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In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter. When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn't the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way. Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn't created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job - and Earth's survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.
©2012 Edward W. Robertson (P)2013 Podium Publishing
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By Janie on 10-24-13

Left me wanting more.....

I not a fan of most science fiction - especially off planet, however this book was firmly grounded on Earth, albeit with a sprinkling of aliens and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book starts with the hum-drum existence of two couples, one based in New York and the other in southern California. From there there the plot slowly develops into a dystopian nightmare. The character development is excellent and the story is told from each males point of view, each chapter switching from one to the other until in the books last half they finally unite. The book is more about the indomitable human spirit and the desire to survive and the plot is arranged to support this premise. For lovers of suspense and who appreciate a book that has a few layers and a book which is reasonably well written, I recommend this to you.

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By shalte on 09-09-13

This Book was Made for Ray Chase

Where does Breakers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I say Breakers ranks in the top 84-92% with a lean towards the higher %.

What other book might you compare Breakers to and why?

This book does not need comparison. Breakers stands alone as a solid work of fiction. When everything is said and done, who cares what I might compare Breakers to? Come on Audible.....what kind of question is this?

Which scene was your favorite?

When Raymond and Mia are discussing whether they should hit the road to less traveled, higher climes and Raymond brings up the fact that they would be leaving their garden. Mia throws out a perfectly timed sarcastic remark that made me laugh and rewind 3-4 times to hear it again.

Raymond was a very lucky guy to have Mia in his life. She is the kind of woman I'd like to have in my life, with or without the Squids trying to throw mankind in the garbage heap.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Walter wants revenge. Get ready for a heaping helping of dismembered Squid Alien bastards!

Any additional comments?

Ray Chase narrated this book perfectly. I think the word I am looking for to describe his narration is sardonic. When Ray Chase is matched with the right book like Breakers, he is absolutely a joy to listen to. I laughed, I almost felt like crying a time or two. I hope he continues with this series. Also, I hope there is a surprise awaiting one of the main characters, the story line would be the richer and I could continue my audio crush.

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By Amazon Customer on 03-07-14

Walt's rampage

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is unique and develops characters around events and shows how people are changed by those events.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Alien's pure motive to just wipe out mankind. They don't talk, negotiate or even try to communicate. That it is set in the USA, aliens seem to really like to USA more than anywhere.

What aspect of Ray Chase’s performance might you have changed?

He tends to drone on a bit.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

Hard to get used to the narrator but if you persist it is well worth it.

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