• World on Edge

  • World on Edge Series, Book 1
  • By: Chris Pike
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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World on Edge

By: Chris Pike
Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
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Publisher's Summary

A surprise attack. No technology. No nothing. 

A deadly EMP obliterates the nation's power grid. 

The survivors must rely on themselves, their courage, and wit, while enduring horrific hardships.

Joe Buck is on a collision course with a life-altering event. He’ll need to rely on his skills to survive the catastrophic EMP about to unfold as he’s working behind the scenes at his blue collar job at the Super Bowl. Breakout country singer and small-town girl Lexi Carter is on the same trajectory. She has just finished singing a well-received rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. It’s 5:23 p.m. and Ethan Crossfield, the lead pilot of the Blue Angels, has NRG Stadium in his sights, packed with thousands of people as he streaks across the sky at mind-numbing speeds, moments before his flyover. 

The crowd is raucous. 

The performances were meticulously rehearsed, finely tuned down to the second, and should have gone off without a hitch. Except for one surprise glitch: an EMP. 

During the chaos and the ensuing struggle to survive, society collapses faster than expected, and an unlikely hero emerges, unknowingly stalked by powerful and ruthless people willing to kill at all costs to maintain the secrecy of their diabolical plot. 

Find out who is left standing in this fast-paced and thrilling first installment in the World on Edge series.

©2022 Deane Gremmel (P)2022 Deane Gremmel

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Animal advocates painted as idiots

I am a huge fan of post-apocalyptic fiction but I could not get past the author's obvious distaste for animal advocates. I didn't get past the part at the zoo so who knows maybe it all turned around at some point but I'll never get there because the story wasn't interesting enough to get past that part.

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So Many Holes

I listened to a lot Chris's books. This one has a lot of holes. One "scene" in particular is when Joe and Lexi are attacked. Joe kicks a guy in the stomach and you never hear about him again...did he get up and run...did he die? Then Joe fights some.thugs on the way to Zoo, shoves a knife in his eye. Chris writes, he looked around for weapons and found none? You pull the knife from his eye.

Then the narration...his inflection on regular conversations...he tried to make mundane conversations sound dramatic.

Not Chris's best...

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See It Through

Don't get butt-hurt about animalactivist. Characters take time to develop. Decent EMP apocalypse story.

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Terrible. Unlistenable.

Overly formal and clunky verbiage.
It’s so bad no matter how many times I go back to try and listen, I can’t stomach it.

The story could be good if the writer had half a clue

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Loved

I loved this book by Chris Pike. I also loved the characters. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. I would recommend this book and all of this Chris’ books. I listened to this book on audiobook.