• As We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

  • Against All Odds, Book 1
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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As We Fall: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller

By: Jack Hunt
Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
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Publisher's Summary

When the system fails, will you fight to survive? 

Sam Wade is on a trip to reconnect with his estranged daughter studying in Boston when the interconnected US infrastructure is crippled by an unknown attacker. As the Internet, communication networks, and power grid go down, the world is soon thrown into turmoil and danger. Faced with no other choice than to battle their way home through a country on the verge of collapse, Sam and his daughter will have to face more than a troubled past - the future is deadly.

December 2015 - The Ukraine experiences a devastating cyber attack on its power grid that leads to widespread power outages.

July 2016 - Hackers bombard the aviation sector with over 1,000 attacks per month and remotely control and paralyze a Jeep on the highway.

August 2017 - The Irish power grid, US energy companies, and a nuclear power plant are digitally assaulted, and the US government accuses Russia.

March, 2018 - Atlanta is hobbled for five days, a troubling precursor to a larger attack that would tear a hole in the infrastructure and bring the country to its knees.

Today - The internet, communication network, and power grid go down, and silence and darkness dominate the nation.

As We Fall is book 1 of a postapocalyptic survival thriller series. It's a pause-resisting story about human connection and fighting to survive when the grid goes down.

©2018 Jack Hunt (P)2018 Jack Hunt

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Not a good value.

following in line with other authors charging full cost for a book of just 6 hours. Seems like nowadays instead of a full book with the costs of one credit, authors now charge 1 full credit for half a book. Buyer beware.

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Well it was ok

I thought the book was too short for the price. I spent a lot of years in the Marines and I have trained with Seals. I don't believe the main character was a Seal at all.

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Great characters.

Sam is in Boston to bring his estranged daughter home because her mom is having surgery. He hasn't seen her in years and knows it's going to be tough, but what he didn't expect was for an attack to happen and the grid to go down. With little to no working vehicles, how is Sam going to travel a country gripped by fear.

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this! I read a lot of PA fiction and it's hard to make a book stand out, but this author managed it. This book centers more on the characters journey than the PA event. I loved that it took a while for everyone to fully realise that yes, there has been an attack and yes, nothing will ever be the same again. Plus, even though Sam is a former Navy Seal, he isn't a prepper and isn't totally prepared for every eventuality! It just felt easier to believe. I also loved that Sam is able to act and do what ever's needed without overthinking things.

The characters were what I loved the most. We really get a sense of who they are. Sam is a tough, no nonsense guy. Sam's daughter, Anna, is angry with her dad but she also realises that he is the only way she will get home. Sam and Anna team up with some other characters, who were all well written and developed too, though not all of them were likable.... Lisa!! Gosh, she was so annoying and I felt for the others!! Lol. Also Annas' granfather!! I'm intrigued to know more about him but from what I saw, he is a controlling piece of ......!!

In all, this was a character driven post apocalyptic read, which I do enjoy!! It was fast paced and held my attention till the end. There were some cliche moments, like with the gang, but I kind of expect things like that from a PA book. When I finished it, I did want to jump into book 2 to see what happens so I do hope it comes to audio soon!

When I think of Kevin Pierce, I think of Post Apocalyptic fiction because it's what he excels in. He has read so many of the books like this that it's hard to come up with new things to say about him ;) Here he was clear and easy to listen to. He had plenty of tones and voices for the different characters and he even reads the female parts well. He is able to grab a person and immerse them in the world and is able to bring it to life.

I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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Excellent in parts, lacking in others...

The character and storyline development are very detailed and enjoyable to the reader/listener. The first half of the book is clear that the author really wanted the listener to be a part of the story. The second half or so, the story felt rushed. I felt the whole journey to CO should've doubled the length of the book with realistic encounters of a world of chaos. It could've been great, but unfortunately I was left disappointed and likely won't be purchasing the sequel.

It's common practice for modern apocalyptic fiction authors to start with a great story, build up the characters, then rush through to get the sequel or trilogy out in 6 months. This unfortunately can make a potentially amazing novel turn into average at best.

Kevin Pierce was an excellent choice as a narrator! I've enjoyed his work for a few years now and view him as "The Voice of the Apocalypse".

*This audiobook was provided to me at no cost in exchange for my unbiased review.

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A good Airport read

This is not great literature but can be a good source of entertainment at an Airport or when traveling.

The Story is not original but for those who enjoy this genre it will be time well spent.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Falling

Typical estranged father daughter relationship when everything falls apart.. Father escorts daughter (fighting all the way against each other and others) to her grandfather. Grandfather has devious plans for his town including murder and story continues. Not the best but just intriguing enough to get the next one and see where the story goes.not as bad

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Strong start to new series

Jack Hunt is off to a good start in the first book of his new post-apocalyptic series. Although he hasn’t reinvented the wheel, he has done something new by creating a slightly morally-flawed protagonist. Although Sam, a former special forces soldier who finds himself in Boston to take his estranged daughter home to her ailing mother when the lights go out, is generally a sympathetic character, he makes some ethically-questionable choices without usual and expected self-doubt and justifications. Fortunately, his daughter quickly moves past the whining and blaming stage and becomes a self-sufficient and valuable partner on the trip from Harvard to Breckinridge, Colorado. Unfortunately, another member of the group assumes the role of the never ending victim you want to sacrifice to the bad guys, but it wouldn’t be a post-apocalyptic novel without that character, would it? The story is enhanced through the narration of the incomparable Kevin Pierce, who was terrific as always. My only criticism is that the book is barely over 5 hours long, and it is hard to use a credit on anything shorter than 8 or 9 hours. With that exception, I recommend this book for anyone who likes post-apocalyptic books. I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great story 2 thumbs up

This was a very good story sounds like it’s going to be a great series not sure but some of the people are coming about the length of the book seems about average anyway the story and the characters worked well and I’m for sure getting second book in the series.

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Jack Hunt always comes through with a good book

Interesting story. Quick changes throughout keep you guessing. And, always love anything read by Kevin Peirce.

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  • 06-29-20

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I am a big fan of Jack Hunt audio book 5 out of 5 😊