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The Guardians is the second book in The New Homefront series where patriotic Americans struggle to survive in a collapsing world, while taking a stand against the evil and tyranny that quickly follows. It is the sequel to The Last Layover: The New Homefront,volume one. The Guardians picks up where The Last Layover left off, as well as introducing an exciting new parallel story line and characters. Join our characters as they struggle to survive and find their way in a world forever changed by the events detailed in volume one. The Guardians is an action-adventure thrill ride, packed with plausible events that offers listeners a glimpse into a potential collapse of society, while providing an exciting and entertaining story with characters you will feel you truly know and understand. Continue on this journey with them as they face the dangers, hardships, chaos, and violence of an unraveling and collapsing modern world, while never losing touch with their own humanity, decency, and dignity.

©2016 Steven C. Bird (P)2016 Steven C. Bird

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  • Susan
  • Richfield, UT, United States
  • 02-20-18

Great continuation of the story line

Would you listen to The Guardians: The New Homefront, Volume 2 again? Why?

I really liked book 2, I love series where you can get to know the characters, their strong points, the parts of them you love.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters and their will to work together.

Did Patrick Freeman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I didn't love the narration.

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  • j
  • 10-09-16

It's patriots revisited.

Pretty much just like patriots. Super religious undertones, predictable story line. Good guys always win. Nothing to see here. Stop at the first one.

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Narration and story stunk

Narration was super annoying and nasally. Story lacked any depth at all. Wish I wouldn't have purchased.

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Loved the first book

Would you try another book from Steven C. Bird and/or Patrick Freeman?

yes I would provided return is still an option, 1st book I really liked, this one not so muc.

Has The Guardians: The New Homefront, Volume 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

no, if there is a third edition I would be willing to give it a listen

How could the performance have been better?

from the start it turned me off and I could not finish it

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

my Thoughts; What Happened, did some else write this one ? is this author a 1 hit wonder

Any additional comments?

For some reason I cannot return it and I will have to call about this problem, I go through a minimum of 7 books a week, I spend lots of money and expect better

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Should Have Quit After First Book

What disappointed you about The Guardians: The New Homefront, Volume 2?

Painful, implausible dialogue. Might read better, but tedious as an audible.

What could Steven C. Bird have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Maintain the clarity and the purpose of the first book. Make the instructions less obvious. Re-write and edit dialog until it sounds like a conversation that real people would have.

Did Patrick Freeman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yeah, not bad. He obviously didn't have much to work with though.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Guardians: The New Homefront, Volume 2?

Stick with one story that has it's own back stories. The two separate story lines just does not make sense, and since I'm not reading another of these books it matters not if they come together later.

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i liked it

i loved it. it kept me wanting more. great story line. great job. hope for more.

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Great series!

Second one down... one more to go. Good story, looking forward to last on. Great story line!

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 06-04-17

Two plots for the price of one.

Plot one are characters and story continued from book one "The Last Layover". Evan and Jason, pilot and first officer, continue their journey home facing the unexpected.
Plot two is Nate searching for his brother Luke. Nate wants to continue his journey to Virginia to reunite with his parents, but doesn't want to go on without his brother. His brother was a med student who volunteered with the Texas militia when the SHTF. With the government and law & order non-existent the southern border is wide open (it is anyway isn't it?). The cartels are moving north and their brand of governing is quite effective. Nate becomes involved with the militia and the fight against the cartels. Nate and Luke are eventually reunited and although initially set on different paths they did agree on the important things. The homestead/community gets larger as individual homes and farms are brought together. Good story with wonderful characters. As pointed out by the author; some of the worst conspiracy theories made into reality. There are at least two more books to this series. I look forward to listening to them.

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The good guys vs the bad guys

This book brings home the need for community especially in troubled times. The narrator does an especially fine job. I judge a book by how I feel when I finish it. I was sad at the end because I wanted to know what would happen next. I wanted more. Great book.

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  • Brent
  • Spokane, WA, United States
  • 09-07-16

Good series. Reader is ok.

I was a bit reluctant to get this series because the narration reviews. I agree that its not the best narration I have listened too, but its not that bad. By the third book I didn't even mind it a bit.