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Collective Retribution Audiobook

Collective Retribution

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Publisher's Summary

What if everything America depends on for everyday life is suddenly taken away? No phones, no electricity, no automobiles? What will tomorrow bring? What will you eat? How will you get water? What will happen as your hunger and desperation grow? Will you turn against your neighbors, your friends? Or will you work together to face the deadly challenges of everyday life?

The United States of America is a nation on the brink of collapse. With high unemployment, religious extremism, partisan politics, and civil unrest, mixed with the uncertainty of the global financial markets, it's just a matter of time before it all comes crashing down. Some countries are poised, troops at the ready, waiting for this day and the opportunity to seize it all.

Levi Nirschell, family man, rancher, patriot, and NSA operative has devoted his life to the service of his country. He has spilled his own blood, time and time again, for the cause of liberty and the protection of the innocent. Now his nation calls on him once more for its salvation. This time it's different - this time it's not just his life that's at stake. This time it may cost him everything he holds dear.

Collective Retribution is a prophetic look at the coming fall of the United States, and those who will be the catalyst in bringing about her destruction. Who will survive? Will America be rebuilt and return to her former glory? Or will she turn into something quite different than the Founding Fathers dreamed of? Something ugly - something evil?

©2013 Stephen Dunn (P)2015 Stephen Dunn

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    "pro·phet·ic ?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, very Much so.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is an interesting story with believable characters that rise to the occasion and do what right when thrown into a dark age of tyranny and evil, .


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes you think...The veneer of civilization is very thin.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    GENE DUNN 02-15-16
    GENE DUNN 02-15-16
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    ""More dangerous, than baits to fish."--Shakespeare"
    What did you love best about Collective Retribution?

    It is a warning of things to come. The men and women in charge of protecting our nation don't always show strength: That can be an invitation for others to come into our country and rule by force.
    It was not meant to be a military survival handbook; as one person that rated this audio book wanted.


    What did you like best about this story?

    .I could smell the pine and feel the cold bite of winter as I became part of the hunt in the opening, Great descriptive passages all the way through the book. Held my interest on every thrilling page.


    What does D. S. Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The personality and heart of the characters are revealed as this author reads the book. Listening to the feeling tone the author sets, coupled with the descriptions of the characters in this book. Makes me see into the heart of good people struggling against an oppressive evil.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    We're the greatest nation on Earth! We'll never fall!


    Any additional comments?

    What a wild ride. Is this a prophetic look at our country's future?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 02-03-16
    Donna 02-03-16
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    "Enthrawling!"
    What did you love best about Collective Retribution?

    Enjoyed the connection between local eastern & central Oregon counties; read it in 2 day!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Steve said he enjoyed the heck out of it!


    Any additional comments?

    Steve loved it! and I can't wait to hear it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie 06-22-16
    Jodie 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Intriguing"

    Very interesting story. Could not ever guess which way the story was going to go.
    Couldn't stop listening once I started.
    Makes me want to take care of a few things I've been planning on doing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 02-18-16
    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 02-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Decent story, budget narration"

    This is another one of those stories that are written fairly well. The story keeps moving without getting to bogged down in tech talk and gear spraying, there is a good plot and you end up liking the good guys and fearing the bad ones.....if there is a but to this story and there are some it would have to be that this book walks right down the prepper formula story line without much in the way of surprises. Oh, the narration - it is done by the author, which with the exception of Bill Bryson, is consistently a mistake - not sure why it happens so often, but it happened here and you will just have to deal with the fact that it sounds like your uncle or cousin reading the story to you.
    If you like the genre give it a go, it will keep the miles passing, recommended for fans mostly.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Hanlon 02-03-16
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    "Fast read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great story and very believable!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like reading stories in Oregon and the characters were top notch.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the book and am very excited to listen to the story with my new cochlear implant.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael C. Rauscher 02-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "couldn't finish"

    After reading at least fifty prepper novels, this is the first one I couldn't finish. There is almost no useful information or interesting analysis about how to actually survive. Instead, the author has used the post-emp story structure as a soapbox for his political ideology. Don't waste your time.....

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jersey Guy New Jersey, USA 04-07-16
    Jersey Guy New Jersey, USA 04-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I wasted money, you don't have to"
    Any additional comments?

    Where to begin...First, the narration is atrocious - amateurish doesn't begin to describe it. The story is even worse. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural, characters are cartoonish and much of the plot is just plain ridiculous.

    Overall, this is the type of book one expects to see self-published on Amazon with a price of 99 cents not on Audible for $17+

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Coppell, TX, United States 03-22-16
    Keith Coppell, TX, United States 03-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Entertaining but..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I enjoyed the story, but the main character of course was a former SEAL and NSA agent, knew everything in advance, had the resources to prepare, so that he and his beautiful wife and perfect family, road out an EMP and super plague with no more than a little inconvenience.


    Would you be willing to try another book from D. S. Edwards? Why or why not?

    Sure, just tone down the cliches a little bit


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon 02-23-16
    Jon 02-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Thrilling. Chilling. Fulfilling! worth the read!"
    What did you love best about Collective Retribution?

    The plot, the character development the relationships and interaction was very good.
    I thought it was a bit chilling when realizing that we are seconds away from the world described in this book at any given time. The tech is there, the will on the part of our enemies is there, and there is only the fact that those on our side have not made any mistakes yet. Once they do make a mistake - this could be our future.
    Collective Retribution will paint a picture of what the characters do next. How they endure, come together and stand against the tyranny and oppression. This is a book that you won't be able to put down. You will find yourself irritated when it jumps from one storyline to another - leaving you on the edge of your seat (like a good book should).


    What other book might you compare Collective Retribution to and why?

    This book is comparable to several other survival type books like 'going home' or 'holding their own' series's but more realistic and moderate. It is more like 'the end' series - which I have really enjoyed! There is plenty of action and there is all the elements of a good book such as thrills, love, tragedy, and triumph.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the slaves rose up against their palace 'lords'. There is nothing like poetic justice for tyrants. One minute you think all is lost, but the next minute the story takes a sharp turn and justice is served.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A story of the undying american spirit


    Any additional comments?

    I like survival / or post apocalyptic type novels, but many books in this category are written as if for 5th graders. The hero's do the impossible, and the villains do everything wrong. This one isn't like that. It is believable which for me is important. It is also well researched and flows and makes sense. If you like this genre you will love Collective Retribution. If you don't like this type of book, I can tell you that even my mother enjoyed this one - and she doesn't read this type of book either, but she devoured this book! Give it a try - you will love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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