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A fictional non-fiction book (well Akart and many other think that something similar to what 36 Hours is based on will happen in the near future). The sun is the giver of life, but what happens if it suddenly wants to take that life away. That is what this book tries to show. 36 Hours is a book about a non-prepper realizing the prepper ways.
In one of the first non-prepper (but kind of prepper) books I've read, Kevin Pierce still shines. He definitely has one of the easiest to listen to voices. Especially in books where the world is falling apart.
My favorite parts of this novel were all of the different scientific sections. You can tell that Akart really did his research before putting words to the page. The science feels real, which in turn makes this book incredibly terrifying. I kept thinking, oh wow, well that's terrifying, every time that Akart would have the characters explain the science behind something.
Parts of this book could almost be used as a prepper's guide (which is what Madison basically reads to get prepared). And I think that prepper's and non-prepper's alike would really enjoy this.
36 Hours: A terrifying look at would happen in the hours leading up to a direct hit of an EMP sent directly from the sun.
My only issue is that this was really the "prep" book, the next book will have all of the goodies in it. This was, for lack of a better term, a "Pre-Apocalyptic" book.
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37 of 40 people found this review helpful
PIGS GET FAT, HOGS GET SLAUGHTERED
When it comes to this type of book, this is close to the top of the list. I still like the BORROWED WORLD better. This is entertaining and I did learn stuff. The beginning might have to many lectures for some. Akart did some research on the sun and he is eager to share it.
LEFT VS RIGHT
As an author you have the right to talk as much politics as you want and most do. For years it was mostly the liberal side that did most of the talking. The conservatives have found the apocalypse novel to be perfect for supporting their platform. I still have no problem with that, but please don't try and fool us. Akart tries to say he is tired of people taking sides, which he follows with an example of how conservatives complain about illegal aliens, but then they are called racists. He tries to say he is neutral, but the book is full of examples of just how conservative he is and how he hates liberals. He tells us how smart Newt Gingrich and Shaun Hannity are. It is a shame you can't buy and get a gun without a back ground check, etc. In one part a character comes upon Hope, Arkansas and we are told it is the home of Bill Clinton AND A DARN GOOD MAN, MIKE HUCKLEBEE. We are often told about how the morals of the country have gone bad, etc.. I lost count of how many times we are told Preppers are normal and not crazies as the liberal press tries to paint them. Hey, if your a conservative Baptist, than say it and own it, don't whine and pretend you are neutral.
There is a good chance I will continue the series
Pierce makes this book even better.
85 of 95 people found this review helpful
It was nice to listen to Kevin again, and this premise interested me a lot due to the science of it. I must admit there was a lot to take in at first. But as each first chapter introduced us to the characters and to what was coming, I got more and more sucked into the story.
Preppers do have the mentality attatched to them of being a bit on the wacky side, but I think in all honesty having some sort of stock about you really isn't. Especially with the way the world seems to be heading. Maddison was a fab Mom and did everything she could to help calm her daughter down and protect her from even her own thoughts at first.
Alex totally different gal, you think she's this quiet kid who just wants to do what kids do, but she rescues her mom from a mugger with a golf club! There were some really tough moments in this story. And the more we got to know Maddy and Alex, and her husband Colton. The more we were routing for them being re-united.
I think my only grip is that it's so short. I know there's a sequel, but I feel it's actually really part of this story. It stopped at a good place after they met up, but the only thing that led me to want more was the bonus chapter/teaser.
Still excellent listen, Kevin has a deep, but soothing tone I really like. He puts great twists with his male and female characters and I'm happy to listen to anything he narrates because of that. Next one please :)
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I would recommend this book only as an example of how unpleasant the principal characters are and the underlying political message of the author and his Republican rhetoric. You can tell where this book is going to go and how things are going to play out well in advance. Granted there is some tension around the actual solar event. However, you have to listen to a lot of the authors uninteresting and frankly racist prognostications that to anyone with more than a handful of brain cells starts to become really really tedious. As an Englishman, living in the UK, I have one question who is Mike Huckabee and why should I care?
Would you be willing to try another book from Bobby Akart? Why or why not?
No. this is another of those books that is actually one slim book split into a number of parts to make extra money. Do not be fooled by the length as advertised as this inevitably includes a big chunk from from the next book. If this, or any of the other books was a good 9 -10 hours then I would. However all the books in the series come in well under 6 hours and at £16+ they are too expensive.
Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Kevin Pierce should not play the bad characters as black unless we are told they are black. He has a responsibility not to add context that detracts from what is written. Even when what is written is could be construed as racist twaddle.
Could you see 36 Hours being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
I hope not. Not unless it is completely re-written and give some depth and substance.
Any additional comments?
As is usual with this genre more concern is given to the sexual mores of the characters and who they may or may not be sleeping with than is given to the random acts of violence these same characters mete out to others whether or not it is justified. Get your priorities right. You are not allowed to kill and main people until society has gone down the plug hole, at least in the UK.Also one of the main characters goes from not understanding what prepping means to prepping expert in lickety split time. Whilst this may be of some use for people who have bought this book as some kind of handbook it does become a bit like a big book of lists. If I want a manual I'll buy a manual.