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Publisher's Summary

Jack Miller isn't too worried about the apocalypse. He has been prepping for a few years and has a basement stocked with the food and supplies his family needs to ride out a disaster. Today though, he is out of town on a business trip. An EMP strike delivered by a rogue nation leaves him stranded over a thousand miles away from his home. This is the last place he expected to be during a disaster. He sets out on an epic journey home armed only with his know-how and survival skills. What he encounters leaves him questioning how prepared any lone man can be.

Amy Miller is all set to enjoy a well-deserved vacation day. She's a hard-working mother of two with a full-time career and rarely has a quiet moment to herself. The EMP throws a wrench in the works and leaves her unprepared for the chaos to follow. With the city falling down around her ears, she is pushed to the limit. Her suburban home is well-stocked with supplies, but she clings to the hope that order will be restored.

Faced with the darker side of humanity, will she overcome her inhibitions and do whatever it takes to protect her family?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 John Winchester (P)2018 Tantor

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Anxiety Inducing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend this book because the story line is flawless and you are right there along side of the characters. I must admit that at times I felt my anxiety welling but then there was that little thing that had me laughing out loud that brought me safely back along with the characters situation.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wyatt is my favorite character because he reminds me of a old uncle with the things he would say and do.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is when 14yr old Kenny takes his shot at the bad guy and saves his mom.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book will have you stressing and laughing at the same time. I just loved it and I am now going to listen to book 2. I cant wait to see where the families journey takes them now and to see what the kids think of Wyatt.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Wow

An incredible real life account of how life will be. This is my 232 audiobook and this one is in the top 10

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Worth a 2nd, 3rd and more listen

Good prepper novel. Could also have been headlined DOING IS BETTER THAN READING...John discovered doing not the same as reading, for example he thought he knew how to set a snare because he had read how to do it, but caught nothing until a companion showed him how. John had a college degree and a computer job, but his companion, who appeared lowly, had knowledge and experience crucial to John's survival.

Entertaining while extolling practical skills.

John's wife made enough good decisions to keep her kids safe.

I am going to listen to this again, probably several times.

I recommend this book.

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Great book

I was impressed with the situations that the characters encountered throughout the story. Additionally, there were several survival tips woven into the plot which I always enjoy. I read the SHTF books a lot and recommend trying this book out. It stands out from the others. The sequel is the next book on my list. Enjoy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Don't Go In The Basement!

You know when you are watching a scary movie and the stupid teenager goes into the basement and you shout at the tv, "Don't go in the basement." or "Look out behind you." That is how this entire story was for me. The characters seemed to stupid to have survived. Only two characters deserved to live through the crisis. I will not listen to the remaining books in the series.

Having said that, there were lessons to be learned. A listener who is new to the genre might learn a few things.

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a story of family, survival and courage.

a smaller post apolcalyptic story, but heartwarming . about a family facing disaster and getting back to each other. I liked this book.

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above-average book

for everything that occurs in this timeline it seems like the story lacked some depth. it seems a whole lot more time could have been spent on Jacks trip and the challenges he faced.

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Don't buy

I've listened to a lot of post apocalyptic stories. This story is weak and the narration is sub par. Do not buy. Waste of time and money

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okay story, Narrator needs better range

Would you try another book from John Winchester and/or Travis Baldree?

yes for the John Winchester , no for Travis Baldree

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

generally the same as most in the same family

Would you be willing to try another one of Travis Baldree’s performances?

No, I felt like the narrators voice would be better suited for Horror books. His voice made every charter sound sinister and just not suited for this type of series. also the narrators voice was personalty overall irritating to me no disrespect meant. just not a good match for this kind of series.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

interest

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Couldn’t get past 10 min of this guys voice

Seems like a good story but this narrator is horrible. I couldn’t take it anymore after 10 min

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