Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The North Koreans launch a surprise Nuclear EMP attack on the USA. Our hero, Joe doesn't care about politics or what happened, he just knows his world went to Hell. Planes fell out of the sky, people went nuts looting and killing as he scrambled to hide from all of the craziness.

Joe had a cabin and land in Southern Oregon when TSHTF and retreated to the cabin to survive the massive die-off that was always predicted for an apocalypse. The weeks before the Grid went down weren't much better for Joe because his best friend, his fiancé, and his beloved Grandma all died during the weeks leading up to lights out.

Joe was a young auto mechanic whose only stress in life was from a domineering girlfriend, and now he has to learn how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world without military or survival training.

To make matters worse, others look to him for support and guidance. Listen to American Survivor to find out how a regular guy survives in a post-apocalyptic world.

©2018 Anthony J Newman (P)2018 Anthony J Newman

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    227
  • 4 Stars
    77
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    4

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    250
  • 4 Stars
    58
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    213
  • 4 Stars
    60
  • 3 Stars
    30
  • 2 Stars
    16
  • 1 Stars
    5
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great 1st Book to a Series with Great Potential

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of American Survivor, American Apocalypse, Book I: by AJ Newman and narrated by Kevin Pierce. First off, you need to understand that this is my favorite genre for audiobooks and narrated by my favorite narrator. This was an excellent start to what should be a great series. The character development was very good and the storyline is very believable. I think the people behaved and acted very much like what I would expect in a real life situation. This is one of those books where I did not want to stop listening. So every moment I could I had my earbud in and the story turned on. This has the potential to become an awesome series and one of my top ten. As usual the narrator did a superlative job with reading this story. Kevin always makes the story come alive in my mind and I can visualize the story as it unfolds. Keep up the great work and keep them coming.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 03-23-18

Great start to a new series.

This is the debut novel of a new apocalyptic survival series narrated by the talented, and my favorite, Kevin Pierce. The relationship between the characters and their individual growing pains are a large part of the story. Joe had been raised to protect women and children. He found that in this new world his sometimes overbearing protection was not always appreciated. Joe was a good man, but he had a few things to learn which he had never considered. Another sub-plot involves what appear to be Middle Eastern terrorists making their way through the territory leaving a trail of dead bodies. What they are doing in the middle of Oregon is a mystery. The character development is excellent and I became quite fond of Joe, Coby and Chloe. This is a great start and I need book two! This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A realistic dystopian novel

It was really nice to find a book featuring an average person, well supposedly, with a head start from his prepper grandmother and years of experience hunting and trapping it feels like he's quite well prepared.

Joe turned out to go a genuinely likeable guy although I was a bit disappointed that he didn't end up going after the semi-girlfriend that was abducted. He helped so many people during the story, and he really didn't have to, in fact most people wouldn't so this seemed out of character.

The story ends up showing both the best and worst of humanity, including the cliffhanger at the end.

The narration is very well done, the character voices are distinct and recognizable and the overall delivery is a good match for the story.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below.

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

story was poorly put together

story was poorly put together and the main guy did things that no one in his place would do. the lovey dovey stuff was ridiculous and the female characters were annoying at best.

I wouldn't recommend this book.

the narrator wasn't bad

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great book.

highly recommended, readers was great. story was great. can't wait for next book. . . . . . .

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

where's the next one

loved the book and that's book 48 on my survival novel library.... BUT SUPER irritated that I can't find any other books in series on audible.... where can I find it. I absolutely need book 2 and whatever AJ Newman wrote.... Great start!!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great apocalyptic thriller

This is the first book I had listened or read by Mr. Newman. He is an excellent storyteller.
The basic story is a plump fellow that works as a mechanic and his world is rocked .

He has had some tragedy in his life and his recently deceased grandmother had written some daily letters to guide him along through life and his inheritance

Life gets worse as things start to go badly with a massive attack on the power grid. Joe finds out about himself and others in this well written story. A great listen if you like good characterization and dystopian fiction. Narration is excellent Mr. Pierce is the best IMO. I look forward to the other books

I was given the book to listen and review. The thoughts are my own and sincere thoughts after listening to the book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Darlene
  • CHICO, TX, United States
  • 03-19-18

Not your average Joe!!!

This average Joe is faced with a couple of tragedies prior to an EMP hitting the country. As the days pass and Joe learns how to struggle through life, his grandma’s letters keep him on track and lead him to a strong, beautiful woman and her daughter. Interesting read and fantastic performance by Kevin Pierce!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another EMP Survival Book

The bad news is there is another EMP survival book, the good news is this is better than most. The main character Joe is everyman. Unprepared and a bit naively he has done some hunting and knows how to use a gun. Even more fortunate is the off the grid type land left to him by his grandmother. The dialogue back and forth between Joe and his grandmother via letters she prewrote for him are a nice touch. Overall character development and story line is pretty good with no real suspend disbelief moments.
The only real issue I had with this book is the odd relationship and conflict between Joe and his love interest. The amount of animosity she shows when he tries to help her is over the top and unrealistic. There are a few examples of poor research when it comes to firearms, but nothing too horrible.
The book ends with a cliffhanger and a coming sequel. I'll definitely look for it when it is out.
Kevin Pierce does a bang up job narrating a wide range of characters with an uncredited female voice for grandma.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Mike
  • Putnam CT
  • 06-09-18

It turns into a love story

I like these type of books. The survival after an EMP pulse or solar flare. The preppers are pretty much all the same, but this book portrayed the MC as not being to prepared, the average guy who gets caught up in the end result. So, it is a survival book but as usual all the survivors turn out to these right wing Christian types. "I will shoot and kill you if you don't leave" types, but you can leave, unlike the "bad guys" who just kill you first.
The disappointing part comes towards the end when this book turns into a soap opera. Woman throwing themselves at out hero, others playing hard to get, the last part of the book is your basic survival people finding each other, the word "love" is even mentioned, but only after a few choice encounters.... it turns into a crappy love story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful