• Safe Haven - Doomsday

  • The Beginning of the End of Everything
  • By: Christopher Artinian
  • Narrated by: Kim Bretton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

At first, it seemed like a massive social media-based prank to cause panic on the streets. Now, fake news has become real news. The dead are rising and attacking the living. They're spreading like a plague infecting every village, town and city.

Most countries have already fallen silent, and today will be the longest day of Andy Beck's life. Will he be able to stave off the reanimation virus from his nation's shores? Can he stop society from descending into anarchy as it has elsewhere?

The planet is in meltdown. The pressure is on. The countdown has begun, and only one thing is for sure: This is doomsday.

©2021 Christopher Artinian (P)2021 Christopher Artinian

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Loved it

A fantastic prequel that gives you insight on how it all began
With a new cast of well developed characters I’m hoping to see more of in the future
Kim’s narration was flawless as always
This was a welcomed surprise as I eagerly wait for the next in the Safe haven Saga
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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The beginning of the end...

Safe Haven – Doomsday (The Beginning of the End of Everything) by Christopher Artinian and narrated by Kim Bretton is another wow for the series! I love we get to know the origins, but also it still keeps you on your feet so far into the series. I’ve said this plenty of times and I’ll say it again- if you haven’t listened to this series, you’re missing out. Highly recommend you listen if you enjoy the genre or are a zompoc fan.

In this book, we get new characters and the origin of the outbreak (no, I’m not giving the spoiler). The focus is on the bigger picture and the individuals in the government trying to contain the outbreak vs. a smaller group trying to survive in the depths of the apocalypse. It is a refreshing change and a story I’m glad Christopher opted to tell instead of the playing the guess the origin game. Kim did a lovely job yet again- great pace, tone, emotions, and characters. I want more of Andy’s world and what happens next (it’s in the works, right?). This is a book could be a stand alone, but I recommend listening to previous books at some point as you’re missing out if you don’t.

*I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request (Thank you Tina and Chris!) and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you for allowing me to listen and review the book!

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Doom and gloom

It’s a book with plenty of mystery about the origins of the RAM breakout. Kim does a extremely excellent job with the narration. Love this series.

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Fast and suspenseful

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Great read

I have read all of the Safe Haven and End of Everything books and totally enjoyed them. Have read so much about the audable editions I thought I would try one. Have just finished listening to Save Haven- Doomsday and was totally blown away. When you read a story it is you that imagines what someone sounds like or what they are feeling. With Ms Bretton's narration I was able to pick up so much more of the story line. The accents they she used really helped to put me in the proper area as the author meant. I'm in California so there aren't many English or Scottish accents to go by. Lol. Thouraly enjoyed it and am now going to get all of the audible editions.

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These books just get better.

I love these books. The written has took the time to make these books great.

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A must read!!!

Christopher Artinian is master story writer! You will not regret buying his books. In Audible he always has phenomenal narrators!

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Today+Zombies= Thought provoking

This is the prequel we needed! It explains the beginning of the end and captures the absolute hypocrisy and craziness that is MSM and politics today. Add zombies and you’ve got one heck of a book that will make you think about how easy it would be to start something like this. If Zombies were real!




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

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Wonderful

I can’t wait to hear the next book. Never disappointed with the characters and story.

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Being a leader isn't easy at the best of times.

While technically the 8th book in the Safe Haven series, Safe Haven Doomsday actually tells the story about the early days of the end of the world. While there are some scenes of fighting off zombies, the truth is this is unlike most zombie apocalypse books I've read or listened to in the past. The true focus of the story is on the Prime Minister of England, and the ordeal of having to run the country, to keep it safe, as the world around around him crumbles as the infection spreads in other countries. As odd as it might sound to have a zombie apocalypse story focus on politics, but it really works quite well. Doomsday features a solid cast of characters and the struggle of the Prime Minister attempting to secure his country and its citizens is actually fairly gripping. And Kim Bretton does a wonderful job with the narration. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sara B
  • 09-27-21

A Superb Listen!

Just when you think the Safe Haven series doesn't get better, it does. Christopher Artinian is one talented author with genius and chilling storylines and incredible characters. Doomsday, delivered in the best way possible! It's well-plotted, brilliantly written, hair-raising horrific, the edge of the seat exciting, and unpredictable. Once again, characters development was spot on with well-rounded and diverse personalities. The emotions, the reactions were authentic, fitting the situations characters found themselves in.

Kim Bretton's narration was outstanding. She captured the characters' distinct personalities, injecting the emotions and intensity found in the pages. She made the book come to life. Doomsday is a must-listen, one I'm highly recommending.

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  • J. Caddick
  • 03-16-22

How does she do it?

Having already read the book, was blown away by how it all came to life even more with the fantastic Kim Bretton narrating. I just don't know how she can do so many different accents, and consistently remember who each one sounds like. Nearly fell off my chair when 'Carla' introduced herself! A great idea to go back to how it all started from an entirely different perspective. Well done Chris and Kim!!

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  • Christopher
  • 11-21-21

A realistic view on how it all started. As aways brilliant

Bit of a slow burner this one but as good as them all. Once you are hooked by The End Of Everything and Safe Haven you are dying to see how it all began. Now we know! Or do we? Hints here and hints there about people in the other series. As always narration by Kim Bretton amazing. Once again five stars. You just cannot go wrong with this author.

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  • Ostfeld
  • 10-15-21

Wasn’t expecting !!!

This is the first time ever which i start with the Narrator first, Kim Bretton is an amazing one of a kind narrator, totally understandable fast reader and excellent different voices for each of the characters and she also makes you feel it all, the fear the anticipations and the rest of the feeling which the author wanted to relay truly an amazing job !
Now the Author Christopher Artinian a great writer, so much different then others, his writing make you feel the story was written for you just like you are there watching it all happening, every character is spot on, professional is for sure.
A beautiful masterpiece !

Absolutely without a doubt this creation is fully recommended.

Oded Ostfeld.

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  • Mandy Robson
  • 10-03-21

loved this book

absolutely brilliant!
Christopher and Kim make a brilliant team
what with Christopher's writing and Kim's wonderful voice!
can't wait till the next book

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  • T. D. Cooke
  • 08-01-21

A Disappointment !

Book 7 left me hanging and I expected this book to follow the plot of the previous books of the series however it did not - it should have been book 1 !!!! it was therefore a big disappointment even though it was a reasonable read.

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  • R. J. Nichol
  • 07-24-21

Better than last two books and quite a new angle

I did enjoy this. I also did smile on how the UK Prime Minister is such an awesome guy, and struggle to see any link to how maybe Boris would handle things. . .

Without a spoiler, the bit on how the Apache picks up a passenger, this is quite rare and to fly the person from the pickup to location is quite extreme, in that the passenger sits outside, but I guess if thats the last hope, then you grin and bear it!

Last, when will the speaker learn to say Room, ie with two o's and not Rum . .. :-)

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  • Mr A R Ling
  • 07-21-21

Excellent as always, great pace, very well read.

Excellent as always. Great pace. Very well read. Well balanced characters. Became totally absorbed. Brilliant

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  • Mia Harper
  • 07-21-21

Absolutely riveting

I loved this book, and found it absolutely riveting, and finished it in one sitting. A fast paced, action packed read, with surprising plot twists that had me wanting to re-read the entire series to relive the adventure and spend more time with my favourite characters. This was an eye opening look at the events and motivations of the characters at the start of the catastrophe. I really enjoyed the characters and hope there will be more to come. Amazing narration by Kim Bretton as always. I received this book in exchange for my honest review.