• by Henry Sullivan
  • Narrated by Adrianne Cury, Amy Montgomery, Deb Doetzer, Fawzia Mirza, Scott Duff
  • 0 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sheila is certain America's dynasties will destroy the country, but her nascent group of academic colleagues has failed to persuade the government and the people of the need for change. These revolutionaries call themselves Prime Heuristic. Their influence on government is small compared to that of powerful families like the houses of Daco, Harrington, Maddox, and Tafuri. Sheila and her colleagues monitor the fight for economic dominance between these four houses and America's other dynasties. Their influence upon politicians is indisputable. But even among the masses, dynasty wealth has its supporters, as expressed through the trendy fashion known as "dynasty style".
When Sheila meets Jasira, she doesn't know what to expect. The popular congressional correspondent is smart, attractive. Their connection is clear from the start, but Sheila finds herself wanting to know Jasira's real agenda. Does Jasira support the dynasties and their influence upon the government she covers? Or is she, like Sheila, working to turn the country away from contemporary feudalism and back to democracy? The full voice cast includes Fawzia Mirza and Scott Duff.


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Short and interesting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

maybe, The book was short and the story was a good start but I wish there was more about the new deal and the houses and less about the sexual tension between the characters.

Would you be willing to try another book from Henry Sullivan? Why or why not?

yes, I would like to give the next story a chance to see where it goes from here.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I likes the different readers for the different characters. It made it very interesting.

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- spacechick365

Well Written; Really Well Performed

(I was provided with a free download to this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.)

An intriguing introduction to what looks to be an interesting series, "The American Fathers: Swept Away" is smart, attention-grabbing, and really well performed. In a near future where powerful dynasties and families have all but taken the place of the government, college professor Sheila is convinced that America needs to turn away from this modern feudalism, or be destroyed. Is the attractive Jasira her enemy, or an ally in the upcoming struggle?

I enjoyed this audiobook a lot. I'm far more used to single narrator audiobooks, and was a little sceptical about the mixed cast, but I ended up liking it a lot. It was really well performed, and everyone had lovely voices (especially the voice actress for Jasira, Fawzia Mriza). There were a few issues with pacing, where the narrator might come back in too soon after a bit of dialogue, but they're easily overlooked, and didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. I sometimes find audiobooks difficult to follow without the printed version in front of me, but not in this case. Short as it was, I fell in love with the main character in record time, and I'm super intrigued about what follows.

A good book, and a really good performance; I'm probably going to get my hands on the others in the series when I'm able to. I'd recommend this for lovers of suspense, science fiction, and romance.
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- Laura

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2015
  • Publisher: Sullivan Serials