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Nine Meals to Anarchy: The EMP Audiobook

Nine Meals to Anarchy: The EMP: A Prepper's Educational Thriller, Book 1 (Nine Meals to Anarchy Saga, Volume 1)

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Ralston is an average guy living in one of America's largest cities. He is the perfect definition of an American prepper. When three events in succession trigger a breakdown in society, Robert Ralston has to survive with his wife and two children.

Knowing the general rule that society totally collapses when there is no food or law and order, for three days he does his best to save his family. He makes many mistakes along the way. Although Robert is the perfect definition of a modern day prepper, he finds that much of what he learned about preparing to save himself and his family and to prepare for society's coming collapse wasn't enough!

This is a thriller that is both educational and suspenseful, with nonstop action. It will leave you wanting more, and it is written by one of the best authors of today.

©2014 MediaWorks Publishing (P)2015 MediaWorks Publshing

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    Jan 10-23-15
    Jan 10-23-15 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "There are worse SHTF books..."

    1st a compliment... this book is complete on its own and although there is a volume 2 the story is finished and it is by choice if you go on. It is also a very unusual EMP set-up so kudos for creativity and a few of his theories. If this SHTF stuff rocks your boat it's worth the read (my brother liked it). There isn't much swearing or over the top sex. There is a good bit of violence... but a main character with a conscious as he shoots people (unlike "The End" series).This book beats "299 Days" series to pieces but is miles behind "One Second After" or "Jakarta Pandemic."

    I went to the authors web-site which actually looks interesting and I will probably go back and to peek at some of his info. He claims to be a ghost writer with top-10 books to his credit. If so, he rushed though this one or failed to use an editor because there are lots of redundancies, inconstancies, areas where I had to suspend my disbelief (and couldn't) and quite a bit of cheese.

    The narrator wasn't bad when not doing voices... but those occasional children's voices, accents and place names were pretty bad. I had more issues with the audio editing that had repeated sentences and static filled pauses.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Arizona Sportsman 09-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor production"

    Not sure if it is the narrator or was just poor recording, but it sounded poor compared to other Audible productions.

    Story was decent, but the dialog between characters was very poor at times. Author needs to understand what 4 year olds are capable of saying. Same with 12 year olds. The dialog with the kids was terrible overall. Dialog among the adults wasn't much better. BUT the story was interesting and when there was just straight narration - it was well written and descriptive.

    As for the narrator himself? He has no business attempting to alter his voice for women and children characters. It was awful. Awful.

    Poor choice of narrator.

    Sorry to be negative, but these issues REALLY distracted from what was otherwise an interesting story line.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip C. Cantrell Brentwood, TN 05-14-15
    Phillip C. Cantrell Brentwood, TN 05-14-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Narrator Drove me Crazy!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Definitely use a different narrator. The story was like one of those disaster movies where the onslaught of catastrophe's is just relentless. A disconcerting listen. Also, in multiple spots the editing overlaps and the narrator repeats the same couple of lines twice.


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

    Have not listened to any of his other books.


    What didn’t you like about Jim Donaldson’s performance?

    This narrator used a tone and reading style that just drove me crazy. Speeding up when he shouldn't slowing down when he shouldn't, and using voices for different characters that just did not fit. A couple of the voices he used grated on my ears like fingernails on a chalkboard.


    Was Nine Meals to Anarchy: The EMP worth the listening time?

    Not really. Between the style used by the narrator, and the poor story line, I turned it off with over 2 hours to go. Just couldn't spend anymore time trying to follow it.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    frederick 04-27-15
    frederick 04-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Just Bad"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    11 year old boys


    Any additional comments?

    At least the horrible writing and unbelievable plot distract you from all the technical inaccuracies. I feel bad saying this, because I could not write a book any better. I love the Prepper, SHTF books I have literally listen to an read hundreds of them and, every book has things you may not think are realistic, but in this book 10 days into a collapse and the author writes about a District Attorney who with no rule of law has joined a Rouge Biker Gang who pillage and rape. In the book after just 3 days of the little town is publicly executing people at the court house. I just could not even enjoy some of the good parts of the book because they were immediately followed by 9 more unrealistic plot twists. So sorry to throw the author "under the bus" but it read like a comic book version of the Apocalypse.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Brake Lubbock, Texas United States 03-14-16
    Kevin Brake Lubbock, Texas United States 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This is bad. "

    clumsily trying to tell you how to be a prepper. unrealistic stiuations. protagonist constantly doing things out of character just to make a small point. very bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Curtis New Canton, VA, United States 12-07-15
    Curtis New Canton, VA, United States 12-07-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst audio book I've ever bought"
    Would you try another book from Farrell Kingsley and/or Jim Donaldson?

    No


    What could Farrell Kingsley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He shouldn't have watched so much doomsday preppers. Was that show his ONLY point of reference for prepping?


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Donaldson?

    Kevin Pierce, but I'm not sure he would have narrated the book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Severe disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    This is the genre of book which I will read and listening to all the time. This was without comparison the worst written story line and worse narration I have ever attempted to listen to. I made about halfway through the book before I cut it off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George and Nicole Harrell 12-04-15
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    "PAINFUL! If you like this genre..don't do it!"
    Would you try another book from Farrell Kingsley and/or Jim Donaldson?

    GOOD LORD NO!!!!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Farrell Kingsley again?

    Good Lord.....NO!!!


    What didn’t you like about Jim Donaldson’s performance?

    There is not enough space! Without doubt the WORST ever!! Idiotic is a compliment. Voices are literally painful to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not one thing! Absolutely the worst book ever in this genre. It's like a 10 year old boy wrote it. Completely unbelievable and childish.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read Alas Babylon, Lucifer's Hammer, any G. Micheal Hopf, Franklin Horton or One Second After, this book will have you wanting to scream. The characters are beyond stupid, the author obviously knows very little about guns, prepping or general survival. The conversations between characters is ridiculous. Like I said, it's like a 10 year old boy wrote this book. There is literally mention of boobies numerous times. UGH!! I was embarrassed for the author. The narrator is actually painful to listen to. He is HORRIBLE!! He tries to do voices, and fails miserably. DO NOT DO IT!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. Even if someone GIVES it to you, they are not your friend. Friends wouldn't do something that cruel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael W Street 08-18-15
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    "Not bad story, a bit wordy"

    The narrator's voice has so much bass in it hard to listen to in a car.

    Story repeats some concepts. Gets a bit unbelievable with the continuous action when realistically improbable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Newaygo, MI, United States 06-26-15
    Bruce Newaygo, MI, United States 06-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The worst post-apocalyptic novel"

    The author either has no concept of the details of his topic or he stretched literary license to it breaking point.

    Clips, not magazines are just the simplest to point out. Adding not one, but two disasters still didn't give his hero any significant issues.

    Inconsistency runs rampant. To avoid any spoilers (other than the book itself) I won't give the details, however they are plentiful.

    The narrator sounds as though he is trying out for a dramatic part in a play with every single sentence.

    If you want to read a purely fictitious book which has little or no basis in reality, and you can stomach the narration, this may be the book for you. If not, find another.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Pichard 05-18-15
    J. Pichard 05-18-15

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    "c+"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    it was an ok story line. Kind of the typical story and I enjoyed some parts of it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the beginning. The least was the over all story. It was like the author was kind of living out his secret self fantasy of SHTF situation where he envisions himself as the savior of mankind. I mean, he was elect both sheriff and mayor and saves lots of babies and little girls gets a stature dedicated to him in the end, kills all the bad guys himself like a modern day Rambo, his wife breaks down in tears as she apologizes for making fun of him being a prepper.......oh, and gets hit on by a hot women.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Oh yes, the voice was horrible most of he time. sounded more like character voices from a Tolkin novel.


    Do you think Nine Meals to Anarchy: The EMP needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no it ended.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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