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As an avid outdoorsman myself these types of book always appeal to me. Reading it makes me wonder how I would cope if the world came to standstill which is apt as I’m reading this in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic! Loving these books and looking forward to book 3
Book 1 was entertaining with the unfolding of the 'event' the initial predicaments, character introductions and opening plans and responses. Hoping for a continuation I went to book 2 'All That Survives'. Now our focus characters find themselves caught in web after web, stuck floating down the gutter, as it were. Victims of circumstances they allowed themselves into through tactical errors. Hey, it's a harsh learning environment that can serve up these type disasters.
Beth and Landon are two characters that should be more able than anyone else in the entire story to learn and adapt having been attacked numerous times. Inexplicably they become less cautious being nothing more than serial victims. On the last page they pair up with a psycho-killer thru a complete lack of caution.
At some point books like this start to feel like the author can't actually envision people learning, learning quickly, growing into their circumstances and turning professional at their situation. Why would smart people not bother improving their game especially when it's life-and-death??
I'm not sure I want to continue the series if the characters continue with stupid decisions.
And, a last point. The dog! The dog that's so trained and smart in Book 1 is nothing but a useless burden in Book 2. Here you have a perfect situation for a dog and their spectacular senses but, sensing nothing. How can that be?!
My Personal book rankings are: Excellence Pretty Good SoSo Last Resort Garbage This book I'm calling SoSo. For reference, Book1 was Pretty Good.
I have enjoyed the story line of this series. Have also read Book 3 and am awaiting Book 4. I would prefer to have all the books available at the same time due to the amount of books I read on an annual basis. I sometimes have to go back to refresh my memory of the story if it takes a while to publish the next installment.
Jack Hunt does it again in this continuing saga of Landon trying to get back to Maine with Beth's help and survival skills. There is a lot of action, good survival info, some bizarre sub-plots (Robbie was good one), and also a peek at how Landon's wife Sara and son Max are doing in Maine. Without power, the landscape is littered with chaos and disorder. But on the Trail and in Maine both groups survive, barely. We see slow maturity with Landon and a creeping closeness between Jake and Sara. I like this genre and Mr Hunt has provided a very good addition to the authors I will continue to follow. I was definitely entertained!! Now on to book three.