• by L.R. Burkard
  • Narrated by Angel Clark, Melissa Moran, Sybil Johnson
  • 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do you do when the whole world... stops? When an electromagnetic pulse hits the earth and everything stops working, nothing will ever be the same. No TV, no internet, no cell phones, not even a stinking working car. Who would have thought this could happen in the USA? To outsiders, Andrea Patterson has the American dream house and family. But when the unthinkable happens, the dream looks more like a nightmare - one from which she and her family may not wake up alive. Lexie Martin's homesteading family has never been cool like Andrea's, but they've been prepping for disaster for years. For them, the world didn't stop; it just slowed down. The one thing they didn't prepare for? A desperate school bus driver who will stop at nothing to get what they've got.
Sarah Weaver, friend of Andrea and Lexie, lives on the top floor of a ten-story apartment building. When things went black, she thought it could be romantic, like in the time of Jane Austen. She was wrong. Has the world collapsed forever? Who will survive when technology fails? Told in journal-style prose by three 16 year old girls, Pulse takes listeners into a chilling possible future for Americans while hitting right in the gut with frightening detail. Andrea, Lexie and Sarah bare heart and soul as they share what they encounter after the pulse. As even the U.S. government is concerned about the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, this book is not only timely but compelling.


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What disappointed you about Pulse?

Seriously? 4.3 hours of this novel is bible thumping filler but the rest is a GOOD read. PLEASE...bleep the bad words, I get it; make Moral choices, I get it. But enough of the feckin' Bible Thumping!!!! This cost me a credit, I should have just dropped a $20 in the offerings bowl.

Would you ever listen to anything by L.R. Burkard again?

Not too likely; just TRY to be a little more subtle.... huh?

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

Narrators didn't raise my hair, and I honestly didn't think about them much; which by my standards, is how it should be. Good job.

What character would you cut from Pulse?

Jesus. Just sayi'n.

Any additional comments?

Not really; just ya'll Christians sendin me to hell should know I'm Buddhist.

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- John

hoping this never happens in my lifetime

Enjoyed listening to this book, sorry to find out the 2nd book in the series is not available on Audible now.
Trying to wrap my mind around the realities of this situation because this book really does paint a bleak but accurate picture of what will happen to our society if we lost electricity. Just the one thing changes everything. and not in a good way. I didn't grow up with all the more modern electronics, video had just come out, we walked everywhere as children or rode bikes. most families had one car. Now without my Mac, iPad, iPhone and internet to connect with the world Im sure Id feel just as lost as these folks did, but it wasn't that that they focused on after a few days it was the lack of resources, food and warmth. that was a wake up call. I liked at the end that a few things were cleared up on the technicalities that didn't make sense.
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- GigiD. "Say something about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-31-2016
  • Publisher: Linore Rose Burkard