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Gray Audiobook

Gray: The Complete Collection

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Publisher's Summary

A dense black cloud boiled up in the southeastern sky. It rose high and fast, like a time-lapse movie of the birth of a thunderhead. But it was no rain cloud. Wholly black, it reached up and up until it loomed over her, blocking out the sun. Somehow, she knew, it was Death coming for her.

Pre-med student Coral is on vacation in Idaho when something terrible happens. The black cloud is followed by a wildfire and searing heat that lasts for days. She survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her.

So begins her desperate journey to find water and food and other survivors...and the answer to the mystery of what happened.

Note: This is a combined edition of Gray I, Gray II, and Gray III.

©2017 Lou Cadle (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Cat's MeWOW 08-17-17
    Cat's MeWOW 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Was Loathe To Put It Down!"

    This is one of THE very few audio books I had to listen to straight through. The first chapter ran a bit slow, but I stuck with it and soon enough I had headphones plugged in and had my Kindle tucked under my arm as I cooked dinner, washed dishes, exercised and even used the restroom while listening.

    I did sleep for 4 hours, but since my Kindle has a sleep timer on it, I only had to back up 23 minutes or so when I woke up. I know! I sound so pathetic! But this plot was very well written and the narrator did a heck of a job bringing this story to life so....

    I regret nothing.

    It DOES beg the questions, though: In such a situation, where there are no answers as to what can cause the world to physically flip flop to the extreme unknown, who can you trust? How does one survive when they are ill-prepared for such an extended and volatile event? Where do you draw the line of humanity when very decision means life or death?

    I purchased this book outright.
    I was not disappointed.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Billy 08-18-17
    Billy 08-18-17
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    "Amazing value for only one credit!"

    It was a bit slow at times, but overall I really enjoyed this series! It was definitely a unique take on the post apocalyptic genre. Lauren Fortgang did a great job with the performance too! I can definitely recommend this series as one of the best values in the genre!

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kealnt7 FL, United States 08-07-17
    Kealnt7 FL, United States 08-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Survive"
    Where does Gray rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is such an amazing book. It is definitiely near the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gray?

    When Coral found the boy who died, I really felt for her and was glad to see her humanity evident here and througout the book.


    What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent narration, brought the book to life, so well done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! Sadly and not sadly its way too long.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a book I was heistant to try, I have never heard of the author and have been so disappointed by all the dystopian trash that is out there. This is very different. There are no "heroes" here or epic wars, just a world that could truly happen and characters that you truly care about who you are on a journey with because you as the reader dont have the answers to their questions either. The book doesnt end in a tidy little package, with all your questions answered, or every arc dealt with completely, but life is like that, which makes it all the more engaging.

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    john 08-17-17
    john 08-17-17
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    "Great book"

    loved it wished it never ended. narrator was perfect. interesting premiss can't say anything negative about this book

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    L 08-11-17
    L 08-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It's nice and quiet"

    I wasn't sure that I wanted to continue with the book bc it was crazy slow in the beginning. However, I am glad I stuck with it, as it was well worth it.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Leona Starkel Daschofsky 08-15-17
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    "very good"

    Couldn't stop until the end. Believabl , honest and entertaining. I will recommend to friends .

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 08-17-17
    Sam 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This book was amazing. Great story. Great character builds. Great twists. I would happily read/listen to another from this author.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Holdt Garver 09-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best PA series I have read/listened to"

    I loved these three books. The narrator was outstanding. You will enjoy reading/listening to them.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    donna 10-22-17
    donna 10-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved this book"

    I found the story to be a very compelling read. I listened to it every chance I had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Digbeard 10-21-17
    Digbeard 10-21-17
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    "Slow and steadt."

    The story overall was not awful, but dragged every inconsequential detail into a ten paragraph endeavor. Narrator reads well, but when she does the male voices I can't help but cringe, and had a really hard time taking parts of the book seriously for this reason.

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  • Erika
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    9/13/17
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    "Captivating disaster survival story"
    Would you listen to Gray again? Why?

    Yes, definitely. This writer creates a compelling narrative that keeps the reader's attention. The characters have personality that I could relate to, although as a work of fiction the writer does take some liberties with caricature. I loved the excitement and mystery concerning what had caused the event that now appeared to disrupt perhaps most of the world. We still don't know how much of the world was affected. I will look for more books by this writer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gray?

    The book had many memorable and exciting moments and to state them might spoil the story for the next reader. The characters' struggle for survival following the event, was it nuclear or was it some natural disaster event, the characters didn't know to begin with, and it's only hinted at. The reader draws a conclusion on what may have caused the event.


    What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The best thing about an audio book is that you can get on with chores whilst listening. The narrator had a pleasant voice and an accent that I found comfortable to my English ear. An American accent, but not an overly strong accent. An American accent was appropriate for this book, as events are based in the USA.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Oh I wish some producer would. The earth burned.


    Any additional comments?

    I really recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Flutterbi
    Manchester, Uk
    8/4/17
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    "Very enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is for all those of us who ever imagine surviving some sort of disaster natural or otherwise. This was well read by Lauren Fortgang and this is the first I have ever heard by Lou Cadle but will definately find more if available.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Corel strong determined and written with faults which some writers overlook.


    What does Lauren Fortgang bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She narrated this book brilliantly using different voices and bringing the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could not listen to this in one sitting, it is a 3 parter merged into one and lasted over 24 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth listening to, and will definitely listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rob
    10/19/17
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    "Wow"

    Great story brilliantly narrated. Gonna listen again. Liked Benjamin and Coral together at the end.
    Thanks Audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stef
    10/9/17
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    "Interesting end of civilisation drama"

    A good story with the main characters being developed throughout its telling. Well worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rup1969
    10/5/17
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    "Nice little story"

    Not a nail gripping survival story but a nice listen with pleasant narration. Have found other end of the world stories with more suspense and more depthful characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Payton
    United Kingdom
    10/12/17
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    "One of the best I have listened to"

    Loved this. I'd put it up there with mountain man... But this not only explored a dystopian experience with honesty, it explored the human condition too. Loved the characters. Couldn't stop listening to it, and wished it could have gone on longer!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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