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Prepared

Sundown Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Tess Irondale
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (392 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Don’t pass this one up!!

Excellent story-excellent execution of the story- and a perfect start to this amazing series. It will end up being 6 books in all. I asked the author and she told me 6. If you love action and laughing and crying in a read this series is for you!!

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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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First half of Book 5 Star then downhill

Excellent book almost ruined by the introduction of a male possible love interest for the female lead. Suddenly the previous 2 leads became absolute jerks. Almost abandoned listening as a result. Narrator did very good job.

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 04-09-19

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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Cringe worthy

Very predictable, if you want a cheesy fairy tale ending to the zombie apocalypse story, then read this. Everyone falls in love, the family lives, the family saves everyone. The zombie apocalypse through rose tinted glasses. Hell, the survivors even have hydro flasks as water containers. I have bought all 3 books because I was waiting for the author to write something original or even remotely interesting and off the beaten path, or to change my mind opinion on this series, but nope, she remained a disappointment.

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Could’ve used an edit

Overall this book is great. I love the idea of the apocalypse through the eyes of a prepper. The characters are interesting and there’s not too many details thrown in that muddy the story like so many I’ve read before.
One thing that stands out though is the authors occasional need to describe a scene multiple times. Also an obsession with certain words which get used so many times that they loose all meaning. For example I will probably be cringing at the word “meal” for months. It is used SO many times!!!!
Would definitely recommend this series though.

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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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  • 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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