This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.
A catastrophic solar flare, an EMP - a threat from above to America's soft underbelly below - is hurtling toward our planet.
The Rymans have never heard of preppers and have no concept of what prepping entails. But they're learning, and they are running out of time. Their faith will be tested, their freedom will be threatened, but their family will survive.
An EMP, naturally generated from our sun in the form of a solar flare, has happened before, and it will happen again, in only 36 hours.
This is a story about how our sun, the planet's source of life, can also devastate our modern world. It's a story about panic, chaos, and the final straws that shattered an already thin veneer of civilization. It is a warning to us all - never underestimate the depravity of man.
What will you do when the clock strikes zero?
Midnight is forever.
©2016 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2016 Bobby Akart Inc.
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
It was nice to listen to Kevin again, and this premise interested me a lot due to the science of it. I must admit there was a lot to take in at first. But as each first chapter introduced us to the characters and to what was coming, I got more and more sucked into the story.
Preppers do have the mentality attatched to them of being a bit on the wacky side, but I think in all honesty having some sort of stock about you really isn't. Especially with the way the world seems to be heading. Maddison was a fab Mom and did everything she could to help calm her daughter down and protect her from even her own thoughts at first.
Alex totally different gal, you think she's this quiet kid who just wants to do what kids do, but she rescues her mom from a mugger with a golf club! There were some really tough moments in this story. And the more we got to know Maddy and Alex, and her husband Colton. The more we were routing for them being re-united.
I think my only grip is that it's so short. I know there's a sequel, but I feel it's actually really part of this story. It stopped at a good place after they met up, but the only thing that led me to want more was the bonus chapter/teaser.
Still excellent listen, Kevin has a deep, but soothing tone I really like. He puts great twists with his male and female characters and I'm happy to listen to anything he narrates because of that. Next one please :)
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"Outstanding and Realistic"
This story is really good. It's not about a well prepared survivalist but is about and everyday person and his family. The characters are well written and could be my next door neighbors. I found my self emotionally involved with the characters. This story is an easy read. It is the first 5 hours of what I think will be a great series. As always Kevin Pierce did a wonderful job of narrating. Although it is not a teaching book you will learn and you will be entertained. My only complaint is book 2 is not ready yet. The author has several series out. I finished a book one of another series of his and started this book waiting for the next book. It is the only reason I give the book and overall 4. Otherwise I highly recommend this book.
"A "Pre-Apocalyptic" book with tons of action"
A fictional non-fiction book (well Akart and many other think that something similar to what 36 Hours is based on will happen in the near future). The sun is the giver of life, but what happens if it suddenly wants to take that life away. That is what this book tries to show. 36 Hours is a book about a non-prepper realizing the prepper ways.
In one of the first non-prepper (but kind of prepper) books I've read, Kevin Pierce still shines. He definitely has one of the easiest to listen to voices. Especially in books where the world is falling apart.
My favorite parts of this novel were all of the different scientific sections. You can tell that Akart really did his research before putting words to the page. The science feels real, which in turn makes this book incredibly terrifying. I kept thinking, oh wow, well that's terrifying, every time that Akart would have the characters explain the science behind something.
Parts of this book could almost be used as a prepper's guide (which is what Madison basically reads to get prepared). And I think that prepper's and non-prepper's alike would really enjoy this.
36 Hours: A terrifying look at would happen in the hours leading up to a direct hit of an EMP sent directly from the sun.
My only issue is that this was really the "prep" book, the next book will have all of the goodies in it. This was, for lack of a better term, a "Pre-Apocalyptic" book.
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I am so angry right now. I just looked at the reviews of turning point and some idiot named Vincent named two characters who died. Who does that? Who ruins a book for someone before they read it. Anyways I just had to vent. This book is amazing, and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
"Dystopian Junky Heaven"
I received this book in exchange for a review and I am going to give it.
This is a great start to a series, it has just enough real science to validate the story line without boring you. The characters are developed and engaging which makes for a fantastic listen.
Action from beginning to end, it leaves you waiting for the next book to come out.
I like the way the author used existing real people of some notoriety to add color and background to the story, very well done.
"A first hand account of what people do when it end"
The fist book is interesting. It develops the character well and gives us insight to what an average family with a little foresight would do knowing that the end of our society will almost certainly manifest. They scramble to obtain the the things they think they need while the patriarch is out of town and the while the chaos begins. Even making good decision has dire consequences.
"Start of another great series by Bobby Akart"
After listening to The Boston Brahmin Series, it's refreshing to listen to a preparedness fiction series about a family that doesn't have unlimited resources, and isn't already prepared. About a family like most, who are preparing at the last minute. The first book in this series is a great start! Mom and daughter struggles to gather supplies for the coming emergency while dad struggles to get back to them. Very enjoyable.
"Good story, too politically inclined."
I am very politically inclined in the other direction, so, listening to a book that makes such obvious overtures can be a little distracting. I applaud the author's efforts, though, and I enjoyed the book.
"Captavating storyline, well written, kept me inte"
Captavating storyline, well written, kept all my attention the whole way through. Definitely worth the time, great entertainment.
"Another great book!"
Another great book! Solar flare acting like an EMP. It could happen & may one of these days.
Clean, fun entertainment, some violence but I'm sure there will be more in the next 2 installments. Can't wait to read or listen to them
As usual Kevin Pierce did an amazing job!
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"Wonderful book! Makes you think."
It was a nice read. Very informative and realistic. The author obviously did a lot of research. It was very helpful to me as a nonprepper (not any more!) to read of his suggestions for newbie preppers.
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