Days of Want Series, Books 1-4 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In an instant, everything stops. No lights. No phones. No transportation.
When an EMP attack wipes out the nation’s power grid and communications, college freshman Maddie Langston is forced to run for her life.
Stranded in a Chicago airport when the lights go out, Maddie is in a race against time. According to her father, she doesn’t have long before the city descends into chaos. She must leave the airport before it is too late.
The perilous journey out of the city becomes even more complicated when Maddie takes responsibility for an orphaned 10-year-old girl. Together, as chaos fills the streets, they must fight to survive in a Turbulent new world.
Maddie’s brother, Zach, has his own battles to fight as he struggles to get home to his family.
On the road to reunite with Maddie and Zach, Beth’s trip takes a twisted turn, but she won’t let anything prevent her from reaching her children.
Days of Want is a high octane post-apocalyptic EMP thriller series.
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|Listening Length||26 hours and 8 minutes|
|Author||T. L. Payne|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 05, 2022|
|Publisher||Shaky Rock Publishing|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #2,099 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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#751 in Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction (Books)
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If you're going to have a go on this series, get ready for 🤔 as long as 4 books were I had to keep on.
This is a good book of fiction, but, at times I had to stop and rest with the experience that the survival families had and were going to have.
Excellent reading and eye opening.
Enjoy and learn.
First off the good. From a technical pov it is very detailed and thorough.
Now the bad, it is very detailed and thorough. Why is this bad, well when you spend two minutes on the character describing how she unpacks and repacks her provisions and worrying about where to put her gun you are just bogging the story down in the minutiae. Instead it could have been shortened to, she repacked her bag making sure the weapon was easily accessible. And every single chapter has the same problem. Detail is good, but not this much.
This whole story also feels like one big "told you so" where the main character ignored her fathers warnings and now is regretting it all the time.
At the same time too little time is spent on small details that do matter. The girls hunker down in a graveyard for a night but we are not told about how it felt, was the ground cold and wet, were there bugs biting their faces. The human aspect is there but it is always secondary to the main theme of "when shtf this is what you do".
Otherwise? Good grief! These are the kinds of scenarios a lot of the most grandstanding preppers and self-styled "survivalists" actually HOPE will happen, so they can be the heroes in the action movies they create in their heads. There's even a fair amount of strutting and bragging, "Yep, everyone thought we were crazy, but We Were Right All Along!" injected in between all the very happy gunfire, the higher the body count the better.
It's a shame, because there's a kernel or two of a good story here. But these doomsday horrors are told with such thinly veiled glee, the whole thing left a terrible taste in my mouth.
I really enjoyed the female perspective (I’ve also been reading A. American books recently) - and while I feel like there are more tips and tricks about actual survival - I find the female characters to be less fulfilling. Payne brought forth a good deal of skill in developing her main characters enough that I could easily engage in their storylines as they switch throughout the books.
One thing I found a little jarring was the timeline - with the different perspectives I was often reading multiple character perspectives of things that were happening at the same time - but the chronology felt off because they were… well… chapters. It didn’t bother me for more than a few paragraphs.
Overall - if you enjoy survivalist stories (zombie apocalypse, prepper books, etc) and want to get engrossed in a nice, long series. I’d recommend this one.