Its feels like JWR wrote this book in 5 days, i swear 50%-75% is a recap from surviors and patriots so that was very frustrating. I kept thinking that it was going to get better, it had to get better but it didnt. The ending has horrible, it almost worth getting this book just to listen to how horrible this series ened. Please dont waste your hard earned money on this garbage. I loved patriots, thought survivors was pretty enjoyable but this is just garbage. Dont say your not warned.
This is a great story. I agree I could have done without most of the overly religious parts, but it was part of the story. I don't think it was as distracting as some have stated. I really enjoyed this book.
The performance was not as good as the past two books. Dick Hill did a much better job for these books. Once you get over that and he stops speak in his women's voice it is not bad.
In summary if you have invested the time with the first two books you will want to listen to this one too. It is definitely worth it. It gives you just enough additional items to really finish up the story.
After a steady diet stories about CIA agents, Navy SEALS, etc all with superhuman skills and lots of money, this is a plausible story populated with real people. Lots of details-vehicles, weapons, military, and faith mixed into a story that kept me listening. I look forward to listening to Patriots and Survivors-especially since Dick Hill is the narrator. He did a great job with the W.E.B. Griffin books.
The whole you mus be a Christian to be a good person theme. So far not one person is a good guy and not a Christian.
He isn't bad, he tried to change his voice and keep it the same for each person he plays.
Disappointment, I know James is a Christian but damn, people do not open a conversation with are you a Christian. Be realistic and consider people of other faiths as good too.
Stop trying to make money off your concept of how to survive and deal with the end of the world. James got lucky with his web site and fame and is now capitalizing on it. If he does write another book, try to tone down the Christian is the only way to be mindset and consider all people, hell have a native that believe in the old ways as a hero or someone or group besides your own.
I normally like post apocalyptic fiction but I just couldn't get past the first chapter of this book. I don't object to authors injecting their political and religious beliefs in their work but Rawls does it to the point of distraction. From glorifying the Latin mass to the condescending tone toward all things associated with modern banking, the author comes across as a wing-nut.
I suspect that those who agree with Mr. Rawls politics and religious views will find the book enjoyable. If the book weren't so political and religious it would probably have been an interesting read. I have since read that this is the third in a series and the first two got better reviews.
Back off the politics and religion and just tell the story. Label the book as Christian fiction so the reader won't be surprised at the content.
He didn't have much to work with. Given that he probably did the best he could but the performance was over the top trying to inject drama where there wasn't any.
Disappointment. The subject of economic and social collapse could have been really interesting.
Make sure that you read all the reviews both here and at amazon to see if this book is for you.
I have read all of this author's books. Patriots was his best (although elementary in style).
In this book (still seems like high school in style) he goes WAYYYY overboard with the Christian stuff. I think his main emphasis was "supposed" to be on freedom. If I had known that I would have been subjected to a continual barrage of "Oh, you love the Lord?" stuff, I would have declined. Talk about heavy-handed! I don't think I'll read his next book as they have continued to get worse as time goes on. Too bad.
The performance was poor. This reader was very tiresome, but I have to admit he really didn't have a lot with which to work.
NO. NO. NO.
While I really enjoyed this book, it just wasn't as good as the other two. The first two books were new and informative as well as entertaining, this one seemed to rehash too much. I love Dick Hill and was a little disapointed that he was not narrating.
I thought the story in this book was OK. Not good, not bad but just OK. Compared to his other two fiction books this seemed to be a little forced and rushed. Being a fan of this genre I could have let that slide but what is really awful is the reading of the book. This has to be one of the worst audiobook voices that I have ever heard. For future reference bring back Dick Hill.
I have heard about this genre of books baed on the biblical interpretation of the coming of judgement day, but I mistook this book as a post-apocalypse novel, and I was stuck listening to stories of peoples prayer sessions, and their battle to be good christians in the face of turmoil.. Actually, during the listen (and I didn't get far) I had the novel feeling of rooting for the antagonists! I was thinking, "yes! the angry mob will get the fundamentalists this time!"
Something against religion.. maybe Freethinkers, by Susan Jacoby, or The End of Faith, by Sam Harris.
I should have been forewarned by looking closer at the author's name. Who puts a comma between their middle and last name? Like they are different thoughts that need separation? His middle and last name are clauses or adverbs, and just confused the reader when they were together? silly christians..