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The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 Audiobook

The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

"The end of the world doesn't happen with a bang. It takes slightly longer than that but not by much. Research projects, Gross Anatomy class, tests, and fancy coffee drinks will cease to be important. The fight for her life will become the only thing that matters."

Reagan McClane is a prodigy med school student on the brink of a brilliant career, but the United States and the rest of the world are headed toward total economic and social collapse. And it doesn't take more than a few hours for mass crime, looting, and pillaging to spread across the country like a plague. A brutal attack at her university leads to a fight for her life before Reagan barely makes it home to the safety of her awaiting grandparents and sisters on their family farm in Tennessee.

Three sexy Army Rangers, one of whom is married to Reagan's eldest sister, will join the McClane family to build their farm into an impenetrable fortress that they will fight to keep, no matter the cost. Reagan will find that defending her hardened, scarred heart against ever letting anyone in again will prove even more difficult than survival as one Ranger, in particular, tries to invade it. The McClane Apocalypse is a story of love, survival, and the importance of family during the worst of times imaginable.

©2014 Kate Morris (P)2016 Kate Morris

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    Amazon Customer Smithfield, Utah United States 06-26-16
    Amazon Customer Smithfield, Utah United States 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book, horrible narrattion"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nothing


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    lt seemed the narrator was reading the story for the first time, without having prereading of the story. Her disjointed reading caused me to stop enjoying the story, many times. This should be re-recorded, with someone who has at least read it a couple of times before putting to tape.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Hodapp AURORA, COLORADO, US 10-19-16
    Mike Hodapp AURORA, COLORADO, US 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, but poor narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

    Preppers reign. People who prepare might make it through the SHTF. The also stick together which would be vital.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is John, in love with a girl carrying many hag ups. If she weren't so cute he would have walked away.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't like to criticize but the average 6th grader could do a better job of reading. There were no voice changes, and she couldn't even get through a sentence without pausing. I listen to about 2 books a week, but would start listening to the radio again if this is what all readers sounded like. Sorry Andrya Ambro; but you need to find another profession.


    Any additional comments?

    Because the story was well written and interesting, I would try the next in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    I wish they would make a movie of these books. I have read them at least 5 times. Can't wait for book 2 to come out on audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 05-18-16
    Julie 05-18-16 Member Since 2013

    With a 3 hour daily commute, a good book can either make or break my day. I love a good romance or mystery novel.

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    "Great teotwawki for the romantic"

    Narrator was a little monotonous but the story was cute. More of a shtf for the woman who loves a good romance.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karla Parkes 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good read"

    Good storyline with great character development. The naration is well done and easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristy rieman Delaware 04-28-16
    Kristy rieman Delaware 04-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Really enjoyed this book!"

    The narrator is somewhat robotic... but overall, I found the book hard to put down. can't wait for tge next one!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Miller Sterling Heights, MI 11-28-16
    Brandy Miller Sterling Heights, MI 11-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I love the storyline but..."

    The beginning seems a little rushed, there's not a lot of detail as to what happens, it's just happening.
    Also, the narrator. She reads it like she's just reading it. There's no inflection, no difference for each character's voice, and tends to be quite halting and flat. It almost sounds like an automated voice at times.
    I like the characters, but am finding Reagan to be like a petulant child, rather than a brilliant 22 year old doctor.
    I really hope the narrating improves through the series or I may not be wasting my credits on an audible version.

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "so much potential for a good narrator"

    I love this series, I've been waiting to see if they would be on audible but I am disappointed in the narrator, I hope the next book has a better one.

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    Joseph Mahoney 08-22-16
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    "Horrible narration kills a great story!"
    Would you try another book from Kate Morris and/or Andrya Ambro?

    I would try and have read the entire McClane Apocalypse series of books. I don't know if I would give Andrya Ambro another chance as a narrator though. she came off robotic at times. It was as if she was using a computer program and it was her first read though the book.


    What other book might you compare The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 to and why?

    It was very similar to most post apocalyptic books with the romance twist thrown into it.


    What didn’t you like about Andrya Ambro’s performance?

    She came off robotic at times. It was as if she was using a computer program and it was her first read though the book.


    Do you think The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes because there has been 4 others already written in the series.


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    Julie nicholls 07-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "High hopes for next in series"

    Narrator is not my favorite however book one is a great "first in series". once the book was over I felt like I knew each character inside and out and how they all interact with each other. I have a feeling the story line will only get better and can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • NormaCenva
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    "Sad, so sad."

    I am so disappointed, I am actually sad! The premise of the book was so great. But the delivery killed it. The audio-book version narration is horrendous. I do not know if it would've been better as a book on in's own... but from what I was able to hear in the narration the presentation of the story overall is lacking greatly. I waned to care for the characters as many of them are so good! So many plot twists are engaging, but die on arrival. I planned to go and see what the rest of the series is like, but to be honest after reading book one, I don't think I will suffer through the other 4 in the series. So, proceed at your own risk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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