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  • Devil's Homecoming

  • The Blackout Series, Book 6
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

The dawn of human existence has proven we are warlike creatures. After destruction, will you have the tenacity to overcome obstacles and rebuild? In the final installment of The Blackout Series, Devil's Homecoming, an unexpected turn of events deals the rebuilding effort a near deadly blow as the United States Government, in the form of a FEMA occupying force, descends upon Savannah. The FEMA battalion's leader is hell-bent on revenge and he is proof that in a post-apocalyptic world, hell is empty and all the devils are here.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • End of an era.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 06-24-17

Heart-pounding, emotions wrenching conclusion to the series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Devil’s Homecoming is a heart-pounding, emotions wrenching conclusion to The Blackout Series. I did not want to put it down! The suspense is increased due to the fact that the characters, by this point, feel like friends and the events are entirely possible. John David Farrell’s narration is flawless, providing realistic sounding dialogue and a good pace. This is a series that I could listen to again and again, and it would still suck me in.

  • Hornet's Nest

  • The Blackout Series, Book 5
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Hornet's Nest, book five in The Blackout Series, tests the mettle of our characters. Will one success lead to devastation for them all? Is it possible for an unlikely group of heroes to band together to defeat an evil which had plagued a small community for decades? And if they are successful, how do you build a world shattered by the devastating aftereffects of a massive solar flare?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the books keep getting better and better!

  • By Bluewave on 06-11-17

Another excellent read in The Blackout Series

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-19

This is another well written, action packed book in The Blackout Series! I’m loving the new characters, the connections they have to our main characters, and watching Alex bloom into a leader. Bobby Akart is definitely keeping the momentum going in the series; I finished the book in one day. I truly enjoyed listening to it. John David Farrell does a great job narrating the book.

  • Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series

  • The Blackout Series, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

In Turning Point, the Ryman family faces a life altering decision - should we stay or should we go? The oldest and strongest emotion in man is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Will Americans flee the urban centers, the proverbial golden hordes, for the countryside? Will it be safer than the cities? Turning Point will lead the Ryman family into a complex, inexplicable world where danger lurks around every bend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me on the edge of my seat!

  • By Denise K on 02-23-17

Entertaining and instructive

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-19

In this third book of the series, we follow the Ryman family’s journey to a friend’s house in a rural area. They learn that while they were not safe at their home, the roads aren’t much safer. The book drew me in quickly and I felt I was there with them throughout the continual challenges the family faced. The author has done such an excellent job building the characters, that by this point, I feel like I know who they are. This is a great series that is not only entertaining, but also warns of potential issues of CMEs and societal collapse. Kevin Pierce adds his own brand of magic with his voice and brings the story to life.

  • Zero Hour

  • The Blackout Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Zero Hour continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Story with excellent characters

  • By kanundra on 04-15-17

Realistic characters and events transport you into the story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I’ve become attached to the Ryland family, as they’re the main characters in the series. They are easy to relate to since they’re just regular people; they weren’t preppers or military and didn’t have unlimited funds. In this second book of the series, the story continues and portrays the challenges of the first few weeks after the solar flares took out all the electronics and the grid. I was immediately drawn into the story and couldn’t put it down. The author does an excellent job creating realistic hurdles, bringing us into the story to experience the emotions and making us ponder what our own decisions would have been. The narrator tells the story in a way that transports us into the book, rather than being just a retelling.

  • Doomsday Haven: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • The Doomsday Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

Dark, powerful forces, willing to stop at nothing. A conspiracy deep-rooted throughout our institutions. A cyber attack. An EMP. Drone warfare. Americans caught in the crosshairs. Doomsday had begun. Author Bobby Akart once again masterfully tells a tale of a nation on the edge of societal collapse. For decades, Americans had found themselves increasingly at odds with one another - politically, socially, and culturally.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thumbs up

  • By John on 02-13-19

Excellent storyline, realistic characters, with a lot of action and suspense

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-19

Bobby Akart is one of my favorite authors, so I already had high expectations, but wow, he really exceeded them with this book. He is truly masterful at creating a story with multiple sub-plots and characters that fit neatly together, along with a strong dose of action and mystery. I love how he gives little tidbits so we can understand the bigger picture and who may be behind the attacks that happened on New Year, but also keeps us somewhat in the dark. It adds extra suspense, which also allows us to put ourselves in the main characters’ shoes. Chris Abernathy adds his voice to the story, providing narration that is easy to follow and brings us into the book.

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  • Another 20 Miles

  • Perilous Miles, Volume 3
  • By: P.A. Glaspy
  • Narrated by: Lillie Ricciardi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30

The Chambers family has come to grips with the world as they knew it being gone. They know the city is the last place they want to be. With no modern vehicles working, they need another way to get out. They just have to figure out what that is. Major Sorley has to acquire the president-elect in New York City and get him back to Washington before President Olstein can destroy what remains of the Republic. This is not a one-man job. He’s going to need help. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic characters, interesting plot, non-stop action

  • By KS on 01-30-19

Realistic characters, interesting plot, non-stop action

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-19

I’m really enjoying this series. The characters are realistic, dialogue sounds natural, and the banter between them is light and fun. While some of the characters drive me a little crazy with their naivety, I know in a grid down scenario many people will struggle with their normalcy bias, so the reactions in the book are a good representation. The story is well written and gives us the big picture, with what’s happening at the government level, as well as the viewpoint from citizens, namely the Chambers family. The words of the author give a feeling of being in the story, and the non-stop action ensures you won’t want to put it down until the end. I’m looking forward to the next installment.

Usually I prefer male narrators, but I feel Lillie Ricciardi is the perfect narrator for this story. I enjoyed her voice, the different inflections used for various characters and her dialogue sounded natural. There were a few things missed in the editing process of the narration, but overall she did a great job.

  • Worlds Apart

  • A Survival Story Yet Untold (Book Five of the What's Left of My World Series)
  • By: C.A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Alan Russell thought about his family night and day. They didn’t just mean the world to him, they were his world. As a devoted husband and father, his sole purpose was to love, support, and protect them. Yet Alan had gone a step further, doing everything in his power to ensure his family’s survival in what he believed would become a perilous and uncertain future. On the day civilization changed forever, he found his efforts hadn’t been enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Charlene L on 01-08-19

Love getting Allen’s perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Worlds Apart is set in the same time and world as the previous four books, but it gives us a glimpse of where Allen has been and what he’s been doing since “the day”. I, like so many of C. A. Rudolph’s readers, have been wondering about his absence and needing to know if he was alive, and if so, what he was experiencing. While some time had indeed been spent wondering, I would never have guessed. The plot is well written, answers many questions and tugs at the heart strings. While I’m not necessarily happy about the direction of the story, it drew me in quickly and kept me glued to my iPad until I finished the Audible book. The author has included a lot of action and suspense, while forcing emotional responses and providing enough of the backstory. Kevin Pierce is a phenomenal narrator who brings the words to life through his voice. I would highly recommend this series and this book.

  • Doomsday: Apocalypse: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • The Doomsday Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

In Doomsday: Apocalypse, book one of the Doomsday series, it was New Year's Eve. As the ball dropped in Times Square, Americans were preparing for a new year and a bright future. Instead, they found themselves fighting for their lives as the fuse had been lit that sent the country into chaos. With political rancor at an all-time high, the war of words escalated, and a political war erupted. Americans were caught in the crosshairs of societal unrest and a shadowy group stoking the fires of discontent burning in America. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As all of his books, own them

  • By Kathleen on 01-10-19

You won’t be able to put it down

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

Doomsday Apocalypse is a well crafted look at what America may experience if we can’t bridge the political divide that has become more pronounced in recent years. Full of suspense, it showcases different individuals, families and groups, and walks us through the horror and mayhem they experience while the US is collapsing from within. While certain characters may be involved in the process because of good intentions, others are pawns or involved due to greed. While there’s still some mystery surrounding these actors, we get first hand accounts, from other characters, of the consequences that were unleashed on unsuspecting citizens. Full of intrigue, action and suspense, this first book in Bobby Akart’s new series will keep you on the edge of your seat and ready for more.

  • Braving the Storms

  • Strengthen What Remains Book 3
  • By: Kyle Pratt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Now a new and even more lethal problem emerges. A swift and deadly flu epidemic sweeps out of overcrowded FEMA camps and strikes the nation with horrific results. Caden Westmore struggles to keep his family and community safe, while others use the plague to advance their own military and political agendas. Caden must succeed, but how can he, when both the epidemic and chaos attack his hometown and family?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 3rd Book

  • By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 06-03-16

Excellent book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-18

The action continues in this third book of the series. I was drawn into the story immediately and felt the building suspense for the characters, whom I already felt I knew from the previous books. This increased attachment to the characters really made the story come alive to me. The post-apocalyptic conditions are well thought out and plausible. While the characters were already drawn into a civil war to fight for their freedoms, they have to deal with food shortages, a pandemic, worsening conditions, and possible invasions from countries seeking to take over while the US is knocked down. Kevin Pierce adds his own brand of magic, holding us captive with his voice. This series is an excellent addition to any Audible library.

  • 77 Days in September

  • By: Ray Gorham
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 645

On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depends on what you want

  • By Jan on 06-19-13

Pulls you in

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

The author did a great job pulling me into the story right from the start. The characters are well described to that point that I feel I could predict actions or thoughts. I enjoyed following Kyle on his journey home, while also seeing what his family, and others in his town, was experiencing. The narrator, Joseph Morton, helped really bring me into the story world through his voice. This is a title that should be included in any post-apocalyptic fiction lover’s Audible library.