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Alan

Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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  • Desperate Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Nicholas Antinozzi
    • Narrated By Joe Cirillo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

    ken says: "Pretty Marginal"
    "Interesting story can't wait for the follow up[s]!"
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    This is the first time I've listened to this author and found I liked the story and the characters, most where very much real life in my experience. The narrator was so so however, he makes for a bad women otherwise still very easy to listen to and get into it.
    I'm looking forward to the next 2 in the series, hopefully soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Our End of the Lake: Surviving after the 2012 Solar Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ron H. Foster
    • Narrated By Duane Sharp
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    A solar storm has just hit the world causing a EMP event. A emergency manager visiting Atlanta GA must find his way back home after this electromagnetic pulse has stranded him away from his vehicle and his beloved "bug out bag". With 180 miles to go to his destination, David must let his street smarts and survival skills kick in as food and water becomes scarce and societal breakdown proceeds at an unrelenting pace.

    Alan says: "More instruction then story but okay."
    "More instruction then story but okay."
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    Have a pen and paper ready when you listen to this book it has many great ideas in it but the story well I'd say we could only hope, but I honestly don't see it happening. People are just way to selfish and to my experience always have a private agenda to gain more than the "other guy". But it sure would be nice if such a condition with the "local population" around you could be this cordial!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Limitless: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alan Glynn
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (119)

    A burnout at 35, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola could use a shot in the arm. One day he randomly runs into Vernon, his ex-wife’s brother, and his ex-dealer. Now employed by a shadowy pharmaceutical company, Vernon has something that might help: a new designer drug that stimulates brain function. One pill and Eddie is hooked. His book is finished within days; he learns and synthesizes information at a frightening rate; and he can go a long time without sleep or food.

    Alan says: "I was skeptical"
    "Liked the movie better."
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    I liked the movie much better but it was worth the money. I recommend it especially if you haven't seen the movie because once you read it you will want to see the movie and I'm sure you'll enjoy the movie much more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Resistance: New America, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Richard Stephenson
    • Narrated By David Gilmore
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    Eighteen months after the Collapse of 2027, the former United States is divided. On one side is the evil and tyrannical Unified American Empire, controlled by President Simon Sterling, the man responsible for the death of the last legitimate president, Malcolm Powers. On the other side, President Howard Beck controls the Pacific States of America, the last hope for democracy and freedom. The two adversaries become embroiled in a bitter game of deception, betrayal, and espionage.

    Alan says: "Book 2 same quality as book 1."
    "Book 2 same quality as book 1."
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    Book 2 has the same review as book 1 because it applies pretty much equally.
    At first I had a problem with the narator/performance but once I got involved in the story line I truly enjoyed it, the narator needs some experience I would guess though. Over all you'll enjoy the book if you pay more attention to the story line than the guy reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Collapse: New America, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Stephenson
    • Narrated By David Gilmore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (95)

    America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich.

    Robert Zimmermann says: "Review: Collapse, by Richard Stephenson"
    "did end up enjoying this book"
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    At first I had a problem with the narator/performance but once I got involved in the story line I truly enjoyed it, the narator needs some experience I would guess though. Over all you'll enjoy the book if you pay more attention to the story line than the guy reading it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (459)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (276)

    In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure, a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus.

    Daniel says: "Ya Gotta Love Him"
    "Another Great One from Mr. Cussler"
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    As is always the case Mr. Cussler does a fantastic job in this book and the narration is again done by one of my all time favorites Scott Brick. The story line is unique and Mr. Cusslers camieo was very much fun to listen too, you won't be disappointed with this story and if you're a Cussler fan all I can say is "enjoy"!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sanctuary: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By G. Michael Hopf
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabjka
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities are run by gangs, survivors are dying of starvation and the government is falling victim to lawlessness. Those who were prepared for the end find that they weren't really prepared at all. While some seek vengeance for their losses, others are determined to restore the nation. Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Barone, Connor and Pablo are all on different paths, but they are all in search of a home away from chaos.

    C. Dissmore says: "Good 3rd book. Do NOT change narrators mid-series"
    "I fully enjoyed it."
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    This may be the last in the series rather hard to tell it could certainly go on, but either way it was a great ending to the first two of the series that I've read. You will not want to miss this book. The characters are as well written and the narration is as good as the others. enjoy I know you will

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Rickards
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (137)

    The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: War, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching - and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk.

    Jean says: "A good review of the global financial system"
    "It's what I suspected of the gov and well descrbed"
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    This book lays it all out in more or less easy to understand concepts, and those that are more complicated the author takes the time to define them in such a way you will understand the point of it. It's very well written and it is what I have believe has been going on in our fed gov for a very long time and imparticularly with the obama administration and what I perceive he is doing straight up by design. You will come away from this book with a very indepth understanding and I'm sure it will for you as it did for me .... I'm getting prepared!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • American Reset: Book Three of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mark Goodwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    In American Reset, the final chapter of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, the ultimate contest between liberty and tyranny reaches the apex. The Bair family and their neighbors learn the true value of community as they rely on each other to survive the war and the effects of the financial meltdown. Will the collapse bring an oppressive regime that enslaves the American people, or will the patriots prevail and guide the country back to a place of freedom, peace and prosperity?

    Gregory T. Wallace says: "ENDED TOO QUICKLY"
    "Fantastic end to the series"
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    This seems to be the last in the series but if you're like me you'll want more. The author is as steady and true to the story line as the other 2 books. You'll be glad you continued with the series. And as always the narrator brings the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lightning Fall: A Novel of Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bill Quick
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters against the United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all of the country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalent of the 18th century - no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is the story of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle to survive in a mortally wounded nation, as America's enemies within and without circle for the kill.

    Jan says: "An Equal Opportunity Political Disaster"
    "Most interesting book to listen to."
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    Other than the obvious push to justify homosexuality and the authors’ love of sex with men, the story was good. It held my interest even thru the garbage bag of immorality and the God is dead theory. The characters were excellent and the choices the author made with the president and her husband where perfect I loved it especially their ends. More than obviously "oh no" mr. bill and hillary these two were represented perfectly and with great accuracy. The end of "oh no" mr. bill in the book aka BJ which remembering everything about Monica Lewinsky fits to a tee was sublime in its execution [no pun intended]. The way the story is laid out in the book sounds like it could very well happen as described and found myself imagining it very clearly while listen to the book. Not to mention the narrator did a great job of it. I'll be watching for a follow up or book 2, it seemed that the author left a lot of room for one to be written and I for one will be watching for it.
    I recommend the book but again the homo crap could have been left out of it, do what you want in the privacy of your own bedroom, that's between you and your Creator as far as I'm concerned but don't shove it at me in your book[s]. Unless of course he was trying to be "Progressive" much like the commie-crates are today in the ongoing administration of the great pretender and lying king.
    The whole book could have been a political espionage story. I had fun with the majority of it and I didn't want to put it down even with certain things that offended my sensibilities’.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Solitary Man's Refuge

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ron Foster
    • Narrated By Duane Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    This audiobook combines the three postapocalyptic adventure books of the Solitary Man Series. Look around. Millions of preppers are working feverishly every day to get prepared for what they fear is a disaster about to happen in America. The motivation for preparing differs for each person. Donald is getting his farmstead prepared in case a predicted solar storm takes out the electrical grid. Some folks might call what Donald is trying to create as a bug-out location. Other people consider his little rural house as an effort to become more self-sufficient, like a homesteader.

    Madeleine says: "Badly Constructed Narrative"
    "More training manual than story."
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    Not a bad story just very plain and I see the author wanted to keep it on the low key compared to other such authors. But there was some good information that you can take away from the book [have a pencil & paper handy], the only thing that I completely objected to as a real life prepper myself, was what the characters intended to do in the final book when they had to bug out of their present bug out location onto another that they weren't sure of to its condition. I did find this type of mind set completely unacceptable personally.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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