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Publisher's Summary

Some mysteries should stay buried. A centuries-old plan unfolds.
Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th-century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.
Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they've known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough, as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the course of humankind forever.
Critical Dawn is an apocalyptic ride to the very edge of human existence. Factions will battle for control of the Earth - if they can avoid the threat of extinction.
©2014 Darren Wearmouth, Colin F. Barnes (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By Tony on 07-22-15

Younger adult sci-if.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The book starts out very well. The middle and end are rough. I like books with some struggles. I do not like it when everything conveniently falls into place. More descriptions would be nice as well.

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

Denver. He is very upbeat, despite how he was raised.

Did Critical Dawn inspire you to do anything?

No. I do not think I will pursue the series.

Any additional comments?

I think the series has/had great potential. I just think it is geared more towards a younger audience. It is an easy listen and not too many dynamic characters, that you can't keep track of them.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nancy Chilton-Kendrick on 07-20-15

Maybe

Maybe book 2 will be better. Having the first part end so abruptly lest me wondering what happened. Answered in a way but much later. Maybe character development will be better, too.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tony Bough on 06-14-16

Brilliant! Well written with cool characters!

What made the experience of listening to Critical Dawn the most enjoyable?

The story is brilliant! Really good pace throughout the book and a very good narrator. I love the main characters. The good and the bad. The sinister main collaborator was interesting. This is a must have audiobook!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Critical Dawn?

On one hand I love how short the setup for the story is. We jump into the characters almost instantly. But I also loved the ending as well. It's a really good book!

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favourite?

It has to be Charlie Jackson, although his lad is a very close second.

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

I can't answer that without plot spoilers. The ending is good is all I will say.

Any additional comments?

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

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Yevgeny on 07-21-15

Entertaining, just

Story is quite shallow/simple at times. One of the main ideas in the book is just wrong/not possible and beyond fantastical in my opinion.
Also evil "Russians" and heroic "Mericans"... Seriously?
Unnecessary swearing.
Preview of the next book was disappointing.

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