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Follow Nathan, Jess, Denny, and others as they struggle through a post-apocalyptic America, where the only law is martial!

Their struggles take them from the comforts of their southern Illinois homestead, to the brutal realities of an America where liberty is no longer a right, and survival is of the fittest.

©2015 Leslie Douglas Hogan (P)2016 Leslie Douglas Hogan

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 11-16-16

tyranny is the use of power to subjugate

“Tyranny isn’t a political party and a tyrant isn’t a bureaucrat. Rather, tyranny is the use of power to subjugate and a tyrant is the man with a heart evil enough to do it.” The United States is in a world of hurt. The U.S. has been invaded by the U.N., the President is in cahoots with the U.N., and the Patriots within the Armed Forces are trying to separate the good from the bad. This book highlights the concept and realism of Oath Keepers [a far-right, anti-government American organization associated with the patriot movement and militia movement. It encourages members—some of whom are current and former U.S. military and law enforcement officers—not to obey orders which they believe would violate the United States Constitution. i.e. Wikipedia] The President has been on a mission to take Americans guns, ammunition, transportation, fuel and rights under the guise of martial law. The U.N. leaders, evidently Middle Eastern, are tired of the slow moving American President and begin to accelerate the takeover via brutality. Great beginning to a very interesting series. There is a prequel available, but I’m already beyond that. I’ll wait for Audible to get the second and third books of the series.

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A difficult listen...

I've tried to listen this book over the last month, unfortunately I still can't get through it even though I typically love this genre.

The introduction of too many characters from the beginning, with very little background on each character makes it difficult to relate. The same is true with the locations. This book needs less military jargon and more details and depth.

The narrator's monotone, robot-like voice is nearly torturous. I'm surprised I got through the 3 + hours of it before giving up.

*This audiobook was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an obviously unbiased review.

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Good deviation from my usual genre

I was provided a copy of this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a little tough for me to get into, as it's not my preferred genre but I still enjoyed it thoroughly. The story and characters were well developed and it was not hard to eventually find myself deep into the storyline.

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Great start to a series

Any additional comments?

An America with no personal rights or liberties. That is the scenario for this story and a very scary one. While not an original concept, the story is engaging, frightening and thought provoking, it pulled me in immediately and kept my full attention from start to finish. The story is well written, has a large cast of characters, is constantly moving forward at a fast pace and is told through multiple POV's.

All the executive orders that have been passed are a scary thought. When you hear them all listed side by side it creates an extremely unsettling picture. The government has the authority to regulate/confiscate everything. Little by little, piece by piece each new executive order gives the government more and more power.

This story pulls you into an America where all personal rights and freedoms have been taken away by the government through executive orders and is under martial law. The president under the guise of helping citizens has intentionally created a situation that puts our country in jeopardy. Pushing/forcing us into a global society under The United Nations Agenda 21. A coarse of action that backfires leaving the citizens of the country to fend for themselves against outside military forces trying to take control of the US and it's people.

There are areas of resistance, some military, others just regular citizens who will band together and continue to fight against the invading forces. As well as the other dangers that arise when people are trying survive.

This story follows Nathan, Jess and Denny along with their friends and family as they try and navigate through this new flipped America they no longer recognize.

Really looking forward to the next book in the series.

Some military terms are over used. Repeatedly saying HMMWV instead of Humvee or vehicle threw me right out of the story because it was said so much and became annoying. The reader is not stupid. They remember the type of vehicle's they are using.

C.J. McAllister did a great job with the narration. Nice voice. His narration pulls you right into the story. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Really good & wide range of character voices. I even enjoyed his female character voices. I'm really glad he didn’t try to do a high falsetto pitch for their voices. I hate that, it's like nails on chalk board. He was able to bring the characters and the story to life. Very enjoyable. Hopefully he will be narrating the rest of the series.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.

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I liked it

this book has a strong message to tell and was written well. hard to follow at some points but was well worth the listen. narrator spoke well and did a good job.

"This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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Patriot & Oathkeeper Required Reading (Listening)

Would you listen to Tyrant: The Rise again? Why?

Yes, to remind me why we have the constitution and the responsibility as citizens to protect it.

What other book might you compare Tyrant: The Rise to and why?

Patriots

Which character – as performed by C.J. McAllister – was your favorite?

Didn't have a favorite.

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

The afterword!

Any additional comments?

Was very fast paced so not a lot of depth but the message is loud and clear.

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Awesome!

This book was awesome in the effect of that the country overtake the country. The manner in which they do is sneaky and convincing to civilians. The author and narrator were phenomenal as well. I would recommend this book and continue reading. It certainly makes you think about how our world could change so quickly.

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What Happens When You Take Liberty and Rights Away

We arrive at a post-apocalyptic the a very familiar path. The government just doing what was "best" for the people. Hogan introduces us to a world that has no rights and liberties, at least for the Americans who thought they had them. This is a good read as we watch the journeys of Nathan, Jess, Denny and others as the try to survive the realities of the new America.
The country they thought was free is now controlled by martial law and they are the enemy.
This is well worth the listen even if just for the entertainment. But even more worth the listen as we see the consequences of inaction in preserving our rights and liberty.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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End of the world through Military Eyes.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

This is a look though the eyes of military people and the rules that go with it. Yes Sir, No Sir. If you can stand it, it will not disappoint. It's a look at the aftermath of a world ending war and the people that live in a certain part of the country and try to keep it.

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Good for those with a military background

I enjoyed the premise of this book -- that at some point in the future, the government colludes with international forces to force a "new world order". It provided much food for thought regarding the executive orders, both previously signed and those to be signed in the future, and how they may aid a rogue government in seizing the property and liberty of ordinary citizens for its benefit. The book also provided good insight into the minds of the armed forces members and how they can either be the catalyst for change or complicit in the government's tyrannical plans.

Unfortunately, the jargon and somewhat stilted talk in the book were both very militaristic. If one's interest lies in military talk like specific gun models and military jargon, this would be a great book. However, I found it a bit much for my own preferences. In addition, I feel like there were too many characters introduced in the book and found it difficult to keep track of all of them. The team from "the District", for example, could have been left out completely and/or perhaps further developed in a subsequent book. Reducing the number of main characters and more deeply developing a handful or so of the most central characters would have resulted in a stronger narrative.

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