Unexpected World : The EMP Survivor Series

  • by Chris Pike
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • Series: The EMP Survivor Series
  • 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Chris Pike's debut novel Unexpected World is a gritty and compelling survival tale about human courage and steadfast determination to live, to endure, and to persevere against all odds. Assistant District Attorney Dillon Stockdale is on the phone with his daughter when an EMP obliterates the entire electrical grid of the United States. Anything relying on a computer is fried, including the plane his daughter is on. Gripped with the terrifying realization the plane has crash-landed somewhere in the expansive and dangerous landscape of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, Dillon sets out to rescue her before it's too late. A harrowing survival story with non-stop, pulse-pounding action, Unexpected World is a story of good vs. evil, of a complex narrative of fight or flight, and mind-bending choices resulting in profound consequences. Dillon Stockdale is determined, he's well-equipped, and nothing will stop him. Or will it?

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More Drama than a Prepper Story

Story is about a father (Dillon) who is a rugged go-to type of guy. He is at work in the courthouse when an EMP is deployed over the United States. Dillon knows exactly what is happening when it does and has been stocking and keeping supplies at his home in case of this type of situation.

His only daughter (Cassie) was on an airplane during the attack. After saving a co-worker (Holly) and helping those that he can, he goes to his house and gears up to head out to the site he thinks the plane crashed. Holly understands how far they will be traveling and tries to show Dillon that she can handle the situation. He knows in his heart that his daughter survived, but also knows that without any type of power, electronics, etc., she cannot call him for help and he cannot be sure of her safety until he gets there.

Luckily his daughter has two other survivors (men) with her after the plane crash. One of which is a younger version of her dad, and possibly a love interest to her. Cassie and survivors head out of the swamp to find shelter, food and hopefully a way to get home to her dad.

During this first book of the series, it is mostly about both parties heading towards each other and the difficulties of traveling over a country full of people struggling to stay alive.

I took away one star as the story has some situations which seem glossed over. For instance one part of the story when Dillon and Holly go to his home (which is full of supplies) to pack up, they leave without giving any information or supplies to his neighbor (whom he interacts with in the story and is supposed to be friendly with).

Otherwise I did enjoy the story and look forward to the next book. There is a really bad guy in it that we don't see a lot of in the first book, the preview of the next book sounds like he will be a big part of it.

Kevin Pierce is one of my favorite narrators and did a great job with this. It's always a pleasure to hear his voice.

I received this book for free from the narrator, author or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Lisa H.

Father WIll do Anything to Rescue His Daughter

A great story - fast moving with a lot of action right from the start. Fast paced about a single father talking on the phone to his daughter who is on a plane that is about to land. Plane crashes due to an emp and father is determined to go rescue her. He is in Texas and she is in Louisiana. Him, his dog and a female companion/attorney that he has also rescued start out determined to find her and start life all over again.
Story is too short but I enjoyed it and will get the next one. Didn't use a credit but paid for this since it was under 6 hrs not sorry I did but for the value I wish it was longer.
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- Neva

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2016
  • Publisher: Chris Pike