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Zone War

Zone War Series, Book 1
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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A few short years from now, eco-terrorists unleash the worst attack the world has ever seen. Over 25,000 autonomous combat drones are released in Manhattan from the hold of a ship. Hundreds of thousands are dead, and the entire island is evacuated and quarantined in just a few days' time.

Ten years later, Manhattan is still empty of humans, with the exception of the salvage specialists of the most watched reality show in history: Zone War. Produced live and unedited, the show follows five teams of armored vehicle specialists who brave the active drones to recover lost riches and collect bounties on dead ones. Ram it, slam it, grab the goods, and bull your way back out. And don't break down, because no one will be coming to your aid. Armored entry is the way to go.... Unless...

Meet Ajaya "AJ" Gurung, sniper's son, drone technician, and Zone infiltrator. Following his father's footsteps while forging ahead in ways all his own, AJ has the potential to be the most successful recovery specialist of all time. The drones are changing, the rules have been thrown out, and nothing about the Zone is what it seems. Adapt or die.

©2018 John Conroe (P)2019 Tantor

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  • JL
  • 01-30-19

Exceeded My Expectations!!

Wow, this book was so much more than I had expected! I had this on my wish list, but didn't buy it because the summary wasn't really grabbing my attention. However, when I ran out of books I figured "hey, it's written by John Conroe and narrated by JPC, so it has to be good, right?". Anyway, I ended up purchasing the book and it was by far the best book I've read in quite a while. The story was action packed, had solid depth and excellent character development. The weapon, ballistic, and technology details all had enough realism sprinkled in to make the story easily acceptable and digestible without questioning the realism.

I won't provide a synopsis or any spoilers, but if you are on the fence do yourself a favor and buy the book now. It's definitely one of those "can't put it down until you finish" titles!

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Where is the next book?

Don’t start this on a weeknight or you will be going to work tired. Hard to stop listening. Very.good story!
More please!

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Another good one

If you liked The Demon Accords by John Conroe then you will like this. There are some definite similarities in the two stories, no magic in this one, but the characters have many of the same qualities. I loved The Demon Accords, so naturally I loved this story, and I look forward to the next installment.

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Wow

I was afraid I wouldn’t enjoy this book.. as a huge Demon Accords fan boy I kept my expectations really low hearing this novel was so different than that series.. man was I fooling myself, this novel is incredible.. Conroe is a genius

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Give other authors a chance John

I purchased this book purely because of the author. The genre isn't something I typically go for but if I could inject The Demon Accords (TDA) directly into my brain I probably would.
To be fair, the first chapters were almost like a new book from TDA but without the supernatural elements so I was a little unsure. Roll forward 30 minutes and I was hooked, I'm writing this review after listening to it non stop.
I'm pretty sure there must be a rule somewhere that states authors can only have one amazing series at a time. John has just shattered that rule.
Zone War is fast paced, even out of the Zone the book moves with high octane action movie pace. While TDA isn't likely to be turned into a movie I'd be shocked if John doesn't get a call from Hollywood wanting to buy the rights.
if you like action, weapons, drones and written brilliance the you'll love this. Give it a couple of chapters to get on the boil/build up a head of steam then hold on tight.

PS: John, please write two books at once from now on, Zone Wars and TDA. Also, sell the rights asap, this needs to be a movie. I believe it's a trilogy, so 3 movies would be fine. It needs to happen.

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Great

Too short, Need another 40 or 50 hours.
Great new story from Mr. Conroe.
Ticking timed bomb in Manhattan.
Man and machine vs machine and a couple of the Wall Street guys. If I could give 6 stars to the audiobook narrator I would.

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Pure gold

AJ's travails in this near future adventure were thrilling and chilling. Great characters, fabulous story, delivered beautifully by JPC. As always JC leaves us wanting more. More please.....

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Different but Really Good

Zone war takes us to a very different modern set world allowing a story filled with characters and a plot you will love.

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Glad I tried it!

I enjoyed the Demon Accords but was unsure about a new series by John Conroe. So glad I tried it. Yes, this new series is a like reading the Demon Accords again in a new world. This is heightened by the narrator, who reads the characters like they're the same characters from the Demon Accords.

So don't get this if you don't want to go back into the same characters and similar story again. I enjoyed it but I wanted more and this satisfied me. When's the next one coming?

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Outstanding book!!!

I love John Conroe's Demon Accord series, fantastic books. But this is by far, my favourite. Unique story line and excellent character development. Can't wait for the next book in the series. We need to chain John to the keyboard for this series.

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  • A. Hatch
  • 02-02-19

Zone wars.

Another great book by Conroe. The first of a new series, and leaves you hanging for the next one.

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  • Phillip
  • 01-31-19

What an amazing story finished it in 1.5 days !!

John Conroe is an amazing Sci-Fi fantasy author, all his books are phenomenal, James Patrick Cronin is a wonderful narrator, its like watching a movie unfold, im sad it was over so quickly, looking forward to the next one !!