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Dick, AKA Devil Dog's world changes drastically when the EMP takes out the power grid. The loss of electricity brings out the darker side of human nature across the city. A homeless Marine veteran living in the abandoned tunnels beneath Chicago, he's far better prepared than most people. Good folk have survived, but they are often outnumbered and outgunned. Only the tunnels provide the safety he needs.

Devil Dog becomes the reluctant savior of women and children from the worst of the gangs that now rule topside. Doing the right thing makes him new enemies, driving him ever deeper into the tunnels that keep his charges safe - until he runs across a young woman who might be his daughter.

©2016 Boyd L Craven III (P)2016 Boyd L Craven III

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Too much unnecessary profanity

I enjoyed the basic idea of this book and enjoyed The narration – although character performance would have been nice – but why all of the gratuitous and excessive profanity? Guess some people think that's necessary to be cool. How very sad ...

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Compelling

Where does Devil Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the top 10.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Devil Dog?

I dont recall a specific moment or moments. The story is rather unique in the post-apocalyptic genre. Kevin Pierce is a great choice in narrator for this story.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A good narrator is always the difference between a good and bad listening experience. In this example, Kevin Pierce was a good choice.

Any additional comments?

This story is overall really good. Most authors chose to use either a law enforcement or military background as their primary character. Many times that idea can be over played, but in this case, the author sets up the story differently. As the story continues in the subsequent continuations, its a very compelling story. This story has a very down to earth feel to it. I'm very happy with this story and I have enjoyed the continuations and look forward to the story continuing.

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  • Glenn
  • Doylestown, PA, United States
  • 07-11-16

Cant wait for book 2

great story, the narration was spot on and the characters were brought to life by the parts they portrayed....hopefully there is a book 2

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Just what I needed!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So often in PA books the hero is perfect at everything. That gets a little old after awhile. The "hero" in this book wasn't perfect, he was a flawed man doing the best he could under the circumstances. His flaw made him more real to me and you will find Devil Dog to be a guy that you are cheering for.

My complaint is one I often make with books under 10 hours - it was too short! As a avid reader/listener I can fly through books like this - especially ones that I lose myself in. I was provided this book in exchange for a review. Mr. Craven if you see this, thanks for the listen, great book BUT please write longer ones so I can get a few more hours of enjoyment please!!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Adam
  • Abita Springs, Louisiana
  • 05-16-16

great short book

quick paced book. Good, realistic, funny, sad, and to the point. cost was a little high for such a short book but I have no regrets and I'll buy the next book too.

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  • Reg
  • McKinney, TX
  • 07-18-17

The Devil Dog is Back

in action! Dick was crazy long before the EMP hit. PTSD and drug abuse had messed with his mind in a way even the end of the world can't touch. What does get his attention is all of the abuse around him after the apocalypse and how no one is willing to look out for the ones who can't help themselves. So he does something about it and makes everyone else sit up and take notice. What the bad guys don't know is that the Devil Dog will only stop trying when he's dead. Or they are. He wants to clean up Chicago in a hurry so he can be on his way to finding his daughter who he sees everywhere and in everybody.

This was not a prepper story, at least in this first installment, in the traditional sense of a prepper novel. It's a story of survival and a cautionary tale about what can happen if everybody is out for number one and willing to look the other way when bad things are going on. There are not many neat tricks to prepare for when the bad days come but there is a lot of weaponry and kicking butt to get Dick's point across. There are plenty of surveillance tricks as well. I liked it. I liked Dick. I liked him enough to put the rest of the series in my wish list for later.

Kevin Pierce is a perfect narrator for this material and I always enjoy listening to his voice tell the story. He is one of the greats and I try to listen to anything he does. He's that good.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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  • KS
  • 07-02-17

Great story and performance

Although this is a post-apocalyptic EMP book, it differs from many others. It doesn't focus on the EMP part, but shows the societal collapse. I love the main character, Dick, who was a marine and struggles with PTSD. It is realistic to me, how he struggles but tries to do the best he can for himself and those he sees as his own. It has all the elements of a SHTF scenario but to me, it centers more around the characters, their interactions, and trials.

I love Kevin Pierce, and think his voice is perfect for the book and making Dick's voice come alive. Great performance. I would definitely recommend.

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Great story and a good change of pace.

I own over thirty post apocalyptic novels on audible so I am quite familiar with Kevin pierce. He did a great job as usual. At this point I feel like I know him. This story is a good one and takes a different twist on the old EMP get home tale. If you like this genre I think this title is a must. I hope you enjoy it.

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Excellent work!

I really enjoyed this first book! Good job! But what made the book even better is the excellent narration by Kevin Pierce! I'll be listening to the rest of the series! Good job!

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Book 1...ill buy the rest

I really enjoyed the story. A wounded veteran takes refuge in the storm sewers of Chicago. A great mix of heroism and real life problems.