Holding Their Own
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  • 1
    Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By D. Allen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

    Worst Narrator Ever!!!

    Nothing, the narrator was so bad I did finish the book.

    Reviewed on October 06 2012 by Amazon Customer (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2
    Holding Their Own II: The Independents | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own II: The Independents

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Frank Collison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The second in the series, Holding Their Own II: The Independents, continues the saga of a young couple trying to survive in the post-apocalyptic American West. Unable to maintain rule of law, the federal government now faces an opposition movement and the threat of civil war. Bishop and Terri are drawn into the struggle and have to risk everything to save both an old friend and the country they love.

    Much improvement

    Do not know about the print version but the Audio is 100 percent better the 1st book.

    Reviewed on December 30 2013 by Julie (DELAND, FL, United States)
  • 3
    Holding Their Own III: Pedestals of Ash | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own III: Pedestals of Ash

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Christopher John Fetherolf
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    Book three in Joe Nobody's popular series continues the saga of Bishop and Terri, as their post-apocalyptic world attempts to recover. Caught up in a power struggle to lead the recovery, the young couple are drawn away from their West Texas retreat and must use all of their skills to survive. The year is 2015 and the government of the United States has all but ceased to exist. The military controls some of the larger cities, but its loyalties are divided between the President of the United States and a new, growing organization called The Independents.

    MORE Please
    Reviewed on January 26 2014 by Amazon Customer (LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, United States)
  • 4
    Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Brandon McKernan
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    The president is dead and the military divided, two powerful armies aligned to reignite a bloody, civil war. Millions struggle and starve, waiting for the government to reform and initiate a recovery. Bishop and Terri have a simple plan – they want to retreat to an isolated strip of West Texas desert and prepare for the expansion of their family. It's not meant to be. The vacuum of leadership ignites an internal struggle that pulls the couple into the middle of a fast paced, dangerous adventure as powerful, desperate men fight to control what's left of the United States. Book four of Joe Nobody's popular series, Holding Their Own, takes the reader on an adventure through a world trying to recover and rebuild after a complete collapse of society. The post-apocalyptic landscape is dangerous, unpredictable and often requires creative solutions just to survive. Join Bishop, Terri and their friends as The Ascent begins.

    Narration is supposed par

    The narrators deliver was just awkward. Story is great though if you can get by the person reading it.

    Reviewed on May 28 2016 by chalex (WA USA)
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    Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Word of Alpha's recovery spreads throughout the region. The news is welcomed by most - but not all. Some see the small Texas town as a threat, others want to dominate the prosperous community. Often, it's difficult to discern friend from foe, and miscommunication can be deadly.

    Please have some consistency!!

    I want to first say that I really like where this story has gone in books 2,3,4. The characters and storyline where excellent, and I highly recommend..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2014 by Trevor (Parts Unknown)
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    Holding Their Own VI: Bishop's Song | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own VI: Bishop's Song

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Lee Alan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Book six of best-selling author Joe Nobody's saga continues the adventures of Bishop and Terri as the communities of the Alliance strive to improve the quality of life for all. But the obstacles are many. War looms on the horizon as treachery threatens to destroy everything they've worked so hard to build. Bishop must survive the most challenging mission of his life, navigating a post-apocalyptic world that threatens danger at every step, testing his will beyond anything he's ever imagined.

    Absolutely hated the narration

    I've loved this whole series but almost quit listening because of the narration. All the music, sound effects & other unnecessary sounds were distract..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2015 by Ron ()
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    Holding Their Own VII: Phoenix Star | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own VII: Phoenix Star

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Lee Alan
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    Forced into exile while his friends strive to clear his name, Bishop and his family encounter the best and worst mankind has to offer while they travel the badlands. The human animal is trying to regroup, striving to fill the vacuum in leadership left after the collapse and form productive societies. But it's not easy. The lack of basic necessities has weakened the resolve of many, allowing age-old tendencies to cloud the minds of men. Those that do step up and take the helm of governance may have alternative motives and hidden agendas.

    Great book awesome series horrible performance

    As a fan of the series, a love of authors style, and this book didn't disappoint. After the 2nd book with this narrator, helped because continuity. Bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 22 2016 by Matthew ()
  • 8
    The Directives: Holding Their Own, Book 8 | Joe Nobody

    The Directives: Holding Their Own, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
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    Overall
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    A leaderless, exhausted federal government is pulling out of Texas, leaving nine million survivors of the apocalypse to fend for themselves. In an attempt to fill the void, the Alliance of West Texas prepares to step in. The ruling council establishes five directives; Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Communications and Security.

    Good story - so-so reader

    The story as always was good, though it seems that Bishop and Terri are super human, close calls every other chapter yet they always survive.

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    Reviewed on March 07 2016 by Vicky Rowe (Youngsville, NC USA)
  • 9
    Holding Their Own: The Salt War | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own: The Salt War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Bishop hatches a plan to pull Terri away from the stressful responsibility of managing the Alliance, but his scheme quickly goes awry. The couple finds themselves isolated, hunted, and in the middle of a modern-day range war.

    Stupid sounds added for no reason

    I have no idea what idiot decided to add random being bang boom sounds throughout the entire book but it a sensually ruins the performance quality of..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2015 by John A. Witherspoon ()
  • 10
    Holding Their Own X: The Toymaker | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own X: The Toymaker

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Dave Wright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Life as a postapocalyptic rancher isn't easy for Bishop and his family. The Texan's struggles are further complicated by a recovery that has left him feeling out of touch with the new realities of a rapidly changing society. Out of the West comes the most serious challenge the Alliance has ever faced, a danger so potent that it could lead to another downfall and spell the end of the grand prototype of self-reliance.

    Story awesome, reader not so much

    Why are all the time character voices whiney? Doesn't the reader have a different style and cadence?

    Reviewed on July 03 2016 by chalex (WA USA)
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    Holding Their Own XI: Hearts and Minds | Joe Nobody

    Holding Their Own XI: Hearts and Minds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Michael Pauley
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    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....

    What happened to ch 18?

    Is this supposed to be a conclusion to the book? What I got was a few paragraphs from the middle of the book.

    Reviewed on January 14 2016 by mswspm ()
  • 12
    Copperheads: Holding Their Own, Book 12 | Joe Nobody

    Copperheads: Holding Their Own, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Michael Pauley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A massacre along the Rio Grande draws Bishop and his SAINT team to the border with Mexico. Their investigation soon reveals a local conflict that challenges the Texan's moral compass while testing the Alliance's commitment to individual freedoms. Butter finds himself at the center of the dilemma, torn between a woman who desperately needs his help and the loyalty he feels toward Bishop and the team.

    Buy the paper book

    The storyline was good however the narrator failed. I really enjoyed David Wright as a narrator. I had to bail.

    Reviewed on January 15 2017 by Pam (Dallas, OR, USA)
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    Renegade: Holding Their Own, Book 13 | Joe Nobody

    Renegade: Holding Their Own, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Michael Pauley
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    Diana is running for reelection and soon discovers that there are no rules in post-apocalyptic politics. The citizens of the Alliance become deeply embroiled by the bitter contest, a ruthless challenger seeking to divide and conquer the people of the Lone Star Nation.

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