The 11th book in Joe Nobody's popular series, Holding Their Own: Hearts and Minds, takes the listener on a rampaging exploration of how critical the elements of trust, faith, and respect will become in the postapocalyptic world.
Bold steps are required to ensure the recovery continues, placing enormous pressure on the republic's leadership and creating opportunities for old enemies to seek revenge. The stakes are high, the weight of civilization's future sending waves of discord rolling across the land and potentially fracturing the very foundation on which the alliance was built.
Bishop and Terri find themselves embroiled in a fast-moving conspiracy that threatens not only all that has been accomplished but their future together. They soon discover that the greatest threats aren't external but come from within the hearts and minds of those they love.
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Only if someone didn't listen to the others in the series first
The voices were terrible. Why oh why would they change narrators again! He made my favorite characters that I spent many, many hours listening to, sound corny and odd. I really look forward to his books coming out and it was spoiled by the change. Terrible accents, gloomy sounding, not like Bishop, Terry, and the rest are at all.
Why are these authors always screwing with a good thing? It's not the first time I was turned against an author because of it.
STOP CHANGING NARATORS MID SERIES!
I have experienced adventures and objectives others have only read about. Perhaps one day my story can be told? Until then, I will listen!
I didn't care for this narrator and he obviously didn't listen to the previous books. Chapter 18 was a repeat of a earlier chapter so the ending was a loss! In previous books, Bishop's boss had a southern drawl, but in this book it sounded like a Boston accent. Series should have ended.
Only if they were into the series.
Mr. Pauley, no offense Sir, but I kept waiting for Bishop to break into an Elvis song at some point. Maybe Bishop could sing "She's a machine" to Terri. And I just don't remember the Col. having a New England Kennedy accent.
(The Elvis song is from Flaming Star. I refused to link the movie "Stay away Joe to my review.)
I cried when the final five minutes was the same as a previous chapter.
I love the series, heck I would not spend the money for all the books if I didn't. Please please go back and give us someone we have all liked. I know I can't do any better, but that is why I do not try and read these for a living.
Storyline, yes. The story is good, not great. Narrator was horrible though. I'm a gluten for punishment and will continue to muddle through though.
I have read all of the Holding their Own series, plus just about every other Dystopian novel available. 299 Days was much better than this series.
Absolutely ! He was horrible. After 10 previous books, the narrator can't give the main characters new accents. Overall I would say that this was the worst part of the audiobook and I will not listen to another Holding Their Own if they use this narrator again. Do yourself a favor, get Kevin Pierce and don't change again !
I love audiobooks. Its great to be able to listen while commuting and the narrator usually adds a nice depth to the book. This time though, I feel like the extreme shift in narrators from previous books hurt the story more than it helped. There were a few times I felt like stopping and buying the book because I disliked the narrator. The only thing that kept me going was Joe's writing.
I really liked how eleven books in, Joe can still make a great story that keeps you coming back for more. The characters have evolved and grown as the series went along. They are different people and it adds new aspects to the books.
No. He made Bishop sound like a poor Elvis imitation and the Colonel sound like a poor JFK imitation. I don't even know what Terri was. If Joe goes with Michael Pauley again, I'll just by the paper back and the series will have to take a back seat till I get around to reading it.
The plot was but the Narrator ensured that I was not going to.
Pick a narrator and stick with it. The extreme shifts in the different voices really hurt the story.
The overall story was great! First of all, I'm very appreciative that Joe Nobody is committed to the series. Eleven books is extraordinary. Thank you Joe.
I disliked the Narrators voice. He made Bishop sound like Elvis and the President sound like JFK. If that was on purpose then mission accomplished, however I think it was a disservice to Bishop and painful to listen too.
I was extremely surprised by the core character's internal conflict, betrayal, and suspenseful attempts at resolution throughout the story! Then, a sudden turn of events. Brilliant!
Thanks again Joe, your fans really appreciate all of your knowledge and creativity.
Another exciting installment to this amazing saga by Nobody. This story keeps getting better and better.
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