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The alternative history fan favorite! Volume one of the Sovereign Era cycle, and book one of the Charters Duology.

ABOUT THE BOOK
April 18, 1985 – A startling revelation shocks a world already wound tight by the desperate tensions of the Cold War: super-humans exist... and they demand autonomy.

Until that day, high school sophomore Nate Charters thought he was just an outsider and self-proclaimed freak. His unusual appearance, hair-trigger reflexes, and overactive metabolism could have made him something special, but his differences and low self-esteem marked him as a target for the jocks and popular kids long ago .

Now, just as his unique nature catches the eye of a self-assured older girl and the sinister attention of the enigmatic Dr. Brenhurst, Nate must solve the mystery of his origins and find his place in the world. Is he part of a remarkable, powerful new minority... or just a misfit among misfits?

He’d better find his answers quickly. A shadowy organization knows more about him than he could ever imagine. And they're closing in...

ABOUT THE PODCAST
This is an abridged podcast edition of the revised, expanded edition of "Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era" from MWS Media. The podcast presents the portions of the book narrated by the protagonist, Nate Charters. It's a whole story... but it's not the complete story!

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  • Introducing our hero, Nate Charters. We learn he is different from the other kids at Abbeque Valley High School in many unique ways, and we see first hand how those differences have made him the target of bully Byron Teslowski. We also meet his best friend, Mel Wilson, and the beguiling Lina Porter! Finally, when Nate gets home from school, he'll see something that will change his life forever... Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Episode two begins with Nate and his mother seeing something on television that is simply beyond belief. What will William Donner's declaration mean for the world... and more importantly for our hero, what effect will Declaration Day have on Nate's own sense of himself? Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • In this episode, we learn a little more about Nate's unique abilities, and we meet Denver Colorado... who is this mysterious friend of Nate's mother, and why has he never heard of him? Also... Nate plus Lina: it's a date! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Episode Four lets us come along as chaperone on Nate and Lina's first date... but before they even get to the movie, they have to deal with Byron Teslowski! What's he want? Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Nate's meeting with Byron Teslowski goes bad in a big way, and Nate learns he and his rival may have more in common than either of them ever imagines! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • It's a night and a day full of confrontation for Nate Charters -- first with his mother, then with Byron Teslowski's friend Terrance Felder. The first brings revelations, the second... trouble! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Nate's first day back at school since Declaration Day brings challenges, and raises questions... and does everyone think he's a Sovereign? Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • A disturbing encounter... a personal Declaration... the Sovereign Compromise... and Nate's invited to a party! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • A party at Carson Meunetti's house is crashed by a surprise guest... plus, Nate meets Lina's mom! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Seven chapters packed into this episode, wherein Nate comes face to face with a Bad Guy, Lina and Lucy bond, and we learn more about the mysterious Tyndale Labs! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Nate and Lina, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, a teenage commando operation in the middle of the night, plus a shocking setback and a daring decision! This is where things really start to get tricky for our hero and his pals! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • A giant-sized, action-packed, pulse-pounding episode! Nate, Lina, and Byron flee to Kirby Lake, where they come face to face with a shocking intruder... and sinister danger! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • In the aftermath of the battle at the cabin, Nate learns the true story of his father's origin... and his own! Plus, a visit to the Porter's. Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Something's happened to Byron! Plus, Nate catches Mel up, and Lina plays psychologist. Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Here's where it all comes together for our hero Nate Charters, thanks to a very special message from a very special messenger. These are the last two chapters of "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era" --- but there's still three more episodes of this podcast! Stay tuned! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • Matthew Wayne Selznick, the author of "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era," answers questions from listeners! Have more questions? Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

  • The Brave Men Run Podcast presents a very special, audio-only short story written exclusively for this podcast! Enjoy "Brenhurst's Tale - Another View of 'Brave Men Run'' read by author Matthew Wayne Selznick. If you enjoyed this podcast of Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era, please consider purchasing a copy of the print, MP3 Audio CD, or e-book editions. See the bravemenrun.com for details on this and other ways you can support author Matthew Wayne Selznick and DIY, independent publishing! Extended show notes: http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/novels/brave-men-run/free-audiobook/show-notes/

This was a great book to listen too. It kept my attention and kept me interested through the entire book.
X-L-ENT! Great book. I get kind of frustrated at times trying to find really well written and read book. This was an outstanding story, and very fun to listen to.
Hello again, olstar18! Thanks for following up and offering your opinions! If you're interested in more Sovereign Era material, there's currently a short story, <a href="http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/short-fiction/the-world-revolves-around-you/" rel="nofollow">"The World Revolves Around You"</a> written by myself and an anthology collection, <a href="http://www.mattselznick.com/writing/fiction/the-sovereign-era-year-one/" rel="nofollow">"The Sovereign Era: Year One,"</a> featuring stories by J.C. Hutchins, ...
I've finished the story but that conversation still does not fit. If there had been more directly connected to clashes between normals and sovereigns it would have fit better but that was kept in the background. I'm hoping you plan to write another book focused more on the ramifications of ...
Hello Olstar18! Thanks for starting to listen to the podcast edition of my book "Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era." You've hit on something about the character all right: that he's torn between doing as he's told, or making decisions for himself. I hope you'll keep ...
I've only listened to part of the story but so far it seems kinda preachy. Good example would be that fight when he gets off the bus where he doesn't strike back just evades and then gets a speech about how disapointed she is in him. Why. He made only ...
I love your characters and you have a nice writing style!
The writing is solid, the character voice is wonderful, the narration and audio quality are very good, though the production has very long intro and outtro that could be much shorter (but this has been discussed). I agree with Librarybill to a certain degree that there could have been more ...
This book has a lot of potential, but also suffers from a few pitfalls typical of new writers. Namely, they like their characters too much and don't want anything really bad to happen to them, and they fail to take advantage of their chosen perspective. The result reads more like ...
Hi Bored! Yeah, the intro on the first episode or two is kinda long, isn't it? That was created back in 2005, when there only a dozen or so podcast novels in existence, and we were all really pretty much making it up as we went along when it came ...

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