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The final book in the postapocalyptic Breakers series.

©2015 Edward W. Robertson (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Great wrap up of the series

Would you listen to Blackout again? Why?

I can see myself listening to the whole breakers series again at some point. I took a bit to get into it through book 1, but after book 2/3 I actually thought that was it for the series until I found all the rest of them and just binged through the remaining audibooks.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackout?

Everything Walt does is comedy gold, he just has great comedic timing.

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Hook, line and sinker

This series had me enthralled from the very beginning!
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Excellent series!

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Well rounded and entertaining

The whole series was a very enjoyable story. Great mix of characters and individual dialogue. The twists and turns went entirely predictable and not to outlandish. I feel a bit sad that it's all over.

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  • Eco-Emancipator
  • 05-01-2017

I love everything about this series

Breakers starts as an outbreak story, then becomes a post-apocalyptic survival story, then an alien invasion story, then a war story. I'm a sucker for several of those story archetypes, so this is right up my alley, but Breakers transcends all that by being something more. Breakers is about people, both human and alien people, finding a way to keep going despite the odds against them. It starts with discrete groups of people in different places, but Robertson weaves their stories together, so that it keeps coming back to some of the key players. It was like meeting up with old friends every time he'd come back to folks I hadn't heard from in a novel or two. The characters are whole, flawed beings, and Robertson spent enough time on them to make them real, something that some authors don't do.

I didn't love the narrator at first. A little too gruff and dramatic, but he grew on me, probably because I loved the story so much that I started associating his voice with something I loved.

The series ends beautifully, with wistfulness and hope, and it left me in tears. Thank you, Mr. Robertson.

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  • Patti
  • 22-01-2017

A riveting finale for the Breakers series

As this book concludes, one can only be fascinated by the possible centuries-later sequels that might be ahead. As an avid reader, I'm enthralled by the thought.

As for this finale, it pulls together all the surviving lead characters of the series and weaves their lives, their adventures and their conflicts into a can't-put-it-down tale.

As always, Raina is a fascinating mix of cunning animal and an increasingly perceptive young woman. Walt remains Mr. Grit and incredibly also Mr. Luck. Mauser stands fast as an ineloquent but wise second and Ness and Sebastian remain the most unlikely but loyal pair of friends I've encountered in 6+decades or reading science fiction.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-02-2018

FASCINATING SERIES

I got started on this series as deal of the day, 1st 3 books in one. I am so glad Audible does this or I'd have missed this series, It's great from start to finish- love the world the author created. Good story about human perseverance and life going on during a major world crisis. Narrator does a great job, so glad he did all the books.Loved the characters !

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  • Just an Average Guy
  • 20-12-2017

No Words!!! absolutely amazing series!

The most in depth intricate post apocalyptic literature I've read in my life! Ray Chase is a stud, loved the alien inflection hahaha. wish more series were available to this level.

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  • Karlyn Keller
  • 22-11-2017

Great ending

Throughout the series I’ve had mixed feelings. Some additions were great, others so so. I thought this ending was great. I liked the twists and turns and coming together of the main characters. The story line felt realistic not just everything comes up roses. The story line reminded me of many shows I’ve watched but that did not detract from it at all.

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  • david
  • 23-08-2017

what a ending

what a great series the whole series brings you in and you want more at the start I was 50 50 but what a great series

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  • Bshawfoolery
  • 27-07-2017

An ending that sets a new standard for sci-fi...

What a terrific series ending finale! Loss, redemption, resilience, forgiveness, regret, hope, encouragement, love, and acceptance from front to back.All the major characters are brought together for one last battle to outshine the others! In Nt he slight chance that this series is ever brought to tv (I think the production team behind Walking Dead would be perfect..definitely AMC) then fans worldwide would drop all other plans and geek out while sharing the love of the mythos. Ray Chase delivers again (his Mauser is reminds me of Hugh Jackman for some reason), if theres a Noblel for audio books then he's a shoo-in...Im spreading the word of this series everywhere, I LOOOVE IT.

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  • Elizabeth Uchiyama
  • 18-01-2020

Exciting End to An Imaginative Saga

I got the first 3 books in the 9 book Breakers series as a bundle and have enjoyed every minute of every book.
Many threads of a world gripping viral invasion, each with its own location, multi dimensional characters and their challenges, woven together into a huge story that carries you along over more than 6 years of life on earth.
Wonderful narration helps further create dimensions in the characters as they grow and develop through each book.
I have to say that I'll miss these people.

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  • Jim B
  • 31-05-2019

Edward you've done it again!!!!

I've listened to several of your books. And I love your style buddy.
I love to read, but I work sometimes 14 hours a day. Listening gives me pleasure and your worlds you have created are rich, funny and entertaining.
Please keep up the good work.

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  • Suspect
  • 26-02-2018

Bravo

From the Breakers Omnibus to Blackout, this is rare magnificent series will survive the test of time indeed. Bravo to Edward W. Robertson for his dedication to crafting this masterpiece. And bravo to Ray Chase for his outstanding narration.
Many thanks to the both of you.

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  • johan
  • 07-01-2017

great

loved these books couldn't stop listening would highly recommend to anyone who like's post-apocalyptic story's

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  • wurly1000
  • 02-05-2019

Epic

Superbly narrated. The whole series was fantastic. I'm just sorry I've come to the end of them.

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  • Jules T
  • 17-03-2019

Great last book

I really enjoyed this series and the last book did not disappoint.
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  • cat
  • 05-09-2018

Brilliant!!!!

I have been listening to this series over the last month or so and have just finished the last book. I have loved each and every one of them and grown fond of the many characters, I especially liked the voice of Sebastian and if truth told was my favourite and made me smile many a time. I am going to miss them all. For me the narrator did an excellent job and brought the book to life. Would definitely recommend these books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-02-2017

Great End

this book does very well wrapping it up and feeling like it is the end without be completely final.

This was my favourite book after the first 3. I would still love to know where the missing alien weapons went from book 5.

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  • Mark E
  • 15-01-2017

Great final chapter

Amazing as always, great ending to the series and does a good job of wrapping all the story lines up nicely. Hope he revisits the world to bridge the gap between this series and rebel stars.

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