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How long would you last?

It's been two weeks since the EMP. Getting out was just the beginning. Staying alive is proving harder than anyone could have imagined. Max knows people will come from the cities. He knows they'll be ready to fight, to do whatever it takes to ensure their own survival. Will he be able to lead the others in the defense of the farmhouse, even when he's still recovering from his injuries? Georgia is in charge of hunting. Each trip into the woods brings her closer to danger. It's just a matter of time before she runs into people who will do anything to get her gun and her gear. How dangerous do things have to get before she stops trying to provide for her kids? John is Max's estranged brother. He'd always made fun of Max for worrying about being prepared. Now, he's trapped in his upscale apartment with no gear and no food. He's wishing he was more like his brother. Does he want to have what it takes to try to get out of the city?

©2017 Ryan Westfield (P)2017 Ryan Westfield

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  • GMJ
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  • 06-19-18

Confiscation ideology issues are a constant theme.

This being the 2nd in the series, I was hoping morality would make a strong showing. I was wrong. Whenever there is a perceived need, that is justification enough to wantonly take from others.

It belies the premise of humanity & jumped straight into animalistic behavior from the first day in the first book. It was never explained away. Never made to reason. Just a dog eat dog mindset with platitudes and "many miles before I sleep".

Should that not be a concern, the rest of the book & the writing therein is a bit addictive. Be it not for waiting for a come to Jesus moment or a severe humbling. There is too much rampant "man's inhumanity to man" emanating from the main characters and it undermines the storyline.

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okay story, improbable actions by the characters

Not sure if the author lacks imagination or tactical common sense, or if he's just trying to create the stupidest moronic but luckiest characters in the world.
You're traveling down the road, being followed by bad guys who you are certain are wanting to do you harm. My very first thought is no problem make a turn off, stopping the road, lift the hood and pretend to be having car troubles. For people with rifles get in the woods on each side of the roadway and ambushed the bad guys when they stop. Easy peasy too bad guys down, very little risk to the good guys and gals. How could this not have even been brought up as a suggestion by the characters? So then the two characters with their convoluted silly logic decide the only way to go is a standoff. Why would Georgia wait until the fight between the two men is over to take out the other bad guy? She should have shot the other guy as soon as the two preparing to hand and fight had set their guns down.
These people as I said are either the stupidest yet luckiest people in the world as portrayed by the author, or the author just isn't very realistic and how people would act. Not sure if I'll be able to listen to another one of these books by this author, I can only bang my head against my steering wheel and scream stupid stupid stupid so many times before I get brain damage. Hmmm, note to author, pad your steering wheel.

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now what

found at the ending left me hanging to assume and make up my own ending

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A better title would be Nights of the Living Dumb"

What did you like best about Staying Alive? What did you like least?

Major disappointment from the first book in the series....if it hadn't been for Kevin Pierce's narration I would never have finished it......was it done "tongue in cheek"?

Since there was 2 brother characters of equal irrelevance....another title could "Dumb and Dumber" .

I have listened to over 200 dystopian books on Audible.......this was not something I would tell my friends to read.

Could you see Staying Alive being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No Way......

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Once again,

It’s a decent story but the timeline just doesn’t work for me. People getting way too used to seeing dead bodies the travel and if I’m correct in the two books it’s only been three weeks? Way too much way too soon. Keep trying

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Great Book

I really enjoyed it I was hooded on to every word can't wait to start part 3

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Good story

Great narrator as always. Good story, going to purchase the next in the series. This story was a little bit slower than the first for me but it was enough to keep me interested and continuing the series.

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Jumps around

Well done but it jumps from one persons story to anothers too much. Some content gets lost.

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possibly the worst audio book ever.

this is one of the worst audiobooks I have never listened to I bought a 300 books and this is right up there at the absolute worst. this story was horrible the only thing that had any Appeals is the narrator Kevin Pierce. I actually feel bad for him that he had to read this.

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Prime example of someone not doing his research

When an EMP hit nothing works including cars. A bunch of people who have absolutely no common sense. Supplies are not important. Checking people’s back packs is an after thought. I will not be purchasing book three if there is one. Kevin Pearce does his normal great job.