America, once a thriving and prosperous nation, is now an empty decaying wasteland - everything changed in the blink of an eye. In Grid Down: Reality Bites, a high-altitude nuclear blast causing an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) destroys the power grid, catapulting life as we knew it back to the 1800s. The saga continues in Grid Down: Perceptions of Reality (Volume 2, Part 3). A small band of survivors desperately struggle to survive the chaos that ensues. Now a post-apocalyptic world, they must rely on their primal instincts to escape destruction, disease, and death. In this book, the story of Grid Down continues, following Mark and Eric with their small band of survivors.
©2015 Bruce Hemming (P)2016 Bruce Hemming
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Of the "Grid Down" series, this book ranks as the worst. While not one hundred percent unenjoyable, the stories did little to advance the series. In fact, it began to sound like a soap opera. I enjoy character development but there appeared to be more conflict for its own sake than was warranted.
I hate putting people on blast. However, the narrator did a terrible job. His mispronunciation of (often simple) words, poor cadence and inappropriate accentuation of words make the book hard to listen to. There are times when he, literally, cannot go a paragraph without offending the sensitive ear. Without a doubt, I'd say that he is in the top three worst narrators that I have experienced on an Audible listen.
This story is more like a placeholder for the next book in the series. If you aren't willing to be content with listening to a synopsis of this entrant of the series as part of the next book's exposition of what has gone before then, by all means, put yourself through the experience but have your expectations appropriately set. If you can do without the pain than do so.
I have bought every book I can find from Bruce Buckshot and am glad I did. Lots of action and good characters.
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