Boomstick. Samurai bat. Motorcycle leather. And the will to live among the unliving. Augustus Berry lives a day-to-day existence comprised of waking up, getting drunk, and preparing for the inevitable day when "they" will come up the side of his mountain and penetrate his fortress. Living on the outskirts of a city and scavenging for whatever supplies remain after civilization died two years ago, Gus knows that every time he goes down into undead suburbia could be his last.
Thus trilogy is well worth the read. Lots of intrigued, lots of action. You will laugh with Gus. ..you will cry Gus. This is a suburb story of survival as the select few try to live a life of normalcy in the face lawlessness
United States of Japan is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese Empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games? Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible emperor, and nobody believes that Japan's conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons, a group of rebels fighting for freedom.
This was awarded one of the top books of 2016, and after I read it, this award was easily validated.
At end of WWII, the US miscalculated it's efforts and before they knew it Japan had attacked the homeland and too over. Room that moment on, we were known as the United States of Japan. Rule under the USJ is no picnic, especially when those in charge remember the mistreatment of Japanese Americans who were kept in internment camps.
Beniko is a a laid back soldier who's the staunches of followers as you can find. As a small child he turned in his traitorous parents who spoke out against the empire. Teamed up with him is Akido, who is even more of a fanatic. They are given the task of tracking down the buddening resistance called the Washingtons who are responsible for this new propaganda video game called....The United States of America!
As the book digs deeper into this new for, so does the unraveling of the pyches of the main characters. Everything is not what it seems.
This a well written book that makes you think you are right in the middle of Japanese ruled America. This is a serious book with very free laughs, but don't be surprised if you shed a tear.
The ending is well done for this standalone novel.
Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.
The concept is ole fashioned, but the way Molles tells it pulls you right in. It's a well written story that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.
If you are reading this. ..you are aware of what has happened in the first two books. In the finale John is visited by an old friend. But is that friend here to help... or imprison him for execution?
John is up against the wall as a major revelation turns the entire series on it's side. A great ending wraps up an awesome trilogy.
Blake was never one for taking chances. He lived in a world of formulas and equations. A statistician in a controlled society where everything had become predictably mundane. That world disappeared the day the dead got up and began attacking the living. Now, the end is here. Blake finds himself fighting for his life in a world that is rapidly spiraling out of control. He struggles to keep himself alive and must risk everything to find his family.
When I read the preview of this book I figUred it had a chance to be great. I'm happy too report I wasn't dissapointed!
The book throws you into a world where the main protagonist is going about his normal day...until hid normal becomes the dawn of the zombie apocalypse. As he fights his way to be reunited with his wife and daughter. .. he comes across a host of new friends... and new foes that will both help and his his plight. This book NEVER stops hitting you, so prepare for a non-stop thrill ride!
With 99.7% of the Earth's population dead and gone, the few who remain struggle to survive in an empty world. The scattered. The leftovers. These are their stories. Meet Mitch, a father infected with the zombie virus. He knows he has 24 hours until he turns. Maybe a little more if he's lucky. He's been a half-assed father. Checked out. Distracted. Can he find a path to redemption in his final hours? Can he make sure his kids are taken care of before time runs out?
Started off kind of slow, but it was so well written. .. it kept me glued in. Once the action picks up... it turns into a really good book imo.
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From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.
ThIs book was everything I hoped it would be. A new threat emerges from the sky. We have to act swiftly and decisively or else all is lost. Excellent story that is well paced. Even the slow parts of the book keep you on the edge of your seat.
For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It's a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part - until something goes wrong, until a ship is in distress. In the 23rd century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to.
I'm a fan of the author from reading Wool. Beacon 23 has the huge buildup to the confrontAtIon with the aliens. I swear most of the book takes place in less than a couple days.
I actually like the critical choice for peace he made at the end of the book. ..I just felt as though his ride to get there was boring. I get it, it was character devElopment of a guy that's half nuts. But the book is mostly dialogue, Very little action.
Starship Victory - Earth's ancient, alien spacecraft - has won a smashing victory against the New Men, driving them from "C" Quadrant. On their way home, Captain Maddox and his crew run into a vast machine trapped inside an ion storm. Maddox doesn't know it yet, but the meeting isn't an accident. There's a traitor aboard ship, implementing a secret plan, threatening to destroy everything Star Watch has achieved against the New Men.
Some questions answered, many remain. Well written, well narrated. We join Captain Maddox and Starship Victory as we try to discover the secrets of this mysterious section of space.
can they learn some vital secrets before the doomsday machine destroys everything? Methinks you know the answer to that. Can't wait to dice into The Lost Colony.
The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.
Cronin brings it all home in this masterpiece. You will not be disappointed. Tons of questions are finally answered, and the final showdown vs Zero wraps everything up.