Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story : The World Burns

  • by Boyd Craven III
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • Series: The World Burns
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A raw and gritty standalone novel in The World Burns saga.
Life after an EMP puts the US in the dark ages is not an easy one. Life is dangerous and difficult enough without humans preying on each other. Don, an alcoholic, and a gamer girl called "Z" make an odd introduction together and find themselves thrust into a survival situation neither of them are prepared to endure.
A ghost from Don's past surfaces - one who's responsible for his pain and suffering. Can both Don and Z endure in a world that has gone crazy, when all they want to do is keep on living?


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situations that are all too realistic

Rebel Radio: A Post-Apocalyptic Story is a stand-alone novella in The World Burns Saga by Boyd Craven III. It follows the intertwining stories of two deeply flawed and unprepared survivors who are faced with the aftermath of an EMP that has left the United States in the dark ages. What sets this novella apart from other PA works is that the characters and environments are actually believable. Don, an alcoholic with a hidden refuge, and Z, an avid gamer who has come across a working radio, are put into situations that are all too realistic in a PA world. The whole notion of having to forage and plunder in order to survive is evident but having the best resources on hand puts you at a higher risk to lose your life. But the book isn’t just about the need for survival and running away from motorcycle gangs. Craven has given these broken characters the ability to make a choice. The choice to survive together. But will they continue to move along, only trying to survive? Or will they end it all and be with the ones they love in the afterlife? Is there an afterlife to look forward to?

Kevin Pierce has a wonderful voice and that really should go without mention. The flow in which he reads is perfect for this type of novel and his voice gives the listener an emotional tie to the characters. The only knock I have against him is that there are various points in time where I forget which character the chapter is focused on because Pierce doesn’t show much variation in the voices of the characters. Yes, each chapter is named ‘Don’ or ‘Z’, but since the chapters generally focus on both characters, it can get a little confusing if you aren’t paying attention. Other than that, Pierce was flawless.

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An enjoyable listen.

I haven't read any of the A World Burns books before this and while I enjoyed this, I felt like something was missing! I think if there was maybe a little round up of how the EMP happened, it may have taken away the nagging feeling of the story being incomplete! I do think, if you have read and enjoyed the other books, then you may love this.

This is told from 2 very different peoples POV. Don, an alcoholic man, and Z, a woman just trying to survive the gangs. Each of these were well written! Don being so broken and dealing with his alcoholism, and Z, just trying not to be raped and dragged off by the bikers. When Don is beaten to within an inch of his life, Z is the one to find him and help him heal. I liked both characters and felt for each of them.

This isn't focused on the aftermath of the Apocalypse, this is more character focused. It brings us on both of these characters journeys and their struggle to survive. I'm actually really looking forward to the next one to see where they go from here.

In all, this is a dark, yet hopeful read. It has definitely peaked my interest and I look forward to more.

Kevin Pierce did an amazing job, as always. He seems to have a voice for post apocalyptic books!! He is easy to listen to and has a wide range of tones.

*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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- Natalie @ BookLoversLife

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2015
  • Publisher: Boyd Craven III