Crash: Book One : Crash (Robertson)

  • by Michael Robertson
  • Narrated by Steve Barnes
  • Series: Crash (Robertson)
  • 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chris's life of luxury is gone, devastated by the collapse of the European economy. Huddled in a small room with his petrified ten-year-old son, Chris made the decision to stay in his lavish and once cherished home. Gas, water, and electricity are all cut off; his wife and daughter have gone, and food is running out.
Driven by the need to survive, Chris has decided to keep secrets from his son. Secrets that will make everything else up until this point seem trivial. Secrets that—one way or another will come out before the day is done.
Cowering in his home, he watches as his neighbors are dragged into the street and brutally executed by a small army of psychotic scavengers hell-bent on making the formerly privileged pay. As they methodically purge each home, Chris realizes that staying was the worst decision of his life. Secrets or not, he has to act fast; the murderous pack only has one more house before they reach his…
Crash - A post-apocalyptic/dystopian thriller.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS SCENES OF BRUTAL VIOLENCE. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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I am far from prudish when it comes to post-apocalypse fiction. Having suffered some of the same slings and arrows as Mr. Robertson, I was not prepared to give this book one star. I will say that you should heed the negative reviews that hammer on the graphic violence. I am no believer in human nature, and I can see humanity taking a nasty turn in the event of any apocalyptic scenario, but this did seem to push the limits. Running over a little boy's head after defiling him is a bit over the top, but I am not saying there might not be a twisted psycho out there to do such things, only, I don;t see that person gathering a squad of like-minded monsters. Also, there is one person obviously not on board with what is happening, yet he still turns on Chris when it is clear he was made to seem like he was not part of Dean's sociopathic assault on the gated community. That was hinted at after the scene with the dog as well as when he made eye contact with Chris at an earlier point.

Tread with caution.

I was provided a copy (audio) of this title in exchange for an honest review. My biggest issue with the narrator is that he almost seemed to be whispering. At times I had to struggle to hear him but overall, the production quality was excellent.
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- TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer "Todd W. Brown"

WELL WRITTEN AND MACABRE!

What made the experience of listening to Crash: Book One the most enjoyable?

it was a very enthralling story...sad and dark...I was shocked!


Who was your favorite character and why?

Mmmm...really no faves...but I guess I will say Chris...all these characters are messed up!


Have you listened to any of Steve Barnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, but I certainly would and will!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When George leaves Michael...even though it wae almost certain still a death sentence...he at least showed a little compassion...


Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This is a scary and messed up story...its about a post apocalyptic world...not done by war, but by a financial crash...causing a fall in society...no zombies...but regular people are the monsters here...really dark listen about a father and son trying to survive...I did like it, it was well written and narrated and I will listen to book 2!

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- anne "I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2015
  • Publisher: Michael Robertson