Society crumbles after an EMP attack, and the terrifying nightmare has only just begun....
Three people from different walks of life each experience the end of America. Cassy is a 33-year-old prepper and single mother, away on business. Ethan is a hacker and conspiracy nut living underground. Frank is a family man out camping with friends and family. When a devastating EMP attack in the middle of the night destroys America's infrastructure, they are propelled on an unforgettable journey across an ocean of chaos to reach safety...Safety from an unknown invader and from once-fellow Americans now hungry and desperate. Dark New World is a prepper story of survival and the fight to retain humanity in the face of an apocalyptic event.
©2016 JJ Holden & Henry Gene Foster (P)2016 JJ Holden & Henry Gene Foster
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As always, Kevin Pierce is an excellent narrator! I always enjoy his work! He's an excellent story teller and does a great job with character voices! I love a good post apocalyptic or post disaster story. Looking forward to book 2!
"After an EMP, it really is a Dark New World"
An EMP has gone off and now power is out everywhere around them. Follow numerous people as they try to survive in this ever changing dark new world.
The narration was done by Kevin Pierce. This is the second prepper series that I’ve listened to that Pierce has narrated and I will reiterate that he has the perfect “prepper” type voice. Granted one of the main characters in Dark New World is a female, his voice still captures the prepper mentality really well and adds a lot to this novel.
There were definitely some scenes in this story that were incredibly realistic, I just feel that the timelines were a little shorter than one would expect. But, I’m an optimist. In Dark New World, things seem to fall apart much faster than I would expect. (Things started to go south within a day, I would probably expect 2-3 days before the “real” humanity would come out to play).
Not much is said about the enemy that these people are running away from and being engaged by, and I think that it’s left that way so that the reader can imagine any number of enemies that they want to. The EMP attack that starts this book off was really well explained and I think that some of the peoples reactions to it were also really spot on.
Part prepper and past post-apocalyptic (they kind of go hand-in-hand), Dark New World was an interesting read full of strong characters and what would happen to good and trusting people once society beings breaking down.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
"Short but refreshing story"
Dont let the short time of the book deter you. The storyline is typical for the genre but it is well written and moves along nicely. Glad I bought it.
"Brings the book alive"
Once again Kevin Pierce does a great job as a narrator. The book itself has just enough uniqueness to allow it to remain interesting to someone who has read just about every other story in the genre. Good job.
Great story! Lots of action and definitely kept us awake on road trip. Highly recommend.
"Educational and Entertaining"
It was difficult to tell when one chapter ended and another started. Many characters to follow.
Cassy with good instincts and willing to learn. Tough, and willing to keep on keeping on. Did not wish to through in the towel and let her people down.
If I read the book, I could tell where the chapters started and ended. He does have a strong voice.
It made me wish to join the group and help them fight. I very much hated Pete who was bound and determined to make Cassy pay for escaping.
It wasn't until the end of the second book that I knew who the REALLY bad guys were.
"An awesome start of a series"
Revenge of the almost rape scene
I was provided with this audiobook in exchange for an honest review
"A fresh breath of air..."
Everything from the plot and characters down to the narrator are 5 stars. The premiss is similar yet very different than anything out there at the moment.
For the first 6 chapters I found myself waiting for that cringe you get when you meet the first zombies and thank God there are none. Instead you find yourself rooting for the good guys as they battle against enemies of their own kind, foreign invaders and a scorched earth battle plan.
You have unlikely enemies and allies coming together to fight against what to most would be insurmountable odds that would make the best of us curl up and check out.
Even better is the amount of useful information not found in the hundreds of other books like this... From the 5 C's down to inspiring the reader to look up EMT classes at your local community college.
I will admit I passed on this book a few times based solely on the length of the book because I am drawn to longer stories first but TAKE MY ADVICE and buy it... I now have another book to add to my list of checking back daily to see if the next one is out yet! So hurry up already :0)
"Really good story!"
Endurance, love and friendship
Cassy, she had the strength and knowledge to survive and work her way to her family after the world as we know it ended!
Cassy and Ethan!
Getting home after the world gone to pots!
It is good to be prepared for things to come.
"good development of characters. story is engaging"
love to hear Kevin Pearce read anything! he keeps his characters entertaining and keeps me interested. this story is developing nicely...onto book 2!
"good entertaining book."
plot was a little sketchy and characters still a little vague but over all good read and would recommend. not the best I've read but defo up there.
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