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Publisher's Summary

They learned the rules, then broke them to survive.

One month after a crippling attack on the power grid, the country is still in darkness. As a new wave of violence sweeps the nation, the Ford family are soon drawn into a battle for survival with an unknown menace. Tasked with stopping the threat to protect the small town of Whitefish, Montana, Corey soon discovers a traitor is among them. Unsure of who to trust, tempers flare and accusations threaten to tear the remaining survivors apart. But when Tyler emerges after three weeks away with hope in the form of a mysterious ally, Corey and his brother are forced to undertake a dangerous mission. 

What would you risk to save your community? 

After Andy Ford tells his son the truth, a weight lifts from his shoulders, but the relief is short-lived as the result places a target on their backs. In order to defend what remains, he returns to Camp Olney to face Jude Lawson and the incident that destroyed their friendship. But when events take an unexpected turn and the situation spirals out of control, friendships will be tested, loyalties broken, and a terrifying twist revealed. 

Will anyone survive? 

In a post-apocalyptic nightmare, all bets are off as alliances form, trust breaks, and the strong struggle to survive. Will the mission be a success, or will it strip away what little humanity remains?

Rules of Darkness is Book Three in Survival Rules, a post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series that follows the Ford family and their community as they fight to survive after an EMP destroys the nation’s power grid.

©2019 Jack Hunt (P)2019 Jack Hunt

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Reckoning

In Rule of Darkness the reckoning that has been building since the start of the series comes to a head...sort of, lol. I say sort of because I have no doubt the aftermath is going to be one wild ride. Like the previous books, this book follows the story of the Ford family, each of them dealing with their own inner demons as well as coming to grips with the new reality of a world that has been devastated by an EMP attack. We see what Nate and Erika are up to, and while interesting and in a way kind of twistedly fun, Nate's adventure doesn't really play into the main storyline of the book as is more of a side story, a way to let us know he and Erika are still around. Plenty of action, and the ending...no spoilers but I must say I did not see that coming at all. Definitely enjoying this series. Once again Miles Meili does a great job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Finally Jude is Gone or So We Think...

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. I listened to the first two books over the weekend and was raring to listen to this book as the story picked up pretty quick in the first book and the momentum never slowed down. Andy is a bad ass prepper who trained his sons how to be the same. From Tyler finding out his origins and Cory trying to protect his town, everything is in chaos. The story just gets better, in my opinion, when Cory recruits his Marine brothers to help him attack the outpost and take the supplies. After Nate escapes from the psycho; I think we might see her again. By the end of the book, Jude is gone and we also get to find out who Morning Star is and holy crap that's gonna be awesome hearing that story... I don't want to give away everything... if you enjoy EMP, post-apocalypse, and prepping; THIS SERIES IS A MUST!!!

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Excellent story, the audible voices were fantastic. I enjoyed this story very much. I would recommend this story.

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Gritty and Exciting

The story continues as the chasm between groups of survivors widens...with deadly consequences. I used to think that Montana would be a great place to be after an apocalyptic event, with all of its natural resources....now I'm not so sure. Miles Meili performs this story most admirably. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great series’s...

Great series’s... Great sibling relationship between Cory and Tyler. The end was a HUGE surprise... Didn’t see that coming... Can’t wait to book 4!

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Loyalty among friends and family

Who turns their back on you and who will be loyal during the difficult times? Their book played out this sensor with many twists. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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It is a post apoc thriller

Rules of Darkness. Another great book by Jack Hunt. Plenty of action and interaction between characters. Great entertainment for a weekend read /listen. Narration is good and quality is excellent. I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • 07-25-19

Secrets revealed!

Corey and Tyler, Andy and Jude. There is more political maneuvering and back-stabbing going on here than the White House Oval Office. Tyler finally finds out the truth. The community of Whitefish is in the middle of a tug of war between the raiders, Jude, and the citizens themselves. There is always the power struggle where one man or group of men desire to rule over all. How does Camp Olney fit in, and what about Morning Star? Who is Morning Star? I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Third Installment to the 'Survival Rules' Series

Since I adore the Jack Hunt-Miles Meili author/narrator combo, I took an opportunity to download this audiobook as a free review copy from Audiobooks Unleashed. This post is my voluntary review of it. Book 3, 'Rules of Darkness', concentrates on the Ford family combating raiders who are stealing resources and killing those that have ventured from town to scavenge the surrounding area. Corey is assisting the police, Andy is training new fighters and Tyler is helping Allie from Olney Camp. Corey and Tyler end up targeting the same group of raiders and team up, along with some Marine buddies of Corey's. This part of the story gets somewhat convoluted and seems a little implausible. Meanwhile, Erika is written almost completely out of the story and Nate doesn't fare too much better. Nate falls prey to almost the same fate that occurred in the last book. It would've been nice for them to have bigger roles in this installment; they're my favorite characters after Corey and Tyler. There's still plenty of action to be had in this book. The tension that Hunt is so good at is still here. It gets bogged down with all the characters trying to out-maneuver each other (and not being smart enough to pull it off). The Morning Star thing? My reaction was, "Soap opera tactic!". And then have it be the cliffhanger? I hate cliffhangers; total pet peeve of mine. Boo-Hiss. Miles Meili does his usual wonderful job with narration. His performances of Hunt's books are completely suited to the writing style. Recommended.

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This is the worst book/series that I've ever gone to the trouble of finishing. Weird inconsistencies, so-so narration, over the top personalities and perhaps the worst is that these highly trained people that have been planning on just such an occasion as this do incredibly stupid things. And the narrator calling "bino's" "beanos", as in short for binoculars and a semi truck being pronounced "semee" instead of sem-eye, as in semi with a long I was like walking with a rock in your shoe. Not the worst thing in the world but it got really old.

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  • Sharon
  • 07-27-20

Really enjoyable.

Really good flow, great characters and a really engaging storyline. I really got into this. sometimes the emp genre can be a bit samey... Really strong storyline with another take on the disasters. I think the narrator was really good. easy listening.

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  • deafmick
  • 06-26-20

I am a big fan off Jack hints audio books and this one of his best 5 out of 5

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  • Linda
  • 12-31-19

Very good book

Another book that is very enjoyable and easy to listen to. This book focuses more on the relationships between the different characters.