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The Year Without Summer

Written by: Jack Hunt
Narrated by: Bruce Stone
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The fight for survival starts now.

When recently divorced Catherine Shaw tries to reconnect with her young son Jordan by taking him on vacation in Yellowstone National Park, a series of disturbing events lead her to believe that the dormant supervolcano is on the brink of erupting. 

With the clocking ticking down and the aid of a damaged deputy park ranger, they will have to do more than convince the park superintendent of the imminent disaster. Thousands of blissfully unaware tourists have flocked to the serene park, trouble makers are on the loose, and not everyone wants to listen.

The Year Without Summer is a fast-paced supervolcano disaster thriller from the author of Days of Panic and As We Fall. It's a realistic, pause-resisting story about a terrifying event that begins in Yellowstone National Park at the height of summer.

©2018 Jack Hunt (P)2018 Jack Hunt

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  • Jeremy M
  • 2019-01-08

Wow ... that was an extremely painful listen

Plot was extremely thin, but the narration was horrible, resulting in an anticlimactic waste of time. This is one that I would definitely ask for a refund.

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  • Bluewave
  • 2019-06-08

Good book, different from the normal

I enjoyed this book as a different theme then the post apocalyptic books I love. I look forward to the 2nd book if another follows. I understand the name of the book, just hope the next makes it come true. Spoiler Yellowstone doesn’t really blow.

I received this book free of charge from the author for an biased review.

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  • Layla
  • 2019-04-09

It needed more.

A lot of reviewers did not like the narrator, but I have to disagree with them. I liked the way he narrated the book. Yes, some did sound the same but there were a lot of characters and it is a difficult thing to change your voice for every single one and he is not the worst that I have listened to by a long shot.
My problem is the story itself. I felt the build-up and it reached a high point then nothing. it was anticlimactic.
There are no sexual content, some what would call mild violence and I can't remember if there were any profanity.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-03-19

Very little payoff

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review

Narrator : The narration was middle of the road. Different intonations for each character, except that a few sounded very similar to one another
Story : This felt like it should have been another few hours longer. The whole book is buildup, for what feels like a very small payoff.

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  • Deborah Mak
  • 2019-03-16

Not very good.

Theme has been done and better. Narration was annoying. Characters not so interesting. So-so at best.

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  • Jan M
  • 2019-02-28

Gripping!

The Year Without Summer by Jack Hunt is outside my typical listening genre, but I was captivated by the storyline. The thought of Yellowstone erupting is thought provoking. The author wrote some fantastic and vivid imagery with this listen, and I really enjoyed the action. I thought the narrator did a good performance on some distinguishable voices, but I was expecting more emotion (I'm a romance listener). I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review.

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  • SunsetSam
  • 2019-02-26

A departure for Jack Hunt

The characters in the book are centered around a National Park ( Yellowstone) and the Caldera super volcano / Fault.
I had not heard of it before so I looked it up and the information in the book is accurate. This is truly an event that could happen and why Yellowstone has things like Old Faithful. So Mr. Hunt's painting an accurate storyline

It’s not a classic dystopian novel as its more of a natural disaster and the way they cope with the events is well thought out

Think of this book as a how to survive a disaster. I was around in the PNW for Mt. St. Helens and I wish I had none some of the information in the book. Don't think it can happen? Been through one already abet not super close but we got ash, smoke etc

If your looking for a true dystopian adventure try one of Jacks other books like the EMP series he did. This is around a singular event and how they survived. It's fast, the story is good and the listener will learn a thing or two

I was given the book to review. My opinions are mone after listening to it twice and thinking about what my take aways were

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 2019-02-06

nice

the story could have been better and the narrator maybe could've add some emotions but it wasn't bad it was a nice story and maybe I had some parts that I didn't like but overall it was nice
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Keith LaDue
  • 2019-02-06

Pretty good story.

I kind of liked this story. I'm afraid it didn't have the pounding, relentless pace I like. I do recommend this book. Now for the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Rebecca
  • 2019-02-05

Not going to Yellowstone anytime soon!!!

I am a lover of Post Apoc, so naturally I really enjoyed the book. I actually learned a lot from listening that I was not aware of... That's always a bonus... This is my first book by Jack Hunt, but will be listening to more.

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