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Three complete novels. Thirty-three hours of survival action. If you're a fan of Robert A. Heinlein, Jean Auel, and S. M. Stirling, you're going to love Jack L Knapp. Thousands of copies have been downloaded. This is survivalism at its best...in an Earth that never knew humans!

Darwin's World: Imagine being transplanted to a virgin planet during the Ice Age with nothing more than a knife and hatchet! Perfect freedom to live or die! Alone, surrounded by saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, giant bears, and predatory humans!

The Trek: The only hope for survival is to find a place that can be defended. Even if it means traveling across Texas in the dead of an ice age winter....

Home: Building new homes and finding food and firewood is only the beginning. A society to the south survives by raiding and slavery. The first captives from the tribe have already been taken....

©2016 Jack L Knapp (P)2017 Jack L Knapp

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  • Robert
  • 23-09-17

Okay until the very end.

The story was very good until the final scene when the author made it completely 'jump the shark'. I guess he was going for a memorable twist; but, instead was a turn-off that spoiled the whole experience.

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  • Matt
  • 25-10-17

Unique in many ways

Usually any book with time travel as the basis for the entire plot is more than enough to get my interest. Here add in everything you ever wanted to know about stone age man, a little sex, some big fight scenes with extinct predators, and a study in building a working society from scratch. What's not to like?

My only complaint might be it is almost too educational in some ways. I really didn't need to know all that much about making a fire.

Loved the narration. There were dozens of characters coming and going through the three books contained in this set yet I always knew who was talking.

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  • David
  • 25-04-21

good story, slightly bland narration

the book has good progression, consistent character development, solid story arcs. the only real issue is that the narrator, while good with different voices, and not flat, does need a little more practice with emotional and tonal inflection to make the characters feelings pop.

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  • Dave Sosko
  • 07-05-20

So boring

I only made it about a third of the way thru - 11 hours of my life I will never get back. Minuet detail on wilderness survival with almost no storyline.

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  • lawrence
  • 12-06-19

Please read reviews on the narrator

I wanted to like this book, the story is intriguing and with a different narrator I am sure I would have loved it. I hate to give poor reviews, as these are the creative works of which their creators are proud, but the narration is to the point that I just cannot listen any longer. It sounds like the automated robots of early sci-fi movies. Honestly, I believe just feeding the script through Siri would have produced a better narrating effect. At least with Siri you can change her accents.

I got through the first of the three books but I just can’t take the narrator. The story has promise so it is disappointing to me to give a poor review, as I would have liked to at least finish the book, but alas I just cannot complete the book and will have to return it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-03-19

Good book

I liked the book but the guy reading it just didn't fit. He made it really hard to get through, they should have gotten someone else to perform it.

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  • J. Markum
  • 08-01-19

Great until the very end

The story is a solid survivalistic scenario.
The narration was fairly bland but listenable.
However the ending and I literally mean the last paragraph demolished everything and is quite insulting to those of faith in my opinion, why would the writer do this?
Cannot recommend...

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  • Aran
  • 20-07-17

This book was a hard listen

I struggled with this series from the very start. The narration was stilted, and the author has a nasty tendancy to over explain almost everything that happens throughout the series. I valiantly continued to the end of the season and feel I should have earned a medal for my patience and forbearance alone

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  • Tim Kesser
  • 26-05-18

meh.

I'm trying to get through the first book. I want to like it, because the premise is interesting. But it just drags.

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  • Daniaell
  • 02-09-17

Narrator Reads Like a 3rd Grader

Or a VERY BORING documentary narrator telling us about sedate wildlife. I probably would have stuck it out if the reader wasn't such a snooze fest and made it sound like literature for a ten year old. That being said, the first hour or so would be appropriate for a ten year old. There is a lot to learn about living in an ice age but rather than compare it to S.M.Sterling the previewers should have stuck to Jean Auel as it is more like hers in the sense of exploring how to live more primitively. However Auel's work is much richer in detail and depth of character as well as plot; more well developed and researched.

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