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The Last Centurion Audiobook

The Last Centurion

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Publisher's Summary

In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written "blog-style", it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy, and organic farming.

©2008 John Ringo; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Ringo excels in the depiction of combat, managing to capture the carnage and horror while maintaining a sense of the absurd....with the unexpected twists that Ringo has made his hallmark." (Publishers Weekly)

"Miller becomes Bandit Six, patriotic, no-nonsense, and extra rough around the edges." (AudioFile)

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    lawrence sacramento, CA, United States 03-05-14
    lawrence sacramento, CA, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "great if you like politics bad for survial book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the author spends way to much time explaining the world in the beginning of the book. I don't mind alittle set up but come on 4 and a half hours before we get to the meat of the story about the charater


    Would you recommend The Last Centurion to your friends? Why or why not?

    don't know, I would because he got the military mind set for the character very good and besides the first 4 hours of political and to much explanation, the book was great.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when he has his swagger stick


    Do you think The Last Centurion needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    if your looking for a survivalist book or end of the world type of book look somewhere else. if your looking for a good book that shows a solider mind set and shows what he does so his unit can go home with good action then here it is. but again skip the first four hours if you can unless you like political rants

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    Charles E. Richardson bink 12-31-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Ringo Goes Political"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    First, let me say, I have read about everything Ringo has written and I will try his next book. BUT having said that, if you wanted to read a SciFi and not a treatise on how Red states are better than Blue states, don't bother. It's not really SciFi anyway, but I can get into a decent apocalypse/survival book from time-to-time, but the book doesn't really start until Book 2 / chapter 7, up until then it's Ringo's political rantings.


    What was most disappointing about John Ringo’s story?

    About 60% of it is political ramblings. All media is anti army, except Fox. Red States are gooder and Blue states can't find their own asses. (Of course, he ignores the fact that Blue states economically outperform Red states hands down. But hey, why let reality get into an apocalypse/survival book.)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ringo has the ability to bring a soldier's life and risks alive and he does this in a scene where two scout strykers hit a pre-battle rant by a local leader. The whole chapter is classic Ringo and one of the reasons I listened to the whole thing even though I kept flipping forward as he started a rant. I was hoping to find more, and there were more small little bits of writing, but not much.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If they left out his ranting scenes, I could appreciate the main character and the men who followed him.


    Any additional comments?

    I also listened to the whole thing, minus the ranty parts, was the narrator. I am looking for more of his books. I have done this with three other narrators. This would have been a solid one or two if it hadn't been for the narrator!

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    Julie 01-14-13
    Julie 01-14-13
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    "Too Macho for me"

    Whilst Dan did a good job on the narration the main protagonist was just too full of himself for my taste and the unnecessary use of F*** all the time was just plain annoying. Did not get past the first couple of chapters so returned it.

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    Amazon Customer St. Paul, Minnesota 12-24-12
    Amazon Customer St. Paul, Minnesota 12-24-12

    Outdoorsman and Technology Addict

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    "An entertaining listen"
    Where does The Last Centurion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is, so far the best audiobook I've listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The novel was about one mans experience, both in the military and during a hellish plague. So really, there's only one character to follow.


    Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard his work before, it was okay, though there were some emphasis issues that that were a bit off.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, the whole book was great.


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    Hodge Atlanta, GA, USA 08-27-12
    Hodge Atlanta, GA, USA 08-27-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Politically Incorrect -- I loved it"
    What did you love best about The Last Centurion?

    The story line -- troops stranded in the Middle East when the ice age and 'flu' epidemic devastated all governments. And their fight to get back home, punctuated by observations about how the political powers that be (you know who you are) screwed up at every turn ... and made things much worse by blindly adhering to their agenda in the face of devastating reality. Like sticking to the global warming story line (and taking actions as if it were really true) when it was obvious that the planet was cooling due to changes in the sun. Scary parallels to today.


    What did you like best about this story?

    See above


    What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good narrator. Pace and timing good. No complaints. I prefer to listen nowadays.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Political Correctness Meets Reality -- and Kills People.


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't for everyone. If you're a lefty, you'll find much to be offended about. As a Libertarian, I didn't agree with his comments about Ayn Rand --- well, most of them anyway. This story, for me, was an unexpected gem. Thanks, Instapundit.

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    K. Lange 03-09-12
    K. Lange 03-09-12
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    "Memorable!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story. Having been a soldier myself added to that experience. If I ever run out of audio books to read the first time, this will be one of the first ones I read again.

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    Greg Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-15-11
    Greg Vancouver, BC, Canada 12-15-11 Member Since 2013
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    Would you try another book from John Ringo and/or Dan John Miller?

    I would be wary of buying another one of John Ringo's books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The beating of the RIGHT WING RHETORIC drum was too strong in this book. I'm a moderate conservative and some of his Ringo's views about the economy and how people act were just wrong. It also had a little too much of making every bad guy a pedophile a little too much for me. Plenty of bad people don't have to rape children to be evil. Cough *Rambo V* cough.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The battle of the iran depot was one of my favourite scenes.


    Could you see The Last Centurion being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Mini-Series told like


    Any additional comments?

    Great books, less politics.

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    BachiGaloupe Brockton, MA 09-10-11
    BachiGaloupe Brockton, MA 09-10-11 Member Since 2010

    Member Since 2-12-2010

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    "Don't buy this expecting it to be like others"

    I expected a story closer to Troy Rising, Looking Glass, Posleen and Aldenata books. I have listened to at least 15 of Ringo's books. Really enjoyed them.

    I think if you are one of the fine heros that is serving or has served in the armed services you might really enjoy this book and can ignore this review.

    If you expect more of what I was mentioning above you might take a minute to read more reviews.

    This aside I happen to applaud the author's political views in all the titles I have purchased and I hope someday I can meet him and shake his hand. In a different world I think we might be good friends.

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    Hisani 11-26-10
    Hisani 11-26-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Explicit Language"

    I usually love John Ringo's books, so I bought this one without hesitation. I was surprised at the frequency of explicit language. I know that there is swearing in John Ringos' books but I thought this was excessive. I couldn't get past it and stopped listening after 45 minutes.

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    Joshua Washington, DC, United States 04-23-10
    Joshua Washington, DC, United States 04-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Stick with Ringo' other works"

    I'm a big military sci-fi and alternative fiction fan, and have been a fan of Ringo' for a while. For once though, I couldn't listen to a book anymore. I think the idea and structure of the book is novel, but it really is just one huge rant. I'm a centrist by nature and swing back and forth across the political spectrum so I don't terribly mind Ringo' typical conservative viewpoint for the most part...but this was just to much. I'm get the stereotype and typical diatribe that both sides go on about...but this is just...god I hate the term - but "diarrhea of the mouth" that is on par with Limbaugh and Beck. If you like that thing - this books for you. I was sincerely hoping the other reviews that I had read were wrong...and in the beginning I even saw that at points he was pointing out how much the main character was an asshole to an extent...but at 8 chapters in and firmly in the far - far - far right wing camp I can't take anymore. That said, please give Ringo another try and pick up Live Free or Die, any of the Prince Roger series, or for that matter most of his other works. They still sell the party line, but they typically makes up for it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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