“Sanctuary” – A Postapocalyptic Novel By G. Michael Hopf

20531214Sanctuary
A Postapocalyptic Novel
By: G. Michael Hopf
Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
Series: The New World Series (Hopf), Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 05-27-14
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Audio

I started reading this book before the COVID-19 Pandemic was a thing, and I always figured that an EMP attack was the one that would knock out our country.  I am now thinking otherwise.   That being said, I still have most post-apocalyptic novels on my list.

Months after the EMP pulse has crippled the nation, the United States are no long fully united and the factions are splitting the country up further.  This allows for a war-monger from South America to invade and take over the state of California with very little resistance.  The hero of these books, Gordon, just wants to get back to his family.

This book tells his story, and how in just wanting to get home, he is helping fight of rogue factions of gangs and very bad people while at the same time helping the President get the country back together.

The narrator, Keith Szarabajka, does a great performance and is able to deliver this story in a fashion which makes for an audio drama from a written book narration.  Never was I confused as to who was speaking, and as a plus, he was able create vocal characters from the characters in the book that are believable and endearing.

By the way, I didn’t read the first 2 books in the series, but I will be going back now to check them out.

Publisher’s Summary
Surviving the attack proved to be more than they could have imagined….

Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities are run by gangs, survivors are dying of starvation and the government is falling victim to lawlessness. Those who were prepared for the end find that they weren’t really prepared at all.

While some seek vengeance for their losses, others are determined to restore the nation. Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Barone, Connor and Pablo are all on different paths, but they are all in search of a home away from chaos. They are all in search of a sanctuary.

©2014 G. Michael Hopf (P)2014 Penguin Audio