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This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival Audiobook

This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival: Book Two of the What's Left of My World Series

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For a brief period after the world changed forever, the self-reliant community of Trout Run Valley managed to avoid conflict. They practiced subsistence, and found safety and security within their numbers. As the post-apocalyptic timeline moved forward, it began to spiral downward. Takers had made their presence known, and their malevolent intentions clear, transforming the once benign community into a violent battleground.

In What's Left of My World, a precarious surprise attack had left the community in a state of repair and reevaluation. Even now as the community rebuilds and continues their livelihood, a new, more sinister enemy is lying in wait, and it poses a threat more dangerous than anything the community has encountered before.

A fight is coming to Trout Run Valley, and every person living there knows it. Previous encounters with their new enemy had foretold the tale. Before the collapse, Lauren Russell had learned many skills necessary to fight and to survive. Her father had made certain that she'd been trained to be a warrior. In This We Will Defend, in order to preserve her way of life, along with the lives of everyone she knows and loves, she will have to become one.

©2017 C.A. Rudolph (P)2017 C.A. Rudolph

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    David R Glasgow Spotsylvania, VA 08-18-17
    David R Glasgow Spotsylvania, VA 08-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great continuation of a good storyline"

    I thought book 1 of the series was a good read and couldn't wait for the follow up. Well, book 2 didn't disappoint! Enjoyed some of the twists brought out in this book and the storyline through both books is well thought out and entertaining. Looking forward to other works from C.A. Rudolph. I also hope the collaboration with Kevin Pierce is continued. His reading of this series as well as others is on point time and time again. Highly recommend this series to others.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Squawkingbeak Arizona 08-14-17
    Squawkingbeak Arizona 08-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally Enjoyable and educational too"

    The second helping of Lauren and company leaves you yearning for more. I loved the first installment and loved this one too. I know I'm going to tune up the iPod for a second listen. Narrated by the best voice around, Kevin Pierce does his job to perfection! The language is a bit tough at times, but then so are the characters.

    I really enjoyed how the story gives a hint of history of the characters in bits. You really have to pay attention to catch Sasha and others. The beginning at the end is intriguing as well.

    The story is one that could easily play out in "real life" and just may someday sooner than we want to think. There's good tips to be gleaned.

    Anxiously awaiting book 3!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pastor Bill Haile Sr. Author. Arkansas 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This We Will Defend"

    Gripping Post Apocalyptic Story. Skillfully Written and Performed. I have enjoyed parts 1 and 2 so far and very much look forward to the next segment. Job Well Done. Bill Haile Sr. Author of A Walk in Assurance, Sustained By Faith and A Time Of Awakening the David Cross Chronicles.

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    Hamp Repper 10-01-17
    Hamp Repper 10-01-17
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    "If I could pick a daughter in law"

    It'd be Lauren! CA Rudolph is way too humble about his writing abilities More Faith too. Great blend of total depravity & then people of great faith & courage. I really won't even look at a book unless I see Kevin Pierce as narrator. Book 3 asap please! Also Sasha story - never saw that coming. Hope they run into Bernie again!

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    Steven Trombly Cal. 09-19-17
    Steven Trombly Cal. 09-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    good story , looking forward to the next book. wish it was some what easier to buy the next book. never seam to be able to find it to order.

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    Nicholas S. 09-17-17
    Nicholas S. 09-17-17
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    "Excellent Story"
    What made the experience of listening to This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival the most enjoyable?

    Love the no nonsense writing and the fast moving pace


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival?

    The killing of the bikers, it was wriiten really well and i could picture what happened


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Pierce – was your favorite?

    Christian, he was a believable character and i could imagine his actions really happening


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

    Kill Live Train Kill


    Any additional comments?

    good story fast moving

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dajo 09-12-17
    Dajo 09-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Most anticipated audio book this year for me!"
    Would you listen to This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival again? Why?

    I listened to Book 1 twice, "What's left of my world" and I picked up several things that I didn't hear the first time. Maybe it's the audio or that the author C.A. Rudolph is a real writer. He doesn't spoon feed the reader with what they should believe.
    The same with This We will Defend except he did take it up a notch in his writing skills. Often book 1 gets all the good ideas. Book 2 and 3 are predictable. Not with this author.
    I will also listen to it again as I wait for book 3. All I do know is it will not be the drama of man with special forces training takes on 140 bad guys. I've read That 100 times over.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This We Will Defend: The Continuing Story of a Family's Survival?

    Some people are just bad. They might even hurt there own child. That's about enough, no spoiler alert. Laura learns this and she has taken a quantum leap in her training.


    What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    That's easy. I'm not Kevin Pearce. No one is. He reads the story without trying to over due any parts. He is of course the best.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I Savior it. 12 hours. That's 4 X 3 Hour hikes. Often I would back up a few minutes to really get who the characters where.


    Any additional comments?

    What's the easy book C A Rudolph could write?? Laura's dada from the quick decline to current day. He rides up to save the day. Hell I could write that one.
    Rudolph wants to bring topics and situations we have not read or listened to many times before. Heck, his main character is a young female.trained yet does some things I wouldn't approve of like wandering off and not telling anyone. So she is not perfect. Even more interesting.
    I have listened to or read 44 books in this genre and this series by C A Rudolph is tied with the the Rwales books I believe
    I do not know the author, not being paid for writing this review. This is all honest from the brain and heart.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nick 09-08-17
    Nick 09-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Killer Sequel"
    Any additional comments?

    It was great to see different plot lines from the first book come together in a thoughtful way. Can't wait for book 3.

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    Amazon Customer 09-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "good mix"

    not 100% teaching novel for prepping but good psychological practice. Good character development. Like the flashback style.

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    robert 08-31-17
    robert 08-31-17
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    "Outstanding!"

    This is a solid story with the only shortcoming being the now standard "FEMA concentration camp" scenario as a side story. We'll have FEMA food distribution sites but there's so little food in such a nation-wide scenario they'll quickly dissolve. Still, among the best stories.

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