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A desperate family. Ruthless criminals. Bloodthirsty cannibals. And a glimmer of hope in a land darkened.

Despite all odds, Wyatt and his family survived nuclear winter. But with food supplies exhausted and vicious attacks on their home, they’re left with no choice. It’s time to leave Maine and seek out a life with a future.

Sticking together was supposed to keep them safe, but cannibal country earned its name for a reason, and the reality of life on the road is worse than they ever imagined.

Join Wyatt, Seth, Trooper, and Barbara on their journey through a dying and dangerous world. This heart-stopping post-apocalyptic thriller is the first book in best-selling author Tony Urban and Drew Strickland’s series Cannibal Country.

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Absolutely gripping!

I was on the edge of my seat for the whole book, and finished it in one sitting. The characters were believable, and the plot flowed from one shocking turn of events to the next, Matthews narration was wonderful, and I can't wait for the next book. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Sara B
  • 07-09-20

Intense & Thrilling!

The Land Darkened is a fantastic start to the Cannibal Country Series, a well-written and entirely engaging, post-apocalyptic thriller. The premise follows a family traversing the nuclear-devastated land, searching for a safe sanctuary. At the start, a terrible event sets a dark tone to the story, and it continues through the end. The storyline is action-packed, gory, intense, exciting, and even heart-wrenching. The threat of cannibals was by far the most chilling part. You are aware of their presence. You do your best to brace for the anticipated encounter. Even so, no matter how well you braced, it's not enough. The characters were well-developed, diverse, definitely authentic with distinct roles and personalities. My personal favorites were Supper, the three-legged mutt, Trooper, the family's protector, and Wyatt. Wyatt is ordinary and not the traditional hero; in the beginning, he was uncertain and lacked survival instincts. However, he learns from mistakes, growing brave, overcoming fears, and stepped up to the plate. The ending was great, especially the twist, and I can't wait for the second book. Matthew Crow's performance was spot-on, modifying his voice to fit the various characters' personalities, ages, and gender, making them distinguishable while bringing realism. Both authors and narrator did a brilliant job, and I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • D. Sturgeon
  • 25-09-20

Awesome story!

This is an excellent post apocalyptic tale. Fantastic writing and narration combine to make this one very enjoyable. I look forward to the next installment.

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  • ~☆Ashelina☆~
  • 25-09-20

Must read for zombie reader fanatics!

I've been through so many books in this genre it's getting pretty hard to find ones that really hold my attention these days. I'll keep it short and sweet.. Great story, top notch narration and even though it's not super long it's definitely worth a credit if you go through zombie/post apocalyptic books like I do! In fact I save my credits for longer more expensive books and just pay for these type.. If you have all the Amazon subscriptions it's makes it the best way to go about it. Get the book version free most often, then add narration a greatly discounted price. 😉

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  • cora
  • 22-09-20

Action and excitement!!!!

This book was just for me I swear cannibals excitement post apocalyptic what a book.!!!. I started this book and did not turn my machine off until I had read it LOL or listen to it all. I recommend this book, if you’re into apocalyptic or just action you’ll love this book. Excellent job with the author and the narrator can’t wait to read more or listen to book 2.

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  • Kendra
  • 13-11-20

FANTASTIC BOOK

I loved this book! 5 stars all around! Can’t wait to hear more from this author!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-10-20

Interesting

This is a unique view of survival at any cost and that humanity continues to be chartible to other creatures of this world.

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  • Hepcat89
  • 07-09-20

Very GOOD listen

This book breaks the boring mold of most post apocalyptic stories. The characters are developed will relish to seem like real people. I cannot wait for the next episode. As always Matthew Crow brings this story to LIFE! I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher. I voluntarily left this review.

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  • Shantelle Hazelton
  • 19-11-20

Loved it

This audio book was fantastic! It was very realistic and not sunshine and rainbows like some post apocalyptic books. Story line was great, along with the characters. Narrator did a wonderful too!

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  • John croak
  • 05-10-20

Don't waste your time!

Wow! The dialog in the book is terrible. The story is ok. Narrator did the best they could given the terrible writing. I bailed after 50% sorry. I just couldn't waste any more time on this mess.

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  • KMags
  • 26-09-20

Seth is awesome!

When I read the description my first thought was, "maybe it's like Cannibal Reign (by Thomas Koloniar)." As it turns out, although both books have cannibals the stories are very different. (That's my bad 😁) The book is about a family making their way South hoping to find people, warmer weather and a better life. As you can imagine they run into dangerous people and doing things they never thought they'd have to do. You see Wyatt in this new and dangerous world grow from a naive 18 year old boy giving strangers the benefit of the doubt to a man who wouldn't hesitate to kill anyone who intends to hurt his family and friends. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. It was a nice short read to kill time. Best of all, the narrator did a great job! He definitely kept the book moving along and was able to distinguish all the different characters. 👍