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Publisher's Summary

Mankind has suffered five mass extinction events; the sixth will be our final.

Days away from a catastrophic event that will end the world, five strangers find themselves stranded in the suicide capital of America dealing with the difficulties, regrets, and choices in their lives while trying to survive. Among the group is a talented performer, a petty thief, a gambler, a lady of the night, and a hard working cab driver.

With the clock ticking down and a sliver of hope found in a text message, their only hope is to get out of the city and embark on a dangerous journey across the country together.

Final Impact is a story of survival, friendship, and redemption in the face of impending doom.

©2017 Jack Hunt (P)2018 Jack Hunt

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Fun survival tale.

Final Impact is an apocalyptic survival tale. It follows the tropes of many books in the genre, detailing the events of a diverse group of survivors forced to work together to survive. However, unlike many books in the genre, which often times have EMP events (whether man caused or an extreme solar event) the reason the world is in peril is a mass asteroid. Yes we've seen this before in many films (Deep Impact/ Armageddon) but I can't say I've read many books with the asteroid focus. The story starts a short time after several smaller asteroids impact the country and focuses on a small diverse group of survivors attempting to get from Vegas to Florida, where a chance at salvation awaits. It's a pretty decent story, though not without some flaws, and entertained me from start to finish. I'd actually give it a 3.5 if Audible allowed half stars, but since I thought it was better than merely average I had to round up. This is the first time I've read/listened to a book by Jack Hunt, but I've looked at his catalog on Amazon and can already tell I'll be checking out some of his other work.

The book is narrated by Kevin Pierce, and as always he does a fantastic job. I so identify his voice with survival fiction that even when I am reading a survival book on my kindle, it's his voice I hear in my head.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Fun read, an afterwards story would be interesting

This was a real fun listen! It's a bit on the shorter side but sometimes that's a plus. The story does have a satisfying conclusion (if maybe a bit far-fetched, it's more enjoyable to if you just don't think too deeply about it).

I felt like some of the character interaction was a bit off and it was a bit hard to believe that with impending disaster the father would not take more drastic measures to locate his daughter sooner (though maybe that was part of his character flaw? Now that I think about it, perhaps!). Minor gripes aside, I really enjoyed listening to this book and feel like it would be an extremely interesting story to follow-up on.

Narration by Kevin Pierce was excellent and a pleasant listen. I swear I've listened to other books narrated by him (couldn't find any that were in my library) but maybe he just has one of those voices!

I would definitely recommend this for a casual listen and am definitely going to be keeping an eye out for more works by Jack Hunt and narrations by Kevin Pierce.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Decent Disaster Survival Story

There are some decent scenes and some unbelievable ones as well. Being trapped in a hotel in Vegas during and after an earthquake isn't anywhere you want to be. Escaping was decently described with some moments of "yeah, right".
The characters are interesting, but a bit naive and unwilling to accept their situation well. There are some pretty convenient scenarios as well, but not at all likely.
Overall the book is entertaining, but certainly not a template for how to get through a disaster.
Kevin Pierce does his usual bang up job of narrating a number of characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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a very nice post-apocalyptic book

the book is very nice I liked it quite much I can definitely see this book as a movie as a blockbuster one the narrator did a great job as well overall is a definitely 4 Stars book

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Good Read for Post-Apocalyptic Fans

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I’ve always enjoyed post-apocalyptic stories of survival, so I wasn’t surprised to find I enjoyed this book. The characters are flawed in relatable ways and are easy to form bonds with.
My favorite aspect of this book is how it doesn’t have the same old “find a place to hole up, then struggle to survive while fighting people” troupe.
My biggest con was the reader. At times he seems to meld characters voices and there wasn’t always a change in tone when switching POV. It was mostly infrequent and did not effect my ability follow or enjoy the story.

Please note I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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The bond of the unknown...

Twas the day before the end of the world. A gigantic asteroid is on a collision course with earth. Several smaller meteors arrived early creating massive earthquakes and destruction around the globe. Sin City looks nothing like it did five minutes earlier. The story focuses on five survivors inside the Luxor. Five strangers from different walks of life that will band together for strength and security in the hope of escaping this holocaust. We get to know each one of the group as they exchange introductions in the face of adversity. They become closer, the bond growing stronger as they rely more on each other. As they explore the destruction for food and supplies they learn that there may be salvation via NASA in far off Florida. If and when they manage to get there is the basis for the rest of the story. Three.point.five for the effort. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Not focused on doom

This is mainly a character-driven story. As with most apocalyptic fiction, it's highly speculative. However, it does not focus on doom as so many such stories do. It does present many challenges and much action to keep the reader riveted.

Kevin Pierce delivers his customary outstanding performance. Pacing and voicing are spot on.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great story!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I wasn't sure how this book would be at the beginning but it quickly turned around! I enjoyed the broad character personalities and was sad when the book ended. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from this writer.

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not to bad.

This s my first book that was about astroid smashing into the earth. This was not a bad book I enjoyed getting to know the characters. The scary situation when and the the world happens in your in Vegas. It was kind of nice to see them all pull together and help each other.

As always KP. did a great job with this story!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Decent

It was not a bad post apoplectic book about an asteroid causing havoc on earth and going to make direct hit. I believe a movie as already made similar to this. I did like all of the character Felicity, Ben, Zeke, and Aamir and loved the narration. My favorite were how they got out of the elevator shaft and hotel and near the ending. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank You!