Very enjoyable story of a journey home. It is not a knock off of the book Going Home but, to me, a more realistic representation of how life would be trying to get home after an EMP. The main character is likeable and as you will see an honorable man. I highly recommend this book and am about to start the sequel even though it is late at night and I should wait until tomorrow.
Was this book good? I guess... I mean...it wasn't that bad. It was very typical End of the World stuff. If you want End of the World, and prefer PG13 this is for you.There is nothing new in this story if you have read other EMP books. The only advantage is that there is not a lot of "Adult" themes in this book (you know if that kind of thing bothers you). EMP happens, everyone scrambles, Some people fare better than others, some fail miserably. Humanity shows what it really is. Nothing new in the writing.
If you want to fall asleep because the narrator is whispering without emotion then this is also for you. Joseph Morton seems SOOOO bored reading this. He isn't enjoying the read, so I wasn't enjoying the listen. Maybe with a better narrator I would have given it more stars, but that is the best I could rate. The next book in the series has a new narrator, but I still wouldn't use a credit on it. There are so many other better EMP books to listen to.
The story was overall good, very captivating at the start. The main character was a coward. In a true EMP attack this guy would have never made it out of Houston. The writer never goes into detail on how this guy obtains his food and water. This story was ok but had potential to be great. The narrator was good.
The narration was so bad that it regularly distracted my thoughts from the story. Even when emotions should have been evident, the boring monotone of the narrator wore on, which took me by surprise and then called for mental criticism, over and over. I never have had such to say about the narrator and my reviews aren't usually this critical, but I thought of this so many times while listening that I had to say it in my review.
This is a very enjoyable and entertaining SHTF novel for those who are not looking for a story about the former special operator who's trying to stop terrorists or the 16 year old kid who somehow plays the roll of a hulking natural born leader with 20 years experience. This book is just about a normal guy trying to make it home to his family. I definitely recommend this one.
The narrator is definitely not my favorite, but he's passable... especially for a stand-alone novel.
The story is good somethings could be written a little better. I personally think the characters are overwhelmingly stupid I could be wrong maybe more people then I know are that dumb. How many times can a guy face death before he learns to not trust people or at least be apprehensive of them. The wife being a mother really has no "mama bear" instincts she does ok in her predicaments but I'd think she could and should do a much better job. They do represent the crowd in libssoula well though aside from they're willingness to share with people.
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.