• by J. L. Davis
  • Narrated by S.W. Salzman
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lock the doors and board up the windows. The power grids are down. Food is gone. Communications are reduced to short-range transmission and the only sound on the radio is a killer's heavy breathing.
Moving as it is gripping, CRUDE takes the listener inside the world of Eddie Slate, a smooth-talking car salesman who finds himself caught up in the red zone after a catastrophic incident shuts down the global fuel and power supply. With the gas pumps spitting air and law enforcement failing, self-preservation is the only rule for survival until help can arrive.
Alone and frightened, Eddie spends the hours on a hand radio searching for Beth Andrews, a woman he once loved. Nobody ever answers, at least not until a mysterious drifter starts transmitting and takes a dark step into his life.
The time is now and the place, your hometown. See what happens to Eddie Slate the day the world stops.


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A New Kind of Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

This could have been a story about any one of us. The world imagined by the author takes place after a very plausible oil shortage scenario. Everything that we use in our daily lives, including electricity, heat, food, and transportation comes to a screeching halt. Enter Eddie, a completely ordinary car salesman who happened to prepare a little better than most for the end of the world. What follows is a sometimes unbelievable sequence of events that turns mild-mannered Eddie into a post-apocalyptic hero of sorts. There were times where the action dragged or was interrupted by a flashback or internal musings of Eddie. I understand that the author was attempting to show us how events from the past can determine our future, but I felt it was a little overused. It was like ice water to the face, just when things were getting good. I really enjoyed the narrator's work though. He sounded exactly like I would imagine Eddie to sound. I didn't care for Frank's voice though...he sounded too Brooklyn thug rather than hardened killer. Almost too comical for the part, in a way.

I received this book at no charge through AudioBookBoom in exchange for my unbiased review, so my final thoughts are that this was a 3.5 star book that could have been a 4 or more if the author were to rework certain parts. Overall a good listen and I would like to hear more of both the author and narrator's work in the future.
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- Heather M Leal

Not what I expected but still good

What disappointed you about Crude?

Just was my type of world ending story, but it was still enjoyable

Would you be willing to try another one of S.W. Salzmanā€™s performances?

Salzman always does a great job

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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- Dwayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-19-2016
  • Publisher: Jeffrey L Davis