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The omnibus edition of Prepper's Crucible is a compilation of the first three books of the series. It begins when our group of preppers flee Phoenix, Arizona, in route to their ranch in Prescott, in the wake of an EMP that wipes out all power, transportation, and telecommunications networks. Once there, they hunker down until the threat of violence forces them to defend themselves and their neighbors. In a series of battles, culminating with and attack on the town by over 200 gang members, they manage to survive the first month following the EMP.

©2015 Bobby Andrews (P)2015 Bobby Andrews

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A fantastic dystopian series

What did you love best about Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale?

Very realistic and believable, listening to the book you can imagine this scenario being played exactly in real life

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't give away plots in my reviews but I am fond of the park ranger

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope, this is the first time but I am adding him to my list of top narrators

Any additional comments?

This is a great series and I can't wait for more, plus the author did it without zombies!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great story great characters I cant wait for more!

What did you love best about Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale?

I loved that it took place in Arizona, being a Phoenician I appreciate walking through his bug out plan, which is similar to my plan as well. The canals would be a great choice to drive down to get out of this city. I will add that to my list! One flaw is you mentioned Glock 21's through out the story then they purchased ammo and got 9mm for the Glocks and a Glock 21 is a 45acp. Other than that not much stood out to me about flaws in the story. I liked it all the way through from beginning to end, a lot of excitement and adventure. I only hated when it ended on a cliff hanger.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kevin Pierce knocks it out of the park again, I must say he is becoming my second favorite narrator. Sorry R.C. Bray currently has that spot.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 12-04-16

A GOOD PREPPER STORY WITH GREAT NARRATION!

What made the experience of listening to Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale the most enjoyable?

It was a good true to life story and the narration was great!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale?

The beginning and the end...I want to continue this series, but they switched narrators...why would you do that when you have such a great one already?

Which scene was your favorite?

When they Met Cory and went back and got him, and then invited his family to join them.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This would make an interesting movie.

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I live in Az so this hits really close to home for me! This is a true to life very realistic fictitious story about an EMP attack...We have a group of friends who have been slowly preparing for this and are almost 100% ready when the world goes to hell...this is book 1-3...and I would love to continue the series...but they switched narrators...and I hate when that happens..Why switch narrators when you have an awesome one already!! Kevin Pierce is as awesome as it gets when it comes to this genre and he did an excellent job with this story!

I RECOMMEND!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Glad I gave Bobby Andrews a second try

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First, another stellar narration by Kevin Pierce. He has a perfect style for books in this genre and I'm consistently pleased.

On to the book...I wasn't expecting to pick up another Bobby Andrews novel so soon after the last one (which just didn't quite cut it for me), but because an opportunity to listen to Omnibus 4-6 in this series came up I wanted to listen to the first Omnibus beforehand. I'm glad I did, I was pleasantly surprised.

Although I did find some of the mediocre chemistry I was expecting based on my last Andrews experience, it wasn't as evident through most of this book. Furthermore, Prepper's Crucible hit an itch I have for descriptive, day to day life in the aftermath of the EOTWAWKI event. I like to hear details about the homestead, the procedures, the gear, the garden, etc - not necessarily TOO much detail though. I really enjoyed both One Second After and the Founders Series (Patriots, Survivors, etc) and I felt like Prepper's Crucible fell comfortably somewhere between these with a good balanced detail without going over every glistening nook and cranny of every single piece of survival gear coupled with plenty of community development.

There were some editing issues, but nothing bad enough to deter from the enjoyment of the book. Also, some of that lack of motivation or completeness in decision making I found with Andrews previously is still showing up here, just not as badly. I would definitely have liked to see more development and more content in some scenarios. For example key conflict/battle scenes lasting only a few sentences, warranting even less or similar detail as warming up and sharing beef stew. Why? Also some of the decision making or discussions that should have elicited much thought-provoking conversation or at least inner turmoil and emotion were written with a level of stoicism that didn't really match the characters or the groups. Another case where, without a doubt, this would have been pushing a 5 star listen for me if the content was more developed.

All in all this was a fun listen however and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I notice that Pierce is no longer narrating though, it's Mark Shumka; he will definitely have his work cut out for him!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great story great characters I cant wait for more

Would you consider the audio edition of Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale to be better than the print version?

Did not read the book

What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?

Nope, this is the first time but I am adding him to my list of top narrators

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I really enjoyed the scene that involved the ambush and shootout at the Ross place.I thought the events and the aftermath were pretty realistic

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Very good book

This was a great book and I enjoyed the story very much. I was glad I did not have to read it in segments. That would have really taken away from the momentum of the story. The characters are believable and well developed. The narrator was great and represented the voices with the characters well. I recommend giving this book a try. I felt it was money well spent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Henryville, PA, United States
  • 02-25-16

Good story but now I want more.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I thought this was a good and entertaining book and would definitely recommend it to a friend.It definitely gets you thinking about the prepper lifestyle and how to prepare for an emergency situation.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Ben. There is something about a tough old geezer that doesn;t take any crap that holds a special place in my heart.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the scene that involved the ambush and shootout at the Ross place.I thought the events and the aftermath were pretty realistic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would not say I had an extreme reaction, no.

Any additional comments?

Kevin Pierce knocks it out of the park again. He definitely rates among my favorite narrators, maybe even my favorite! I will say my only real criticism of the book is it takes a while to really get going and then once it does it feels like it ends a bit abruptly. I hope they add more books to finish out the story and shed more light on the characters.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book- well written and well read

Would you consider the audio edition of Prepper's Crucible. Omnibus: An EMP Tale to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version. Get all my books on audible as I am dyslexic and takes too long to read the volume of books that I can listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a realistic rendition of what might happen in a grid down scenario if not a little optimistic. Nice and refreshing read in that most of the publications in this genre are so dark and with little optimism of a positive outcome.

Any additional comments?

Hope there are more coming in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • MW
  • 02-03-16

Preppers enjoy!

A good prepper story. Very entertaining. When I am looking for something to listen to I now click on Bobby Andrews to see if he has written anything new."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great narration.....Good story

Very good story, if a bit repititous.......can not get better narration Kevin Pierce is in a category by himself....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful