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Swan Song | [Robert McCammon]

Swan Song

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.
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Publisher's Summary

"We're about to cross the point of no return. God help us; we're flying in the dark, and we don't know where the hell we're going."

Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the president of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival.

Swan Song is Robert McCammon's prescient and shocking vision of a post-apocalyptic nation, a grand epic of terror and, ultimately, renewal.

In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity. They include Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets... Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station... and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gifts. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.

Please note: Two chapters were originally missing from Part 2 of this book. We were alerted to the problem on 11/21/11 and have corrected it. We're very sorry for any inconvenience. If you had already downloaded the book, don’t worry - your library has automatically updated with the corrected version. Simply re-download from your library, at no additional cost, to get the complete book.

©2009 Robert McCammon (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    karltonwrites 03-25-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Glad I waited for the Audiobook."

    I didn't have the patience to finish this when I started it about a decade ago. I've heard it compared to Stephen King's The Stand, and there are a lot of parallels. Where this one falls short is that there aren't many characters with whom I relate. Tom Stechschulte does a very good job narrating, and the ending was satisfying enough. The only reason I'm glad I finished it is because my curiosity is sated.

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    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 03-21-12
    Stewart Delaware, OH, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Really liked this book"

    Hated for the book to end. The author really gets one into the personality of each character. Some big surprises. I want more from Robert McCammon.

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    Louise Laredo, Texas, United States 03-19-12
    Louise Laredo, Texas, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard to put down."

    I really enjoyed this book. I found it hard to put down. Very interesting look at the future, with the characture of people not changing all that much from today in spite of all the divercity around them.

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    Carlene CHEYENNE, WY, United States 03-07-12
    Carlene CHEYENNE, WY, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "WOW"
    What made the experience of listening to Swan Song the most enjoyable?

    THE NARRATOR, WAS PERFECT, I ACTUALLY COULD PICTURE EACH CHARACTER IN MY MIND. WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE


    What did you like best about this story?

    STORY LINE KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. IF YOU AT ALL LIKE THE STAND BY SKING, YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRIP ACCROSS OUR COUNTRY AND ALL THE THRILLS AND CHILLS OF THE DIFFERENT BAD GUYS.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    TOO MANY TO LIST


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    I<3books United States 03-06-12
    I<3books United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed the book"

    This started out a little slow for me, but I was hooked once I got into the book. Very entertaining story with a good narrator. I would recommend it.

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    thomas boise, ID, United States 03-05-12
    thomas boise, ID, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2013

    I love zombie books. always looking for the next good one.

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    "just my two cents"

    I really enjoyed this book was not sure if I would mostly in to zombie stuff. This book is very long with that said. I was never board listing to it. I can just picture what it would be like to wonder threw the waste land. The main characters where built up very well but the other people in the story are kind of thrown in. I wish there was more on what they were like before the fall. If you are looking for something to listen to on a long flight or road trip this book would be perfect. It’s not action packed all the way threw but well worth the down load.

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    Thomas 03-03-12
    Thomas 03-03-12
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    "Good book, good listen"

    Read the book years ago, and I enjoyed listening to it this time. The narrator does a good job switching between the characters, and keeping them distinct. McCammon as usual, is an excellent writer.

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    Amazon Customer South Africa 02-29-12
    Amazon Customer South Africa 02-29-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Really struggled with this one."

    Not as good as "World made by Hand" and not nearly as good as "One Second After". could not get past part 1.

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    Richard 02-29-12
    Richard 02-29-12
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    "Grueling but Entertaining Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Swan Song the most enjoyable?

    This book makes Stephen King's The Stand look like a fairy tale. I bought this audiobook based upon the reviews. Once I started to listen, I realized I had tried the book quite some time ago and could not get through the first chapter or 2. Now that I purchased the audio book, I had the incentive to push on a little further and I'm glad I did. The story kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I thought the narrator did a brilliant job conveying all the various characters. I gave the book less than 5 stars overall because of some of the loose ends. Overall, I suspect I will


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    ron san antonio, TX, United States 02-25-12
    ron san antonio, TX, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Dont waste your time"
    What would have made Swan Song better?

    If the author had a clue what he was writing about


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    dont know


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    none


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Swan Song?

    all of it


    Any additional comments?

    The author should have done some research before writing this book his total lack of technical knowledge ruined this book

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