Summary

Brian Cartwright just wants to work and run his farm in peace. The police keep showing up as the HOA from the new neighborhood keeps filing nuisance complaints against him and his farm. What makes matters worse, his former boss George and his son built a big house overlooking the farm. His prepping lifestyle and following the news online is his only other hobby other than church activities.
George's son is the teenager responsible for causing the accident that killed Brian's wife. Every interaction with the power hungry father drives him insane. To make matters worse, George's son has been trespassing and gets injured on Brian's property causing him to build bigger and taller fences.
The neighbors that once shunned Brian Cartwright now need him like never before. America has been attacked with an EMP and they find themselves requiring the help of the widowed farmer the same time he realizes he needs them as well.
When things get dicey, can they mend the wall, or do good fences make good neighbors?
©2015 Boyd Craven III (P)2015 Boyd Craven III
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheepdog627 on 29-12-15

By a Prepper for Preppers…

I enjoyed this book much more that I thought I would. While I like the genre, I tend to be pretty critical of authors that are looking only to write a “how to” book with a thin veneer of fiction or write a “perfect scenario” for the prepper protagonist to flourish in. This book did have a bit of both of those issues but not to the extent that I couldn’t enjoy the story.

This book has really locked itself into a point in time (now) in mentioning names of current political figures and popular podcasts and Youtube channels, but for me that added some reality to it and illustrated that this author is genuinely interested in the topics he is writes about.

I also like the narration by Kevin Pierce. Pierce has narrated several books that I have listened to (The Borrowed World, Ashes of the Unspeakable, The Days of Noah and the "299 Days" series by Glen Tate). For some reason the genre has latched onto Pierce, and my only issue is that hearing his voice and having listened to several of his narrations the stories sometimes will run together in my mind. But maybe that’s just me.

“Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.”

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By S Atherton on 21-01-16

I'm Surrounded By Idiots

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

Kevin Pierce does an excellent job with all the characters without distracting from the story. I've listened to quite a few books that he's narrated and often search for books by good narrators instead of subject or author.
Kevin Pierce is one of those narrators.

Any additional comments?

The book points out the difficulties in having a prepared environment in the middle of a urban/suburban area. The main character is forced to make difficult decisions when dealing with looters, neighbors, HOAs and other idiots.
The book is well written book with more focus on relationships than the event. The characters all have flaws and discover that life is better together than alone. It seems that the EMP crises actually ends up being good for several of the characters as they find each other, find love and purpose as they learn to survive.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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