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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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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- Tom

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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- Ridgebacklandrovers

Book Details

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