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Northern Lights Audiobook

Northern Lights: A Scorched Earth Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Tom's a prepper, and with his three friends, they embark on a fly-in fishing trip to northern Canada to have a long, relaxing vacation. Things turn deadly when an EMP leaves them stranded and alone 1,000 miles away from civilization. Winter is coming, and they only brought enough supplies for two weeks.

In a hostile land, there's no room for mistakes or illness. One wrong step can prove to be as deadly as the wildlife that has no fear of humans, and that views them as more than a potential food source. Escape by boat or over land would be near impossible.

So much to do, so ill-equipped, and so little time. Follow the four friends in their journey of survival. Survival isn't just an option - It's life or death.

©2016 Boyd L Craven III (P)2016 Boyd L Craven III

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    Rabid Reader 03-17-16
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    "A great survivalist novel"

    A well written fascinating survival story set in an isolated fly-in camp in Northern Canada. When an EMP destroys the worlds electronics systems, Tom and his group of friends become stranded at the camp and the battle to survive begins. An interesting and surprisingly educational story that provides some fascinating survival tips, has action, romance, sorrow and great characterization. The characters and their actions are realistic and likeable, and the narration fits the action and personalities well. This story is scarily believable and makes you wonder how you would manage if you were in the same situation and how, or even if, the world would function with no power or electronics. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    willee 03-11-16
    willee 03-11-16
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    "Good Short Post-Apocalyptic"

    I listened to this in one day. I enjoyed this book of survival of EMP/Post-Apocalyptic with no zombies. The characters were interesting, working to survive the winter as they were stranded. My only complaint was the ending not sure if there will be another one to follow. Will be checking his other books. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast. Thank you!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    STEVEN 04-12-16
    STEVEN 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story and narration"
    Would you listen to Northern Lights again? Why?

    I'm not sure... Perhaps after a long period of time. But I RARELY listen to a title more than once...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Kevin Peirce did an amazing job at bringing the story to life, and the story itself was excellent


    What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

    He has the perfect voice for these in the woods, survival stories. He's also very experienced, as he has the tone and reflections come to life, bringing you into the story


    Any additional comments?

    I received this title in exchange for an honest review

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MSEreads Marianna, FL 04-02-16
    MSEreads Marianna, FL 04-02-16 Member Since 2001

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    "Strong survival aspects mixed with good characters"

    Tom is a prepper, having been raised fishing, hunting and trapping in some wild land in northern Michigan. Tom and three friends have made plans for a summer vacation of camping. Tom’s friends include an EMT, Jordon, and Tom’s best friend Brian and his wife Tracy. Tom isn’t thrilled to have Tracy along since she happens to be his ex-wife from many years before when they were ‘young and stupid’.

    The four friends are flown in shifts into a remote area of Canada for their adventure of fishing and camping. Tom is the last one to be dropped off with his gear. As the pilot heads out, suddenly the plane drops and crashes in the lake. As they attempt to rescue the pilot he whispers that the electronics of the plane have stopped and they realize that his pacemaker has stopped.

    Tom is quick to suspect that there has been an EMP strike. He has brought extra supplies but certainly not enough for an extended stay. As time passes they accept that they are stranded and they begin to set up more extended food and living supplies to see them through the coming months and the bitter cold winter.

    When a mother bear with two cubs crashes camp, the campers, with limited weapons, must improvise traps from the tools they have. Tom stumbles upon a young woman swimming in a neighboring lake. She engages their help to render medical assistance to her father. The family consists of the parents and two daughters, the younger being deaf.

    The new friends pool their resources and talents as they face a serious battle for survival. I enjoyed the prepper details and the relationship tensions and growths. The story is engaging both with the survival aspects and the interactions. It moves at a good pace with interesting challenges to be faced.

    Although this is part of a series it can be read as a stand-alone. Reading the first book, Good Fences, explains a little bit more of what happen that the characters in this book don’t know since they have no means of communication. However, the ending of this book adds more information about how the country is managing after the collapse caused by the EMP strike.

    I appreciated the fact that Mr. Craven presents interesting stories with tension and some foul language but not overboard. I hope there will be more in this series and I may just have to pick up some of Mr. Craven’s The World Burns series to enjoy until there are more Scorched Earth books.

    Audio Notes: Kevin Pierce is a talented narrator. He portrays the different accents well and conveys the fear, intensity and humor of the story. The narration enhanced my enjoyment of the story.

    I received this audio through Audiobook Blast for an honest review.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Reg McKinney, TX 03-23-16
    Reg McKinney, TX 03-23-16 Member Since 2011

    Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!

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    "Nice Read!"
    Any additional comments?

    I went through this listen much more quickly than I thought I would, even listening at work which I normally don't allow myself to do!

    I found myself drawn into the story almost against my will. Put a prepper with 2 buddies and an ex-wife together in a remote location and add the end of the world...and you have the makings for an explosive environment! I enjoyed the direction the author took with the story. He could have gone several ways and the path he took was one I enjoyed reading. There were many moments where I expected things to go in a certain direction and instead they went another. I can't relate any of them without giving away some of the story but know that it is a good listen and worth a credit.

    My single criticism is that the ending seemed a little abrupt and not enough loose ends were tied but there was enough for a decent ending...it just wasn't great.

    I liked the narration that Kevin Pierce gave. He captured the voices nicely and didn't try for the female characters, which I was grateful for! You knew who was speaking at all times without him reaching for female voices. I particularly enjoyed his voice as Tom and the general way he narrated the story.

    I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 03-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Preppers post apocalyptic success"

    This story is not just for preppers. It is a wonderful glimpse of a post apocalypse from a small group completely isolated from the actual event I take and their story of survival. Reminds me a bit at times of David eddings high hunt. Good characters, great story, great sense of realism to the events and the characters interactions. Truly enjoyed the story. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    W.C. Hoffman 04-20-16
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    "The Golden Rule of Safety"

    The golden rule of safety is that the fewer people around you, the safer you are. This holds true in Northern Lights.

    Any fan of My Side of the Mountain or The Hatchet will enjoy this book as much as I did.

    The fact that the main character would agree to go on a fishing trip with a certain person in their group (No Spoilers) almost cost the book a star from me but as the story progresses I feel that he needed this trip in order to heal.

    His healing combined with the circumstances the group faces prepares him for what lies ahead. Surviving is one thing, surviving together is another.

    I really enjoyed this post apoc book that doesn't rely on zombies or war or even violence for that matter. Well done.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Serenity 04-05-16
    Serenity 04-05-16
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    "Stranded, could you survive??"

    Stranded in a remote location after an EMP, 4 friends try to survive in the wilds, and prepare for a harsh winter. This is a good book and is read very well by Kevin Pierce, who delivers a polished performance.

    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 03-24-16
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 03-24-16

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    "Great survivalist book"

    First I will say this is one of my favorite narrators! Kevin is awesome!
    The story was quick and fun. The quirky humor was entertaining. The characters were easy to like. I like how this was a SHTF story without all of the raping marauding & pillaging. Not to say that's not what's going on in the 'real' world of the story. The characters are smart & capable. The writer never makes you feel like they are stupid. That's a plus in my opinion. If you are going to be stranded in the wilderness you need to have brains to survive.
    I'd like to know what comes next for these characters or at least for the Scorched Earth.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 03-16-16
    Jason 03-16-16 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Great book!"

    Great prepper book with some interesting ideas thrown in. Will definitely listen again.



    "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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