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Blackout Audiobook

Blackout: Strike Point, (Volume 1)

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Publisher's Summary

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." - James Madison

There were many that said it would happen. No one listened.

Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMP's across the USA, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover up?

John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life or death.

©2016 Emerson Hawk (P)2016 Emerson Hawk

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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable."

    This was an easy and quick listen and one I listened to in a day.

    The plot was simple yet something that could easily happen! Multiple EMPs are set off in America, resulting in electronics gone etc. But with this book, the government knew it would happen so were somewhat prepared. This one follows husband and wife, John and Laura, trying to get home. I liked the fact that John and Laura were ordinary people and only had the basic idea of survival by watching prepper shows, and the internet. It was nice that they weren't the "prepper" type!

    While I did enjoy this, the whole plot was what I consider forgettable. It wasn't that action packed nor fast paced. It just kind of plodded along. It ended with a cliff hanger which is why I may continue on with the series but I'm not sure. It's not high on my list though.

    Kevin Pierce did a great job with this, just like he has done with every other book I've listened to that he has narrated. He has a smooth, easy to listen to voice and one that's suited to these kind of books.

    *I received this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Post apocalyptic sub genre at its best"

    I have recently discovered another sub genre of the post apocalypse. The EMP post apocalypse, instead of zombies, plagues, nuclear war etc. it is quite unique and interesting and this one does not disappoint. Well written, well researched, great little prepper tips on how to make and do things without the aid of manufacturing power of big industry, farming, tech etc. it has the obligatory power hungry military, roving gangs, isolated farms and your classic small hero group. Thoroughly enjoyed. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deedra United States 09-06-16
    Deedra United States 09-06-16 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    "Blackout,Strikepoint 1"

    LOVED this book!Kevin pierce was a great narrator.A couple are on a train when the emp hits.Actually it hits many places.Then the tornadoes come.Three survive to walk miles for help that was never coming.After a night with a kindly farmer they head to the prison which has become a refuge WAY too fast.Someone knew what was coming.It is too bad the crazies are in charge.I cant wait to get book 2!
    I was given this book free for an honest review

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    Doug Crutcher 08-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A new twist on the EMP storyline"

    As usual I follow Kevin's narrating work which Lead me to this book. I was very pleased with the storyline as it added a new twist to a storyline that is getting quickly worn out. I wish it had been a bit longer but the download was well
    Worth the price. Thanks to the author
    And I will be waiting for more in this series. Oh a note to the author, your main character probably was very humanistic and foulable not the typical
    Suoer human types you see so much
    In this genre. Thanks for that as we are not all perfect.

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    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 08-08-16
    Brian Niagara Falls, NY 08-08-16 Member Since 2015

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    "The government seemed a little too ready…"

    A short intro into what could happen if an EMP went off over the Midwest. Conspiracy theories always ran deep in those individuals who thought this day would come, but they couldn’t even begin to imagine what would come next.

    The narration for Strike Point Blackout was done by the prepper/post-apocalyptic voice himself, Kevin Pierce. Pierce does a wonderful job bringing life to these characters, especially the main character John. Pierce just has one of those “manly — everything will be okay” kinds of voices. Even when the characters are going through hell, Pierce’s smooth voice makes you feel like they will make it out.

    I knew going into it at in between 3 and 4 hours long that Blackout wasn’t going to be a full in depth story about the attack or the people who survived it. But, there still was some character development and some nice plot movement too. The reader will definitely have questions, but Hawk answered more than I was expecting in this intro book.

    Honestly, I usually give “Part 1” type books a bad wrap on here because I really hate when someone breaks a story up into small pieces, but this was really nice. I’d been feeling burned out with my reviews lately and this was the perfect happy medium in between bigger heavier books. Hawk made me understand what was going on and who was going to be important in the books to come and I was able to finish this book in one afternoon.

    Overall, other than the length (which could upset some people), this book had a lot of good stuff in it. Hawk definitely knows about character development and plot movement, and I hope to see what else happens (and maybe even find out about who planned and executed the attacks).

    I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

    Want to see more like this, check out BriansBookBlog DOT com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bubblebuttmegs88 A tiny town in Maryland, USA 07-26-16
    bubblebuttmegs88 A tiny town in Maryland, USA 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An exciting EMP audiobook! :)"

    I really like survival stories of all kinds. Recently, I have read quite a few books that involve an EMP. When I started listening to this audiobook I figured I would enjoy it, but wasn't expecting anything that different. I was happy to find that I started really caring about the characters, and root for them. There were actually a few things that happened in this book that made it feel unique compared to the other books in the genre. The narrator of the audiobook is Kevin Pierce. I have listened to several books he has narrated, and I really like him. His voice is a great fit with this genre especially, he conveys the emotions of the characters really well. I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I'm very interested to see where this series goes in the future.
    **This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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    Kristy rieman Delaware 07-25-16
    Kristy rieman Delaware 07-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "love the storyline"

    love the storyline in this book left me wanting more I really hate it when books are so short.

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    Lori 07-11-16
    Lori 07-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable quick listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Quick, enjoyable, interesting and entertaining. What would you do in a disaster situation?

    If you like realistic post apocalyptic stories this is a good one.

    I enjoyed the story. A post apocalyptic scenario of some of the normal things that could occur after a major disaster and how an average person would handle them.

    Since the government knew the attack was coming this explains how some of the electronics that survived.

    Just when it was getting really good the story ended.

    Kevin Pierce did a great job with the narration as usual. Great character voices. Conveys the emotions of the situation nicely. Nice smooth even pace. Pleasant voice.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Serenity 06-29-16
    Serenity 06-29-16
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    "EMP, Could you survive??"

    Good book and first in series, following a couple after an EMP attack plunges the US back into a pre technology era. Entertaining but does end abruptly, leaving you wanting book two.

    Kevin Pierce delivers a polished performance and makes this an interesting listen.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen 06-23-16
    Maureen 06-23-16
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    "Very good!"
    If you could sum up Blackout in three words, what would they be?

    A fantastic storyline!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way it was so believable considering today's real life world events.


    Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not although this narrative was very good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think more deeply about real time events.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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