Desperate Times

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

Desperate Times Publisher's Summary

Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

Jimmy soon finds himself in the battle of his life. The world changes in a single day and there seems to be no going back. People want what they have and they are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it. The government responds to the crisis by using the National Guard to round up the population and to secure them in relocation camps. Those who resist are shot.

This is Jimmy's story, but the premise might have been torn from today's headlines. The diverse group of people in this story could be your neighbors; your relatives, and this is a very realistic look at what the future might hold for all of us. What would you do to feed your family if you suddenly found that your life savings was as worthless as yesterday's newspaper? How far would you go to protect what you had, in case it was all that stood between you and starvation? Desperate Times explores these questions from Jimmy's point of view, the result is a thought-provoking story that may change the way you look at the world.

©2010 Nicholas Antinozzi (P)2012 Nicholas Antinozzi
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  • Book 1

    • Desperate Times

    • By: Nicholas Antinozzi
    • Narrated by: Joe Cirillo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Despite all the warning bells, Black Friday arrives as a devastating tidal wave that completely destroys our fragile economy in a single day. There is panic in the streets as banks close their doors, seemingly forever, at noon. Store shelves are swept bare and the gas pumps soon run dry. Jimmy Logan watches in disbelief as his world crumbles before his eyes. Luckily, he has friends who have planned ahead for this nightmarish scenario and he joins up with a group who plan to ride the storm out in northern Minnesota. Some of their group will be dead before the sun sets.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DON'T DO IT

    • By M. Bowles on 01-01-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Desperate Times 2 Gun Control

    • By: Nicholas Antinozzi
    • Narrated by: Joe Cirillo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Desperate times continue to grind on with no sign of Martial Law ending soon or any hope that the economic crisis has subsided. Jimmy and his group learn of another camp of refugees that live not ten miles away from them. The group has adopted a 1960's era commune theme, complete with hippie slang and a flower child mentality. The commune was created out of one of the grand old lodges of northern Minnesota and is called Utopia, and they have one rule: No guns allowed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't get started on this series

    • By BillCindDun on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Desperate Times Three - Revolution

    • By: Nicholas Antinozzi
    • Narrated by: Joe Cirillo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    In this, the final installment of the Desperate Times trilogy, Jimmy and his people learn that the economic crisis has passed, but not before a bird flu pandemic has claimed a billion lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By kyle l on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $19.95