Audiobook: Unexpected World (EMP Survivor #1) by Chris Pike (Narrated by Kevin Pierce)

unexpected-world

 He’ll do anything to get to his daughter

4.5 out of 5 stars

The entire US electrical grid is down from an expected EMP blast.  No electronics work, cars die on the side of the road never to be started again, and planes come crashing out of the sky.

Honestly, the only reason that this loses half a star was the lack of an ending.  The book just sort of finished.  I write all the time about understanding an author wanting to continue a series, but you have to give the reader some sort of closure.  I mean I guess there was a little here, but we didn’t even get a final update from (I won’t ruin anything) the other group before the book was just over.

You’d honestly never know that this is Pike’s first novel.  Everything he wrote felt real and plausible.  From the environment to the characters, it was all really well thought out and explained.  The people that were in the book felt like they were picked directly from friends of Pike’s.  They just jumped off the page with realism.

The pacing of the book was good too, every time it felt like it was going too fast, it slowed down a little bit and allowed the reader to catch their breath.

Overall, an incredible first novel from Chris Pike… with a cliffhanger ending.  I am happy to know that there is another book already ready and waiting for me.  I just have to get it from Audible.

 

Book Description:

Audiobook: Unexpected World (EMP Survivor #1) by Chris Pike (Narrated by Kevin Pierce) four-half-stars
Unexpected World (EMP Survivor #1) by Chris Pike
Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Series: The EMP Survivor Series #1
Published by Chris Pike on October 14, 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic
Format: Audiobook

Goodreads

Author Chris Pike's debut novel Unexpected World is a gritty and compelling survival tale about human courage and steadfast determination to live, to endure, and to persevere against all odds. Assistant District Attorney Dillon Stockdale is on the phone with his daughter when an EMP obliterates the entire electrical grid of the United States. Anything relying on a computer is fried, including the plane his daughter is on. Gripped with the terrifying realization the plane has crash-landed somewhere in the expansive and dangerous landscape of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, Dillon sets out to rescue her before it's too late. A harrowing survival story with non-stop, pulse-pounding action, Unexpected World is a story of good vs. evil, of a complex narrative of fight or flight, and mind-bending choices resulting in profound consequences. Dillon Stockdale is determined, he's well-equipped, and nothing will stop him. Or will it?

©2016 Chris Pike (P)2016 Chris Pike

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also by this author: Uncertain World (EMP Survivor #2), Unknown World
Also in this series: Uncertain World (EMP Survivor #2), Unknown World

About the Author:

Chris Pike grew up in the woodlands of central Texas and along the Texas Gulf Coast, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and dodging hurricanes and tropical storms. Chris has learned that the power of Mother Nature is daunting, from floods to category five hurricanes, to slippery ice or desert conditions. It pays to be prepared.

Currently living in Houston, Texas, Chris is married, has two grown daughters, one dog and unfortunately three overweight, demanding cats.

Chris is an avid supporter of the Second Amendment and has held a Texas concealed carry permit since 1998, with the Glock being the current gun of choice.

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT BOOK 2: Uncertain World is now available! Readers are emailing me telling me they really enjoyed it. To find the book, please search by these words: Chris Pike EMP Survivor Series.

Hi Readers, this is Chris. I’d like to tell you thanks for stopping by and if you have downloaded a copy of Unexpected World or Uncertain World, man I am really grateful! It is because of readers like yourself that makes Indie publishing possible. Seriously. Thanks a million.

And if you have a moment, could you post a review. One or two sentences is all that is needed. I will be forever grateful. Thank you! Y’all are the best!

four-half-stars

Author: Brian

Hello! I'm Brian --- also known in the beer world as BrianBeerGod. I decided to foray my love for reviewing beers into the world of book reviews. I enjoy reading sci-fi, zombie, disease/science, business fiction, thrillers, and comedy/memoir books. Also "Orwellian," Utopian and Dystopian novels. Some of my favorite books include: 1984 by George Orwell, the MEG series by Steve Alten, and books by Richard Preston, Matt Reilly, and Douglas Preston.

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