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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
William R. Forstchen Meets K.L Slater
🧡 One cup EMP apocalypse, one cup psychological thriller, mix until smooth and you have a gripping tale of survival on multiple fronts. A psychopalypse? I’ll work on that… Anyway, aAs a fan of both genres, I was captivated by the idea of technological obliteration freeing a kidnap victim.
💚 Main character, Hannah is a fascinating depiction of a strong person broken down by years of abuse. I enjoyed watching her brief bouts of emergence from her trauma and the fact that she still has a long way to go, leaving room for future novels.
💛 The style of this is focused on the action elements, like fight scenes and pragmatic steps. The characters are more formulaic, such as the strong, stoic Liam versus the purely evil psychopath. I liked the predictability of this, much as you’d find in any classic action movie.
💜 There’s a pup! Ghost is a welcome member of the gang, but I spent the entire time worrying about him.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 This is solidly produced and well-performed. It’s thrilling and scary at times, but not a demanding listen. You could easily have this on in the background, pick it up and put it down and be right back on track. What’s more, Stacey Glemboski’s clear, smooth voice is an affable companion.
🎧 I’d have preferred the addition of a dedicated narrator for the male roles, but only from a signposting perspective. Stacey Glemboski is more than able to portray all the characters and vocally differentiate them.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS
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Edge of Collapse
In the middle of the coldest winter on record, a super EMP destroys the power grid. No electricity. No cars or phones. Worst of all, no heat. The country is plunged into instant chaos.
But for 26-year-old Hannah Sheridan, it's the best day of her life. For the last five years, she's been held captive by a sadistic psychopath, until the EMP releases the lock of her prison. Hannah emerges from her underground cell into a hostile winter landscape with no way to call for help, no vehicle that will drive, armed with nothing but the clothes on her back and her own determination to survive.
Liam Coleman, cynical loner and former soldier, is headed nowhere, fast. He believed he was prepared for any disaster, until the EMP took everything he'd ever cared about in a matter of seconds. When he runs across a desperate woman who will die without his help, he's forced to make a choice.
Two hundred frozen, perilous miles stand between them and their destination in rural Michigan. But the lack of power, desperate people, and the treacherous elements aren't the only threats. Hannah's captor isn't about to let her go. He will hunt her to the ends of the earth and beyond, destroying anything and anyone who gets in his way.
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