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Publisher's Summary

Fire from the Sky is a post-apocalyptic fiction by N.C. Reed.

Clayton Sanders left home the minute he had his high school diploma in hand. He waited that long only because the Army wouldn't accept him without one. Now, 10 years later, he's home. Home with no warning, no advance notice, no anything after being gone 10 years with almost no contact with his family. Home carrying a secret that is burning him up from the inside. A secret that has pushed him to the brink, forcing him to become a criminal in order to be where his family needs him to be, even though they don't realize it yet. Because, Clayton knows something they don't. Something that hasn't happened, but will. Something that will burn everything it touches. And change the face of the world forever.

Excerpt from Hostile Fire:

William Shirley watched as the people he had assembled for what others were calling a "reconnaissance in force" gathered their equipment and shook down their ranks. He had combined three different "squads" into a new platoon of 31 people, adding that force to an established platoon of 35 more. They would head north in a small string of vehicles that included a school bus to investigate the situation north of the Alabama-Tennessee state line.

Shirley's group, the self-entitled "North Alabama People's Militia", had lost a great deal of personnel and equipment in that area, and he wanted to know why and to who. It was inevitable that the group would have to head north at some point in search of supplies. They had stripped their own area nearly bare over the last few months, and moving too far south was out of the question. While he considered Decatur to be part of their "territory", moving any further south than that risked a confrontation with the gangs of Birmingham, something his group lacked the strength for. There had already been a few skirmishes between the two groups, and Shirley was determined to avoid any more clashes with such a large and vicious outfit. 

So, north it was, into rural middle Tennessee. The area immediately north of the line should be safe enough and resource-rich. That area was full of farms and livestock operations that should yield a good amount of food for his operation, and he meant to have it. If they waited too long, then someone stronger, either from Nashville or perhaps Chattanooga, might move into the area and declare it theirs. If the Militia wanted that territory and the goods it might provide, they had to act soon. 

And tomorrow should be soon enough. Sixty-six heavily armed troops would move north and keep moving until they found opposition or else found something worth sending word for trucks to carry it back to the compound. If he was lucky, they would also find out who had killed his niece and his fellow board member's son. He looked forward to that. When he found whoever had killed his people, he would show them what a mistake they had made.

©2019 N.C. Reed (P)2019 Creative Texts Publishers, LLC

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not his best

I think the author wrote it just to get something down on paper and get paid. I also didn't care for the fake laughter in the background which is common in this whole series.

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Good series

I enjoyed this series. Well written and other than some static and occasional background noises the narrator preformed well. Story isn’t finished yet in my opinion and I hope the author will continue the story either in this series or perhaps another.

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THE BAD GUYS ARE COMING

This series is very enjoyable. I have just finished book 8. This particular book was very good. I liked all the prep work and tactics as well as the action. The story draws you into the family as if you are part of the Sanders clan. I was hooked by Odd Billy Todd and then the Parno books and honestly this series is now my favorite series of all time. Book one started off slow for me but by the end of book one, I was coming back for more. The author is truly a very good story writer. There are some slow points but what you think is a slow point will turn around later to be the background for the more riveting parts. It's hard to find good stories with characters you care about today. This has characters you love and characters you don't like or even hate. I think it was an excellent performance, the old man's voice, Clay's voice, Brick, all the voices are very good. I highly recommend this series.

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I love the story

for the most part I loved the story and the narrator. my only problem with it is the background noise. I can hear phone alerts, cars, sirens, everything that happens in the background I can hear. quite distracting.

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Has gotten better

It’s still a little slow but more in the way of telling of things other than fighting bad survivors. Which can be pretty interesting. It seems Clay’s team are always come out on top, which I like, but those of you looking for losses or such on the good team are out of luck. Good guys suffer no casualties. The man/woman parts in the story are probably way to many. And I’m having a hard time keeping up with who’s who. But all in all a good listen. Will get the next.

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I'm loving the saga of the Sanders Family

I have now listened to each of the titles in this series and I am more engaged now than at the beginning. After listening to seven different takes on the end of the life as we know it via cataclysmic event, all different, this is the one I like the best. I love their grit and their willingness to keep putting one foot in front of the other to keep going at all costs. These are future pioneers just like the pioneers who walked across the continent in the 1840's and 50's. The dangers are real but the sense of family is strong. As I think about my pioneer relatives I hope they loved their family as much and were willing to sacrifice tor them also.

I will admit the first book I was not so sure about the narrator but now I really like him. He is right for this family, this story and this time. I would miss him if he were gone. As listeners we need to stretch ourselves in the books we choose and in the narrators also. I have a few books (over 2,000) and diversity is good. I think if you give him a chance you will really like him.