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Hood

American Rebirth Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Jameson
Series: American Rebirth Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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History speaks of a folk hero hundreds of years ago who fought against corrupt kings and saw the good in everyday people.

Legends say that this might not have been just one man, but many heroes to take up the name and mantle of Robin Hood throughout the ages.

The legend has been reborn in the American apocalypse.

Rob 'Hood' Huntington was an easygoing 20-something kid who loved house parties with good friends and bad jokes. He never thought about a life of survival.

Then in one day everything he knew was gone.

Lucky for him, he learned quickly he is a truly gifted marksman. Learning to live with pulling the trigger is something else entirely.

Two years have passed since the fall of civilization. Hidden away in the mid-Atlantic countryside rests the small town of Clearwater, where Hood, his sister Taylor, and an ex-cop by the name of Whiskey lead a group of survivors. Raging through the remnants of the northeast, two kings, the Kaiser and the Crusader, fight a bloody war for control of the land.

Hood, Whiskey, and the Clearwater crew survive by stealing just enough from the Kaiser to keep the town going. But they cannot stay hidden away forever.

If you loved The Last of Us, I Am Legend, or The Road, you won't want to miss Hood!

©2016 Evan Pickering (P)2016 Evan Pickering

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A Different Kind of Post Apocalyptic Novel

If you could sum up Hood in three words, what would they be?

Intense family connections

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Hood. He felt a deep connection to family, community and humanity in general. The times he lived in were bleak yet his optimism and belief in the goodness of people shined. Hood had to do some hard things that came with a lot of emotional and physical pain and I found his reactions to be authentic to his character.

What does Michael Jameson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Certainly the bickering between Whiskey and Hood would not have been the same. Although the words might have been tough/rough, I could hear the underlying love that these two characters had for one another. Mr. Jameson also did a great job of expressing Hood's thoughts and feelings in the final scenes of the book (I cried).

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

We are all family.

Any additional comments?

I liked how realistic the characters were. All were flawed, none were perfect.

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Gritty, Predictable and a Little Messy

I'm going to come out and say that I enjoyed this book, especially after I warmed up to the narrator's voice. He comes off a little too high pitched at first, but it all evens out and he is completely listenable after the first few chapters. The plot of the book is as predictable and cliché as any other post apocalyptic young adult novel, but the writing was gritty enough to hold my attention. of course there's going to be a love story in here, so expect that and lots of death. The ending was the best part as I honestly didn't see it ending like that, evening though it kind of makes sense. I

Overall I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick listen and loves this genre. I'll definitely give book 2 a chance, if only to see how they continue on from the surprising ending.

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

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Hood

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Interesting. The narration was better on a faster speed, but still just ok. The story was fun, and I enjoyed it, but there were some moments that just made me think, "wait, what?" And it kind of broke immersion. But other than that it was fun to see a story we know told in a new way.

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Reclaiming Freedom

Rob and his friends struggle to survive The Kiaser and his Sherrif in a broken America after bombs and biological weapons. They give birth to a new legend of Robin Hood in this mix of Red Dawn and Prince of Thieves. A great post apocalyptic story blending the old with the not quite yet. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Great idea


Very cool idea to throw “Robin Hood” I’m to an American apocalypse!

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Couldn't connect with the characters.

I typically love post apocalyptic stories, but this one just didn't grab me. I didn't like the protagonist, and honestly I don't feel as if there was ever any reason given for us to like or care about him. Just being the main character doesn't mean I'm going to care about him. Actually I think the only character I like was Carrie. her actions and motivation were something I could understand and connect with. Now as for the antagonist … well his motivation (or what he says his motivation is ...which didn't quite seem to gel with his actions) makes almost no sense. As for the narration by Michael Jameson, I'm afraid it was quite monotone and just didn't work for me. I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Exciting different post end of the world scenario!

I really enjoyed this take on post-end of the world scenario that is so prevalent nowadays. This one is different in that it doesn't just focus on surviving this period of time but on the humanity of the survivors. I am glad that this is the first book in the series because that means that there are more great reads ahead!

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do not buy this book!

the main character is a idiot. when ziptied to a railing the character grabbed a rock and smashed his hand rather than the ziptie to free himself wtf. the narrator is bland and without and monotone. oh and you can't return this book! don't buy it!

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Not sure if I listened to a different version

After reading the reviews I'm a little confused. I'll admit I'm only on chapter 3, but the narration is pretty bad. He is monotone and too quick paced in non dialogue portions of the story and the voice changes are so slight or non existent during the dialogue you can barely tell the difference between characters.

So far I'm really enjoying the story, but the narration is a struggle to listen to. There is a considerable amount of swearing (which I don't mind at all and it fits the storyline), a good balance of violence and actual human emotion and as another reviewer mentioned, the characters are very 'real', as is the dialogue. I just wish the narration matched the level of the story.

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Hood

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I received a free audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

This was a pretty good book - it had a decent plot with good characterization, but the narrator was spectacular. He had a way of bringing you in to the novel and making you care about the characters a lot quicker than most narrators. All of the characters were necessary, which is rare because normally in a novel you can imagine the novel without a specific character, but all of the characters in this post-apocalypse Robin Hood novel were necessary.

Great book - so great that I had to finish it in one sitting!

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  • J. Porteous
  • 01-17-20

Great story and narration

Hood is a lengthy and enjoyable post-apocalyptic tale set in the expansive ruins of America. The characters were well written and the plot was well paced and adventurous. Good narration too! Highly recommended.