Society crumbles after an EMP attack, and the terrifying nightmare has only just begun....
Three people from different walks of life each experience the end of America. Cassy is a 33-year-old prepper and single mother, away on business. Ethan is a hacker and conspiracy nut living underground. Frank is a family man out camping with friends and family. When a devastating EMP attack in the middle of the night destroys America's infrastructure, they are propelled on an unforgettable journey across an ocean of chaos to reach safety...Safety from an unknown invader and from once-fellow Americans now hungry and desperate. Dark New World is a prepper story of survival and the fight to retain humanity in the face of an apocalyptic event.
©2016 JJ Holden & Henry Gene Foster (P)2016 JJ Holden & Henry Gene Foster
For me, the best thing about this book was the fact that it could happen!... An EMP is set off grinding life as we know it to a halt. But it doesn't just stop at an EMP, whoever set off the attack, keeps attacking! The author portrays what happened and life after the event through the eyes of 3 separate people, Cassy, Ethan and Frank. It was just so chillingly realistic that it's hard not to think, "what if".
Anyway, the plot for such a short book was fast paced and interesting. It pulls you in from the start and doesn't let you go. But the shortness is also it's downfall, because the plot also felt very rushed. I mean, things start going bad within a few hours of the attack! I would think that maybe a few days would pass before things start going truly bad.
The characters were all well written and developed, which, again, for a short book is a bonus! I liked all three and loved how their stories intertwine.
In all, this my be a short enough read, but it's an engrossing one and I really can't wait to listen to the next in the series!!
Kevin Pierce! What can I say about him that I haven't said before. He truly has a voice for this type of book. It's clear, concise, and easily pulls you in. He never fails but to capture my attention and makes the books come alive and that much more enjoyable.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
As always, Kevin Pierce is an excellent narrator! I always enjoy his work! He's an excellent story teller and does a great job with character voices! I love a good post apocalyptic or post disaster story. Looking forward to book 2!
Everything from the plot and characters down to the narrator are 5 stars. The premiss is similar yet very different than anything out there at the moment.
For the first 6 chapters I found myself waiting for that cringe you get when you meet the first zombies and thank God there are none. Instead you find yourself rooting for the good guys as they battle against enemies of their own kind, foreign invaders and a scorched earth battle plan.
You have unlikely enemies and allies coming together to fight against what to most would be insurmountable odds that would make the best of us curl up and check out.
Even better is the amount of useful information not found in the hundreds of other books like this... From the 5 C's down to inspiring the reader to look up EMT classes at your local community college.
I will admit I passed on this book a few times based solely on the length of the book because I am drawn to longer stories first but TAKE MY ADVICE and buy it... I now have another book to add to my list of checking back daily to see if the next one is out yet! So hurry up already :0)
Brian's Book Blog
An EMP has gone off and now power is out everywhere around them. Follow numerous people as they try to survive in this ever changing dark new world.
The narration was done by Kevin Pierce. This is the second prepper series that I’ve listened to that Pierce has narrated and I will reiterate that he has the perfect “prepper” type voice. Granted one of the main characters in Dark New World is a female, his voice still captures the prepper mentality really well and adds a lot to this novel.
There were definitely some scenes in this story that were incredibly realistic, I just feel that the timelines were a little shorter than one would expect. But, I’m an optimist. In Dark New World, things seem to fall apart much faster than I would expect. (Things started to go south within a day, I would probably expect 2-3 days before the “real” humanity would come out to play).
Not much is said about the enemy that these people are running away from and being engaged by, and I think that it’s left that way so that the reader can imagine any number of enemies that they want to. The EMP attack that starts this book off was really well explained and I think that some of the peoples reactions to it were also really spot on.
Part prepper and past post-apocalyptic (they kind of go hand-in-hand), Dark New World was an interesting read full of strong characters and what would happen to good and trusting people once society beings breaking down.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Dont let the short time of the book deter you. The storyline is typical for the genre but it is well written and moves along nicely. Glad I bought it.
Once again Kevin Pierce does a great job as a narrator. The book itself has just enough uniqueness to allow it to remain interesting to someone who has read just about every other story in the genre. Good job.
Mary E. Griffin
It was difficult to tell when one chapter ended and another started. Many characters to follow.
Cassy with good instincts and willing to learn. Tough, and willing to keep on keeping on. Did not wish to through in the towel and let her people down.
If I read the book, I could tell where the chapters started and ended. He does have a strong voice.
It made me wish to join the group and help them fight. I very much hated Pete who was bound and determined to make Cassy pay for escaping.
It wasn't until the end of the second book that I knew who the REALLY bad guys were.
Revenge of the almost rape scene
I was provided with this audiobook in exchange for an honest review
I only listened to the audiobook. This isn't Joyce or Hemingway...I won't reread this work.
The main character is definitely the best. It's good to see a strong, capable female character in this genre. There are quite a few other characters, but they were not developed in any significant way.
He is clearly a professional and did a good job with both male and female voices. It's a fast paced story and he helped make it exciting and interesting.
It makes me cry to use multiple credits for short books that should be combined into one.
I have read and listened to a fair amount of apocalyptic fiction and this is pretty good. I get the feeling the authors are the kind of folks who always pack a gun and a bible. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it does bleed into the story a bit.
"good entertaining book."
plot was a little sketchy and characters still a little vague but over all good read and would recommend. not the best I've read but defo up there.
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