The Ryman’s are prepped, but are they prepared?
5 out of 5 stars
The Blackout series continues with Zero Hour — the EMP from the sun has hit, causing everyone and everything to be thrown into the dark ages. No electronics work, and very few of the amenities that people are used to are working anymore. The Ryman family prepared as best they could, but were they prepared for what comes next?
Kevin Pierce narrates Zero Hour and obviously knocks it out of the park. Pierce just has that perfect voice for this type of story, no matter who is telling it inside of the book. Pierce is the go-to guy for Post-Apocalyptic fiction and I haven’t heard another narrator that can compete. Just look at Pierce’s backlog and you’ll see what I mean. Or check out the vast amount of books I’ve reviewed of his and you’ll see.
Zero Hour picks right up where 36 Hours left off. The book jumps right into the action as the Solar flare turned EMP turns everything off. It’s supposed to be the great equalizer, but it only takes those back who are not prepared. The Ryman family was prepared and this story follows them as they continue to prep and defend their homes.
The story itself was really well thought out, from the anticipation of it hitting in 36 hours to it actually being here and the “now what” feeling that most people would have. Akart really knows how to write fiction that keeps readers interested.
Zero Hour was no different. Each Ryman had their own way of dealing with things and each one of them was on display in this book. I found myself liking them more and more and rooting for their every move. The book goes through a lot of “what if” scenarios, even if you lived in a suburban area like the Ryman’s do.
Overall, Zero Hour took all of the anticipations of 36 Hours and brought it down on everyone. It was a fast-paced book full of twists and turns. And it was easily one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in this genre in a while.
Zero Hour (Blackout #2) by Bobby Akart
Narrator: Kevin Pierce
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Series: Blackout Series #2
Published by Bobby Akart Inc. on September 12th 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Prepper
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Would you have the mindset to survive?
To provide for and defend the ones you love at all costs?
Willing to confront the depravity of man?
This is a true story, it just hasn't happened yet.
Book one of this new post-apocalyptic survival fiction series, 36 Hours, provided the listener a glimpse into the rapid decline of society once word of the catastrophic solar flare racing towards Earth began to spread.
Book two, Zero Hour, continues to follow the obstacles faced by Colton Ryman, his wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world was thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world. A catastrophic solar flare brought with it a blast of solar matter in the form of an EMP, leaving America in darkness.
The Ryman's weren't preppers and had no concept of what prepping entails. They applied common sense, logic, and a will to survive to their decision-making as they prepared for the post-apocalyptic world created by the EMP.
The dangers they face are not from the solar flare itself, but from their fellow man. Who can they count on? Who is a threat? The words of Colton Ryman's grandfather repeated in his mind.
Never underestimate the depravity of man!
Note: This book does not contain strong language. It is intended to entertain and inform audiences of all ages, including teen and young adults. Although some scenes depict the realistic threat our nation faces from a devastating solar flare, and the societal collapse which will result in the aftermath, it does not contain graphic scenes typical of other books in the post-apocalyptic genre.
©2016 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2016 Bobby Akart Inc.
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: 36 Hours (Blackout #1), The Loyal Nine, Cyber Attack, Turning Point (Blackout #3)
Also in this series: 36 Hours (Blackout #1), Turning Point (Blackout #3), Shiloh Ranch (Blackout #4), Hornet's Nest (Blackout #5)
An Amazon Top 10 Author and author of nine #1 Best Sellers in both fiction (Blackout Series and Boston Brahmin Series) and non-fiction (Prepping for Tomorrow Series) genres.
Bobby Akart has just released his highly anticipated Blackout Series, a post-apocalyptic EMP fiction series. All three are #1 Best Sellers and are receiving rave reviews.
Bobby has provided his readers a diverse range of topics which are both informative and entertaining. His attention to detail and impeccable research has allowed him to write bestselling books in several fiction and non-fiction genres which were described by one Amazon Top 500 Reviewer, and Vine Voice as “interesting and original. Ripped from the headlines doesn’t begin to describe the excellence in this post apocalyptic fiction series.”
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