Terrorists smuggle a nuclear bomb into Washington D.C. and detonate it during the State of the Union Address. Army veteran and congressional staffer Caden Westmore is in nearby Bethesda and watches as a mushroom cloud grows over the capital. The next day, as he drives away from the still burning city, he learns that another city has been destroyed and then another. America is under siege. Panic ensues and society starts to unravel. Through Many Fires is Kyle Pratt's third novel.
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Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
I truly enjoyed this one, really liked the way the characters were developed, their thoughts were expressed well and the narrater was totally enjoyable and expressed the characters well. Very much looking forward to the next book in this series at least I hope it's a series.
I recommend it to all.
Hard to get this book out of my head with everything that's going on in the world right now.
Can't wait for the next book.
Good story, well read.
Slight twist on the same story.
Enjoyable and interesting.
I will be getting the next book
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and found that it was well plotted, the characters were likable, and it didn't feel preachy even though it still held to a biblical framework.
Ever see Return of the Jedi? Remember how you felt at the end? There you go!
It was a good story. However, it ended abruptly, all wrapped up quickly.
If you're looking for excitement, keep looking. You will not find it here. There is nothing exciting about this story, which is odd given the subject matter, and just as important, there is nothing exciting about the way the narration is done. The entire story is told in a matter of fact, reading type of way, so much so that it seems that things are pretty calm in the face of the biggest disaster a country could potentially realize. There is little difference among the male voices as well. Not one of the better selections among this genre.
I've read a few better, but I've read many worse. This scenario does make more sense than any other I've entertained and it's not a bunch of zombies. Thankfully. The narrator seems to do decent as well.
I have read a fair number of books with this premise - the US is attacked with (take your pick) nuclear weapons, a biological weapon, an EMP burst, a natural plague or some other disaster and things start to fall apart. This book is different from many of the others because the main character is not a "prepper" ready for whatever occurs, does not have some fortress in the mountains or woods and does not resemble Rambo. Instead he is an average person with an average family and is only trying to survive to find those he loves who are still alive. Of course he is not quite "average" in the sense that he is able to attach himself to what remains of one of the state governments, but he is no super hero.
About an hour into this book I came to the conclusion that it was going to be difficult getting through the entire story. The sound quality is fine but the reader is uninspired and the narration is bland and uninteresting. However about half way through the book I found myself interested enough to not want to put the book down as I wanted to know what happens to the main characters and, at the end of this volume, I seriously considered buying the next book, if only to see how the lives of the people turn out. The basic plot seems predictable enough and it is clear where the story is going, but it is not at all clear what will happen to those characters who are central to the lives of the main character, but not central to the overall theme of the book.
I have not (yet) purchased the next volume, but I gave this book 4 stars because I just might.
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