Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent

Narrated by: Brandon McKernan
Series: Holding Their Own, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (205 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The president is dead and the military divided, two powerful armies aligned to reignite a bloody civil war. Millions struggle and starve, waiting for the government to reform and initiate a recovery. Bishop and Terri have a simple plan - they want to retreat to an isolated strip of West Texas desert and prepare for the expansion of their family. It's not meant to be. The vacuum of leadership ignites an internal struggle that pulls the couple into the middle of a fast-paced, dangerous adventure as powerful, desperate men fight to control what's left of the United States. Book four of Joe Nobody's popular series, Holding Their Own, takes the listener on an adventure through a world trying to recover and rebuild after a complete collapse of society. The post-apocalyptic landscape is dangerous, unpredictable and often requires creative solutions just to survive. Join Bishop, Terri, and their friends as The Ascent begins.

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Narration is supposed par

The narrators deliver was just awkward. Story is great though if you can get by the person reading it.

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bullit-proof Bishop is at it again!

I enjoyed this next installment of the series. I appreciate how the author seems to lay out the complexities of our nation trying to recover from such a traumatic event in a very realistic manner. He also makes me think about urban survival as well as trying to stay away from heavily populated areas. The plot is well developed and I liked the cliff hanger end. They only negative is the recording itself. There tended to be lengthy gaps at the end of chapters as the book went on, so much so that several times I looked to see if the book was playing.

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narrator was a little princess.

Men who are supposed to be tough and gruff are portrayed as panty waste weenies by the narrator

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Transgender Narrator?

Would you listen to Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent again? Why?

I truly enjoy the storyline and I'm hooked on the series, but please, use same narrator as book 2, for Every book. Narrator of book 4 makes everyone sound like either a New York City resident (terrible accent imitation too) or a man wearing briefs that are 5 sizes to tight. I barely made it through book 4.

What did you like best about this story?

Bishop and Terri's plight to stay together and keep Terry safe no matter what.

Would you be willing to try another one of Brandon McKernan’s performances?

Not in this lifetime, NO WAY!!!!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed books 1-3 ( book 2 narrator was my favorite)

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the reader

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book was good.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The reader was SO awful. Don't they have to audition for the job? Had to stop and buy paperback to finish this one! Hire Bronson Pinchot.

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Threats

i threatened Joe some years back when this book ended. In a joking manner of course. What an awesome dude joe is. fell off of the series waitng. now i see its up to 14 or 15. The book is like crack. my lady is addicted now. keep going Joe. we will always buy your books brother!

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Love the story line hate the direction and performance!!!

The continuation of the story works well but unfortunately the direction just doesn't work very well. The accusation direction just doesn't make any sense what so ever.. Maybe it's the press poor performance by the narrator I don't know but he sounds like he's narrating a user manual for an un motorized lawn mower... Unfortunately you either listen to it or read it to follow the story all the way through. I've listens to the entire series a couple times and it does get better unfortunately or does start to drag on later books and some of the books are completely un believable but yet just believable enough to be plausible.

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great book

wish they would pick a narrator and stick with it. so far the worst narrator of any audible book I've listened to

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Good book with a bad reader

The reader has no grasp on sentence structure or inflection. This one is probably best read not listened to.

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The narrator will make you want to punch someone..

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book....yes... the audible version....NO WAY! The narrator is beyond HORRIBLE! There are no adjectives bad enough to describe how horrible he is.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brandon McKernan?

ANYONE....this man needs to find another profession, or just do children's books...he has no business doing books for adults.

Did Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent inspire you to do anything?

Get through it so I would NEVER have to listen to the narrator again.

Any additional comments?

A HORRIBLE narrator takes so much away from the story...and this narrator made an otherwise good story almost impossible to listen to. But, Joe Nobody seems to look for the worst narrators possible. So far out of four books, only one was worth listening to. I thought Dave Wright was bad.....he is...very....but this guy was 100 times worse. READ the book...it's a pretty good story...but don't listen to it, it will frustrate and anger anyone with ears.