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In a single moment of time, ninety percent of the world’s population drops dead. Throats closing, they choke, and unable to breathe, they die within seconds. It is just the beginning.

Judd Bryant, a survivor who does not succumb to the horrendous death, is a talented man with a zest for living. He faces his darkest hour until he finds a purpose in the form of Dawson, an eight-year-old boy with an unusual gift.The unlikely pair set out to find others, only to realize that each passing day is increasingly more dangerous than the one before. Their road becomes an obstacle course filled with unimaginable disasters.

Before long, they and a few other survivors come to the realization that the instant death of billions of people isn’t the end, it is the start of a massive natural event. A phenomenon that will change the face of the earth and in the process, push the boundaries of ‘survival of the fittest’.The extinction of mankind is at hand and not how they imagine.

©2017 Jacqueline Druga (P)2017 Jacqueline Druga

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  • Dee
  • 26-11-2017

Loved the narration!

I love sci-fi apocalyptic novels so when I read the synopsis of this book I said "yes, please." The listen did stay true to its genre - earth was annihilated and surviving humans had to figure things out - but a crucial element of the new earth and its inhabitants was never explained.

Still, the narration made me not care too much about the details. Kyle Tait was exceptional. He was the glue that kept the story going and the emotion that kept me involved. In short, the best of why audiobooks rocks!

This was not my favorite listen but it was in no way my worst. I liked it (loved the narration) but the fiction in the science fiction fell short.

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  • TinkerMel
  • 17-11-2017

started off good...

This book started off really good unlike any other end the world stuff I normally read. it was fast paced and moved along quickly. Then somewhere around mid book started to get weird, not in a good way. I like books that are weird, but this one, was kind of really out there. It didn't help that the main characters in one of the groups, seemed to truly hate each other and argued most of the time. It was just something I didn't want to put up with it. The book did move back on track, and was interesting.

The narrator for this, Kyle Tait, did good job. I loved all of his voices, except for the nuns.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sarah Moon
  • 12-12-2017

Great story

I came to really feel invested in the characters. The book flowed very fast so you felt like you had to hurry and read so as not to slow then down. I do wish the narrator had spoken the lyrics instead of singing, but the song was short and was not bad just not what I expected.

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  • Dominique
  • 02-12-2017

Best Apocalyptic Book in Years

There is no shortage of books where most of the population dies suddenly for some reason or other and only a few survive, and the reason for the death is far less important than the survivors and how their survival is handled. The first book I ever read of that nature was Stephen King's The Stand, a long time ago, and I have to say that as much as I love Stephen King, I like how this book handled the resolution of the survival better (though this book was not epic like The Stand, which is a good thing).

The survivors were a mixed bad - young, old, male, female, nice, not-so-nice -- and not everyone was into the idea of banding together for the greater good.

This book had a great take on the man against man, man against nature and man against himself set of conflicts which made for interesting reading and character growth. Narrator Kyle Tait did a great job with the voices and emotions which ranged from kids to seniors.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I would happily listen to another by both this author and narrator.

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  • SunsetSam
  • 07-12-2017

A interesting story with a mix of Sci, survival

What if you wren going about your day and everyone just fell over at once?
There is not any answers just suposition and questions?
The people that you find are not future loves or friends but people that you are dissimilar to and dislike?

Banding together for survival in a hostile world . Everything is broken and nothing works the same; their are other survivors too but they are very different and not in a good way

Its not a book that promises romance , happy endings and a tight story.... it ends like it starts with questions and few answers. None of the characters was really likable. They all l flawed. But in a real bad situation as the book portrays is that not as realistic a possibility as the happy band of survivors ?

The author is willing to take chances. I like that; it makes it different in a genre that is full of copycats


Had not heard the narrator; he was very good. I would like to hear him more.

I was given the book to review after listening I waited a bit and thought about how the book made me think and how would I feel? These are my honest feelings after listening

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-12-2017

Great listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I enjoyed this book! I wasnt sure what to expect but this book a lot of good storylines and they were well thought out. I loved Judd and Dawson even though he had quote an advanced vocabulary for an 8 year old.

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  • Joseph Mahoney
  • 29-11-2017

MIssed Potential for a Great Story

I am a Huge Fan of the Authors other series and I really enjoy Post Apocalyptic Fiction. That is why the low rating I am giving this book is so hard for me. The first 1/3 of the book is well written and paced. It reminds me of the stand and even the characters in the books reference that book and the TV movie. That was one of the more funny things Jacqueline Druga did in this book was the small funny post-apocalyptic nods and winks to other movies and books in the dialogue. Fank Slague the author of a Survival Guide that one character downloaded while the internet was still up. If you are a fan of the Beginnings Series she writes you will get the joke. Or the one character calling himself Mr. Heston in his Facebook video and the young boy not getting it the Omega Man reference. But all that fun was overshadowed by the fact that the second and third acts were rushed. Characters were not developed and the world was not really grown. And the end came and bam epilogue wraps up. It just felt way rushed. That's my take on it.

The narration was awesome. I totally enjoy Kyle Tait. They man just rocks doing this really diverse cast.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review

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  • Thugsly
  • 27-11-2017

So many unanswered questions. (No Spoilers)

I enjoyed this book, very much so actually. The story was engrossing and the characters were all very well done. My issue comes with the seemingly abrupt ending. It just feels like it was rushed and left me with multiple questions I had hoped to get answered. Imagine if you will a multiple book series that had the subsequent books condensed into a 7 minute long epilogue and attached to the ending of the first book. That's 10:37.

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  • Brian
  • 02-02-2018

Death, Storms, and Travelling

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I had to take a little time from finishing this book to gather my thoughts. I would say that the book was average with some parts that were a little better than average and others that were below, which of course… averages out. Druga writes a ton of Post-Apocalyptic stories with themes running from zombies to EMPs and even the return of God. The cover art on all of them is great (after posting I think I’ll look up who her artist is). And they always get me to add them to my TBR pile.

That being said, I’ll get into my review of 10:37. When I started this I was a little worried it would be similar to Last Days that I finished recently — a little too much religion for me (even if the story revolved around genetics and science-y type stuff). It wasn’t (too much) but it still had some religious parts to it.

One of the coolest parts for me was that one of the places it showed was Pittsburgh where I visited many times in my college days and even more after college and one of the main characters talked about driving down through Erie where I’m originally from. It’s nice to read about some of the rust belt cities in books like this since they are usually too small to write about.

The good of this book revolved around the character development and the storms. I wish there was a little more about the storms and how they developed, but with average everyday people surviving — there wasn’t someone there that could actually explain what was happening. Ironically, I watched Geostorm with my wife last night and that seemed to be about the same or similar issue.

The characters were likable and not depending on the situation they were thrown into. Some of them were up in the air from the beginning and I wasn’t sure how they would come back. While others were incredibly likable from the start and stayed that way throughout. Druga seems to excel at creating worlds that are both believable and a little shocking at the same time. 10:37 seemed no different.

The actual event was crazy. I won’t give too much away, but it was really well written and shown from numerous points of view. I wasn’t sure what had happened and neither were the characters. The absolute loss of life was staggering too. I’d be curious to read another book (or even a paragraph) explaining how much life was actually lost. I hoped that Druga would cover that in the epilogue but she didn’t.

Overall, a seemingly new take on the post-apocalyptic genre and a mid-grade Cli-Fi book (a term I just learned recently) with good character building and an interesting world.

This was my first audiobook narrated by Kyle Tait and I thought he did a really nice job. I had no issues following the story and thought that he helped make the story.

I was voluntarily provided with a free copy of this book. It has not affected my review in any way. If you enjoyed this review, please vote for it! Every vote helps.

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  • Lomeraniel
  • 11-01-2018

A different kind of zombies

This book had a very dynamic start, showing from different POV how the “event” affected each one of the survivors that we meed in this book. It was quite cinematographic too, and allowed us to start knowing the characters without being overwhelmed.

I was not sure what to expect from this book, but beware: this is a zombies book. Maybe a different kind of zombies but zombies non the less. I didn’t completely buy the explanation for the death of most of the population and why some survived. Also, why many became like zombies. I also found it odd that in the beginning there were very few of them, and from a point in the book there are hundreds of them. Where were they before?

They also seemed to survive for quite a long time, and I wonder how they ate and drank. The fact that they could be lured with a peanut sandwich indicates they didn’t have much to eat.

I found the end a bit rushed. The build up took a long time, and suddenly they reached their goal and the book was finished. I would have appreciated a bit more development there.

The characters are quite flat, and this is one of the flaws of this book. We have four main characters, but I didn’t really connect to any of them. There was a supposed emotive scene towards the end of the book. I admit it was a beautiful one, but I sadly didn’t feel moved.

Kyle Tait was the strong point of this audiobook. His narration was compelling and clear, and his characters’ interpretations were superb. He knew how to transmit the characters’ emotions and deliver a top notch audio production.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Rob
  • 04-12-2017

Interesting take on a busy genre

What did you like most about 10:37?

I enjoyed the new angle on the busy genre, the Narrator really brought the characters to life and made them likable or not depending on the story. There were also interesting relationships between the survivors.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration was excellent, it really brought the story together and the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it had a gripping story line - i listened to this book in just two sittings, sadly the ending was a slight disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I would like to see this story extended to a series. I was asked to publish an honest review in exchange for a free review copy of this audio book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 26-11-2017

Call me Mr.Heston.

Eight years old Dawson is a bit of a dreamer, sometimes bullied and often in trouble at school. So when he wakes up and sees his classmates with their heads on their desks, he thinks that they were playing another trick on him, mimicking the way he had been sleeping. They weren't: they were all dead. And so was everyone else in his school and, when he finally ventured there, outside, too.
In another part of town, country music star, Judd, was reluctantly taking part in a publicity video, high up on a semi built construction site. Afraid of heights, he watched as first his best friend and manager then others fall the several stories to their deaths.
Suddenly everyone, it seemed, was choking and dying, car crashes and dead bodies everywhere with only a tiny handful of survivors. And then came the rain.

This very atmospheric apocalyptic story by Jacqueline Druga is different from any other of it's type. The characterisation of the half a dozen surviving humans we meet is superb: like them or not, each becomes a very real, three dimensional person - a cop, an embittered risk assessor, Dawson and Judd, a priest and a nun - even, briefly, the voice of someone in Australia. And then there is the person they call Tyre Man...

Narrated by Kyle Tait, the pace is gentle, perfect for the action, clearly read with good intonation, understanding a voicings for all of the characters. His interpretation is excellent, book and reader in complete harmony. Tension reverberates from start to finish.

Ms.Druga is a very talented author. I had read only one other of her books before, What Tomorrow Brings, another compelling mystery, and, after reading 10.37, fully intend to look out for more of her books. I was fortunate in requesting, and being given without any expectations from me, a complimentary copy of this story,, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I thoroughly enjoyed it all, from the dramatic beginning, through unusual storyline to completion, the skilfully drawn characters and the excellent narration. And this is a book complete in itself.
Highly recommended.