Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The Axis of Evil had the perfect strategy. Destroy the heartbeat of America. Invade with their million man army. But there was one thing they didn't count on...Texas.

Once again, political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction as sixteen-time bestselling author, Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Pandemic Series, The Boston Brahmin Series and the Prepping for Tomorrow Series) intertwines historical fact with plausible fiction in The Lone Star Series.

For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result, nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword.

Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies, but the rhetoric has done little to stop the nuclear proliferation of North Korea and Iran. When the deep state, a close-knit group of powerful, influential people within our government challenges a new, untested President, things go awry.

The decisions made in the darkened rooms of Washington have a profound impact on ordinary Americans like the Armstrong family, Texas ranchers who spend their time making a living, but also preparing for the worst. As most of the family lives their life in Texas, one of them will unknowingly be the catalyst for World War III.

About the Lone Star Series

Political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction with the Lone Star Series by Bestselling Author Bobby Akart. A devastating EMP attack thrusts most of America into darkness, except for one state which has taken the steps to protect its power grid Texas.

World War III is imminent and a new President faces terrible choices as she navigates the shark-infested waters of Washington, and the geopolitical complexities around the world.

From Washington to Austin to a ranch in West Texas, decisions are made to protect the lives of Americans, some of which are considered selfish, rather than for people s survival.

The Lone Star series is designed to be the most thought-provoking post-apocalyptic series ever written. It will be a reminder to us all that...

One day, tomorrow won't come.

Books in the Lone Star Series Axis of Evil - February 20, 2018 Beyond Borders - March, 2018 Lines in the Sand - April, 2018 Texas Strong - May, 2018 Fifth Column - June 2018 Suicide Six - July 2018

©2018 Bobby Akart Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    376
  • 4 Stars
    81
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    11

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    361
  • 4 Stars
    66
  • 3 Stars
    33
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    342
  • 4 Stars
    80
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    13
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Brian
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • 02-25-18

An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series

You Never Know When The Day Before Is The Day Before (An Introduction To Your Next Favorite Series)


4.5 out of 5 stars

Axis of Evil starts off a few places introducing a few characters. A bull rider and a rancher are the two main introductions and we find out a little into the book that they are from the same family. We’re also introduced to a special operator that is sent all over the world doing secretive “SEAL-type” missions. We find out that the matriarch of the family is a homesteader-turned-prepper.

I have to say, I’m pretty excited for this series. I really enjoyed The Blackout and the Pandemic series by Akart and I need to revisit (read as I need to finish) the Boston Brahmin series too. Maybe when in between when each one of these books is released but Akart seems to have a pretty aggressive month-after-month release schedule planned for The Lone Star Series.

The first and major thing I will say about Axis of Evil is that it is most definitely a set-up style book. I can tell that Akart is setting into motion a chain of events that will all seem to happen at the same time. I can’t tell which book will start it off but it feels like the start of book 2 could really go with a bang (literally). I had a feeling that this was going to set the story up and be more of a “Pre-Apocalyptic” book compared to Akart’s typical Post-Apocalyptic books. It was similar in my head to 36 Hours where we meet the family and figure out that something is about to hit the fan.

As an Akart reader, I really enjoyed (and chuckled at) the slight references to his others books. There was a reference to the first book of the blackout series: “As it relates to a solar flare, or whatever, I’m told we’d have at least 36 Hours to warn the public…” and then the reference to the Boston Brahmin Series “In every aspect of our lives, we choose freedom!”. I’ll even give him a nod to the 3rd series here: “Okay, a major collapse event—economic collapse, cyber attack, pandemic, EMP.”

This book is definitely in the thriller category and had me on the edge of my seat. I ended up staying up past when I wanted to just so that I could finish the book. I ended up only needing 2 days to read the entire book cover to cover. I couldn’t put it down.

I think there was really something for everyone in this book. Western lovers will enjoy that the one character is a professional bull-rider. Political thriller lovers will enjoy the tensions created in the entire book (spoilers if I explain it more). Regular thriller readers will love some of the scenes in multiple places including a foreign land (more spoilers if I really explain it).

Overall, a really enjoyable setup book that has me chomping at the bit to get into the second book. I can’t wait to see where Akart takes The Lone Star Series but I can tell you this. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.

I was voluntarily provided with a copy of this book and it has not affected my review. If you enjoyed my review please vote for it. Every vote helps!

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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

Sure hope Akart isn’t a visionary

I’ve read a bunch of Akart’s work. This one is amazing. While a great author, hopefully he isn’t a visionary because it’s scary how plausible this story is. This one book alone guarantees I’ll be pre-ordering what I hope is going to be a long series like the Boston Brahmin series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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

minimal vulgarity, excellent characters and plot

So far the story is great. While the book is prepper minded It doesn't suffocate the reader with prepper stuff like many in the genre. It can be informative but is rotten well enough to keep you're ears straining to get to the next chapter. If the fowl language stays down I will likely purchase and finish the series and look for more clean(ish) books from this author.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

Great book! very realistic EMP scenario.

The writer did a great job in a ton of realistic research into an EMP scenario for modern day. this is not some EMP and then huge die off story in book one at least. Would definitely recommend for anyone into this genre. Can't wait to read book 2.
the narrator also did a great job enjoyed his voice and storytelling.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

The smartest writer in this genre in my opinion

Mr Akart has a great way of bringing characters to life while letting them teach us great lessons. I have over fifty titles in my library in this genre and this book is my favorite so far.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

A texas tale

I dispise books that are designed cliff hangers, I had enough of that , watching serials on Saturday mornings at the movies.when I was a kid. It's just a false way to build an audience.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

just skip to the second book

pretty much 8hrs of pointless information. be better off just saving your money and skipping to the second book.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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

Another great series from Bobby Akart.

Author Bobby Akart the book is awesome. I love the characters. Sean did a great job with the reading. I’ve listened to several of his readings, and it always takes me a minute to adjust to him. He did a nice job with the character voices and made the seem very real. I look forward to the next book in the series. Btw, I’ll leave this review on audible too.
Our volunteers are looking great; I hope we do well in the SEC tournament.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Garry
  • Cannington, Australia
  • 06-11-18

Excellent. Great story

A really good story, great characters, believable and kept me listening.

Great reading by narrator Sean Runnette who I enjoy listening too.

How long to book two? Soon please

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Hold on to your Saddle

When you start this read you get a world of knowledge towards the end you are wanting to find that next page to keep reading. Sadly you must wait til you start the next book to find out was happens to your favorite characters. I couldn't stop wanting more and I am sure PROUD TO BE A TEXAN!!!!! As if I ever wasn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful