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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?
©2016 Chris Pike (P)2016 Chris Pike
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By Neva on 12-22-16

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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By Lori on 11-27-16

Great start to a series

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Great start to a series. I really enjoyed this story. It pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go until the end. It was an entertaining, well written, interesting, engaging and enjoyable story. Definitely worth your time.

You never know where you will be when a disaster hits and your world changes.

When SHTF your child is hundreds of miles from home. What lengths would you go to in order to find your child. If your Dillon Stockdale you'll will do anything in your power to find your child.

Cassie Stockdale survived when plane she was on crashed. Has no idea where exactly she is or which direction to go in an effort to get help and eventually home. With little to no supplies, what's your next move?

The story does end in a cliffhanger. Fortunately the second book in the series is already available on Audible.

Kevin Pierce does a fantastic job with the narration. Great character voices. Clearly spoken. The narration flows smoothly at a nice even pace. He just has one of those voices that makes the characters and story come to life. I save his books for my road trips, listening to a story he narrates make me look forward to my weekly 9 hour trip.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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By Tom on 08-22-17

Where are all the people?

Would you try another book written by Chris Pike or narrated by Kevin Pierce?

Not unless I can be guaranteed that there is a better story line and character development than this one.

Has Unexpected World put you off other books in this genre?

No - I read One Second After, so I know decent books can be written on this subject.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favourite?

They were all equally annoying. I didn't engage with any of them.

Do you think Unexpected World needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not at these prices. If you are going to write a book try not to cheat your readers by splitting one rather thin story into a trilogy.

Any additional comments?

This is another book where ordinary people suddenly have extraordinary powers of stupidity. There is an EMP, but people seem to be able to move from place to place without suddenly meeting huge numbers of displaced people. You seem to have an unreal idea of just how much food and water you have to carry whilst looking for your daughter. Who has gone down in a plane crash, but you are able, without GPS, to go directly to the area of the crash site. You leave behind a safeish place, unprotected, and become an itinerant refugee armed only with your rugged good looks and a moral code. You go into the water with an alligator and manage both not to drown, or have anything worse than a few bruises. You have sex with a woman and then both of you act as if it didn't happen whilst still giving each other sidelong glance - please.
If I want fairy stories I read the Brothers Grimm.

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By Ridgebacklandrovers on 02-28-17

Very plausible

Enjoyed this book although I felt a bit cheated at only 6 hours long, should've just continued as book 2 is also short.

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By Jan on 10-20-17

Good story

Great story but I don't like a book that doesn't have an ending .I could not believe it ended up in the air just like that!I would like to hear the rest of them but I won't get them on principal as I feel each book should be complete in itself

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