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Hell's Requiem

(Stone Age #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Don't just survive the apocalypse... Live!

His son died, and his wife left him.

Then the world ended.

It was about to get much worse.

Tom was already prepared for society’s collapse when the nonstop solar storms arrived. He just hadn’t planned on the loneliness, and those never-ending memories.

When a woman and a little boy show up, they bring with them much more th
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published June 15th 2017 by Toes in the Water Publishing, LLC
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hell's Requiem: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller by M.L. Banner narrated by Kevin Pierce is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary. I am really saturated with zombies and apocalyptic books but I am always on the look out for new authors, new to me, their books may have that new twist that is needed in this flooded market. This book has a bit of a twist I needed. In the start of this book, these things could happen to any of us, sadly so. The rest is a very big possibility so this is ...more
Michael  Keller
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OArmy veteran Tom Rogers built a home for his family on a good, defensible plot of land with no neighbors closer than a mile.

Tom is a prepper, always ready for an emergency, whatever comes. So he was ready when the sun began to fry the earth. Electronic devices were worthless, burned out by the EMP the sun's fury induced in circuits. Tom was ready, but not prepared for the loneliness without his family. There had been a terrible accident and Tom lost his wife, Mimi, and their son Drew. Tom was p
Brian's Book Blog
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Interesting Take On A Post-Apocalyptic Tale

3.5 out of 5 stars

Hell's Requiem tells the story of Tom and his fight for survival after a solar storm takes the lights and seemingly peoples sanity from them. He was prepared but he still lost everything. His son is dead and his wife left him. How much does he have to live for?

I wrote that this is an interesting take on a post-apocalyptic tale because Banner wrote it from the point of view where each chapter was a new song on an apocalyptic playlist
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Review originally published at: http://www.lomeraniel.com/audiobookre...

When the end of the world came, Tom was already prepared. He had moved with his family to a house in a remote area and had everything ready. But bad luck got in the way, and their son got killed while shoot practicing with Tom. His wife blamed him and left. Some time after the EMP that triggered the end of the world, Tom receives the visit of some strange people. Although suspicious at first, he lets them in, but he maybe sh
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After apocalyptic solar storms have caused perpetual summer fueling society’s collapse and people’s inhumanity “Hell’s Requiem” begins with a shattered Tom Rogers living alone in the house he built after the accidental death of his son and the loss of his marriage. Broken and clinging to memories of the past when a woman and nine-year-old boy show up on his land little does he expect that in his fight to survive he will find a new purpose for his life.

In a prelude to“Cicada” Banner’s fourth book
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Good start to a series. Overall a very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story. This isn't a nice neighbor helping neighbor type of apocalypse, this is the watch your back, people are ruthless everyman for himself scenario.

It did take me a bit to be pulled into the story. It felt a bit disjointed at times with the back and forth between the past and present.

While I like the idea of having a playlist for the apocalypse, the title of the song was enough, the "key words" just took away from th
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting story to be sure. A bit off the beaten path of apocalyptic survival stories; this tale focuses on one man’s sorrow and guilt. Guilt for a tragedy he could neither avoid nor claim responsibility for. But he did feel responsible and it ruled his life. The unique twist here is the importance music played in this man’s life. His memories, both good and bad, along with major events are anchored in his mind with music. Each memory wrapped in its own song according to the time it ...more
Shanna Tidwell
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First, I have to admit that I would probably listen to Kevin Pierce reciting a phone book. He is that good!
Second, he does read my absolute favorite genre post apocalyptic and prepper fiction.
I like to think that he gets a say in what he narrates as I have never been disappointed in a single book that he has narrated.
Is this a game plan story but it does have its dark moments. (As all SHTF books do)
I am very interested in the boy and where his story will lead.
Thank goodness for bad asses who
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I was confused with this story at times, it jumps around a bit, and once you listen to the whole thing, you will go... hmmmm? I loved the playlist, and it is a very realistic take on the end of the world... when his wife cries because there is no wifi in the beginning.. I totally lol'd, because that would be me! I felt bad for Tom at times, because he never stopped grieving his son.. and I can totally relate with that. Ke
Aug 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This story is just weird. It's too dependent on the supernatural and the songs don't work for me. I can't relate to the music or see their relationship to the story. I can't relate to the characters either. None are likable or believable. Kevin Pierce delivers his customary excellent performance, but it's just not enough. This story simply does not deliver what I expect from dystopian fiction.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Arden Wise
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really good read. The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is because I thought the character went on and on and on about him being responsible for the accidental death of their son and blaming himself. I know the guy felt bad but it was ridiculously brought up time and time and time again, I swear it could have filled 2 ful chapters in this book if put all together. Other then this great read,
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be a good prepper/end of the world book.It had a lot of different things going on in it.The back story of the main character was sad but very real.Kevin Pierce is the perfect narrator for this book.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. Another winner in the Stone Age saga that quickly grabs your attention. I loved the back-story on Tom as it lets you understand and connect with this man on a much more personal level. The ending of the story blew me away! I did not see that coming! If you haven't read this series, do so now! ...more
Diane E
Jul 04, 2022 rated it really liked it

I thought this book dragged . It took a while to find the relationship to the first books. Tom Rogers mental anguish is well described . I loved the music. Tom obviously had a mission , however it was forced by meeting with a young boy with crazy ideas .
jerry vick ii
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I was concerned where the series was going, after book two seemed to jump generations. And I certainly my did not see The Teacher coming back into the story in such a big way. As I excitedly raised ed through this installment, I realized it may be the best of the series so far! I look forward to diving into Cicada.
Todd Oliver
Aug 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I grabbed this book for it's narrator. Kevin Pierce is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic narrators. As always he did a fantastic job. I did not realize this book is part of a series since audible didn't note it and it wasn't in the description. Not to worry though, this book is great as a stand alone. ...more
Kelly Cross
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Different but just as good

While this story had a different tilt to it, it was just as interesting as the other books in the series. It tied in nicely and I enjoyed the use of some of my favorite songs. No spoilers, you will have to read it to see what I am talking about. Go ahead and do it, it's a fantastic read!
Marcie Pfeifer
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it

I liked the story and where it's going. My one small complaint is that there are far too many grammatical errors. Yes, it's just been a few, less than a dozen, in the books I've read so far but it really bugs me. Otherwise, I enjoy where it's going and from where it has come.
deborah jackson
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good reading

I love reading these type of books(not what I normally would read). I would love to see these as a four or five part movie of the week. The characters are relatable,what you would see in the news or just real life.
Robin Knapp
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great follow-up to this series

I enjoyed this book tremendously. It brought me through a myriad of emotions. I was happy to see it finally intertwine with the previous books in this series. I would highly recommend this book after reading the first three if you enjoy this genre.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Hell's Requiem is a back story to the Cicada series written by author M. L. Banner. The flow of the story didn't work for me.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Same stone age world with some new characters introduced. Enjoyable series.
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