Ripley's a tomboy at heart who has never met a stranger. Her plans were to finish her veterinary studies and take her family to the country, where life wouldn't be such a struggle. She thought the worst she'd have to deal with at the University of Maryland were the unwelcome advances and attitudes of affluent students, and the occasional East Coast hurricane.
She never expected the sun to fall down.
An immense coronal mass ejection, the likes of which the modern world has never seen, blankets the Earth and destroys the power grid worldwide.
Ripley has no communication with her family at home and - thanks to the University's zero-tolerance policy - no weapons to protect herself. Society is becoming increasingly panicked and desperate, and the government seems slow to respond.
The world, as she knew it, has ended. A new world of lawlessness, betrayal, and scarcity is beginning.
Can she become the woman she needs to be so that she and her friends can make it home?
With the thin veneer of a civilized society collapsing, can she even survive?
©2016 D. Gideon (P)2017 D. Gideon
I have experienced adventures and objectives others have only read about. Perhaps one day my story can be told? Until then, I will listen!
Not the typical SHTF story. The characters are fairly original and the storyline is fairly fresh and not filled with technical jargon or filler to make the story longer and boring. Decent pace and quite interesting! Looking forward to the next book!
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
This was a very enjoyable post apocalyptic story about a coronal mass ejection that hits the planet. This story is unique in that it has two narrators, Kevin Pierce and Becket Royce. Ms Royce narrates Ripley and the college students as they deal with the event and their plan to get home on foot the100 plus miles. Mr Pierce narrates Dottie and the people of Ripley's home town as they deal with the breakdown of society after the event. The writing of the story is excellent with well developed characters from a diverse background. The story told is fun and makes you think about what is going on around you and how fragile our world is. If you enjoy this genre you should like this audio book
The narration was excellent in this audio book. Mr Pierce delivered another stellar performance. This is the first time that I have heard Ms Royce and enjoyed her performance and would enjoyed hearing her again.
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom.
I commute to work and love to get lost in a good book!
The dystopian book follows two groups- Ripley and her college friends and Rip's family approximately 130 miles away. Everyone thinks the loss of power and water and strange light shows in the sky are only happening to them. The story felt real and was really entertaining. I really wanted Rip's group to move and act quicker but that just shows that I was in to the story.
The narration was great. As this was my second listen to Kevin Pierce, I am now a new fan. Beckett Royce was initially difficult but quickly blended with the characters and proved excellent for the story. This review copy audiobook was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher on Audiobook Boom but the opinion is my own. Now I need to go get my backpack ready.
ABSOLUTELY, THIS BOOK IS BY FAR ONE OF MY FAVORITES YET. THE CHARACTERS ARE RELATE-ABLE, THE STORY LINE IS REALISTIC AND THERE IS SO MUCH USEFUL INFORMATION IN HERE BUT YET IT READS REALLY SMOOTHLY. I FINISHED THIS BOOK IN A DAY AND A HALF AND INSTANTLY ORDERED THE 2ND ONE. YOU WILL LOVE IT
THE TIMELINE THAT THE BOOK IS REFERENCING IS REALISTIC YET FRIGHTENING TO MANKIND.
THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, MARCO IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE BUT RIPLEY AND DOTTI ARE DEFINITELY TIED FOR 2ND AND THE MARGIN IS BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND ARE MINUSCULE.
I'VE READ MANY POST-APOC BOOKS AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE ACTUALLY HEARD OF A CME BESIDES MY MINIMAL KNOWLEDGE IN THE CARRINGTON EVENT. I WAS SURPRISED TO READ ABOUT THIS SCENARIO AND HOW REALISTIC THIS COULD BE IN OUR FUTURE. THE CHARACTERS SUCK ME IN AND I LITERALLY COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. LIKE I SAID THIS IS DEFINITELY ON MY MOST FAVORITE LIST NOW :)
I received a free copy of this audiobook in return for an unbiased review.
I've truly enjoyed this book! I like that there were two narrators with two different points of view. I felt like this book followed what would actually happen in this type of event more so than the normal end of the world book. I recommend this book if you are just getting into this genre. I am looking forward to listening to the next book in this series.
This was the first book in the series and the ending is a cliff hanger. The story was well written and filled with interesting people. The narration was excellent. The only thing I didn't care for was that the Author's note is at the beginning of the book instead of the end.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
First off this book has good narrators. They may not be all stars but are still good.
The story it's self seems a lot more reasonable than many post apocalypse books and early on you know humanity will be fine, the only question is how many will survive.
The characters are unique and realistic. Dialogue isn't a bunch of he said she said and works well with audio.
It's a story that I truly do want to know what happens next through out the entire book. There are some rough spots but if this is the authors first book it's better than most.
The prepper part of the summary had me a bit worried but I was mistaken. There are parts where the book teaches you about being prepared but it's not beating you over the head with it and it's kept intresting and not that common.
While I am no expert in solar flares the science checks out and it's explained to a layman level. The only difference is it should take a CME more than 18 hours to reach earth, but that's part of the story.
I liked the fact that it wasn't all out violent and zombified end of the world story. That being said it was aimed at a younger audience, IMO.
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