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  • Blackout

  • Still Surviving, Volume 1
  • By: Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Westley Flagg isn't your usual lawbreaker. He's a poacher, a moonshiner, and a prepper, out of necessity. Despite trying to live on the straight and narrow, he knows the law can turn things on you in a heartbeat. When Wes has to come up with money for his Grandpa's surgery, he gets involved with an unsavory group. Living deep in poverty for most of his life, he's become resilient and flexible, but college education can only take him so far. A solar storm sends the northern lights as far south as Texas, and cascading failures in the grid cripple the nation. Now, without communications, Flagg has to prove he has what it takes to still survive. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but not worth the money

  • By Jack Bean on 01-25-19

Good story but not worth the money

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

Paying full price for these 6 hour audiobooks isn't worth it. Instead of getting a regular length story, the author, like many others, is cutting the story into small pieces and charging full audible pricing for each short segment. This is the equivalent of a 150 page book, which you don't see selling for fulll price at book stores. Don't get involved in the story - not worth it. I've listened to the first two volumes, but won't be purchasing the next ones. Not worth the money.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Last Stand: The Complete Box Set

  • By: William Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

Four audiobooks in one box set: Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse, Last Stand: Patriots, Last Stand: Warlords, and Last Stand: Turning the Tide. John Mack, a prepper and former soldier, struggles to save his family and community after an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) takes out the country's electrical grid. With most electronics, communications, and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy. Threats emerge from enemies both foreign and domestic.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed feelings on "The Last Stand" series

  • By filmakr on 11-03-18

Great story and no swear words!

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

Any additional comments?

Solid and entertaining story. What I appreciated most about this series compared to others in this genre is that I don't recall a single foul word in the entire 24 hours. If you can write and you have a compelling story to tell, you don't need to lace your writing with four-letter words every sentence or two. That's the sign of weak writing, which seems to dominate apocalyptic story telling. Much thanks to this author for penning an interesting story with great character development, and doing so in a way that I'm not embarrassed to listen to it without headphones.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful