This was an excellent read. This was more about what happens to the guy next door then the world as a whole. A very localized and realistic story for my tastes without the added gore that is replete of most of the genera. I am awaiting the next one from Steven Konkoly.
Altogether I enjoyed the story, but there are some very annoying attributes to this story when viewed from a conservative mindset.
First, the wife is the most annoying nagging douchebag I have ever had the displeasure of listening to. Why anyone would put up with this women is beyond comprehension, she belongs in a battered wife's shelter with a sign hanging over her neck saying, "All the shit that happened to me was totally justified!"
Second, you cannot be a liberal and a survivalist, the two do not mix and this throws off the story.
Third, The main character "Alex" a supposed gulf war veteran who hesitates too long when he and his family are confronted by would be killers and looters. Any U.S. Marine war veteran would have wasted these stupid bastards after the first two sentences of dialogue, as their intentions are clearly hostile.
I enjoyed the general information the book presented and the majority of the story, but I absolutely hate this guys wife. I don't know why this author would concoct such an annoying antagonistic character, the woman is just a useless bitch. I am sorry, I am not a woman hater and I love my wife more than anything in the world. Even my own wife listened to the book and agrees with every word I wrote here.
The author is horribly unrealistic in his end of the world views. Guns are ok ad long as they have trigger locks on them and are locked up in the basement in a vault so you have them when you need them, lol. When people break into your house you should talk to them and beg them to stop then spend half an hour getting to your locked up shotgun but then make sure its unloaded and don't point it at them and politely ask them to leave, are you serious? This author tries to be as politically correct as possible and obviously voted for obama, don't waste your time and money on this book, go with authors like A American, mark goodwin or james wesly rawls and you will be much more satisfied than you will with this wishful thinking author!
Anything thats not written by this author.
The narrator was ok but not versatile with other character voices.
The democrat survival guide, just trust the government everything will be ok.....
You want me to take out both ear buds?
So first off yes it seems it bit contradictory to have a main character as both a liberal and a prepper. Not just a liberal but an anti conservative, NPR and NBC following FOX news hatting liberal. Just because it doesn't seem probable doesn't mean it isn't possible. I say just laugh, let it go and be entertained.
The other 2 main points about the over description and slow narration may be true, but I didn't notice. I guess I will have to listen a 3rd time to see.
The story itself is awesome/scary. The concept behind a pandemic shutting down our economy seems very probable and the author thought out the scenario pretty well. I don't think I made it halfway through before I started ordering and assembling items for my 72 hour kits.
This ended up being the most expensive credit I have ever spent.
I enjoyed this book. Must read for the prepper.
Yes- Because the main character is so "mASSachusetts".
I enjoyed it enough to listen again and look for more about the main character
Main character's interaction with his neighbors when danger of spreading a virus becomes critical
Enjoyed this enough that my hopes were high for listening to the Black Flagged story, and this proved disappointing.
Not action-packed, but, An interesting story nonetheless. It is also the first apocalypticI novel I have read in a long time that was not Full of right wing propaganda.
Terrorist attacks are not the only things that ccan cause chaos, and disrupt our country. This story is a great example of how it would not take much to really change our lives.
This should be made into a "B" movie which stars Treat Williams. It's an apocalyptic novel that can be accepted by any progressive liberal. The main character is a vegan and cares more about offending someone with his "assault rifle" than the safety of his family. The narrator is monotonous and unfortunately is used quite frequently with these types of novels. The only enjoyment I received from this book was making fun of the main character and his endless incapability to perform any task that his wife doesn't approve of.