their eighties. They feel old, look old. They have married and had children, retired and rested. Well, except for Abe. He may have lived almost eighty years but he has the body of a thirty year old. He watched his wife age and die. Used tricks to hide his lack of aging until forced to retire to his farm. He is done.

Having been the leader of a special unit during WWII, Abe has seen and experienced things most people will never ever see.

So after neatly stacking his hay, closing up the house and taking care of the logistics, Abe sits down in a comfortable chair, content and at peace, and puts a gun under his chin.

Someone forgot to tell Abe that heroes don’t get the easy way out. Especially if their mission isn’t over. Michael Langlois knows this and proceeds to tell us all about it and Abe’s journey in Bad Radio.

What a fantastic and thrilling ride. From the knock on Abe’s door by a compelling young woman to running for their lives and racing to save the world. Abe and the granddaughter of a fellow squad member and friend are faced with the inevitable decision to sacrifice their lives to save the world from a psychotically mis-guided man in search of revenge.

I so loved this book I have recommended it to friends all over. I can not wait until Michael Langlois writes more for me to devour! I wonder if he takes bribes?

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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Urban Fantasy


5 responses to “Bad Radio by Michael Langlois

  1. Coreena McBurnie

    November 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    This book sounds great and I had never heard of it before. I’ll definitely look this one up. I love an enthusiastic review!!

  2. novelopinion

    November 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks! It was fun to read and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Let me know.

  3. Christina Carson (@CarsonCanada)

    November 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I enjoyed your unabashed enthusiasm. Were I the author, I’d be quite tickled with myself about now. I’ve never been enamored with end of the world scenarios, but you expose an inviting sense of humanity and warmth in the protagonist, that would encourage me to give it a go.

  4. Mike Kalmbach

    November 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I enjoyed this one a ton as well. It’s definitely worth the read! He has another one coming soon according to his website at

  5. novelopinion

    November 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Thanks Christina for the sweet comment. I am an author groupie and when I read a great book, it’s hard not to gush.
    Hi Mike, Thanks for the link. I was looking out for the next book in this series. I am also looking out for your next release! Any news?


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