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The Series That Channels “Old School” Apocalypse Greatness – Audio Spotlight

After (Forstchen) Series by William R. Forstchen 22 JANUARY, 2017 Titles: One Second After One Year After The Last Day   Author: William R. Forstchen Series: After Trilogy Total Hours: 35 hours 23 minutes Publisher: Forge Books Release Date: 01-03-17 ISBN-10: OSA: 9781429922067 OYA: 0765376717 TFD: 0765376733 The After series by William R. Forstchen is truly an epic apocalypse series in the vein of “old school” novels in the genre.  Forstchen mentions in his forward that his goal was to deliver a novel in lines with Alas, Babylon and On the Beach, and he succeeded. The main character, John Matherson, is a forty-something, retired Colonel, that is...

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Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson was one of those middle of the road books that is so hard to review. I enjoyed it but found enough wrong with it that I can’t give it a glowing review. I did find the premise interesting and the characters compelling, but I also found that it was rather immature at times and repetitive. I also found that a lot of the plot was not explained which was a bit of a frustration, because it did have a lot of potential and Sanderson’s writing style is…well epic.

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

An epic tale, THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin, is one of the broad sweeping books that sucks you in and drags you along for the ride. It’s horrific, startling, and uncomfortable all at the same time. It’s sort of like reading Steinbeck, but with vampires in the apocalypse. THE PASSAGE is a hard novel to surmise. The story focuses on a young girl, Amy, the daughter of a prostitute, abandoned at a convent and taken in by a nun who believes she is the answer to everything. Amy comes under the attention of the U.S. Military and Special Agent...

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The Fifth Wave Series Review – Audiobooks

The Fifth Wave series starts out strong with the first book. In fact, The Fifth Wave, is one of my all-time favorite YA Apocalypse novels. In the first book the non-stop action, the intense character interactions and the unique perspective, paired with Yancy’s dedication to not hold back makes for a winner as far as books. Unfortunately, Yancy loses that fervor in the next books. It’s as if he had a plan when flushing out the trilogy – and then changed it in the midst of writing it. For a series that had so much potential, I’m sad to report that...

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The Dwellers Saga Omnibus – Audiobook Review

The audiobook omnibus of The Dwellers series was a great way to experience the dystopian series by David Estes. Narrated by Julia Whelan and Will Damron and over 29 hours of content, you get a powerhouse performance for one audible credit. I enjoyed the story and the world that Estes creates, but at times found the bad guy in the story a little cartoonish and over the top. The story and plotting of the novels have a very political tone, it’s a plot to overthrow a dictator and free groups of oppressed people. Yet, the main evil guy, the dictator’s motivations were very childish. If a complexity to his behavior would have been added to the plot this story would be amazing.

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