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She thought she was prepared for the end of the world...until it actually came.

Alex Duncan is a mother, a sister - and the daughter of a doomsday prepper. She always thought her father was insane, raving about an apocalypse she never believed in, but when a plague hits the United States and the dead no longer stay dead, Alex discovers heeding her deceased father’s advice is what will keep her family alive. Before he died, Alex’s father created a compound in Montana just in case situations like this arose.

Hell has arrived on Earth.

The dead walk, hungry for human flesh. Living in a highly populated city like Las Vegas makes the reality of the plague imminent to Alex. With little time to spare, Alex must make split-second decisions to prevent her family from being devoured. Facing the end, Alex has three goals: Escape Las Vegas. Get to the compound. Survive.

As the outside world crumbles and grows darker, Alex faces adversity from not just the infected, but the uninfected as well. Government assistance is nowhere in sight, and rumors fly that the nation’s only solution to the growing plague is execution.

Not everyone will outlast the plague. Doomsday is here. Will Alex be up to the challenge, or fall, and rise again as one of the undead?

Bonus! Includes Alone, a Sundown series novella.

©2017 Courtney Konstantin (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Prepper point of view

I am a person that is addicted to zombie books! But as a black man I strive for a unique point of view as most of these stories use a white guy as the main characters in a not so diverse world. Altho there is no real diversity in characters compared to my life, I do like how the main character is a woman with children and raised by a super prepper! I will admit there are some flat out dumb situations and the love interest is straight up annoying, the story is good, the narration is on point, and I am a new fan of this author! I’m diving right into the next book 😃

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Preppers and Zombies

The majority of post apocalyptic prepper books typically deal with EMPs, and most zombie books don’t have preppers. This book combines the 2. This author does a great job developing the characters and focuses on multiple family dynamics that Is refreshing.

Also, there are a lot of post apocalyptic books that are only 5-7 hrs, but this one is over 10, so I get my moneys worth.

The narrator does a great job with her voices, especially with the kids.

DOWNSIDE - I have to wait for the next book to come out.

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It's ok

I started the book on audible and had to return because the kids voices were intolerable. I read on Kindle instead and pretty much enjoyed it. Severe overkill on the words prepared, prepper and priority. Overall the story was pretty good and I was invested enough to read the series. I wouldn't waste an audible credit on it though, the kids voices are too grating.

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Worst Book Ever

Imagine someone watching one episode of Walking Dead and one episode of Z Nation and then thinking to themselves I can write a zombie book! Yup its that good. (SARCASM) After talking with a friend we decided this book could be a drinking game. Every time she mentions being a prepper, being prepared or making a plan take a sip of beer. Then every time she does something stupid take a shot. You would be passed out cold in 2 chapters. The author is so repetitive and boring that I started praying for them to die just so the book would end. I can't say more without giving spoilers. I'm hoping you listen to my warning and don't waste your credit, but just in case I won't ruin the magic that is this book. (more sarcasm) The narrator does a good job, I just hated the baby voices. If you love the sound of whiney children then you are in for a treat. I love audio books and looovvve zombie apocalypse stories and rarely give bad reviews but this book should come with a warning label.

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It Lacks Character Building

I get that we are talking apocalypse, which is pretty much a thrown into subject. But that, in my opinion, does negate character building. Over and over again you hear that she didn't like being raised as a preper, and all I could think was - but why? Give me a parable, give me an emotional reason, give me something more than a blanket statement. I'm supposed to know Alex. I'm supposed to care about her on a deep level. And I know more about the waitress I had at the Olive Garden 2 months ago than her.

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ZzZzzzZ....Snooze fest.

Don't waste your credit. Legit I cannot finish this book. I am SO freaking bored! All that happens is her talking about being a prepper, and just ugh! If I have to hear "bowie knife" one more time i'm going to scream.

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I love this series!

What a great find. This author and series was suggested in a facebook group so I gave it a shot and am so glad I did. Finally a female lead character that is strong! Raised by a prepper father, taught to survive in any kind of collapse of society, Hoping to meet up with her younger sister Max, and brother Rafe, Alex must make her way to the family compound with her two young children and a few lucky strangers she meets along the way.

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WOW! A great start

Alex and her family get their strength from each other, and boy do they need it. Courtney Konstantin has got a hit on her hands with this book.

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Being prepared can save your life

This is the first book in the Sundown series. It features Alex who along with her sister Max and brother Rafe were raised by a prepper obsessed father. He was sure a major event was going to bring down the world and he wanted his children to be prepared. He ingrained prepping into his children. Before the father died, he built a compound in Montana for them all to retreat to when the event happened. Well, it happened. Alex, her husband Brent and her two children live in Los Vegas. Brent flew home from a business trip. He had a layover in Orlando where riots were happening, supposedly from people taking a drug. After he got home in the middle of the night, Brent went to bed downstairs in the den because he was sick and shivering. By morning things became tragic.

Alex and her two children bugged out for Montana. They had to fight their way across several states. Her main goal was to keep her children alive. Alex was skeptical of people but she was also very caring. They ran into very bad people and also good people.. She picked up two more children, orphans named Easton and Candice. She also picked up an older woman, Margaret, and a man named Marcus. Toward the end of the book she is separated from Easton and Candice by a large group of zombies.

At the end of this book is a novella called Alone. It is about what happens to Easton and Candice when they were separated from Alex and her clan.

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Love me an apocalypse story

I like the story, but wish I could have edited it for the writer. “The RV” is said way too many times. I kept getting hung up on that because it was said so often. Other then that the story is good! I’ll follow the series through.

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  • NikkiB
  • 07-09-21

can't wait to start the next book

its super addictive and great narrator. It was gripping and entertaining! also very descriptive

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  • Pat Hannigan
  • 06-19-21

prepper's paradise

really enjoyed this book. strong female lead. more than capable, and ready to deal with the damned "end of the world".

some lovely family moments,a mum who knows what it is and what it means to be a parent. Don't want to give anything away, but we'll worth a listen. I've just bought the next installment and am looking forward to find out what happens next

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  • Audiobook Nest
  • 08-15-20

A solid zombie frolic

An interesting take on the zombie apocalypse. Very different having a mum as the main protagonist. All likeable main characters and great plot. There was a bit of schmaltzy stuff, not my kind of thing, but it was light and didn’t affect my enjoyment. Will get the next one.

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  • Sharon
  • 04-27-20

great listen

really well written.
really well narrated.
well worth your credit and my 5 ☆'s.

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  • michael
  • 09-30-19

really good

I thought this was a good book. didn't drag on and kept the story going. there's a sub book at the end so keep reading as it is important to the story.

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  • david
  • 04-09-19

Enjoyable

A really nice easy read ‘listen’

I feel I know the characters

Great narrator

Do buy it

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  • Josephine Scott
  • 06-24-21

Reasonable but was distracted by fixable issues

Story was reasonable and narrator did a reasonable job. However this book really needed an editor to persuade the author to remove the repetitive statements that occurred throughout. The book would have been a lot shorter without it. I prefer show don't tell, but unfortunately this author did not trust the reader enough to follow the set up in the story, and just kept telling us the same thing. if you get distracted during audio books however this might be a plus for you. also, some inconsistencies in terminology was distracting. Finally not sure if it's an idiom from where the author is from, but using "drug" instead of "dragged" particularly distracting as I have never heard it used that way. If these issues were fixed I would continue with the next book.

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  • stv9007
  • 02-14-21

Short version: terrible book

Why is it terrible? I wanted to drop my phone into a trash compactor after the narrator said”infected “ for the 10,000ths time. Seemed like it could be a good story if someone else wrote it.

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  • John
  • 07-20-19

Prepared

Bloody Brilliant
I just got this series by Courtney Konstantin and I'm love this book the author Courtney Konstantin show that she a talented and skilled author. And Tess Irondale who makes the characters and world come alive with with her voice acting talents and skills .12/10 stars.......