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Publisher's Summary

Clayton Sanders left home the minute he had his high school diploma in hand. He waited that long only because the army wouldn't accept him without one.

Now, 10 years later, he's home, with no warning, no advance notice, no anything after being gone 10 years with almost no contact with his family. Home carrying a secret that is burning him up from the inside. A secret that has pushed him to the brink, forcing him to become a criminal in order to be where his family needs him to be, even though they don't realize it yet.

Because Clayton knows something they don't. Something that hasn't happened but will. Something that will burn everything it touches. And change the face of the world forever.

©2017 N.C. Reed (P)2017 N.C. Reed

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enjoyed this book

I enjoyed this book even though it wasn't what I was expecting. This book has some parts of action (fighting and firefights) but is mostly about how the main characters are preparing for and dealing with a disaster.

The narration was also good. The narration includes some minor extra effects which I feel like actually make the narration better and added to how some of the characters come across. This is unusual for me since I usually find extra effects to be distracting and a detriment to the story being told - not true in this case.

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  • 08-28-17

Great story

Would you listen to Fire from the Sky again? Why?

Yes, likely when/if a second book comes out I'll listen to it again.

What other book might you compare Fire from the Sky to and why?

Its hard to compare it to other post apoc books, since most of the book is the preparation for the event. In this way its got a unique feel.

What about Lee Alan’s performance did you like?

Loved all the different voices and the people portrayed, some had me laughing out loud especially the old man and the president.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The group sitting round a fire during the event and the tablet burnt out and they started to get just a small idea of what the world was going to be like.

Any additional comments?

This book has some action, suspense, plenty of humor and some utterly hilarious people and scenes. Well worth a credit or money.

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Great Book! Narrator takes some getting used to!

When I first started this book, the narrator's voice was very unpleasant to me. Think Hank Hill at 3x speed. However, after about 15 minutes, it was not an issue.

I really enjoyed this book. I don't usually listen to 'Prepper Porn" but I really like how this author tied the story together without going too overboard. Before I finished the first book, I had the next two downloaded and ready to go. I can't wait for book four to come out on audible.

Pros: Wonderful charterer development. These people were real to me, and I found myself very connected. The book captures a lot of detail, which is also good. And most importantly, the depth of the inter-relationships between the protagonist and his family really ties everything together.

Cons: A few concepts in the book that I felt were not appropriate. 1) "Magic Negro/African" 2) Black Men = Thugs. 3) Celebration of domestic abuse. It was not enough to ruin the story for me, but I'd like to think in this day and age, we can do better than 'safe the pretty white girl from the black thugs...' It's just lazy, if not racist/sexist writing.

Don't necessarily let my Cons turn you away from a good book and a great series! I really enjoyed this series and am planning to work through it again very soon.

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Narrator is slow

Great story. Narrator is slow and pauses in the middle of sentences. Gets annoying fast.

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Great addition to the genre

I am a big fan of this genre, I really enjoy books like this that take the time to go over how people got prepared, and not just jump right into the SHTF event right away, I will be buying the next book in the series right away.

To Audible.... You need to have a better way to look for books in this genre, this series never hit my suggestions at all, and this genre is the only genre I really listen to. I have a bunch of suggested books that I have no interest in listening to, or just read the actual book that always show up, there should be a way to say not interested in a book, so I can see different suggested books.

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Excellent

I imagine I fall into a very small niche market, but i found this book to be what I have craved in post-ap fiction. Instantly relatable characters and concepts. Good stuff, NCR.

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Excellent book Except!

I would have given this book 5 stars but the narrator Lee Alan didn't do it justice, unfortunately he cannot do a woman's voice at all and all the men Pretty much sound like the same person. As far as the story goes I was on the edge of my seat. Looking forward to the 2nd book but hopefully a new narrator.

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  • Roy G
  • Central illinois
  • 08-30-17

Could not stop listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, very well written keeps you wanting to hear more

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are ones you can relate too in your daily life.

What about Lee Alan’s performance did you like?

Very well done, he knows how to portray each character just right.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sometimes you have to do what's right no matter the cost.