Narrator: Johnny Heller
Series: The Prepper Series #1
Published by Tantor Audio on 09 February 2016
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Post Apocalyptic
Source: Publisher, Submitted
After container ships carrying black-market nuclear bombs are detonated in American port cities, millions are killed, and the country is thrown into panic.
In Greenwood, Nebraska, Paul Edwards learns about the devastating terrorist attacks on the news. As the power grid goes down, his fear is magnified by the knowledge that his wife and daughter are a thousand miles away in Atlanta.
When his prepper father-in-law, Buck, insists on being part of the rescue, things go from bad to worse. Paul and Buck have hated each other for years. Now, with deadly radiation sweeping in from the coast and the rule of law crumbling around them, the two men must put aside their longstanding feud in a desperate race to bring their family to safety - that is, if they don't kill each other first.
©2015 Lee Bradford and William H. Weber (P)2016 Tantor
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A container ship explodes wiping out most of the United States’ port cities and spreading a layer of radiation throughout. Paul Edwards and his prepper and big a-hole Buck are driving across the country trying to get to Atlanta where Paul’s wife and daughter are (Buck’s daughter and granddaughter). Oh, and Buck and Paul do not get along… at all.
Johnny Heller does the narration for Long Road to Survival and does a great job. He is a veteran audiobook narrator with hundreds of titles to his name, and you can tell why when you listen to this story. He voices each character perfectly. I’m sure it’s almost exactly as the authors thought.
As I mentioned earlier, Paul and Buck are totally different characters. Most of this story was fighting and bickering (mostly over stupid things). Buck was the prepper that you imagine and might have even watched on TV. Prepping for almost every end scenario. Paul, on the other hand, is the polar opposite. He’s a bit of a mystery throughout and most of the book is spent exploring the potential reasoning behind why Buck dislikes Paul so much.
The story was good. I enjoyed the change of pace in the way that the story was told. The US was destroyed in a different way than post-apocalyptic books, and the bickering/story between Buck and Paul made for a different take on an already different PA book.
Overall it was good but not great. I will definitely be checking out the next book in the series to see what happens.