Holding Their Own

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982 ratings

Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival Publisher's Summary

This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

This is a realistic story of how an average, middle class couple survives the cascading events brought on by international politics, high tech military actions and the eventual downfall of society. All of their survival skills are tested during the action packed expedition in a world that resembles the American West of 200 years past.

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  • Book 1

    • Holding Their Own: A Story of Survival

    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: D. Allen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 345

    This first book of the Holding Their Own series, A Story of Survival, is set in the year 2015, when the world is burdened by the second Great Depression. The United States, already weakened by internal strife, becomes the target of an international terror plot. A series of attacks results in thousands of casualties and disables the country's core infrastructure. The combination of economic hardship and the staggering blow of the terror attacks results in a collapse of the government.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narrator Ever!!!

    • By Dennis L on 10-06-12

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Holding Their Own II

    • The Independents
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Frank Collison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    The second in the series, Holding Their Own II: The Independents, continues the saga of a young couple trying to survive in the post-apocalyptic American West. Unable to maintain rule of law, the federal government now faces an opposition movement and the threat of civil war. Bishop and Terri are drawn into the struggle and have to risk everything to save both an old friend and the country they love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Much improvement

    • By Julie on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Holding Their Own III

    • Pedestals of Ash
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Christopher John Fetherolf
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Book three in Joe Nobody's popular series continues the saga of Bishop and Terri, as their post-apocalyptic world attempts to recover. Caught up in a power struggle to lead the recovery, the young couple are drawn away from their West Texas retreat and must use all of their skills to survive. The year is 2015 and the government of the United States has all but ceased to exist. The military controls some of the larger cities, but its loyalties are divided between the President of the United States and a new, growing organization called The Independents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MORE Please

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent

    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Brandon McKernan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    The president is dead and the military divided, two powerful armies aligned to reignite a bloody, civil war. Millions struggle and starve, waiting for the government to reform and initiate a recovery. Bishop and Terri have a simple plan – they want to retreat to an isolated strip of West Texas desert and prepare for the expansion of their family. It's not meant to be. The vacuum of leadership ignites an internal struggle that pulls the couple into the middle of a fast paced, dangerous adventure as powerful, desperate men fight to control what's left of the United States. Book four of Joe Nobody's popular series, Holding Their Own, takes the reader on an adventure through a world trying to recover and rebuild after a complete collapse of society. The post-apocalyptic landscape is dangerous, unpredictable and often requires creative solutions just to survive. Join Bishop, Terri and their friends as The Ascent begins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is supposed par

    • By chalex on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • Holding Their Own V

    • The Alpha Chronicles
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Word of Alpha's recovery spreads throughout the region. The news is welcomed by most - but not all. Some see the small Texas town as a threat, others want to dominate the prosperous community. Often, it's difficult to discern friend from foe, and miscommunication can be deadly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Please have some consistency!!

    • By Trevor on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Holding Their Own VI: Bishop's Song

    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Lee Alan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Book six of best-selling author Joe Nobody's saga continues the adventures of Bishop and Terri as the communities of the Alliance strive to improve the quality of life for all. But the obstacles are many. War looms on the horizon as treachery threatens to destroy everything they've worked so hard to build. Bishop must survive the most challenging mission of his life, navigating a post-apocalyptic world that threatens danger at every step, testing his will beyond anything he's ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely hated the narration

    • By Ron on 03-22-15

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  • Book 7

    • Holding Their Own VII

    • Phoenix Star
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Lee Alan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Forced into exile while his friends strive to clear his name, Bishop and his family encounter the best and worst mankind has to offer while they travel the badlands. The human animal is trying to regroup, striving to fill the vacuum in leadership left after the collapse and form productive societies. But it's not easy. The lack of basic necessities has weakened the resolve of many, allowing age-old tendencies to cloud the minds of men. Those that do step up and take the helm of governance may have alternative motives and hidden agendas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbound

    • By Michael E. Cunningham on 09-07-17

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  • Book 8

    • The Directives

    • Holding Their Own, Book 8
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    A leaderless, exhausted federal government is pulling out of Texas, leaving nine million survivors of the apocalypse to fend for themselves. In an attempt to fill the void, the Alliance of West Texas prepares to step in. The ruling council establishes five directives; Energy, Agriculture, Transportation, Communications and Security.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - so-so reader

    • By Vicky Rowe on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • Holding Their Own

    • The Salt War
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Bishop hatches a plan to pull Terri away from the stressful responsibility of managing the Alliance, but his scheme quickly goes awry. The couple finds themselves isolated, hunted, and in the middle of a modern-day range war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupid sounds added for no reason

    • By John A. Witherspoon on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Holding Their Own X

    • The Toymaker
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Dave Wright
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Life as a postapocalyptic rancher isn't easy for Bishop and his family. The Texan's struggles are further complicated by a recovery that has left him feeling out of touch with the new realities of a rapidly changing society. Out of the West comes the most serious challenge the Alliance has ever faced, a danger so potent that it could lead to another downfall and spell the end of the grand prototype of self-reliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Dirk K on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 11

    • Holding Their Own XI: Hearts and Minds

    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    The 11th book in Joe Nobody's popular series, Holding Their Own: Hearts and Minds takes the listener on a rampaging exploration of how critical the elements of trust, faith, and respect will become in the postapocalyptic world. Bold steps are required to ensure the recovery continues, placing enormous pressure on the republic's leadership and creating opportunities for old enemies to seek revenge. The stakes are high, the weight of civilization's future sending waves of discord rolling across the land....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to ch 18?

    • By mswspm on 01-14-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 12

    • Copperheads

    • Holding Their Own, Book 12
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    A massacre along the Rio Grande draws Bishop and his SAINT team to the border with Mexico. Their investigation soon reveals a local conflict that challenges the Texan's moral compass while testing the Alliance's commitment to individual freedoms. Butter finds himself at the center of the dilemma, torn between a woman who desperately needs his help and the loyalty he feels toward Bishop and the team.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the paper book

    • By Pam on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 13

    • Renegade

    • Holding Their Own, Book 13
    • By: Joe Nobody
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    Diana is running for reelection and soon discovers that there are no rules in post-apocalyptic politics. The citizens of the Alliance become deeply embroiled by the bitter contest, a ruthless challenger seeking to divide and conquer the people of the Lone Star Nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of the best in the series

    • By Jason on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $24.95