Rise of the Locusts

A Post-Apocalyptic Techno-Thriller (Cyber Armageddon, Book 1)
Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
Series: Cyber Armageddon, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (757 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cyber Armageddon has come. America will not survive!

Cyber-security analyst Kate McCarthy knows something ominous is about to happen in the US banking system. She has a place to go if things get hectic, but it’s far from the perfect retreat. 

When a new breed of computer virus takes down America’s financial network, chaos and violence erupt. Access to cash disappears and credit cards become worthless. Desperate consumers are left with no means to purchase food, fuel, and basic necessities. Society melts down instantly and the threat of starvation brings out the absolute worst humanity has to offer. 

In the midst of the mayhem, Kate will face a post-apocalyptic nightmare that she never could have imagined. Her only reward for survival is to live another day in the gruesome new reality which has eradicated the world she once knew. 

As with all works by Mark Goodwin, this book contains no profanity and no embarrassing sex scenes. However, if you're offended by conservative principles and references to Scripture, this book might not be for you.

©2018 Mark Goodwin (P)2018 Mark Goodwin

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Another Great book by Mark Goodwin

What can I say, this book was simply excellent and I can't wait for the next one in the series to be released. The story is great, compelling and keeps your interest....oh and there is a really cool twist with the way this book begins. The narrator does a fantastic job and I am thrilled that the author kept her in the line up from the Ava series. A bad narrator will totally kill an audio book and Stacey Glemboski did an excellent job narrating this new book.

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Great Start to another Awesome series by Mark!!

Fantastic book on possibly the most likely scenario for a meltdown in today's world. So glad to see Stacey narratoring this, she's fantastic. Being a Christian, I love Mark's approach to spreading the gospel in a setting that many of the unprepared are likely to find themselves in. Keep it up mark!!!

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COULD THIS BE,,,,,,,

could this be a look into days to come? mark has another great series in the making. the story and the narrator will pull you into the book as though you are there and makes it hard to stop listening. I am not a religious man but with all his books he gets you to open up and think of things from a different view. keep up the good work and can't wait till the next book.

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Love everything about this book.

The story line is intriguing and exciting while also giving it a tinge of horror, as this sounds all too possible. I really enjoyed this book. The tactics in some parts were cringe worthy, but the author kept the characters in character to where they were at the beginner level. I look forward to see how the character development is revealed. I enjoyed that the main character is a woman. I like Kate and I love how this book shows what feminism should be ( & all without a blue haired angry overweight woman in sight). I love the Bible verses and the Christian values and the hint of romance. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this book! This was my first Mark Goodwin book, and I am hooked! Take all my money $$

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The Tragic Flaw of Christian Fiction

Positive: I truly enjoyed the story. Revelatory, mostly believable, provides thoughtful advice for planning strategies. The story did not hesitate to have key characters face real and tragic consequences - somewhat rare in most saccharin Christian media. Well written and reasoned. Negative: A major flaw of most Christian fiction is what I call the “sinner’s prayer” caveat. Not sure if it’s a written requirement of the publisher, demand of a narrow minded buyers, Christian pride and arrogance, or something else. In a great set-up for an unplanned church service in the midst of chaos and confusion, the “preacher” offers a sermon that sounds like a designed checklist from Chick Tract: Halloween-bad, Eater eggs-bad: Christmas trees-bad, Christian radio-bad - all in a sermon during the greatest crisis these people have likely faced in their lives. Really? I doubt any of them would be concerned about Christian challenges to Easter Eggs, Christmas trees and Halloween. Very disappointing and makes me not want to continue in the series. Opinion: I long for the day when Christian fiction will challenge the growing secular deception with stories for those with ears to hear, and eyes to see. Stories that allow the Holy Spirit to speak to someone’s heart, rather than a hammer to beat the reader into submission. Just my humble thoughts.

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Christian fodderol

This is Christian propaganda, which is very distasteful to those of us who believe in other possibilities. (My religion is humanity). I did not realize this was the case, so beware if you don't enjoy sermons every chapter. Christian proselytizing is very counterproductive in my opinion. Story line is very formulaic as well.

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Keep them coming

This book is fantastic. I’ve read every book Mark has out. This one is another great story with so many relevant social issues and probabilities for the times we live in. On to book 2 now.

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Another great book!

Another great book! I can't wait for the rest to come out! They are so easy to listen too, are filled with excitement and truth.

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Really enjoy this author

I really liked the plot in this book, it moved along at a quick pace, building the story and the background with plenty of detail to draw a picture in your mind. There was a lot of death involved, but perhaps that’s the way it would be in that situation. I really did enjoy this book and look forward to the next installment

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Awesome!

I do not use that word often. I love Mark Goodwin's books. This one gave me chills and made me cry and even laugh (we loved Stacey's portrayal of the HOA lady). I found myself hoping the next book was out about halfway thru. Can't wait to get started on it. Oh and by "we", I mean my kids and I. It's nice to be able to listen when my kids are in and out...so many books out there full of terrible language, and unnecessary descriptions. I appreciate Goodwin's ability to tell a chilling story without the need for the "shock language". I get these audio books for my boring driving job, but found myself needing to finish this one ASAP, at home. Great read! (Also have to admit, I topped off my gas tank on my way home...you never know.)

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So much promise

All a bit tame in the end, meandering through to a weak climax, Glemboski does a great job narrating but it’s not enough to instill any magic into the tale, if there is a book two, I will give it a wide berth

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