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The Last Layover is a fiction novel based on real places and potential scenarios where an out of control government pushes America to the brink of financial and social collapse. This vulnerable state allows the unthinkable to happen, causing the comfort, security, and conveniences of our modern first world society to quickly come to an end.

Imagine yourself far from home when the world suddenly changes. Just think back to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and other such recent events, and you can see just how quickly society breaks down. Those situations even occurred with the nature of the emergency being confined to one specific geographic area, where help is just the next town or state away. Now also think about how that scene would play out if help was not going to come. What about all of those modern conveniences of society like ATM's, debit/credit card readers, cell phones, and the Internet? What if it all went down while you were away from home? What about our food supply chain? How much food does your family have at home to get them through if the shelves were to go empty? Do you have what it takes to defend yourself and those around you when society takes an ugly turn and violence becomes necessary for survival?

In The Last Layover, an airline crew finds themselves on an overnight layover in New York City, far from their homes, when a series of events take place that bring our modern society to its knees.

©2014, 2015 Steven C. Bird (P)2015 Steven C. Bird

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The Last Layover

This book was very hard to get through. The author spends a lot of time explaining things that don't matter to the story. I finished it but only cuz I was hoping it would get better. Save your money or credit for a better story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Riveting! Incredible narrator - made the story come alive!

We listened to this book on a long road trip and it made the miles fly by. It was a good story, realistic and well written. We found ourselves invested in the main characters and cheering them on. The story was a little predictable, but still enjoyable. We were especially impressed by the narration. The soothing voice brought us right into the story and kept us on the edge of our seats. We listen to a lot of audio books, and this narrator is one of the best we have heard. We were able to easily distinguish the characters by his subtle voice changes that were believable & not distracting. Great experience! We are looking forward to Volume 2!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wish the second book was out already

Fast paced action story, good guy stuff - ready for action, and the action starts on the first page. Good writing for the genre, which although one I really like tends to have quite a few duds published, not this one, the writer carries the story, develops characters that are likable and cut from the cloth of normal life, the dialog is well written and sounds like real people talking not comic book characters.
If this is your genre put it in the cart, it is a good start to the series.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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OK listen, not bad enough to send back.

What did you like best about The Last Layover: The New Homefront, Volume 1? What did you like least?

Well.... This was an OK story, but only good enough to not be sent back. I can best describe this predictable story as being just on this side of entertaining. The story was written in a "He moved forward by lifting his left foot, it's the flat part attached to the bottom of his leg, and moving it in front of his right foot. He then lifted his right foot, the other flat part of his second leg, and moved it in front of his left leg then repeated the process" way of story telling. I found myself rolling my eyes or thinking, "Come on, really?" throughout the story, but it was still just good enough to stay in my library.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Too close for comfort.

This is my first. read of a "prepper" and his story.

Certainly had me on edge.
At times it was fascinating and disturbing.
As a fiction it felt it could be a reality in the not so distant future.
This story has me thinking about preparedness in general.

If you haven't thought about civil disorder, this book will do the trick. And perhaps even more so, to motivate you and the family to plan for tomorrow if the grid were to collapse.

Be safe folks.


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  • Garry
  • Cannington, Australia
  • 08-16-16

Good story, felt real.

Any additional comments?

I am a fan of these stories and this is a great addition. The story is detailed and very descriptive. I found some of the detail overly so, such as the detail of the weapons being used but then I still found that interesting. <br/><br/>The story is very believable which is great for a change. <br/><br/>Certainly a story that kept my attention.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not a bad book,

It's not a bad book. It held my attention except when he went off on all the serial numbers of the gun described. I'm a gun guy so I knew what he was talking about but there was so much it became boring at times.

I liked the two main characters but who wouldn'. They were just good guys who prepared for their families and understood the serious trouble this Country is in thanks to the horrible leadership in DC.

Have I read better books on the subject? absolutely, but it was entertaining and as many of this type book as I have read, I learned a few new things and it made me think about other things I need to address so I would say it was worth the read.

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  • j
  • 10-09-16

interesting enough

It was something to listen to. Kept me fairly interested. Derivative, obviously the author is a fan of the genre and wanted to squeeze in land sea and air travel to try and be original. At least it wasn't full of lists of gear. The second one should be avoided.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Narrator Voice!

The narrator did an excellent job changing his voice for different characters. The story has a lot of real world grit. I felt like I was really there! Did not want to stop listening. Great for a road trip.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not Good

I'm sure I would like this author if I sat down and had a beer with him but he simply cannot write.

If your standards are really low you might be able to get through it to glean some info from it as far as setting up some prepper practices, as it is written like a &quot;how-to&quot; pamphlet. But it's just as entertaining.

There are a lot of good prepper books out there, read those instead.