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Daunting Days of Winter Audiobook

Daunting Days of Winter: Kyle Tait Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Kyle Tait, having survived the harrowing, cross-country journey home to his family, must now struggle for existence in a post-EMP world that no one could have imagined just three short months prior.

Each day brings new challenges - how to fight the bitter cold, where to scavenge food for the table, and how to best fend off intruders and keep their community safe. As the cold, dark days of winter begin the slow transition to spring, the Tait family is faced with a challenge that dwarfs all others and threatens to shatter their already precarious grip on sanity. Kyle and Jennifer are once again forced to endure a trial that threatens the survival of each member of their family.

Follow Kyle, Jennifer, and the citizens of Deer Creek, Montana, as they plumb the depths of their resourcefulness, strength, endurance, and humanity while struggling together to survive the daunting days of winter.

©2014 Ray Gorham (P)2016 Tantor

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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 11-13-16
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 11-13-16 Member Since 2009

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    "Our boy Kyle has no luck at all."

    Kyle comes home and is grateful to find his family in one piece. His wife, Jennifer has had quite the difficulties with Doug the deputy sheriff to say the least. Doug would not give up coming on to Jennifer to the point where Jennifer finally had to shoot him to stop the abuse. Then instead of Kyle having a happy homecoming, he is accused and found guilty of raping and killing a young woman who is found in his prior abandoned house. Not finding a community member willing to execute Kyle he is exiled from the community and sent on his way. Meanwhile, Rose Duncan is having her own helping of bad luck and for her own safety must leave her home. The only person she can think of to go to is Kyle, so she heads out for his homestead as she remembers it. Rose and Kyle are both ambushed on their separate ways and manage to survive. Rose eventually shows up at Kyle’s home, but Kyle is not there being exiled from the community. Kyle’s wife is home though and she doesn’t know what to make of Rose’s explanation of her knowing Kyle and traveling all this way to get to him. Further conversation set her mind at ease, to the point that she asked Rose to be a character reference for Kyle. Our boy Kyle has no luck at all. If it’s not people trying to kill him, it’s bears. Good story, good characters, better than book one to be sure. I’ll look for book three.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BeagleMom 09-21-16
    BeagleMom 09-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great!"

    Unlike many, I liked the narrator, and thought the book was a great sequel to his first, 77 Days!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Billy 06-10-16
    Billy 06-10-16
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    "A perfect sequel to 77 Days in September"

    This was really a perfect sequel to 77 Days in September; if you liked that book, you will like this one equally and for the same reasons. The author has a way of really stirring up my emotions like few others can. There was one character who gave me pause as his dialog came off very "preachy" (about prepping, not god). It seemed cheesy and scripted at first, but it didn't last long. Also, I do appreciate the author's intent with the sermon. I sure hope Mr. Gorham is hard at work on the next book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tom 06-28-16
    Tom 06-28-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great follow up book!"

    I really enjoy reading post apocalyptic genre... this story had great characters good plot twists and kept me listening without wanting to put it down. ..

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Awful!! So disappointing..."
    What disappointed you about Daunting Days of Winter?

    EVERYTHING!


    Has Daunting Days of Winter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Any other narrator would have made it better!


    What character would you cut from Daunting Days of Winter?

    All of them...


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased this book after listening to 77 Days in September, which wasn't too bad. Daunting Days however was absolutely horrible. Didn't even seem like it was written by the same author... the writing was just awful....ridiculous and disappointing. Wouldn't recommend wasting your time even if it's free.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Waianae, HI, United States 08-17-16
    Chris Waianae, HI, United States 08-17-16
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    "NARRATOR CAUSED MY EARS TO BLEED..."

    THE NARRATOR WAS AWFUL. TO THE POINT WHERE I ALMOST COULD NOT LISTEN TO THIS BOOK. THIS STORY NEEDED KEVIN PIERCE OR Sean Runnette .....
    MOREOVER, IT'S SAD WHEN THE FIRST BOOK IS GOOD, THE SEQUAL HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL...... WHICH THIS BOOK DID.... AND THEN.....TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT...
    THE STORY HAD TO MANY REALLY THIN PARTS..... THE "TRIAL" THAT KYLE WENT THROUGH IS AN EXAMPLE WHERE IT GOT WAY THIN, NOT BELIEVABLE..
    ALSO, THE "MATH" JUST AINT THERE....THE AUTHOR MADE THE STORY REAL THIN WHEN ALL THE BELOVED ANIMALS WERE KILLED OFF... IF HE WOULD HAVE JUST STUCK TO 1 ANIMAL IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BELIEVABLE AND BROUGHT THE STRONG SADNESS THE AUTHOR WAS LOOKING FOR. ALSO KYLE WAS WAY TO "TOUCHY FEELY" IN THIS BOOK...... SO MUCH EMPATHY IT WAS NOT BELIEVABLE.... IF THERE IS TO BE BOOK 3? PLEASE GET KEVIN PIERCE OR SEAN RUNNETTE.... AND DON'T TURN KYLE INTO A GIRLY MAN...

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ernie Miller Place, NY, United States 06-22-16
    Ernie Miller Place, NY, United States 06-22-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Narrator was Horrible"
    Would you try another book from Ray Gorham and/or Neil Hellegers?

    Never


    If you’ve listened to books by Ray Gorham before, how does this one compare?

    The first one was very good but because of narration I couldn't even finish this one. So breathy and overdramatic...terrible


    What didn’t you like about Neil Hellegers’s performance?

    See above


    Any additional comments?

    I want a refund of my credit!!!!!

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Marie 05-29-16
    Molly Marie 05-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "the story was good, but..."

    the narrator was so bad I almost deleted the book. it was painful. the plot had me on the edge of my seat for the most part which is why I completed the book but for the love of Pete, invest in a better narrator because I will not buy a book again with this guy.

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    Amazon Customer 12-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If I were you, I would skip it"

    I read the first book in the series and it was just OK. This one was just OK too, But the first 30 minutes of the book and the last hour of the book were just awful.
    I listened to the audio book and the narrator was pretty bad.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C is for Cookie California 12-15-16
    C is for Cookie California 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Welcome to the "Kill Kyle" series!"
    Where does Daunting Days of Winter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read over 40 post-apocalypse books and this is a solid survivalist story. -- It's not over-the-top with politics, religion or ethnic stereotypes like many of the newer books entering the genre.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Daunting Days of Winter?

    Kyle cannot catch a break. All of the scenarios are totally believable and they come one after another. It's like post apocalyptic Seinfeld.


    What aspect of Neil Hellegers’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator sounded like a parody of a narrator during the opening remarks. You get used to it after awhile and also you can tell in various sections where the narrator reads with a different tone and inflection. All of which is much better than the narration in opening minutes of this audiobook... so, it gets better. There were several sections of the story where sentences where repeated but overall not too distracting and more for an editing issue than the narrator.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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