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America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil.
This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world's richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.
©2012 Richard Stephenson (P)2012 Richard Stephenson
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By Morgan B. Gainor on 03-06-14

Terrible readers ruin any book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More feeling, more action, and nearly any reader

Has Collapse turned you off from other books in this genre?


What didn’t you like about David Gilmore’s performance?

Hesitant, unprepared, pausing in the wrong places, no emotion, no flow - complete disappointment and totally distracting from content. I was alternatively irritated and put to sleep.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

A poor reader distracts from content and prevents listener from becoming involved in the story. It's tough to say what redeeming characteristics the book actually offered.

Any additional comments?

Please allow specific reader reviews to prevent this situation. The authors should also be aware of this disservice to their efforts.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

By Daniel O. Buchholz on 03-10-15

Not worth your time

I tried. Really. I think I only got through this book because I hate leaving books I have started in the unread pile. It just seemed like a disjointed mess that never really came together. The military and country level leadership pieces seemed even worse. The only reason that I finished was that I don't like leaving book unfinished.

I literally cringed when the reader tried to simulate voices coming from speakers.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Mrs on 07-12-15


Great idea but dreary in execution as a result of massive back story and unnecessary repetition in 'story so far'. Embarrassing attempts at emotion and love story.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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