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  • Patriots

  • A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
  • By: James Wesley Rawles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,699

America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse in the near future. The stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point. Practically overnight, the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure fall, and wholesale rioting and looting grip every major city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking for preppers

  • By Allison on 02-02-13

If it we're possible to give negative stars...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-16

It was a struggle to finish this snooze fest. If you enjoy gratuitous religion forced down your throat, and hours of mindnumbing details, paper thin characters that you cannot even begin to get to know, and very little actual story line, then this is the book for you. 20+ hours of my life I will never get back.

  • Enforcing Home

  • The Survivalist Series, Book 6
  • By: A. American
  • Narrated by: Duke Fontaine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,126

Morgan has managed to get through a lot. Having made it back to his family and dealt with the issues of unscrupulous neighbors, he then had to deal with the presence of the federal government and their nefarious activities. But with the help of his close-knit group he prevailed. Life is settling into a familiar routine. And with the help of the US Army, they are starting to rebuild their community. But just when Morgan thinks things are assuming some kind of normal, another surprise lands in his lap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Untouchable

  • By Kaden on 01-28-16

NEED TO HURRY UP WITH #7!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-16

Any additional comments?

ALL of the books in this series are enjoyable. In this one, the women do seem to be taking on a less whiny tone, not completely there yet but much better than previous books. You really get attached to characters and feel like you know them. Sometimes the high school locker room antics of the male characters gets tiresome, but then again, they are guys...so.....yeah. All in all, this series is really enjoyable. Highly recommended, but definitely start at the beginning. Avenging Home had better be on Audible soon....can't wait to see what happens next!

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  • Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent

  • By: Joe Nobody
  • Narrated by: Brandon McKernan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is supposed par

  • By chalex on 05-28-16

The narrator will make you want to punch someone..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book....yes... the audible version....NO WAY! The narrator is beyond HORRIBLE! There are no adjectives bad enough to describe how horrible he is.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brandon McKernan?

ANYONE....this man needs to find another profession, or just do children's books...he has no business doing books for adults.

Did Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent inspire you to do anything?

Get through it so I would NEVER have to listen to the narrator again.

Any additional comments?

A HORRIBLE narrator takes so much away from the story...and this narrator made an otherwise good story almost impossible to listen to. But, Joe Nobody seems to look for the worst narrators possible. So far out of four books, only one was worth listening to. I thought Dave Wright was bad.....he is...very....but this guy was 100 times worse. READ the book...it's a pretty good story...but don't listen to it, it will frustrate and anger anyone with ears.

  • Alas, Babylon

  • By: Pat Frank
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,888

This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly contemporary

  • By SomervilleWhereElse on 12-25-10

A classic MUST read!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-15

What did you like best about this story?

All of it. It is well written, well produced and thought provoking. It is just all around great!

Any additional comments?

By far an amazing classic! Do yourself a favor and savor this one!

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,461

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story from front to back

  • By DJM on 07-30-09

A little slow to start, but worth the wait.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-15

Any additional comments?

This book is hard to get into, it is very slow going in the beginning, but ultimately very much worth the wait. It is truly a classic on par with Alas, Babylon. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one!

  • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

  • By: Joe Nobody
  • Narrated by: D. Allen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Worst Narrator Ever!!!

  • By Dennis L on 10-06-12

Narrator needs to find a new non-verbal profession

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-15

What disappointed you about Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival?

The Narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from Joe Nobody? Why or why not?

Will give it a shot...story is ok, and even good at some points, but for God's sake...the narrator SUX!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He is just plain painful to listen to. Distracts from the story.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story was somewhat interesting. The wife was a clueless trampy wuss...HATE wonen portrayed as needing to be taken care of!

Any additional comments?

Why is it that a lot of men who write in this genre portray women as clueless morons? The only strongish wife in any of them is G. Micheal Hopf's Mell. The wife in this story is trampy and clueless...and needs her man to take care of her. BS! In a real situation like this, if the wife/partner were this stupid, they'd both be dead. Other than that, and the locker room idiocy of the men, the story is somewhat good. Willing to try another without the horrible narration, will make a better judgement after another one if I can make it thru another one.

  • Nine Meals to Anarchy: The EMP

  • A Prepper's Educational Thriller, Book 1 (Nine Meals to Anarchy Saga, Volume 1)
  • By: Farrell Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

Robert Ralston is an average guy living in one of America's largest cities. He is the perfect definition of an American prepper. When three events in succession trigger a breakdown in society, Robert Ralston has to survive with his wife and two children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor production

  • By Arizona Sportsman on 09-04-15

PAINFUL! If you like this genre..don't do it!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Would you try another book from Farrell Kingsley and/or Jim Donaldson?

GOOD LORD NO!!!!

Would you ever listen to anything by Farrell Kingsley again?

Good Lord.....NO!!!

What didn’t you like about Jim Donaldson’s performance?

There is not enough space! Without doubt the WORST ever!! Idiotic is a compliment. Voices are literally painful to listen to.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not one thing! Absolutely the worst book ever in this genre. It's like a 10 year old boy wrote it. Completely unbelievable and childish.

Any additional comments?

If you have read Alas Babylon, Lucifer's Hammer, any G. Micheal Hopf, Franklin Horton or One Second After, this book will have you wanting to scream. The characters are beyond stupid, the author obviously knows very little about guns, prepping or general survival. The conversations between characters is ridiculous. Like I said, it's like a 10 year old boy wrote this book. There is literally mention of boobies numerous times. UGH!! I was embarrassed for the author. The narrator is actually painful to listen to. He is HORRIBLE!! He tries to do voices, and fails miserably. DO NOT DO IT!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. Even if someone GIVES it to you, they are not your friend. Friends wouldn't do something that cruel.

  • 77 Days in September

  • By: Ray Gorham
  • Narrated by: Joseph Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 626

On a Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Americans are getting ready for the holiday weekend, completely unaware of a long-planned terrorist plot about to be launched against the country. Kyle Tait is settling in for his flight home to Montana when a single nuclear bomb is detonated 300 miles above the heart of America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Depends on what you want

  • By Jan on 06-19-13

Not for a true prepper....

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

A liberal who is somewhat intelligent, I know that's an oxymoron, but there may be some out there. This is not for people who prep and know what could truly happen when the shtf. It will just aggravate you and have you wanting to smack someone

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting part is seeing how liberals would deal with it, it's almost funny.
The least interesting is the absolute stupidity of the characters.

What three words best describe Joseph Morton’s performance?

He should stick to REAL books like G. Micheal Hopf.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 77 Days in September?

All of them. None of them were realistic to the situation. The characters are incredibly stupid, and would die quickly if they really were in this situation.

Any additional comments?

If you are a true prepper, you will find yourself wanting to smack the crap out of all the characters. They are true FEMA camp residents. It is frustrating and immature. There is no true survival instincts in anyone. The shtf and they are clueless and unprepared, and don't really seem to know what to do. Pathetic and unrealistic.

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