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Publisher's Summary

A reluctant hero.

Devil Dog, book one:

Dick aka Devil Dog's world changes drastically when the EMP takes out the power grid. The loss of electricity brings out the darker side of human nature across the city. A homeless Marine veteran living in the abandoned tunnels beneath Chicago, he's far better prepared than most people. Good folk have survived, but they are often outnumbered and outgunned. Only the tunnels provide the safety he needs.

Devil Dog becomes the reluctant savior of women and children from the worst of the gangs that now rule topside. Doing the right thing makes him new enemies, driving him ever deeper into the tunnels that keep his charges safe - until he runs across a young woman who might be his daughter.

The Devil’s Road, book two:

With the horrors of Chicago put down hard, Dick aka Devil Dog, Jamie, Mel, Luis, and Courtney head west, where they are hoping to reunite with family. There are only a few problems along the way.... Only a few.

Rabid Cannibals, hunted by psychotic raiders, and a town that's forcing a "tithe" on travelers and a government gone wild...all before the main event....

If you like a good old-fashioned "good guys vs. bad guys" fast-action and a post-apocalyptic thriller, you're going to love the Devil Dog Saga.

The Devil’s Due, book three:

Live like the dead, or sleep like the dead? Dick makes his choice....

Dick is finally clean - mind and body - from his poisonous addiction, only to be sent reeling again upon awakening and discovering Steve and Jamie have startling secrets of their own. It will take every ounce of focus and resolve to shake off his new reality and make a trek to Arkansas to reunite with his wife and daughter, especially with the other challenges he faces along the way. He thought he was ready to face the world anew, until he realized the world was out to get him first.

Devil Dog III is the ending to the action-packed prepper thriller trilogy, filled with real-life gut-wrenching decisions, and a twist so sharp it may snap your neck.

Proceed with caution!

©2018 Boyd L. Craven III (P)2018 Boyd L. Craven III

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Pierce brilliant as always.

Great trilogy ending left a lot to be desired. Too many unanswered questions and too many things just fall into place too conveniently in order to finish the trilogy felt rushed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-2020

Political Digs

The narrator is awesome, but I strongly dislike the writers liberal digs portraying Republicans as ignorant inbred, murdering theves. the writer also does this in other books. Get a clue most preppers are God fearing Republicans!

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  • devon
  • 07-05-2019

KSG is not a DP12

I can't believe this guy only did a minor 15second google search of the KSG to constantly make the KSG as the DP12 Or the Utas. It seems far too many times he just says this one is that one and that one is this one. He says early on that "pull the trigger twice and then pump." He seems to like the KSG as the main weapon of choice for Dick but he doesn't sound like he knows the actual weapon. ... "pull the trigger twice then pump...". Seriously?? Thats like being a dumb politician calling an AR15 a scary 30cal bolt-action fully semi-automatic ghost laser with detachable diesel chainsaw attachment gun.

Other than that. The story is a good enough story line and in general.

Has a few too many concept flaws. But if he writes them in a weekend that might explain the weak weaponology and the modern warfare video game references to certain things and tactics. Or attempts to draw in unknowing readers.

I also don't get why he makes every bad guy wearing a "MAGA" hat. Did the author cry on election night?....

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  • Cass
  • 30-03-2019

What a twist

Oh Boyd Craven you little devil. Never saw that ending coming. WOW. Love the characters, they become friends, I found myself cheering them along. Kevin Pierce does an awesome job of bringing the story to life.

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  • Dana
  • 18-07-2018

Loved It!

I have well over a month of listening time to this genre and I have to say this is one of the good one! A story within a story...

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  • Daniel Castillo
  • 19-09-2018

Solid....

Found this entertaining throughout. I think the second book was the best and only once or twice, during this three book journey, did I want the story to “get in with it” but really you never wait long for that. It did get a little situationally repetitive at times and the narrator doesn’t differentiate his characters amazingly but it did not detract from the enjoyment. Would def “read” another of this authors stories even with the same narrator.

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  • chad begnoche
  • 10-01-2019

True understanding

I liked the books. There were several inconsistencies regarding guns such as the ksg shooting from 2 barrels as stated in book 2 like the dp12 and also among other tactics and weapons used by the the brothers I served with. There is also an issue I have in book 3 that the redneck robbers had on trump hats. Can we agree that this is not a place to unload political views. The government sucks I know but just let me enjoy your story and please don’t push the popular opinion down my throat! Otherwise great storytelling.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-2021

Foul language added nothing

This was actually a good read. But the foul language contributes to my rating. One more word to submit.

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  • Jayde
  • 10-07-2020

A Warrior with Heart

As I am finding to be the norm for Mr. Craven’s stories, this is not your normal EMP or Prepper story. In fact this one is not about a prepper at all although we do run into a couple preppers during the stories.

This trilogy takes place after the EMP starting in Chicago and then moving cross country as people try to return home.
As usual for Mr. Craven the story is well written and the characters are well developed.
This is a story you won’t want to put down.

Boyd Craven III has developed a world where I am finding most of his books take place He has a book called “The World Burns” that is the first in a series. I have not had the chance to read that book but I believe that is the setting for most of these other stories. I see that some are even sub titled “A Scorched Earth Novel” or as this trilogy is sub titled “Out of the Dark”. Although most of these are not related stories, they all take place in the same world and therefore do not rehash the same event but tell each story by itself.

Enough has been written about “The Voice of the Apocalypse” Kevin Pierce that I really don’t need to say how much he added to this story. Let’s just say that I cannot imagine anyone narrating this better.

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

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  • Carol
  • 16-01-2020

My fave was 3rd

I was so curious about what other reviews said about the ending that I couldn’t wait to get there. I wasn’t as surprised as I expected to be. I suspected it but it was so well written that if you weren’t paying close attention you might be blindsided.
Having the 3 books together was great for an extended listen(and for one credit!). The first really got me interested in the characters and storyline. I’ve never been into the prepper/apocalypse genre but it didn’t seem “out there” and is well written so it moved along quickly.
I was worried that the 2nd & 3rd would have to rehash so much that I’d get bored but it didn’t happen, again- well written not repetitive.
The 2nd didn’t capture my attention as much as the 1st but provided good details and you really get to know the characters well. The 3rd was my favorite since it brought it all together and by then , with hours & hours of listening, I felt committed to it.
I did feel like I wanted a little bit more to the story. Just a few chapters of “what does he do now?/what happens to the country now?) But then again that may be a completely different series.
A big take away- PTSD is real. Done well in books of fiction-it brings home that point solidly.

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  • The Dark Side
  • 26-08-2019

One Devil Dog , but wait... NO Zombies .

I listen to a lot of books on the extinction of the American Way of life. This one was far more believable , as in life there are Protectors, Prey, and Predators. And being also a true crime fan, Kevin Pierce is a favorite narrator of mine. Overall this book was a character driven book with great personalities. Violence , but no real gore. Long , but includes three volumes.

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  • Mr. Vincent W. Williams
  • 24-08-2020

Great listen

I don’t usually go for this genre but thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did it had great production values and narration and I’d highly recommend these stories

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