36 Hours : Blackout

  • by Bobby Akart
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • Series: Blackout
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is not the story of preppers with stockpiles of food, weapons, and a hidden bunker. This is the story of Colton Ryman, his stay-at-home wife, Madison, and their teenage daughter, Alex. In 36 Hours, the Ryman family and the rest of the world will be thrust into the darkness of a post-apocalyptic world.
A catastrophic solar flare, an EMP - a threat from above to America's soft underbelly below - is hurtling toward our planet.
The Rymans have never heard of preppers and have no concept of what prepping entails. But they're learning, and they are running out of time. Their faith will be tested, their freedom will be threatened, but their family will survive.
An EMP, naturally generated from our sun in the form of a solar flare, has happened before, and it will happen again, in only 36 hours.
This is a story about how our sun, the planet's source of life, can also devastate our modern world. It's a story about panic, chaos, and the final straws that shattered an already thin veneer of civilization. It is a warning to us all - never underestimate the depravity of man.
What will you do when the clock strikes zero?
Midnight is forever.

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Thought provoking


It was nice to listen to Kevin again, and this premise interested me a lot due to the science of it. I must admit there was a lot to take in at first. But as each first chapter introduced us to the characters and to what was coming, I got more and more sucked into the story.

Preppers do have the mentality attatched to them of being a bit on the wacky side, but I think in all honesty having some sort of stock about you really isn't. Especially with the way the world seems to be heading. Maddison was a fab Mom and did everything she could to help calm her daughter down and protect her from even her own thoughts at first.

Alex totally different gal, you think she's this quiet kid who just wants to do what kids do, but she rescues her mom from a mugger with a golf club! There were some really tough moments in this story. And the more we got to know Maddy and Alex, and her husband Colton. The more we were routing for them being re-united.

I think my only grip is that it's so short. I know there's a sequel, but I feel it's actually really part of this story. It stopped at a good place after they met up, but the only thing that led me to want more was the bonus chapter/teaser.

Still excellent listen, Kevin has a deep, but soothing tone I really like. He puts great twists with his male and female characters and I'm happy to listen to anything he narrates because of that. Next one please :)


This audio book was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
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- kanundra

Unalloyed White Republican Privilege

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book only as an example of how unpleasant the principal characters are and the underlying political message of the author and his Republican rhetoric. You can tell where this book is going to go and how things are going to play out well in advance. Granted there is some tension around the actual solar event. However, you have to listen to a lot of the authors uninteresting and frankly racist prognostications that to anyone with more than a handful of brain cells starts to become really really tedious. As an Englishman, living in the UK, I have one question who is Mike Huckabee and why should I care?


Would you be willing to try another book from Bobby Akart? Why or why not?

No. this is another of those books that is actually one slim book split into a number of parts to make extra money. Do not be fooled by the length as advertised as this inevitably includes a big chunk from from the next book. If this, or any of the other books was a good 9 -10 hours then I would. However all the books in the series come in well under 6 hours and at £16+ they are too expensive.


Have you listened to any of Kevin Pierce’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Kevin Pierce should not play the bad characters as black unless we are told they are black. He has a responsibility not to add context that detracts from what is written. Even when what is written is could be construed as racist twaddle.


Could you see 36 Hours being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I hope not. Not unless it is completely re-written and give some depth and substance.


Any additional comments?

As is usual with this genre more concern is given to the sexual mores of the characters and who they may or may not be sleeping with than is given to the random acts of violence these same characters mete out to others whether or not it is justified. Get your priorities right. You are not allowed to kill and main people until society has gone down the plug hole, at least in the UK.Also one of the main characters goes from not understanding what prepping means to prepping expert in lickety split time. Whilst this may be of some use for people who have bought this book as some kind of handbook it does become a bit like a big book of lists. If I want a manual I'll buy a manual.

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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2016
  • Publisher: Bobby Akart Inc.