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A Distant Eden: Volume 1 | [Lloyd Tackitt]

A Distant Eden: Volume 1

December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?
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Publisher's Summary

December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?

©May 2012 to ? Lloyd Tackitt (P)2012 Lloyd Tackitt

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    Sullivan 02-05-13
    Sullivan 02-05-13
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    "Prepper training parable"
    If you could sum up A Distant Eden: Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Always be prepared


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adrian because he's a bad ass.


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

    This is my first listen of any of Mr. Hacker's books.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jack 08-09-13
    Jack 08-09-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Technical problems with production?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. A compelling story packed with useful information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The thoughtfulness and planning for survival.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Hacker’s performances?

    First of all, there seems to have been problems during production that resulted in a tinny quality to the sound, right from the beginning. There are also faint sounds in the background, which as difficulty to ignore!

    I was distracted the reader's accent and tone. Would have enjoyed the story more with a different reader -- and with better sound quality!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It's easier to digest in small pieces.


    Any additional comments?

    Please clean up the recording's technical problems and re-release. Thank you!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ray 09-08-13
    Ray 09-08-13
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    "A Distant Eden Vol.1"

    I knew I wanted to buy this book for the Learning Experience I would gain. I am not disappointed. In fact I am listening to it for a 2nd time to hear the lessons again.

    I live in the edge of the Feral Hog region of this part of the State of Texas. I drive through their turf everyday, and know they are very dangerous. Who ever imagined a possibility that man would become a menu item for the Wild Hog population?

    Very interesting work by the author. I almost didn't buy it because it was under a 6 hours listening time. However, I did not use a credit, and paid for it outright. It was worth it, and hope to see volume two here soon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 09-30-14
    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 09-30-14 Member Since 2011

    Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "EOTWAWKI or prepper fans will like..."

    There are lots of books coming out in this genre lately and quite a few haven't been worth the time to listen... This one although the writing style isn't the best... was well worth my time and $. It follows a family who is scattered around the country, but has a prepper dad who they all thought was crazy.

    There are some very creative and new to me solutions for EOTWAWKI problems. There is a lot of teaching from father to children, allowing us to learn his prepper ideas, theories and beliefs while reading. This is not a classic everyone would love to read like "Alas Babylon" or "One Second After." It doesn't include model numbers like the "Patriots" series. Those living in Texas would particularly like this book. There are no zombies or science fiction. Lots of violence, clean language, nice Christian family making hard choices... it got better as went along. A few hard to believe passages...

    It is a part of a series, but this is stand alone if desired. The second book presents entirely different ideas and theories for a son traveling cross country alone. It was also well worth the read. At this writing the 3rd isn't out yet or I would be reading it now. Narrator was irritating at first with multiple accents really grating on my nerves, but he seemed to relax or do better as the book progressed... at least I didn't notice as much. I will probably read again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Girard 06-13-14
    E. Girard 06-13-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Post technology world"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a freaky thought of how life would go on should the world lose power/technology. This is far less dramatic that the zombie theme and far more gritty. It talks quite a bit on how to survive doomsday situations and in the preparation needed.


    Any additional comments?

    I did enjoy Mr. Hacker as the narrator. His tempo kept me engaged in the story and drew me through a book that was difficult to contemplate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denis G. Dimick Los Alamos, NM USA 05-22-14
    Denis G. Dimick Los Alamos, NM USA 05-22-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good listen"

    Lots of technical information, and lays it out like it would happen. If you like SHTF books, this is one for you.

    Hacker isn't my favorite narrator, however, he didn't bore me. He does read the story and try to keep you entertained - I just don't like it when narrators try and do accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Omar West New York, NJ, United States 04-03-14
    Omar West New York, NJ, United States 04-03-14

    I don't like when a series starts with one narrator then switches to another who changes the nature of the characters, etc.

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    "All over the place"
    Would you try another book from Lloyd Tackitt and/or Michael Hacker?

    No


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something from a writer or narrator that I already like.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Hacker’s performances?

    No way, in A Distant Eden: Volume 1 Mr. Hacker tries Texan accents, none work, even the Latin gang-banger was off it sounded like some sort of stereotypical Asian accent.


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

    Anger, that I spent a credit on it!


    Any additional comments?

    Not worth the credit. Re-listen to One Second After or Lucifer's Hammer instead.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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