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The Last Centurion Audiobook

The Last Centurion

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Publisher's Summary

In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written "blog-style", it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy, and organic farming.

©2008 John Ringo; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Ringo excels in the depiction of combat, managing to capture the carnage and horror while maintaining a sense of the absurd....with the unexpected twists that Ringo has made his hallmark." (Publishers Weekly)

"Miller becomes Bandit Six, patriotic, no-nonsense, and extra rough around the edges." (AudioFile)

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    K. Lange 03-09-12
    K. Lange 03-09-12
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    "Memorable!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story. Having been a soldier myself added to that experience. If I ever run out of audio books to read the first time, this will be one of the first ones I read again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-15-11
    Greg Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-15-11 Member Since 2013
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    "a"
    Would you try another book from John Ringo and/or Dan John Miller?

    I would be wary of buying another one of John Ringo's books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The beating of the RIGHT WING RHETORIC drum was too strong in this book. I'm a moderate conservative and some of his Ringo's views about the economy and how people act were just wrong. It also had a little too much of making every bad guy a pedophile a little too much for me. Plenty of bad people don't have to rape children to be evil. Cough *Rambo V* cough.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The battle of the iran depot was one of my favourite scenes.


    Could you see The Last Centurion being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Mini-Series told like


    Any additional comments?

    Great books, less politics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BachiGaloupe Brockton, MA 09-10-11
    BachiGaloupe Brockton, MA 09-10-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Don't buy this expecting it to be like others"

    I expected a story closer to Troy Rising, Looking Glass, Posleen and Aldenata books. I have listened to at least 15 of Ringo's books. Really enjoyed them.

    I think if you are one of the fine heros that is serving or has served in the armed services you might really enjoy this book and can ignore this review.

    If you expect more of what I was mentioning above you might take a minute to read more reviews.

    This aside I happen to applaud the author's political views in all the titles I have purchased and I hope someday I can meet him and shake his hand. In a different world I think we might be good friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hisani 11-26-10
    Hisani 11-26-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Explicit Language"

    I usually love John Ringo's books, so I bought this one without hesitation. I was surprised at the frequency of explicit language. I know that there is swearing in John Ringos' books but I thought this was excessive. I couldn't get past it and stopped listening after 45 minutes.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Washington, DC, United States 04-23-10
    Joshua Washington, DC, United States 04-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Stick with Ringo' other works"

    I'm a big military sci-fi and alternative fiction fan, and have been a fan of Ringo' for a while. For once though, I couldn't listen to a book anymore. I think the idea and structure of the book is novel, but it really is just one huge rant. I'm a centrist by nature and swing back and forth across the political spectrum so I don't terribly mind Ringo' typical conservative viewpoint for the most part...but this was just to much. I'm get the stereotype and typical diatribe that both sides go on about...but this is just...god I hate the term - but "diarrhea of the mouth" that is on par with Limbaugh and Beck. If you like that thing - this books for you. I was sincerely hoping the other reviews that I had read were wrong...and in the beginning I even saw that at points he was pointing out how much the main character was an asshole to an extent...but at 8 chapters in and firmly in the far - far - far right wing camp I can't take anymore. That said, please give Ringo another try and pick up Live Free or Die, any of the Prince Roger series, or for that matter most of his other works. They still sell the party line, but they typically makes up for it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Rodeo, CA, United States 03-15-10
    Adam Rodeo, CA, United States 03-15-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Conserv-a-porn but Good Conserv-a-porn"

    This audio book is less a science fiction story then a rambling political rant that would get Glen Beck to say "Woah, wait, slow down there buddy!" However, it is reasonably entertaining, and Dan John Miller does a fantastic job narrating.

    It is without a doubt the worst thing John Ringo has ever written, but considering the quality of the rest of Ringo's stuff, thats not that damning a statement.... Book gets a three.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Michael virginia beach, VA, United States 06-25-09
    Michael virginia beach, VA, United States 06-25-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Stick to Writing Political Blogs"

    Do you love hours of endless exposition with no real payoff? Do you love being condescended to by a guy who has all of the subtlety of a stop sign? I voted for McCain and I agree with a lot of the author's opinions but for those of us who work our butts off I think we deserve a little more creativity and effort when it comes to our post-apocolyptic escapist yarns. If I lived through a horrible tragedy like what was described in this book, I think I'd be a little more interested in telling a 1st person narrative about me and my family and our struggles to survive, not some distant historical regirgation. No character development, no story arc, no personal growth and no journey. If I wanted to experience a fake documentary I would rent a Michael Moore film.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Les faribault, MN, USA 05-03-09
    Les faribault, MN, USA 05-03-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent!!!"

    I've listened to it twice since I bought it. It's very funny at times and also has the feel of being a book of prophecy sometimes. Even tough it's a work of fiction, The author writes candidly about cultural differences, war and media influence. If your on the left politically you most likely won't like this book. Now lets all hold hands and sing Kumbaya :)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth E. 12-18-09
    Kenneth E. 12-18-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Simply terrible"

    I bought this because I like military suspense, history and adventure. This book is none of those and is simply an extreme right wing rant posing as a military adventure novel. Almost the entire book is used to present Ringo's extreme views, with virtualy no story. Plese don't waste your money.

    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 09-30-09
    Beverly Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 09-30-09
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    "I want my money back!!!!"

    I'm not a left winger but I found this poor excuse of a book WAY out in right field, even if I agreed with all of this BS I would still feel ripped off, no story line, very little action, just rant after rant about how those stupid lefties ruined the world, he has a right to his opinions but why did I have to pay to hear them? Instead of calling this book "The Last Centurion" he should have called it "Endless Right Wing Rants"

    6 of 15 people found this review helpful

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