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Desperate Times | [Nicholas Antinozzi]

Desperate Times

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Jimmy soon finds himself in the battle of his life. The world changes in a single day and there seems to be no going back. People want what they have and they are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it. The government responds to the crisis by using the National Guard to round up the population and to secure them in relocation camps. Those who resist are shot.

This is Jimmy's story, but the premise might have been torn from today's headlines. The diverse group of people in this story could be your neighbors; your relatives, and this is a very realistic look at what the future might hold for all of us. What would you do to feed your family if you suddenly found that your life savings was as worthless as yesterday's newspaper? How far would you go to protect what you had, in case it was all that stood between you and starvation? Desperate Times explores these questions from Jimmy's point of view, the result is a thought-provoking story that may change the way you look at the world.

©2010 Nicholas Antinozzi (P)2012 Nicholas Antinozzi

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    MQ MUSTANG, OK, United States 06-15-13
    MQ MUSTANG, OK, United States 06-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Captivating story, intense."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Desperate Times to be better than the print version?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well-written, and suspenseful. We liked it so much, we purchased his other book Stealing Second: The Amendments.


    Have you listened to any of Joe Cirillo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 01-15-13
    Tom Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 01-15-13
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    "Absolutely Amazing! Love this Book and Narrator"
    What did you love best about Desperate Times?

    This is a must have...I got so engrossed in this book I could not stop listing. Loved the way the writer made the character's so real. I felt like I knew them. The story is so true to what would really happen if the economy tanked, and the dollar worthless.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is a real eyeopener; it really makes you think about what might happen if our elected officials don't become better stewarts of our economy. This book should be made into a movie and shown to everyone in public office.


    What about Joe Cirillo’s performance did you like?

    Where has Joe Cirillo been hiding! I will be looking for everything he does from now on...
    I can't believe how he goes from character to character, and back to narrator so effertlessly.
    He puts so much life into each character that you feel like you are in the story with them, Expierancing what they are all going through. Well done Joe!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! If I could have, I would have. I was late for work 2 times, because Joe had me so into what was going to happen next. Lots of twist and turns, and just when you think you know what is coming next, Supprise!


    Any additional comments?

    This is not you typical straight audio book read, oh no! This is more like an audio version of a play that you experience.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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