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10:37

Narrated by: Kyle Tait
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In a single moment of time, ninety percent of the world’s population drops dead. Throats closing, they choke, and unable to breathe, they die within seconds. It is just the beginning.

Judd Bryant, a survivor who does not succumb to the horrendous death, is a talented man with a zest for living. He faces his darkest hour until he finds a purpose in the form of Dawson, an eight-year-old boy with an unusual gift.The unlikely pair set out to find others, only to realize that each passing day is increasingly more dangerous than the one before. Their road becomes an obstacle course filled with unimaginable disasters.

Before long, they and a few other survivors come to the realization that the instant death of billions of people isn’t the end, it is the start of a massive natural event. A phenomenon that will change the face of the earth and in the process, push the boundaries of ‘survival of the fittest’.The extinction of mankind is at hand and not how they imagine.

©2017 Jacqueline Druga (P)2017 Jacqueline Druga
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Interesting take on a busy genre

What did you like most about 10:37?

I enjoyed the new angle on the busy genre, the Narrator really brought the characters to life and made them likable or not depending on the story. There were also interesting relationships between the survivors.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration was excellent, it really brought the story together and the characters to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it had a gripping story line - i listened to this book in just two sittings, sadly the ending was a slight disappointment.

Any additional comments?

I would like to see this story extended to a series. I was asked to publish an honest review in exchange for a free review copy of this audio book.

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I like this audio book 5 out of 5 I like all her work 😊

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Sleep awake among the dead

This audible books to me this was the saddest not because of what happen to people but to the characters who survived. The battles, finding love ones dead or watching love ones die in front of you and you can not do anything to save them. After the event there is two type of people one who survived intacted and ones who survived but mentally handicapped only living on natural instinct they looked and acted zombies but they were not they never died or came back to life but one or hundreds of these people lived and breath as one and one minute decile the next mass murders who are wild animals.
All the characters are just regular people or gifted in someway they either hear where they need to flee to or they are people who dreams of this place and a person name Bill in Branson, MO and survivors can get there there is hope to survive and rebuild. The world is being reshaped by mother nature after men tampered with seeding the clouds one time to many and her plan is total destruction and rebuilding the face of the planet with earthquakes, tidal waves, sink holes and super land hurricanes. The survivors not only had survive the virus, the other beings who had turned into mindless humans but now they must figure away to survive mother nature and her wrath. The story is one of happenest, saddest, surviving, building trust with people you do not know but you have to so everyone can survive.
The characters range from a priest, a nun, a western singer, a sheriff, and a women with a grug against the world and all thru the story does not but cause trouble and then you have the youngest member a eight year old boy who is the one who lost the mom, dad and woke up in school with everyone dead.
I would say this a story of mankind getting a second chance but they must be willing to fight and die to help others to survive also a story of mankind having to be learn to live without items they were use to like computers, cellphones and all the comfort of life basically they went back to the dark ages and started all over and doing this will mankind make the same mistakes as before the fall of man.
I highly recommend this audiobook you will not be able to set it down,

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Great narration

I really enjoyed this book, the storyline and narration were well done, I look
Forward to reading more from this author and to carry on the story

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Very enjoyable

This book was very good, it could easily be made into a series, which I personally prefer. Taking just 6 hours over an apocalypse just seems a bit wrong. The narration was very good also.

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not for me I’m afraid.

I've loved a couple of this authors books and jumped at the chance to give this one a good going over... it was just ok for me I’m afraid. mot my type of storyline. Others may devour it but I could not get into it at all.

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Just ok

10:37 is an intriguing read at the start. It begins right in the action creating countless questions. The problem for me was that very few of these questions are properly answered to any extent. Further the "Trancers" had alot of potential for interesting plot development but the just became pseudo-zombies which felt cheap.

Secondly I found the characters acted like carboard cutouts that only really acted to move the plot forward which made them hard to relate to and feel empathy for.

There is definitely a good story underneath these problems that could potentially be fixed with a good editor or redrafts.

Kyle Tait (The Narrator) did a pretty good job of delivering this story however in places the delivery felt very monotonic.

Overall a just ok listen.

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Call me Mr.Heston.

Eight years old Dawson is a bit of a dreamer, sometimes bullied and often in trouble at school. So when he wakes up and sees his classmates with their heads on their desks, he thinks that they were playing another trick on him, mimicking the way he had been sleeping. They weren't: they were all dead. And so was everyone else in his school and, when he finally ventured there, outside, too.
In another part of town, country music star, Judd, was reluctantly taking part in a publicity video, high up on a semi built construction site. Afraid of heights, he watched as first his best friend and manager then others fall the several stories to their deaths.
Suddenly everyone, it seemed, was choking and dying, car crashes and dead bodies everywhere with only a tiny handful of survivors. And then came the rain.

This very atmospheric apocalyptic story by Jacqueline Druga is different from any other of it's type. The characterisation of the half a dozen surviving humans we meet is superb: like them or not, each becomes a very real, three dimensional person - a cop, an embittered risk assessor, Dawson and Judd, a priest and a nun - even, briefly, the voice of someone in Australia. And then there is the person they call Tyre Man...

Narrated by Kyle Tait, the pace is gentle, perfect for the action, clearly read with good intonation, understanding a voicings for all of the characters. His interpretation is excellent, book and reader in complete harmony. Tension reverberates from start to finish.

Ms.Druga is a very talented author. I had read only one other of her books before, What Tomorrow Brings, another compelling mystery, and, after reading 10.37, fully intend to look out for more of her books. I was fortunate in requesting, and being given without any expectations from me, a complimentary copy of this story,, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I thoroughly enjoyed it all, from the dramatic beginning, through unusual storyline to completion, the skilfully drawn characters and the excellent narration. And this is a book complete in itself.
Highly recommended.

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  • Dee
  • 26-11-17

Loved the narration!

I love sci-fi apocalyptic novels so when I read the synopsis of this book I said "yes, please." The listen did stay true to its genre - earth was annihilated and surviving humans had to figure things out - but a crucial element of the new earth and its inhabitants was never explained.

Still, the narration made me not care too much about the details. Kyle Tait was exceptional. He was the glue that kept the story going and the emotion that kept me involved. In short, the best of why audiobooks rocks!

This was not my favorite listen but it was in no way my worst. I liked it (loved the narration) but the fiction in the science fiction fell short.

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  • timj26
  • 01-03-20

Loved it

Excellent original take on the end of the world
A handful of survivors must fight through storms and hordes of mindless people in search of salvation
Well narrated And highly recommended
I received a free review audiobook in voluntarily left this review

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  • TinkerMel
  • 17-11-17

started off good...

This book started off really good unlike any other end the world stuff I normally read. it was fast paced and moved along quickly. Then somewhere around mid book started to get weird, not in a good way. I like books that are weird, but this one, was kind of really out there. It didn't help that the main characters in one of the groups, seemed to truly hate each other and argued most of the time. It was just something I didn't want to put up with it. The book did move back on track, and was interesting.

The narrator for this, Kyle Tait, did good job. I loved all of his voices, except for the nuns.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sarah Moon
  • 12-12-17

Great story

I came to really feel invested in the characters. The book flowed very fast so you felt like you had to hurry and read so as not to slow then down. I do wish the narrator had spoken the lyrics instead of singing, but the song was short and was not bad just not what I expected.

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  • Dominique
  • 02-12-17

Best Apocalyptic Book in Years

There is no shortage of books where most of the population dies suddenly for some reason or other and only a few survive, and the reason for the death is far less important than the survivors and how their survival is handled. The first book I ever read of that nature was Stephen King's The Stand, a long time ago, and I have to say that as much as I love Stephen King, I like how this book handled the resolution of the survival better (though this book was not epic like The Stand, which is a good thing).

The survivors were a mixed bad - young, old, male, female, nice, not-so-nice -- and not everyone was into the idea of banding together for the greater good.

This book had a great take on the man against man, man against nature and man against himself set of conflicts which made for interesting reading and character growth. Narrator Kyle Tait did a great job with the voices and emotions which ranged from kids to seniors.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I would happily listen to another by both this author and narrator.

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  • April Hudson
  • 01-12-17

Great listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I enjoyed this book! I wasnt sure what to expect but this book a lot of good storylines and they were well thought out. I loved Judd and Dawson even though he had quote an advanced vocabulary for an 8 year old.

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  • Natalia Martinez
  • 24-02-20

I loved it!

I was engaged from the first moment I started listening! This was the second book I listened to from this author and I look forward to listening to more! I highly recommend this book!

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  • Mikey
  • 15-02-20

Fun "How it starts ending" story

Story could have been a little deeper but all in all a good listen.
Excellent performance, as always, by Kyle Tait!
He is in my top 2 audible performers! I've listened to 3 books now that he has done & each has gotten a 5 star, only because 6 isn't available.
If you like this genre, it's worth the listen. No slow parts either, it develops, plays out and ends at a good pace.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-01-20

Excellent Narration

This is a brilliantly written tale; I was entirely absorbed. The storyline is well-paced, suspenseful, exciting, and engaging. This book has all the required ingredients to captivate the readers/listeners. The action is excellent, injected with great timing. Jacqueline Druga has composed a gripping post-apocalyptic world with compelling characters.

I was wholly impressed by Kyle Tait's narration, she injects the emotions and intensity found in the pages. Overall, this was a fantastic listen, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lomeraniel
  • 11-01-18

A different kind of zombies

This book had a very dynamic start, showing from different POV how the “event” affected each one of the survivors that we meed in this book. It was quite cinematographic too, and allowed us to start knowing the characters without being overwhelmed.

I was not sure what to expect from this book, but beware: this is a zombies book. Maybe a different kind of zombies but zombies non the less. I didn’t completely buy the explanation for the death of most of the population and why some survived. Also, why many became like zombies. I also found it odd that in the beginning there were very few of them, and from a point in the book there are hundreds of them. Where were they before?

They also seemed to survive for quite a long time, and I wonder how they ate and drank. The fact that they could be lured with a peanut sandwich indicates they didn’t have much to eat.

I found the end a bit rushed. The build up took a long time, and suddenly they reached their goal and the book was finished. I would have appreciated a bit more development there.

The characters are quite flat, and this is one of the flaws of this book. We have four main characters, but I didn’t really connect to any of them. There was a supposed emotive scene towards the end of the book. I admit it was a beautiful one, but I sadly didn’t feel moved.

Kyle Tait was the strong point of this audiobook. His narration was compelling and clear, and his characters’ interpretations were superb. He knew how to transmit the characters’ emotions and deliver a top notch audio production.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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