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Democide Audiobook

Democide: Charlie's Requiem, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie finds herself caught in the city as it degenerates into chaos following an EMP attack.

Charlie, a successful pharmaceutical sales rep, has no background in prepping or survival. Thrust into a do or die situation, she quickly learns that leaders in Washington are working to change the country as she knows it. Her world has become a race to freedom while attempting to avoid capture by the new government's agents. She must do this while trying to escape from a city with millions of residents as food, medicine, and the rule of law all disappear.

Can Charlie and her group learn to survive, or will the lack of knowledge become their fatal flaw?

©2016 A. American and Walt Browning (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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    Benjamin O Weger 01-24-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm already going crazy waiting for the next book!"

    This is a great start yo the series set in the same continuity as the going home series. The story really draws you in and you can identify with the characters.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jack 01-22-17
    Jack 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Shocked"

    I'm was literally knocked off my feet by this book. The end was staggering

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 05-01-17
    Charles 05-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Dull.com"

    Stunning? NOT The narrator should read bedtime stories. Please no more EMP stories. Give me true dystopian lit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristy rieman Delaware 02-19-17
    Kristy rieman Delaware 02-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book a little hard to follow"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie.... after I figured out who she was. A bit of a mystery that went on a little too long


    Any additional comments?

    This book was hard to follow. A lot of jumping around with little or no background as to what actually happened. You jump right in after the event has happened. I did like the book but really had to go back and listen to a few chapters, thinking I missed something. Dukes narration was a little choppier than usual. Overall enjoyed it after the storyline started coming together.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brewcitydep 02-04-17
    brewcitydep 02-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not quite the Home series"

    I loved the Home series and think I will like this one equally as much as it progresses, but I have a couple of frustrations. The story is a bit disjointed at first with skipping back and forth between character sets. Once you get to know them a bit it's not quite as bad though. Secondly, I like Duke as a narrator (even though he sometimes has 'off' inflections), he gave Charlie zero female characteristics. He did not change his voice in the slightest, even though he does for other females, which makes her portion of the story, well, odd. I can't help but visualize a man, not a woman whenever 'she' speaks.

    Anyway, other than those 2 gripes this is shaping up to be a good start to hopefully a long series like Home.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Sirianne Evergreen, CO USA 02-02-17
    Ray Sirianne Evergreen, CO USA 02-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow moving, yet boring"
    Would you try another book from A. American and Walt Browning and/or Duke Fontaine?

    I've listened to the entire A.American Home series. This work is not up to his usual standard.After listening to 5 chapters I couldn't figure out where the plot was going, much less get into it. I'm guessing the authorship was more Walt Browning and less A.American. The narrative is stilted and halting. Duke Fontaine reads it like it's his first narration; he doesn't do the book any favors. He was much better reading the Home series. What happened? A narrator can make or break an audio book. Fontaine broke this one.


    What was most disappointing about A. American and Walt Browning ’s story?

    The narration above all, but the story line was scattered and hard to get into.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A better narrator. The authors should have spent the extra bucks and hired Scott Brick or George Guidall or Buck Schirner. The authors need to do a rewrite and make it more of an apocalyptic story. It sounds more like a novel written for sensitive teenage girls... or maybe that's who the target audience was intended to be?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I returned it after 5 chapters.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Marie 01-25-17
    Molly Marie 01-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "the ending is a gut punch!"

    i need a stiff drink and book #2 in that order! Holy Hell that was good, deep and scary.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    mike 05-17-17
    mike 05-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Yaaaaawwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn!"

    What the Hell? I love A. American's writing and Mr. Fontaines' reading, usually. However, this book is beyond boring. I want my money back.

    No build up. No character growth. Lights went out, DHS is bad, Gov planned it, and bad people are taking over. I just summarized the entire first 5 chapters with just as much detail as the actual story line.

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    steven 05-16-17
    steven 05-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    I really enjoyed the going home series. wasn't a huge fan of this one but warmed up to it overtime.

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    Paul and Laura 05-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "What happened to Duke?"

    For us Audible users, the narrator can make or break the story. I noticed Duke Fontaine as narrator and thought great, he was awesome narrating the Home series so that's a relief..well I was slightly dissapointed, almost like it was his first day on the job. The individual characters was good and the dialogue flowed naturally but overall narration of the story was like he was reading off cue cards. At 1.10x speed it wasn't as bad but still.....it did seem to get better towards the end, maybe I got used to it or maybe 'ol Duke finally got the dust knocked off.

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    "love this book"

    this book is awesome and fits right into the going home series of books world not sure if it was meant to but it did in my mind. if you like them you will like this! Can't wait for the next one keep up the good work guys. also who doesn't love Dukes voice the guy read this so well!

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