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L. Biermann

Midwest USA
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  • 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 823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

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

Post apocalyptic beginning story of series

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

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I was given this book by the narrator and I am reviewing it based on my own opinion of the quality and enjoyment of this novel

Kevin Pierce is a great narrator and I always find his narration very enjoyable and inthralling.

The beginning novel like most beginnings is an attempt to get the reader to invest in the believability and crisis that the author has created . I found this book interesting and informative but not being a prepper myself felt the world fell into chaos faster than I find believable. If you accept the premise of the chaos I found the general character’s events believable though they have taken on the character of most post apocalyptic novels filled with biker gangs, meth heads and long journeys home that require shooting people and lack of resources.

All that being said I think there is some character development and If I continue to read I think that they need to to expanded. I like the learning aspect of how to prepare without having one character being Uber prepared and “running “ the whole show.
I would like seeing more merging of knowledge between characters to address the crisis and retooling of everyday living and security.

I enjoyed this book and will read the next to see if this story continues to develop

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lets all hope this NEVER happens.

  • By TinkerMel on 04-18-17

Great start on a post apocalyptic book

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”


Kevin Pierce the narrator is excellent at this type of novel and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The author has come up with a compelling start to a post apocalyptic novel. He has started to develop the main group of characters in this novel and would inspire me to read the next part of this story. The story is not gripped by post apocalyptic planning that some novel are so tied to but more concerned with developing a mindset of how would a small community based group deal with a event that forces them to work together to survive the lack of resources and the influx of a raiding group

I would recommend as a fun and story worth listening to. I hope the author will develops the characters more and mature with their writing style as those characters develop more personality. You have a big advantage with a excellent narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Grid Attack Cyber War - The Trilogy

  • By: Emerson Hawk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Becket Royce
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 121

Anthony and Katherine had heard of Cyber War before, but never thought they would have to figure out how to live through it taking down the grid. Chaos comes fast as people quickly realize the world has changed for good. But the battle also brews for Kat and Tony as they struggle with deciding whether to stay or go. Will they bug in and try to make things work in the city? Or will they leave in time to make it out, away from the mayhem?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr hawk, I love these books!

  • By TinkerMel on 10-20-16

Good post apostolic novel

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

Reviewed: 04-28-16

The narration takes a different focus by taking alternative chapters between the two main characters of a husband and his wife journeying through a path to find safety after a life altering event. The novel is a little simplistic as to how they implement their survival but the narration focus on the different views of the two characters as event develop.
This is a very enjoyable novel and I would recommend it for a good listen but falls short of a how to survive an disaster if that is the book you are looking for. I would recommend it and think you will enjoy the character development.

I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dry Bones

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842

When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found, surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum - until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. With millions of dollars at stake, a number of groups step forward to claim her, including Danny's family, the tribe, and the federal government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Dem Bones!

  • By Carole T. on 05-13-15

Best writer narrator combination

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

Reviewed: 05-15-15

Craig twists a story that captures you imagination. Please continue the tale and your narrator brings your characters to life