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Breakdown: Season 1 Audiobook

Breakdown: Season 1

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How far would you go to survive?

When Thomas Monroe's car breaks down on the side of the road, he's sure the day can't get any worse...until he receives a mysterious call warning him of impending doom. Seconds later, the United States is hit by what appears to be an electromagnetic pulse, knocking the power grid almost completely offline. Millions will die in the coming weeks and Thom, like most of the country, is unprepared. Worst of all, his daughter, the only family he has left, is halfway across the state at college.

The world between them is a warzone.

Join Thom as he makes friends, outwits thugs, battles bandits, and struggles across the state to reunite with his daughter before they both succumb to the horrors of a postapocalyptic world.

Can an everyday, broken man survive the apocalypse?

Breakdown is a serial adventure. Think of it like listening to your favorite TV show, with a new episode released every three to four weeks. These episodes are not stand-alone books. Each season will be a stand-alone book containing to four to five episodes.

©2015 Jordon Quattlebaum (P)2015 Jordon Quattlebaum

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    ANGIE 08-26-15
    ANGIE 08-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty OK Book"
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    This book was pretty ok. If the timeline had been spread out a little, it would have been more believable. I really don't think within 12 hours of all electricity, cars, internet, etc. going out, that the whole country will be raping, pillaging, murdering, etc. Yah, some places will loot, there were be gangs shooting at each other, but regular suburban folks and college kids will take a little longer before they're ready to gag, bound and rape the neighbors. Also, people don't get filthy in less then 24 hours. A couple of kids were locked in a class room with their teacher for less than 24 hours. By the time they were found, the children were filthy. How? Were they covered in cobwebs from playing around in the storage closet? And food doesn't reek in this amount of time either. In Fall temps climate, you can leave a chunk of raw meat out on the counter and it will not reek the following day. It may have a smell, but nothing to the extent that you're gagging. (I couldn't recall the time of year in the book, but no one complained about it being hot without air conditioners or too cold without heaters)

    Another thing that really bugged me, and I'll try not to give spoilers. The change in a character's behavior/substance abuse had me doing a double take. I actually rewound to make sure this was the same person. You don't go from being a suit & tie exec one day to being a street junkie willing to do anything for a pill the next.....literally ANYTHING. That made absolutely no sense. Plus, if someone had done what he did (pretty bad thing at the end) I would not ask him to take care of my family. I'd made sure he died and was never around them again.

    So to sum it up......if these things had occurred over a longer period of time, the book would have been worlds better and very believable as what could really happen to us if the electricity went out. And if the street junkie had been written as such.....like an exec with a horrible pill/drug/alcohol addiction from the very first, his actions could have been believable too.

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

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie @ BookLoversLife 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An enjoyable Post Apocalyptic read."
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    I'm so glad I gave this a chance because I ended up really enjoying this. It's a really good Post Apocalyptic read and one I hope will become better as the series progresses.

    This focuses on the aftermath of an EMP that happened without warning. We see what it's like to try to survive in a world gone mad. I always enjoy a Post Apocalyptic story like this because I find that this is something that could happen! It's scary to think about really!!

    Plot wise this is relatively fast paced. The EMP happens within the first few paragraphs and what follows is, an often time, scary look at what it could be like. I thought the author did a great job of describing what happened and did his research when it comes to EMPs.

    Character wise, while there are a few different POVs in the book, it isn't hard to follow who was talking. The book follows Thomas and his quest to collect his daughter. Along the way he meets a policeman (whos POV is part of the story) and his nurse wife, a homeless man who is ex military (who accompanies Thomas), and a few other people. Each of the characters have their own story which comes together to create the whole! I loved seeing the different POVs and thought that it added more to the overall feel of the book.

    In all this was an enjoyable listen. I started it and couldn't take out my earplugs because I needed to see what would happen next. It's a fast paced and thrilling read and I am looking forward to more from these characters.

    Mitchell Lucas did a great job with this. He gave subtle changes to his tone for each character which came across really well. He was easy to listen to and read well. I'm glad he didn't try to do a girls voice because often times when a male narrator does try, it comes across as weird!! Not so with Mitchell, he gave just enough of a change to know that it's a female that was talking at the time.

    *This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 02-13-16
    Kevin 02-13-16
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    "Not a fan"

    I couldn't even finish listening to it. Unbelievable story and characters, boring and the narration was terrible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason United States 12-20-15
    Jason United States 12-20-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Made for the demographics of a TV series"

    This book seems to have been written to appeal to the demographics of a tv show on Monday night. The script seems to be made for a season on a television that is, not to educate or be realistic.
    The circumstances that the character found himself and his survival in those circumstances don't seem real. His survival came across as being very lucky on multiple occasions, and was just not very believable and lost its entertainment value at that point. The author just seemed to be writing based on a limited knowledge in hopes for a tv show.
    I go through a book a week on Audible for the past two years. The narrator did ok but barely.
    ...voice did not fit circumstances and did not reflect characters personalities or moods well.
    Will not buy second book.

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    Amazon Customer Georgia, USA 12-20-15
    Amazon Customer Georgia, USA 12-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A decent read"
    Would you recommend Breakdown: Season 1 to your friends? Why or why not?

    It was something they could relate with if there were just starting to read books in this genre.


    Any additional comments?

    This seemed like a book written by a new author. It had a good story and was enjoyable but elementary at times. That being said, I still recommend giving it a try. The story had some unusual characters and seemed to stay on track better than some of the other books I've read in this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Fort Meade, MD, United States 12-06-15
    James Fort Meade, MD, United States 12-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Bleh"

    Middle school writing and story telling compounded by flat narration. The story could have probably been saved with great narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 10-19-15
    Amiesbookreviews Ontario, Canada 10-19-15 Listener Since 2008

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    "A 5 Star Post-Apocalyptic Adventure"

    Title: BREAKDOWN: Season One

    Author: Jordan Quattlebaum

    Type of Book: Audiobook - Unabridged

    Narrator: Mitchell Lucas

    Length: 5 hours and 5 minutes

    Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

    Release Date: July 24, 2015

    Publisher: Jordan Quattlebaum

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    This book is a post-apocalyptic serial. This audiobook contains episodes 1 to 5.

    The best thing about this series is that the characters are regular people.

    Thomas Monroe's life is a mess. He lost his wife and has never been the same. He tries not to let his daughter see just how messed up he is, but even though she is away at college, she knows.

    On his way to work at a low-paying, but emotionally satisfying job he gets a phone call from a prior client who is in the military. The call is a warning of impending chaos.

    Obviously Thom has no idea what to make of the phone call and when his car breaks down, the call is pushed to the back of his mind. He's having a bad day and he figures that it can't get any worse.

    Wow! Was he wrong!

    The United States is hit by what appears to be an electromagnetic pulse, knocking the power grid almost completely offline. This means that anything that runs on electricity or is computer-based will no longer work. This includes every vehicle made in the last twenty years.

    Millions will die in the coming weeks and most of the country, including Thom is completely unprepared. Worst of all, his daughter's college is located halfway across the state. She is all he has left and he has to get to her.

    But, the roads, cities and towns between have quickly devolved into terrifying warzone a.

    Listen to this suspenseful audiobook to follow along with Thom as he makes friends, outwits thugs, battles bandits, and struggles across the state to attempt to reunite with his daughter.

    Can an everyday, broken man survive the apocalypse?

    "Breakdown is a serial adventure. Think of it like listening to your favorite TV show, with a new episode released every three to four weeks. These episodes are not stand-alone books. Each season will be a stand-alone book containing to four to five episodes."

    I was completely sucked into this story from the first few minutes of this audiobook. The characters are easy to relate to and it is easy to imagine yourself in Thom's shoes. It brings to mind questions as to how you would react to each scenario that Thom must face on his quest to reach his daughter. As a parent, I can relate to his need to reach his child and his willingness to do whatever it takes to get to her.

    The narration is terrific. Pacing is perfect. Voices are realistic and easily distinguishable from one another. Mitchell Lucas does an outstanding job of conveying emotions and urgency. The narration alone deserves a 5 star rating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Overall, the only thing about this audiobook that I did not like was that it had to end. I will be eagerly awaiting the release of the audiobook of BREAKDOWN: Season Two.

    I give BREAKDOWN: Season One a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    I received a free copy of this audiobook through AudioBookBlast dot com in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick Ouray, CO United States 09-29-15
    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick Ouray, CO United States 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I Liked It!"
    Would you listen to Breakdown: Season 1 again? Why?

    This guy is like "Every Man." Daughter is ignorant for a college kid. but she grows up fast.


    What does Mitchell Lucas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narration is very good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Mc Southlake, TX, United States 09-22-15
    Mark Mc Southlake, TX, United States 09-22-15 Member Since 2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "A Good Quick Story"

    This was a good story about surviving a breakdown in society. I really like the idea of having to get his daughter from college. It added a new twist onto the typical post-apocalyptic story line. The main character is not your typical hero for this type of story, and that was a refreshing change. The author decided to make this more of a run and hide type character instead of a shoot first character. It seemed to make the story more realistic.

    Mitchell did a good job narrating the story and manages to make the various characters voices very different. He makes it seem like he is a guy telling you a story instead of someone reading a book to you. That might not make much sense, but that is how it seemed to me and I appreciated it.

    One thing that made me a little crazy was the story of his daughter at college. As soon as the initial disaster happens a few of the students seem to go completely over the edge crazy. I understand you need some bad guys for a story like this, but the kids at the college seem to go over the edge pretty fast. Not a big deal just a little unrealistic.

    Overall I really enjoyed the story and look forward to more by Jordon Quattlebaum.

    *This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.*

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-10-15
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    "Yes, this!"

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

    I found this book to be enjoyable, and secretly I wished fr this event to happen so I could live a simpler life, and mostly not have to go back to work.

    The characters we follow had clear goals and motivations. Everything that happened was in service to those goals and I appreciated that. There were some unexpected things that happened even though the book ended where I thought it might. It was a great ride and I look forward to the next installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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