Ya' lives by the sun, ya' dies by the sun.
Life is always at a turning point...
when faced with a certain death...
would you be willing to seize the moment...
and do what it takes to survive?
Know this. You'll never know where the bend in the road might take you.
The new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series) has been hailed as a masterpiece of prepper fiction. Prepare to learn, as well as be entertained as The Blackout Series continues with Turning Point.
In book one of this new post-apocalyptic survival fiction series, 36 Hours, the listener was provided a glimpse into the rapid decline of society once word of the catastrophic solar flare racing towards Earth began to spread.
Book two, Zero Hour, thrust our character into the perils of a post-apocalyptic world. At Zero Hour, an EMP caused by a massive solar flare left America in darkness. The Ryman family, who weren't preppers, applied common sense, logic, and a will to survive to their decision-making as they faced their death, their neighbors, and the depravity of man.
Now, in Turning Point, the characters face a life altering decision - should we stay or should we go? The oldest and strongest emotion in man is fear, and the strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Will Americans flee the urban centers, the proverbial golden hordes, for the countryside? Will it be safer than the cities? Turning Point will lead the Ryman family into a complex, inexplicable world where danger lurks around every bend.
Note: This book does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults.
©2016 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2016 Bobby Akart Inc.
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"The Ryman's are in for their biggest challenge yet"
Turning Point tells the story of the Ryman family after an EMP (or multiple EMPs) have taking out the power grid in the US. The first two books tell of their realization and then preparation. Book three tells of their decision to leave the safety (or not?) of their home to try and make it to a friends ranch hundreds of miles away. A trip that would normally take a couple hours, but the world is far from normal anymore.
I wanted to point out that the artwork really matches the book. It's basically the imagery of the Ryman's leaving the city (and the chaos) for the gravel roads of the country. Sure, when you're away from the city you are leaving the sheer number of people, but when you enter the country you are finding a whole different kind of person.
The Ryman's are back again for the third book in this series. I love the callbacks to the different items that the wife grabbed when she was freaking out and learning a little about prepping from the other books. I also like that the daughter had some interaction with different people (both good and bad) allowing her character to grow quite a bit in this book.
I'm a fan of the length of this book too. Sometimes authors can get bogged down in details and making sure that they have a 300+ page novel. Akart realizes that telling a good story is more important than a page count or the number of ways you can describe what's going on.
As with the other two books in this series -- it ended with a cliffhanger, and one of the biggest in the series yet. I know that the story is continued in Shiloh Ranch (which thankfully releases in audiobook soon-ish). Like Akart's other series (The Boston Brahmin) as soon as I finish one book I just want to continue with the other.
Turning Point was narrated by Kevin Pierce who, as always, does a great job. He voices the characters really well and as I've pointed out more than a dozen times, has one of the best suited voices for post-apocalyptic fiction.
Bobby Akart is a master of intertwining fact in with fiction. Sure, all of his books are fiction novels, but he puts as much research and information as he can so that people who aren't preppers (or prepared) can take notes and learn from the characters experiences. Sure, the stories are fiction, but what happens might not be if the US was thrown into an apocalyptic situation.
"i need book 4"
loved the fast pace action from start to finish. bring on more. major cliffhanger. love it
had to use the timer or I would have stayed up too long! Fantastic read
"Bug in, or bug out?"
The Roman family have to make the decision that all prepper and fans of The Clash ponder.... Should I stay or should I go? A great ride as the Roman's discover what travelling in a post-apocalyptic world could be like. They meet other travelers, good and bad, but will they make it to Shiro Ranch? Another enjoyable listen.
"Kept me on the edge of my seat!"
Turning Point is an engrossing story following the Ryman family as they try to reach safety after an EMP has taken out the grids. What they meet along the way is what I would expect the world to be like at this point. They some how keep their heads and persevere as they travel encountering people who mean to harm them. I absolutely love this series and how Bobby Akart brings realism into the story. Looking forward to the next book in the series to listen to on audible!
"great storyline love the character's"
I have truly enjoyed this series so far.. can't wait to get the next book to complete the story.. love the fact that the author has history laced in each chapter
Ok... I'm not as big of a fan as many of Kevin Pierce, but I'm a fan of the series now.
That was a heck of a way to hang a reader over the proverbial cliff Mr. Akart! Now.. I know these things take time, and I'm confident your working diligently at #4, and you can be assured that I am waiting.
That whole Buford Pusser legacy thing....kinda odd, but hey, ok. I remember seeing Walking Tall when it came out, and even had my own 'stick'....in the back window of my 69 Mustang in Hartford Ct. used it once on an idiot drivers headlights one night and asked the poor petrified driver 'Well? Can ya See Me Now?' I was 19 and stupid. But there it is.
Ok... looking forward to #4. I can not imagine how they are gonna deal with that mess....
"Akart is TOP SHELF"
Bobby's new series is just as timley and current as tomorrows possiable headline.. It is about an ORDINARY family dealing with extrodinary times.. Not a special forces guy with all the newest weapons, a bunker and all his war buddies..just plain folk..
Akarts books stand alone.. hard to compare him with others..he is in a class by himself.. like J.W. Rawles , Farrlel Kingsly, Franklin Horton and Hopf and Mark Goodwin.. Akart has his special touch and flavor
Too many to choose just one
Akarts books make you THINK
"A Little Bit Country a Whole lot of Rock and Roll!"
Really enjoyed the series Bobby, the Rymans have found their niche in this new world just fine and have adapted well to. I enjoyed their marital bantering and the whole dynamic of the road trip. Cant wait to see what happens next. Also please do not make Kevin sing again! LOL
Going Home by A. American, the road trip and events during define whether the main characters have a chance to make it in this crazy new world. Maddy has to become more like Morgan to make it thru hell Alex is already there! Alex should have her own series call it Kill em all Let God sort em out!
I guess when they realized they town Sheriff and his boys were not escorting them thru town! That Oh spit moment where the decisions you make determine life or death for you and your crew.
Hard to say, I enjoyed them all
Yes, Bobby just keep them coming! I am all caught up!!!
This is a good series of books. The story is realistic and a entertaining with a little bit of education tucked in once in a while.
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