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Cataclysm

The Divide, Book 1
Narrated by: Joshua Saxon
Series: The Divide, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs
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The world is not the same place it once was. America, once united, now known as The Divide is a savage land where the vicious and remorseful survive. Follow the story of Stuart and Malcolm. Two survivors of the wars that broke the country and sent life back several centuries. 

Stuart has a past he would rather forget. He was placed in a position of leading a small group of survivors. Now, he struggles to keep the group together and safe, as well as work toward a future where they can live in harmony...well, sort of. 

Malcolm is a young man who managed to hide out in a small community for as long as he could. Now, he ventures out in The Divide to find a safe haven. When he bumps into Stuart and his group, he finds a reason to stay. 

Can they find a way to survive? With volatile groups, a faction with a score to settle, and wild beasts, will the group find a way to a safe place? Can they ever stop moving? How will the group handle being pushed to its limits? What will the group do to survive in The Divide?

©2017 Thomas A. Clark II (P)2019 Thomas A. Clark II

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Decent Start

I enjoy Post-Apocalyptic books without zombies and feel this is a good start of the series for survival. I loved the characters especially Coach, Stuart and Malcolm as well as their group. Hated the Rising Tide group especially Tobias. Cannot wait for next book. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 11-24-19

Nothing would divide them!

It’s been eight years since the collapse of the United States. Cars no longer took to the roads, trains no longer rode the rails, planes remain grounded. It all started with a war over the remaining oil reserves. The war was not kind to anyone, but America took it the hardest. It ended in a second civil war. Half of the country was walled off; the West fell to the Russians. Columbia was a walled city of the wealthy and the new capital of what was left of the United States; now referred to as the Divided States, i.e., The Divide. Stuart Knowles, Coach, and Taylor scavenged for supplies in small communities far out from their homestead, referring to themselves as Nomads. The trio comes upon Malcolm, an eighteen-year-old mechanic looking for safety and companionship. Thus begins the main plotline of Malcolm’s tale of survival. Stuart has a history as well that composes a second plotline. The characters are well-developed, the tale of comradery among survivors told with honesty and emotion. The tale is a good solemn look at a post-apocalyptic future and a compelling start to a new series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Slow burn with decent payoff

While in total I enjoyed the story, it felt like a slow build up to the action, with lots of extra 'filler' thrown in simply to make the book longer that didn't necessarily need to be there. That said the pay-off with the core story was decent and made the time investment worthwhile.

I received a copy of this book at my request in exchange for a fair review.

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