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When a viral apocalypse kills 97 percent of the people on the planet, the survivors' humanity is hanging by a thread. Amid the leftovers of civilization, ex-Army Ranger Jason Larsen is reminded of the meaning of hope, family, and loyalty by a dog and a young boy who are as alone as he is. The survivors he seems to collect become family, and that is very bad news for those who think they run the apocalypse.

©2019 S.M. Anderson (P)2020 Podium Publishing

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pretty good

really enjoyed good story little predictable at times but was well worth my time to read

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Great Read!

This is one of the best Apocalypse books I’ve read in a longtime. It’s fast with well developed characters. Highly recommend you give this one a go.

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took a risk and did not regret it

It takes me a bit to try a new author. I look at the reviews then take a risk. I was grateful for the reviewer's of this book .
they were right. the book was all go right through. the characters brilliantly written and narration also brilliantly performed.
no I not going to tell you what happen . you are just going to take the risk like I did. enjoy

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  • K. Rintala
  • 26-07-2020

Excellent book!

To start off, this isn't your so-called prepper porn. I like apocalyptic, end-of-world stories but I highly dislike the prepper porn, right-leaning stories. This isn't that. It's a great adventure story in a post-apocalyptic setting with strong, likeable and well-written main characters. If I had to compare it to something (and this is probably partially due to Jay Snyder narrating): it feels a bit like a Gray Man story in a different setting. And I'm saying this in the most positive way :). If you like Jay Snyder (he's doing an excellent job by the way) and the Gray Man stories, you'll feel well at home with this book, Highly recommended and looking forward to the next one!

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  • Birdie
  • 25-06-2020

Fantastic!

Great story, wonderful well developed characters and an end of the world story- what else could I ask for? The actor was amazing with all the voices. I will be ‘reading’ this again and ready for part 2! Worth a credit!!!

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  • DCGrits
  • 22-06-2020

Awesome

Just the right everything in this book. Definitely worth buying. While apocalyptic stories can basically be the same, the writing, characters and story can make it different. Can’t wait till the next.

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  • bebe
  • 22-07-2020

I love everything about this book

Now I have to wait a while for the next book in the series. Bummer! I love the main protagonist, Jason. He is strong, caring and extremely competent as a killer/soldier. He wants to help people, such as Pro, a teenage boy who has also survived the plague and has been living on his own for months before Jason finds him. There are several other likable characters, both male and female, and the bad guys are really bad, which is always fun. The bad guys have taken control over their part of the world and created their control center and food/supply storage in a Mall. They are kings of the world - or at least of their world. They force people to serve them and Jason doesn't like that situation at all. Should he get involved? The author tells a gripping story and created vivid characters.

The narrator is very good. He does not overreach to try to give accents or to portray female voices. He does one notable accent - the British or South African one for Rachael,
Jay Snyder does not get in the way of the story and leaves the listener free to listen to this great book without distraction.

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  • Catherine H. Stringer
  • 12-08-2020

Light on Pandemic - Strong on Story and Characters

The details of the pandemic were a little light, that's not a criticism, just an observation. The story was fabulous and I enjoyed every second of it. This is my 299th audio book so I can get a little jaded, but I thoroughly enjoyed this listen. The gun details were spot on, which s rare. Can't wait for the sequel.

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  • Sue
  • 02-09-2020

Boring...shoot'em up

3.5 hours still to go, not going to finish it. Guns, killing and murder, rape..ugh

There is so much beauty in my life , not going to spend time with this ugly thing, it's not going to get better

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  • Mike
  • 04-08-2020

And if you think Covid was bad...

Anyone who considers end of the world scenarios knows that killer pandemics could be the way civilization ends. This is one version of such an event.

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  • dlc
  • 19-07-2020

Skeptical at first

Only because there were 54 reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope there are more to come.

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  • APabon
  • 16-07-2020

Good story

End of world survival. Grabs your attention and brings you along for the ride. I picked this audio for the narrator, have enjoyed his story presentation on previous work. While it is the first time on the author, I will look into other of thier work. Now do not hestiate and grab the audiobook and enjoy!

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  • Brutis
  • 28-06-2020

Good Book

Just your usual end of the world book but we’ll told and I’ll take that over the nut job stuff.

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  • Jessica T
  • 31-07-2020

love this!

stumbled a cross this book as I was looking g for books by the narrator..its quite interesting how it parallels with the current world we live in...kind of. really enjoyed this!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-2020

Great

From the start this is a very well written and thought out story of survival, I was hooked from ten minutes in.

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  • James Robert Parke
  • 28-03-2021

The best narrator you could ever listen to

I started listening to this amazing narrator a few years ago for Day by Day. He creates an amazing world of characters that interact in a painful yet hopeful descriptive storyline.

Thank you for making a great story even better. 👍

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  • Miriam Lodewyks
  • 24-05-2021

Why do men always turn into animals in these?

Good narrator, reasonably sympathetic characters, fairly coherent and well written, but why-o-why must men always turn instantly into murderous, insane, gun-toting animals in these stories? Why is there never anything about humanity getting together, supporting each other and rebuilding.

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