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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (505 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Kroese Narrator: Kevin Stillwell Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mercury Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469200750
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Fresh off their successful quest to thwart not one, but two diabolical plots to destroy the world, jaded reporter Christine Temetri and rough cherub Mercury find that mysterious powers outranking even the Heavenly bureaucracy seem intent on keeping the Apocalypse on track. Mercury Rises continues author Robert Kroese’s tale of the heroic cherub Mercury, who is generally well-intentioned, rarely well-behaved, and always well-armed with a droll remark. While the world is plagued by natural disasters and nations prepare for war, crazed billionaire Horace Finch plots to use a secret device hidden beneath the African desert to discover the deepest secrets of the Universe – even if he has to destroy the Universe to do it. Meanwhile, unassuming FBI investigator Jacob Slater tries to find a rational explanation for the mysterious destruction of downtown Anaheim – a quest that ultimately brings him face to face with the unhinged Horace Finch. Together, Christine, Jacob and Mercury must stop Finch from activating the device and tearing reality to pieces. Kroese’s rapid-fire sense of humor and razor-sharp wit keep Mercury Rises moving at breakneck speed, hurtling toward a climax that is as funny as it is satisfying. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A nod to Travolta’s Michael inside of Smith’s Dogma, fans will appreciate Mercury Rises as the reporter demands the angel stop snacking on sugared treats as that is bad for your health.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “The cliff-hanger ending will have readers eagerly anticipating the next installment.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/17/2014

    " Didn't feel the lack of not having read the first book. Was humerous but didn't really have me laughing or grab me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Koch | 2/17/2014

    " LOVED IT! Already on to his next book. This author is hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Cahill | 2/10/2014

    " Quick read, but it was entertaining and funny. This one was better than the first. On to the third! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/31/2014

    " Not quite as good as the first. Felt a little fragmented. Still funny though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Stansberry | 1/25/2014

    " Not quite as funny as Mercury Falls, still a very enjoyable read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dirceu | 12/30/2013

    " Great book....even better than the first one....looking forward to the next in the series.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Psionmark | 12/23/2013

    " Even funnier than Mercury Falls and that was the funniest book I'd read in a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette | 12/3/2013

    " After all the banter in Mercury Falls, I was disappointed in the sequel. The story doesn't flow well. It feels like this book is just setting up the next one and it doesn't do a good job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Kay | 11/16/2013

    " When will the third book come out? Really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/14/2013

    " A clever, witty, enjoyable read! I've always enjoyed reading books on mythology and in many ways this was similar, there was a depth of history and mythical beings that I really enjoyed. I recommend the trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jane | 11/8/2013

    " I liked Mercury Falls a bit better, but this was a good follow-up. Worth the time. More of the same irreverent humor. As an aside, this was my first free loan from Amazon's Kindle lending library, pretty cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 8/28/2013

    " Hints of Christopher Moore. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 8/10/2013

    " Still an interesting story but not as good as the first one. A bit preachy in parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/5/2013

    " A fun sequel that doesnt waste time repeating what happened in the first book, moves the story along a completely new path, and the ending is chock full of all the lines lining up. Can't wait for the trilogy--or maybe a pentalogy? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Nixon | 6/25/2013

    " Another great book in a very funny series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hemantha | 5/21/2013

    " I think it was the novelty factor of that quirky picturing of angels and demons that made me love the first one. With that worn off, this was quite a drag. felt like repetition. plot felt too jumbled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 zxvasdf | 3/10/2013

    " Fun and fast read, but now that I'm just reviewing it, I can't seem to remember much of it. But I'm sticking by my original rating because obviously I enjoyed the hell out of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/30/2013

    " Didn't really like as much as the first. Too much time spent in exposition/review. Often funny but seems to be trying too hard at times. Twee. Not sure if I will read the last. "

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About the Author

Robert Kroese’s sense of irony was honed growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, home of the Amway Corporation and the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and the first city in the United States to fluoridate its water supply. In second grade, he wrote his first novel, the saga of Captain Bill and his spaceship Thee Eagle. This turned out to be the high point of his academic career. After barely graduating from Calvin College in 1992 with a philosophy degree, he was fired from a variety of jobs before moving to California, where he stumbled into software development. As this job required neither punctuality nor a sense of direction, he excelled at it. In 2009, he called upon his extensive knowledge of useless information and love of explosions to write his first novel, Mercury Falls. Since then, he has written two sequels, Mercury Rises and Mercury Rests, and a humorous epic fantasy, Disenchanted.

About the Narrator

Kevin Stillwell is an actor that has voiced a number of audiobooks, including Careless Love, Last Train to Memphis, The First Assassin, The Millionaire Affair, and others. His film and television credits include Looper and Drop Dead Diva.