The End by G. Michael Hopf is a post-apocalyptic novel that I found thought provoking and great to listen to as I picked up the audiobook. Although I haven’t been able to concentrate on books with Sammy sick I have listened to a few audios. With that being said The End is narrated by Joseph Morton who does a good job. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought of his narration but as I got into listening I thought his tone did really fit in with the atmosphere of the novel. The End is most definitely a novel that kept me listening as my mind kept thinking about the reality that this could actually happen some day!
Gordon was once in the Marine Corps and is still affected by something that happened to him there. When all of a sudden the world around him becomes unrecognizable his survival instincts and training kick in. The country has suffered a super EMP attack which puts society at a complete and utter standstill as it destroys the power grid. Cars, phones, computers, and more are dead. Life as they knew it is over and nothing will ever be the same. The name of the game is now survival of the fittest. As the upheaval escalates many go to extremes, including Gordon, to protect their families and obtain resources. There are also sideline stories involving Gordon’s brother and also of the president but I focused on this as it was my favorite part of the story.
I enjoyed this book and enjoy this genre in general. I always find it so thought provoking to read books such as The End because it makes you question what you would do or how you would react in the same situations as these characters. The book does contain bad language and violence for those who don’t like that in their reading but to me it is very realistic to expect violence in a post-apocalyptic world as everyone is looting and others are just struggling to keep themselves and their families alive.
If you enjoy this genre then give The End a try. I enjoyed it and the best thing was that I didn’t have to wait for the second one in the series called The Long Road which I’ll review for you tomorrow.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have one set of both of the books (paperback) in this series: The End and The Long Road by G. Michael Hopf to share with my readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on February 7/14. Good luck!
Source: Audiobook from my personal library.