Daybreak
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.4 based on 79 ratings)
  • 1
    Directive 51 | John Barnes

    Directive 51

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Heather O’Grainne is the assistant secretary in the Office of Future Threat Assessment, investigating rumors surrounding something called “Daybreak.” Part philosophic discussion, part international terrorist faction, and part artists’ movement, it’s a group of diverse people with radical ideas who have only one thing in common — their hatred for the Big System and their desire to take it down. Until Heather can determine whether these people are all talk and no action, she wants to keep this information from going public.

    Very disappointing, don't waste your credit.

    An increasingly common apocalyptic scenario which is poorly played out in the sappy relationships and even worse philosophical meanderings of the cut-..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 29 2010 by Amazon Customer (Elk River)
  • 2
    Daybreak Zero | John Barnes

    Daybreak Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    In late 2024, Daybreak, a movement of post-apocalyptic eco-saboteurs, smashed modern civilization to its knees. That story, along with Heather O'Grainne's, was told in Directive 51. Now Heather's story continues in Daybreak Zero. In the summer of 2025, she leads a tiny organization of scientists, spies, scouts, entrepreneurs, engineers, dreamers, and daredevils based in Pueblo, Colorado. Both of the almost-warring governments of the United States have charged them with an all but impossible mission: find a way to put the world back together.

    Twist on post apocalyptic Amrerica

    Daybreak was a new twist on an old story line and I enjoyed the overall story but there were so many different story lines and date shifts that it mad..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2014 by Randy (Corinth, TX, United States)
  • 3
    The Last President: Daybreak, Book 3 | John Barnes

    The Last President: Daybreak, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Barnes
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    For more than a year, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, operating out of Pueblo, Colorado, have struggled to pull the United States back together after it shattered under the impact of the event known as Daybreak. Now they are poised to bring the three or four biggest remaining pieces together, with a real President and Congress, under the full Constitution again. Heather is very close to fulfilling her oath, creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn. But other forces are rising too.

    Excellent Post Apocalypse Writing

    Barnes series' is better than most post apocalyptic works I've read. Interesting cause of the world's travails and fascinating characters. I don't e..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2014 by Labor Lawyer (Atlanta)