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In a powerless world, only the strong will survive the lawless....

After an EMP cripples the country, Colby and Alicia embark on the dangerous trek out of the city to survive. On the treacherous journey home to Humboldt County, a deadly encounter leads to Colby being brought back from the brink of death by strangers. Waking up and suffering amnesia, can he stay alive long enough to unravel what happened? 

Meanwhile, in Humboldt, the battle for survival continues as food, fuel, and medicine shortages force locals to the point of desperation. After Sheriff Dan Wilder discovers three bodies hanging from the Alderpoint bridge, he struggles to maintain order and keep the feuding Strickland and Riker families from tearing each other apart. Amid new threats rising, a mysterious group enters the town with an offer he can’t refuse, but can they be trusted?

Survive the Lawless is the second explosive book in A Powerless World saga. This pause-resisting post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series is about two ordinary, feuding families fighting for survival in a world gone dark.

©2021 Jack Hunt (P)2021 Jack Hunt

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Fascinating!

I loved this book! The story had my attention from the beginning. It makes you think about what would happen if and EMP happen to our world. It is extremely fascinating to follow the people through out their ordeal. I would definitely recommend this story!
The narrator does a fabulous job with the characters and the voices of each character making it easy to distinguish between all the characters. He does an amazing job.

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A good story continues, after some transition

This continues to be a really great series, I'm totally hooked. This novel is more of a transition from where everything started off in LA as they make their way north. That's alot of territory to cover. Some writers fill this with endless fights, blood gore and no character connections. I appreciate the Mr. Hunt took a more novel tact.

I don't give away plots or details, the writers summary does that better than I could hope to. I can tell you that this audiobook was a great and worthwhile listen. I was totally engrossed in the story, completing this in one weekend listen.

Miles Meili's narration here is his usual excellent performance.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Great sequel!

This is one of those rare situations where the sequel is better than the original. That seems to be a rare occurrence in book series. The first book was great but this one was better and very unpredictable!


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Trouble Brews in Humboldt County

The 2nd book of Jack Hunt’s ‘Powerless World’ series begins with a surprising and absolutely terrific twist. On his way from LA to Humboldt County, Colby is nearly killed and when he recovers, he has amnesia. What follows is a story-line that turns into a mystery. Where are Alicia and Kane? Can Colby find those responsible for his injuries? Will he recover his memories?

At the same time, the Rikers and Stricklands are playing the retaliation game after the murder of three Strickland brothers. While Mama Riker and Hank Strickland each think they have the upper hand in Humboldt, the reader learns there are other players they should worry about. And Sheriff Dan, bless him, is out of his depth in the chaos.

Jack Hunt writes my favorite action scenes; this book being no exception. He has a wonderful ability to create suspense and tension that has the reader on the edge of their seat. The plotting is terrific. With elliptical storytelling, he connects an event from the start of the book to a tragic consequence at the end. I had an ‘a-ha moment' and got a little teary-eyed. This book definitely held my interest and I am anxious to read the next one of the series.

For me, Miles Meili is the best narrator of the post-apocalyptic genre. Everything about his performance, the cadence and tone perfectly suit Hunt’s stories.

This audiobook was given to me as a free review copy, that I requested, and have now written this voluntary opinion.

Highly recommended.

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Wrong answer!

This second volume centers on the escalating feud between the Rikers and the Stricklands. Colby is slowly recovering his memory as events, locations, or conversations jog his thoughts. At first, I thought it odd that Colby had no problem shooting people but perhaps muscle memory had more to do with that. Alicia and Kane are unfortunately absent for most of this volume. I missed Kane, he is my favorite. Additional characters and town history are revealed as we follow Colby’s investigation into his memory. The story drags a little but it is still good. I look forward to the next volume to discover how this all turns out. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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2nd in Series

I’m totally enjoying this series but recommend reading/listen to 1st book to understand the characters. Love the characters of Colby, Alicia, Daisy and Kane (the dog). It was a surprise Colby could survive at all. It is full of violent action especially due to Spider with a lot of riff raff between the Strickland’s and Riker’s, who will be the victors. Cannot wait for Defend The Homestead is on audible. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank You

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Plus or Minus six hour episodes is greedy

I had high hopes for the overall context of story and characters . Unfortunately the shark was jumped one too many times. The plausibility factor weakened to to the point where I won’t be back. Especially when factored with the short episodic length.

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  • Missgotty
  • 05-21-21

Family Feuds

Book 2 mainly focuses on the feuds between the two waring families targeting each other back and forth, and Colby's amnesia which I wasn't a fan of. It was quite a short, tame 'filler' book which obviously leads onto book 3, where I imagine a lot more happens.

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  • Julie
  • 04-19-21

A lawless world

I enjoyed this book but you need to have read or listened to the first book to know what is is going on, also the story continues on into the the next book so be prepared to get the next book because you will want to know what happens. I did enjoy this book but think I preferred the first book because it was set more in a big city with bad guy's chasing the hero and you really get a feel for how the EMP pulse has effected every day life, where as this book is mainly just feuding families in a town where the law is losing control. Kane (the dog, who was my favourite character) was sadly missing from most of the story. However the characters are like able (if they survived) and the author really gives you a sense of the desperation the characters feel and what they must do to live. I hope the next book comes out quickly.
Colby has made it out of the city but life out in the country is just as dangerous. Especially when you wake up in a strange bed with no memory of who are. The only thing you remember is a spider tattoo. Finding the man wearing the tattoo could prove to be deadly but the closer he gets and the more people he talks to the more he begins to remember. Just who is the woman named Alicia? And why is it easier to picture a dog than her? Will be be able to find them or have they fearing him dead moved on already? At the same time in his home town the war between the Strickland and Riker's is heating up and bodies are once again beginning to drop like flies. Will any body still be alive by the time Colby gets his memory back?
I liked the narrator as he used different voices for each of the characters and the story flowed along nicely under his care.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.