Would you have the mindset to survive?
To provide for and defend the ones you love at all costs?
Willing to confront the depravity of man?
This is a true story, it just hasn't happened yet.
Book one of this new post-apocalyptic survival fiction series, 36 Hours, provided the listener a glimpse into the rapid decline of society once word of the catastrophic solar flare racing towards Earth began to spread.
Book two, Zero Hour, continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.
The Rymans weren't preppers and had no concept of what prepping entails. They applied common sense, logic, and a will to survive to their decision-making as they prepared for the post-apocalyptic world created by the EMP.
The dangers they face are not from the solar flare itself, but from their fellow man. Who can they count on? Who is a threat? The words of Colton Ryman's grandfather repeated in his mind.
Never underestimate the depravity of man!
Note: This book does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults. Although some scenes depict the realistic threat our nation faces from a devastating solar flare, and the societal collapse which will result in the aftermath, it does not contain graphic scenes typical of other books in the post-apocalyptic genre.
©2016 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2016 Bobby Akart Inc.
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"Great follow-up to 36 Hours"
Don't have time to read due to lot's of driving with my work!
I've listened to several survival series so there are definitely common elements in almost all of them. What set this book a part was that the setting for the entire books was within a residential neighborhood of mostly unprepared folks.
Kevin Pierce...nuff said
On all of Bobby's books!
"Great book loved it"
This is fiction? because you almost feel it's really happening. I couldn't stop listening
"wow, great book! as good as the first!"
This book did not disappoint! and was very worth the credit i used on it.
This book picks up right after book one. If you loved book one, 36 Hours, this is a must read.
it starts out fast, and doesn't let up till the end. It kind of scary wondering if something like this could happen, and even more scarier if things turn out like this book. I found it to be a very real perspective if something like this was to occur.
I can't wait for book 3 to come out on audio.
Bobby Akart and Kevin Pierce deliver again.
Good character development, interesting storyline, believable scenarios. Just regular people and their flaws in a disaster.
This book hits home with me and probably a lot of other Dads with girls living under an H.O.A.
The action ratchets up from the first book. Excited for part three!
"Great Story!!!! Great Narration!!!"
I found myself following the words to "what must I do next". This story is so believable, it puts you in the moment and into the thoughts of Colton, Madison and Alexis. As too this could be happening right here and right now. I am anxiously awaiting the next in this series. Wow.
"The Ryman’s are prepped, but are they prepared?"
The Blackout series continues with Zero Hour — the EMP from the sun has hit, causing everyone and everything to be thrown into the dark ages. No electronics work, and very few of the amenities that people are used to are working anymore. The Ryman family prepared as best they could, but were they prepared for what comes next?
Kevin Pierce narrates Zero Hour and obviously knocks it out of the park. Pierce just has that perfect voice for this type of story, no matter who is telling it inside of the book. Pierce is the go-to guy for Post-Apocalyptic fiction and I haven’t heard another narrator that can compete. Just look at Pierce’s backlog and you’ll see what I mean. Or check out the vast amount of books I’ve reviewed of his and you’ll see.
Zero Hour picks right up where 36 Hours left off. The book jumps right into the action as the Solar flare turned EMP turns everything off. It’s supposed to be the great equalizer, but it only takes those back who are not prepared. The Ryman family was prepared and this story follows them as they continue to prep and defend their homes.
The story itself was really well thought out, from the anticipation of it hitting in 36 hours to it actually being here and the “now what” feeling that most people would have. Akart really knows how to write fiction that keeps readers interested.
Zero Hour was no different. Each Ryman had their own way of dealing with things and each one of them were on display in this book. I found myself liking them more and more and rooting for their every move. The book goes through a lot of “what if” scenarios, even if you lived in a suburban area like the Ryman’s do.
Overall, Zero Hour took all of the anticipation of 36 Hours and brought it down on everyone. It was a fast-paced book full of twists and turns. And it was easily one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in this genre in a while.
I received a copy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
An excellent series, a bit short but it held my attention through out. I can't wait for Turning Point
"Great Narrator reads a great series!"
Kevin Pierce makes all the books he reads even better! This was a pretty cool change from typical apocalyptic/prepper books, the family had to prep as they went and think on their toes.
"Good follow-up to book one."
Better than the first book but a little rushed at times. Still a little hard to believe that such a pampered family could so quickly adapt to such a drastic lifestyle change.
I loved the book, looking forward to next in series. I unfortunately believe this is possible just praying not in my lifetime.
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