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Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series Audiobook

Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series: The Blackout Series, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

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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    kanundra 27/05/2017
    kanundra 27/05/2017 Member Since 2016

    Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!

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    "Excellent"

    I really enjoyed this because of the way this series makes you think. I love that they're such an easy listen, but the subject matter is so difficult.

    This part of the story is the hardest for the Ryman Family, and that's because leaving the place you love is one of the biggest decisions ever to make, when you're looking for safety and towards the future.

    The consistency of characters and the interesting places and situations they get into keeps you on the edge of the seat waiting and hoping that things will be okay for them.

    What I love about Kevin is that his characters are just awesome, they're so individual that they bounce out the speakers, excellent for this type of story and world. Great job. And looking forward to the next.

    :)

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  • Denise K
    USA
    23/02/17
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    "Kept me on the edge of my seat!"
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    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Niagara Falls, NY
    19/01/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Harford County Maryland
    02/12/16
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    "i need book 4"

    loved the fast pace action from start to finish. bring on more. major cliffhanger. love it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    24/04/17
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    "Somehow every bad situation happens to be fine"

    The family goes on the road in this one heading towards the country and out of the city since it's getting dangerous at their home.

    They get attacked on the road a few times, that was good and well written. Somehow though their truck gets shot up on like 5 different occasions and never has any issues. They can somehow get 'peppered with rounds; over and over and over again and all it does it dent the fender or poke a hole in a gas can apparently.

    The 'bad guys' start to make a big appearance in this book and of course they are completely evil ridiculous caricatures similar to 'the Governor' in the Walking Dead TV show. Overall they are completely unrealistic characters who are evil just for the sake of it(or the story).

    I mean if you liked the first 2 go ahead and keep reading, but be warned the bad things in book 2 are even more noticable in this book, and spoiler alert they get EVEN worse in book 4 and worse still in book 5. They aren't horrible books but the negatives get even more pronounced with every release. Somehow things go perfectly well for this family over and over and over again and they somehow manage to make it out of the situation unharmed in any way without having to break their precious morals or shoot many people.

    The narrator is still great though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DSW
    12/03/17
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    "Book 3 continues to be a good story."
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    A normal family are faced with the problems an EMP has caused. What I have liked about this story is this family was not prepared at all. The Ryman's don't immediately bug out to some secure planned location. They don't have tons of food saved and they learned very quickly you can't count on the government or anyone else for help. The Ryman's are on their own. By book 3 they are trying to decide if they should leave their house where the safety of their family is being challenged increasingly on a daily basis, or should they leave and take their chances with the unknown. I find the characters are easy to relate to and likeable. It is an easy fun story to listen to. Each book is left with a cliffhanger and I'm happy to report that the next book is out. I suggested before that it's a good book to listen to while driving on a vacation. There is no cursing and you don't have to worry about the content in the books. Which is something that I appreciate also. The narration is by Kevin Pierce and as always he does a great job. I recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne M Isaac
    APO, AE, US
    08/03/17
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    "Fantastic"

    had to use the timer or I would have stayed up too long! Fantastic read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Welin
    Wabamun, Alberta
    02/03/17
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie Adoree
    07/02/17
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    "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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mick J
    NorthWestern Ct, USA
    23/01/17
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    "Dag Nabbit!!!"

    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....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steven Prince
    27/11/16
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    "Akart is TOP SHELF"
    Where does Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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..


    What other book might you compare Turning Point: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Fiction Series to and why?

    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


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to choose just one


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Akarts books make you THINK


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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