Yellowstone (The Yellowstone Series Book 1)
Yellowstone is controlled by nature. Its beauty is breathless and tranquil. Crystal clear streams flow. Buffalo roam freely. It's what's happening beneath that will bring HELLFIRE! The Yellowstone Series, a new disaster thriller from critically acclaimed author, Bobby Akart, takes the reader on a thrill ride as a cataclysmic event of extinction level proportions ticks away like a time bomb, awaiting its moment. Millions of people visit the Yellowstone National Park every year blissfully unaware they are on top of the greatest killer man has ever known - the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Beneath this primal allure simmers a catastrophic threat. A caldera the size of Mount Everest, created hundreds of thousand of years ago, which holds back super-heated magma, rising and falling, looking for release. Scientists agree, the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano is long overdue. Events have been set into motion that lit the fuse of the greatest disaster mankind has ever known. Is it going to happen? Yes. Do we know when? Anytime, or not within our lifetime, hopefully. But if it does ... The eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will be more than a spectacle to grab our attention. It will be the end of the world as we know it. ABOUT THE YELLOWSTONE SERIES Volcanoes are the Earth's way of letting off steam. While most people look at volcanic eruptions as natural disasters, the fact of the matter is, without them, the Earth would explode. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, finding a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a hot summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over, until it releases its fury - its HELLFIRE - upon the world above. Yellowstone is the most potentially explosive, violent, deadly, active volcano on our planet and scientists agree, a catastrophic eruption is inevitable. Yellowstone is extraordinary in its potential and is quite simply, Earth's greatest killer. You've been warned.

Yellowstone (The Yellowstone Series Book 1) Details

TitleYellowstone (The Yellowstone Series Book 1)
Author
ReleaseAug 28th, 2018
Rating
GenreApocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adventure, Survival

Yellowstone (The Yellowstone Series Book 1) Review

  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    Here’s a first for me. I’m going to let this one speak for itself. Enjoy. Sob. “They finally stopped as their progress toward the front of the ball-drop stage appeared before them.”As their progress appeared, WHAT? Huh?“Tyler laughed and slid her hand onto his butt. ‘Feel that? Still dry after the twenty-story drop on the Nitro ride.’”Fifth time this grown man and father of two has referenced soiling himself. OMG.“He looked over to his first officer, who didn’t appear to be physically injured, b Here’s a first for me. I’m going to let this one speak for itself. Enjoy. Sob. “They finally stopped as their progress toward the front of the ball-drop stage appeared before them.”As their progress appeared, WHAT? Huh?“Tyler laughed and slid her hand onto his butt. ‘Feel that? Still dry after the twenty-story drop on the Nitro ride.’”Fifth time this grown man and father of two has referenced soiling himself. OMG.“He looked over to his first officer, who didn’t appear to be physically injured, but only limp as a result of fainting.”The plane just CRASHED INTO THE WATER. You are STRAPPED into the pilot seat. The copilot is only limp as a result of fainting? Oh Good GOD“‘Jim, catch me! I can’t—arrrggghhh!’ Her body suddenly twisted on the pipe and she sailed downward.”She was on her way to her death, 45 floors below, and she decides to TALK LIKE A PIRATE? There are no words. No. Words.“With the last final thrust, his boot and leg pushed through the glass”.Last final? LAST FINAL? ::shaking my damn head::“‘Will wiped some more blood off his son’s face and then folded it over.’”Wait. Wait. He folded his son’s FACE? Wouldn’t that, you know, hurt?“The collapse caused a chain reaction that looked like it was straight out of a Three Stooges movie, except it wasn’t funny.”This is just bad on so many levels.“Without going into unnecessary details right now, but a lot has happened on the East Coast this evening, and it’s all hands on deck for first responders and our Coast Guard.”No. No. Seriously. Just. Just read that one again.“He told the story of Paul Revere to his sister and the importance of the Liberty Tree.”I....yeah..... ::sigh:: Jesus be an editor.“Finally, he applied Polysporin ointment rather than the more commonly used Neosporin. They both had the same active ingredients except Neosporin also contained neomycin, which had been associated with allergic reactions and contact dermatitis.”Voted most random piece of information EVER. Why? Just. WHY? So there you have it. This is just a brief glimpse into the world of author Bobby Akart: where grammar, spelling and punctuation rules cease to exist; where the first 45% (FORTY FIVE PERCENT) of a novel is unnecessary background information; and where conclusions of any kind fear to tread.I give up. It’s a one. A ONE. ⭐️
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    This book tells the story of the Ryman family right after the EMP has brought about a power blackout. The reader witnesses the family as they cope with life without power and how they relate with their neighbors. It is a superb read--if I could give it more than five stars, I would.
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    In this excellemt third installment of his Yellowstone series, Akart shows how society has broken down in the wake of the eruption.
  • S. Sapkota
    January 1, 1970
    A powerful fast paced and a realistic novel that leaves the readers on the edge of their seat and biting their nails in excitement and thril.
  • B Kevin
    January 1, 1970
    Right-wing christian prepper porn"Prepare to be bombarded with right wing propaganda as the world ends. It is not even a complete story, not that I have any intention of subjecting myself to any more of this. Now I need to shower!
  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    Edit 11/25/18: I change my review to one star. This author is a jerk.Title: Yellowstone: HellfireAuthor: Bobby AkartPublication Date: Aug 2018Genre: Post-apocalypticScore: 3/5A journeyman effort in post-apocalyptic fiction. There weren’t any grammatical errors. The author is a… libertarian? Maybe a right-winger? There is a glowing portrayal of Trump included. It made me laugh. I guess the joke’s on me though because I finished the book (and purchased it.) The libertarian elements are noticeable Edit 11/25/18: I change my review to one star. This author is a jerk.Title: Yellowstone: HellfireAuthor: Bobby AkartPublication Date: Aug 2018Genre: Post-apocalypticScore: 3/5A journeyman effort in post-apocalyptic fiction. There weren’t any grammatical errors. The author is a… libertarian? Maybe a right-winger? There is a glowing portrayal of Trump included. It made me laugh. I guess the joke’s on me though because I finished the book (and purchased it.) The libertarian elements are noticeable but not over the top.It’s about Yellowstone erupting. There’s a Cassandra scientist and the rugged man who carves a place out in his heart for her. It appears to be decently researched with regards to supervolcanos. I would give this a solid 2.5/5. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the very small subgenre of supervolcano post-apocalyptic fiction.
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  • Brian's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I'm going to add a disclaimer to this review.  I LOVE Medical Thrillers/Bio-Thrillers.  I've taken a liking to them ever since reading Michael Crichton as a kid, and then Richard Preston as a teenager.  My fiction and non-fiction reading trajectory was paved with Medical Thrillers.  Because of this, I was genuinely worried that one of my favorite authors was going to let me down by writing a book about a potential outbreak and not do his research. I have never been happier to be wrong in my life I'm going to add a disclaimer to this review.  I LOVE Medical Thrillers/Bio-Thrillers.  I've taken a liking to them ever since reading Michael Crichton as a kid, and then Richard Preston as a teenager.  My fiction and non-fiction reading trajectory was paved with Medical Thrillers.  Because of this, I was genuinely worried that one of my favorite authors was going to let me down by writing a book about a potential outbreak and not do his research. I have never been happier to be wrong in my life. Akart was able to write a book that is both utterly terrifying and incredibly enjoyable at the same time.  I didn't even think that was a possibility.With my disclaimer at the beginning, if you're not a bio-thriller or medical thriller fan (Robin Cook, Richard Preston, Michael Crichton, etc), you could still enjoy this book.  This book, in particular, didn't go too "sciencey" making it unapproachable for the average reader (or even just an Akart fan from his other two series).  It's a thriller where one of the main worries is a contagious and incredibly deadly disease. So it's action/thriller first and medical/bio second.  But, knowing that Akart was writing this series had me waiting with bated breath until it was released on audio.  Then, I found out that he was going to use a dual narration for it.  My excitement level (which was already high) skyrocketed.  Usually, when that happens, the book is just okay, or average since I want it to be so good, I'm usually harder on it.  But, as I said above -- I shouldn't have doubted Akart, he absolutely knocked this book out of the park.  Pandemic: Beginnings is a brilliant book that combines basically every aspect of a good thriller with great main characters and throws it into a washing machine with terrorism, bio-weapons, and diseases.  Turns it on "heavy soiled" and lets it go.  What comes out is a perfect mixture of all the best aspects of what I mentioned above and the ability to scare the heck out of a reader.  Seriously, shake someone's hand after reading this... I dare you."Mac" the doctor in this was a great main character who is both powerful and smart.  A great combination for a female protagonist.  She was also really funny and a few time when I wasn't scared for my life, Mac had me cracking up with the way that she thought of or approached things.  Akart, who didn't set out to be a Medical Thriller author has written a book that will stick with me for a long time.  Easily comparable to Crichton, Cook, and Preston as one of my top bio-thriller books I've ever read.  And the best part is that he's just getting started.  I hope that what follows in this series will follow some of the same blueprints that he's already laid out in Beginnings. The dual narration was interesting.  I've heard this done well and terribly.  This was right in the middle.  In the beginning, I was worried because the female narration parts are only for talking parts.  Mac's internal thoughts were still narrated by Farrell.  At first, this really bugged me.  It just didn't seem to make any sense why it would work that way, but as I continued in the book and listening to it intently, I noticed that it didn't bother me anymore.  It made a little more sense.  Farrell is the main narrator who will give most of the talking parts, internal monologues, and "stage direction" (scene setting and stuff like this) while Adams (who has an AWESOME voice) will voice any female directly spoken parts.  It worked better than I first thought it would and honestly it made this book fly by.
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  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    Whew! WHAT a story! Bobby Akart has done it again with a story that will have you wondering if the world really will end tomorrow! He has taken one more possible scenario and turned it into a nightmare of what could happen to end our world as we know it! He has taken us through a cyber-attack and EMP and now a pandemic of the plague. This story had me squirming all the way through thinking of all the things I touch on a daily basis without thinking a thing about it. Which would be what the terro Whew! WHAT a story! Bobby Akart has done it again with a story that will have you wondering if the world really will end tomorrow! He has taken one more possible scenario and turned it into a nightmare of what could happen to end our world as we know it! He has taken us through a cyber-attack and EMP and now a pandemic of the plague. This story had me squirming all the way through thinking of all the things I touch on a daily basis without thinking a thing about it. Which would be what the terrorists would be counting on! Every day of our lives, we touch door handles, shopping carts, money, handrails, etc. not knowing if the person before us has a communicable disease. After reading this story I will be much more aware of touching something and then putting my hands near my face and I will be sure to carry my hand sanitizer with me and use it often! Bobby Akart put a scare into me with this story not to make me a total paranoid recluse but to make me aware of what is out there and what could possibly happen. The research that this author did for this book was very thorough and I for one appreciate everything he has put into it. I loved the development of the characters from loving some to really disliking others and to finding out what makes some of them tick the way they do. I am never disappointed by any of Mr. Akart’s books and I have read almost all of them and Beginnings is now at the top of my list of all time favorite stories. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I know it will be just as exciting and edge of my seat good! Definitely should be added to everyone’s reading list!
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  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    The Yellowstone caldera is one of the biggest threats to mankind. One that could erupt at any time and put the survival of every living creature at risk of extinction. But the eruption of the massive volcano is not the only thing that is a threat to Jake and Ashby as they make their way to California and hopefully the safety of Mad House owned by Jake’s parents and then on to Saratoga. No, the ugly side of man has started to show. Those who haven’t prepared for an emergency are getting hungry an The Yellowstone caldera is one of the biggest threats to mankind. One that could erupt at any time and put the survival of every living creature at risk of extinction. But the eruption of the massive volcano is not the only thing that is a threat to Jake and Ashby as they make their way to California and hopefully the safety of Mad House owned by Jake’s parents and then on to Saratoga. No, the ugly side of man has started to show. Those who haven’t prepared for an emergency are getting hungry and are looking for supplies and then there are those who are just out for themselves and just want to take what isn’t theirs. The action starts and never lets up in this, the third book in the series. The excitement of following along with Jake and Ashby is breath holding worthy and heart stopping at times as they fight for their lives against the degenerates that will stop at nothing to gain what they want. No place seems safe now and finding a safe haven seems like a dream but the two of them keep on going to where they hope to finally find security. Will they finally be able to let down their guard when they reach Fruitvale West, a gated community where Jake’s parents had lived, or will it have to be just another stopping ground for them? Time will tell but by the looks of things there, not is all as it seems…I absolutely loved this addition to the series and how Bobby Akart portrays everything so realistically. This is not just an entertaining story, it shows us what we need to do and look out when the shtf and hopefully be able to survive another day. Thank you Bobby for such an exciting series that has kept me up long hours into the night until I turned that last page! I am so looking forward to the final book and then to the next adventure you take us all on!
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  • David Potocnik
    January 1, 1970
    Exciting. I will give it that, though by the time I realized the political persuasion, and the selling of an agenda throughout the book, I finished as fast as possible. It seemed to be good, though it read as if fox news or breitbart were the brains behind the operation. From the beginning, the author's note about "no swearing," to not offend delicate minds. To the thin attempts at disguising the "first Latino president," the German chancellor, etc. There were also quite obvious water-carrying f Exciting. I will give it that, though by the time I realized the political persuasion, and the selling of an agenda throughout the book, I finished as fast as possible. It seemed to be good, though it read as if fox news or breitbart were the brains behind the operation. From the beginning, the author's note about "no swearing," to not offend delicate minds. To the thin attempts at disguising the "first Latino president," the German chancellor, etc. There were also quite obvious water-carrying for nearly everything that the current administration has proposed: ban on immigration, a border wall, how "unfair" the media is, how all people are "sheep in need of a strong leader." I digress. It was not a bad read, but certain codes throughout appeared like mines that I kept tripping over. I will not be continuing in this series. Oh well.
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  • Leslie Bryant
    January 1, 1970
    Sabotage from inside and all around haunts the 5th novel of Bobby Akart’s Texas Strong series. In other words the Fifth Column has showed their ‘faces’ and is causing all kinds of havoc, including murder, explosions, and assassinations. Duncan is trying to stem the flow of invasion while the Armstrong ranch waits in the peace before the all out battle for their home begins. The anticipation is mounting and I am sure Bobby has a humdinger of a conclusion planned.
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  • Karina Halt
    January 1, 1970
    Another thrilling read by Bobby Akart! This book is a great second book in series, one of my absolute favorites I've read this year! Very frightening!! Do not miss this series!
  • Byron
    January 1, 1970
    This book was OK but I thought the proselytizing became heavy. I did order Book #2 (Zero Hour) to give myself another opportunity to appreciate Akart's work.I started 36 Hours based on its premise "What would non-preppers do facing TEOTHWAWKI". I see myself falling into that category and felt Akart's vision might be enlightening. And to a certain extent I believe Akart accomplished that goal. However, I felt bombarded with conservative pulpit pounding. While I agree with virtually all of Akart's This book was OK but I thought the proselytizing became heavy. I did order Book #2 (Zero Hour) to give myself another opportunity to appreciate Akart's work.I started 36 Hours based on its premise "What would non-preppers do facing TEOTHWAWKI". I see myself falling into that category and felt Akart's vision might be enlightening. And to a certain extent I believe Akart accomplished that goal. However, I felt bombarded with conservative pulpit pounding. While I agree with virtually all of Akart's conservative views I felt like a good church-goer sitting through a "fire and brimstone" sermon (no offense intended to any religion). If it is Akart's goal to spur non-preppers like me to action, he is doing a decent job. If it's his intention to convert Bernie Sanders to Ayn Rands' philosophy, I'm afraid his words will fall on deaf ears no matter how noble his cause may be. And it becomes wearing for those of us who do agree to rehash it repeatedly.So if his rhetoric goes down a few notches and his descriptions of ingenuity in the face of adversity go up in this next work I'll give him more stars. As it is I have to rate this book as so-so.
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  • Michael Gallagher
    January 1, 1970
    Konkoly and Akart obviously are a great team. The first chapter pops right out of the news in Ukraine. Perfectly paced and detailed by experienced pros. Way to go guys.The book paces out the groundwork for a long and detailed series that breaks new ground for the master of technothrillers, Konkoly. History-backstory-digs deep into the high and mighty in America and their dedication or not to the values of the great nation. Steady read, if a little less action-packed than its predecessors! A gran Konkoly and Akart obviously are a great team. The first chapter pops right out of the news in Ukraine. Perfectly paced and detailed by experienced pros. Way to go guys.The book paces out the groundwork for a long and detailed series that breaks new ground for the master of technothrillers, Konkoly. History-backstory-digs deep into the high and mighty in America and their dedication or not to the values of the great nation. Steady read, if a little less action-packed than its predecessors! A grand puzzle box has been opened up. The pieces are on the table. Many of them are still uncovered. The series will be a great one, giving readers a chance to explore and put together the puzzle as it builds. More to come as I finish the book.
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  • Jeff Benham
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cerebral book, which is usually enough to keep me away. I started out by reading the first 11 chapters of Cyber Attack before figuring out it would be a really good idea to know what was going on earlier. Basically there are 3 factions, the Loyal Nine, who you are introduced to during the course of this book, The Boston Brahman, the power brokers, and the Zero Day Gamers, a group of elite hackers. I grew up in MA during a time when Patriots Day was special and our curriculum emphasized This is a cerebral book, which is usually enough to keep me away. I started out by reading the first 11 chapters of Cyber Attack before figuring out it would be a really good idea to know what was going on earlier. Basically there are 3 factions, the Loyal Nine, who you are introduced to during the course of this book, The Boston Brahman, the power brokers, and the Zero Day Gamers, a group of elite hackers. I grew up in MA during a time when Patriots Day was special and our curriculum emphasized our founding fathers. This is not your typical work of fiction, it is actual current affairs mixed with fiction. Fasten your seat belts, the ride is about to begin!
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  • Mike Keller
    January 1, 1970
    Beyond Borders - The Lone Star Series book 2. The U.S. has been attacked! North Korea and Iran simultaneously exploded two EMP bombs high in the atmosphere above the east and west coasts of America, taking down the power grid for the USA, and parts of Canada and Mexico. Only Texas remains with electricity.Duncan 'Major' Armstrong, retired from Company C of the Texas Rangers, comes from a long line of lawmen and ranchers. Major is directly descended from John Barclay Armstrong, who moved to Texas Beyond Borders - The Lone Star Series book 2. The U.S. has been attacked! North Korea and Iran simultaneously exploded two EMP bombs high in the atmosphere above the east and west coasts of America, taking down the power grid for the USA, and parts of Canada and Mexico. Only Texas remains with electricity.Duncan 'Major' Armstrong, retired from Company C of the Texas Rangers, comes from a long line of lawmen and ranchers. Major is directly descended from John Barclay Armstrong, who moved to Texas from Tennessee in 1871. John joined the Texas Rangers under Leander McNelly. After a lifetime of service in the Texas Rangers and as one of the first U.S. Marshals in Texas, John Barclay Armstrong retired and took up ranching.Major and Miss Lucy, his wife of 30 years, had moved to the Armstrong family ranch after their wedding and promptly had five children - four boys and, finally, a daughter. Duncan Armstrong Jr., the oldest, was a U.S. Army Ranger and his younger brother Dallas had both joined the U.S. Army Rangers. Dallas had been killed in Kandahar defending his fellow Rangers. The three youngest Armstrongs were 'The Rodeo Kids' to Miss Lucy. Cooper, oldest of the three is a bull rider, Riley was a steer wrestler and Palmer, the youngest, was a barrel horse racer. Cooper had a serious chance to make it to the Calgary Stampede on Thanksgiving weekend.After the planes hit the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, Miss Lucy had moved her focus from a family garden to a prepper lifestyle. She made sure that the family was prepared for anything, at any time. With the current political climate and the antics of North Korea and the enmity of Iraq, it didn't hurt to be ready.This is the family around which the Lone Star Series is wound. In his usual style, the author introduces the characters and describes them so perfectly that you know them like your own family, with all the quirks and arguments, the people who know you best, who you love and would give your life defending. Rich and vibrant, the characters drive the story and the action as the Armstrongs prepare for the worst. Because you never know when the day before is the day before.SPOILER WARNING!!!If you haven't read Axis of Evil, The Lone Star Series book 1, then please do, before you read any further. Spoilers from book 1 follow, so please stop reading now unless you have read Axis of Evil.SPOILER WARNING!!!As Cooper reached 8 seconds on the back of One-Night Stand, his nemesis - the bull who had nearly kicked Coop's noggin off, the lights went off, the buzzer cut off mid-ring, and Cooper had a diminishing fraction of a second to burn his location and orientation into his brain. He pulled his hand loose, slid off One-Night Stand and ran across the pitch black arena floor to safety with two thousand pounds of crazy, snorting bull thundering on his heels.Duncan slowly became aware that he was still alive. Footsteps and quiet voices could be heard nearby speaking Korean. Beginning with his feet he flexed muscles to see if he could move. He opened his eyes and focused his blurry vision on his surroundings. He was in a cellar dimly lit by a kerosene lantern. He swept his gaze over the walls and onto the smiling face of a beautiful Korean girl! She called out and an elderly Korean man entered. In English, she introduced herself as Sook and her father as Chae. She said the four days earlier they had been fishing in the river and saw Coop's body caught up in a fallen tree at the river's edge. They'd brought him back to their home and tended to his injuries. Coop remembered falling from a cliffside into the river while running from North Korean troops trying to escape after assassinating Kim Jong-un.Major and Miss Lucy settled in for an evening of television with Coop's ride to be broadcast from the Calgary Stampede. Turning the tv on produced a screen of snow, regardless of the beating Major gave the remote. Nothing on any channel. No cell phone signal. Miss Lucy found an emergency radio and finally found a working station - from England. Reporting that the U.S., Canada and most of Mexico apparently had no power, the news anchor reported that rumors indicated that America may have been attacked.The Armstrongs faced daunting challenges with the Rodeo Kids riding home from Canada on horseback, Duncan must escape from a North Korea gearing up for war, while Major and Miss Lucy circle the wagons, preparing their ranch hands and their families for whatever emergency arose. Texas had wisely isolated their power grid from the interconnected power grids of the rest of the country and taken steps to harden the Texas grid from EMP. Texas still has power! In addition to meeting some of the most amazing characters faced with a terrifying situation, scattered across the world, you are presented with some of the lowest, filthiest, downright most hateable scoundrels ever. Love 'em or hate 'em, you will know them like family. You will love them like best friends, hate them like worst enemies and still be surprised by them. I'm reminded once again to never underestimate the basic depravity of man.The story itself is a warning torn from tomorrow's headlines, laid out like a prediction of a foreseeable future. Read it!
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  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    The unthinkable has happened. The United States of America has been plunged into darkness in one fast swoop by an EMP. Two countries who have hated America for eons have come together to strike the blow that will bring America to her knees. Only one area…one state that had prepared for any catastrophe that would cause the power grid to go down in the USA has electricity and that state is Texas! In Beyond Borders, Bobby Akart takes us all on a wild ride showing us that with determination and a pr The unthinkable has happened. The United States of America has been plunged into darkness in one fast swoop by an EMP. Two countries who have hated America for eons have come together to strike the blow that will bring America to her knees. Only one area…one state that had prepared for any catastrophe that would cause the power grid to go down in the USA has electricity and that state is Texas! In Beyond Borders, Bobby Akart takes us all on a wild ride showing us that with determination and a preparedness you can survive almost everything. Also, keeping your head in a time of crisis also helps as was shown to us by every one of the Armstrong children. The ensuing story tells the tale of how America responds to this attack on our country. Which way will President Harmon go? Will she retaliate and show that the Eagle will not take this lying down but will soar into the sky with her talons outstretched and teach those who dared to strike our land of the free a lesson or will she back down and wait to see what they will do next? Having so much on her plate trying to fix the situation of the grid being down, people not being prepared, winter coming and hearing both sides of what to do…the choice she makes is the difference between life and death for the millions of Americans who believe in the President. I give this series the highest amount of praise for not only being a well written story but for also being informative. Bobby Akart puts his heart and soul into each of his books with in depth research and information from his own resources for surviving when the unfortunate catastrophe happens. So yu are not just reading a story but you are reading a book that may help to save your life one day. Thank you once again Mr. Akart for another series that has captivated my attention into the dark hours of the night and entertained beyond belief. I am looking forward to the next book to continue this amazing story of America, surviving and a family with strong beliefs that we take care of our own.
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  • BookLoversLife
    January 1, 1970
    Here we are, 8 weeks into the Pandemic, and most of the worlds population is either sick or dead. Supplies in shops are running low, people are beginning to realise just how bad it is. The president is hunkered in his bunker but is becoming increasingly erratic, Level 6 is in full affect and life is on the brink. Meanwhile Mac and Hunter are trying to get into a routine and Mac and her mum are setting up a makeshift lab to try to find either a cure or a vaccine. Life in their little mountain ret Here we are, 8 weeks into the Pandemic, and most of the worlds population is either sick or dead. Supplies in shops are running low, people are beginning to realise just how bad it is. The president is hunkered in his bunker but is becoming increasingly erratic, Level 6 is in full affect and life is on the brink. Meanwhile Mac and Hunter are trying to get into a routine and Mac and her mum are setting up a makeshift lab to try to find either a cure or a vaccine. Life in their little mountain retreat is plodding along. Something happens and one of Mac's loved ones becomes infected, so it's a race against time for Mac!This series is simply amazing. The attention to detail is phenomenal. I felt like I was watching a documentary while reading and learned a lot!! The situations the characters find themselves in was frighteningly real and you find yourself immersed in their story. You'll laugh and cry along with them and just find yourself a part of their world. We get to see more of the characters struggles in this as they try to survive. Character wise, what I love most about this series are the characters. Mac is so smart and resourceful, her mum and dad are awesome and then there's "billionaire batman" Hunter, who just rocks!! The characters are all well written and developed and have made their way into my heart.There really isn't much else I can say about this because I would spoil it for others so I'll just say that this series is one of my favourites and I highly highly recommend it!! If you love medical thrillers or viral outbreaks then you will love this! Now this does end on a massive cliffhanger but it's ok because I know book 4 is coming soon to audio and I bought the ebook already!!! Go read it, you won't be disappointed!!! I have to say that at this stage, I couldn't picture anyone else narrating this. Both the narrators were awesome and really read this well. They captured the characters feelings perfectly and really brought the anxiety and heartbreak of the characters to life. I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Even the pandemic flu of 1918 only killed one to two percent of the people who were infected. - Anthony FauciThe pandemic that has hit the world has or will soon kill 99% of the world's population. Survivors have retreated to guarded enclaves to protect themselves from being infected.Mac, Hunter, Janie and Mac's parents are at their property near Breckenridge, Colorado and are hunkered down while Mac continues to look for a vaccine or a cure.I like that most of this book takes place in Colorado, Even the pandemic flu of 1918 only killed one to two percent of the people who were infected. - Anthony FauciThe pandemic that has hit the world has or will soon kill 99% of the world's population. Survivors have retreated to guarded enclaves to protect themselves from being infected.Mac, Hunter, Janie and Mac's parents are at their property near Breckenridge, Colorado and are hunkered down while Mac continues to look for a vaccine or a cure.I like that most of this book takes place in Colorado, a place I grew up in and love. I skied Breckenridge many times when I was younger and am very familiar with the area.The President and his staff and the line in succession to the Presidency are sheltered under Cheyenne Mountain and he's having to make some huge decisions about the continuance of mankind.Lots of action and excitement and I'm now off to read book four, the final book in this series PANDEMIC: QUIETUS.
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  • Leslie Bryant
    January 1, 1970
    BEYOND BORDERS Bk2 never gives you a chance to relax but just keeps the suspense and adrenalin flowing. As the world comes crashing down, the Armstrong family are all doing their best to make the journey home to their parents at the Texas ranch. We can just feel the layers of impending doom hanging over everyone. The Korean scenes are so realistic; I was biting my nails. The crisis is real and Bobby Akart has the words to bring it right into your mind. Excellent job again!
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  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    This author is a blank blank, blank, blankety blank. In more generous terms, he is a libertarian and a misogynist. Oh, "women must be tamed (direct quote)," "government is always bad," et cetera, ad nauseam. Don't read this author. Ever.
  • Rebecca Larsen
    January 1, 1970
    5 StarBobby Akart has done it yet again. Action packed and full of suspense, this one will put you through an emotional ringer. This series is fast becoming one of my favorites. I can't wait for book 6.
  • Katie_Living_in_Bookland
    January 1, 1970
    It was enjoyable, but quite slow. I probably won't be reading the next book in the series.Review to come.
  • Karina Halt
    January 1, 1970
    This is a cracking book! And I absolutely LOVE this series. If you haven't started it yet, try it, it's SO good! A Must Read!
  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    With billions of people dead worldwide and more dying each day at the hands of ISIS who had called for the destruction of America by way of bioterrorism. One woman who was shunned by the government, works tirelessly to help save those who are left before the extinction of mankind. With the threat hitting close to home and threatens those she holds most dear, she continues day and night to find a cure for the deadly pandemic known as the pneumonic plague or Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis) bacteria. B With billions of people dead worldwide and more dying each day at the hands of ISIS who had called for the destruction of America by way of bioterrorism. One woman who was shunned by the government, works tirelessly to help save those who are left before the extinction of mankind. With the threat hitting close to home and threatens those she holds most dear, she continues day and night to find a cure for the deadly pandemic known as the pneumonic plague or Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis) bacteria. But can she find the right compounds before it is too late? Quietus I feel was the perfect ending to a fantastic story line. Bobby brought it all together and closed with and ending that made me feel that there just might be hope for the world yet. Though I did hate seeing those two words…The End…I am content. I am appeased. The Pandemic series is one of a number of books written by Bobby Akart that takes place when the world as we know it is severely compromised. Be it an EMP, cyber attack or in the case of this series. A plague. Not only are these books entertaining but the are also filled with information that could help the readers prepare for and hopefully survive these catastrophes. This series though is the one that has terrified me the most. With the condition of the world today and so many terrorist groups gaining more supporters and weapons, I can honestly see this coming to fruition one day. I found the Pandemic series. The amount of research, the correct terminology, the mapping of the disease by this author was very well done and in depth. The characters were not only realistically written but also believable as they faced one road block after another in their fight to stop the evil spreading across the country. They became like friends and I read each page wondering who would make it and who wouldn’t. I held my breath so many times when it was a close call, I cried at times when the death struck someone that never even knew what was happening to them, I laughed at in parts at the comedic relief that was interspersed throughout the story and yes…I screamed and swore at the author at other times. To say I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. I absolutely loved this this story. From start to finishe I became engrossed in it and also became aware at the things I touched in everyday life and have now become paranoid at being more observant of my surroundings. To that I owe a resounding Thank You to Bobby for it may just save my life someday. This series should be read by everyone. Not just those who enjoy an apocalyptic type book but by anyone who wants to learn how to survive in a world that has gone to hell. This series is for all ages. Bobby keeps his stories clean with no sexual content or uncalled for swearing, which is another reason I love his books. I do recommend this series and have to many friends who have also read it and loved it.
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  • Rebecca Larsen
    January 1, 1970
    5 StarsAction packed, edge of your seat read. This book has multiple plot lines that will keep you interested, and may also prepare you for what could happen if an EMP hit today.
  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    This story is a very gripping one. From the first book to this one, we learn not just the scientific aspects of a pandemic but also what goes on with the people it affects. As the disease spreads, we learn what happens to each victim. From when they are infected to when they take their last breath. This would be a terrible way to die and the scary part of it all is that it could happen to us all. With all of the technology and evil in the world, it would only take one group to want to take down This story is a very gripping one. From the first book to this one, we learn not just the scientific aspects of a pandemic but also what goes on with the people it affects. As the disease spreads, we learn what happens to each victim. From when they are infected to when they take their last breath. This would be a terrible way to die and the scary part of it all is that it could happen to us all. With all of the technology and evil in the world, it would only take one group to want to take down a country and end civilization as we know it. Bobby Akart is showing us all of this in this series! With his attention to detail, he does in depth research so that we have the knowledge to at least try to survive if a pandemic does occur.The first book, which was the beginning of the pandemic, took us to far away places that some of us will never see in our life time but we learned that it wouldn’t take much to bring the disease to our own homeland. This disease doesn’t care who you are, where you are form, rich or poor. No, it will take you down in a matter of days. Book two goes more into the government not wanting to cause a panic among the people of our country so down plays the disease. THAT is what scared me the most! I can actually see that occurring and when it is too late…well…then it’s kiss your butt goodbye! Book three…all I can say is…WOW! In book two we learned what a Level 6 emergency is and it is what happens when the governments of the world give up on ever finding a cure. It will be the eradication of all of the diseased people so as to save those not infected and that mankind does not become extinct! Talk about sitting on the edge of your seat while reading this series??? I FELL OFF IT! Book three is by far the most emotional so far. I have screamed, swore at the author and cried like a baby! The realism of the all characters is amazing and the main characters feel like old friends now. Remembering that this is a pandemic situation and not everyone will make it, well, you get the picture. When an author can bring out so many emotions in a reader, it is the sign of some damn fine writing and Bobby Akart has done that! I can’t recommend this series enough! It is a definite MUST READ for anyone looking for a fantastic series. You will not be disappointed, I promise you unless you do not like apocalyptic type stories. The writing is phenomenal and realistic. The series is geared to all ages so parents do not have to worry about “uncomfortable” scenes or swearing and you will be waiting impatiently for the next book to come out! Kudos Bobby Akart on this amazing series!
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  • Patiscynical
    January 1, 1970
    Bored now...I was hoping for an end of the world survival thriller, but what I got was high jenks and shenanigans.Ashby and Jake are just too cute and sweet for words. Seriously, their loving banter makes me want to throw up. They are in a very serious situation, what with the supervolcano blowing up, and the end of the world, (and the sharks. Let's not forget the sharks) so you'd think they'd be more worried and concerned. But no, love will conquer all, yada yada.This is one of the most unreali Bored now...I was hoping for an end of the world survival thriller, but what I got was high jenks and shenanigans.Ashby and Jake are just too cute and sweet for words. Seriously, their loving banter makes me want to throw up. They are in a very serious situation, what with the supervolcano blowing up, and the end of the world, (and the sharks. Let's not forget the sharks) so you'd think they'd be more worried and concerned. But no, love will conquer all, yada yada.This is one of the most unrealistic EOTWAWKI books I have ever read, and that's saying a lot, cause I've read some real stinkers. Also, this book is full of chuckles. Yes, the word 'chuckle' was used twenty-four times. That's twenty-three times too many.Results: I wanted a book about destruction by volcano. This is not that book.
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  • Ryan Hillis
    January 1, 1970
    A great thriller about Iran and North Korea using an EMP.
  • Denise Keef
    January 1, 1970
    Axis Of Evil, the first book in the newest series b Bobby Akart is one that has been anticipated by many for a while now and Bobby hasn’t let us down with his newest endeavor. In this first book we are introduced to many characters who all play strategic parts in this series. Many I have come to like because of their hometown, kind of every day personalities to some who I couldn’t help dislike intensely! Some I’m on the fence about and hope they will redeem themselves but only time will tell on Axis Of Evil, the first book in the newest series b Bobby Akart is one that has been anticipated by many for a while now and Bobby hasn’t let us down with his newest endeavor. In this first book we are introduced to many characters who all play strategic parts in this series. Many I have come to like because of their hometown, kind of every day personalities to some who I couldn’t help dislike intensely! Some I’m on the fence about and hope they will redeem themselves but only time will tell on them.This is a very gripping book from the first chapter onward. I had many thoughts running through my mind as I was reading, thinking, this could possibly happen tomorrow in our country and that thought scared the day lights out of me! That is one of the things I love about Bobby Akart’s stories. He takes a possible scenario and tells a story that is so realistic, you are waiting to see it on CNN or any of the news channels when you turn your television on. He also gives advice on how to possibly survive the catastrophes when the SHTF. As the story was coming closer to the end I was biting my nails with anticipation. When I did reach that very last page I immediately wanted more. I am so glad that with this series, there won’t be a long wait time between books. I am so looking forward to the next book to continue this amazing story that will keep you entertained and wanting more. Thank you Bobby Akart for once again writing a story that has sucked me into a world that I hope we never…ever experience. You have hit it out of the ball park with this one!
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