The overall scenario was intriguing - an EMP blast took out U.S. power, communication, and transportation, and a man has to hike from Texas to Montana to get to his wife and kids. But the occasional preaching and political bias made me want to scream at times.
This is the 7th survival book I've read in the last 12 months and I rate it the best. It's also a wonderful love story of a family with faith and love for each other.
I hope Mr. Gorham continues to write and with continue this arousing saga! C. M. House, MD ret.
A warning to all that care to take notice... The wager of what can be lost if those who hate ever get the upper hand over those who are unprepared.
Good Luck to us all.
Have read a lot of reviews and saw some negative reviews. I am glad I got it despite those reviews. I think that peepers expect an instruction book but it's nice to read a book that has unprepared characters. I recommend it. The reader reads a bit fast but that is about the worst thing I can say.
main characters are the dumbest people alive.
nobody can be this stupid as shtf. nobody explain how he got enough food for 10 weeks and why he couldn't shoot a guy who was shooting at him. it's mind blowing stupid
Narrator was excellent. Story was superb. Im an audiobook junkie so believe me when I say this is a good story. Did I have any issues with the story? Maybe Kyle was too nice for my liking but at least he wasnt an ex army ranger with all these elite skills like most other books out there. Its a nice book.
Based on the story I would recommend this to anyone that love a good societal collapse story. However the reader really killed it for me. Very little inflection and monotonous. Just stringing words together. No pauses where needed at times. He went from a straight deadpan dry read to a moment of excellence and them back to dry.
Other reviewers have said that this was sort of a lightweight "prepper" story and I agree, but it was still enjoyable. I cared about these characters, even though both main characters made some stupid mistakes. The narration was top notch. I'd like to see a gritter sequel.
I would, will, and have recommended it. Looking forward to the next book on Audible. I recommend it because "people" need to understand this scenario has real potential to come true and I feel this story, and others like it, raise the awareness of the masses so that we can all be a bit better prepared for it in the event it does happen.
I enjoyed the Character Kyle and his commitment to his family.
I enjoyed Joseph's performance in this book as much as I did "The End" and the "The Long Road".Very easy to listen to and he engages the characters with zest. When looking for new books I actually look for ones he has narrated.
I got a bit choked up towards the end, but I laughed outloud several times with some of the funny comments throughout the book.
Super excited about listening to the next book "Daunting Days of Winter" through Audible. I don't have as much time available to read as I have to listen so having books released through Audible is a big help for me.