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Tyrant: The Rise

Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
Series: Tyrant, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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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
  • 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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Brilliant mix of fact weaved fiction.

This three book series is a great read and should be an eye opener of very real possibilities in our future. There is a lot of truth built into this story. I would venture to say this could be an example of what will be our future if we keep letting politicians do what they have been doing and even more so what the mainstream media and the education system does to indoctrinate our youth and uninformed sheeple. Thanks for all your hard work Douglas!

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the story of an America I fear could come to pass.

outstanding story of what could still happen. that is the most shocking part of the story, it all feels very plausible.

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Story is great but bad voice actor

The reader didn't know how to pronounce things properly. Also was way too monotone. The guy just needed to do more research.

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A good start to the series.

This book started the Tyrant series. The premises behind the series is Fema and the United Nations take over the United States. The President allows this to happen. It follows several groups as they survive and stay out of the Fema camps. The book was good, but the narrator did not help maske it great.

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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.