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Publisher's Summary

The world is in the throes of economic decay and at the mercy of terrorists. Across this post-apocalyptic landscape marches one extraordinary soldier and his band of brothers. In a novel as disturbingly plausible as it is powerfully gripping, they are headed into a battle in which they will have to come to grips with the power of technology and the true price of freedom.

© L. Ron Hubbard; (P)2005 Galaxy Press, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Final Blackout is generally considered Hubbard's best science-fiction novel." (Publishers Weekly)

"Compelling . . . riveting . . . Hubbard's best." (Publishers Weekly)

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Robert's Review

All i can say is WOW. You have to gat this book. The narrative keeps you glued to the book. Get this book. WOW.

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Final Blackout is a master piece!

I read it 2 decades ago, and decided to listen to it anew.
What a brilliant description of what a commander ought to be and do.
In those days of uncertainty, when government leaders are all about self power and blood shedding, this book is highly recommended :-)

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gripping story

the performance is excellent! the story is one that should be part of all countries history lessons. very educational. it should be required reading for any politicians.

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Honor The Way It Used to be

A fantastic story about honor courage and sacrifice in the face of corrupt governments and their pawns. Refreshing in today's world.

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  • Derek
  • San Bruno, CA, USA
  • 04-13-09

I liked this book

I really like some of the readings by Roddy McDowall and one of my favorites is his reading of Ole Doc Methuselah.

He also reads this book as well and does a good job. (It incorrectly says Bruce Boxleitner)

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  • Bev
  • Alton, IL, USA
  • 09-10-07

A nice surprise

I was surprised that I liked this story as much as I did. I orginally bought it as a gift, but then listened and enjoyed it very much. This is ultimately a book of loyalty, love and character in the face of cowardice at the highest level of government. As important today as when it was written.

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