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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 486
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

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, abrupt ending

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

Reviewed: 01-08-19

I this was a good book, and I’ve read a lot. This book has similarities to the borrowed World Series. Kevin peirce -great narration. It gets 4 stars because I despise the way it ends. An author with a pair would write a book that has a decent ending leading to the next in this series. But, if you’ll notice, Boyd craven seems to try to keep all of his books at 6 hours or less, regardless of what’s going on so instead of an 11-12 hour book, he makes sure we have to pay double to read two 5-6 hr books. Kinda feels cheap. The series so far is as solid as an old US made Tractor, but the chop of gives it a “Chinese Goods”” quality.

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