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A heroic prepper novel of collapse, retreat, and rebirth When planes fall from the sky and the streets of Denver erupt into violent chaos, McLean faces a choice. He can drop everything and run for his mountain retreat, or he can go back for the woman he's begun to care about. Carrie was never part of his plan, but without her his plan may lose its meaning. Before their jo A heroic prepper novel of collapse, retreat, and rebirth When planes fall from the sky and the streets of Denver erupt into violent chaos, McLean faces a choice. He can drop everything and run for his mountain retreat, or he can go back for the woman he's begun to care about. Carrie was never part of his plan, but without her his plan may lose its meaning. Before their journey is over, she will have a greater part to play than either of them suspected.Making their way out of a city in full societal meltdown and across the Colorado Rockies to the ranch where they hope to find refuge, McLean and Carrie's small band grapples with the dangers and obstacles of a world without order and a life in which the strength of individuals-- both physical and internal-- will define their ability to survive....

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  • Chrystal Roe
    2018-09-23 01:19

    WowI really enjoyed this story. It shows just how scary being stuck in a city could get in the event of a major collapse. I'm eager to begin the next book in this series.

  • chucklesthescot
    2018-10-15 08:06

    A power outage is the start of the problems in Denver as planes fall from the sky and and armed terrorists create chaos on the streets. McLean is part of a prepper group with a mountain retreat and a plan-get out of Denver. He decides to rescue a friend, Carrie, from danger outside the homeless shelter where she works before starting the journey to safety which will be easier said than done when the second EMP leaves him without transport.I liked McLean who was a go-getting guy who knows exactly what he is doing and just wants to execute the plan and get to the mountain retreat. However he is close to the homeless shelter and is worried about how Carrie is going to survive, and abandons the plan to rescue her first. He had hoped to get further in his car instead of being stuck in the city but he just adapts the plan and prepares Carrie for a journey on foot. Carrie has her own plan though-she wants to go home and find out if her flat mate is ok. McLean is reluctant to stay longer in the city but doesn't want to leave Carrie, agreeing to go with her against his better judgement. It is here that they link up with Carrie's friends David and Shauna. It becomes a dangerous detour when the armed men appear nearby.I liked this whole section because it was full on action and tension. McLean just wants to get out of the city before dark, before the terrorists find them and before a scared population turn violent. He is the prepper who has a plan and is frustrated that the others aren't listening to his advice about leaving, wanting instead to rest for the night at David's house. He knows he is right about keeping on the move but insisting on this means abandoning the others which he feels he can't do. He is proved right when trouble arrives quickly.The next part of the book deals with the execution of McLean's plan which is further complicated by an army cordon around the city to stop people entering...or leaving. The group is split on whether to approach the military for help or not. McLean is of the opinion that the motives of everyone should be viewed with suspicion as these could be rogue units or terrorists in disguise. He believes it to be safer to try and find a way to evade the soldiers and get into the mountains where he has friends and supplies. It was a bit frustrating at times to have every decision of McLean being questioned. If I was escaping with a prepper, I would certainly be putting my trust in him to get me to safety. But to be fair, most people in this apocalypse scenario will have their own ideas on what to do so it is a realistic portrayal of how people in a group would react. I'm no expert but I'd be moving as much as I could, staying away from main roads and avoiding any people I see unless I am totally sure that they are fellow survivors. It was interesting to be inside the mind of McLean, with the responsibility on him to find a safe route.The last part of the book deals with the final journey towards the retreat where McLean's mind turns to how his friends are and if they encountered much trouble on the way. We start to meet a few other characters and I particularly liked Morgan. I hope he features more in upcoming books.This was a good start to the series, an excellent prepper apocalypse novella. It'll be interesting to see how the series develops.

  • Pat Cummings
    2018-09-26 04:13

    The first book in the Denver Burning series is a thrilling story of escape through a collapsing near-future urban landscape. Not the urban East, though, where such collapses have already begun. This is the upscale southeast-Denver suburb of Aurora, with its golf courses, green-spaces, and gated communities.When an EMP pulse takes out the city's computer-managed power and communications systems, few people are prepared for the results. Then a second event crashes the electrical systems of even the small percentage of machines with no digital management, and life in the greater Denver complex is thrown back to the feudal Dark Ages.MacLean Ferrier is one of the few prepared for a post-machine society. His home is a ranch in the Rocky Mountains south of Aspen, but he's in Denver for supplies and to visit a friend when the EMP shuts things down. His friend, Carrie Alton, unlike MacLean, is no "prepper." She's a staffer in a homeless shelter, trying to serve a community of down-and-outs who don't qualify for assistance under the strict rules of official charity in Denver.Until the pulse, Carrie thought the impending closure of the shelter was the worst disaster that could happen. Now, airplanes are falling out of the sky, local gangs are poised to take over the quiet bedroom communities around her, and her friend MacLean has left to head to his ranch.The core of the story is what happens in an otherwise civil society when the rule of law gives way to the rule of the strong. Dennison does a good job of keeping the prepper focus light; his characters are not straw men set up to epitomize good or evil. (Except for the Denver Mayor. There's a shallow person! One wonders, what did the real Mayor do to tick off the author?)Tense, enthralling action, a likeable hero and heroine, and villains worthy of every hiss and boo—you'll finish this novel ready to go on to the sequel, and join MacLean, Carrie, and their prepper community to Take Back Denver.

  • John Podlaski
    2018-09-27 04:13

    I enjoyed "Get Out of Denver" which is a story about an EMP attack over Denver that kills everything with electrical circuitry boards. Thus, everything just came to a standstill - planes fell from the sky, people were awestruck and weren't ready for them to return to the 15th century. Once all the shelves are picked clean of perishable supplies, individuals and gangs began to prey on the innocents and taking everything for themselves. McLean was a part-time delivery person of medical supplies who has a crush on one of the female customers on his route. When the power went out, he returned to the shelter and rescued her from a gang of youths who were trying to rob her. McLean is a doomsday prepper and has expected something like this to occur sometime in the future. This is why he has a house stocked with food, water and supplies in the mountains about 70 miles outside of Denver and heading that way was in their best interest. Traveling most of the way on foot, with another couple, they find the going difficult and exhausting and trying to get out of the city without being accosted was a feat in itself. They fight off thugs along the way, but lose the couple to violence when they make a poor decision to surrender. McLean and his girl head for the hills.Half way through the mountains, the duo come upon the farm of McLean's friend - a set meeting place for McLean's other pepper friends to gather after an event, but only two of them are there. The farmer gives the foursome horses to complete their journey to the safe house. They still meet marauders and continue to hide their trails in fear of being followed. The next book in the series picks up from the point of them reaching the safe house after a harrowing journey.The book is an interesting read and should be read by fellow preppers or individuals interested in finding out what happens during an EMP attack.

  • Joanne
    2018-10-01 06:01

    This is the story of some smart people who prepared for the end of the world. There is an EMP that knocks out all electronics and MacLean, who had seen signs of the deterioration of society and lived in a ranch high in the mountains, knows right away that he has to get out of Denver before panic and anarchy begin (which happens almost immediately).He made plans beforehand with some friends to meet at his ranch. The rest of the story is about their journey to get to the ranch. They still have no idea what happened or who was behind it and, without communications, it is almost impossible to find out. They have to steer clear of populated areas because of the dangers other people bring.I thought the story was good. I thought the characters were smart in their preparations--even in who they decided to include to their group. I'm not sure why so many other reviewers said the situation was implausible because, from what I've read, this is exactly what would happen if an EMP were used. What's interesting is that there were two of them. Why? Was one trying to stop the other from doing more damage? We don't know yet.The writing is very simplistic and the dialogue clichéd, but the story was told in an interesting way and their journey through the mountains seemed harrowing and exhausting. I liked the book and look forward to finding out what happened.

  • Patiscynical
    2018-09-26 02:02

    NaiveAn EMP knocks out the power grid in Denver, causing much panic. At the same time armed gunmen start creating mayhem and panic across the city.McLean, a prepped, is the hero of this story. He wants to head to the mountains where he has a cabin/ranch prepared for just such an emergency. But first he decides to rescue Carrie, a woman he is in love with.Carrie worked at a shelter, and she's all about helping others, which doesn't really seem to fit the usual prepper creed. McLean's group also includes JD and DJ, two guys with various skills, a doctor, and a few others.They are all supposed to meet up at the cabin.They run into difficulties trying to just get of Denver, as society breaks down remarkably quickly.Results: ok. I thought the scenario was a little simplistic, and most of the action described has been done in other books before.

  • Sherry Wilson
    2018-10-17 09:17

    Reasonably thought out story of what could happen if the power grid failed and lawlessness broke out. Illustrates why the average person should (but doesn't) have emergency supplies on hand. Whether the cause is a storm, earthquake or some other disaster, everyone should have the basics and not wait until an alert is announced to race out to the store to try and buy supplies at the last minute. The author presents a good scenario with interesting characters. Looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

  • Sherry Jolly
    2018-10-17 02:28

    2.5-ish stars This book was just ok. I think if the author would have moved things along a little bit faster (3/4 of the book is them walking through the mountains to the ranch) and made the main character a little more likeable after things started going south - it would have made for a more interesting read. I'm debating about reading the second book, as I can see that there is a possibility for things to become more interesting, but don't want to waste my time if they don't.

  • Leftychick
    2018-10-19 05:08

    Excellent story line. Very realistic.An EMP is something our family has concerns over. How are we going to stay in contact with family spread out everywhere? He do we convince our children that this is a real possibility. We lived north of Denver for 8 years and plan on returning soon. The places Mr Dennison described are very familiar to us. Great writing, I can't wait to start the next book.

  • Christina Callaghan
    2018-09-20 01:28

    Very good This is a very good story about a group of people trying to make sense of the chaos occurring in the city after two emp's occur and their subsequent escape and journey to the safe house. My only criticism is it's short length because it's book worthy but the author has obviously decided to release it in installments which I am eager to read.

  • Sherri Dewey
    2018-10-12 09:09

    Totally Enjoyed!This is a different take on EMPs and bugging out. I didn't agree with the author of EMPs not taking out automobiles. But I totally enjoyed his different outlook on societal breakdown and really enjoyed his character "Carrie". I recommend this book because of the overall optimism and because it's not as gory as most.

  • Andrew
    2018-10-11 03:12

    2.5 stars. An okay and quick read. Not too preachy like much of the genre, but a little slow. Character development started to pick up as the book went on. A good first attempt, I'll give the second book a try.

  • Talena Colley
    2018-09-30 08:16

    Pretty good. I . Wasn't familiar with this author who I got this book, which is free by the way, but I'm glad I did. It's pretty good. It give a realistic look at how things would be in a situation such as this not to mention how well crafted the story is. Great read!

  • Bernie
    2018-10-12 01:23

    Get Out of Denver reviewGet Out of Denver is a post apocalyptic short story written by author Algor X. Dennison. I'm looking forward to reading the next in this series. I just wish it was longer.

  • Brad T.
    2018-10-10 09:13

    It was ok. The action scenes were well written but there was a lot of exposition explaining the situation that was unnecessary for readers of this genre.

  • Larry Powers
    2018-09-26 09:24

    PreppingAlways be prepared. When the lights go out in Denver and the mayhem starts. One group heads for the mountains.

  • Donald Franck
    2018-10-12 08:20

    Pretty goodWhile the story and characters start slow, it builds well. I found that the country depreciated was unrealistic as to terrorist action, the rest seemed spot on.

  • Mary K Russell
    2018-10-12 02:18

    Good book. Future predictions not outrageous, believable. Characters developed well.

  • Dianne Doggett
    2018-10-07 07:19

    Eminently readable EMP taleDown to earth characters in an unexpected EMP situation very much like any of us could find ourselves in. Preppers will likely enjoy this one.

  • barbara benson-williams
    2018-09-19 01:03

    EngagingLiked the writing and fresh approach. Being from Denver originally I was easily pulled into the story. Definitely want to read more