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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Chris Pike brings a fresh voice to the post-apocalyptic genre with another pulse-pounding, harrowing story about survival.

He was a man of quiet faith and determined courage who lived by an unwavering code of honor. He was a firm believer that the good guys would win and the bad guys would lose, although it didn't mean there wouldn't be casualties or injuries in the process of winning. EMP survivor Chris Chandler wasn't one to back away from overwhelming odds, and as of now, the odds weren't stacked in his favor. One way or the other, people were going to get hurt here or killed.

Amanda Hardy and Chris Chandler have been living comfortably at the Double H Ranch where they took sanctuary after the EMP. Deciding it was time to head to Austin, where they both have relatives, they leave the safety of the ranch to embark on a journey filled with unknown perils.

They have meticulously planned for the trip, carrying extra food, ammo, and water, and they think they are prepared for every possible contingency, except for one. Amanda hasn't been completely truthful with Chandler about her past - a past that will have tragic consequences.

©2017 Chris Pike (P)2017 Chris Pike

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Great book

Nice to hear a book with no F bombs. it proves it can be done. Great job!!!

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Excellent read

I have read all three books in The EMP Survivor Series and really enjoyed them.
I like to listen and read especially, if the narrator is good. It really makes the story came a live for me. Kevin Piece is my favorite narrator and as usual he did a wonderful job.

I am anxiously awaiting the release of Chris Pike's other 2 books.

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A+

This series is a little predictable and unrealistic at times though but if you can over look that fact its a great story.

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Adventure awaits the reader

A good read/listen for those wanting an adventure story after a EMP. The author does a great job of storytelling.

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Will the story continue or is this it?

What it the next challenge? Do they get married? Does she leave? Does Cowboy get back home? Does Luke get better timing?

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Great series!

I am really enjoying this series. The way Mr Pike has allowed us to follow along as some of the newer characters of book 2, of the series, headed off on their own journey is great! Narrator, Mr Pierce is wonderful as always!! I am really looking forward to book 4!

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  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 03-08-17

An Action Packed Post-Apocalyptic Tale

It's been a fun process to follow Pike's writing from books one until book three. It started strong but has really picked up in Unknown World. Pike knows how to weave a few stories into one without taking away from the overall story arc.

Unknown World's main storyline is Chandler and Amanda traveling across Texas to get to her aunt's ranch. Of course along the way they run into lots of trouble from more than one type of person. I won't ruin who or what happens, but I will tell you that it involved two different 'baddies' that really cranked the action up to 11.

Both Chandler and Amanda are pretty well explained in the first two books, but we are treated to a little more back story on Amanda -- which ends up having a pretty big part of the story. I like reading a book and thinking that I know the characters and then an author can throw in a story you didn't know or didn't expect and it changes everything.

My favorite part of Unknown World came when we are introduced to Chandlers brother and his ability to always pick the wrong moment. I found myself laughing at the parts with his brother, especially in the final "bonus" story.

The narration for Unknown World was done by the Post-Apocalyptic master Kevin Pierce, who, surprise surprise, does a great job. He's narrated the first two books and I'm glad that he was brought back to narrate the third.

Overall, this book was really enjoyable. I could tell that book two was leading up to something, but this wasn't at all what I expected. It had a lot more action and a lot more human connection than the first 2 books. Which really 'matured' the series a bit (don't worry it's not heavy like some post-apocalyptic books can be).

I honestly could have left the series here. I wasn't sure if this was going to be a three book series or more when I started it, but I would be happy with the way it ended. With that being said, I know that Pike is writing the fourth right now that's due out sometime in 2017.

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great story told by awesome narrator

good readers bring a lot of stories out better, no misplaced emphasis. you hear exactly what the author wsnts,you to here. waiting on #4 and hope it comes soon.

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and another girl with a jerk ex-boyfriend

The story is not as violent as some of the post-EMP books. There is plenty of violence, but it's not as massive as in other tales I've read.

Chandler and Amanda head to Austin to reunite her with her aunt she doesn't like and who doesn't care about her. Coincidence: Chandler also lives in Austin so they go to his place first. These girls just haven't made good choices. First Holly's ex-boyfriend is a jerk trying to kill her, and now Amanda's ex wants something from her. It gets a bit predictable and you figure out the "mystery" long before they do. On the way there Amanda proves time and again that she's more sass than brains, and she's very lucky she didn't get Chandler killed.

It's all entertaining and very possible. You just now know that you need to learn to shoot and to stock up on ammo, cuz if it ain't zombies, it's gonna be your desperate neighbors and old boyfriends.

I enjoyed reading the three books even though some of the language is trite (like a kid on Christmas morning), and the situations are predictable. The narration is pretty good, though not stellar. Probably a read-it-once.

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contrived story, poorly written

This was contrived story, poorly developed/written. Not as good as the first two in the series, which were just OK. The author is not particularly skilled or adept at creating a mature, well developed storyline.

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