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As We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

Against All Odds, Book 1
By: Jack Hunt
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Regular price: £18.29
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Summary

When the system fails, will you fight to survive? 

Sam Wade is on a trip to reconnect with his estranged daughter studying in Boston when the interconnected US infrastructure is crippled by an unknown attacker. As the Internet, communication networks, and power grid go down, the world is soon thrown into turmoil and danger. Faced with no other choice than to battle their way home through a country on the verge of collapse, Sam and his daughter will have to face more than a troubled past - the future is deadly.

December 2015 - The Ukraine experiences a devastating cyber attack on its power grid that leads to widespread power outages.

July 2016 - Hackers bombard the aviation sector with over 1,000 attacks per month and remotely control and paralyze a Jeep on the highway.

August 2017 - The Irish power grid, US energy companies, and a nuclear power plant are digitally assaulted, and the US government accuses Russia.

March, 2018 - Atlanta is hobbled for five days, a troubling precursor to a larger attack that would tear a hole in the infrastructure and bring the country to its knees.

Today - The internet, communication network, and power grid go down, and silence and darkness dominate the nation.

As We Fall is book 1 of a postapocalyptic survival thriller series. It's a pause-resisting story about human connection and fighting to survive when the grid goes down.

©2018 Jack Hunt (P)2018 Jack Hunt

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-18

Not a good value.

following in line with other authors charging full cost for a book of just 6 hours. Seems like nowadays instead of a full book with the costs of one credit, authors now charge 1 full credit for half a book. Buyer beware.

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  • James
  • 19-10-18

Well it was ok

I thought the book was too short for the price. I spent a lot of years in the Marines and I have trained with Seals. I don't believe the main character was a Seal at all.

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  • cosmitron
  • 05-10-18

A good Airport read

This is not great literature but can be a good source of entertainment at an Airport or when traveling.

The Story is not original but for those who enjoy this genre it will be time well spent.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • D.Rob
  • 02-11-18

Excellent in parts, lacking in others...

The character and storyline development are very detailed and enjoyable to the reader/listener. The first half of the book is clear that the author really wanted the listener to be a part of the story. The second half or so, the story felt rushed. I felt the whole journey to CO should've doubled the length of the book with realistic encounters of a world of chaos. It could've been great, but unfortunately I was left disappointed and likely won't be purchasing the sequel.

It's common practice for modern apocalyptic fiction authors to start with a great story, build up the characters, then rush through to get the sequel or trilogy out in 6 months. This unfortunately can make a potentially amazing novel turn into average at best.

Kevin Pierce was an excellent choice as a narrator! I've enjoyed his work for a few years now and view him as "The Voice of the Apocalypse".

*This audiobook was provided to me at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 10-10-18

Great characters.

Sam is in Boston to bring his estranged daughter home because her mom is having surgery. He hasn't seen her in years and knows it's going to be tough, but what he didn't expect was for an attack to happen and the grid to go down. With little to no working vehicles, how is Sam going to travel a country gripped by fear.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this! I read a lot of PA fiction and it's hard to make a book stand out, but this author managed it. This book centers more on the characters journey than the PA event. I loved that it took a while for everyone to fully realise that yes, there has been an attack and yes, nothing will ever be the same again. Plus, even though Sam is a former Navy Seal, he isn't a prepper and isn't totally prepared for every eventuality! It just felt easier to believe. I also loved that Sam is able to act and do what ever's needed without overthinking things.

The characters were what I loved the most. We really get a sense of who they are. Sam is a tough, no nonsense guy. Sam's daughter, Anna, is angry with her dad but she also realises that he is the only way she will get home. Sam and Anna team up with some other characters, who were all well written and developed too, though not all of them were likable.... Lisa!! Gosh, she was so annoying and I felt for the others!! Lol. Also Annas' granfather!! I'm intrigued to know more about him but from what I saw, he is a controlling piece of ......!!

In all, this was a character driven post apocalyptic read, which I do enjoy!! It was fast paced and held my attention till the end. There were some cliche moments, like with the gang, but I kind of expect things like that from a PA book. When I finished it, I did want to jump into book 2 to see what happens so I do hope it comes to audio soon!

When I think of Kevin Pierce, I think of Post Apocalyptic fiction because it's what he excels in. He has read so many of the books like this that it's hard to come up with new things to say about him ;) Here he was clear and easy to listen to. He had plenty of tones and voices for the different characters and he even reads the female parts well. He is able to grab a person and immerse them in the world and is able to bring it to life.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • Kim
  • 24-01-19

great value

a great deal a great story very detailed left nothing of wanting more information thank

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  • James Jake Thomas Ryan
  • 20-01-19

Fantastic 1st book Into the Final Book #2

I just have one bad thing to say about this I wish it was more than two books. it's only a two book series how is that possible? this book series deserves to be at least four or five books. but oh well it's a 2 book series that I couldn't put down too bad there's not going to be another book to the series. so everybody enjoy the two books cuz apparently that's the complete and total against all odds series no more books to be made apparently that's a little odd that's a very short series two books don't even really count as a series it sounds more like a first book and then a sequel but not a series. Only a 3 or more book set can really be considered a Book series isn't that the basics of a series more then just 2 books but 3 or more Right??? LOL!! LOL!!! LOL!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-01-19

Dazzling Display of Assembly Line Writing

Try as he/they might it is difficult not to detect canned plots and underdevelopment. I, however, love ensembles. so Im in.

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  • iggy
  • 18-12-18

Overall good but light

Good story. Just a bit condensed. Characters had their own personalities, not just names. Would be better if some characters had a developing plot in the book to get more connected with them. Some action. But the choices made by Sam didn’t seem like a SEAL would do.

Idk if I’ll go on to book 2. But would recommend it for a light post apocalyptic book

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  • Deedra
  • 15-12-18

As we fall

I loved this book!I'm looking forward to more in this series. Kevin Pierce delivers the perfect narrtion,as usual. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.