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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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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 line is good but the narrator needs to slow down . Listening to the story was like being stuck in the legal part of a commercial .

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a good story

This is a well written story about the fall of America. The narrator does a good job, but I think (personal preference here) some more inflection on some of the voices is needed.

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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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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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  • 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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Straight right wing propaganda!

I purchased this book after reading another book by the same author. I was hoping for another great read but unfortunately I couldn't get past the robot narration and constant political jabs.

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WTF???

This was not very well written or edited. The storyline was too fast and disjointed. There was too much military jargon.
On the other hand he did write a book which is more than I have done. I have enjoyed his other books.

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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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Just because improved handwriting has developed, sentences are grouped about an idea to make a paragraph and spaces/punctuation/capital letters are added does not make someone a writer.

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  • 11-05-21

Beginning of what appears to be great story!

This book doesn't quite end on a cliffhanger but it's pretty close. What happens is quite interesting and quite possible I do believe after the last 18 months of how we have seen our world change. This story has some very interesting people in it and I have enjoyed this first book but I'm afraid that I'm going to continue to listen to what happens next .
I received a free code for this book from Audiobooks Unleashed to listen to on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion

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  • Dawn L. Taylor
  • 08-06-20

Veterans take charge

Being a veteran as well I know the this could happen. If that day ever comes well, I never unhook the oath. during our troubling times with Covid 19 this books provides valuable information as well as an exciting possibility for a red Dawn fight back. narrated perfectly with grand staging. This book os a patriots nightmare yet keeps one on their toes.

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  • Sharon
  • 06-18-20

just no

I never review if it's not a good book because I think it takes guts to write and publish and it's to be admired. I couldn't get past chapter 10.
The narration was monotone...
The storyline was monotonous...

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