An unputdownable EMP thriller with a brilliant twist! Best-selling EMP thriller author James Hunt, author of Surviving the Collapse and Static, which have collectively accumulated 200+ five-star reviews come together in this audio set for the first time....
The biggest solar flare since the 1859 Carrington Event is about to bring the world to its knees....
Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters....
An immense coronal mass ejection, the likes of which the modern world has never seen, blankets the Earth and destroys the power grid worldwide....
How do you fight an enemy when they're inside your mind? A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it's all that's left....
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village....
Coral survives deep in a cave but emerges days later to find the world transformed, with blackened trees, an ash-filled sky, and no living creatures stirring - except for her....
For reclusive germophobe, Frank Talbot, dealing with his crippling fear of contamination and germs has always been a challenge, but now he may have no choice....
This debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a romance that challenges everything....
As a prepper, Grayson Rowan was prepared for almost anything...anything other than being totally alone when the sh*t hits the fan....
After a contagion engulfs humanity, zombies rise to feast on the survivors, and they are not the worst monsters to come from this plague. But there is hope: Christian Hunt is immune....
Life in the frozen wastelands of Texas is anything but easy, but for Clay Whitaker there is always more at stake than mere survival.
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender. Women rule the East. Men rule the West....
Something dark and evil has awakened....
After the EMP: Darkness follows the Sloane family as they attempt to survive after a geomagnetic storm destroys the nation's power grid....
Meena and River have a lot in common: fathers forced to work away from home to make ends meet, grandmothers who mean the world to them, and faithful dogs....
For Alex, being left home alone for the weekend means the freedom to play his computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother....
As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda's struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all, hope, in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.
This is a good book, well written with characters that are very believable that you can sympathize with. Not Ann Frank, but not grossly far off. Others have written that politics and religion should have been left out of the book, but I think that these references certainly belong. One of the characters is expressing her opinion...isn't that normal? Don't people do that all of the time? As for the religious references...isn't that believable too? One of the characters uses the shade of religion to fleece the sheep of his congregation. What is the difference between that and television evangelist and others who continue to live the high life on the contributions of their congregations, contributions that they continue to elicit even now as the economy crumbles?
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
Hunger Games this is not. It is far more family-friendly is every way. That was my reason for picking this book - and if you have kids ages 9-14 and a long road trip, this may be a good pick for your family too - sure to lead to some interesting conversations.
But for the adults in the car BEWARE. The teen narrator will grate on your last nerve. For a good portion of the book I blamed the narrator - Emily Bauer - for the childish, whiny protagonist. But a bit more than halfway though, I realized that it was not how the words were read that was the problem - its the words themselves. The protagonist is supposedly 16 years old, but she sounds very much like she is 12. Her focus throughout the story (until the last 2 hours) is so vapid, whiny and self-obsessed that I had a hard time cheering for her survival. Oh how much better it could have been if the author had decided to give our young heroine some maturity, spunk, and/or intelligence from the get-go.
As far as end of the world survival - the family relies on a coincidence of good fortune that removes them from the true life or death struggle that the story attempts to portray. Apparently in this part of Pennsylvania looters and bandits do not exist, so the breakdown of civilization is downright Norman-Rockwellian. That being said, the author does an good job building on the tension of isolation and the claustrophobia that would grow as communication with the outside world is severed.
All in all - a very G-rated apocalyptic tale.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I almost gave up on this story that I bought for a family car ride. The beginning was terrible, but in the end, it was a pretty good book. Especially for my spoiled rotten preteen who lives for food and has never missed a meal.
The jabs at incompetent leaders and corrupt church officials are brief and I didn't feel like she was pushing politics.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
I have to agree that the beginning of this recording is hard to sit through. The narrator is whiny and annoying. I think she is trying to make the character sound like your average "not a real care in the world before the disaster" teenager, but it grated on my nerves. Once the story gets going, the narration is much better. I liked that the author took her time showing us what a typical family might endure if something like this were ever to happen.
I didn't mind the references to the president. I myself have mumbled gripes during certain presidential addresses. However, I do wish the mother had expressed herself a bit more than just saying "jerk" or "idiot". Without more explanation, the anger seemed displaced.
I didn't mind the religious references at all. I don't think the author was making a judgement call on ALL Christians...just those her character came in contact with.
Overall, I was pretty invested in the story. I found myself caring for the characters...all of whom are a little flawed...which I loved.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
This is a gripping story of a family struggling to stay together as everything around them - the entire world - is being torn apart around them.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Here we find the smallest and most vulnerable... standing up at the strongest spirit and most willing to find a way for us to survive.
this book will have you wanting the next book in the series.
the best book ever
Would you listen to Life as We Knew It again? Why?
yes it was just amazing and i totally got the book and it all made sense
What did you like best about this story?
that everyone works together to make things better for there life
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
"come on come on we have to work together"
Any additional comments?
i reccomend this book a lot it is great if u love to read about working together and working as a team.
Amazing Book! I love it so much! Can't wait for the other books! So in love!
this really speaks to that post disaster world, you're apart of their family, apart of their pain
This book is absorbing and very thought provoking. I am listening avidly but will not let my ten year old hear it yet. I think young adult is definitely the category here. The book is well written and the narration is excellent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A real thought provoking story, well read and just the right length of time. Liked it a lot.
she will not find it too depressing lots of love.
words to make the count up as I am on a bike.