Lights Out

Lights Out

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by David Crawford
     
 

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Downloaded from the internet over three million times, this exciting, action-packed, survival story is finally available in book form. Lights Out chronicles the challenges of Mark “Karate Man” Turner when the lights go out over most of the free world. He must find in himself the ability to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to

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Downloaded from the internet over three million times, this exciting, action-packed, survival story is finally available in book form. Lights Out chronicles the challenges of Mark “Karate Man” Turner when the lights go out over most of the free world. He must find in himself the ability to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality that everyday life becomes when the veneer of civilization is stripped away.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012585653
Publisher:
Halffast Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
05/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
598
Sales rank:
77,717
File size:
745 KB

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Meet the Author

David Crawford is an avid outdoorsman who likes to hunt, fish, hike, off-road, and shoot. He is a third degree black belt with the American Society of Karate where he teaches children and adults. Residing in San Antonio with his wife, he is the father of two, and is working on his next novel.

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Lights Out 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 98 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written novel that grabbed me from the beginning and didn't let go till the last page. In the survival genre of novels, I've come to expect a glut of survival information poorly integrated into a so-so story. This novel is different. It has an entertaining plot and characters with surprising depth. This book doesn't vacillate between a story and a survival gear catalog as so many of the survival novels do. In most instances it seamlessly integrates the survival tips and tricks into the overall story. It also doesn't trade entertainment for realism. The story is credible but you probably won't be as fortunate as these characters if a scenario like this ever occurs. My anticipation level was high from beginning to end. Although I didn't want to, I did have to put the book down on occasion because it is a long story, but I couldn't wait to pick it up again. Don't expect a survival guide. This might make it a disappointing read for some, but for the average person looking for a great 'end of the world as we know it' novel, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to the next installment by this author. If his follow on books are as good as his debut novel he should have a long and successful career as a novelist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again, I see reviews complaining about a survival story being too far to the Right. To me, that is reality: Libs are not likely to survive without the government's protection and handouts. This story would be ten times better if it were edited and half as long. There is a lot of flab in the story that slows down the pace. I enjoyed the read overall, but wished a good editor had taken a sharp knife to it.
Kim88 More than 1 year ago
The scenario of this book is what happens in 1 community after a "pulse" (presumably an EMP-type) hits the entire US and probably other countries as well. While that level of damage may not be likely in reality, the premise of the book is still highly useful at examining how society and individuals might react. Even a regional natural disaster could bring on many of the circumstances highlighted here. During the read, examples are used of ways in which people were prepared to take care of themselves, intermingling good & bad decisions. For example, even some people who thought of themselves as "preppers" stockpiled something they were worried about, but did not think of some simple items or ideas. It leaves you thinking of choices you might make at home, and how much effort you do (or do not) want to put into being prepared for things ranging from a 3-day power outage to a loss in the distribution of food and medicine. There is also a constant underlying theme showing that cooperation with a variety of people is necessary. When I first started the book, I didn't expect to enjoy the writing. There are technical weaknesses and the writing is sometimes simplistic or cliche. But for whatever reason, it became a book I could not put down after just a few chapters. Even Tom Clancy novels don't do that for me anymore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books, not just in the Genre, but in general. I can't recommend this book enough. Easy to read, interesting story lines and characters.
cudar More than 1 year ago
The author was a bit too descriptive, and a lot of it wasn't needed. The same point could have came across with a lot less of a description. The last third of the book was much better, glad I stuck with it, but it oculd have done better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good, I did not want it to end. Hope to see a sequel or movie.
cowboy255 More than 1 year ago
A great story! Already a classic in the genre. Only giving 4 stars because the Nook version requires an editing job. Spelling and grammer errors throughout I assume from rushing to eBook format.
Bill_NM More than 1 year ago
How will you and your neighbors survive if the world as we know it ends? This is the story of Mark "The Karate Man" Turner, and that of his family, friends and neighbors. This should be in everyone's library.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the research I have done Lights Out is probably closer to what reality would look like after an EMP than some other books out there that take liberties in the unknown. Mark and his extended family take on the tough realities when the lights go out due to an EMP. He has to deal with the people in his community and threats from outside forces and handles it like a champ. This book is about 640 pages. A very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended. Good plot, believable characters. Realistic scenario. One of the better books in this genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great character development. Believable and eye oening situation. Must read for those who read apocolyptic novels. A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realistic, smart, lots of plot twists, and almost a better ending than the city of ember(series) ending.
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NEEEDS TO BE READ BY EVRYONE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ENJOYED THE BOOK LEARNED A FEW THINGS SORRY IT ENDED. WISH MR. CRAWFORD WOULD WRITE MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS ONE.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A surprisingly good end of the world as we know it book. This is a longer and updated version of the classic...Alas Babylon by Pat Frank. I enjoyed the characters and how they struggled to survive after an EMP. The book is 680 pages filled with survival tips, what the government can do to its' citizens in a crisis, and how a bad situation can bring out the best or worst in people. This is reality at its best, because it could actually happen in our lifetime. Think how you would cope if all electronics stopped...a gardener or hunter would definitely have better odds at survival than a typical computer expert. My advice...stash a few extra cans of food...it might come in handy. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe the better question is, are all WTSHTF readers so ignorant to think this is good writing? The dialogue is wooden, generic, and anything but conversational. The hero is Superman with an endless cache of resources. Not a good read and sorely disappointed given its almost holy reputation.
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This is one of the top 3 books in this genre. Its success and following is well deserved.