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Henry never realized he was special. Sure, he’s an engineer who served his country, but when the virus hit, he found himself alone in a nearly empty world.

That’s the key, though: nearly empty. 

There’s no one left who has the technical know-how to make the world run again...except for Henry. For humanity to survive, he will have to rebuild society out of the motley crew of survivors. It might be impossible, but at the same time, Henry has always loved a challenge.

©2020 Simon Archer (P)2020 Podium Audio

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More about dude getting his perfect women harem in a SHTF situation. Why, when there isn’t a shortage of men, 3 women would choose to share one dude is beyond me. Perfects situation for a dude in an apocalypse. Story outside of that is just ok.

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Love this series!

A bit of a different take on post-apocalyptic genre. I enjoy the characters and the story. The narration is very well done.

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Wanted to like but ultimately did not,

Minor Spoilers, Honestly really only one thing turned me off on this book and it was the character Jackie and her beliefs on the future. She tells the MC she expects to be with multiple guys to have babies from them all, or in other words to be a baby factory. I understand her reasoning behind that but it would never work given how few people remain. In order for a breeding program to work the remaining people worldwide would all have to gather. Additionally if they don't all gather they don't have enough people for all the women to be with child all the time and maintain the home. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the livestock, farming and hunting are just a few examples of the work needing done daily, It will take many hands, both male and female hands in order to maintain the homestead. That said book 2 is about a group of people taking women to use as breeding stock. This is exactly what Jackie.said she was ok with. However the MC and his women including Jackie are set against that which will end up causing a conflict between the 2 groups. In theory a breeding program would be ideal to help populate the world again. Sadly there has to be enough people to diversify and given the scenario there just is not enough people for a program like that to work. Let's not forget the human factor, emotions! We know by our past arranged marriage don't really work. You really think children will fall into line and continue the breeding program? Jackie and the premise of book 2 is just a major turn off so I won't be purchasing book 2 or continuing with this series.

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Well done Post Apocalyptic Poly Romance

This is a surprisingly well written Post Apocalyptic Fiction laced with polyamorous Romance. I liked that it maintained a positive outlook on the post SHTF situation portraying the survivors intact of their humanity, able to respond quickly and efficiently to their new reality. Our hero is a very sweet character and respectful to everybody alive or dead, given the situation I would gladly share him too. Contrary to other reviews I read, I didn't feel that this story was about a guy's harem fantasies at all. The poly relations developed naturally due to the overwhelming circumstances. And FYI, there is no woman on woman action or threesome [FMF] in this book. The story is really more about the immediate survival and community building of a rather small remnant of humanity. The narration was awesome too.