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Publisher's Summary

In the first five minutes, over a million people died.
In the months since then things have only gotten worse. Much, much worse. Earth reels in the aftermath of a devastating solar flare; the effect of a savage solar storm that has resulted in a global disaster of unprecedented proportions. Most of the world is without electrical power or the means to restore it. In the blink of an eye, the life we lead today became history: the infrastructures of modern American life ceased to exist. Cities, nations and governments are no more. The economy has collapsed and lawlessness reigns. Billions have perished and survival has become a way of life in a world that seems intent on wiping out humankind; or at least its humanity. Those who remain seem to operate on opposite ends of the moral spectrum.
Whether it's a group of religious zealots delivering evil, a mysterious military faction with a secret agenda, the dispersal of the world's most terrible bio-weapon, or an approaching hurricane, there is much to threaten the survivors of Harris Springs and indeed the whole of mankind.
Scott Montgomery and his unlikely group of friends try to hold on to what remains of their community and help the countless shattered lives within it move on in the wake of the apocalypse. But what lies ahead appears to be even greater darkness.
©2017 J K Franks (P)2017 J K Franks
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1 out of 5 stars
By neal on 08-21-17

Not Happy! I want my credit back.

First book was great.
Prepper based survival story.
The author turned it into crappy zombie story, with this follow up story.

Couldn't finish it.
Audible should let us know in the description that this is a zombie type story.
I want my credit back!

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By chieftwidgit on 03-15-18

Full bore exitemement

If you could sum up Kingdoms of Sorrow in three words, what would they be?

Full of issues

What did you like best about this story?

The description of the scenarios as the story progressed

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

Yes. It was along the same level of professionalism

Any additional comments?

This book was provided free in exchange for a review. I listened to book one and two of this series. The two books followed seamlessly across the story line. It was good at detailing that not all good guys would survive such a situation and the problems people would face and the challenge to keep any type of community together. The main characters were not perfect but managed to continue and mostly make it happen. The book was left with a real cliff hanger at the end, so I hope there is in fact more books in this series. Very enjoyable and believable. The narrator did an outstanding job on the different characters and even put a good deal of emotion into the performance.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter on 08-31-17

Another great book in this series

We get to learn more about what is going on in the world bit by bit but not too much. Building on the foundations of the events and character development in the first book Kingdoms of Sorrow continues on with everything that made the first book great the writing and narration are still on form keeping me engaged in the events through the lens of the characters, This story has great characters with that you could believe are real people due to the depths and wonderful voices they each have.

Now whether this book is a good at the first is very much a matter of personal taste. The story moves a bit away from the more down to earth dealing with the end of the world story from the first book upping the ante with larger battles, evil cults, the bioweapon etc. Now all this either means the book is more exciting and interesting or it is less believable and engaging depending on your personal taste. I liked it and I think this series of books would make a good TV show.

I enjoyed listening to this book and can recommend it if you have listened to or read the first book. I can not wait to find out what happens next.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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