The Superpox-99 virus has wiped out nearly the entire human race. Governments have collapsed. Cities have become graveyards filled with unspeakable horror. People have resorted to scavenging from the dead, or taking from the living. The entire industrialized world has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, decaying bodies, and feral animals.
To stay alive, U.S. Deputy Marshal Mason Raines must forage for food, water, and gasoline while outgunning those who seek to take advantage of the apocalyptic anarchy. Together with his giant Irish wolfhound, Bowie, he aligns with survivors of the town of Boone in a life and death struggle against a gang of violent criminals. With each deadly encounter, Mason is forced to accept his place as one of the nation's few remaining lawmen. In a world now populated by escaped convicts, paranoid mutants, and government hit squads, his only hope to save the townspeople is to enforce his own brand of frontier justice.
Halfway across the country, a killer is released from prison. With hopes set on a fresh start, he rescues a young girl desperate to get home. As they travel across the wasteland that once was the United States, they must call upon every bit of strength and courage to survive not only the horrors of the new world but also a violent government agenda.
©2013 Arthur Bradley (P)2014 Arthur Bradley
Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.
Dr Bradley wrote a pretty good story about a post apocalyptic America but I have to say Mr Buck needs a lot of work to become a competent reader. His pacing is terrible with no pauses at natural breaks in the flow of the story. Periods seem to have no meaning to him as he keeps speaking right into the next sentence with no pause. The dialog is treated the same way. He speaks like he's speed reading. The characters voices need work as well. Some of the men are overdone and some are indistinguishable from one another. The female voices are terrible. Mr Buck has a good voice but he needs some more training and honing possibly with books that are straight narration instead of character driven. I'm giving the story 4 stars but dropping the overall score to 3 stars because of Mr Bucks amateurish performance. I'll continue with the series but I hope Dr. Bradley will give serious consideration to finding a better reader for the next audio version in his series.
M. E. Bowles
Learning to not let solo opinions guide my decision to purchase a selection. The story is fantastic; the narration is not bad at all. I have listened to better, but this was not even close to the worst. I have returned several selections due to poor narration/production; this one will stay in my library!
GREAT story, great ideas and outstanding character development. Give it a chance, you will not be disappointed.
i thought that it was a great listen. i have just gotten into this genre of books and i place this one in the top three that i have listened to. can't wait for the next book in the series to come out on audible
Really enjoyed this book. Has a similar post-apocalyptic story line. However what I loved most about it was the characters. Thought it was great that they are all interconnected somehow. The author switches between 3 different characters telling their story. I found myself wanting the narrator to hurry up because I wanted to hear what was next for Mason or Tanner&Sam! Definitely recommend this. Narrator doesn't ruin the book. Don't let those reviews deter you.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
I really wish the second in this series was in Audible but I wasn't going to wait I went to Amazon and got the Kindle copy. Audible please get the rest of these I really like the whole character and circumstances etc etc and only wish I could listen rather than read the next in the series. I don't get much time to read but I drive long distances and the audible is SO great I hate to not find the next there.
If you're into these adventures you're going to love it, it's well written the narrator does a very good job, the characters are well developed and I completely recommend it to you.
You're going to enjoy it I assure you.
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