Superflare

  • by Alec Sand
  • Narrated by Brian D'eon
  • 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A solar eruption bakes the Earth in lethal radiation for 10 days. In the American Southwest, the only survivors are a group of spelunking scientists, and an astronomer's entourage who had the foresight to hide in the abandoned mines of Bisbee, Arizona. In need of food, supplies and water, the two groups undertake a perilous trek across the rugged beauty of the unpeopled Sonoran desert.

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Audible Editor Reviews

In the heady, slow-burning sci-fi adventure Superflare, the planet Earth has just been scorched by seemingly endless days of devastating radiation from space and the only survivors are a bunch of cave-diving scientists and a plucky astronomer and his crew. The two motley groups join forces and attempt to cross the notoriously unforgiving Sonoran desert in the American Southwest, while expounding on their own scientific and life theories along the way. Narrated with palpable enthusiasm for the unfolding critical journey by Brian D'eon.

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Nothing like the publishers summary

I thought this was a dreadful book. It is not what I call science fiction, perhaps I have missed the point but the cover and description led me to believe this would be a classic post apocalyptic facing adversity story and it isn't.
The superflare certainly happens and the 2 groups survive by being underground.
The rest of the book is mainly one of the characters talking endlessly about the neediness of women and sex. I fast forwarded part of the book and this was only about an hour and a half into it. One of the characters was droning on about picking up women in bars it wasn't interesting or funny; the first couple of minutes I could accept if it had been relevant it's just that it went on and on and on.
Later I was so bored listening to the same man going on about exactly the same stuff and sometimes even speaking the same dialogue used earlier in the book that i fast forwarded more to get passed him speaking.
If the characters actually crossed a desert it must have been quick because I missed it completely and then when the 2 groups finally meet the book ends. I have given it 1 out of 5 because I can't give it a zero rating. I would like my money back on this one!
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- Sheila

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2010
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media