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Chaos: A New World Audiobook

Chaos: A New World: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.

©2011 John O'Brien (P)2014 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC

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    David Hepworth united kingdom 30/05/2015
    David Hepworth united kingdom 30/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Really, really, awful."
    Would you try another book written by John O'Brien or narrated by Mark Gagliardi?

    Bad story, worse vocalisation. Only managed first 15 minutes and had to turn it off.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger that I had wasted a credit on it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    alexander 03/04/2015
    alexander 03/04/2015 Member Since 2011

    Retired Swiss MBA, living in Ireland, 2 years at sea ongrowing up in Australia and Africa. Travelled the world training corporations and..

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    "A book for juniors"

    A bit lovey dovey and seemingly writen with teens in mind.
    will still get thr sequel when I am in that frame of mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 08/03/2015
    Mark 08/03/2015
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    "Brilliant !!!"
    What did you like most about Chaos: A New World?

    Its well told story and gripping atmosphere


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Lynne as she don't take any nonsense and is a good partner for Jack


    Which character – as performed by Mark Gagliardi – was your favourite?

    Jack is a Favourite of mine and also Lynne


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Day of the Night Runners ???


    Any additional comments?

    brilliant to listen to and cant wait to see what happens next , super super story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gavin 15/01/2015
    Gavin 15/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Really good listening can't wait to get the rest, I quite liked the night runners
    Well worth getting this book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trevor Llanyre, United Kingdom 09/12/2014
    Trevor Llanyre, United Kingdom 09/12/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok took a long time to get going"
    If you could sum up A New World: Chaos in three words, what would they be?

    not too bad


    Any additional comments?

    I had shrouded world and enjoyed it but expected to because of Mark Tufo so i got this one and although for me it took a long time to get going it really got much better 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through and from there it was engrossing and very enjoyable.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    04/03/17
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    "THIS IS MAKING MY BRAIN HURT"

    Well, numb at least
    Reaching down with my right hand, I grasped the tab on the zipper pocket of my Bass Pro duffle bag. I dragged the zipper to my right, opening the pocket. Reaching into the pocket (side remark), I pulled out the Zip Lock Container with the four tabs. (semi-funny side remark to myself) Putting the container in my lap with both hands I undid the four tabs. My mp3 SanDisk player was laying on top of the black co-axel cable with the brass fittings. Taking the player out, I hit the blue button with my right thumb, (side remark). etc...

    If you were enthralled with that rendition, than you will love this book. I bought this book, thinking it was about Zombies, even though Audible has not included it among their 15 books in the Zombie section which you have to sneak your way into since, you can't get their through browsing Science Fiction/Fantasy. In the first four hours, I heard two Zombies shuffling around. One was upstairs and another outside a house. I never got to actually see a Zombie. I did get to see some of the carnage, but not the actual taking place of such disasters. After four hours I started skipping through the book and evidently skipped over a horde of Zombies, which I don't think ever reappeared.

    I did like the main character. He seems to be a good father and it is cool to have that evident in a Zombie book, if you can call this a zombie book. Most of the story takes place in the United States with this father and his kids. Some of the story takes place in Kuwait, where the mother is stationed with the army.

    Sammy Davis Jr. once said, the when he gave a concert, he had to sing Candy Man fairly early, since it was his only hit. It is the same when you write a Zombie book. If you write a book about Zombies, you need to have some zombies fairly early, it is why the reader bought the book. If you want to write a book about a father and his kids, great, but don't call it Chaos, A New World and don't have a macho gravely narrator.

    32 of 37 people found this review helpful
  • Molly
    06/12/14
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    "Good story, terribad narration"

    I decided to try this book after listening to A shrouded world. I love Mark Tufo and enjoyed the collaboration. Let me start by saying that the story is good, it has potential to be a good audiobook. Unfortunately, the narration ruined it for me. The narrator emphasized every other word, it sounded like a professional wrestler was reading.

    24 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    Beaverton, OR, United States
    23/12/14
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    "My lowest rating ever"

    I think this book would have received much better rating if it weren't for the narrator – Oh My Giggles! He sounds like The “Macho Man” Randy Savage meets Hulk Hogan every time a character has an internal monologue. It drove me crazy! I’d rather receive a figure-four-leg-lock than listen to another one of these books – “OH YEAH!!!”.

    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • david
    03/09/15
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    "Not bad!"

    Worth a listen if your into the whole z genre. If for no other reason, he co wrote a book with mark tufo and it's excellent. The co written book is a sideline to this and zombie fallout and it's great! Check out both!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Randall
    Kernersville, NC, United States
    01/04/15
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    "the voice"

    great story and a different turn of the apocalypse. if you can get past the "Batman" voice, it is an enjoyable listen. the narator does settle down a bit into the book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    15/04/16
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    "INTERESTING FIRST BOOK!"
    What did you love best about Chaos: A New World?

    It's a good story, a little more military based than I like, but it was still good...


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jack is on a rescue mission out of pure love...and that he thought of his children first...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Rescuing the kids,then Michelle...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    this would probably make a very good movie...its got the right concept for sure....just tone down the military aspect a bit...this book was geared more towards the male crowd in my opinion...but it wont stop me from listening to book 2...lol


    Any additional comments?

    This has been on my TBL list for a longtime...because 1..I like the zombie genre...2 I like the ASW series....and 3 it came highly recommended...and I understand why...Jack is in a rush to rescue his kids after a virus overtakes the world practically overnight...and poof the human race seems to just have disappeared...until night falls and there are night walking, screeching quick moving zombies everywhere!!! After Jack rescues his kids, he decides to make the journey across the world to rescue his girlfriend Lynn...and he makes it! Jack is a tough one..this book is very military oriented...and I hope book 2 is not as much...because its just not what I want in my zombie fiction...some is fine...but I felt a little overwhelmed with it at times...and I think some women might feel the same way....But there is a twist in here somewhere that I feel really centers around Jack...and I gotta know what it is!! ..I think this is a very solid start to a hopefully awesome series!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Neal121
    Wisconsin
    21/10/15
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    "REPLACE THE NARRATOR"

    I had to listen to this in increments due to how bad the narrator is. I can only compare it to the guy who does the voice over for cops.

    Story was good tho...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    06/08/15
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    "I feel 1 of the best series audible has to offer."

    Absolutely one of the best series on audible. Well narrated and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. You'll laugh out loud often and you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Every detail is explained and described in great detail. . you can imagine everything so clearly. Which is the mark of a good book in my eyes. Thank You John O'Brein for countless great hours of entertainment!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • OmniPOL
    28/06/15
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    "Narration is killing the story for me"
    Would you try another book from John O'Brien and/or Mark Gagliardi?

    I would try more/different books from the author.
    The narrator really needs to stop using the stupid deep "manly" voice the entire time


    What did you like best about this story?

    A new slant on the zombie genre which is refreshing


    What didn’t you like about Mark Gagliardi’s performance?

    You know the deep, deep voice they use to announce new movies, he narrates in that voice.. the entire freaking book


    Could you see Chaos: A New World being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It was already done by Will Smith in, I Am Legend


    Any additional comments?

    Please have a new narrator read these so I can try others, please!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy
    Smyrna, TN, United States
    11/05/15
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    "Too many details, not enough story..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If you are a type C personality that enjoys the zombie genre, then this is the book for you. If you're not, then you might be put to sleep by the minute details.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story has some interesting elements, but they come after long drawn out segments detailing the technical aspects of whatever situation the character is currently in. I like technical things, but if I want to learn the finer points of flying a C130, I'll probably choose another resource over a zombie book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Gagliardi?

    The narrator is a little over the top - everything is way too dramatic and 'let me impress you with my manly voice'.


    Was Chaos: A New World worth the listening time?

    I've listened to 2 books in the series, and the story line is intriguing, just not sure it's good enough to overcome the drawbacks.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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