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Black Ice

After the Shift, Book 3
Narrated by: D.C. Newman
Series: After the Shift Series, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Losses pile up like the snowdrifts of a never-ending winter in this post-apocalyptic series conclusion.

Nathan Tolley’s wife is gone, leaving him adrift in a vast ocean of bitter white that promises nothing but heartache and despair. Yet, his weary band of travelers continue to look to him to secure their safety. But Nate’s no leader. Every decision he’s made on their dangerous cross-country journey has taken them from bad to worse. First Detroit. Then Chicago. Now, Wyoming, which proves the deadliest of all.

As circumstances continue to deteriorate like the weather, Nate turns their sights south, but the past is about to catch up to them in ways none of them will see coming. And in order to embrace an uncertain future, sacrifices must be made.

Survival of the fittest gets real - fast.

And, this time, it’s personal.

This novel contains violence, referenced sexual content, and referenced sexual violence.

©2019 Relay Publishing (P)2019 Relay Publishing

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Good and easy, entertaining listen.

This is the seventh book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I’ve listened to the first in this series, but not yet the second. I’m keen to listen to it to fill in the gaps. Despite not listening to it, I did not have issues with understanding this book. It’s seems to me this is the end of this series-trilogy?
This is another good, easy, uncomplicated listen. It is light on the survivalist comments. There are lots of misadventures, conflicts with other people and hard decisions to make. They find a settlement that seems all they could ask for, yet of course it is nothing but. They seek aid at the FEMA camp- even this is not perfect. We learn how Brant seems to always find them. In all this, they still find an ally.

This is the second book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( D.C. Newman ), the other being the first book in this series. He Does really well with both male and female voices. He imparts the characters individual personalities. I think his style lends well to this genre. He does not narrate with an over excitable style, it is a more dry tone, but I think it fits and I like it.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or swearing, there is violence but no excessively gory violence.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful. .

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Great Series

Great series, different take on how the world ends and how people survive. A group of friends go though hell to survive the ending if the world. They stand beside each other and fight to live. Lots of action and the ending wasn't what i expected. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters to life and getting you vested in their lives.

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  • RJ
  • 06-20-19

One disaster after another!

When last we left our intrepid band of survivors they were headed for Casper, Wyoming. Nathan continues his track record of bad decisions and mistakes, which ultimately get people hurt. Casper is a bust, reminiscent of Waco. The group heads south into Wyoming always looking for a place to rest and recuperate. The next stop splits the group between those that want to stay and those who want to put more distance between them and Detroit. The situation goes from bad to worse and the group is forced to move again. One of the party is seriously wounded which force our survivors to seek the medical facilities at the FEMA Camp outside of Denver. Here Nathan’s arch enemy catches up with him and a showdown is inevitable. Will our survivors ever be free of Brant’s obsessive revenge? Will, they finally find a place to settle down and survive the cold? I’m not telling; you’ll have to stay tuned. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 07-15-19

Family first.

It is possible that not having read the earlier books in this trilogy has rather biased me against the story. Perhaps, just possibly, I would feel more sympathetic towards the lead protagonist, Nathan, if I had travelled with him and his little group since the beginning. But I don't really think so.

This had a more novel apocalyptic scenario than many disaster stories: this time the movement of the earth's axis has brought earthquakes and freezing weather to the Americas, making life untenable in places and forcing people to evacuate in search of New homes. Obviously, there will be some only too ready to take advantage of the situation. Nathan et al seem to have been travelling for a long time, looking for somewhere to settle but always, presumably, things have gone wrong. But still they go on, Nathan constantly mouthing the mantra, 'Family first,' Just a pity he doesn't apply it more successfully. Instead he wants to lead everywhere with the male 'I know best,' attitude and then, when he does find somewhere they could stop, he goes on to new unknown territory anyway. Each time the women are the ones to save him. Do you get the impression I found this man annoying?

Without any feeling of empathy towards the main character and without the overall picture making a full scene scape in my head, I found the book frustratingly two dimensional despite the interesting premise and the good narration of D.C.Newman.
My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of Black Ice, at my request via Audiobook Boom. I had really expected to enjoy this dystopian tale, but unfortunately did not and was glad when it finished.
As I said earlier, perhaps this was because I came late to the story. But I think probably it was a simple case of disliking the good guy.