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Chaos: A New World Audiobook

Chaos: A New World: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.

©2011 John O'Brien (P)2014 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC

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    Joseph Beaverton, OR, United States 12-23-14
    Joseph Beaverton, OR, United States 12-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "My lowest rating ever"

    I think this book would have received much better rating if it weren't for the narrator – Oh My Giggles! He sounds like The “Macho Man” Randy Savage meets Hulk Hogan every time a character has an internal monologue. It drove me crazy! I’d rather receive a figure-four-leg-lock than listen to another one of these books – “OH YEAH!!!”.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Molly 12-06-14
    Molly 12-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, terribad narration"

    I decided to try this book after listening to A shrouded world. I love Mark Tufo and enjoyed the collaboration. Let me start by saying that the story is good, it has potential to be a good audiobook. Unfortunately, the narration ruined it for me. The narrator emphasized every other word, it sounded like a professional wrestler was reading.

    24 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Randall 04-01-15
    Randall 04-01-15
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    "the voice"

    great story and a different turn of the apocalypse. if you can get past the "Batman" voice, it is an enjoyable listen. the narator does settle down a bit into the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James Neal Wisconsin 10-21-15
    James Neal Wisconsin 10-21-15

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    "REPLACE THE NARRATOR"

    I had to listen to this in increments due to how bad the narrator is. I can only compare it to the guy who does the voice over for cops.

    Story was good tho...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    david 09-03-15
    david 09-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not bad!"

    Worth a listen if your into the whole z genre. If for no other reason, he co wrote a book with mark tufo and it's excellent. The co written book is a sideline to this and zombie fallout and it's great! Check out both!

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    Gillian 08-06-15
    Gillian 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I feel 1 of the best series audible has to offer."

    Absolutely one of the best series on audible. Well narrated and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. You'll laugh out loud often and you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Every detail is explained and described in great detail. . you can imagine everything so clearly. Which is the mark of a good book in my eyes. Thank You John O'Brein for countless great hours of entertainment!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-15-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-15-16 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "INTERESTING FIRST BOOK!"
    What did you love best about Chaos: A New World?

    It's a good story, a little more military based than I like, but it was still good...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack is on a rescue mission out of pure love...and that he thought of his children first...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Rescuing the kids,then Michelle...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    this would probably make a very good movie...its got the right concept for sure....just tone down the military aspect a bit...this book was geared more towards the male crowd in my opinion...but it wont stop me from listening to book 2...lol


    Any additional comments?

    This has been on my TBL list for a longtime...because 1..I like the zombie genre...2 I like the ASW series....and 3 it came highly recommended...and I understand why...Jack is in a rush to rescue his kids after a virus overtakes the world practically overnight...and poof the human race seems to just have disappeared...until night falls and there are night walking, screeching quick moving zombies everywhere!!! After Jack rescues his kids, he decides to make the journey across the world to rescue his girlfriend Lynn...and he makes it! Jack is a tough one..this book is very military oriented...and I hope book 2 is not as much...because its just not what I want in my zombie fiction...some is fine...but I felt a little overwhelmed with it at times...and I think some women might feel the same way....But there is a twist in here somewhere that I feel really centers around Jack...and I gotta know what it is!! ..I think this is a very solid start to a hopefully awesome series!!!

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    joe beaverton, or, United States 12-28-15
    joe beaverton, or, United States 12-28-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story, terrible narration."

    The other reviews are not kidding. The narrator is just terrible. If you can get by that the story isn't bad for a zombie-ish tale.

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    Joe Cool Maine 09-01-15
    Joe Cool Maine 09-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow Cool!"

    This is well done story about a zombie plague. I like Mr, O'Brien approach with the the zombies who are not your basic zombie more like something like a D.N.A. Mutant that likes to eat us. Mr O'Brien being in the Air Force give us a real sense on how people like Jack leadership can make survival great chance. What Would you do? Being the military gives a group a better chance then people who are not.

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    Keith Gilmore 08-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Nice!"

    awesome introduction to the tale of Jack Walker and his family, the ultimate post apocalypse survivors

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  • David Hepworth
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    5/30/15
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    "Really, really, awful."
    Would you try another book written by John O'Brien or narrated by Mark Gagliardi?

    Bad story, worse vocalisation. Only managed first 15 minutes and had to turn it off.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I had wasted a credit on it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alexander
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    "A book for juniors"

    A bit lovey dovey and seemingly writen with teens in mind.
    will still get thr sequel when I am in that frame of mind.

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  • Mark
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    "Brilliant !!!"
    What did you like most about Chaos: A New World?

    Its well told story and gripping atmosphere


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Lynne as she don't take any nonsense and is a good partner for Jack


    Which character – as performed by Mark Gagliardi – was your favourite?

    Jack is a Favourite of mine and also Lynne


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Day of the Night Runners ???


    Any additional comments?

    brilliant to listen to and cant wait to see what happens next , super super story

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  • Gavin
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    "Excellent"

    Really good listening can't wait to get the rest, I quite liked the night runners
    Well worth getting this book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor
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    12/9/14
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    "Ok took a long time to get going"
    If you could sum up A New World: Chaos in three words, what would they be?

    not too bad


    Any additional comments?

    I had shrouded world and enjoyed it but expected to because of Mark Tufo so i got this one and although for me it took a long time to get going it really got much better 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through and from there it was engrossing and very enjoyable.

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