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Publisher's Summary

And so it begins....

In the United States, the Department of Defense and the NSA computer networks have been hacked. A nuclear-armed CIA drone has lost all flight control. North Korea...Iran...Russia...and soon the gates of Hell will open.

Defcon 1 - Full Scale Nuclear War

Humanity's most terrifying nightmare has become reality. Bombs are detonated, missiles are launched, counterstrikes are ordered, and within minutes, untold thousands of megatons have left countless millions dead or dying. Devastation of biblical proportions has fallen over the land...and the USA has been hit the hardest.

Now the survivors are on their own....

The death toll is incalculable. Following the devastation, there is no law, no power, no communication. But there are survivors. And now the real battle begins, on the ground, hand to hand, person to person. Can those who remain survive long enough to rebuild a world...or will it just take a little longer for them to die?

©2018 Tim Washburn (P)2018 Tantor

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Typical cookie cutter story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This book was average. Nothing truly imaginative. The typical, bad thing happens and the majority of the world goes mad max almost overnight. I could of use a little more character development or story. Overall, average.

Would you be willing to try another book from Tim Washburn? Why or why not?

I would give Washburn another try. His writing style is excellent and flows well and is easy to listen too.

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It ain't no 1 second after.

Story line is slow at first, then picks up pace pretty quick.
It almost felt like a old wooden rollercoaster being bounced around from story line to story line so often. Overall, great book and couldn't stop listening to it. I'd definitely buy it again and listen to anything Joe Barrett narrates.

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Great book

Loved the book kept me interested the whole way! Great interaction between all the characters .

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Entertaining but naive

Interesting story line but you will be shaking your head every time the main characters fail to save resources or salvage what they need.

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A lot of storylines

It was a good book. I think there were too many storylines although it was kind of neat when some of them merged towards the end. I think Joe Barrett is a great narrator but his performance wasn't nearly as good for this book as it was for one second after. There was a decent amount of action and the storylines at Sea were different enough from atypical apocalyptic stories that it made this an interesting read. The author either did a lot of homework or was aboard a submarine for a while and was able to draw on that experience.

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Couldn’t stop listening

All though the cast of characters is large. The story sorts things out very well.

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TERRIBLE

The narration is the worse I've heard; couldn't begin to say if I like the story.

I think some bad guys did some bad stuff to some good people, but OMG the narration is BAD so I can't say for sure, sorry.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful