Mankind has suffered five mass extinction events; the sixth will be our final.
Days away from a catastrophic event that will end the world, five strangers find themselves stranded in the suicide capital of America dealing with the difficulties, regrets, and choices in their lives while trying to survive. Among the group is a talented performer, a petty thief, a gambler, a lady of the night, and a hard working cab driver.
With the clock ticking down and a sliver of hope found in a text message, their only hope is to get out of the city and embark on a dangerous journey across the country together.
Final Impact is a story of survival, friendship, and redemption in the face of impending doom.
Final Impact is an apocalyptic survival tale. It follows the tropes of many books in the genre, detailing the events of a diverse group of survivors forced to work together to survive. However, unlike many books in the genre, which often times have EMP events (whether man caused or an extreme solar event) the reason the world is in peril is a mass asteroid. Yes we've seen this before in many films (Deep Impact/ Armageddon) but I can't say I've read many books with the asteroid focus. The story starts a short time after several smaller asteroids impact the country and focuses on a small diverse group of survivors attempting to get from Vegas to Florida, where a chance at salvation awaits. It's a pretty decent story, though not without some flaws, and entertained me from start to finish. I'd actually give it a 3.5 if Audible allowed half stars, but since I thought it was better than merely average I had to round up. This is the first time I've read/listened to a book by Jack Hunt, but I've looked at his catalog on Amazon and can already tell I'll be checking out some of his other work.
The book is narrated by Kevin Pierce, and as always he does a fantastic job. I so identify his voice with survival fiction that even when I am reading a survival book on my kindle, it's his voice I hear in my head.
I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
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I did really enjoy this story. It sucked me right in from the beginning with it's mystery and apocalyptic nature. It has a rag tag group of characters that blend well together. I especially enjoyed the character development and how it was short and to the point in the form of flashbacks. I also enjoyed the combination of events that occur in this story making the apocalypse. It is in the weird stage of where do we go and of course a cross country roadtrip ensues. I liked the starting point of Las Vegas and how this story took us off the beaten path. It was refreshing because most stories like this take place in the same major cities and then the back mountains of Montana or somewhere like that. This was not my first title performed by Pierce and like always he does a great job. The one thing I did notice is there is an Eastern Indian character in the rag tag group and it must have been difficult to voice this character consistently. It was just sometime he sounded more robotic then other times. However, I stand by my previous comments that Pierce is the voice of the apocalypse and I continually look for titles narrated by him. For everything that I liked about this one the end was a big drawback for me. I think going into this book I assumed that it was going to be a series, and it very well still could be but the ending felt rushed and things were not explained. From the final chapter to the Epilogue there is a ton of time that passes and so much mystery. This was so good all the way through I think I was just expecting a huge cliff hanger ending and wanted more. I did enjoy this listen and overall it was a really good experience just the ending killed it from being a 5 star rating.
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I LIKED THIS BOOK, THE NARRATOR "KEVIN PRICE" DOES QUITE A FEW POST APOCALYPTIC BOOKS AND HE REALLY DOES A GREAT JOB. IT'S EASY TO FOLLOW AND THE STORY LINE IS FAST PACED SO BY THE TIME I FINISHED THE BOOK I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED THAT IT HAD ENDED. THE CHARACTERS IN THE NOVEL ARE EASILY RELATE-ABLE AND GENUINELY LIKED THE STORY.
IF I HAD ANYTHING TO SAY THAT WASN'T POSITIVE IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY ABOUT THEM BEING IN THE INCLINATOR. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THIS WAS AND HAD TO STOP THE STORY SO I COULD LOOK UP WHAT IT WAS SO I COULD GRASP THE PICTURE IN MY HEAD BEFORE PROCEEDING ON. TO ME THIS ISN'T NEGATIVE AS I LEARNED SOMETHING NEW :)
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Predictable but good. Worth a read if you like post apocalyptic books without zombies and such.
Kevin Pierce always brings it. Love listening to his narration. Definitely worth the credit spent.
Great book by Jack Hunt. Meteors strike Las Vegas just as a Magician on a downward career spiral has been fired from his gig and told to evacuate his hotel room immediately. As he is doing this, he catches a thief trying to steal his things when the building shakes and breaks apart. The two are the only survivors on that floor and as they begin to make their way down an elevator shaft, they are joined by several other people. They all band together to get out and find the whole town is like that. Checking her phone, the hooker finds messages from her father, who works for an organization like NASA. The big meteor is 72 hours away and will destroy the Earth. The survivor group must get to Florida within that time frame to be rescued in a shuttle that is taking the "chosen" people to a space station before searching for a new home for mankind.
Naturally, every obstacle gets in their way to slow them down. Several die during their trek as time runs out.
This was a very thrilling story and the narrator, Kevin Pierce, did a great job with all the voices.
I will definitely listen to more from the author and the narrator.
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Where does Final Impact: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is the type of book I like in dystopian fiction. Stories that are people centric. The inter personal issues that develop. Mr Hunt gets deep into character development
Who was your favorite character and why?
I don't pick favorites. I pick events. The interplay on what to do around a message and what to do if anything about it ...
What about Kevin Pierce’s performance did you like?
Kevin captures that down home feeling well. A master story teller
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The over welling stress on what to do.... A unless government that may well have made a bad situation worse..A city gone mad... Do we Party like its 1999 is one idea or flee..to where ?
Any additional comments?
I was given the book by the author to review and the opinions are my own after thinking about the story and my feelings after reading
Extinction event meteor strands several strangers in Vegas. They soon become friends in an effort to get to Florida to a government facility where one characters father waits with a ship and a select few “useful” members of society who are going to wait out the destruction in space until the Earth is habitable again. Full of drama and adventure, this story is a great tale. The narrator does a great job as well. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I really enjoyed hearing how a bunch of strangers come together as the world is collapsing around them. It's another story or survival, really well written and entertaining. I completed this audiobook in less than one day at work and am looking forward to hearing future novels from Mr. Hunt.
Jack Hunt is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. This is the second book of his that I've had the pleasure of reviewing and it definitely did not disappoint. I'm looking forward to continuing this series along with much more from Mr. Hunt.
It was an excellent choice choosing Kevin Pierce as the narrator, I've enjoyed close to 40 titles narrated by Mr. Pierce and he never disappoints! He's definitely the voice of the apocalypse and I can't wait to hear more.
Thank you Mr. Hunt and Mr. Pierce!
*This audiobook was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Pretty good story but not a whole lot of new ideas. The story is more character driven than most books like this and that is always good.
It was nice to see people from such different backgrounds come together and bond. I’d be interested in a sequel but it would take place in space unless you jump forward in time.
I always love books by Jack Hunt.
Kevin Pierce did an amazing job as always. I could listen to him forever.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.