Born to Fight

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (349 ratings)

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For the first time, the entire BUNKER series, with over 600 five-star reviews, is being offered in a single audiobook title as Born to Fight. Get your copy today -- over 27 hours of non-stop action!

Cyber-attacks. EMPs. Invasion. War. When the end comes, few will have the ability to survive.

Jack Bunker vowed to never step foot on another battlefield. But the former combat engineer’s new peaceful life in the Colorado mountains is shattered after an attack takes out America’s power grid. When suspicious activity plagues the nearby high-security military facility, Bunker fears he’ll soon have another war on his hands. 

As the story unfolds, Bunker suspects a foreign invasion is imminent, leaving him no other choice but to somehow transform the mild-mannered townsfolk into military-grade guerrilla warriors. He knows if their small town surrenders, America won’t be far behind. 

But his plan won’t be easy, not when his makeshift troops begin to pry into his painful past. Sharing the truth with them could cost him their trust, but he’ll never earn their command by keeping what haunts him a secret. 

Born to Fight is a non-stop, high-octane, post-apocalyptic thriller. If you like pulse-pounding action, resourceful warriors, and political intrigue, then you’ll love Jay J. Falconer’s explosive tale of true American grit. 

Listen to Born to Fight now to join the fight for freedom! 

Rated R for violence and language.  

©2018 Jay J. Falconer (P)2018 Jay J. Falconer
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Epic Saga

Absolutely loved this collection. Military tactics, intrigue, international geo politics, human interest, a touch of romance, topped off with terrorism and patriotism.
It doesn't get any better than this.

The narrator nailed each and every character in this story. Outstanding!

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Okay, if you can get past the eyrolls

The idea of the story is good, but the author is one of those (many, unfortunately) authors who has absolutely no idea how to present relevant, common sense concepts in the flow of a story.
The narration is well done, but it is almost impossible to get through a 5-10 minute side-tangent on exactly "how the main character's gut feels when he's really hungry... like a pack of piranhas, working their way from the stomach... and on and on and on and on and on and on" or some similar subject - at least once every other chapter.
Here's what I think: The author, who at least does seem to have a decent sense of humor, decided he wanted to do a post-apocalyptic novel that he could do some "teaching moments" in, but then picked the most bizarre places to do them.
He also wanted to make sure he got in all his descriptive adjectives, metaphors and other colorful prose, but picked the most bizarre ways to present them.
Here's a great example. . The main character is about a 3 hour walk from town, but wakes up after being knocked unconscious by a Russian mortar, and decides he's in "full survival mode." He then proceeds to gather up all the remnants of garbage from someone's campsite (to include the very colorful description of snot and boogers all over used kleenex) and then prove how much "survivalin'" he can do from a few implements.
This includes (I am not kidding), spending hours flintknapping a stone knife, gathering everything he will need to smoke out the bees and other ridiculous wastes of time to help him pry inside a beehive in order to get the honey for food (as opposed to walking for a few hours back to town)
And this is only on day 3 of post-apocalyptic America!
Anyway, if you can get past all the eye-rolls, it's a mildly entertaining story with some humor here and there.

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Kill'em all...p.s.I love you.

Brutal and graphic, them or us, good vs evil. But the good have Jack Bunker and he is fierce, he doesn't hesitate, he is Rambo with a past looking for a redemption. And then there is love all around involving various persons in the story, "A little house on the prairie" kind of love. Shoot their heads off or even cut it off so we can live happily on our prairie. Why are those bad guys here anyway? Anyone?

Nevertheless, I liked listening to it. Excellent narrator makes up a flawed storyline. It's a feel good story were everybody get what they deserve with almost inhuman Jack Bunker on a roll with IED's like "toe poppers".

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Solid Post Apocalyptic thrill ride.

Well thought out, good background research. Enjoyed both the story and the performance. Many who write in this genre fall incredible short, Jay Falconer doesn’t.

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story line gets lost in the minutiae. <br />

I really go for detail, as in Tom Clancy, but this was over the top.

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Full leftist tilt

This sounds like it was written by a west coast woman in a university. Every other guy is heavily sexist except for the tattoed bad boy with the immoral past that the righteous divorced hotty falls for.

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For me, amateur hour.

I found this story predictable and and canned. Needless scenes were added to add excitement but were so predictable they left me rolling my eyes. I like the genre and the premise was good but the execution poor at best. Loads of scenes where everything works out perfectly. No surprise.

I recommend passing on this one. I just hope it isn’t so bad it hurts the readers career.

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Enjoyed story

Story was good, events and well done conspiracy theory played out, yet at times the “drama” carried on by characters made me cringe. Bit long winded and annoying on that. I listen to audio to relax and let mind wonder. Is it a tech manual on doomsday invasion prep, no, it’s entertainment.

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Ridiculous

Don't waste time or money... Totally Unfeasible... The hero is only missing a Superhero Cape that allows him to fly...

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Great

loved it , but would be little leagthy in its description of non essential information.