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Born to Fight

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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  • David
  • Opelika, AL, United States
  • 08-28-18

Not The Best.

I listened to about 6 hours and I had to quit. It was ridiculously boring and even the action barely kept my attention. Also, the author did very little research on tactics and firearms. It appears as though he went to a bar and got tactical advice from a drunken hillbilly. Basic google searches would have corrected the inaccuracies.

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What a great story and Gary Tiedemann was great

Honest, the story started very slowly. I stayed with it and was glad I did. I only wished there would have been a real completion at the end of the book. I won't ask the question here as I don't want to spoil it for you.

I had never listened to Gary Tiedemann. He was fantastic. Perhaps the best I have heard on Audible.

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I hate this rating system because I don't have

terrible. poorly written and poorly read. blah blah blah blah I don't have anything to do say.

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Badly written

This book is so badly written I couldn’t even force myself through the first couple of hours.i don’t usually write reviews....but it’s bad!

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Not many big words

This book is like a Tuesday night movie of the week version of a real movie.
If I was a twelve year old boy again I would probably really like this book. Simple concepts that the author felt needed to be explained in simple ways.
I was looking forward to reading all the interesting issues that would arise in this situation and I ended up reading about a marriage triangle and silly nonsense.
I have not been able to finish, I’m at two thirds of the way in, I tried to keep going but it is just not good.
This is the first book I have read where I thought I could actually write a book myself and I have no creativity.
Sorry, I wish it was a better book, I definitely like the genre.

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Potential

The kid had moxy. The book unfortunately for me fell flat on its face. The characters are just entirely unlike able. They are one dimensional and I never really got that phrase till I listened to this book. The story is tired, the characters are washed out and lacking in follow through. The backstory for each character has no bearing on how they act in the book.

What’s the point of a backstory of you follow through like this?