Mark Twain wrote: There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.
#1 in Return Of The Wild West
Category: Dystopian Fiction
Average Rating: 3.0
Survival of the fittest becomes harsh reality in the blink of an eye.
Greg Healy isn't fooled -- this hunting trip is designed to get Greg and his father to end their feud. Not even Greg's teenage daughter or his father's hunting buddies along for the ride will be enough of a buffer to heal the rift of long-standing resentments.
They've barely been dropped off in the remote Canadian wilderness when they discover their new equipment is dead with no explanation. Now they'll have to rely on each other and resort to Old West ingenuity to find their way home -- before the hunter becomes the hunted.
For 17-year-old Darryl Healy, things aren't much easier on his grandparents' cattle ranch. When the lights go out after a nationwide cyberattack, frightening responsibilities fall squarely on Darryl's unproven shoulders as a power-hungry politician is determined to confiscate the ranch's resources -- by any means necessary.
Danger and death await the Healy family as each group attempts to navigate this terrifying new post-apocalyptic world while the vast wilderness separates them. And in order to survive the nightmare, a deal with the devil might be their only saving grace.
This story is stereotypical of the genre. It's not very imaginative. And there's not enough attention paid to detail. I especially don't like the ending, the epilog to be specific. The story could have ended quite nicely with the last chapter, omitting the epilog altogether.
Andrew Tell's narration is quite acceptable. His character voices suit their respective characters.
I just wish the story weren't so trite and contrived.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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