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Unexpected World Audiobook

Unexpected World: The EMP Survivor Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Author Chris Pike's debut novel Unexpected World is a gritty and compelling survival tale about human courage and steadfast determination to live, to endure, and to persevere against all odds. Assistant District Attorney Dillon Stockdale is on the phone with his daughter when an EMP obliterates the entire electrical grid of the United States. Anything relying on a computer is fried, including the plane his daughter is on. Gripped with the terrifying realization the plane has crash-landed somewhere in the expansive and dangerous landscape of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, Dillon sets out to rescue her before it's too late. A harrowing survival story with non-stop, pulse-pounding action, Unexpected World is a story of good vs. evil, of a complex narrative of fight or flight, and mind-bending choices resulting in profound consequences. Dillon Stockdale is determined, he's well-equipped, and nothing will stop him. Or will it?

©2016 Chris Pike (P)2016 Chris Pike

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    Charles Rippel 04-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story Line !"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Listened to it over about a 4 day period.


    Any additional comments?

    Kevin Pierce could read the phone book and it would be interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Neva Kingston, TN, United States 12-22-16
    Neva Kingston, TN, United States 12-22-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Father WIll do Anything to Rescue His Daughter"

    A great story - fast moving with a lot of action right from the start. Fast paced about a single father talking on the phone to his daughter who is on a plane that is about to land. Plane crashes due to an emp and father is determined to go rescue her. He is in Texas and she is in Louisiana. Him, his dog and a female companion/attorney that he has also rescued start out determined to find her and start life all over again.
    Story is too short but I enjoyed it and will get the next one. Didn't use a credit but paid for this since it was under 6 hrs not sorry I did but for the value I wish it was longer.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 11-27-16
    Lori 11-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great start to a series"
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    Great start to a series. I really enjoyed this story. It pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go until the end. It was an entertaining, well written, interesting, engaging and enjoyable story. Definitely worth your time.

    You never know where you will be when a disaster hits and your world changes.

    When SHTF your child is hundreds of miles from home. What lengths would you go to in order to find your child. If your Dillon Stockdale you'll will do anything in your power to find your child.

    Cassie Stockdale survived when plane she was on crashed. Has no idea where exactly she is or which direction to go in an effort to get help and eventually home. With little to no supplies, what's your next move?

    The story does end in a cliffhanger. Fortunately the second book in the series is already available on Audible.

    Kevin Pierce does a fantastic job with the narration. Great character voices. Clearly spoken. The narration flows smoothly at a nice even pace. He just has one of those voices that makes the characters and story come to life. I save his books for my road trips, listening to a story he narrates make me look forward to my weekly 9 hour trip.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin (Slingshot) 11-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A+++"

    I'm not sure what all the negative reviews are about. For a debut author this was outstanding.
    Along the styles of R.E McDermott and Franklin Horton. Downloading book 2 already.
    As usual Kevin Pierce does a great job narrating.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tess Zachary 11-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ending was terrible..."
    What did you love best about Unexpected World?

    I liked the connection with the man and his daughter. I also loved to court room drama


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog


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

    Best narrator on Audible


    Any additional comments?

    The ending was terrible. It isn't a mini series on TV, it is a book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa H. United States 11-23-16
    Lisa H. United States 11-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "More Drama than a Prepper Story"

    Story is about a father (Dillon) who is a rugged go-to type of guy. He is at work in the courthouse when an EMP is deployed over the United States. Dillon knows exactly what is happening when it does and has been stocking and keeping supplies at his home in case of this type of situation.

    His only daughter (Cassie) was on an airplane during the attack. After saving a co-worker (Holly) and helping those that he can, he goes to his house and gears up to head out to the site he thinks the plane crashed. Holly understands how far they will be traveling and tries to show Dillon that she can handle the situation. He knows in his heart that his daughter survived, but also knows that without any type of power, electronics, etc., she cannot call him for help and he cannot be sure of her safety until he gets there.

    Luckily his daughter has two other survivors (men) with her after the plane crash. One of which is a younger version of her dad, and possibly a love interest to her. Cassie and survivors head out of the swamp to find shelter, food and hopefully a way to get home to her dad.

    During this first book of the series, it is mostly about both parties heading towards each other and the difficulties of traveling over a country full of people struggling to stay alive.

    I took away one star as the story has some situations which seem glossed over. For instance one part of the story when Dillon and Holly go to his home (which is full of supplies) to pack up, they leave without giving any information or supplies to his neighbor (whom he interacts with in the story and is supposed to be friendly with).

    Otherwise I did enjoy the story and look forward to the next book. There is a really bad guy in it that we don't see a lot of in the first book, the preview of the next book sounds like he will be a big part of it.

    Kevin Pierce is one of my favorite narrators and did a great job with this. It's always a pleasure to hear his voice.

    I received this book for free from the narrator, author or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 11-24-16
    Adam 11-24-16
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    "First part of a potentially great story."

    Enjoyed this book, but it wouldn't make my top ten list of books in this genre. The narrator is absolutely superb! He made this book for me. I could listen to him read the telephone book... no, the IRS tax code... NO, a Hillary Clinton campaign speech! Enough about Kevin Pierce.

    Author doesn't go into too much detail about the lengths or details of the prepper's preparations. This will delight some listeners, but I was wanting maybe more.

    There is a huge hound dog and an alligator in this story, but don't take my word for it.


    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Georgia, USA 11-23-16
    Amazon Customer Georgia, USA 11-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and entertaining"

    Kevin Pierce did a great job as the narrator.

    Pretty good plot but not very much action. There are only two stories going on and I liked that format.

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    Amber 11-22-16
    Amber 11-22-16
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    "Outstanding"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good book to start the series. Full of suspense and kept me listening. As usual, the narrator did a very good job.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 11-22-16
    Jay 11-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "not like the others"

    this book is not like the others and I think so far is realistic in the terms of how obvious people are to the concept of an EMP.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Tom
    8/22/17
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    "Where are all the people?"
    Would you try another book written by Chris Pike or narrated by Kevin Pierce?

    Not unless I can be guaranteed that there is a better story line and character development than this one.


    Has Unexpected World put you off other books in this genre?

    No - I read One Second After, so I know decent books can be written on this subject.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favourite?

    They were all equally annoying. I didn't engage with any of them.


    Do you think Unexpected World needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not at these prices. If you are going to write a book try not to cheat your readers by splitting one rather thin story into a trilogy.


    Any additional comments?

    This is another book where ordinary people suddenly have extraordinary powers of stupidity. There is an EMP, but people seem to be able to move from place to place without suddenly meeting huge numbers of displaced people. You seem to have an unreal idea of just how much food and water you have to carry whilst looking for your daughter. Who has gone down in a plane crash, but you are able, without GPS, to go directly to the area of the crash site. You leave behind a safeish place, unprotected, and become an itinerant refugee armed only with your rugged good looks and a moral code. You go into the water with an alligator and manage both not to drown, or have anything worse than a few bruises. You have sex with a woman and then both of you act as if it didn't happen whilst still giving each other sidelong glance - please.
    If I want fairy stories I read the Brothers Grimm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ridgebacklandrovers
    2/28/17
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    "Very plausible"

    Enjoyed this book although I felt a bit cheated at only 6 hours long, should've just continued as book 2 is also short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    10/25/16
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    "a fantastic book, highly recommended"

    I can't wait to hear the next instalment, really liking the fact this is around an EMP rather than a zombie apocalypse, straight into the nitty gritty and how fast people turn on each other. great narration by Kevin

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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