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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.

(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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