Enduring Armageddon

Narrated by: James Amherst
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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The world as we know it is destroyed when a regional conflict spins out of control, pulling other nations into the war. Most major population centers are vaporized in the ensuing chaos, throwing millions of tons of dirt and ash into the atmosphere to block out the sun and create a nuclear winter. 

A new age of lawlessness begins. The void created by the destruction of our central government is filled by local warlords who struggle against each other to provide resources for their people. These clashes threaten to destroy the last vestiges of humanity as the basic needs of food, water, and shelter take precedence over everything else. 

From the ruins of the irradiated wastes emerge the bloodthirsty scavengers and a dangerous new breed of creature known as the Changed, who are intent on the annihilation of the human race. 

A small group of survivors from Illinois attempts to escape further south away from the deepening cold and increasing anarchy. Along the way, they discover that the true monsters are not the mutants of the wastes; instead the enemy that they must fear the most is their fellow man.

©2015 Brian Parker (P)2019 Phalanx Press

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Excellent

I’m a big fan of Brian’s work
I liked that this was a underdog story as chuck goes from zero to hero
The mutant and the changed and their newfound ability’s was a refreshing take on the standard zombie
Well narrated and one of the best apocalypse fiction writers I’ve come across highly recommended
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Nice Take on the Nuclear Zombie Genre

Interesting characters, a fast moving story line and some new twists give new life to the over saturated zombie genre. The author doesn't shy away from some of the nasty things that will probably happen in a post collapse world, but doesn't linger on them either. The story follows the survival progression of an unprepared couple as they blunder through nuclear war, zombies and nasty survivors. Pretty much every post apocalyptic group or scenario is encountered, but nicely handled with good writing and new twists.
James Amherst does a good job of narrating a lot of characters with no distracting mannerisms or accents.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enduring Armageddon

A really good read! James Amherst was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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One of my favorite post apocalyptic audibooks!

I've never listened to this author before. Much to my surprise, this book has become one of the best post apocalyptic books I've ever listened to! I'm not considering this a zombie book. The "zombies" aren't really zombies. Nuclear war caused the apocalypse. Radiation poisoning caused some people to go mad....so mad that their brains are fried and they try to kill everyone. They're still people and die just as easily as people. There's not a lot of focus on them in this book anyway. Also, this book is categorized as sci-fi. The sci-fi part doesn't come into play until the very end. (I don't consider nuclear war as sci-fi.) It's a great listen! The author did a great job and the narrator was perfect. Surely there'll be a second book, because at the end, we're left with the characters traveling to a new location. If not, that'll be a huge disappointment.

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Must read!<br />

Great story, great narration and keeps you hooked.
Definitely want next in series RN! (Sorta a new take on zompoc genre!)

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Torn on review

I’m torn on this review. Overall, I liked the storyline, but I don’t particularly care for how it was written and the conversation didn’t always seem realistic. Also, I don’t think the reader/performer helped that. The way he read almost made it sound like he was doing a satire.
I couldn’t decide whether to rate this a 3 or 4, but went with a 4 because (aside from a few eye rolls) I was mostly entertained.

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Great Story

Refreshing take on the zombie nuclear apocalypse genre.

Narration was excellent, characters had unique voices.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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unprepared

Stuck in the end of the world with a too pretty wife. the wrong skill sets and little supplies and a need to move sourh, hard choices lie ahead. I liked the change from the more prepped mc. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Reminds me of the Walking Dead Kinda!

This book starts with a nuclear war, and the two character -- a wife and a husband. I really enjoyed the story because we weren't following another miltary office/law enforcement but a person who was just some normie who is a real person. It reminds me of the Walking Dead.

I don't want to give away too much but he's a normal American throwing into all the bs of trying to remain as he is.

As an audiobook I really enjoyed the narrator and his spin on the characters. I'd definitely give it a listen!

I was given this audiobook for my honest review :D!

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Great

Enduring Armageddon. Another great book by this author. And it's a complete story not a serial. Well written story and rounded complete characters combined with action and a great storyline with a unique slant on the apocalypse.
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  • 03-12-20

Entertaining

This book has zombies, or what are called zombies anyway, in it. But there is a new twist to an old theme here. It was a good listen.

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  • 01-26-20

This audio book is very good i give it 5 out of 5 😊 😀

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-06-19

Either our salvation or our deaths.

Brian Parker does write exceptionally good post apocalyptic books and Enduring Armageddon is no exception. It follows a couple, Rebecca and Chuck, in their quest for survival and safety after leaving the suburbs of Chicago, following the cataclysmic destruction of world wide nuclear explosions. With roaming Freaks, some called zombies, and murderous, pain inflicting Scavengers to contend with, life isn't going to be easy. Their best hope is to find an open community into which they can fit.

Written in the first person from Chuck's perspective, the story is, at times, grim and violent as well as being suspenseful, gritty and action packed. It has a feeling of reality greater than many such stories and even the 'heroes' are flawed. Narration, by James Amherst, is good: he becomes the main protagonist in his reading and delivers a clear and engrossing performance with separate character voicings and understanding of the text.

My thanks to the rights holder of Enduring Armageddon, who, at my request via Audiobook Boom, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy. It is post apocalyptic horror, with the nuclear clouds concealing the sun, fall out contamination and desperate people, often badly deformed in both body and mind, trying to survive in any way they can, with some using the situation to enhance their own positions at the expense of others. Not for the faint hearted, but an excellent audio. There is the potential for a subsequent story: should one be written, I will most certainly want to read it.