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  • Days of Panic

  • EMP Survival Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

After an EMP obliterates the nation's electrical grid on New Year's Eve, it's not long before society unravels and panic ensues. As the lights go out and silence spreads over the city that never sleeps, four ordinary strangers - a bike messenger, a homeless person, a support rep, and an ex-convict - must forge a connection in order to stay alive. When they realize the danger is far greater than they expected, they must embark on a perilous journey out of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and great characters!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-14-18

Team Survival

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

While I had not read any of Jack Hunt's book prior to this I would say that hearing Kevin Peirce's voice made the book gel with several of my other favorites from this genre. Hunt's writing was solid, laced with enough prepper knowledge to let you know that he either is one or did some serious research. The story flowed well despite being told from numerous perspectives. I initially didn't follow the switches between characters but once I started paying attention to the names and what their backstories were, it made sense. From a purely practical view, the team approach to this problem worked well. Kevin Peirce's narration was solid, as always. I like that the story flows through his voice, without any distracting habits that some other narrators have. "Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fight like a Man: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

  • The SHTF Series, Book 1
  • By: L. L. Akers
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 734
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

As a prepper, Grayson Rowan was prepared for almost anything...anything other than being totally alone when the sh*t hits the fan. While he sat back and watched the US rattle swords with Korea, play chicken with Russia, and strong-arm China, he felt sure if the lights went out that he and his family would be ready and safe. What he wasn't prepared for was his family not being home if it ever happened. Olivia Rowan is with her sisters, Gabby and Emma, on a girls-only trip to Myrtle Beach. Graysie Rowan, a freshman at university, just wants to go home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Performance

  • By Chris on 11-09-17

A get-home SHTF book...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

This book was an enjoyable SHTF read. I appreciated the author taking on the problem of a disaster happening while members of the family are away from home, as well as the reluctance of certain people to accept the need to be prepared even when someone is willing to do it for them (something I certainly think about). The author clearly has an understanding of preparedness issues and makes some good suggestions through the narrative. I did find some portions of the story to be a bit too coincidental but I understand why he worked the storyline out that way. As far as narration goes Kevin Peirce is good as always in this genre. His intonation of this story makes it flow better than it otherwise might have. “Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When Violence Is the Answer

  • Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake
  • By: Tim Larkin
  • Narrated by: Tim Larkin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 551

In this essential new book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence - its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works - Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book on when violence is the only answer

  • By GC on 09-20-17

From a Police Trainer

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I've been training cops in defensive tactics and arrest control for the past decade. This book is outstanding, ranking with On Combat by Col. Grossman. If you are a sheepdog, or just really desire to understand violence and how to prevail in a life or death encounter this is a must read. I've ordered the print version as well. Thank you, Tim Larkin, for sharing your passion & knowledge in this great book!

  • Objects of Wrath

  • By: Sean T. Smith
  • Narrated by: Gabriel Vaughan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 240

After the bombs rain down, the entire world is an open wound; it is in those bleeding years that William Fox becomes a man. William flees with his family to Magnolia, a farm in Tennessee, while America descends into madness, anarchy, and death. With the aid of elite Special Forces units, Magnolia emerges as beacon of hope and stability. But evil is hungry and relentless. A new threat stalks the Earth. To save his people, and perhaps all of humanity, William must be more than a lethal soldier; he must become a hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new series to listen to!

  • By MDY on 07-18-17

Amateur Writing and Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

This book was very painful to listen to. The story itself was underwhelming, but what made this book so bad was both the narration and the sentence structure. What made this abundantly clear to me that I listened to J. L. Bourne's Serpent Road right after this one. Wow! Night and day. Serpent Road is outstanding. Trust me on this; skip Objects of Wrath.

  • What's Left of My World

  • A Story of a Family's Survival
  • By: C. A. Rudolph
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Tish on 06-08-17

Solid TEOTWAWKI listen.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

As a new edition to the TEOTWAWKI genre that I’ve come across is this little gem: What's Left of My World: A Story of a Family's Survival by C. A. Rudolph. It’s a well-written book that fits right in with several others of its kind. The author is clearly a prepper and a shooter or has done his homework enough to know the lingo. Parts of this book include profanity and other parts are rather violent, so I wouldn’t recommend you listen to this with your kiddos on a road trip. The language and violence aren’t over-done, just something to be aware of.

My only complaint isn’t really specific to this book but rather this genre as a whole. Many of these books seem to be punched from the same template with character names changed. The protagonist is cut from the same cloth; salt of the earth, good family, self-reliant, Christian – someone that many of us identify with. The antagonist, some variation of mutant zombie biker’s, tend to be uncomplicated cannon fodder. Perhaps I need to take a break from this category of audiobook…

As usual, Kevin Pierce does a great job of narration. Utilizing Kevin Pierce for this type of book is a bit of a two-edged sword for the author. Pierce adds some credibility due to the number of good End of the World books he has narrated but his familiar voice doesn’t help the book to stand out from the heard (I know, its ‘herd’, just an audiobook pun…). No offense intended to the talented Mr. Pierce; just an observation.

If you enjoy this type of story I would encourage you to use one of your Audible credits on it.
“Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL: Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals

  • By: Chris Sajnog
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Each year in America, two million criminals break into homes just like yours. Is your aim good enough to guarantee your family's safety? How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL teaches gun owners and their families the same deadly, effective techniques the author used to create the world's deadliest snipers. The book is designed to give you the most powerful methods in easy-to-follow instructions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shooter? If so then buy this audiobook.

  • By Sheepdog627 on 09-25-16

Shooter? If so then buy this audiobook.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

I almost didn’t buy this book because of the title. Don’t get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for the entire SF community but I didn’t think that it was going to be the real deal. I promise you, this one is. I’ve been a cop for about a dozen years and on our SWAT team for nine. I’ve been trained by some world class shooters (not saying that I’m one, just a fortunate and perpetual student) and I can tell you that Chris Sajnog is what he says he is. No question. I am simply amazed that a product this good is available at such a small price. I have paid for range time with some great shooters (in addition to what I’ve received for free) and this is, hands down, the best return on my investment in this department that I’ve ever made. Lots of gems in this one. The narration is great as well. You don't need to keep reading the other reviews. Just click "Buy Now".

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Locker Nine

  • A Novel of Societal Collapse
  • By: Franklin Horton
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240

Grace Hardwick's dad is a science fiction writer who makes his living destroying the world. When Grace decides to go away for her first year of college her dad, Robert, can't help but think of all of the potential ways that society could collapse and strand his daughter hundreds of miles from home. Then, near the end of her freshman year, it happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, very real, and right now.

  • By Mark on 10-18-16

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

This book is a solid addition to the prepper themed audiobooks. Locker Nine: A Novel of Societal Collapse by Franklin Horton was such a breath of fresh air. I have recently been disappointed by a string of books that are either a re-hashing of other books, too far-fetched to even enjoy (which is saying a lot for someone who reads zombie novels), or one book stretched into several as a way to suck every penny possible out of one book idea.

Horton’s Locker Nine has the right amount of character development, action and original ideas that make it a solid read for those of us that have given more than a passing thought to survival if the S ever actually HTF. Without spoiling anything here I will say that the storyline in itself is a solid one. The fact that he has obviously given some thought to an actual large-scale disaster and sprinkles this knowledge into the story making it even more enjoyable for readers like me.

As for the narration, I enjoy Kevin Pierce’s ability to tell the story. He really does a good job with this type of audiobook.

“Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • Strike Point, (Volume 1)
  • By: Emerson Hawk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Was it true that ISIS set off multiple EMP's across the USA, taking out the entire power grid? Or was that just a cover up? John and Laura Monroe are stuck on a train that has come to its final stop 150 miles from home. With no communications, and strange storms taking over the skies, every decision they make could be the difference between life or death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post apocalyptic sub genre at its best

  • By Mary Karowski on 06-19-16

A swing and a miss...

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com. Also (Spoiler Alert), a portion of my review will cover plot issues so stop reading here if you don’t want to read any spoilers.

Blackout: Strike Point is written in my favorite genre and I especially enjoy Kevin Pierce (who seems to be a favorite for writers of this type of fiction) so I was looking forward to reading (listening to) this book. Out of the gate I liked that the main characters weren’t your typical preppers that had everything in place and that they were away from home when the SHTF. That said, the wife seemed to have a wealth of knowledge she acquired via the internet (minor sarcasm intended).

The plot touched on the typical conspiracy theories including DHS / FEMA camps, and mentions “false flag attacks” and “chemtrails”. These tend to be off-putting to me but I understand that others may enjoy that type of writing so take it for what it’s worth. I had trouble following the tornado part of the plot line and assume that this will be revealed in a subsequent book. The main characters tend to make some pretty poor decisions as well that contradict their backstory (ie, You've researched enough to understand EMP’s and discuss false flags and chemtrails but voluntarily check yourself into a FEMA camp and surrender your weapons?). Overall I was disappointed in this book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Accounting for Small Businesses QuickStart Guide

  • Understanding Accounting for Your Sole Proprietorship, Startup, & LLC
  • By: ClydeBank Businesses
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Having a clear knowledge of your business's financial life is important. No one should be in the dark about their overall financial picture. That's a disaster waiting to happen. However, with a perfunctory knowledge of basic accounting principles, including assets and liabilities, creating financial statements, budgeting, and more, you'll be on the road to healthier relationship with your money.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ok

  • By Slim on 04-08-16

More than Debits and Credits.

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

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Accounting for the Small Business QuickStart Guide is exactly that, plus a bit more. I run my small business (real estate) on Quickbooks and I have an accountant prepare my taxes so I generally don’t worry about knowing all the terminology associated with accounting. That said, this book was a nice refresher to the accounting classes that I received in college (longer ago than I’d like to admit). I really appreciated the examples used by the author and even more importantly, the warnings on how to detect fraud in a business. If you are a small business owner or involved in a larger business and want to better understand your financial statements I would recommend you give this book a listen.

“Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

  • How to Analyze People at First Sight

  • Advanced Techniques for Reading Body Language & Non-Verbal Communication
  • By: Scott Colter
  • Narrated by: Kevin F. Spalding
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

Learn how to deliver the best first impression possible and have a great influence on others. Discover what the most common everyday body moves and habits mean and interpret feelings, thoughts, and intentions accurately.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly Just Basics, A Good Overview

  • By Striker on 02-25-16

A place to start...

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

This audiobook provides a basic introduction to body language terminology, but is certainly not what I would call "advanced". Having been through several interview and interrogation courses and utilized these techniques in the field I would have to say that this listen will give you just a basic understanding of the concept. If you are looking for an introduction to this topic then this audiobook is a good place to start and on that basis I would certainly recommend it. But if you are looking for something a bit more practical listen to The Power of Body Language: An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People by Joe Navarro.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

2 of 3 people found this review helpful