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Jason Welin

Wabamun, Alberta
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  • Pandemic: Beginnings

  • The Pandemic Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell, Kris Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

Terrorists kidnap and blackmail a young French scientist in Western Africa. The outbreak of an ancient disease kills everyone in a village located in a remote jungle of Guatemala. US government operatives uncover a secret biological laboratory in Trinidad. An isolated death at the hands of this killer virus is discovered in Greece. Is there a connection, or are these simply a string of coincidences?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you liked "Hot Zone" you will love this!

  • By Bryon L on 08-03-17

Another great Akart apocalypse story!

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Loved this story! Very much ripped from the headlines! Liked the adult characters this time!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Hornet's Nest

  • The Blackout Series, Book 5
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: John David Farrell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426

Hornet's Nest, book five in The Blackout Series, tests the mettle of our characters. Will one success lead to devastation for them all? Is it possible for an unlikely group of heroes to band together to defeat an evil which had plagued a small community for decades? And if they are successful, how do you build a world shattered by the devastating aftereffects of a massive solar flare?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the books keep getting better and better!

  • By Bluewave on 06-11-17

another great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-13-17

the big battle is upon us! shilo ranch and the football team fight back!

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,285

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Great Listen.

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

enjoyed this story of rage, revenge, and redemption. a good long listen, definitely worth a download.

  • Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series

  • The Blackout Series, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767

In Turning Point, the Ryman family faces a life altering decision - should we stay or should we go? The oldest and strongest emotion in man is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Will Americans flee the urban centers, the proverbial golden hordes, for the countryside? Will it be safer than the cities? Turning Point will lead the Ryman family into a complex, inexplicable world where danger lurks around every bend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me on the edge of my seat!

  • By Denise K on 02-23-17

Bug in, or bug out?

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

The Roman family have to make the decision that all prepper and fans of The Clash ponder.... Should I stay or should I go? A great ride as the Roman's discover what travelling in a post-apocalyptic world could be like. They meet other travelers, good and bad, but will they make it to Shiro Ranch? Another enjoyable listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Hour

  • The Blackout Series, Book 2
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985

Zero Hour continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scary Story with excellent characters

  • By kanundra on 04-15-17

Great Prepper Fiction

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

Reviewed: 02-22-17

Another great installment in the series. A family is forced to become Preppers at the last minute due to an incoming solar flare. In this book, the family starts to experience the envy of their unprepared neighbours and less than scrupulous neighbourhood association! More great speculative fiction!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 36 Hours

  • The Blackout Series, Book 1
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "Pre-Apocalyptic" book with tons of action

  • By Brian on 09-14-16

Start of another great series by Bobby Akart

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

After listening to The Boston Brahmin Series, it's refreshing to listen to a preparedness fiction series about a family that doesn't have unlimited resources, and isn't already prepared. About a family like most, who are preparing at the last minute. The first book in this series is a great start! Mom and daughter struggles to gather supplies for the coming emergency while dad struggles to get back to them. Very enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Choose Freedom

  • The Boston Brahmin, Book 6
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

When faced with the tough choices necessary to preserve our nation's ideals, I say we choose freedom! With those words, the new American patriots, The Loyal Nine, operating under the specter of their forefathers, undertook the impossible - defeating the tyranny which infected their own government. But first, The Loyal Nine must resolve conflicts between themselves. An old friend arrives and takes up the fight as the insurgency movement of The Mechanics continues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-17

Another great listen, but seemed a little rushed

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

Reviewed: 02-14-17

Another great listen! My only complaint is that this book seems to tie up some story lines that could have morphed into their own book in the series. Being that I love this series so much, it was a touch disappointing that these stories got wrapped up in a quick explanation, instead of in their own story. But all in all a great listen and a great series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Mechanics

  • The Boston Brahmin, Book 5
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

America has been crippled by a false flag, cyber-attack event and martial law has been implemented across the nation. A president, desperate to hold onto power, works in conjunction with the United Nations and uses the collapse event as a way to abolish the constitutional rights of Americans. It will take a committed group of patriots armed with strong survival skills and a desire for freedom to save the nation from tyranny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW!

  • By Jason Welin on 02-10-17

WOW!

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

Fast paced, with action and intrigue. Sarge takes charge in his new position and the battle for freedom continues. well written and a blast to listen to! Choose Freedom!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • False Flag

  • The Boston Brahmin, Book 4
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

What happens when our soldiers are ordered to fire upon American citizens? Do they follow the directives of the Martial Law Declaration? How can The Loyal Nine and like-minded Americans fight back to restore the Republic? False flag ('fols 'flag): An operation designed to deceive in such a way that events appear as though they are being carried out by perpetrators other than those who actually planned and executed them. A false flag is used as an ideological weapon to control the citizenry with the fear of a made up enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The installment was great, But why end so soon!

  • By Matt on 05-20-16

Picking up speed, the saga continues

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

The Loyal Nine fight to defend their friends, family, and their way if life as the newly appointed authorities begin to trample the constitution. The tale of the grasshopper and the ant begins to unfold as the unprepared begin to covet what the prepared Loyal Nine have stored. One of the Nine receives a change in station. Another great listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Martial Law

  • The Boston Brahmin, Book 3
  • By: Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

A president, with an election looming as his second term nears an end, conspires with the wealthy and politically powerful Boston Brahmin to bring the country to its knees. While ordinary Americans struggle for survival, others demand answers. A centuries old cadre of Bostonians with roots dating back to the Founding Fathers, are forced to face the tough questions....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm hooked!

  • By Jason on 02-18-16

Sh!t gets serious!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-17

The story really starts to move in Martial Law. People are fighting to get back to their homes and loved ones, the Preppers swing into TEOTWAWKI mode, and the Loyal Nine start to suspect that the collapse isn't an event unrelated to their preparedness plans on behalf of their patron. You'll be itching to listen to the next book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful