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  • As We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • Against All Odds, Book 1
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Sam Wade is on a trip to reconnect with his estranged daughter studying in Boston when the interconnected US infrastructure is crippled by an unknown attacker. As the Internet, communication networks, and power grid go down, the world is soon thrown into turmoil and danger. Faced with no other choice than to battle their way home through a country on the verge of collapse, Sam and his daughter will have to face more than a troubled past - the future is deadly. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a good value.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-07-18

Jack Hunt hits it out of the park

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Jack Hunt is one of my favorite writers of dystopian fiction period He is excellent at his characterization and the interplay between people their emotions and actions.

In volume 1 of his new and exciting series, things of gotten bad in the United States due to a even. The main character Sam is an ex military guy and he is trying to reconnect with his daughter. She does not want anything to do with him as she feels that he was never around and she never was able to develop any sort parental relationship with him. Sadly he leaves her and is heading off; Then the event happens - The story then really kicks into a higher gear

Does the father and daughter reconnect? If so how? What is happening to the world around them? How will they survive? This is what we will learn in volume 1 and the ensuing volumes after that. This is a series I am going to be listening to as Mr. Hunts books are always exciting and a fun listen.

I was given this book by the author to review. If you like dystopian fiction Jack is one of the best authors of the genre
Kevin Pierce does the narration and is always good and he does not letdown in this book

  • Torrent

  • The Alt Apocalypse, Book 3
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

In Torrent, Abrahams plunges his characters into an unforgiving flood. College students on vacation, a family trapped and unable to swim, a journalist out of his depth, and a doctor prepared but overwhelmed all face the rising water. The beginnings of a conspiracy begin to surface, possibly connecting strangers and their roles in catastrophes they only vaguely recall. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book I Won't Soon Forget

  • By Brian on 10-02-18

Great Halloween collection; Scary!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Alright I admit it. This book scared me; it takes some of the most terrifying things imaginable and puts them in a set of short stories. From drowning through an airplane crash and all sorts of other terrible things

I will go over one story briefly to give you a taste of it without spoiling the rest. Have you ever been on an airplane and there is a great deal of turbulence and you wonder if it is getting a bit too rough? Well extrapolate that - a lot rougher; and the lights start to flicker. Yikes!

Now imagine a whole series of mini books like that all put together in one volume; It is hard to pick out a favorite since they all will scare you.

Older pubescent and adolescents it would be okay to let them listen to it but young children under the age of 12 in my opinion it might give them nightmares. It is that scary of a book

I was given this book by the author to review The book did it's job it scared me LOL

  • Homestead: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Human Survival

  • After the Pulse, Book 1
  • By: L. Douglas Hogan
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Two years after the Pulse shut down the nation’s power grid, Darrick, his wife Tonya, and their autistic son Andy, show up on the doorstep of Darrick’s childhood home. Darrick must make peace with his older brother Jimmie and ailing father James, all the while reacquainting himself with the life of a homesteader. Meanwhile, a looming omen hovers over everything he holds dear. A huge murder of crows circles a large, well-equipped, and organized group of aggressive survivors that are about to discover the homestead....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Top tier in genre

  • By Keith LaDue on 10-16-18

transported back a 100 years

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This is an interesting book. How can two families get along in the Apocalypse? There is an aging father suffering from dementia that adds another level of trouble as well.

The families are very different one comes from more of a country background that is used to farming, gardening and taking care of livestock. The other one is very much urban. They really do not have any skills and basically seem to just complain a lot and have a sense of entitlement

One of the families the husband has a military background the other does not even seem to have much of an outdoors background.

What do you do when you find neighbors killed for their provisions? What can you do; it's impossible to do security all by yourself and if your brother isn't capable or incompetent it adds to the stress.

This book is different than a lot of apocalyptic fiction. It's much more centered on the event having happened and a tale of human survival. Essentially living in the 19th century and trying to figure out how to do things that have long since been forgotten

I enjoyed this book due to these differences. They seem like normal people vs. some novels the hero is a former special forces operator with an armory hidden in the closet and his wife grew up on a farm and has crazy farming, gardening and homesteading skills.

I was given this book by the author to review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions after giving it a listen. This is the book I think you will like if you like dystopian fiction.

  • Stand Your Ground

  • American Strong Series
  • By: Chris Pike
  • Narrated by: Becket Royce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

The Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast States of the United States have been decimated in a germ-warfare attack. Air Force One is down; infrastructure has failed; and enemies of the United States are after the president. Ella Strong and a group of survivors are thrust into a chaotic world of compromised infrastructure and unforeseen complications. They will have to fight traitorous villains, even those who have sworn their allegiance to protect the president.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good start.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 10-16-18

Terrifying

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

The thing that I find the most troubling are the things the most plausible. Things like biological attacks. Tiny bacteria or virus particle that may give us a bit of a runny nose or a virus like that of the 1918 flu.

That is the villain in this book. A biologic. The story centers around two teen girls and how they adapt to a changing world that in a flash is different. Where do you go? How do you survive ? People you meet are they a friend or are they a certain foe ?

These are the Changes that they face. The book is part of a series and the premise is a your college student wishes write book based on one of the now near 70 yr old woman’s story. It bounces a bit from the current day to her past. After awhile you get used to it but it’s a bit challenging to follow at first. After a few chapters it was a non issue.

The narration is the always great Kevin Pierce. He adds his unique inflection and pace as he builds up tension in his narration that leads you to thinking .... “Oh no!” at times.

I was given this book to review by the author and the thoughts and options are my own honest feelings after listening.

  • Pilgrimage

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story
  • By: Tom Abrahams
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Pilgrimage is a stand-alone post-apocalyptic story of survival. It was previously published as three separate novellas: Crossing, Refuge, and Advent. High School teacher James Rockwell is vacationing in Maine with his family, when an earth-changing explosion sends them on a race for their lives. Their first step is escaping an island in the midst of a tsunami, and it only gets more dangerous from there. Can they find their way home as civilization crumbles around them? And if they do, what horrors will they find?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • To survive, decide

  • By Sue on 09-01-18

How to survive when the vacation goes all wrong

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This is the story of a fairly average family on the the eastern seaboard. They go away for vacation and relax. It's anything but relaxing as the world falls apart for them. A event happens and it forces them to struggle to survive and escape . How? Where?

The characters are well rounded and believable. Some are good, the majority are somewhere in the middle. They type that want to be left alone and mind their own business. The ones when your car is broken down just drive by and don't even bother making eye contact. The bad ones are really bad. They type that become criminals and are very dark. I mean really bad news. Yes they run into those too.

So what happened ? How do they survive.? I won't tell. Give it a listen it’s a good tale of survival.


I was given this book to review . I listened to it twice and my opinions are my own

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • United We Stand: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel of the Coming Civil War in America

  • Ava's Crucible, Book 3
  • By: Mark Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 245

The worst has happened. Texas has fallen. It's up to Ava to get it back. Without the support of the Lone Star State, the Alliance has no hope against the powerful and corrupt regime which has hijacked the majority of the United States. Still mourning her loss, Ava has seen more death and destruction than she ever bargained for. She's finished with fighting, but she may hold the key to America's survival. An unexpected visitor implores her to take on one last impossible task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic.

  • By Tuvalu Longstocking on 07-14-18

A great conclusion to a fine series

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

Mr Goodwin is one of my favorite Christian/ dystopian authors. This has been my favorite series he has done to date. The heroine is a mid 20s dental hygienist that is just going through life. She has a lost a lot in her life and has deep rooted trust and relationship issues. The the world as she knows it changes. This is all covered in books 1-2.

The third book is the conclusion of the Alt Left vs the Alt right and how it’s tearing the nation apart. What will happen to the group of guerrilla fighters ? What will happen to the nation ? Where is God in the picture ?

Well listen to the 3book series and found out ; it’s a great series

  • Tyrant: Main Core

  • Book 2
  • By: L Douglas Hogan
  • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

This action packed sequel to Tyrant: The Rise follows the surviving victims of a violent raid on their southern Illinois homestead to their trek north where their intentions are set on liberating prisoners of a FEMA and UN-controlled facility located on Goose Island, in Chicago, and overseen by a brutal dictator, whose goals are calculated and evil. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a pleasant view of a possible future

  • By SunsetSam on 08-07-18

Not a pleasant view of a possible future

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is book 2 of the series Tyrant. It’s a story of survival in a harsh new reality it was written a few years ago and I jumped at the chance to listen to the audio version of a series I enjoyed. I was not disappointed. The narrator is very good and adds a lot to the drama with pauses at the stress points to build tension. I was listening so intently that I did another 15 on the elliptical without realizing it

The story starts where we pick up in America. Now a failed state and overrun with UN “ helpers” that’s sole goal is to rape and pillage the nation of its resources. The people are in hiding and very much like refugees in their nation. They do fight back starting in book 1 and it really heats up in book two. I really enjoyed book 2of the series. The audio version adds a lots and if you like apocalyptic fiction give this series a listen

I was given the book by the author to review and the opinions are mine alone and honest.

  • Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir

  • American Warriors Series
  • By: John Galvin USA (Ret.)
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

As NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe during the tumultuous five years that ended the Cold War, Galvin played a key role in shaping a new era. Fighting the Cold War illuminates his leadership and service as one of America's premier soldier-statesmen, revealing him to be not only a brilliant strategist and consummate diplomat but also a gifted historian and writer who taught and mentored generations of students.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An understated title for a great memoir

  • By Kingsley on 03-08-16

A true American hero

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This is an excellent biography on the General John Galvin one of the lesser known ( until know) military leaders that helped prevent the Cold War from becoming hot as the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe.

He is a very interesting person , very well educated from West Point through Comubia and later a fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. What makes him interesting although he was a extremely capable military leader he viewed war as not a tool of diplomacy ( get rid of the threat ) but a failure.

The narration is good but what carries it is the story of a man that spent his whole life preventing the very thing he was trained to execute. If you would like to better understand the background of military leaders, how decisions are made and the inter workings of the Cold War era give it a listen

I was given the book by the author to review and my opinions are my own and honest a couple listens

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tombstone Jack

  • Volume 1
  • By: Dan Winchester
  • Narrated by: E. M. Carberry
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

When bounty hunter Jack Coltrane delivers his latest catch to the sheriff in El Paso, Jack is hoping to take a few days to relax and then collect his cash and hit the trail. But now the sheriff has been shot, and the Belton boys are on the run. Jack sets out to catch them. But Marcus Tanner, the brother of a man Jack killed, is hot on Jack's trail and eager for vengeance. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bounty Hunter

  • By Neesie315 on 07-04-18

A great old time western

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This was a fun book to listen to as I grew up watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke and a host of other TV westerns. This book had it all. A crack shot in Tombstone Jack that had a soft side and a town drunk Burt that finds redemption in the Wild west. If you like the old cowboy style novels this one has it all. The girl in distress, the hero and lots of bad hombres. A fun listen that I really enjoyed

I was given this book to review and the opinions are my honest thoughts after listening to the book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Behind Our Walls

  • Behind Our Walls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Chad A. Clark
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Ortese
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

The world has fallen to ash. Governments have collapsed, police and armies no longer exist and the people of the world have been left behind to fend for themselves in the midst of escalating violence and nuclear fallout. One community of survivors find each other, come together, and try to rebuild, to start over. Confronting the threats from without and within, they do everything necessary to find the only thing left, the most scarce resource of all. Hope.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different take on end of the World scenario.

  • By cosmitron on 06-21-18

How to survive the apocalypse

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

This audiobook follows the journey of Sophie, a survivor of a massive nuke attack with her family and other companions. Its not the type tale of woe, it is a journey of survival. Its clear fro the start that the people they encounter are both good and bad, honest and dishonest. They quickly realize they have to band together to survive, but the challenge is who to trust and who not to trust. In a nutshell they book is a story of adaptation and trust in a changing environment.

This is a different type of story with deeper characters and events. It’s a good tale of human behavior under a tremendous amount of stress

I was given this book to review and the opinions are my honest thoughts after listening to the book