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The Trackers Series Box Set

The Trackers Series, Books 1-4
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Trackers (Sansbury Smith), Book 1-4
Length: 33 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

The entire four-book Trackers series in one box set: over 30 hours of post-apocalyptic survival fiction and action.

Ripped from the headlines, the explosive Trackers saga is a realistic depiction of what an EMP attack and the aftermath might look like from one of the genre's leading voices, USA Today best-selling author and former Homeland Security disaster mitigation officer Nicholas Sansbury Smith (author of the Extinction Cycle series, Hell Divers series, and Orbs series). 

The end of the world is just the beginning of the hunt....

Five days ago, North Korea detonated three strategically placed nuclear warheads over the United States, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. A second attack destroyed the nerve center of America in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capital. As the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love. 

In this lawless new world where the most ruthless thrive while innocents suffer, a sheriff, a retired marine, a nurse, and a senator turned secretary of defense are faced with keeping their communities and families safe. One thing is certain - they won't be able to save everyone. Not with their humanity still intact. 

The entire four-book series includes:

Trackers

Trackers 2: The Hunted

Trackers 3: The Storm

Trackers 4: The Damned

©2017 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Serious end of the world scenario done right .

This is a great book series from a favourite author of mine , Hell Divers being the books that introduced me to Nicholas’s work . The Trackers series follows the struggle of a small town community after an EmP attack on the USA . From the intro introducing the scenario and Nicks background in disaster preparation you know it’s going to be a serious look into the effects of an emp Attack . But it’s not a documentary , there are some fantastic characters you come to know, love and hate with some Brilliant Native American culture woven into this post apocalyptic thriller via one of the main characters . It’s a hard book to put into one category, there’s is great military action with gunfights and how the US government tries to cope with the situations and fallout from the chaos . Excellent character and world building (you really feel like you know the town and it’s people ) interesting and often worrying factual stuff about the emp and it’s horrific effects on wentern civilisation, great reluctant heros and heroines and perfectly evil bad guys . There is Lots more I’d love to say about the books but i would not want to give any spoilers. The narrator is perfect for the roles and makes every character unique , his voice and way of story telling really pulls you in . it’s 5 stars all around for the series .
Great work Nick Smith !

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Overwrought, low rent Tom Clancy

The narration is horrendous - supposedly hardened marines sounding like panic stricken children, delivery not matching the specific description of tone and volume in the text, cartoonish accents.

The basic premise of the story is great - a plausible attack using current tech, but then it’s spoiled by all the tired old cliches of seaparated children, troubled veterans trying to redeem themselves, herds of clueless campers just waiting to be preyed upon by the instantly coalesced paramilitary gangs.

All that could be forgiven if the text didn’t try so damn hard with pointless detail. The model designation of a helicopter, the specs of a piece of equipment - all sorts of minutiae just sprinkled into the narrative for no purpose. It all comes across as if the author is looking up amthings on wikipedia to sound like he knows what he’s talking about, rather than using information he ubderstands to drive the plot.

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An alarming insight into U.S. attitudes and mindset?

This isn’t the kind of book I would normally listen to if I’m honest, but I have a long job to do in complete, working on my own, and I needed something long to listen to. Also I would never normally write a review such as this but aspects of this story struck me so much I feel compelled to do this...
So, my interest was definitely sustained by the writing and the excellent narration. The writing drew me in and it wasn’t long before welfare of the characters in the story began to matter to me. Having said all of that it’s not a very demanding plot...but may be it doesn’t need to be.
The threats outlined in the story are very real I’m sure and it’s not difficult to imagine the outcomes of this type of aggressive act on any first world country.
What struck me throughout the story though, and what compelled me to write this, is the constant reference to the loss of American lives, with the emphasis it seems to me, on the American. I live in the UK, have grown up in the UK, but have travelled to numerous counties around the world and experienced numerous cultures. What comes across in these books is an attitude that American lives are in some way more valuable than other lives. Is this really how citizens of the U.S. see the world? If it is then I salute the author in his accurate representation of this. It is, however, a concept quite alien to me. We all live on the same planet under the same sky and one human life to me is just as valuable as any other, regardless of nationality or any other demographic. So how accurately the author has represented the attitudes and mindset of the people of the U.S. I just can’t say, but he has put forward an accurate representation here then I find that quite scary.

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Amazing novel on chaos post EMP attack

This is an amazing series by NSS and beautifully performed by Pinchot. I have read other books from NSS earlier but it was a refreshing change from zombie and apocalyptic novels. Good job NSS and please keep on writing more exciting stories for us to read.

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Just Brilliant !

Perfection, I have had some really rubbish books recently, which Audible have kindly refunded, and I wasn't sure about this when I bought it. How wrong I was! I do hope for a sequel,to this but what a bargain this 4 book bundle was.

Awesome, now to catch up on some sleep :-)

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Another great story from Nicolas Sainsbury Smith

A fascinating story about an emp attack on the united States and the horrific aftermath effecting a small town in Colorado and their battles for survival

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Takes you deep into the story.

Most memorable narrator's work yet! Did absolutely amazing job!
At first i thought he's bit ott with his "in-depth" narration, but soon realised how precise and deep his job goes! It not only makes you immediately understand who's talking before the author reveals it but it takes the reader deeper! Job Well Done!
Absolutely loved this serie!

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Great story

The voice actors intonation was all wrong and at times spoiled it for me. The story is great though.

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Loved It!

So well written and read. I loved the American Indian aspect of this story. And now I really want an Akita dog.

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  • Nick Stuart
  • 16-11-19

Pretty good

If you like this kind of thing (post-apocalypse prepper), this is the kind of thing you'll like.

The author does a good job of addressing the aftermath of an EMP attack on the United States. He does not descend into long, drawn out descriptions of prepper gear. Example, he'll refer to a "bugout bag" without going on for 2000 words describing every item in it.

Nearly 34 hours for 1 credit, it's a good value.

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  • Richard
  • 10-07-19

Suspend reality and enjoy a good story

I hate stories that include zombies in end of the world activities. There are no zombies in this book series. An electronic pulse used as a weapon against the U.S. starts off a war, decimating the U.S. Government. There are many parts where you just have to suspend reality. I mean, being in D.C. in a bunker that gets hit by a nuclear bomb and surviving with just burns and cuts? But this is not meant to be realistic; it's meant to entertain. As you read the whole series, there are lots of characters, and they go in great directions. It's a great long car ride book series, or great summer "read". Bronson Pinchot never disappoints!

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  • RJ
  • 10-11-18

Honorable, brave, and selfless!

I was fortunate to acquire the four volume boxed set. It was a real treat to listen to the entire series front to back over two days. Perhaps it was because I had the entire series, but this has been one of the most interesting and enjoyable post-apocalyptic survival series I have listened to. The characters were well developed and likable. Their inner strength and patriotism is defined as honorable, brave, and selfless. The story revolved around several major characters and points of interest; the nuclear attacks, the pandemic virus, the town of Estes Park - Colorado, Police Chief Marcus Colton, Sam 'Raven' Spears, Air Force Major Nathan Sardetti, Secretary of Defense Charlize Montgomery, Charlize’s son Ty, and of course the loyal and fearless Akita ‘Creek’. There are also several villains and ne’er-do-wells that cause more problems than the EMP itself. The strength and perseverance of the characters was admirable, the passion and spirit injected into the story was heart-warming. I truly enjoyed this series and would definitely recommend the box set if you can get it.

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  • Lisa L
  • 17-10-18

Great deal on this amazing series!

If you like EMP apocalypse stories this is the series for you! The fact that the entire series is in one audiobook for such a great price just makes it that much better. Nicholas Sansbury Smith writes a story that’s not only engaging and entertaining, but also extremely informative. The man knows what he’s talking about. You want a nice long adventure all in one place? Look no further, this series has it all, you won’t be able to put it down once you start! Gotta say I love the characters, Raven and Creek are favorties of mine, I’d happily follow them on any adventure they took.

Bronson Pinchot is a great narrator and really helps bring the characters alive!

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  • NC Ocon
  • 15-11-19

Well balanced story

I really liked how the story flowed. There was plenty of balance between really positive outcomes and more realistic horrific outcomes. The only thing that I didn’t like were some of the character voices were a little strange. In all, I enjoyed the overall story from the author of the series connected well. Well worth the audible credit.

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  • Steve
  • 28-11-18

A lot to think about

This series gives us a lot to think about our integrity and survival mind sets.

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  • Jenni
  • 02-12-18

An exciting story beginning to end.

An exciting story beginning to end. Makes rethink all of my preparedness. Masterfully done makes you feel like you're in the fight with Raven And Chief Colton

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  • Ripcord
  • 16-10-18

Dark. Intense. Savage.

This series begins with an EMP attack by North Korea that impacts much of the continental United States and things go downhill from there. Potent suspense, meticulous research and superb writing combine to make the Trackers series some of the author’s best work. Bronson Pinchot did a great job with the narration.

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  • Lore
  • 16-12-18

Getting real about the apocalypse

This is my third post-apocalyptic series from Nicholas Sansbury Smith and unlike Hell Divers or the Extinction Cycle this one offers up a much more realistic, and therefore possible, scenario as a backdrop. Similar to One Second After this book shows us the impact of an EMP attack on a small community, which happens to be one of the author's favorite places to visit, Estes Park, Colorado. Trackers also broadens the canvas beyond the small community by detailing the impact the attack has on the US government back in DC by following one of the Senators with some ties back to the Estes Park area.

To set this series apart from the competition Smith starts it off with a murder mystery and adds a good dose of American Indian folklore throughout to give it a unique flavor within a crowded genre. The macro story line comes from following the government while the micro focuses on Estes Park, but both are rooted in relationships and what the individuals involved are willing to do to protect those that they love. Unfortunately for all involved this new world is not for the meek and even good people will need to do bad things if they hope to survive and protect their families.

My only gripe about this series is the short time frame it covers from EMP attack to series end which just isn't long enough. It wouldn't surprise me to see this series extended at some point but for now this box set wraps itself up nicely and provides some closure for the main characters. The series ends on a high note and I would say the same of the narrator Bronson Pinchot who definitely found his stride as the series went on.

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  • Tilikum
  • 28-11-18

Great way to get the entire series

I really enjoyed the unique take on the EMP genre and four books for the price of one is a great deal. If you enjoy Smith's other books you will more than likely really enjoy these. He tells a story that can really happen, in a way how it would happen.

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