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  • Oil Apocalypse Series, Book 1
  • By: Lou Cadle
  • Narrated by: Cody Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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By: Lou Cadle
Narrated by: Cody Roberts
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Summary

It's the end of oil. We knew it was coming one day. But it happened so fast!

Devlin Quinn turns 16 the same week that a battle in a distant war shuts off the flow of imported petroleum to the US.

Gas runs low, then runs out, and soon the highways are empty.

And then it gets very serious. The grocery store shelves are empty, and people become desperate for food.

Dev is trained to fight-his father made sure of that-but is he trained enough? Smart enough? Tough enough? He is about to find out when people desperate for food flee the burning cities and attack....

©2017 Cadle-Sparks Books (P)2017 Tantor

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fun ride

I liked this a lot,
A great story as always from a good writer who builds characters well, you get invested in their future. Yes I enjoy a good disaster story and this delivers, we should all ask ourselves not what would we do in the same situation but how would we react, the moral question is posed a number of times and gets you thinking. Lou Cadle is fast becoming my favorite author and Cody Roberts as the narrator puts just enough life to each voice without being over dramatical
I have listened to all three books and will put the same review on each as I have enjoyed each of them equally.

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great read/listen

A great read,/listen with interesting plots and fantastically realistic characters.
Can't wait for the next book!

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not as good as Gray

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It took me a long time to get into this book, and although I have listened to Gray many times I doubt I will be listening to this again any time soon as I was not keen on the narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slashed?

Without spoiling the story I think about a third of the way through the book it got better and the storyline faster.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cody Roberts’s performances?

no I did not like his style of reading.

Any additional comments?

I like Lou Cadles Gray and thought I would like this too but I was not keen, but I think that might have been down to the narrator.

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More great stuff from Lou Cadle

Great first book in the series. I really enjoyed the Gray series, so I’m very pleased that this is going to be just as enjoyable.

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Narrator lets it down

I had to speed this up to be able to listen to this narrator. His voice is very slow and methodical. The actual story is really good though with excellent characterisation and plot.

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Excellent

Massive deviation from my usual books but thoroughly enjoyed it, well written and read, about to start the second book.

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A decent opener … but

SPOILERS.

I loved ‘Gray’ so was looking forwards to this. This book seems little more than a scene setter. Which is fine, perhaps. It is typically detailed in the minutiae of survival, like ‘Gray’. The characters are good. I was less keen on the head survivalist ‘Arch’. He seems a bit of a caricature.

There’s some gaps. At one point a kid (teen) kills about a dozen people but that’s never mentioned again. At another, a young girl says she has to feed her dog but the dog is already dead.

The biggest issue I had though was with the narrator. The narrator on ‘Gray’ is superb. This one … less so. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s up with him. His narration voice is slow and ponderous. He’s better when voicing one of the characters. I think I was spoiled by Lauren Fortgang on ‘Gray’.

Overall, though, recommend if you’re a fan of apocalyptic fiction.

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Great story

Gripping book right from the beginning, was on the Plus catalogue and the next two books are as well, can’t wait to see what happens to the characters next!

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USA republicans

Yeah guns freedom.. and god.. the Old Testament rules.. and humanity will disappear when oil runs out .. good old American optimism shoot them before thru shoot you.. what’s mine is mine.. probably feel safer in Afghanistan than the US

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not great, gave up about half way through

very simple writing style, too many clichés and realised after 5 hours I wasn't really bothered about any of the characters , easy listen but I didn't but into it.

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