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Twelve billionaires rule the United States, while those called freemen are forced to serve the rich. But that was 60 years ago, before the Scarlet Plague. In this post-apocalyptic novella, a ragged and tattered old man tells his progeny of what life was like before The Scarlet Plague appeared - and wiped out civilization as they knew it.

Public Domain (P)2016 B.J. Harrison

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  • Johnny
  • west chester, PA, United States
  • 12-02-17

wonderful listen very relevant today!

amazing how this book reflects what could happen anytime with world leaders pandering to corporations

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short read for the commute

It's an Interesting take on a possible dystopian world skillfully narrated from a deserted beach.

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  • Nick B
  • Bellevue, NE
  • 11-03-17

BJ Harrison really brings life to these old tales

Out of the mouths of babes will a new civilization begin. This story is about a man telling his grandson and two other boys about the Scarlet Plague, its beginnings, and the re-structuring of society as a result. The former richest leaders reduced to squalor and servitude. Formerly well-regarded men known previously as doctors becoming superstitious with the new change. The effects of the reduction in population of 8 billion down to a few hundred and its effects upon nature, including the un-domestication of the dog, the wild overgrowth of farmland, and farm animals themselves devouring each other without the structure once provided by man.

This is a very interesting story told by a good narrator. Jack London is an author I would definitely read more of.

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A Tale Of The End

Jack London's story of the demise of human kind and its' new.frightening re-start gives one a belief and feeling of prehistoric suffering forthcoming. His great command of the language is brilliant. And though this book is not in the classic sphere of a Call Of The Wild and others, the depth to which he can pierce your soul while producing imagery that is real is extraordinary as always.

B.J.s narrative is a tour de' force, eloquently expressing the tale and its characters as they are, and a lively revelation ,prediction, of an unsettling subject matter.

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good but dated

it really is a great book with very modern concerns . old sci-fi at its best but there are definitely some racial and class based ideals within the book which do not represent modern day and shouldn't . that being said if you can take it in the context that this book is old. it's a very enjoyable and scary .

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