• Defend the Homestead

  • A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (A Powerless World, Book 3)
  • By: Jack Hunt
  • Narrated by: Miles Meili
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It’s the end of the road, and no one is safe.

After navigating a treacherous country torn apart by an EMP, Colby Riker struggles to adjust to the harsh existence back in Humboldt. When faced with a dangerous decision that could destroy his family and the community for good, he must face the ghosts of his past if any of them are to make it out alive.

Will anyone survive?

As mounting pressure from a series of deadly attacks outside their town causes the residents of Eureka to scramble for answers and protection, Sheriff Dan Wilder discovers the threat might be closer to home than he thought.

The truth will be horrifying.

Colby made it out of LA. He survived the journey home. He’ll risk his life to save his community. But will the truth of the event 10 years ago cause him to run again or stand shoulder-to-shoulder with family?

Defend the Homestead is the third and final explosive book in A Powerless World saga. This pause-resisting, post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series is about two ordinary, feuding families fighting for survival in a world gone dark.

©2021 Jack Hunt (P)2021 Jack Hunt

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Good end to the series

I listened the the 1st book in this series also, I didn't realize there was another until this one came out. I will have to go back and listen to the 2nd one now. This was a good ending to it, I thought they did a good job tying everything together. I will probably look for some other books by this author.

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I love this unstoppable series!!!

Jack Hunt seems to have an endless supply of twists and turns that keep sucking me in. It’s very well written and perfectly narrated! There are a few parts that I never would’ve seen coming and left my head spinning but it fit the story so well! 5/5 star would recommend!!!!!

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  • RJ
  • 06-13-21

Eureka!

The feud between the Rikers and the Stricklands heat up a notch due to one of the Rikers found dead. Captain Evans and his militia assume the bad guy's role in the farming community, their desire for the water and supplies fuel their aggression. Jessie and Nina are the Romeo and Juliet of the story. Colby returns home with Alicia in tow. Alicia is a dead ringer for Sky, Colby’s dead wife, and her appearance brings back a lot of memories and guilt among both the Rikers and the Stricklands. Sam, the Humboldt County Sheriff, hides his secret and is near useless in stopping the militia. The complex relationships within the County and the city of Eureka, the secret alliances, and underhanded dealings fuel the controversy until it comes to war. Captain Evans made an excellent villain and drove the story forward. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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3rd book in the series, as good as the 1st.

Hard to say which I liked better, the first book or the third! That is a rarity in book series generally speaking. What a great treat.

Mr. Hunt did a great job on this third book. Action and suspense through out. No burn out, just constant momentum. This was an excellent listen and I highly recommend the series. Looking forward to listening to the next one in the series.

The narrator, Miles Meili, has been great to listen to throughout the series. Excellent character definition, tone, pace and clarity.

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Awesome

Best yet! I am looking forward to subsequent books by this author. Can’t wait.
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Tensions Boil Over in Humboldt County

Book 3 of the ‘Powerless World’ series centers the action on Humboldt County with the ongoing battles for control. Riker matriarch Martha is still executing her secret scheme that she’s cooked up. The Strickland clan, as a whole, are giant misogynists. Turns out militia captain Evans is more megalomaniacal (amd idiotic) than originally perceived. Obliviousness rules the day for Sheriff Dan Wilder. And brothers Colby and Jesse Riker end up defying their mother due to very similar personal circumstances. Hang on to your seats, the ride’s about to get even rougher for our (anti)heroes.

Jack Hunt writes the best tension-building action scenes in the post-apocalyptic genre. This book is a nail-biter from beginning to end. Hunt even delivers a startling OMG moment in the middle of the story. It certainly elicited a strong reaction from me (including tears). This whole series has me thoroughly invested. The summary states this book is the conclusion of the series (and it IS a nice ending), but Hunt has subsequently added 2 more books for readers to enjoy. I’ll definitely be reading them too.

Miles Meili is my favorite post-apocalyptic narrator. He tells Hunt’s stories in a way that make me believe they’re real. He delivers a cadence and tone that matches Hunt’s words perfectly.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook, at my request, and I’m now posting a voluntary opinion of it.

Highly recommended.

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  • Sara B
  • 06-19-21

Brutal World

Defend the Homestead is an excellent addition to the Powerless World series. The storyline is cleverly composed and very well-plotted with well-developed and authentic characters. Set in a small rural community centred mainly around the Rikers family. Powerless World is an exciting EMP survival thriller; the build-up of intensity is terrific, with a high degree of unpredictability and action. The storyline is jammed packed with secret alliances, deception, and opposition.

The world has become hostile, danger levels continue to increase. Feuds with other clusters of survivors have become outright deadly, never knowing who will make it through the subsequent encounter. In Defend the Homestead, the tensions between the Rikers and Stricklands grow. As resources become scarce, groups such as the militia headed by Captain Evans, the primary antagonist, create further conflict, leading to war. The question is, can the Rikers and Stricklands set their strife aside and stand together against the real villain, Captain Evans.

Miles Meili's narration was spot on, emulating the right amount of emotion and energy. I found Meili gave each character the right tone, reflecting the characters' personalities. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed Defend the Homestead, proving excellent anticipation and excitement. Jack Hunt did not fail to deliver – the series is well written and developed fully. I'm definitely recommending the "A Powerless World" series.

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  • Missgotty
  • 06-17-21

Blood Feud's Continue

The blood feud's continue with the added threat of the militia who continue to implement their plan to take over the town causing bloodshed and racial disharmony. Some buried secrets are reveled. Although a couple of shocking things happen to keep the story going, overall this book was just ok. All along you wait to see how the militia would be taken down, but it was quite uneventful and lacklustre in the end. I certainly expected more of a fight. The book ended on a happy note as if it was the end of the series.

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  • Julie
  • 06-06-21

Everyone for themselves

I enjoyed this book. This is book three in the series and I would say that you have to have read or listened to the previous books because the author doesn't waste any time with explaining family history or relationships and it is straight into the thick of things. This is an EMP Survival Thriller but with it mostly taking place in a small farming community the story focusses on the lawlessness the fall out has caused and the two main families animosity to each other rather than how no power effects people. Don't get me wrong this makes for a great listen and the author keeps you guessing as to who will survive the next encounter. I was hooked after listening to book one but the reason I was sucked in was the relationship between Colby and his k9 companion Kane, which has sort of faded into the background, Kane still makes the front cover though. I will still be getting the finale book in the series just to see how things plays out between the two families but I just hope the author doesn't kill off any of my favourite characters.
The rivalry between the Riker's and the Strickland's is still going strong but with a new threat in town can the two families out the differences aside? The militia is backing up the sheriff as he tries to keep the piece in his town after an emp pulse send the whole country back in to the stone age, especially between two families who have been at war with each as far back as anyone can remember. But the militia seem to have there own a gender or at least a different idea of his things should be run, taking everybody's gun away if they want help is only the first step. The second is to hang a native American after a number of families are found dead and scalped. Dan, the sheriff, needs help but is Colby the man to do it? Having friends in the surrounding tribes is a plus, so is the fact that he use to be a police officer but having turned his back on his family for so long can he get his family to listen and end a life time feud?
I liked the narrator. He does a good job with all the voices needed to bring this story to life and I am glad the author went with the same narrator throughout the series.
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