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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 possible future.

I enjoyed his but I felt it needed something more. Maybe more character building or fewer plot lines. I don’t know. I wasn’t completely drawn in with the ‘I can’t put this down feeling’ or the ‘oh wow I wonder what will happen next’ feeling either. I have already started book 2 and everything is coming together better so that is why I gave the book at higher rating.
Narration is good.

I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher and or narrator.

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Enjoyed the story line! Not so much the narrator. Unfortunately he doesn't emote very well. Will read the next book soon.

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  • KS
  • 05-28-18

Scary in its possibilities

Wow. First off, learning all the executive orders that have been put in place over the last 60 years, where the government can basically confiscate anything in an emergency is beyond terrifying. In this situation, the US was brought down by enemies both foreign and domestic. This book kept me glued to my iPad until I finished. It made me think about how the power of one in a high position can really corrupt and cause devastation for all. Great start to the series.

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Great book!

There are some who don't like the narrator but once you get into the book I think he fits it. The book was a different take than the normal shtf routine which was good. I thought the scenarios with the DHS, the issues and liberal greed and the way government control/tyranny came about was spot on. Over all an excellent book.

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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.