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The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1

Narrated by: Andrya Ambro
Series: The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
4 out of 5 stars (247 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"The end of the world doesn't happen with a bang. It takes slightly longer than that but not by much. Research projects, Gross Anatomy class, tests, and fancy coffee drinks will cease to be important. The fight for her life will become the only thing that matters."

Reagan McClane is a prodigy med school student on the brink of a brilliant career, but the United States and the rest of the world are headed toward total economic and social collapse. And it doesn't take more than a few hours for mass crime, looting, and pillaging to spread across the country like a plague. A brutal attack at her university leads to a fight for her life before Reagan barely makes it home to the safety of her awaiting grandparents and sisters on their family farm in Tennessee.

Three sexy Army Rangers, one of whom is married to Reagan's eldest sister, will join the McClane family to build their farm into an impenetrable fortress that they will fight to keep, no matter the cost. Reagan will find that defending her hardened, scarred heart against ever letting anyone in again will prove even more difficult than survival as one Ranger, in particular, tries to invade it. The McClane Apocalypse is a story of love, survival, and the importance of family during the worst of times imaginable.

©2014 Kate Morris (P)2016 Kate Morris

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Great Book, horrible narrattion

Would you consider the audio edition of The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

No.

What did you like best about this story?

Nothing

How did the narrator detract from the book?

lt seemed the narrator was reading the story for the first time, without having prereading of the story. Her disjointed reading caused me to stop enjoying the story, many times. This should be re-recorded, with someone who has at least read it a couple of times before putting to tape.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Good story, poor execution.

I am very torn on my feelings about this book. Let's start with the good. The story is told from multiple points of you and gives you an Ray of subplots to follow in the whole story. It is situated on a farm in Tennessee and has a nice homey five. That's where the good ends.

The narration is flat. There is nothing worse than reading a book with no voice characteristics. It was also was short and clipped. And I felt like there was no emotion. Of course that can be contributed to the book itself as well. The story had a lot of potential but it just missed the important details. That's great that the author put in medical and military terminology. But that's all it had. I felt no emotion no attachment to the characters. I felt like it was right there just to beyond my grasp.

As I've said, the book is a good story. Great foundation and raw material just poorly put together. Because of this I was planning on getting the second book anyway to continue the story. It's not on Audible. I'm the type of person that has a 2 Hour commute every day for work. I don't get to finish the story unless I want to sit at home and read it. Therefore I will never figure out how the story ends.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great book, but poor narrator

What made the experience of listening to The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

Preppers reign. People who prepare might make it through the SHTF. The also stick together which would be vital.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is John, in love with a girl carrying many hag ups. If she weren't so cute he would have walked away.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I don't like to criticize but the average 6th grader could do a better job of reading. There were no voice changes, and she couldn't even get through a sentence without pausing. I listen to about 2 books a week, but would start listening to the radio again if this is what all readers sounded like. Sorry Andrya Ambro; but you need to find another profession.

Any additional comments?

Because the story was well written and interesting, I would try the next in the series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Whiny, lisping narrator

Would you try another book from Kate Morris and/or Andrya Ambro?

Absolutely not

Has The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. Just this narrator

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Andrya Ambro?

anyone - including a first grader learning to read

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

disappointment

Any additional comments?

a truly terrible experience

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good book but....

I would have loved this book if it wasnt for the narration... probably the worst ive ever heard. I was hoping they would have found someone else to do the next book but looks like it wont happen. Buy this book and read it but dont listen unless you like the sound of a robot.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Horrible narration kills a great story!

Would you try another book from Kate Morris and/or Andrya Ambro?

I would try and have read the entire McClane Apocalypse series of books. I don't know if I would give Andrya Ambro another chance as a narrator though. she came off robotic at times. It was as if she was using a computer program and it was her first read though the book.

What other book might you compare The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 to and why?

It was very similar to most post apocalyptic books with the romance twist thrown into it.

What didn’t you like about Andrya Ambro’s performance?

She came off robotic at times. It was as if she was using a computer program and it was her first read though the book.

Do you think The McClane Apocalypse, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes because there has been 4 others already written in the series.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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WORST Narrator ever

I really enjoyed the writing but it was difficult to get to the end. Whomever put sizzle factor as high is questionable. It was like listening to a female Steven Hawking reading soft porn( robot voice..oh yeah ..right there) she was reading the book word by word over annunciating everything with zero or little inflection in her voice. I'm hoping Book 2 with a different narrator will be better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Read The Series First

This is a great series! I’ve read all 8 books and, when I had a chance for an Audible trial with 2 free downloads, I was excited to get Books 1 and 2 for listening in my car. How disappointing. The narrator did a terrible job on book 1. So terrible that I can only stand a few minutes at a time of her clipped, emotionless monologue. I’ve had the books for almost a month and I’m still struggling through book 1. Hopefully the narrator for book 2 is better. If you’ve never read the series - please READ it before you buy the audio version. Otherwise, you are going to hate this book. Such a shame.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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kept expecting something to happen<br />

I listened and listened expecting more but never got there. Distracted by poor choppy narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story

I wish they would make a movie of these books. I have read them at least 5 times. Can't wait for book 2 to come out on audio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • NormaCenva
  • 08-30-16

Sad, so sad.

I am so disappointed, I am actually sad! The premise of the book was so great. But the delivery killed it. The audio-book version narration is horrendous. I do not know if it would've been better as a book on in's own... but from what I was able to hear in the narration the presentation of the story overall is lacking greatly. I waned to care for the characters as many of them are so good! So many plot twists are engaging, but die on arrival. I planned to go and see what the rest of the series is like, but to be honest after reading book one, I don't think I will suffer through the other 4 in the series. So, proceed at your own risk.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-05-18

Really good story but not happy with narration

I really enjoyed the story which was well written and really descriptive. The characters were believable and the plot flowed well. My only issue, and I'm afraid it's a big one, is the narrator. It was like listening to a child reading from a book, which may have been ok if it only had 20 pages but not a book of this length.

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  • Katie
  • 12-16-18

I only got into a few chapters.

the start was really good. I enjoyed not knowing what happened to he4 friend n teacher. but once she got to the farm it was down hill.

way to many people's point of view. confusing and annoying

1 of 1 people found this review helpful