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Rules of Survival: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller

Survival Rules Series, Book 1
Written by: Jack Hunt
Narrated by: Miles Meili
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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He hated the rules until the power grid failed.
 

Tyler Ford is a tour guide, a brother, and the son of a prepper from Whitefish, Montana. Robbed of a childhood and forced to learn his father’s stringent rules of survival for every kind of apocalypse, he couldn’t wait to leave home, but when an EMP obliterates the United States electrical grid, takes out communication and stalls vehicles, Tyler must face the past and remember what he taught him if he hopes to make it out of Vegas alive.
 

When chaos erupts, will you know the rules to survive?
 

Erika Lyons just wanted an evening away from the hectic world of hotel management but she got more than she expected. There’s only one thing worse than a bad date, that’s relying on them to keep you alive. Demanding guests were a challenge, desperate ones, pure hell. As food stops being delivered, vehicles clog up the streets, and society begins to unravel, sin city could be the most dangerous place in America.
 

In a world without power, fighting to stay alive may be the only rule that matters.
 

With no warning, no communication, and planes falling out of the sky, the Ford’s may be the only ones who know what it takes to thrive. Can Tyler, and two ordinary strangers survive the perilous journey home to Montana? Can the Ford family hold it together long enough to push back the tide of violence, looters and roving gangs? And will they help the community survive as the world is thrown into darkness?
 

Rules of Survival is book one in Survival Rules, a post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series following the Ford family and their community as they fight to survive after an EMP destroys the nation’s power grid.

©2019 Jack Hunt (P)2019 Jack Hunt

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  • Joel Lewis
  • 2019-06-13

too short

Much shorter than I prefer, there is room for so much more and I usually require at least 9-10 hours worth for the cost, especially considering all the different POVs, but it's certainly a well written and interesting plot. Worth the read, and considering the narrator worth the listen, but still wish it were longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-03

I wish this book was longer.

I feel like the action and development is good. however the book was over before long and it had just started getting interesting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-09

Talk about a bad first date!

Rules of Survival is the first book in a new post-apocalyptic survival series. Written by Jack Hunt, who is no stranger to the genre, this book hits all the beats I've come to expect from the genre: multiple groups of survivors-some preppers, some regular 'unprepared' folks, with the main characters attempting to reach somewhere 'safe' as society begins to break down around them. The story starts in Vegas with the book's main protagonist, Tyler, out on a first date that does not go well and then gets even worse when there is an EMP attack, throwing the city into absolute chaos. For the most part I really enjoyed the cast of characters, especially Tyler's date Erika, and the plane full of felons instantly had me thinking of the movie Con Air. It's a fun story with plenty of action. I'm definitely interested to see what happens next to Tyler and his friends. and Miles Meili does a really good job with the narration.

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Rayc
  • 2019-06-30

Great characters

Fast paced post apoc . Plenty of action and some great characters.
Nothing unique in the plot but Jack Hunt is one of the best post apocalypse writer around these days. and as usual delivers great entertainment.
Narration is good clear and concise.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review. .

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  • bobinmontana
  • 2019-06-26

EMP apocalyptic fiction, .... who knows?

When, not if will it happen?
Although I struggled at first with what reminded me of a B movie script I began thinking. If you ever enjoyed a old western movie this book has many similarities. imagine the sheriff, his prisoner and a rich spoiled woman as the only survivors of a stage holdup. Now, they have to make it to civilization through Indian territory. When they get there, after many trials and tribulations they find a different kind of problem in that town.
I look forward to future books you will too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-24

A Great, Exciting Post-Apocalytic Story

I really enjoyed this story. It really grasps what I think people would really act like should this actually happen.
Miles Meili does a wonderful job narrating this book. Highly recommended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • SunsetSam
  • 2019-07-14

A great new apocalyptic thriller by Jack Hunt

I really enjoyed this book. Jack Hunt has a way of writing a story that builds to a crescendo of excitement. It was perfect for my 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Thrillers like this one are a excellent way to make your workout less boring and each day when I get on it I look forward to what will happen next. The narrator Miles, does an excellent job of ratcheting up tension and fits well with the book.

The story starts off on a date; a date that goes badly. Poor fellow had not had much luck with the ladies and he had a domineering father that forced him to become a prepper. His female counterpart was a wealthy young lady that had problems with finding a fellow that would like her for just her self.

So we have a couple that meets and all of a sudden a EMP strikes where they are located Las Vegas. Not an ideal place to be. This is where the journey starts as they venture to Montana via Colorado.

The second storyline involves a crash plane full of convicts being transferred due to the power outage. The brother of the fellow in Las Vegas is an ex Marine . He is involved in the hunt for the escape convicts in Montana

This was a great start to a new series that I know I am going to enjoy. If you like apocalyptic fiction this is a great one and I would recommend it. You have the broad outline of the book now what happens, how they deal with it. I suggest that you have a listen and enjoy a rollercoaster ride in Las Vegas

I was given this book to review and the opinions are mine alone and are honest. If I like it I will say I liked it if I did not I won’t

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  • JayOne
  • 2019-07-02

So Frustrating

I finally gave up. Most books require a certain amount of suspension of belief, but this one is asks too much of the reader/listener. The characters just aren't very likeable and, frankly, not believable. I don't think it would be possible to write a more shrill, annoying female character, than Erica. I'm so frustrated I can't organize my thoughts. It was a good idea, and could have been a great book, but it turned out to be a mess.

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  • wendy
  • 2019-06-28

not very well edited

Erica your female character was a major pain in the ass. I almost had to quit listening to the book because of how irritating she was.
Tyler was a complete wimp for putting up with her tantrum and dangerous demands.
with all the emphasis on how prepared and trained the two brothers were they both smoked cigarettes when in situations where that could have easily identified them as targets. that's pretty basic situational security. also I found it confusing how the ex-fiance that killed Erica's parents was in Utah on the first night of the EMP blackout. Erica's friend Trish had suggested calling him to pick her up when her purse was stolen in Las Vegas on the same night he supposedly killed her parents. Erica had responded that she would not call him because he would bring that other woman.
and what good does it do to be a prepper/survivalist if the entire town knows that you are and where your fortified cabin is and what it contains?

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  • joecool79
  • 2019-06-26

Unlikeable characters.

Great Idea, bad characters. I just couldnt get into it with these folks. It was a struggle to complete.

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