Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£9.99|
Save £9.99 (100%)
Breakers (Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 299 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration. Add narration for a reduced price of £2.49 after you buy the Kindle book.
- Similar books to Breakers (Book 1)
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
This is by no means a perfect book, but it's engaging and readable. It's essentially a story of two weak men, forced to deal with two impossible situations: first a plague, then an alien invasion. The third character, one of the men's wives, is much more likeable than either man but is essentially sidelined for much of the book, which is a shame - I would have liked to see more of her story.
I'm in agreement with the other reviewers that the ending feels a bit rushed, and that the major plot development right before the end is completely glossed over (and it really should have been devastating for the characters) so is rather frustrating for me as a reader. But until that point, I'd been happily plowing my way through the story, eager to see what happened next.
And at least it HAS an ending, and a fairly satisfying (albeit rushed) one. So many free Kindle books stop in the middle of a scene, trying to force you to buy the sequel to find out how it ends (an tactic I deplore as disrespectful to the reader and just poor storytelling).
Worth a read
If this sounds downbeat, it is. Relentlessly. This is not a book for those that need cheering up. People die. Horribly. Those that live almost all behave terribly, which I thought was a jarring note. People are usually better than that. On the plus side it's reasonably well written which kept me reading and it was refreshing to find a different take on the post apocalyptic sci fi novel.
I'm still a little unsure what the creatures actually looked like but I'm sure I'll find out soon enough when it's snapped up and made into a movie (finger's are crossed for a movie version) :D
It's like a cross between Falling Skies, Independence Day and the first third of The Stand.
I'm sure I'll probably read the next two in the series but I'm not straining at the leash to get to them yet.
There were a couple of negative points that stopped me from giving this five stars; I thought that Walt was the only compelling character and that everyone spoke in exactly the same wisecracking, action movie hero tone. All the women are pretty similar and the narrator is too prone to clunky philosophising.
Despite this, Breakers is an engaging read and will keep you wanting more. The writing is sprightly and the scenarios vivid. Definitely one of the best low-cost Kindle books I've read!
There is a varied cast of individuals, all characterised very well, and the way they cope with the end of civilisation varies from person to person.
It starts out like an intelligent take on something similar to Survivors, and I read avidly their tales... And then the aliens turned up.
It's not a surprise to anyone who read the blurb that aliens are in it, and yet they ruined, for me, an excellent book.
It went from something exploring character development and plot and specific well thought out pacing, to a bog standard action adventure story. The first half of the book could have been nearly anything without affecting the second half remotely. And it spoiled the reading experience for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was a little sceptical at first but the story really gripped me - throughout. Great characters (such a shame ... got blown up) and what happened to ...? Thoroughly enjoyed it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Keith
Liked the characters, definitely a corner story but couldn't put it down for some reason. Would make a good film.Published 9 months ago by Kimberley
This is a Blank review made by me to say that although i havent actually read this book yet im having to put something here as due to amazon linking all these items together on its... Read morePublished 11 months ago by mr j.
As a bit of escapism I quite enjoyed this book, the authors mix of black humour & human traits was really nice...well done Mr Robertson!Published 17 months ago by Shockabilly
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
- Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Thrillers > Technothrillers
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Adventure
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic