Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters. Ever since she was little, she had been taught how to live and survive outdoors, and how to use firearms to protect herself and those around her. Some of the training had been a bit extreme. Or had it been?
Many of her questions were answered the day the world as she knew it ended. Now, the skills she had been taught serve an essential purpose. They keep her and those she cares about alive.
Even in the sparsely-populated mountains of West Virginia, where she and her family have been forced to relocate for their safety after the collapse, peril lurks around every corner. Normal life has taken on a whole new meaning for Lauren, her family, and the community they have become a part of. In this different world, the new status quo is self-preservation. There is no more middle ground. People either live, or they die.
Lauren's father didn't make it home on the day the world changed forever, and she misses him more than anything. Now, in What's Left of My World, she and her family must learn to endure life's horrors - without him.
©2016 C.A.Rudolph (P)2017 C.A.Rudolph
Story was narrated perfectly. Entertaining and enjoyable. Character development was great which pulled you into the emotions of the story. I highly recommend it
I received a free audiobook copy of this story in exchange for an unbiased review.
I enjoyed this different look on post apocalyptic events. It was interesting to see the different viewpoints and although some bits were a little gory overall it felt more real life than books in this genre usually are.
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A bit of a slow starter but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. A great post apocalyptic read.
The narrator did a wonderful job. Great performance.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
The world has changed, electricity is gone. No cell phones, email or social media. There's two types of people left the preppers and takers. The peppers are those who are prepared in some way and have readied themselves for disaster. They know how to survive and are self sufficient. The takers take from others in order to survive. Lauren's family are preppers. They moved from the suburbs to a mountain cabin in a small community of other preppers and they take care of each other.
The story is a very realistic view of what the world could become and a survival guide at the same time. It started out slow but once the action picked up it became exciting and suspenseful. The author thought of everything and kept a nice pace after the first few chapters. My largest complaint listening is wanting more details on how it started.
The narrator was good and had good pacing.
It's a great story for anyone who loves adventure and action.
I was given this book free from the author.
Really good start to a series. It's an entertaining and engaging story with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. The story pulled me in immediately and kept my attention until the end.
I enjoyed that the story started a bit different than most of the post society collapse books I have listened to recently. The SHTF scenario has already taken place, society has collapsed and they are in the midst of their long term survival of the fallout. They have already made it to their "bug out" location. While I like that the story started off differently, it also left me feeling like I missed out on something (the big event).
A realistic take on what life could be like in the aftermath of society's collapse.
Even in a remote and somewhat protected/isolated area you would not be safe for long. People will do whatever they have to do to survive. That means sooner or later you are going to have to fight to survive. It won't be pretty and it won't be easy.
A prequel for the series would be a nice addition. I'm wondering if this is the direction the epilogue was taking? Setting up for the next book? Otherwise the epilogue should have been in one of the flashbacks Lauren had.
I'm am looking forward to the next book in the series to see where the author takes the story from here.
Kevin Pierce does a fantastic job with the narration as usual. He has the perfect voice for this type of story. He just has a way of pulling you into the story and bringing it to life through his narration.. Nice voice. Easy to listen to for hours at a time. Really good character voices. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Very enjoyable.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.
I have listened to Kevin Pierce before. I think he does a good job bringing stories to life.
I Don't know if this is C.A. Rudolph's first book or not but I know he can improve. The story idea was a good one. The execution was not bad but more than a little disjointed. The end was expected but was still in the middle of the story. The epilogue belonged at the beginning or maybe somewhere else in the story. It made no sense as an epilogue because it was just more back story.
Overall I found the story very engaging and want to hear the rest of the story. Everyone has to start somewhere and this was a pretty good beginning.
I received a copy of this book for an unbiased review.
Yes ; the characters were likable ( mostly) and unlike many dystopian fiction the main character is female. Not the superhero Tomb Raider like character but a normal young woman that comes of age in a apocalyptic world
The last chapter. Faced with the realization it is a new world with new rules she ( main character Lauren) has to make a difficult decision
Kevin is my favorite narrator. He can do male & female voices , and adds the right level of tension. He did a great job in this book as well
No not really. Its long at 10 hours and understanding the interplay of the characters takes time to sink in and think about. I listened over 2 weeks and and looked forward to it each day
I cannot wait for a followup book.
I was given this book to review. The opinions are mine alone and honest
Absolutely loved the story line and the characters. Real people in possible future situations. Scary how real it seems and how real it can soon be.
If you liked the going homes series at all, or 1 second after, I believe you will love this one. Great start to hopefully an awesome series.
This book kept me fully immersed the whole way through. I like that the story was specifically about survival, and not so much about what happened to cause the situation. I really wish there was a second one.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you An amazing story set mostly around A character named Lauren and her family and friends living after an EMP. The characters are believable and very likable keeping the reader rooting for their well being and their safety! The book jumps from past to present day telling you the story of how Lauren got to be the way she is. Recommend to anyone who enjoys dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic books. The narration is done very well by Kevin Pierce.I have found a new author to add to list of favourite authors list.
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