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The End Audiobook

The End: A Post Apocalyptic Novel

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For Gordon Van Zandt, life was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism soon vanished, one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past, but must now face a new reality thrust upon him and his family.

North America, Europe, and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage to the power grids and all electrical devices. With nothing working, from cars to phones, and the total collapse of the economic infrastructure, Gordon must fight for limited and fast dwindling resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation with his neighbors, but as daily life continues to break down so does all sense of civility within his community. With each passing day, Gordon makes choices that would seem extreme in today's world, but necessary in this new world.

©2013 G. Michael Hopf (P)2013 G. Michael Hopf

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    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 02-24-17
    RJ Cottage Grove, MN, United States 02-24-17 Member Since 2009

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    "Good, but a bit long-winded at times."

    A good, if lengthy series concerning the United States during a massive EMP attack. Our civilian protagonist Gordon Van Zandt is a former Marine who leads his community in surviving the EMP and fortifying their community against looters and misfits. Our military protagonist Colonel Barone had been ordered to take his command of three ships to the east coast to aid in the protection of Washington and its survivors. Instead Colonel Barone chose mutiny and treason to lead his command back to the west coast where their families were and help those still alive rather than the dead in the face of this apocalypse. The story cycles back and forth between military and civilian plots. Barone and crew make anchor at San Diego while Gordon and family are making plans to leave same. Good, but a bit long-winded at times. Three.point.five for starters.

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    Amazon Customer Tryon, NC, US 12-21-16
    Amazon Customer Tryon, NC, US 12-21-16 Member Since 2007
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    "A possible scenario"

    A great book for doing perfunctory tasks. Tasks like planting bushes, mopping floors, driving long boring distances are perfect ways to maximize your listening experience.

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    todd fentress 06-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "shocking!!"

    very possible, and loved the storyline, but hated some of the actions of the main character. Makes u think though if u wouldn't make the same decisions if placed in the same situation. plan to download part 2

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    hortincia 05-05-16
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    "The End"

    Great book. The story is gripping and terrifying. it makes you wonder how prepared would you be?

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-28-16
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2017

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Very similar to others"

    I felt like this was an good story right along the lines I like (Post-Apocalyptic EMP) but it just seems very similar to other books I’ve read on the same topic. In addition, I felt like a lot of the main characters go a bit nuts. From Gordon, to the new president to the Gunnery Sargent, here’s a fine line between doing what needs to be done to protect you and your and pre-emptively killing. Overall though it’s an interesting story if you like this genre.

    Mr. Morton does a great job with the narration

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    Amazon Customer 03-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    I really enjoyed the book. This type of book is a great theoretical view of the world to come. It show how thin the veneer of civility is...

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    A. L. Blevins Melbourne, KY United States 01-09-16
    A. L. Blevins Melbourne, KY United States 01-09-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Not a bad story."

    I like this story, but the dialog was unrealistic at times, and very apologetic to the Mary Sue/Stu protagonist. Aside from the main character, most of the other charters are two dimensional and undeveloped. Still, I enjoyed it enough to finish it in two days and buy the next story in the series.

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    "Great start"

    Good story. Narrator was great.
    I can't wait for the next one. Will recommend.

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    Brett Dearman 03-26-15 Member Since 2008
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    "A Prepper "Reality Check""

    In the first 20 minutes, I figured this was going to be a pretty generic story, but I was pleasantly (albeit disturbingly) surprised. I've read a number of books like this one and none of them addressed the issues of a post-apocalyptic America like this story did. Very graphic, very real, and I fear very accurate.

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    SmileKitten Seattle, WA 03-02-15
    SmileKitten Seattle, WA 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, mediocre narrator"

    The story is really good, but the narrator is so sub-par that it can be distracting. His pacing is frantic when there should be pacing pauses and he mispronounces some words. Over all the story more than makes up for his performance, but occasionally you go from being enveloped in the story to being completely distracted by how the story is being read you it's distracting. The narrator could take some tips about pacing, pregnant pauses and inferring sub-text from a better narrator like Sean Runnette or Fisher Stevens.

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