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During the largest winter storm in a 100 years, America is hit with a multi-pronged cyberattack that destroys the power grid, crippling the country at the worst possible moment. Like millions of others, Nate Bauer and his pregnant wife Amy are bracing for the coming storm, when the lights go out.

For years, living in the shadow of a nuclear power plant had been a source of employment and security for their tiny community. Except, hidden deep within the malignant code are instructions that could push the plant into meltdown.

Trapped between fire and ice, and with the country collapsing around them, Nate and his family are about to face the toughest decision of their lives.

America Offline: Zero Day is a nail-biting, post-apocalyptic ride, perfect for fans of EMP and survival fiction.

©2020 William H. Weber (P)2020 William H. Weber

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  • Sara B
  • 08-05-2020

Great Action & Suspense

America Offline is a thrilling post-apocalyptic story with a gripping plot. The severity of a cyberattack with the precise timing and during a relentless winter storm sets off a domino effect of one catastrophe after another. The loss of resources and the magnitude of the attack has a crumbling impact on the fabric of society, thus resulting in a total collapse. The build-up of intensity is terrific, with a high degree of unpredictability and action. The characters are phenomenally developed, ordinary, and authentic; both their interaction and the dialog are natural. The storyline is engaging, centering around, Nate Bauer, a prepper and his wife Amy, who happens to be pregnant, and their survival as the world they know crumble around them. Despite being a prepper, Nate finds himself challenged, dealing with uncertainty in his plans, and a situation that is going fast out of control. Gary Tiedemann does an outstanding job with the narration, injecting the emotions and intensity found in the pages, bringing the story to life. The series is intriguing with a different take on this genre, one I highly recommend. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Raelyn Houston
  • 28-05-2020

Narrator Really Made This Book Fantastic

I must say that I really loved this narrator. He did and excellent job with all the voices and carried the differences ranges of emotion well. The book was really good. I have a weird fascination with post-apocalyptic genre books, and this one was pretty good. People weren’t all crazy and shooting each other every chance they got like in most of these books. It felt very realistic in that manner. Parts of it felt like something I would never come across in my lifetime even if we did have a full grid shutdown, but that didn’t lessen the fun of listening to the book and didn’t even seem all that far fetched. I enjoyed the book and have already purchased the next book in the series because I really want to know what happens to this little family. I received this book for free from Audiobook Boom at my request.

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  • DCGrits
  • 18-05-2020

Story line is senseless

Finished it but story line is not believable. Doubt you can be in a radioactive area for as long as the Main Character is, regardless how many iodine pills you pop, and survive unscathed. And the set up for the bad guys is ridiculous. But then for the survivors to be bussed from a rural town into a main city in the midst of an apocalypse as a survival option is insane. Won’t be getting the next in this series.

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  • B VanDyk
  • 17-05-2020

A great entry into the apocalyptic event world

I enjoy the apocalyptic genre as a whole. This book through a couple of twists in that I really enjoyed, Performance was done well. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Deedra
  • 27-07-2020

America Offline

I really liked this book.The snowstorm of the century ,the power grid down,coincidence?Sadly no.Gary Tiedemann narrate this story nicely. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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  • Cycletrash56
  • 30-06-2020

Good EOTWAWKI Story

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of America Offline: Zero Day - America Offline, Book 1 by William H. Weber and narrated by Gary Tiedemann. This was a good EOTWAWKI story. Plot was consistent with this genre. For me this was a slightly above average story. I had some issues with some of the technical details but this is a work of fiction. I did like the characters, especially the wolf. The narrator did okay for the story. At the start of every chapter an irritating sound was played. I don’t know what this was for but I found it distracting. I am curious to see what happens in the next book.

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  • HeXeH
  • 02-06-2020

A gripping tale of when things go bad

From the description of this book I thought it was going to be more science-fiction when instead the book turned out more to be a survival/fiction type of story. Dont get me wrong, the story was great! I just kept waiting for something more syfi to happen because that is typically what I am more interested in. The story is a modern scenario with modern references - it fits in perfect for 2020. 10-20 years from now, I am unsure how the references that are put in this book will hold up, but other than that the whole story is very solid. The action scenes are truly gripping and Gary Tiedemann does an absolutely fantastic job with his different characters and overall narration! A couple things that keep this from being a 5 - At the beginning of the chapters they play this weird audio buzz noise, but then it goes away for like 20 or so chapters - then comes back again. Very weird decision that always took me out of the story and made me wonder why it was added. The other thing that threw me off was the pacing at the end of the book where it goes to the climatic end... to me it just kind of felt off from the rest of the book and was added to make the book more exciting. Dont get me wrong, it was a really well done scene - but it just felt kind of out of place. Overall I recommend checking out this book if you are looking for an "End of the world" type story of when things go bad. I am curious to see where the story goes and plan to pick up the sequel to this book especially if Gary Tiedemann is narrating again! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. My review does not spoil anything and shares my thoughts on this book after I have completed it.

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  • Maly C
  • 28-05-2020

Great Book

Great listen! Great Narration! couldn't put it down! On to the second book! Great addition to my library!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-05-2020

Not what I expected

I guess to me I love post-apocalyptic fiction because I want to know what people would do in order to survive, but a few hours into this book and nothing is really happening except he picked up his family who lives a few blocks away. It feels like he's droning on and on about pointless and stupid things and I find my mind wandering as I'm listening and I have no idea what's been said. The storyline seems interesting but as of now I'm really having trouble finishing this book. I was given this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review.

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 17-05-2020

A great story to listen to!

I have been a fan of this genre for at least 40 years. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I like how William H. Weber paced this book. He slowed down at the right moments to dig deeper into a subject, then picked up the pace afterwards. Mr. Weber should be a great read for all who love this genre. Gary Tiedemann did an outstanding job narrating this book. I believe this is the first audio book that I listened to his narration. I highly recommend this book to all. Now for the obligatory: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rayc
  • 05-09-2020

Great post apoc by a master

1st rate post apoc by a master of his craft. A real pleasure to read a well crafted story in this genre. Highly recommended

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