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I'm about halfway thru the book and I'm not sure I will finish. The characters are without flaw, perfect bodies, perfect abilities, perfect tastes, sun shine and roses for everybody. Perfect daddy leaving perfect son a perfect ranch. Running 500 head of cattle on 3000 acres. In northern NV... Plus farming on that, with no mention of where the water is coming from. Apparently, it takes these wonderful people with great taste in whiskey 8 hours to ride around a little less than 5 square miles.
Editing errors always annoy me, since one person proofreading should've caught a bunch of them. Donned / dawned or reins / reigns Grammar errors, missing commas.
Now, I'm at the part, where the super folks at the Ranch rescued the sheriffs department of Elko county. And the deputies just happily go to riding those strenuous security shifts there, with never a thought or regret about abandoning the 10,000 residents of the county.
Sean Liscom’s book one for The Ranch has just about everything a reader of post apocalypse fiction could want! I mean that sincerely. From the beginning, his characters bring the whole ugly world after an EMP attack to the reader. I can’t say enough about the great character building. He brings together a bunch of very different and very skilled people to accomplish one task, get the ranch up and running. I love how he flushes out every person and place to make the Ranch one of the best books in the genre . I didn’t want it to end and I’m really looking forward to listening to book 2 ! The Ranch is available in kindle or audiobook. Only one so far is in audible, so I’m waiting for book two (not so patiently ) There is book two and three in kindle.
For the main character inheriting the ranch is like winning the lottery. It boasts underground bunkers and enough food and armaments for dozens of people. He meets some unique and interesting people who already live there. Then the SHTF and what seemed like overkill becomes just enough to fight for survival. The main guy is young, smart and caring but he also must evolve into the leader the group needs.
Basically, this book answers the question ‘if I had unlimited resources, how awesome would my survival compound be?’ In short, it’s excellent. A simple, well-woven tale of good vs bad guys set in a dystopian US with a near-mythic Prepper as the hero. Get through the first two chapters before you quit. It’s a pretty good yarn.
All in all it is a great read. If you have every been interested in a post apocalyptic story, then this is a great one for you. Sure there are some parts that feel like they come together just a little too easy for the main characters, but I stand by the 5 star rating. I could barely put it down, the writer always keeps you interested in what is going to happen next. It is fast paced and very long interesting subject matter.
Way too unrealistic even for fiction. An estranged, deceased father leaves tons, and I mean tons, of military hardware and supplies for his sons in case of an apocalypse. Yeah, right. And, as with a lot of these type of books, there ‘just happens to be’ the right kind of people with the right kind of skills that join the ranks.
I am really hoping to like this book and series. I am hoping that the characters grow at least a second dimension. I am REALLY hoping that the author discovers his apostrophe key and the characters begin speaking like humans and not androids (contractions- it's (sorry, it is) the way most English-speaking US citizens actually speak). Please do not (don't) continue in this arrhythmic and unnatural pattern of speech or I will not (won't) be able to keep reading!