The Island: Fallen Earth, Book 1

Narrated by: Robert Martinez
Series: Fallen Earth, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The fever struck hard and fast, rising out of the slums and claiming victim after victim. At first, reports trickled across the wire in small segments relegated to the final seconds of the broadcast news. Lost among stories of failing economies and political bickering, few noticed what proved to be the birth pangs of a monster. Within months, the disease dominated the news as thousands died and infection rates soared.

William Hill knew his chances of avoiding the virus sat squarely between slim and none. With experts predicting a global pandemic, his choices boiled down to not if, but where he would die. While the rest of the world built barricades and set up distribution points for food, he chose a simpler end. The island had been one of the last and best times with his father. He couldn't think of a better place to spend his final days.

He wanted sun and sand, fresh fish on the grill, and cool nights by the campfire. He wanted feel-good days filled with oldies on the radio, days when he could hoist the sails and run before the wind. He didn't set out to make enemies, but he did. He didn't plan on becoming humanity's last hope for survival, or watching over an old woman and an eerie little boy, either.

To William Hill, the island seemed as good a place as any to die.

He just didn't realize how good.

©2012 Michael R. Stark (P)2015 Michael R. Stark

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Good start to what will be an epic adventure

I really liked how this story starts and establishes the characters and plot. The writing style really helped to keep me interested and I really enjoyed the characters. The part I don't like is that this isn't the full story, it is pieces of a larger book. The good news is that there is a full book that you can get so you don't have to buy all the individual pieces. The only reason I give the story 4 stars is for the fact the books were originally piece meal.

I really liked how the book just grabs a hold of you and forces you to keep listening to know what is going on next. They tease you with some information about the fever, perfect setup for those currently dealing with Covid 19. I really liked the characters as they are an unlikely group to try to survive which I believe is heading towards an apocalypse.

Robert Martinez did a really good job with the narration. I liked his character voices a lot, but just his voice alone was excellent. He definitely has a story teller voice and was a huge part of why I liked the book so much.

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

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Story was interesting in the performance was very well done

If it had not been for the performance of the characters voices sounding so authentic I would not have enjoyed the book as much as I did.The narration was excellent.

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this is a good start to a great book. but we need the rest of it.

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  • Benny butthead
  • 06-15-17

I really wanted to like it, but it was soo boring.

I DONT WANT TO WRITE MORE, DON'T MAKE ME.
STOP TAKING FEEDBACK FROM THE PAPER BACKS. NARRATION IS 50% OF THE AUDIOBOOK!

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  • Trina H
  • 08-08-17

Only an introduction

This book introduces the characters and sets the scene but you will need to read the next book to really get into the story. Not sure if it grabs me enough for that.